Wednesday, 28 January 2009

I've just finished a Travel Photography Workshop and we had a very interesting scenario happen during our practical.
The photo assignment was "Shopping" for a travel mag/newspaper feature and two of my wonderful students each went into a different winery on Tamborine Mountain.
Now this is interesting:
Student 'John' had a great experience - the person behind the cellar door was very happy to show John his award winning wine, allow John to take photos etc etc etc.

Student 'Linda' at another winery was told not to take photos of the bottle as they did not like their wines being photographed, not to do this and not to do that.

This bought about some discussion - as travellers we are also walking, talking ad agency's sprouting what's good and what's bad. As we discussed the two completely different encounters we realised that John would refer visitors to the winery he went to while Linda would not and what if their photos ended up on their face book page, website or anything else - could this not be free promotion!
Pity as Linda's winery will miss out on that while John's will no doubt get repeat business - and from us as well!

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Quotes from Famous Photographers

From great photographers here are a few quotes that may get you thinking!

"There is nothing worse than a brilliant image of a fuzzy concept." Ansel Adams

"Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst." Henri Cartier-Bresson
"Film is cheaper than opportunity." Steve Silberman

"A photograph is not an accident – it is a concept." Ansel Adams

"While photographs may not lie, liars may photograph." Lewis Wickes Hine

"The photographer must be a part of the picture." Arnold Newman

"Photography is a means of recording forever the things one sees for a moment." Aaron Sussman

"What use is having a great depth of field, if there is not an adequate depth of feeling?" W. Eugene Smith

"Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried!" Bill Brandt

"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs." Ansel Adams

Vanuatu Photo Tour

Last year we were fortunate enough to head to Vanuatu for a photo shoot.
We were so captivated by the people and the scenery we have decided to start some photo tours there and our first one starts in April 2008!

This is a top spot for photography - the local Ni-vans love having their photo taken and the opportunites are endless.

You can find out more about it all by visiting: