Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Landscape photography - the latest addition to the "Sunrise Sunset" series.

In our busy lives, especially when we live in major population centres, getting an opportunity to reconnect with nature enlivens our spirits. I believe it is this condition that makes the appeal of landscape photography so undeniable. Add to that the heady mix of a colourful sunrise or sunset and you end up capturing a landscape photography image worthy of archival printing.

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Here is the latest example added to my landscape photography series, "Sunrise Sunset". This image was captured by me on Saturday 16th October 2010 up at Lake Munmorah. Looking over the lake, the sun sets behind a disused coal-fuelled power station.

I love the juxtaposition of this image. The manmade objects overpowered by the full force of nature helps to put us and our existance, into perspective.

More landscape photography examples of my work can be found on my website.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Corporate events management by SLM Events

I was recently asked to commission works for SLM Events, during a corporate conference they were running for a multinational organisation with a sales division, here in Sydney. As far as photographic jobs were concerned, it sounded like a cut-and-dry job, as there was no necessity to take photos of the actual attendees.

Arriving at a corporate functions centre in Homebush, I was quickly put to work to assist with building original images of the set-up process of their events, that would later be used on their new functional website. I was given direction by their Marketing and Operations Manager of what they were specifically looking for - interesting angles with styled arrangements, using the best available light sources. We had a lot of fun producing the works, as briefed.

Relocating to a second venue, I was delighted to find the special events manager had spared no detail to ensure that the evenings dinner party would be a visual, audio and gastronomic experience beyond compare. As the dinner service was being arranged, my photographer flair kicked into overdrive, to ensure that I did justice not only to the brief, but also to the creative energy sunk into this project.

This is the final image that was taken for just before the guests were invited to walk in. I'm sure you'll agree with me, that SLM Events management really is the place to go, to get your corporate conference, function or special events done without any fuss - always delivered on-time and within budget.

For me, it was a real pleasure to work with SLM Events in providing Markham Lane photography services and I look forward to working with them again for their Christmas function.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Hotel Realm luxury accommodation in Canberra

When you're looking for budget hotel accomodations, it's a rare day that you stumble across 5 star one bedroom suites that matches with your lifestyle, sense of style, need for spacious interiors, luxury appointments and all the technology you need to relax your way. Yet, this is exactly what we discovered with Hotel Realm in Canberra.

It's been over ten years since I went down to Canberra. The team and I went down there for a number of photo shoots and to get a bit of inspiration with a visit to the National Gallery. In our down time, staying at Hotel Realm proved to be the one of the best choices we ever made. Thanks to the front desk manager, we were given a complimentary upgrade to a one bedroom suite.

The gym facilities and pool were awesome, the resturants served some really delicious food and the grand ballroom even had a wedding reception while we were there. Unfortunately I didn't get to take a peek at their high-end luxury suites but their website makes for very interesting viewing. Take a look at