Top Ten Tips for budding Motorsport Photographers

Tips for those who may be interested in a career in Motorsport Photography :-

1. Learn your craft first. Know you camera, shoot in manual, understand the exposure triangle

2. Motorsport photography is not just taking a sharp photo (which in itself can be a challenge), its about telling a story through your photos and not just recording cars on race tracks. Look at capturing both the adrenalin and the emotion of the sport, go behind the scenes as well as on the track

3. Practice Practice Practice

4. Have goals, short term, medium term and long term – and be open to changing them

5. Be professional – start by having a great media kit with samples of your work
Photography is not just about taking photos, networking and getting to know people is vital.

6. Be unique – look at what others are doing and try a different approach, angle, corner on the track – otherwise you are just the same as everyone else

7. Be confident – even when you’re not

8. Under promise and over deliver

9. Always be friendly and positive

10. Most important – HAVE FUN. There is a reason we want these jobs, and it’s not about money or anything else other than a passion and love for the sport – don’t forget that!

Apple of the Eye

We’ve all seen pretty pictures of Tasmania, striking red boulders contrasting the white sandy beaches, crystal waters, not to mention the award-winning food and wine.  As a photographer, it’s been on my bucket list for a while, so I decided to get together a bunch of girlfriends and jump in a car to find the best places to explore on a road trip.

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Sailing the Whitsundays – Disconnect to Reconnect

In today’s modern world, we are all getting busier.  We are time poor and with the invasion of social media in recent years, family time is rare, but more importantly -priceless.

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Gold Coast’s Most Instagramable Locations

It’s the new trend. We are all travelling more and with this, comes sharing our adventures on Social Media.  Often, a great “Instagramable” location can determine our destination choice.  In fact, many people travel to a location purely with the aim of getting that perfect “Instagram shot”.

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Sunshine Coast Hinterland

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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Noosa with Pindara Magazine

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.

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New Caledonia – What the Brochures Don’t Tell You

Noumea – capital of New Caledonia. It’s about a 2 hour flight out of Brisbane, east and with a similar climate to South East Queensland, the September holidays are the perfect time to visit. Noumea is the capital of New Caledonia’s main island and located in the south of the island on a deep water harbour.

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Underwater Heaven at Lady Elliot Island

Easily one of the best places in Queensland to visit for incredible, up close underwater wildlife experiences is Lady Elliot Island. Not only is this a beautiful natural environment, but the opportunity to swim so close to turtles, manta rays and so many other marine life are just mind blowing.

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