National Multicultural Festival 2011 – Canberra

This year, the National Multicultural Festival was held between February 11-13 and what fun it was! I tried some Russian and Indian food along with a Norwegian beer that tasted very stouty for a golden looking beer.

Richard and I had a great time capturing a few photographs of the event.

I enjoy how Richard portrays the event primarily though the performances. Whist my photographs are more of the people that were there.

With my trip coming up, I’ve had to sell a lot of gear and one of the things I parted with was my Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS lens which I loved for these types of events. I made do with my EF 24-105 f/4L IS and the results were great. Another piece of gear I’ve parted with is my 580EX II flash so quite a few of these photos were shot ISO 3200 upwards.

It just goes to show that no matter what gear you have, getting great photos is all about getting out there with what you have!

RSPCA: Million Paws Walk – May 16 2010

This year, over 12,000 people and 4,000 dogs took part in the walk around Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin to help raise money for the RSPCA.

What an amazing day it was and though the morning started at 3 degrees, it warmed up quite quick. By 11am (time for walkies), the day had turned into an beautiful Autumn day.

The RSPCA works hard to look after all animals and I hope that you will join me in supporting their work. If you missed out on the Million Paws Walk this year, keep Sunday May 15, 2011 free and join the RSPCA for Million Paws Walk 2011!


A few photos from the day

Black Stump 2009 – Imagine

Black Stump Logo

I had the awesome privilege to be one of the event photographers at Black Stump this year. Black stump is a Christian Music, Arts and Teaching festival held in Sydney. This was my 4th year at Black Stump and what an action packed weekend it was. There was little chance to actually sit down and rest my legs amongst all the action.

Meeting new people and catching up with old friends is always a highlight of heading to festivals and events like blackstump. It’s amazing hearing stories about what someone has been up to over the past 12 months or so.

They reckon that it never rains at Stump ;)… It rained over the entire weekend except during setup on Friday afternoon and packed up on Monday Morning. Some crazy weather timing there! I don’t think I finished a single day without being completely soaked though and covered in mud up to my knees.

Last but not least, buckets of Rain + 5DMkII = No Worries! My 5D MkII didn’t complain about the rain and moisture. I’m sure it wasn’t the best treatment it could have had but it’s always nice to know that the seals are somewhat reliable.

Photos should be up soon :)