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Behind the scenes with VIS sailors Eliza Solly and Tess Lloyd

A short video showing behind the scenes of last Fridays photoshoot with VIS 49er FX olympic class sailors Eliza Solly and Tess Lloyd at Royal Brighton Yacht Club. It is always enjoyable working with VIS athletes, they give freely of their time and nothing is ever too difficult, on this occasion to have the girls leaning above the sand on the trapeze being hosed down with cold water in the middle of a Melbourne winter shows there is no limit to what they will do for a photo! For those interested a two light set up, Profoto B4 with beauty dish, and Profoto B2 with Magnum reflector, shooting with the Canon 1dx MkII, and the video shot on the Panasonic Lumix GH5.

Two gyms, one golf course

A busy but short week after the public holiday, started at Frankstons Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre for a full day shoot updating their various services, from the pool, to the gym, yoga and the wellness centre. Thursday was a similar shoot for CASEY RACE, showcasing their new basketball and netball centre. Another full day of photography as well as video in the basketball facility. Friday was out to the Yarra Valley's Eastern Golf Club for another full day of both photography and video of MGI's ride on Golf Carts, watch and SS Laser. This is how the course looked on our arrival at 8am, which cleared within the hour.

Eastern Golf Club, kangaroos on the 18th.

Eastern Golf Club, kangaroos on the 18th.

MGI provided three golf carts for the day, detail shots of the carts as well as stills and video of the carts being put through the normal activities of a round of golf, as well as the watch and SS laser in action. Here are some images from the day....

AMCN Adventure Bike feature at Stump Hill

Stump Hill is a farm stay about 10kms out of Mansfield, AMCN recently stayed overnight with two days riding on there best selection of this years Adventure Bikes, with eight riders pushing the bikes over all types of terrain, to decide which bike they would award as the best adventure bike.

The bikes represented BMW, KTM, Honda, Triumph, Royal Enfield, Ducati and CFMoto. Look for the upcoming edition of AMCN with the 2017 Adventure Bike feature.


The bikes ranged from small capacity off road bikes through to 1200cc bikes for both on and off riding, to see how some of these riders handle these bikes is amazing.







2017 Wings For Life World Run

With a radical concept, the Wings for Life World Run is a global race with a difference. Instead of a finish line, runners and wheelchair competitors – from beginners to elite athletes – race side by side to keep ahead of the Catcher Car. All competitors have to wear the official PUMA safety event shirt, and the Led Lenser NEO headlamp as they will be running along the Monash Freeway in total darkness.

This years Melbourne winner was Frenchman Teddy Bezancon who made it 70.22kms before the Catcher Car caught him bringing an end to the race.

2017 winner Teddy Bezancon of France

2017 winner Teddy Bezancon of France

Reebok Crossfit campain #bemorehuman

My first shoot for Reebok Australia covering their #bemorehuman campaign, with the Reebok Crossfit athletes Rob Forte, Jenna Douros, Tia-Clair Toomey and Nathan Jones building a gym on the rooftop of Footscrays Dream Factory, then running an early morning training session for media and prize winners. Aprroximately 40 athletes did an incredible workout from 6.30 in the morning under instructions from the Crossfit athletes and Reebok ambassador Rachael Finch. Great advantage to have a couple of prime lenses to shoot in the early morning light, the Canon 24 f1.4 and the Sigma 50 f1.4 allowed me to shoot at reasonably high shutter speeds to stop the action without flash or high ISO.  The following is a selection of images from the day: