Recently my work has been extremely varied and while I’ve read a lot about how photographers really need to specialise in a particular style if they are going to make it as a business, I personally like the challenge and creativity that comes with trying a little bit of everything :)
My first love in photography will always be nature and landscapes as you have no doubt guessed from the posts on my social media feeds, however as a business I try to cater to a number of different styles to suit the needs of my clients.
The images below are a selection from my favourite projects that took place over the last 6 months.
This new waterpark has become the Number 1 destination for families on the Capricorn Coast this Summer. Due to the number of stakeholders involved in completing this project, I have had numerous requests for images of this location ranging from aerial, landscape and fixture details. It’s always a good day when you get to spend it photographing for clients down at the coast.
Capricorn Food and Wine Festival
Last year’s Capricorn Food and Wine Festival was the best I’ve seen and the new location on Rockhampton’s upgraded riverbank precinct was the perfect place to host our premiere foodie event. This was my first time photographing it and while I’m not normally the first to put my hand up to shoot an event, this was definitely a great experience. It was also a big help that we actually had dedicated models to follow around so we weren’t distracting anyone from their glasses of merlot :)
Blackwater Mine Sites
Having never been on a mine site before, the two seperate visits I’ve had to the Blackwater and Jellinbah coal mines were quite an eye opening experience. The size of the equipment there is mind blowing. Especially when you’re standing beside a rig where just the tyre is twice your height! I really enjoyed my time on both sites shooting for Central Highlands Development Corporation and Hitachi.
Blackdown Tableland National Park
I always love shooting in National Parks and Blackdown Tableland is no exception. This project was commissioned by the Central Highlands Development Corporation for their new tourism brochure and marketing materials. The entire project encompassed a number of areas in the Central Highlands but the Blackdown part of the shoot was one of my favourites. We had a beautiful young family as our models for the day and despite some recent fire damage and overcast weather, we managed to come away with some great images.
I really appreciate great portrait images. While in the past I have shot the occasional formal or studio portrait, I am looking to do a lot more in this space over the next 12 months to develop my skills and take on more shoots. I even recently shot a wedding (something I swore I would never do), and I have another booked for September! My portrait work in recent weeks has been with some of the lovely models from local modelling agency, Elite Avenue.
Last but not least on my favourites list from the last 6 months is the Rockhampton Riverside Precinct. I have shot there a number of times recently, both personally and professionally. The last commissioned shots were for Woollam Constructions who were looking to capture their completed work on the redevelopment. As you saw earlier with the images from the Capricorn Food and Wine Festival, it is the perfect location to hold events, spend time with family or grab a bite to eat.