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  • 4 photography tips to capture the colours of autumn 4 photography tips to capture the colours of autumn
    May 28, 2016

    Words and images by Danielle Lancaster 4 photography tips to capture the colours of autumn 1. Use colour Colours that either contrast or compliment always other work well together Always place strong colours in the foreground 2. Use Red Red is stronger colour than green or yellow […]

  • How to photograph fireworks How to photograph fireworks
    November 14, 2015

    How to photograph fireworks! Our top 10 tips for capturing brilliant images of fireworks.

  • Anzac Day Photography Tips Anzac Day Photography Tips
    April 24, 2015

    Tomorrow is Anzac Day, a day when Australia as a nation stops to remember those that have been to war. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War – 100 years ago.  ANZAC […]

  • Get to The Point Get to The Point
    January 20, 2015

    Need accommodation in Brisbane? Get to The Point

  • Finding Fiji Finding Fiji
    January 13, 2015

    Danielle Lancaster finds Fiji

  • Photographing Fungi Photographing Fungi
    September 30, 2014

    By Danielle Lancaster No matter what you want to call them: toadstools, mushroom or fungi, this is one subject I love to photograph. Here’s a few tips: Know the season for different species in the area you live in or are visiting. For instance, I live on […]

  • Book Review: The Bang-Bang Club Book Review: The Bang-Bang Club
    September 26, 2014

    Guest blog by Breanne Hetherington The last years of apartheid were a bloody time in South Africa’s history. Large numbers of seemingly random and gruesome murders were occurring on a daily basis. While people were lead to believe that this was due to rivalry between the African […]

  • Healing Cambodia – Head On Photo Festival Healing Cambodia – Head On Photo Festival
    April 28, 2014

              An exhibition of images by Danielle Lancaster 12-25th May 2014 Opening 14th May 6.00pm The rule of the deadly Khmer Rouge almost obliterated Cambodia’s religious and educational structures. Healing Cambodia, by Danielle Lancaster, follows the role of the Don Chee – white-robed […]

  • Win a Fraser Island Holiday! Win a Fraser Island Holiday!
    January 8, 2014

    Win a Fraser Island Holiday! Includes accommodation at Kingfisher Bay Resort and a signed copy of 4WD Treks Close to Brisbane

  • Morning Coffee Morning Coffee
    September 26, 2013

    My morning coffee is not the same.

    Santos Rant……
    September 16, 2013

    Photographers, remember the non-photographers in our midst when we’re at public events and in your quest for a great photo don’t ruin someone else’s joy. A little bit of courtesy goes a long way…

    Insuring Your Equipment When Away From Home
    July 2, 2013

    Guest blog by Lisa Kurtz Now that you have booked your holiday or tour you need to make sure your camera equipment is going to be adequately insured while away from home. There are a number of avenues you can look in to, which we have listed […]

    Buying second hand
    May 6, 2013

    Guest Blog by Chris Robinson I guess I’ve learned my lesson about buying a second-hand camera and just wanted to share my story. Just under 12 months ago I bought a second-hand Canon 5DII. Having never purchased second-hand gear before I wasn’t keen to buy via the […]

    Finding a Mentor
    May 5, 2013

    By Danielle Lancaster  Today I had a very pleasurable experience. A young man came to visit me. Let’s call him “Joe”. I first met Joe while doing a private lesson at my local lookout. He hung around in the background listening and experimenting with his camera and […]

    Tracing loved ones that fought for Australia
    April 27, 2013

    Anzac Day has been and passed. Another April done and dusted and now June and the end of the financial year for us is just down the track. No matter what religion or culture you belong to; does not every man, woman and child stand solemn at […]

    War and Peace Through Aussie Eyes
    March 25, 2013

    In 2010 I had the privilege to listen to what I consider some of Australia’s best documentary photographers speak as they released their combined collection of war images called “Degree South War”. The group of eight include Tim Page, Stephen Dupont, Ben Bohane, Jack Picone, Ashley Gilbertson, […]

    Forward and back
    December 31, 2012

    Guest blog by Kelly Morgan This time of year we always find ourselves looking back at what was, and forward to what might be. For me, 2012 has been an interesting year – some ups, some downs – but when I think about most of the memorable, enjoyable […]

  • Autumn in Japan Autumn in Japan
    December 30, 2012

    16th-24th November 2013 Join Danielle and members of the Bluedog team in 2013 travelling through beautiful areas of Japan as the colourful autumn unfolds. Witness the wonderful modern and past history and cultural lifestyle of Japan in visiting such sites as the neon of lights of Dotonbori, […]

  • Intermediate Photography Part 1 Intermediate Photography Part 1
    December 29, 2012

    This is about taking your art further and getting it right in camera! We explore: exposure compensation – get those whites white and blacks black, how to use a grey card, learn to read your histogram, white balance, the varied uses of a polariser, what is the […]

  • Digital Black and White Photography Digital Black and White Photography
    December 29, 2012

    Are you passionate about black and white photography, but don’t know where to start? Join us for this hands-on small-group workshop where you will learn: – how to see the world around you in black & white- the importance and quality of light, shadows, highlights and contrast- […]

    An interview with Bluedog Tutor Lisa Kurtz
    December 26, 2012

    We continue with our questionnaire to team members in the Bluedog kennel. Today the lovely and talented Lisa Kurtz, based in Brisbane gives us her answers.   Q. Tell us briefly your photography journey to date. A. Always into photography, but the turning point was when my husband […]

    An interview with Bluedog ‘apprentice’ Caitlin Allen
    December 14, 2012

    Caitlin has been hanging around here at the Bluedog Photography studio for over 18 months now and her motivation and young energy is loved by us all. We invited her to answer this year’s tutors and photographers questions. Q. Tell us briefly your photography journey to date. […]

    Photographers fun raises funds in Birdsville
    December 12, 2012

    In late October an intrepid group of 11 photographers met at the Birdsville Hotel after a jaunt out into the Simpson for sunset. After a round of drinks they launched into an auction for the RFDS and raised an incredible $1,200.00. The group were on an Outback […]

    An interview with Bluedog Tutor and Photographer Anita Bromley
    December 10, 2012

    And another of our Bluedog Photography tutor interviews this time from Anita Bromley who toady is jet setting off to the UK for Christmas. Q. Tell us briefly your photography journey to date. A. My interest in photography grew after my first son was born in 2003 […]

    Photography Tips fo Germinid Meteor Shower
    December 6, 2012

    By Kelsey BrownThe final meteor shower for the year is almost upon us and for photographers this may be the best show all year. And why is that I hear you asking? This year’s Germinid meteor shower coincides with the new moon giving us nice dark skies […]

    An interview with Bluedog Tutor and Photographer Linden Neill
    December 3, 2012

    We continue to bring to you our responses from our tutors leading into Christmas 2012. This blog we feature Linden Neill who when not jaunting around the world assists us at Bluedog Photography as a junior tutor and photographer. Q. Tell us briefly your photography journey to date. […]

    A lady I met yesterday
    November 17, 2012

    Words and images by Danielle Lancaster Japan in autumn is mesmerising. As the temperature slowly drops in preparation for winter’s icy chills, the leaves of the maples, plums, oaks and ginkos transform into a myriad of captivating colours. One of the best places to see the colours […]

    An interview with Bluedog Tutor Cathy Finch
    November 8, 2012

    Leading to Christmas we have asked each of our tutors here at Bluedog Photography a series of questions. First up is Cathy Finch. Cathy is based in Toowoomba and runs some of classes in Toowoomba. Q. Tell us briefly your photography journey to date. A. My photography […]

    Photographers fun raises funds in Birdsville for RFDS
    November 1, 2012

    In late October 2012 an intrepid group of 11 photographers met at the Birdsville Hotel after a jaunt out into the Simpson for sunset. After a round of drinks they launched into an auction for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) and raised an incredible $1,200.00.  The […]

    Photographing Textiles
    September 24, 2012

    Words and images by Danielle LancasterLast week I had an assignment come in which is not in the usual line of the photography I take on however I looked at it as a challenge and to be honest, I am a photography prostitute – if they pay […]

    A day on the beach
    September 16, 2012

    Words and Images by Danielle Lancaster I awoke yesterday to grey skies and rain gently falling on the roof. Thankfully this did not spell doom and gloom for our day on the beach as by the time we manoeuvred the 4WD down (after a short stop in […]

  • Stradbroke Island Photography Tour Stradbroke Island Photography Tour
    January 18, 2012

    26th – 28th April 2013 A photography tour designed for photographers by photographers! Join us on this amazing three day tour to Stradbroke Island! Learn to do night landscapes, moon lit seascapes, macro and much more accompanying the Bluedog tutors. Please see below for prices, the list […]

  • Carnarvon Gorge Photography Tour Carnarvon Gorge Photography Tour
    January 18, 2012

    Carnarvon Gorge 29th-30th September 2012 A photography tour designed for photographers by photographers! Bring the tent, van or rent a cabin or tent for this weekend of great photography fun! Join Danielle Lancaster and what looks like a few more from the kennel for two days photography […]

  • Fraser Island Photography Tour Fraser Island Photography Tour
    January 17, 2012

    Bluedog-Kingfisher Bay Resort Fraser Island Photography Tour Friday 13th September – Monday 16th September 2013 This is a photography tour designed for photographers by photographers! Join Danielle Lancaster discovering some of her favourite photography haunts on Fraser island!This tour has been especially designed so you don’t have […]

  • Halloween Halloween
    January 17, 2012

    Halloween…. A night where ghosts, witches, vampires and werewolves come out to play! A great fun night with a prize for the best dressed. Tip sheet given to all participants. Price: $157.00 includes a cup of broth and eerie nibbles. Location: Tamborine Mountain Bluedog Studio To register […]

  • Hong Kong Chinese New Year Tour Hong Kong Chinese New Year Tour
    January 16, 2012

    After our exciting 2010 tour we are now planning to return for the 2013! Experience the smorgasbord of images this bustling city has to offer. Adorned with lights, decorations and celebrations at every turn we will take in the heights of the Peak Tram and the fireworks […]

  • Outback Desert Photographic Odyssey Outback Desert Photographic Odyssey
    January 16, 2012

    13th-20th April 2013 Join Bluedog Photography into the Outback: an ancient land filled with nostalgia, fantastic characters and never ending skies.Danielle Lancaster will take you on a journey to places and faces in her beloved Outback Queensland. Outback Desert Photographic Odyssey is a tour designed specifically for […]

  • Learn How To Write Workshops Learn How To Write Workshops
    January 16, 2012

    Join photo journalist Danielle Lancaster in these stimulating and informative workshops. The Beginners Guide to the World of Writing: The Art of Photojournalism: Christine will cover the art of perception & observation; creativity & imagination, how to write, writer’s block & things to avoid, stimulating the senses […]

  • One-On-One and Small Group Courses One-On-One and Small Group Courses
    January 16, 2012

    Our one-on-one and small group courses/workshops/sessions are designed around you. We offer a program specifically for your needs in whatever subject you choose. It may be learning how to drive your new camera, experimenting and acquiring knowledge in studio lighting, flash – any of a range of […]

  • Image Editing in Photoshop, Elements and Lightroom Image Editing in Photoshop, Elements and Lightroom
    January 16, 2012

    We offer group and private sessions in Photoshop, Elements and Lightroom.An outline of each is below for you.Make your processing easy and fun and not a chore or chaos. Post processing to differing degrees is offered on our Light It, Shoot It, Process It Portraiture Weekend, our […]

  • How to Do Real Estate Photography? How to Do Real Estate Photography?
    January 16, 2012

    A very comprehensive workshop starting at the studio. While watching a PowerPoint we discuss equipment, lighting, exposure, white balance, balancing flash and natural light, how to deal with each room, what to do and what not to do, marketing and handy post processing tips. We then go […]

  • The Art of Portraiture Photography The Art of Portraiture Photography
    January 16, 2012

    Learn the Art of Portraiture using Natural Lighting, Off Camera Flash and Studio Lighting. We run full day, half day and 2 day retreats where you are guided through the important aspects of portraiture, how to understand where common mistakes are made and learn real-life techniques in […]

  • Parents, Carers, Cameras & Bubs Parents, Carers, Cameras & Bubs
    January 16, 2012

    These two hour sessions, run monthly in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast, are designed for you to bring your children along and under the guidance of a professional photographer develop your photography.We also run these sessions as private sessions for Parent Groups. Price: $80.00 Limited numbers apply […]

  • Travel Photography Travel Photography
    January 16, 2012

    We offer a variety of travel related short photography courses, retreats and tours.For your ease we have listed them below for you with links directly to an outline, dates, prices and more information. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information. Please click on the […]

  • Morning Light @ Springbrook or Wellington Point Morning Light @ Springbrook or Wellington Point
    January 16, 2012

    Join Tony Holden on this early morning shoot. Visit locations such as Canyon Lookout, Twin Falls and a secluded rainforest stream. Learn about early morning landscape photography, filters and their use, and producing in camera images you will be proud of.Participants MUST wear non-slip closed in shoes. Easy […]

  • Sunset & Star Trails and Full Moon Landscapes Sunset & Star Trails and Full Moon Landscapes
    January 16, 2012

    Learn how to do long exposures, and capture the brilliant colours of the twinkling stars, star lit landscapes, landscapes using the moon as your light source, creative light painting and dark frame subtraction. Please note on nights where there is a full moon you will not be […]

  • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary – Reptile Photo Shoot Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary – Reptile Photo Shoot
    January 16, 2012

    Join us on this two hour exclusive behind the scenes encounter where you’ll have the opportunity to get ‘up close and personal’ with various reptiles at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.Max of 6 in the group. Tip sheet on reptile photography given to all participants. Price: $180.00 includes park […]

  • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary – Bird Photo Shoot Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary – Bird Photo Shoot
    January 16, 2012

    Join us on this two hour exclusive behind the scenes with the birds and their handler at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Max of 6 in the group. Tip sheet on bird photography given to all participants.Price: $180.00 includes park entry for the day. To join us simply email […]

  • Story Bridge Photography Climb Story Bridge Photography Climb
    January 16, 2012

    Join a Bluedog tutor as we climb the only bridge climb in the world where you can take your own camera! The Story Bridge Photographic Climb is a must do for photographers wishing to experience this unique Brisbane highlight. This is an extended climb and designed for […]

  • An Introduction to Macro Photography An Introduction to Macro Photography
    January 16, 2012

    Welcome to the wonderful world of macro!Our intro to macro photography workshop consists of two parts:A power point presentation covering gear; techniques, lighting and tips then a practical session where eliminates such as weather interfering are eliminated. As with all of our workshops this is a small […]

  • Gold Coast @ Dusk 2 hour workshop Gold Coast @ Dusk 2 hour workshop
    January 16, 2012

    Informative 2 hour photography sessions designed for you to ‘play’ refining your skills, improving your techniques and to inspire your creativity while receiving expert guidance and advice shooting under low light situations. Suitable for beginner to advanced photographers and DSLR’s and point and shoot cameras. No prerequisites […]

  • Intermediate Level 1 Intermediate Level 1
    December 27, 2011

    This is about taking your art further and getting it right in camera!
We explore: exposure compensation – get those whites white and blacks black, how to use a grey card, learn to read your histogram, white balance, the varied uses of a polariser, what is the basis […]

  • The day I met a living Legend….. The day I met a living Legend…..
    December 11, 2011

    Guest blog by Anita Bromley Images by Anita Bromley and Danielle Lancaster I noticed him immediately, sitting in a vinyl lounge chair on casters, legs covered with a multi-coloured crocheted rug, staring up at the flat screen TV. I wondered if he actually knew what was currently […]

  • Full Day Beginner Photography Course Full Day Beginner Photography Course
    December 2, 2011

    Suitable for both digital SLR, point and shoots and film cameras. What’s covered and What do I get? Expert tuition from professional photographers delivered in three parts: 1. PowerPoint presentations showing what you can achieve and how to achieve it. 2. Finding it on your camera 3. […]

  • Brisbane @ Dusk 2 hour workshop Brisbane @ Dusk 2 hour workshop
    December 1, 2011

    Informative 2 hour photography sessions designed for you to ‘play’ refining your skills, improving your techniques and to inspire your creativity while receiving expert guidance and advice shooting under low light situations. Suitable for beginner to advanced photographers; DSLR’s and point and shoot cameras. No prerequisites required […]

  • Weekly Photography Style: HDR Weekly Photography Style: HDR
    October 29, 2011

    Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. …. remaining essentially unchanged. […]

  • Spring Specials Spring Specials
    August 17, 2011

    Spring is just around the corner and for a few of us, including myself I will be glad to see winter on its way out. So what’s new and what’s hot for Spring? Here’s a few we have found that raised our interest. The Compact Courier 80 […]

  • TOP 5 TIPS FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHER VISITING ITALY TOP 5 TIPS FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHER VISITING ITALY
    July 27, 2011

    Guest Blog from Lisa Kurtz Thanks Danielle for the opportunity to be your guest blogger this week. Based on our fifteen years of photographing Italy, we have put together these tips for fellow photographers visiting this beautiful country. Time your visits to monuments and famous places well. […]

  • Blog, sweat and beers Blog, sweat and beers
    July 14, 2011

    Guest post by Owen Lyell This is my first attempt at a blog for Bluedog so for those who don’t know me, my name is Owen. I occasionally help out in the office as well as attempt other more menial tasks that help alleviate the endless workload […]

  • Photography tips for using Program Mode Photography tips for using Program Mode
    June 30, 2011

    A challenge with your camera is always a great way to improve your photography. While here in Cambodia before our tour officially begins, I’ve been challenging myself to shoot mostly on P Mode and get it right in camera. What is P Mode? P stands for Program […]

  • Cambodia through the windows of a minibus Cambodia through the windows of a minibus
    June 27, 2011

    Guest Blog by Augustine Mathews It is a few years since I was fortunate enough to have visited this amazing country. The last time I was here it was during the dry season and the fields were parched brown with no hint of greenery within the rice […]

  • The Little Things The Little Things
    June 25, 2011

    It is the little things in life that give great pleasure and here in Cambodia there are many of those that can be found. Last night we stayed in the town of Kompong Thom in the province of the same name. The town, set on the banks […]

  • A Day in Phnom Penh A Day in Phnom Penh
    June 24, 2011

    By Danielle Lancaster Two very special things happened to me today. Well actually there were many more, but two I will tell you about now. After much consideration I decided to bring Mitchell, my 14 year old son, on a two week holiday to Cambodia. Well part […]

  • Photography Challenges for a Good Cause Photography Challenges for a Good Cause
    April 8, 2011

    By Danielle Lancaster On our Bluedog Photography Outback Odyssey Tour we are having a little competition: the Pink Cap Comp. As many of you already know, we here at Bluedog support many charities/causes such as cervical cancer in the South Pacific (the biggest killer of women in […]

  • Does red mean outback? Does red mean outback?
    April 6, 2011

    By Danielle Lancaster Picture in your mind the Queensland outback – what do you see? Most will visualise ochre tinged sand dunes, stockmen and a vast open landscape. The outback we are visiting while on our Bluedog Photography Outback Odyssey Tour does have all of this and […]

  • Into my own back yard we go. Into my own back yard we go.
    March 27, 2011

    By Danielle Lancaster Today we farewelled the Gold Coast and a big ticket bonus on the ‘Experience Queensland – Where Australia Shines’ campaign for operators on Tamborine Mountain is that it was included on this family. I can honestly say I know a little bit about the […]

  • Another view of the Gold Coast Another view of the Gold Coast
    March 26, 2011

    By Danielle Lancaster Pete Murray reckons he has the best job in the world. Each day he goes to work in bare feet, meets people who are out for pure fun and sees something different every day. Pete is a pilot of the Cloud9 Seaplane and each […]

  • A glorious day in the sun on Queensland’s Gold Coast A glorious day in the sun on Queensland’s Gold Coast
    March 26, 2011

    By Danielle Lancaster I have to skite, please let me do it just once. I have had a wonderful morning here on Queensland’s Gold Coast. First up after breakfast, was a visit to Seaworld. Yes, I’ve seen the shows before and the dolphins performing all their tricks, […]

  • Soaring into the Sky at SkyPoint Soaring into the Sky at SkyPoint
    March 25, 2011

    I experienced the night skies of the Gold Coast and wow what a sight! From 230 metres into the sky (yes that’s 1,331 stairs if you are contemplating walking) the 360 degree views from SkyPoint are astonishing. Now if you don’t already know, I don’t like heights. […]

  • Experience Queensland – Where Australia Shines Experience Queensland – Where Australia Shines
    March 24, 2011

    As Easter approaches many are finalising their holiday arrangements: there’s camping, 5 star resorts, visiting family and various lures tempting all of us. Me? I am still deciding. Why? Due to a deluge of great tourist information that has come my way in the past few weeks.Tomorrow […]

  • A Lady We Met Yesterday A Lady We Met Yesterday
    March 5, 2011

    Little towns are full of characters, Anita and I did not have to go far to find our first example on our walk around Rolleston yesterday afternoon. Across the road from our rooms at the hotel sits a little store. Many may pass this by as a […]

  • Lillies, Little Towns and Landslides Lillies, Little Towns and Landslides
    March 4, 2011

    Guest blog by Anita Bromley I would like to think that I’ve seen enough of the world and Australia for that matter to not be surprised about what I’d see heading ‘out west’ with Danielle for the weekend. And no, I haven’t been surprised. A better word […]

  • 5 top things to do in Queensland in flood 5 top things to do in Queensland in flood
    January 7, 2011

    Across the world images and stories of Queenslander’s caught in a devastating crippling flood are inundating the news. It is a time of severe hardship. The rippling effect of the floods are felt not only within a local community but regionally, state and nationally. People have been […]

  • On the street – travel photography with Linden Neill On the street – travel photography with Linden Neill
    December 30, 2010

    A guest blog from Linden Neill currently of no fixed address.Bazaar Basics As we have been travelling around, one of the areas that we try to visit in each town are the markets. Whether it is the local produce and fish markets or the speciality bazaars (in […]

  • Photographing a Hawaiian Monk Seal Photographing a Hawaiian Monk Seal
    December 6, 2010

    Today I had an amazing experience. Right outside my motel on the beach was a Hawaiian monk seal!The Hawaiian monk seal is one of the most endangered animal species on Earth and this earless seal is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. Less than 1000 are surviving today. […]

  • The advancing lava flows and photographing panoramas for stitching The advancing lava flows and photographing panoramas for stitching
    December 5, 2010

    There is something humbling about standing next to lava flowing across the land. As it crackles announcing its advancement in a victorious way, the glow beneath the black bulge hints at the devastation this molten rock can cause.Yet watching new land being formed on the youngest of […]

  • Is this the face of Pele? Is this the face of Pele?
    November 29, 2010

    Kīlauea, the youngest and most south-eastern volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii, is the home of Pele, the Hawaiian volcano goddess. Image by Danielle Lancaster Kīlauea’s magma-plumbing system extends to the surface from more than 60km deep in the earth. This week I have had the […]

  • Tips for photographing lava fields Tips for photographing lava fields
    November 29, 2010

    Do a search on the internet for ‘why use a polariser filter’ and you’ll get great tips on this fantastic filter that should be in everyone’s camera bag. There is information on why to use it for landscapes, reflections and colour saturation. However there is one landscape […]

  • They’re off and racing! They’re off and racing!
    November 1, 2010

    Around Australia there will be a buzz tomorrow with the running of the Melbourne Cup, however in Melbourne and at the renowned Flemington Race Track that buzz will be a little louder as the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) celebrates the 150th running of the ‘race that stops […]

  • World first photographic climb for Story Bridge World first photographic climb for Story Bridge
    September 6, 2010

    On April 24 at 7.20am in a world first, Story Bridge Adventure Climb (SBAC) offerred climbers the chance to take their own cameras to the top of Brisbane’s iconic Story Bridge.SBAC CEO Paul Lewin said the Photographic Climb gave photographers the opportunity to take shots of Brisbane […]

  • Bluedog goes to Italy Bluedog goes to Italy
    August 18, 2010

    It’s a long way for us to travel from the Bluedog kennel to Italy. There’s many hours to be spent on a plane and a strong possibility there will be exhaustion to greet you at the other end. However, we have found an easier way! Venture to […]

  • A top tip for anyone visiting Airlie Beach A top tip for anyone visiting Airlie Beach
    August 3, 2010

    Check out Fish D’Vine! Here local chef Kevin Collins will treat you to the bounties of the sea. Described as a ‘fresh, fun and affordable!’ restaurant, Fish D’Vine is by no means lacking in menu imagination or providing a quality dining experience.Last week we sampled fish, prawns […]

  • Appropriate Photography – have we lost our senses? Appropriate Photography – have we lost our senses?
    July 18, 2010

    By Danielle Lancaster Every now and then, one of us here has to have a vent. You could call it a verbal vomit and here goes:Tonight I opened (and to keep the sender unanimous) an email, snail mail, magazine (am sure by now you get the drift). […]

  • A winter’s day out in Melbourne A winter’s day out in Melbourne
    July 11, 2010

    By Danielle Lancaster Melbourne has always been one of my favourite cities in Australia to visit. It’s vibrant, attractive, chic and historical. There’s art, theatre, film, music, festivals, sport and events and best of all its fun.Set around the shores of Port Phillip Bay, its pulsing heart […]

  • Bluedog Does the Rumba Bluedog Does the Rumba
    July 6, 2010

    By Danielle Lancaster Here in the Bluedog Kennel we get to cover a wide range of photography shooting scenarios and experience a wide range of opportunities. It keeps us on our toes and recently on a contract on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast we came across a new tourism […]

  • Travel and Photography Tips for Travelling in Cambodia Travel and Photography Tips for Travelling in Cambodia
    July 1, 2010

    Words and Images by Danielle Lancaster As I make the journey back to Australia after a fabulous week in Siem Reap, Cambodia I thought I’d answer a few of the emails from people asking for tips to travelling to Cambodia in this blog.There are loads of web […]

  • To Crop or Not? To Crop or Not?
    June 29, 2010

    By Danielle Lancaster The days are flying far too quickly, yet I am finding myself now taking a much different approach to my photography. The reason is simple; I am seeing a more in-depth side through friends such as Chanman and his family, the nuns, Somnieng, second […]

  • Always Pushing Yourself Photographically Always Pushing Yourself Photographically
    June 27, 2010

    By Danielle Lancaster Another day in Cambodia has passed and let we say it has been an interesting one. Filled with photographic, spiritual and emotional challenges, here’s a glimpse:A day with the nuns was challenging yet so very, very rewarding, mixed with a well deserved dunking and […]

  • A State of Flux A State of Flux
    June 25, 2010

    My assignment here in Siem Reap is ‘Flux’. What is flux? As per a dictionary definition: Flux/fluks/ noun The act of flowing; a continuous moving on or passing by as, as of a flowing stream; constant succession; change. Synonyms: Change, Instability, Fluctuation, Unrest, Variance.I believe there are many […]

  • Back in Siem Reap Back in Siem Reap
    June 24, 2010

    By Danielle Lancaster Touched down in Siem Reap at midday today – it’s so good to be back. On the way in, we flew over Tonle Sap – the largest lake in south-east Asia where Miss J and I myself visited last year. It fills with the […]

  • A Stop Over in Kuala Lumpur A Stop Over in Kuala Lumpur
    June 23, 2010

    By Danielle Lancaster Well here I am in Kuala Lumpur (more commonly simply referred to as KL) on route to Siem Reap in Cambodia.KL, with a population of well over 1.6 million people drawn from all of Malaysia’s ethnic groups, is the largest city in Malaysia. It […]

  • The 127th Hughenden show has Augustine Snapping Happily The 127th Hughenden show has Augustine Snapping Happily
    June 8, 2010

    By Augustine Mathews As a famous movie once said – if you build it they will come – and they did!! The 127th Hughenden Show opened yesterday and people were rushing around trying to see how they’d done with their entries in the various categories. There was […]

  • Queensland’s Outback Catches City Chick Queensland’s Outback Catches City Chick
    June 6, 2010

    By Augustine Mathews It seems that Danielle was worried about sending this town mouse into the country. After her recent trip to Hughenden teaching some classes she was a bit concerned about how this city chick would deal with the country life. To be honest I did […]

  • Bluedog Flies into Hughenden for their Show Bluedog Flies into Hughenden for their Show
    June 3, 2010

    By Augustine Mathews Flying into Hughenden has been a surprise. I knew I was headed west but for some reason I was thinking all flat and barren. The area between Townsville and Hughenden is carved into rolling hills traced through with river beds, now mostly dry. Once […]

  • A Man I Met Yesterday A Man I Met Yesterday
    May 17, 2010

    By Danielle Lancaster Getting away from the city and into the country for some may mean dust, flies and isolation. For me it means a chance to meet new people, see new sights and have new experiences. The Queensland outback is full of interesting characters. Walk down […]

  • Pandanus, People and Photography Pandanus, People and Photography
    May 15, 2010

    By Augustine Mathews Have you noticed that cork-screw palms are the latest and greatest thing in modern garden design? On our recent trip to Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island we found out that love for these wondrous plants is not a modern thing.Ranger Jermaine, our very […]

  • Quay West Resort and Spa has our fingers clicking. Quay West Resort and Spa has our fingers clicking.
    May 11, 2010

    The brand new Quay West Resort and Spa Noosa, the first 5 star resort for 10 years to this famous coastal strip and just a 3 minute drive from the iconic Hastings Street, provides more than a photographers delight and challenge as we found out last week.A […]

  • Photography Questions and Answers Photography Questions and Answers
    May 9, 2010

    A question was recently raised and many requests have been forwarded, so each month now the Bluedog photography Blog will change a little. The question was, ‘if tutoring killed our creativity?’ It’s something we have been chatting about around the kennel and we unanimously agree that it […]

  • Bluedog spots a Mistletoe Bird at Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island Bluedog spots a Mistletoe Bird at Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island
    May 6, 2010

    This morning I finally photographed a male Mistletoe bird, Dicaeum hirundinaceum. Now while not uncommon in certain areas, such as within the grounds of Fraser Island’s Kingfisher Bay Resort, what makes them a difficult subject is that they are so busy.These tiny birds, only 10-11cm, have a […]

  • Bluedog Photography Heads to Injune and Carnarvon Gorge – Day 5 – 7 Bluedog Photography Heads to Injune and Carnarvon Gorge – Day 5 – 7
    April 22, 2010

    Better late than never and we are still before 12 midnight: We returned to ‘Cobbadah’ homestead last night after two days in Carnarvon Gorge and of course ‘out of contact’. Before we left for our trip to Carnarvon the Bluedog truck had to go through a wash […]

  • Bluedog Photography Heads to Injune and Carnarvon Gorge – Day 4 Bluedog Photography Heads to Injune and Carnarvon Gorge – Day 4
    April 19, 2010

    Day four started before sunrise as we saw sprays of pink sunrays expand from the horizon we eagerly pulled on our boots, grabbed cameras and tripods and headed out on foot. Unfortunately the clouds gathered and quickly dashed our hopes for a magnificent sunrise. However, there is […]

  • Bluedog Photography Heads to Injune and Carnarvon Gorge – Day 1 Bluedog Photography Heads to Injune and Carnarvon Gorge – Day 1
    April 16, 2010

    Our first day on the road has been a big one! We left the mountain with the Bluedog truck not quiet packed to capacity a little before 5.30am. This was an hour after we had scheduled, and for that we can thank Miss Augustine and maybe a […]

  • Photography Memories at Easter Photography Memories at Easter
    March 21, 2010

    With the coming of Easter 2010 this blog is a little more personal as my memories have been drawn back to when the Easter bunny that came to my house was replaced with the Easter Bilby. During a very long trip to document and collect images and […]

  • Highlighting your cause with Photography Highlighting your cause with Photography
    November 23, 2009

    We all have a cause. It’s usually something near and dear to us, something that rouses an emotion, holds relevance to our own particular cultural, spiritual or just ‘that’s my opinion’ belief. That’s in fact, exactly how that phrase most of us know off by heart, “Take […]

  • Memories are Forever – A Tribute to Samoa Memories are Forever – A Tribute to Samoa
    October 1, 2009

    After the past couple days and the devastation caused on the beautiful islands of Samoa, in the South Pacific, it has made me stop and reflect on my visit there earlier this year and the images I captured.Some of the places I visited and stayed at have […]

  • Whale Photography Whale Photography
    July 18, 2009

    The Humpbacks are here! How and where is the best way to capture these giants of the deep? Along the coast of Queensland the mighty humpbacks are playing! They have come earlier this year and the numbers are way up! It’s the best year on record since […]

  • Special Places for Photographers to Explore – Fraser Island Special Places for Photographers to Explore – Fraser Island
    June 13, 2009

    The largest sand island in the world, a remarkable and changing landscape with diversity in flora and fauna, Fraser Island, is a photographers delight to visit. Little wonder it has been World-heritage-listed! Sweeping sandy beaches, pristine rainforests, arid sand blows, rusting shipwrecks, clear lakes and tidal pools […]

  • Landscape Photography – Don’t Forget to Look Over Your Shoulder! Landscape Photography – Don’t Forget to Look Over Your Shoulder!
    June 5, 2009

    I often talk about looking over your shoulder while doing landscape photography and yesterday I experienced a classic example of this. I was out touring around on Thurlby Station, a 33,000 acre cattle property west of Charleville with Peta Debney and we thought there may be a […]

  • Outback Folk – A Bloke I Met Yesterday Outback Folk – A Bloke I Met Yesterday
    June 3, 2009

    Outback characters are one of the special experiences visitors to the outback can encounter. Their colourful tales of a life filled with what they consider every day events leaves many of us living in today’s world amazed and enchanted.This is Kenny Read, he’s 73 and lives just […]

  • A Bonus Photography Experience A Bonus Photography Experience
    June 3, 2009

    I’ve just spent two days on a farm stay called Bonus Downs, 46km south of Mitchell in western Queensland. This amazing historical property is owned by Lyle and Madonna Connolly who bought the 33,000 acre station in 1990.It was once owned by Sir Samuel McCaughley, a pioneering […]

  • Challenging Photographic Experiences Challenging Photographic Experiences
    May 30, 2009

    Today in one of our Bluedog Beginner Photography Workshops we were asked ‘What would be some of your most challenging experiences?’ What a question? Each photography excursion presents a new range of hurdles, excitement and challenges to capture.However it did make us reflect on one shoot on […]

  • Photography Tips for the Beach and Tropical Islands Photography Tips for the Beach and Tropical Islands
    May 25, 2009

    We all dream!  Take me away to a tropical island with sweeping sandy white beaches and crystal clear waters teeming with colourful fish! Its picture-perfect postcard material and will surely have our shutter fingers happily pressing away. I’ve just returned from working in the Mackay region (www.mackayregion.com) […]

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