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.
Whistler. There’s a reason why this is one of the most popular ski destinations in the world, particularly for the many Australians that visit to escape the extreme down under summer heat.
I was born in Darwin. My family lost our home and all our possessions in Cyclone Tracey and were forced to leave. In more recent times, I have travelled there every year for the Supercars at Hidden Valley. They are held in winter months. The Dry season when the weather is considered perfect. Gorgeous sunshine days, warm temperatures, little rain and great for exploring the vast outback surrounds of Darwin such as Katherine, Litchfield and of course, Kakadu National Park.