AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award project: the Rural Drone Academy

February 14th, 2018

I’m very pleased to announce that my ‘Rural Drone Academy’ project is one of the four Queensland finalists for the 2018 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award. Like every project I undertake, the Rural Drone Academy is based on solving an unaddressed problem. Spotting gaps then addressing them has been the hallmark of my rural advocacy business […]

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Business operating hours – dates away & ag events attended

February 11th, 2018

This is a one-person show – so you receive personal service.  But as there’s no staff here, when I’m away, the office is closed. How to contact me when away: I’m often in remote areas with no mobile phone reception for 1-200km or more; and little or no wi-fi access. Or I’m overseas, working weird […]

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2018 Farm tour of Ireland, Wales, England & Scotland – F.A.Q.

February 10th, 2018

Have you ever dreamt of a relaxing trip around Britain’s iconic rural landscapes – off the beaten track as well as to famous locations? En route enjoying great food and interesting conversations with locals involved in agriculture, as well as other farmers on the tour? Visiting some ag-related and cultural highlights? From the latest ag-tech […]

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‘Whispering Grass’ exhibition: Australia’s Washington D.C. Embassy

February 9th, 2018

‘Whispering Grass’ is an exhibition of more than 30 of the best photographs I’ve taken on Australia’s largest and most famous cattle stations since 1984. It will be opened by Australia’s Ambassador to the US, Joe Hockey, in early March 2018. The oldest photographs in the exhibition date back to the early 1980s – when […]

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What is the best drone to buy?

February 7th, 2018

I’m often asked ‘what is the best drone to buy (for a farm or cattle station)?’ And many are asking the views of randoms on Facebook – and taking advice from people who know just enough to be dangerous. The information below is based on solid hands-on experience: Many drone flight hours clocked up in […]

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Professional photojournalism – standards

February 6th, 2018

There are many different reasons for taking photographs. My preference is photojournalism. What is photojournalism? Capturing honest images that tell a story. Particularly news stories; and in a way that evokes emotion, and potentially action. Traditionally still images but identical principles apply to video. The power of photography hinges on the believability of it as […]

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Meat eating is good for human health & livestock can be good for the environment

January 27th, 2018

Below are a variety of research/study sources from around the world plus some well thought out personal opinion pieces that refute misinformation portrayed as truth by those intent on eradicating all meat from the menu. Please note more references are added to this blog post as they are discovered, and sometimes links to articles may be broken, […]

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How to set up a drone business

January 18th, 2018

Recently I read a post on how to start a drone business. It was advice on how to start a drone photography business but many of the same principles apply to all small businesses.  EG, the importance of finding your niche and focusing on it.  Become an expert in your field. But there were many […]

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December 15th, 2017

To celebrate 33 years of pioneering outback photography on Australia’s largest cattle stations, I have a very special prize draw running. This competition is also advertised in the December 2017-January 2018 issue of R.M. William’s Outback magazine (which features a story I produced on the Brook family’s Cordillo Downs, in South Australia). CHOICE OF 2 […]

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Drone and aviation safety

December 1st, 2017

At present there are no standard drone laws across the EU. Instead, each EU member country has their own set of UAS regulations.  By 2019 the EU plans to have formulated a uniform set of UAS rules which will include registration of all drones and the ability to remotely identify drones, as part of an […]

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