Next events, previous events & office opening hours

July 9th, 2020

Normally….when there’s no pandemic around… Discuss what you’d like & book early, to avoid disappointment – there’s only often time for one event per month. Some engagements are listed below while there’s others awaiting confirmation before being made public. *Note, of course due to Covid19, event arrangements are being altered by organisers, as the situation […]

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How to set up a drone business

March 21st, 2020

A while ago 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. Ideally, build […]

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

February 2nd, 2020

Photography competitions can be incredibly useful in rural and regional areas. The multiple potential benefits range from encouraging existing talent to inspiring new photographers, to educating re agricultural industries and promoting the uptake of new methods and best-practice, improved environmental management, heritage protection plus tourism and event attendance. I enjoy judging photography competitions as much […]

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2019 Ireland & UK farm tour, with optional extension to the Scottish Highlands

June 20th, 2019

*NOTE: Booking have closed for this year’s tour to Ireland & the UK; if you are interested in a future tour, please let me know so I can keep you informed & you don’t miss out on a seat. A classic farming tour of the British Isles – full of intriguing contrasts, fascinating rural history […]

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2019 Farm tour of Ireland, Wales, England & Scotland – F.A.Q.

March 20th, 2019

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 a great variety of ag-related and cultural highlights? From […]

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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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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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Introduction to drones workshop

November 3rd, 2018

On Saturday 10th November I’m running a unique ‘Introduction to Drones’ workshop in Townsville (North Queensland). This workshop will give you a solid base for useful, enjoyable, safe & legal recreational or commercial drone flying and a leg-up to another level if you already have a drone. This drone training runs for a full day, […]

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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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