One of the most distinctive and beautiful things about Australia is its contrasting landscapes. From the pristine beaches, to the lush rainforest and barren outback. With more and more people traveling and many tourist destinations becoming overcrowded, the trend is changing to travelers looking for more unique experiences. Particularly with social media, everyone wants that rare selfie, something that’s going to go viral, not the same old shots that have been done to death.
Such an honour to be not only featured in the Gold Coast Bulletin with my work as a local photographer, but to have the front cover of the Gold Coast Eye Magazine.
The Sunshine Coast is one of Queensland’s most popular tourist destinations. After all, it boasts beautiful beaches and great seaside towns that provide a perfect getaway, particularly for visitors from South East Queensland like the Gold Coast. Yet for the many of those that vacation to the Sunshine Coast, they miss some of the best that it has to offer – its gardens and natural landscapes.
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We’ve all heard of the Whitsundays. Seen countless images of the gorgeous white sandy beaches of Whitehaven beach, Hayman Island, Hamilton Island and the likes. But did you know that the Whitsundays consists of 74 islands, many of which are uninhabited? This region is so much more than the postcard images that we’ve seen and love. I’ve journeyed to the Whitsundays on so many occasions but was excited to have the opportunity to discover some of its more hidden gems.
I always feel like it is a privilege to be paid to travel to such incredible destinations and share my images and stories. Constantly pinching myself that this is my life! So lucky. This the latest edition of Pindara Magazine on the Gold Coast with a story from a trip to Noosa.
I think I have found my new favourite place in the USA. San Francisco is full of quirky streets, hills, buildings, the Bay and most of all, character! It’s such a hip place rich in personality. There’s so many diverse things to see and do, I don’t know where to start. For one thing, with all the colour and charisma, it’s not only a tourist’s dream location, it’s a photographer’s paradise.
I get asked more and more often and I see posts online about how much to charge for photography work and images. I cringe when I see people confessing to doing work for nothing and even I have been asked to work for no fee with the compensation of a “Free holiday”. I know this can sound really tempting, and a lot of people jump at the opportunity. However, before you go signing your rights away, consider that firstly, you are ruining the business for people who are doing this as a fulltime job, to pay actual real bills and living expenses as well as take into consideration what you are actually worth.
This is something I have been wanting to do for some time. Lets call it a little experiment. I took a similar shot firstly on my I-phone, as is, then on my camera, as is, and finally the camera version edited in Lightroom to compare the results.
Considering Hervey Bay is only a short 30 minute plane flight or 4 hour drive up the road from where I live on the Gold Coast and so many people talk about this region, I can’t believe I have never been there before. It’s not for any reason in particular, but I guess it was just never on my bucket list.