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Posted: 5 July 2012 - 9:27pm

It’s been a few weeks in-between blog posts. Having a 9-5 day job really slows down the process of writing about the adventures on my pursuit of photography. I recently had a job near ANZ stadium at “Iceworks” the brief was to take “team shots” of two league legends and the guests.

As always I turn up before schedule so I can suss out my area I’m dealing with and find out the timings I have to set up, move things around, and take a few test shots. I was told I would have 30mins or so to set up my gear but unfortunately I was only given 10minutes. Running around like a mad man moving the chairs and tables with half empty drinks and moving my gear into the room to prepare for the shoot.

After about 7minutes of setting up my lights, tripod, camera and all the nitty gritty things that make my flashes fire, I was prompted they are 2 minutes away. “OH SHIT” is my first thought, I still had to take a test shot to make sure these turned out ok. On my first test shot I noticed the backdrop and terrible wrinkles in it; I tried bouncing the light off a different way to reduce the inconstancies in the sponsors logo. To top it off I didn’t have much room to work with if I got larger groups, the door way was on the left side of the image and I had to position another light on the left for some fill.

As they open the door my heart stops……….A voice I hear every night on the sports report,  Wally Lewis, the King, the first statue that was placed at ANZ stadium immortalised in copper for generations to see. Following closely with his husky weathered voice…..Darren Lockyer. I stop for a moment and think “you’re kidding, what are the odds that these two legends would be in my photos”?……wait what is that? News crew coming in and asking me if they can film”…SUREEE why not I say.

This was by far one of the most interesting jobs and one I won’t forget. I was able to joke around with two of the greatest players in history and make them laugh. I started off using “on the count of three say cheese” followed by some other cheeky remarks from Lockyer. I decided to make them say things from, Wally, Locky and Cockies. It got everyone laughing and in each and every photo all the guests and legends had the biggest smiles on their faces. Job done!!!!!!

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Site updates

Posted: 25 May 2012 - 1:08pm

Just a quick little blog post today. It’s been several weeks since my last update and I thought I best keep the forthers frothing!

I will be getting a bunch of prints done over the coming days. All shapes and sizes but I will most likely be staying clear from the metallic papers. As good as the metallic prints look they’re a little tricky to frame and require more time, (something I don’t have much of at the moment) On top of all that I will be releasing some new photos to the website.

If you’re looking for a print and you aren’t too sure on what size you’re wanting I would recommend a 12x18 inch print that is then framed. The size isn’t too big and not too small. However if you’re wanting something that will be a feature on your wall I can certainly accommodate that.

Here is my "piste de resistance" from my Hawaiian trip. No it’s not a wave. But it’s by far my favourite shot. Technically I can’t fault it, the sun is perfecttly position on the horizon and the water is beautifully smoked over the rocks. The best thing about this photo is the location. This was directly out the front of our house, literally less than 60meteres away. This particular sunset was a tough one to capture, it started to rain just as the sun was going down, I had taken about 10 shots before it started pouring down and I had to run inside.

Further to this here is a sample of all the new photos that have been uploaded to my site.

Imagine Capture Inspire is our motto

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The hold!

Posted: 21 March 2012 - 8:00pm

One of the hardest things about working full time and shooting so many photos is getting the time to update my blog and keep you frothers stoked! This one is from a few weekends ago. One of the best most fun sessions I’ve had in a long time..

Name/alias Elliot/Dubs

Sponsors? BSC/ Turbo surf designs 

Why bodyboard and not surf stand up? cause i aint no punk

Who are your favourite rider on the IBA? Winny cause he’s the king

Favourite local riders and why? kel boss cause he’s one ruthless dawwwg

Most recent surf adventures and what experiences did you gain? Hawaiiiiiii. best month of my life. get respect, then use and abuse the fuck out of it and become one power tripping nut job

Favourite saying? ill bury you c*nt

Scrunch or fold and why? fold cause im classy like that 

What are your thoughts on jonwrightphoto.com? Sick...... SICKENING !!!! hahaha it’s ruthless. he just needs to use his skills on the women and then he will be bad ass.

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Busy bee!

Posted: 20 March 2012 - 8:30pm

It’s been two weeks since returning from the beautiful Island of Oahu and I haven’t made a blog post since. My apologise….

I’ve been having some technical difficulties with my main computer, currently awaiting to hear back from the manufacturer of my screen, hopefully it gets fixed soon because I have a heap of photo’s I’m eager to show you.

I’ve decided to do a quick little edit from one of the shots in Pupukea Hawaii. This was an amazing sunset for me. I was a little nervous with the location as I was shooting on top of sharp volcanic rocks whilst waves crash to the left, right and in front of me. I shot this with my Canon 7D and a 10-22mm lens, lee filters and a remote to hold the shutter speed for 60 seconds. The little mark up the top left is a star. The scene was literally dark when taking this photo and the only reason I stopped was because I had to try and navigate my way through 80 metres of volcanic rock without a torch.

Here is one of my good friend who is training to compete in his first year of a body sculpting competition. Working in a gym with not much room made things a little trickier than expected. I shot this with my Canon 7D, 2x Einstein strobe lights one in with a beauty dish as the main light and the other is bare as a rim light. The rim light helps separate the background from the models head.

More of these to follow.

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The count down.

Posted: 29 February 2012 - 4:10pm

Hawaii has been an incredible journey and an amazing experience. It’s been a real eye opener to see the skill level of wave riding on the North shore. We have 1 more day left on the island

 

The waves and people have been dakine bra and it makes me want to get out and travel the world more and most definitely stop here again. I really wish I had organised my own car instead of using my mates, not that it hasn’t been great travelling with friends to certain locations but I’m the type of person that has a vision in his head and would drive to locations at specific times.

 

Here is a shot I’ve been holding onto for some time waiting to get a portrait shot of Shaun Petersen. Shaun is one of the great fellas that have been staying in my house over the last 3 weeks.

 

And on another note a few of my Facebook readers would’ve noticed I have created a new tab on my website called “downloads”. This is where all the free content it for you guys and girls to download. Over time I’m hoping I have a good collection of free pictures for your desktop and I hope you can daydream whilst you’re grinding away in the office. You will note I have created a donation button that links to my paypal account. If you want to donate some money for the use of the photo then please do. I value everyone’s support but I won’t be able to continue to supply downloadable content without your help.

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