Thursday, December 31, 2009

See you in the new year

Im excited to see what the new year holds for those who are a part of the Australian Photographic industry, one thing's for sure change is inevitable so either get with it or get left behind...

On that note Have a Happy New Beer Year

Future Generation Art Prize

Check out the website for details.
100 grand US is up for grabs!!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Red Bull illume

This looks like a great comp... you have til the end of february.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wishing Everyone a safe and fun Christmas

Hopefully you get some time to get out and shoot photos. See you in the new year...

shoottheplayer Is happening Jan 8th @Carriageworks

Monday, December 21, 2009

A couple of cool videos worth watching...

Firstly the ACMP has been busy filming and their efforts are now available to view online bigger at vmimeo/channels/acmptv

And Hamish Ta me has just had an exhibition and a video of this project titled "La Petite Mort" is here
You can view the photos on his website

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Turn the camera on yourself for a change

The Power of Self Competition


I've only just found out about this, a friend recommended it to me but it seems a pretty reasonable entry level website template option at packages starting fro $8.00 a month!!!
I just signed up.

Check it out

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A milion different journeys Competition

A Million Different Journeys Photography Competition

Submit your images & Win a Photography Tour of Papua New Guinea

Your photos could win you the photography holiday of a lifetime in Papua New Guinea and a Nikon 5000d digital camera and twin lens kit.

Just imagine the unique photo opportunities that await you in PNG, truly one of the most unspoilt and unexplored places on earth. Open your lens to the friendly culture, inspiring landscape or spectacular sea life, document and publish your journey to the world as part of this amazing prize!

It’s simple to enter and your photos can be taken anywhere, not just in Papua New Guinea.

* Visit the website,

* Upload your best images into one of the four categories Adventure, Culture, Discovery or Nature. Think abstractly, these can be taken anywhere even in your own backyard;

* Then tell your friends to vote for your photos and they could win a Nikon CoolPix.

Or you can win a Nikon CoolPix digital camera yourself just by voting!

Help select the best images - view the gallery & vote for the best photos - Every time you vote on an image you receive an additional entry into the competition!

To enter or vote visit –

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Very Very late notice but...

I'll be there, I only just found out about it myself...
headon event@ manly today from 2pm

Pure Photos for the Sydney and Melbourne heads

See you on Thursday at the Palmer Projects gallery

Monday, November 30, 2009

Saturday, November 28, 2009

How Obsessed are you?

Who said obsession was a bad thing? It could win you a new camera here

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Next Month

This Thursday at Monster Children Gallery

Sydney heads should get down to check this out on Thursday night, A new campaign shot on a camera phone..interesting

Also ACP has their exhibitions opening on the same night...See you there

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Getty Grants for 2010

Details here
Opinions of Getty and what they've done to the photo industry aside this might help someone shoot a project that seems out of reach...

All things Canon

Just came across this website thedigitalpicture
Good for the latest canon news...

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Free Audio book download

here Also thanks for anonymous comments I will continue to delete them, if you would like to email me please do

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Thailand anyone?

Singha beer and time out want to send you to thailand, details are here be quick

Friday, November 13, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Australian Top Photographers Sight launch

Great news for emerging photographers with ATP announcing emerging photographers can submit photos into 11 different categories, with a winner and finalists for each category as well as a chance to be named the overall winner who will be the Emerging photographer of the year.

You can also submit work to be the emerging photographer of the week that will be showcased on the ATP website

So get submitting!!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Number one photo info blog!!!

I just received my copy of Capture magazine today and apart from being blown away by the standard of photography in the end of year annual edition I found out the this blog you're reading was voted best photo industry blog for Sydney and Melbourne.

Thanks for the support and keep watching this space for more information on the next Sydney Trampoline meeting.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Capture One 5

Download it here

Man On Fire

This photo has to be seen to be believed, it wasn't staged either making it even more crazy Check it out
and some news here and lightroom plugins here

Last Chance

Submissions for the National Portrait Prize close today details here
Sun Studios has extended their call for entries for the assistant competition details

Monday, October 26, 2009

Online Portfolio Review by Rebecca Wolkenstein

Go here for a week, more details to follow soon.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Came Across this today and it made me laugh


Congratulations goes out to George V

For his nomination as a finalist for this years SOYA Awards!!! Hope you win it George!!!.
George was also a finalist and category winner for this years Projections competition.

What a waste...

Far out rather than getting elephants to stand on them how about flinging one my way phase one!!!!
To find out what I'm ranting about check this vid

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Setting the Price for your work

Great articles check them out here and here and an interview with Chris Searl from Monster children here

Saturday, October 10, 2009

CS4 Workshop at the ACP In November

Details are here

Unfortunately I'll be in New Zealand...

Friday, October 2, 2009

Wednesday night's meeting was fantastic

A big thank you to everyone that attended the meeting, to Chris and his assistant's Sam and James, as well David and Helen for hosting the meeting, CR Kennedy for the giveaways and L and P who saved the day by providing a Projector at very short notice.

Congratulations to Katrina james who walked away with a day's studio and equipment hire from Silverpixel, Chris Chan the blog ticket winner and the individuals who won copies of silver efx, sharpener and printing paper.

I'd love to hear people's feedback from the night and look forward to our next meeting in a month's time.
Photo's to follow...

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Chris Colls Tonight at Silverpixel

First Person to email and correctly tell us who the current President of the ACMP is wins a free entry to tonights meeting and a chance to score a free copy of Silverefx software.

The meeting starts at 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm.

See you tonight.

Friday, September 25, 2009

A Couple of other events for the calendar

AIPP Commercial NSW presents “ Quote to stay afloat” 7th October 2009

As a part of the regular events in NSW, AIPP are holding an evening workshop to discuss how photographers quote for commercial work.

There will 3 jobs available on the night covering a range of commercial activity. All attendees will be asked to put in “the numbers” anonymously on the night for these 3 scenarios. We will then take a break while the numbers are collated and then a panel of experienced commercial shooters will discuss the inevitable range of prices that will come up, as well as discussing broader issues with quoting and estimating. There will be time for Q+A. The session will be chaired by Ross Eason , an experienced commercial shooter from Queensland.

AIPP Commercial will also be launching a brand new AIPP publication for your commercial clients “The WhyWhoHow Book“ and we’ll be discussing the strategy behind this publication.

A lucky door prize will be presented on the night.

The NSW Division of the AIPP would love to see all photographers, members & non members, commercial and otherwise attend.

Wed 7th October 6.30 pm
Silverpixel Studios
1/39 Phillip St, Enmore (entrance in Gladstone St)

AIPP/ACMP members $10.00
Trampoline/Assistants/students $5.00
Non members $40.00

Entry fee will cover light snacks and drinks.

Tickets for the event are available here

The following night at the Museum of Sydney, Martin Mischkulnig is launching his book and exhibition

Next Trampoline meeting Wednesday 30th September

The next meeting is a special event happening at Silverpixel studios 1/39 Phillip Street Newtown.
Chris Colls will be showing us his workflow from shoot to what he does to images in post.

We will have a Nik software demonstration as well as a giveaway on the night.

Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased from here
Food and drink will be provided on the night.

Look forward to seeing you there

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Book Launch Tonight at the ACP

On Thursday 24 September the ACP will be hosting the launch of Customs Ignored; Lithuanian and Australian Photography, a book from Lithuanian photographer, curator and publisher Mindaugas Kavaliauskas. The book showcases the work of nine Australian and nine Lithuanian photographers who seek to document, discuss, and escape the alienation of afluent Western society.

Mindaugas is Director of the Kaunas Photo festival, where he has exhibited the work of a number of Australian Artists in the recent past. For all who attend, this will be a great chance to meet Mindaugas and find out about possible opportunities for Australian photographers in Europe. The launch will start from 6pm in the ACP lounge and we welcome everyone to join us for a glass of champagne to celebrate.

More information about Mindaugas and Kaunas Photo can be found at their website

Might see you tonight

Monday, September 21, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Chase Jarvis Tonight

For anyone in Sydney , Chase Jarvis is in Sydney and has given an open invitation to come and hang out with him at the Blue hotel cocktail bar from 9pm tonight....See you there

Friday, September 11, 2009

Last night....

Big thanks to everyone that made it down to the Saatchi gallery last night for the Projections Print Exhibition.
Congratulation to Craig Proudford who took out the peoples choice for 09.

Next Trampoline meeting will be at Silverpixel Studio at Newtown on Wednesday 30th September.
Check the ACMP website for booking details, this is a special event so first in will get tickets.

Nik Software will be there to demo their software as well as a well known Sydney Fashion Photographer.
Someone will walk away with Nik software on the night so don't miss this opportunity to see how Pros use the nik software.

Food and drink will be provided but spaces are limited.

Don't sleep!!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Want $10 Grand worth of Prophoto gear?

Enter this and I'll see you at the Saatchi gallery in the rocks tomorrow...

Monday, September 7, 2009

Got Film?

How about Kodak gives you a bunch to shoot your big idea, sounds good? details Here

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Starting out Assisting

Great article from the AIPAwebsite

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Estimating and Negotiating

Great article over on the fashion photography blog about estimating and negotiating.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Monday, August 31, 2009

Cost of doing business Calculator

Taken from the NPPA website, here you go

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Digital Design Studio

Short course offered by Pine Street covering Adobe cs4 Photoshop and Indesign starting soon.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

This Wednesday night

Pete Longworth will be taking part in a talk with Sandy Edwards, of Arthere and Stills gallery, this coming Wednesday night at Multibox 2 Dank Street, Waterloo from 6pm.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Next Meeting Thursday September 3rd

We will have Rebecca Wolkenstein coming to speak about the relationship between a Rep and a photographer.
Can't wait for this one....


The kind people at the ACP have very graciously offered a 20 percent discount on two of their courses that are about to run.
Holly wood lightingwhich starts on the 19th August and Skin Photographing the nude which starts o the 22nd August. As well as offering a very generous 30 percent discount to trampoliners who sign up for the photo fiction seminar by renowned Architecural photographer and photographic fiction artist Michelle Lord. This seminar will run between 2pm and 5pm on the 29th August, Just email for all the information.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Q and A on getting a Rep

Over on the livebooks website. Also worth checking great article on using video to market yourself online here

Friday, August 14, 2009

Upcoming events

The next trampoline meeting will be happening at the beginning of September with a special night happening at the end of September at Silverpixel studios in Newtown. Speakers and giveaways TBC.

Also an Adobe training seminar will be happening at Paddington RSL soon. Hosted by ACP This is sure to be a great event, more details to be released soon.

Friday, August 7, 2009

To those who missed out

It was a great meeting on Wednesday night at the ACP but fear not, audio from this meeting plus a PDF of the information will be available on the blog next week...

Something to look forward to.


Pete Longworth's latest exhibition opens tomorrow afternoon at the Dank Street depot if you're in Sydney and feel like checking out some cool work...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Just fix it in photoshop

Who needs to get it right in camera when you can do this in post. Not a big fan of the other shots in this series but thought the way the first shot was put together was cool.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Cool article over at WTJ about a wired magazine shoot. I love wired magazine and there's plenty of behind the scenes photos and info.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Goes out to Katrina James who correctly answered the question on the blog and will be joining us at the sold out meeting at the ACP on this wednesday night.

Sorry to anyone that missed out on this months meeting, hopefully we'll record the coming meeting's audio and will make it available for everyone on the blog as an audio download.

We're just in the middle of finalising the next meeting now and hopefully will have a few surprises to announce this week.
Keep your eyes peeled for more info.

I'd love to hear from anyone of websites/blogs you've discovered that you're really digging or cool video links.
Hit me up.

See you on Wednesday night.

Friday, July 24, 2009

One Lucky person

I've just been informed that we have reached our 50 person limit for the Aug 5th event at the ACP.
Have no fear though, I am offering the first person who can email me and tell me what the name of the comedian on the ACMP invite is will receive the last ticket to the event.

Good luck

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

10 Pricing challenges and Strategies for Photographers

Must read article posted at lighting essentials

Shutterbug 2009

Shutterbug 09 is happening at the Chauvel Cinema paddington, on Tuesday 21st July. Should be a cool event.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Gridiron Software

This looks like an amazing piece of software GridIron Flow

Monday, July 13, 2009

How do you do that?

Cool little piece of software that uses the information embedded in flickr photos to create a lightroom preset to closely match the effect of the photo. Read more here and bookmark this

Next Trampoline Meeting Will be a BIG ONE!!!

Gavin Blue ACMP President, will be speaking at the next Trampoline meeting about Pricing.
It's sure to be an interesting and hopefully educational talk about perhaps one of the most crucial topics photographer's need to have a handle on, how much to charge for your services.
The meeting will be held on Wednesday August 5th, in the ACP Gallery.
The meeting is open to all and will be catered.
Cost for Trampoline/Acmp or Aipp members will be $15, full members will be $25. Non ACMP members will be $35.00

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Photography Talk Saturday 25th July

Michele Aboud will be speaking at Sun Studios on Saturday 25th July between 10am and 1pm.
This should be a great talk and a good opportunity to have questions answered by Michele.
All you need to do is contact Sun Studios to reserve your place.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Chase Jarvis Speaking

Great talk by Chase to the Art Directors Club of Denver

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Interview with Mr Toledano

Video from WTJ interviewing Photographer Mr Toledano, I love this guys work!!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Julian Watt Episode 2

Is now available to listen to if you head to google reader and add subscription to trampolinesydney


The very talented Chris Ireland is having an exhibition at the ACP from the 16th July

Sunday, June 28, 2009


Cool little pice of technology that I think will be very popular. See what I'm talking about here

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Calling All Assistants

I have just been informed Rebecca Wolkenstein agency is looking for assistants.
If you would like to get some work forward your details and a brief outline of your experience with equipment etc to

Big Thanks

Goes out to Toby and Cameron for coming down last night and hanging out. The audio from this meeting and the last will be available as a podcast to download next week, so keep checking the blog for updates and what's coming up next month.
See you at PMA

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Slight Change of Plans

Due to unforeseen circumstances Rebecca has had to cancel coming to tonight's meeting BUT in her place we have former art buyer at DDB and BWM Cameron Gray.
Tonight will be a great one...!!!

Free Prints from Pixel Perfect

Details here for 2 free 24x30' prints. This is being run in conjunction with PMA

Monday, June 22, 2009

Cool Video of Max Doyle

Enjoy thanks to

PMA 2009

PMA Is happening this weekend in Sydney at the Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I'll be there wearing a white Projections t shirt on Friday at the ACMP stand.
This is only hosted in Sydney every three years and is being advertised as the only largest photo expo in the southern hemisphere. Program of the whole event is here

Friday, June 19, 2009

Who needs a wireless remote these days

When you can just use your iphone or ipod touch. Details here
Liveview of your canon camera on your iphone or ipod touch... how cool is that !!!

This coming Sunday at the Dank Street Depot

Following the success of the opening night of the exhibition Red Balloon, on thursday, there will be artist talks by Billy Law and Anna Warr this Sunday afternoon. Proceedings kick off at 1pm at the Dank Street Depot, Dank Street Waterloo.

Thought for The Day

There are no rules for good photographs,
there are only good photographs!
- Ansel Adams

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Don't miss the next trampoline meeting

Next Wednesday night 24th June, We are pleased to have Toby Burrows coming to talk about his personal work and how he balances that with his commercial work
As well as Rebecca Wolkenstein who will be bringing a photo reps viewpoint to the discussion.
This meeting will be a great one.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Exhibiton Opening Tomorrow night

For the Sydney heads, Billy Law is having an exhibition opening tomorrow night at the Dank street Depot, Don't miss this!!
I believe all proceeds are to benefit the Victorian Bushfire relief fund

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Great advice about getting a Rep

Checkout A photoeditor for a great conversation with a photographer's agent about getting represented.

The Next Trampoline Meeting will be a good one

We have just confirmed speakers and I am really excited to have two outstanding individuals come and speak at our next meeting which is happening on Wednesday 24th June. The day before the PMA here in Sydney...Watch this space for more news.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Christmas has come early this year for 5Dmk2 owners

Great news for all those people shooting video on the 5Dmk2.
Details here

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sun Studios Lighting workshop for Assistants

Best be quick on this one...


Sun Studios would like to invite interested assistants and emerging photographers to a free lighting workshop. The workshop will be held by the photographer Sam Borich, and will explore what to do when you're given a big brief but only a small budget. Sam will show you tricks on how to get similar results to more expensive lighting set-ups with much cheaper materials. We'll look at ways to get several different looks out of just one expensive light. We'll also explore the advantages and disadvantages of using just one pack and three heads versus several Monoblocks. We'll also give you an idea of how much everything being used would cost to hire so that you can budget for future shoots.

The workshop will be held on the 6th of July 2009 at Sun Studios. It will start at 10am and will run for a couple of hours.

The first twelve responses will reserve a space. If you can't make it to this one, don't worry as we will hold more!


Feel free to forward this e-mail onto anyone you think may be interested.

Many thanks,


contact: tamzin jordin
equipment manager

p : +61 2 9641 5533 f: +61 2 9641 5500
e :

42 Maddox St, Alexandria 2015 Australia

Friday, May 29, 2009

World In Focus

Well it's over for another year...almost. With the Sydney and Melbourne Projections now out of the way, Projections heads to Canberra and Brisbane next week. A big congratulations to the category winners and especially the overall winner Lee Grant
Not a bad score for Lee who netted two new sony Dslrs!!!
A big thanks to all the sponsors for their generous support this year.

Here's another competition that's affiliated with PDN and National geographic

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Asmp Strictly business blog

I just came across this newly launched blog attached to the ASMP website. Loads of great information on this site as well as printable forms and resources..the video is definitely worth checking out too!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Finders Keepers Markets Carriageworks

If you're in Sydney and are looking for something to do today come down to cariageworks and check out the finders keepers artist markets it will be massive!!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Advice on your Portfolio

I came across this website photomarketingtips
check it out!!!

Pioneer Handbook

For anyone interested I now have in my possession, a few copies of the old Pioneer Handbook. Thanks to Sun studios for donating them.
A few years ago this was the Sydney assistant's and operator's bible.
Although slightly outdated now it's still full of useful names and numbers. Feel free to email me if you'd like one but be quick copies are limited...

Also check out this guys website ruudbaan cool underwater images.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Art Vs Design

Artistswanted competition New York. Cool prizes but you only have until the end of the of the sponsors is Red Bull art of can pretty cool idea even if it's not directly related to photography.

Also Projections is only two weeks away make sure you've got your tickets!!!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Great lightroom CS4 workflow

Quick vid from lightroomkillertips
I always pick up little things from watching these vids, hope you like it

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Prestige

Here's another competition for all the Black and White aficiandos, I know you're out there.
You have til the end of the month.
The Spider Awards

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Jetstar Photocomp

Check the website for details.
Apparently the ACMP played a very active role in defining the terms and conditions so photographers weren't taken advantage of.
Plenty of time to go to Hawaii, shoot that killer shot then come back, submit it and win a $5000 dollar jetstar travel voucher, what could be simpler...?

Monday, April 27, 2009

What's next?

A big thank you goes out to Julian Watt for coming and sharing his knowledge on the topics of copyright, usage and also giving us a glimpse into the past of advertising photography in Australia.

The audio of the meeting will be available from the blog within the next few days.

During his talk Julian mentioned a few links worth checking out:

Wayback machine for viewing website history pages

Simon Taplin someone who is incredibly successful at what he does

and here is a link to Julian's stock site

Check back for details of the next meeting and don't forget to buy your Projections tickets here for the Sydney screening on Thursday 28th May 2009.

Also see you this thursday night at the ACP for the opening of the Head On Exhibition

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Magnum expression competition

Hope you had a good enter this
The first prize is sweet and you have almost six months to finalise your submission.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Next Sydney Trampoline Meeting Thursday 23rd April

At the ACP 257 Oxford Street 7pm Onwards
Due to the gallery not being available we are holding the next meeting on a Thursday.

Hope you can make it. We will be talking about copyright, usage and rights management.

See you at the meeting

Friday, April 3, 2009

Episode 1 Mari Vendrame/Adam Knott

For those who couldn't make it to the last meeting now you can hear what was talked about as we now have a link to the audio on the blog here
You now have no excuse for staying up to date with Trampoline.

The audio is about 90 mins long and about 65mb.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The role of a Photographer's personal work

Kat Dalager Interview_Personal Work Question from Andrew Kamin on Vimeo.
quick vid from the humble monkey website

The Front Supports Assistants

The very generous people at The Front have not only come on board as Sponsors for the Projections Competition/event happening in May but have also offered assistants free equipment rental if you refer a photographer you are working with to the front and they rent gear from the front.

This is the email Tim sent me
"The Front would like to offer assistants something new in terms of a positive approach to equipment rentals.

Where we can we like to help out assistants with tests and now we have come up with a plan to really emphasise the importance of testing for new talent in photography.

The Front will grant assistants free use of gear for tests in return for referral of equipment rental jobs. So, essentially this means that any equipment rentals that are put through The Front by assistants entitle them to completely free test gear. Simple as that really: get your photographer to rent from The Front and we will duly pay you back with a negotiable quantity of gear. Choose from The Front’s meticulously kept camera, lighting, and grip equipment, then get out there and shoot!

Assistants can now achieve those tests that were once over the horizon financially and hopefully expand those important future-working relationships.

The Front aims to encourage assistants to get behind the lens.
Just call in to the gear room at 966 Elizabeth St. Zetland or give the guys a buzz on 8399 0027 to further discuss the offer."

I know how hard it can be sometimes to organise equipment and studio space to continue learning and build your book by doing test shoots. Big thanks to the guys at the front for offering all sydney assistants this opportunity.

Monday, March 30, 2009

A couple of Exhibitions Happening in Sydney

This week two things worth checking out, firstly an exhibition by Daniel Askill at the monster children gallery on Wednesday 1st April from 6pm on, details here
and the following night, Thursday, the 2nd April an exhibition by Toby Burrows opens at Sun Studios. See you there

Friday, March 27, 2009

Sun Studios Sale Tomorrow

Apparently Sun has demo model 5Dmk2's for 3300 bucks, I think now is a good time to buy...

Pics from last nights meeting

A big thank you goes out to our guest speakers from last night's meeting Adam Knott and Mari Vendrame.
A podcast of last nights meeting will be available for download soon, watch this space.

Next month we will be tackling maybe the most misunderstood subject facing emerging photographer's transitioning from assisting to shooting, Usage, rights management and what to charge.

Keep your eyes glued to this space for details on who will be speaking at the next meeting and also details of a lighting workshop but you'll have to be quick once it goes up because places will be limited.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Great Blog Entry that's worth a read

Check out chase jarvis' latest blog entry and tell the chicken to do the moonwalk...

Pride of Place Competition

Details here

Sydney Trampoline Meeting Tonight

7pm Onwards ACP 257 Oxford Street Paddington, see you there...

Tonight we will be hearing from Adam Knott , celebrity photographer and
Mari Vendrame sydney producer and agent.
They will be speaking about marketing and self promotion for photographers.

Free alcohol will be available, what more reason do you need?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Back to Basics Workshop

Details here You only pay half price if you are ACMP member.
Another reason to join up

Friday, March 20, 2009

Exhibition tonight

For everyone in Sydney an exhibition is happening tonight at the Red Bull gallery, Corner of Huntley Street and Bourke Road.
Details Here

Friday, March 13, 2009

No Trampoline meeting tonight!!!

Just letting everyone know, due to the gallery at the ACP being unavailable we have moved our normally wednesday meeting to next Thursday 26th March. Same time 7pm.

Looking forward to seeing people next week and hearing from some great speakers.


Want one website which lists a lot of competitions from all over the world Here you go.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Latest software updates

If you weren't aware the latest software updates are now available from the Adobe website for Lightroom 2.3 Mac or Win and also for Camera raw 5.3 Mac or Win. The lightroom update also includes a couple of bug fixes to do with using 5dmk2 raw files with lightroom.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

More competitions

For starters there's this and you can check here for a few more.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Come to this Event

Sandy Nicholson is having a show at the ACP in Sydney from March 12th.

I had the pleasure of working with Sandy on this project when he was in Sydney last year. If you live in Sydney come down and check it out.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Who wants to go to Japan?

Here's Another One

Commarts Competition Good luck

Big Thanks

Goes out to Danny Eastwood for coming along and speaking at our last Trampoline meeting.
Next meeting will happening on Wednesday 18th March.
Stay tuned for more details.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

It's Happening Tonight

7pm at the ACP 257 Oxford Street Paddington.
Hope you can make it, come down say hello and hear what Danny Eastwood has to say about making the transition from assistant/operator to shooting professional.
It's guaranteed to be a great night.

See you there.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Interesting and thought provoking

Not directly about photography but interesting none the less, I would love to hear what people think about this after having a great discussion with a friend about this...

Friday, February 13, 2009

Another One

Check out this comp the great outdoors photo contest

Next Sydney Meeting

Is happening Wednesday 18th February 7pm at the ACP hope you can make it.
We will be hearing from Danny Eastwood
Danny will be talking about successfully making the transition from assistant to photographer. If you have any questions you specifically would like to ask Danny you can either email me and I will pass them on to Danny or come armed on the night.

Looking forward to Wednesday, also checkout the Blog of Photoshop guru Scott Kelby, plenty to keep you interested and a blog entry from Joey L too.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Head On Seminar

Most people in Sydney have heard about the Head On Portait prize, which is running again this year.
Submissions are due the end of March.
One thing different about this year's event is on the 4th March, at the Chauvel Cinema, (Projections Venue for May) Head on is running a one day seminar covering different aspects of preparing a submission for the Head On Portrait prize.
Details are here cost is only 15 bucks so be quick, places are limited.

Monday, February 2, 2009


Check out this competition The Leica Oskar Barnack Award
Not bad if you win, who couldn't do with five thousand euros?

Check out his blog

I found myself on this blog today which belongs to Billy law's company Figuro, who were the nice people that designed the site for Projections

Have a look, Billy is quite an accomplished photographer in his own right too, check out his personal sight Here

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Essence of Australia

Australian competition that definitely looks worth entering, no matter which you prefer, first prize will suit you.

Head to for all the details.

Call For Entries Extended

No one should have any excuse for not entering now, the cut off date for Projections has now been extended until the end of February.

The next trampoline meeting will be happening on Wednesday 18th February, at the ACP, 257 Oxford Street, Paddington.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Next meeting for February will be Wednesday 18th

A big thanks to the people that came out to the last trampoline meeting. A big thank you also to Alfonso Calero for sharing some of his work and advice on entering competitions, which reads something like this "JUST DO IT!!".

Next month we will be talking about making the transition from Assistant to Photographer, the pitfalls and common mistakes people make. We will be hearing from a guest speaker, stay tuned to find out who.
Hope you can make it for that one.

Quick link for the day a short video of Annie Leibovitz shooting the latest Louis Vuitton campaign with former James Bond, Sean Connery.

Monday, January 19, 2009


Trampoline is proud to announce that we have have partnered with the good people at Sun studios, located at 42 Maddox Street Alexandria. Sun has also been incredibly generous in offering Trampoline members a 5% discount on all accessories excluding apple gear, purchased from the Sun Store. Aswell as 5% discount on printing. On all other equipment, canon, broncolor, visatech, nikon, apple, leaf, manfrotto, california sunbounce Sun has assured they can talk a deal.
This is great news for assistants.

The only requirement for the discount is you need to be a payed up member of the ACMP. You can signup Here

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Checkout this kid's website Joey L his work is nothing short of amazing, all the more impressive being that he's only 18 years old. He has accomplished a lot already having shot a cover for the Forbes magazine, aswell as shooting the images for the Twilight movie that is out right now.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

One week and counting

Our Next Sydney meeting is only a week away. It will be happening on Wednesday 21st January at the ACP which is located at 257 Oxford Street, Paddington.
We will be kicking off at 7pm and will be talking about finalising entries for projections.
We will be hearing from a past finalist and category winner on the night, entries close 30th January, all details can be found on the website.
Plus we will have a couple of special announcements on the night so come check it out.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

What to charge

After a recent conversation with someone about what to charge I'd thought I'd post this link to various resources and a few different bits of software photographers can use when preparing quotes for jobs. If there is a single area of your business you really need to have a solid understanding of, it's what to charge when quoting on jobs. Here is the link thanks to David Bean for posting them on flickr .

Monday, January 5, 2009

Too Much Chocolate

Came across this website Too Much Chocolate great concept, checkout the interview with Jen jenkins from Giant Artists talking about what she looks for in new artists to rep and how to approach agents about getting represented.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Another One

I came across this while checking out the PDN website, another competition to check out, personally I want to enter some competitions in 09. So watch for more in the coming months.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

You better be quick

Happy New Year to everyone, hope you had a great night last night, quick link for today Hearst 8x10 looks like an amazing competition to enter if you've got some stuff ready to go, you best be quick though, submissions close today.