general interest

Merricks Yacht Club Junior Sailors

February 2, 2012

This summer at Merricks we had heaps of new and returned junior sailors. It was great to see, and wonderful that they seemed to all have a blast on and off the water. here’s some footage of some of the kids at play.

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Sailing with a GoPro

December 19, 2011

We got the Sharpie out this weekend – first time for the season. We borrowed a friend’s GoPro to strap to the back. The wind was a little light to make dramatic pictures, but it was fun anyway.

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What’s in a name? How to choose a title for your novel

July 20, 2011

I am writing my second novel at the moment, and just passed the 100,000 word mark and again noted my manuscript still doesn’t have a title – not even a working one. I’m not too fussed about this, but thought I would spend a few moments looking for some ideas on where to find the [...]

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Where does creativity come from?

June 24, 2011

I’m sure most people have come across the wonderful world of If you haven’t, you’re in for a real treat. TED is essentially a library of fantastic, inspirational talks by some of the world’s most interesting people. The topics are vast, and you will no doubt find many that peak your interest. I was [...]

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Tip 10:Make sure your draft is the best it can be before you show it to a publisher or an agent

June 3, 2011

This post relates to my blog series on the top ten tips to writing a novel. Visit my archives to see the full list, and other relevant postings. This could be the most important tip of all. Everyone in this industry would agree you only get one shot with an agent or a publisher. They [...]

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Video Teaser for “The Cure”!

December 23, 2010

Take a look at a video we did for “The Cure”. I thought it would be an easy way to introduce the book! Let me know what you think… Is it too much like Obi-Wan? Video teaser for “The Cure” here

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Something different in a wedding shot?

November 17, 2010

I was thinking about creating my latest post, and thought about all the things I am currently doing, and what might be interesting. On Sunday, I am shooting what should be a great wedding – relaxed, on the beach, not too big. I thought a few tips on taking photographs at weddings for people interested [...]

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Mastering the Group Portrait

October 28, 2010

Recently I did a blog about taking a portrait of an individual. So what would we do differently if we were shooting a group? Many of the key elements hold true, but there are some subtle differences. I have listed the summary first, with some details to follow: Summary Find a location with some nice [...]

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“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face” ~ Ben Williams

October 15, 2010

I thought I would write about a shoot we did this week. I’m lucky enough to takes some photos for Guide Dogs Victoria, and this week we had to photograph a litter of 7 puppies. Well you know what they say about working with children and animals! This litter had recently gone out to the [...]

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Two steps forward, one step back!

September 30, 2010

When we take on a new challenge, like changing careers, starting our own business, etc, our heads are usually filled with excitement and visions of the future. Sometimes, though, we need to remember that it won’t always be smooth sailing. There will always be setbacks – some minor, and hopefully not many that are major. [...]

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