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

June 12th, 2018

‘Whispering Grass – Stories from Australia’s Outback Cattle Stations’ was an exhibition of more than 30 of the best photographs I’ve taken on Australia’s largest and most famous cattle stations since 1984. The oldest photographs in the exhibition dated back to the early 1980s – when timber yards, cattle with horns and working windmills were […]

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How many women are speakers at ag events?

June 2nd, 2018

Actually – that’s not the right question to ask. Instead, ask: How many women speaking at ag events have been given equal billing to the men listed on the programme? Are there women speaking who have travelled similar distances? Are the women recompensed at the same level? Via my secondary Twitter account, @Agri_Events, I’ve been […]

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

May 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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Why are so few women flying drones?

April 25th, 2018

In the US it’s estimated that just 5% of drone pilots are women. In Australia the estimate is just 1-2%, and as of April 2018, there were 1275 men who with full CASA drone operation certification (RePL + ReOC) – and just 15 women. As men and women typically think so differently (illustrated by the […]

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Australian women who have full CASA drone operator certification

April 13th, 2018

You’re more likely to be called Andrew than be an Australian woman with full CASA drone certification. There’s 16 Andrews plus 3 Andys, at last count – IE 19 in total. And right now I can only find 17 fully licenced Australian women flying drones. Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has two tiers of […]

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DJI Phantom 4 Pro – recording sound with your drone videos

April 3rd, 2018

This is an addition to a blog post written last year about the updated DJI Phantom 4 Pro software that now allows the recording of drone video sound via the inbuilt microphone on the phone or tablet being used as a screen.  These drone video sound recordings are filed with the cached videos on the […]

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The Rural Drone Academy

March 15th, 2018

Like every project I undertake, the Rural Drone Academy was created to solve an unaddressed problem. Spotting gaps then addressing them has been the hallmark of my rural advocacy business over several decades. The problem that the Rural Drone Academy tackles? There’s several: 1.  Drones have become men’s business and this has long-term implications for […]

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Drone photography

March 15th, 2018

If you dismiss drone photography as just ‘pretty pictures’, then you’re either not doing it right or you’re not looking at images taken by the right photographers. Above is the glorious sight of the mighty Burdekin Falls dam overflowing yesterday, after heavy wet season rain. The Burdekin dam is one of Australia’s largest dams and […]

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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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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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