How to judge & how to enter rural photography awards & competitions

February 11th, 2019

I enjoy judging photography awards as much now as when first invited more than 20 years ago. Since then I’ve judged a large range – from local NFP photography competitions up to international awards with entries from more than 30 countries. My personal preference is to find and reward the most skilled photographer.  A rising […]

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Townsville Floods

February 7th, 2019

I’ve received many queries about the floods in Townsville and frustratingly, there has been a lot of typically inaccurate media reporting by blow-in journalists unfamiliar with geography, what’s typical here and Townsville’s history. Mainly because the genuine care factor – for accuracy regarding northern Australia – is lacking. Townsville is in the dry tropics – […]

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

January 25th, 2019

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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Top End & Kimberley Photography Tour

January 12th, 2019

Been dreaming of escaping to the Northern Territory’s Top End and Western Australia’s spectacular Kimberley region? Come with us in 2020 on a ten day dream trip covering more than 1,000km across the remote north-west corner of Australia. From the crocodiles, buffalo and magnetic antbeds of the Northern Territory’s Top End… …to the red cliffs […]

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Top End & Kimberley Outback Photography Tour – F.A.Q.

January 12th, 2019

Always wanted to visit Australia’s famous Top End and Kimberley, but…. Not sure where the most spectacular parts are, when is the best time to visit or where to stay? Dreaming of camping in remote areas and waking up to only the sound of bird song – but you don’t want to camp or travel […]

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DJI drones – is a Crystal Sky screen worth buying?

November 24th, 2018

Today a cattle station resident asked me whether it’s worth buying a Crystal Sky drone screen/controller for a DJI drone.  Screen visibility is very difficult in northern & inland Australia where the sunlight is so harsh, year-round. Screen hoods are clumsy and of limited effectiveness and most pilots cannot legally fly FPV (with goggles. Beware […]

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Introduction to drones workshop

November 3rd, 2018

Interested in drones, but don’t know where to start, or how to tell drone fact from fiction? Or you have a drone but have unanswered questions, problems, or would like more information so you’re a better drone pilot? On Saturday 10th November I’m running a unique ‘Introduction to Drones’ workshop in Townsville (North Queensland). This […]

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Beef Australia (Rockhampton) – time to import some US event management expertise?

November 3rd, 2018

Beef Australia (Rockhampton’s triennial beef expo; 2021 next) now requires a professional & completely independent events management company to oversee it all; working closely with a team of truly diverse hands-on experienced beef industry people. What do I mean by truly diverse? State, cattle breed, age, sex. IE people from other states; not just tropical […]

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Specialty farm tours

October 21st, 2018

Everyone new to overseas travel is faced with a dizzying array of options. Travel on a mass-market tour? Find a specialty tour with like-minded people? Or in these days of the internet, why not just use Google – spend hours on research and then travel independently? Why do travellers still choose group tours? Group travel […]

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Samsung Smart Watch

October 7th, 2018

I love useful technology and I’m always on the lookout for anything new that will help me do a better job.  Until about 10 years ago it really didn’t matter too much what camera gear you used; a good photographer could turn heads with results from basic gear.  What has changed?  The vast array of […]

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