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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‘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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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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PRIZE DRAW!

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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Basic business principles – tips for online startups

October 14th, 2017

Having encountered an increasing number of startups operating more wildly than the most casual of chook raffles, it would seem basic business principles aren’t as commonsense as I’d presumed. Just had another businessperson ring my landline, leave a message and say ‘ring me back on this number’ without leaving their phone number. The same business […]

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Drone F.A.Q. – Farming & Photography

August 10th, 2017

I’m asked a lot of questions about drones and drone photography. Here’s a few answers to F.A.Q: What is the difference between a ‘drone’, ‘RPA’ & ‘UAV’? None! ‘Drone’ is the commonly used name for pilotless aircraft. R.P.A. stands for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPAS stands for Remotely Piloted Aircraft System, which may also include other […]

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New Australian outback greeting cards

October 4th, 2016

New outback greeting cards are now available! Because I am finally able to produce smaller quantities of a larger variety of designs, what is available will change more regularly.  So images of these new cards will not be added to the online ordering system (this keeps admin costs down, and thus the cards remain very […]

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