2020. Wow.

In this year of a global pandemic that has created such a disruption to our normal lives, it's wonderful that - at least here in Australia - we have been able to keep some sort of normality.  

 

I am primarily a sports photographer.  It seemed that most sports were going to be cancelled for the 2020 season.  Therefore, most of my opportunities - and income - was going to be zero.  However, a brilliant solution from Rugby League Ipswich has salvaged a good portion of the footy season.  Taking three teams each from Ipswich and Toowoomba who were willing to play. the new Volunteers Cup has been created.  As far as I know, it's the first time that a competition from two different leagues has been combined to make an official competition.  I love this concept, and it can be only a good thing for the sport.  And the fact that I'm the official photographer for the Ipswich part of this competition is humbling and gratifying.  You can find the images of each game in the 'People' category.

 

Apart from my usual sports shooting, I have been relying on product photography to keep me housed and fed.  If your business needs high-quality photos of your products, hit me up!  I can deep-etch your products, ready for placement on you Shopify site, or Amazon.  

 

Also, now that I have a bloody good video camera, I can properly shoot your workplace, products, wedding, party, or whatever - Keep me in mind for anything you need photographed or filmed!

It's Footy Season!

Once again, the days start to grow a bit shorter and the crack of willow on leather is replaced by the sounds of large men slamming into each other.  Footy season is back!

This past weekend was the last of the preseason trial games for Brothers Ipswich, with 2nd Division taking on the visitors from Waterford, and all other grades doing battle with the Cowboys from Warwick who graciously made the 2-hour trip up to Ipswich.

The results of all games went Brothers' way, but the quality of play in general was quite even - despite some of the scores.  Click on the article image to be taken directly to the Rugby League page, or use the menu up top, under People / Sports and Activities / Rugby League.

 

Queensland Mountain Bike Championships

 

Acres of scrubby bush filled with old coal-mining shafts, rocks and gravel right in suburban Ipswich... Wasted space?  If you're a real estate agent, yes!  But turn it over to a group of die-hard mountain bikers and you get the perfect setting for a rough, exciting, and technically challenging mountain bike course.  November 3 and 4 saw the Ipswich Cycling Club hosting the state mountain bike championships.  Riders from near and far descended on Ipswich to try their luck on the treacherous grounds of the former Brynhyfryd 'castle'.  (For the story on how Ipswich managed to have a Welsh castle, follow this link).

So, braving the 35 degree heat of an early summer, I trudged out to capture my first mountain bike shoot.  I didn't really know what to expect, but soon found myself some good vantage points to capture the action.

 

The results of the shoot are here.  Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoyed taking them!

Spring is here, and so are the storms (finally!)

It's been a dry winter and most of eastern Australia is in the grip of a nasty drought.

But with spring come storms, and so I've dug out some of the shots I've taken over the years and put them in a new menu, under 'Things'.  For a look at some of the best lightning shots I've captured, as well as some of the amazing sunsets we get here in SE Queensland, why not browse through this link