It’s nice to know that someone out there is looking out for the rights of all us photographers, pro or amateur. The Australian Institute of Professional Photography’s (AIPP) “Competition Watchdog” William Long has recently successfully lobbied Australian Tourism to change it’s “Nothing Like Australia” photo contest entry terms which were a blatant disregard for photographer’s rights.
A big thank you to William Long and the AIPP team!
Behind The Scenes - The amazing Bradley Chatfield turns it on for our first ever weekend workshop back in June 2005
I can’t believe that I didn’t think of this earlier! Last night while trolling through the thousands of images taken over the last 5 years worth of workshops, I realised that there are just so many amazing images that have never really been seen, so over the next however many months I’m going to open up the vault and see what pops out. The amazing models, cool locations and the fun we had.
Hope you enjoy seeing them as much as we enjoyed making them.
I’m very excited about working with Steven from InkedupTV on the creation of a new promo clip for SPW so keep an eye out, it’s coming soon.Without doubt Steven is one creative dude!
Browsing through some of his most recent work I came across this clip which he had just completed. Enjoy!!
NEW EDGAR “OSOK” HOILL VIDEO!!! Steven catches up with leading photographer of Lowrider Magazine! Without a doubt Edgar Hoill has a natural talent of capturing the raw essence of his subjects. “All my stuff is street, so all my stuff is real. And everything that I shoot is either people I know real close or that I work close with or just stuff I see on the streets.”He also has a sick ass collection of tattoos done by some of the best around the world. Jack Rudy, Horiyoshi III, Ben Grillo, Tattoo Tony just to name a few
Upon seeing the work I was immediately intrigued by the process that led to it’s creation. As it turns out the process was a collaboration of two great talents and is an alternate slant on the CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) process that seems to dominate today’s photography. I asked Michael to pen a few words about his latest collaborative project.
“A little over a year ago I had a chance meeting with an amazing artist Arthur Apanski, when I was commissioned to photograph his house being put up for sale. I found it very difficult to control my enthusiasm, as every wall in this little cottage was filled with a number of Arthur’s amazing artworks. Of course being the curious type I talked with Arthur for quite some time about his works and what he had in mind for the future. This led to us coming up with a new challenge that Arthur believes hadn’t been done before. I was to get some of my landscape photos printed on to large format canvas and then hand it over to Arthur for him to perform his own piece of magic on the works.
To set the context of my trepidation I provide you with two images which easily show Arthur's amazing and very intimidating talent.
Our first projects consisted of two commissioned works. One of which was for a local builder who wanted a classic Arthur signature piece to hang on his wall. Not being able to afford one of Arthur’s original works we offered to create an artwork especially for him. This meant photographing his favourite landscape (East Corrimal Beach) and then handing over to Arthur for his interpretation. East Corrimal beach is a very classic long sandy beach with small sand dunes. A very cliche kind of landscape.
Being the first work I was going to produce for Arthur I had little idea as to how it should be photographed. To add to the mystery I hadn’t met nor spoken with the client. This gave me free reign over how I chose to photograph the landscape. Having gone to the location more than a dozen times in varying lighting conditions I felt that I had a good selection to present to Arthur. I had photographed from many varied angles emphasising many different aspects form large landforms to small detailed driftwoods. In the end I need not have worried too much as the point of the project was that I would give my own impression of the landscape. Arthur would then add to it without comment or input from myself. We wanted to see how the project could work without collaboration. i.e. I was not to produce works to suit Arthur nor would he try to enhance or compliment the landscape presented. He would simply interpret the scene and paint accordingly.
Here is the end result of the first commissioned work. Arthur's belief is that Wollongong will be inhabited by great lizards and crocodiles in 50 years due to global warming.
The second commissioned work was for a client who had inherited the family home which would be demolished in the near future and so the theme was to show the existing house being carried away much the same way as the sand dunes come and go…
Our second commission
We have since moved on to our main project which are my selected landscape works to be exhibited in the Wollongong City Gallery in 2011. So far we have produced 8 art works, some of which you can see here. This experience so far has really made me look at landscape and people photography in a whole new light. Not being content with cliche images the project has forced me to think in a more artistic way and really consider all the elements including composition, colour and textures and of course considered lighting and atmosphere. This will help my future photography grow to greater heights no doubt. Being my first exhibited work I’ve now gained a desire to enter more competitions.
The Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) has announced the winners of the 2010 AIPP Epson NSW Professional Photography Awards for NSW.
Winners were selected from 164 prints submitted by 102 of the state’s top professional photographers. Entries were individually critiqued and scored via a scrupulous peer-review judging process involving some of Australia’s best photographers. The category winners for the 2010 AIPP Epson NSW Professional Photography Awards are:
2010 NSW AIPP PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR – Winner: Peter Eastway, Collaroy
2010 NSW AIPP ILLUSTRATIVE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR – Winner: Charles Foulsham, Double Bay
2010 NSW AIPP COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR – Winner: Peter Eastway, Collaroy
2010 NSW AIPP WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR – Winner: Tim Pascoe, Mona Vale
2010 NSW AIPP PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR – Winner: John Coxon, Kotara South
2010 NSW AIPP LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR – Winner: Peter Eastway, Collaroy
2010 NSW AIPP CREATIVE AWARD – Winner: Liisa Kuisma, Blue Mountains
2010 NSW AIPP Photography Album Of The Year – Winner: Ryan Schembri, Pyrmont
HENRY TALBOT AWARD for services to the Photographic Industry – Winner: Jackie Dean, Epping
Winning images can be viewed at a free public exhibition at L&P Digital Photography, 96 Reserve Road, Artarmon. The exhibition is open between 9 am and 5 pm daily from Tuesday 6th April to Friday 30th April.
When Australia’s leading experience supplier Red Balloon Days approached us about trying our Beginners DSLR Photography Workshop in order to write a review, I was naturally nervous. Although I was always quietly confident that we had one of the most thorough and inspiring beginners workshops on the market, there is always that little voice that says ‘perhaps you’re just biased’. Especially now, with so many new offerings out in the market place, the pressure is on to provide the best experience possible. After all, these days more so than ever it’s all about the experience!
Well now the confidence is back in my step, but don’t take my word for it. Here’s what Red Balloon Days had to say about it.