Monday, December 13, 2010

Worth Watching

Chase Jarvis sits down and talks to Jeremy Cowart

Saturday, December 11, 2010

I know what you want for Christmas

An Ipad of course, check out the ACMP website for the details on how to win one Here

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Anyone feeling generous???

I just found what I want for Christmas... Ferrari H4D

Saturday, November 20, 2010

An Evening with Nik Software

Silverpixel and Nik Software invite you to an evening with Victor Ha and Mornee Sherry of Nik Software.

Join Victor as he reveals the technology and creative possibilities behind Nik Software's award-winning software Define, Viveza, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and the latest creation, HDR Efex Pro. Victor will also explain the techniques of how to shoot HDR for the best results, and then demonstrate this exciting new software product for creating realistic to artistic HDR images.

Time: 6.00 - 9.00pm
Date: Thursday, 2nd Dec 2010
Where: Silverpixel, 1/39 Phillip St, Newtown 2042 ( enter via Gladstone St )

Contact: David Roche

Want to have your work exhibited in New York?

Of course you do, As well your work will be critiqued by an art director from Leo Burnett.
Get onto it you have til the end of the month... Humankind

Friday, November 12, 2010

Calling all volunteers

Projections Sydney is in need of some go to people to help this coming Tuesday night at the Chauvel Cinema Paddington. If you are good at anything we'd love to have a hand setting up and packing down after the event. For your services you will receive free entry into the event.
If your keen to be involved with Projections and Trampoline we'd love to hear from you or you can just turn up on Tuesday to the Chauvel at 4pm.

Looking forward to seeing you at the Event!!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Projections 2010 free tickets yes please

Ok it's been awfully quiet on the blog for the last few months and I sincerely apologise for the lack of posts but I have been terribly busy of late. To make up for this I am offering two free tickets to both the Sydney and Melbourne Projections screenings to the first two people to correctly tell me who the winners have been from the last three years of Projections?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Only 1 Month to go before Projections 2010

It's now only one month away and shaping up to be the biggest year yet with a massive amount of truly exceptional work, don't forget to book your tickets early here
Not that you should wait to buy any but in the coming weeks I will be giving away two tickets to the Sydney event...

Friday, September 24, 2010

National Portrait Photographic Prize

Entries are now open for the 2011 National Portrait Photographic Prize NPPP2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Shoot every assignment as if it's your dream assignment

I came across this video today and a couple of things mentioned I thought was really good advice for photographers aspiring to be somewhere different and shooting different kinds of jobs someday...
Keep the dream alive
Also Dan Winters has a new website His portraiture is amazing!!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

One Life

Cool comp from PDN and ArtistsWanted Now Open SO Get Cracking... Details Here

Thursday, September 2, 2010

State of play

Post worth reading


The good People at World Bar have partnered with the St Vincent's Hospital to hold a charity exhibition, with funds raised to be used to help Gorman House.

Get on it people you have a week...

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Everybody loves to do things at the last minute

For the rest of you who haven't, you have until 11:59pm tomorrow - 1 September to submit. 

I have been surprised to hear from so few agents for their photographers. If you have an agent who has not yet either contacted you to submit or submitted on your behalf, I'd be asking some questions!

I am looking for submissions in the following areas - ensure you submit something in all areas:
The Work – your best images of the year (August 2009 to August 2010).
Top five lists - your Top Fives in the categories NOT Top Ones.
Favourite websites and blogs.
Please see below for details on submitting.
The Work
The Annual is all about showcasing the best work shot by Australian and New Zealand photographers, both commissioned and personal work.
How to send

Please send up to six (6) of your best shots taken from August 2009 to August 2010 for consideration in our very special edition of the magazine. The easiest way to submit files will be to combine them all into one zip file and send with - a free upload service. DO NOT ZIP AND UPLOAD INDIVIDUAL FILES.

Images should be approximately 6x9 inch 300dpi JPEG 12 – do not send TIFFs.

What to send

Please send an accompanying e-mail with caption/credit information as well as what category the various images fall into. For example, Advertising, Wedding, Portrait, Magazine/Editorial, Photojournalism/Documentary or emerging or student work, to suggest just a few categories. Please ensure you indicate whether the work was commissioned or a personal project (using C or P in the file name to designate. Not required for emerging category). I would love to see images across a broad range of specialisations.

Naming standard examples

Wedding1C-YOURSURNAME.jpg or Doco3P-YOURSURNAME.jpg or Editorial2C-YOURSURNAME.jpg or Emerging5-YOURSURNAME.jpg

Top Five lists

Please share your Top 5 with us for the year, in any or all of the following areas. Don't be shy - lists will be aggregated, not attributed to individual photographers. We'll tally up the votes and share the results.

Categories to consider include:

Gear and technology

- best photographic iPhone apps

- best Photoshop plug-ins

- best software

- best pieces of gear you’ve discovered this year


- most impressive screw up on the shoot (that the client never knew about and those they did!) – names will be hidden to protect photographers and clients

- trends you’ve noticed

- dodgy business practices

- weird moments you and your assistants experienced on a shoot - names will be hidden to protect photographers and assistants

Service providers receivers

- best assistants

- best retouchers

- best studios hired

- best talent agencies

- best casting resources

- best design agencies

- best ad agencies

- best gear hire facilities

- best business resources – accountants, graphic and web designers, business coaches, insurance brokers and other useful service providers or resources.

Best websites

Please also share your favourite websites for information and inspiration – send as many as you deem suitable for this category.

Some areas to consider may include local and overseas photographers, blogs, forums and suppliers.


The deadline is 1 September 2010. No material submitted after this date can be considered, unless we've had "the chat".

Please forward this message on to anyone you think has some amazing work to share and would like to potentially be published in the magazine, whether emerging or seasoned professional.

Cheers and thanks for your time,


Marc Gafen

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Got some special skills

Full time, $45-55,000 ex super
Chippendale, Sydney Inner West

• State-of-the-art production environment
• Friendly staff & supportive management
• Close to Central Station

Momento is Australia's most established photobook company with a focus on premium quality
and we’re looking for someone who appreciates strict quality control and production targets.

Tasks & Responsibilities
• Production workflow management
• Issue management & resolution
• Production performance & reporting
• Staff schedules & resource allocation
• Stocktake & supplies management

You’re adept at managing a large number of concurrent jobs, work well under pressure,
continuously adapting to change and show great attention to detail.

Issue resolution and problem solving are second nature, complementing your exceptional
organisational, prioritisation and communication skills.

You can work unsupervised and effectively train, motivate and discipline with maturity and a

A background in print, media, publishing or photography and production scheduling will serve
you well.

If this sounds like you, submit your resume to

Friday, August 27, 2010

The Factory Of Yeah

Happening tonight at 196 Harbord Road in Brookvale. A charity fund raising event to raise money for Homes for Hope.

Kicks off at 6pm...Chance to win some great prizes and check out some great artwork too.
Details factory of yeah

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Another Competition

internationalapertureawards First prize is $20 Grand US, you have til the 15th October...

Thursday, July 29, 2010

No Excuses

Call for entries for this years Projections competition have been extended for another two weeks, until the 15th August. So now you have no excuse for not submitting an entry...

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Want to win a 16GB Wifi Ipad?

Of course you do details are on the ACMP website

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

FBI fundraiser Thursday 22nd July

Happening tomorrow night with all proceeds going to FBI radio check it

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Congratulations to Mark Tipple

For taking out the top honours in the 2010 Shutterbug competition with the underwater project

Monday, July 19, 2010

This Week

Tomorrow night at the Chauvel cinema, Paddington Shutterbug 2010 is happening...

The following night at the Redbull Gallery 41 Bourke Road Alexandria, Mark Watson will be speaking and showing some of his action sports Photography tickets here

Friday, June 18, 2010

Big Money

Closing dates for two well known Portrait prizes are fast approaching
The MGA Bowness Prize and also the Moran Photographic Portrait Prize So get to it!!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Projections 2010 Call for Entries Now Open

Head to theprojections for all the details

Girls and Cars Tomorrow night

Tomorrow night at the China Heights gallery an exhibition opening by our very own Fiona Wolf.
Fresh from her win of this years Head On Portrait prize Fi is showing a series of work she has been for working on for the last couple of years.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Lighting set up for time cover

Gregory Heisler walks us through his set up for shooting Bruce Springsteen for the cover of Time magazine here

Friday, June 11, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

You have to be in it to win

Want to win a Canon 1dmk IV of course you do go here
and if you'd like a shot at being the photofocus emerging photographer of the year here for all the details...

Creative Sydney

Has had some great artist talks and events on as part of Vivid sydney.

Scrathing the surface tonight at the MCA will be awesome and come hear the organisers of the finders keepers markets tomorrow here

Been loving this bad weather we've been having in Sydney lately?

Why not move to the Uk and enjoy it for a whole year....
Weather aside this is a great opportunity for young creatives to realise their dream you only have a week to apply so get to it!!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Tonight tonight tonight

For the Sydney heads, New Photographic show opening tonight at Somedays gallery details here

Saturday, June 5, 2010

A couple of comps for you to enter

Win both pass go and collect 50 grand what could be easier?
Photography book now
Vimeo awards

3d Portraits

Show on for a couple more days yet read about it here

One Of Britains Best Photographers Passes Away


Great documentary about the life of Brian Duffy

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Portrait Exhibition Opening this Friday 6pm

For the Sydney heads there is a new artist run space in woollomooloo and they have a new exhibition opening this Friday 28th May from 6pm.

For a sneak peek go here

See you there

Monday, May 24, 2010

Liquid Light

Cool light painting experiment with the results being a  Hennessy campaign.  

Friday, May 14, 2010

And the Head On winner is...

A big congratulations goes to our very own trampoline member and projections coordinator Fiona Wolf!!!
Well done FI, all the hard work has finally paid off. Among other things Fiona is now a proud owner of a 5dmk2!!!
Fi also has an exhibition coming up with Ingver Kenne and Toby Dixon.

More details to follow soon.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Busy Weekend

Shane Rozario is having an exhibition this Saturday evening 1st May in Chippendale followed by another exhibition that opens on Sunday 2nd by the talented Marilia Ogayar details here

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Marketing Strategies for Successful photographers

Great Information on the Photoshelter blog about marketing.
A must read for all photographers serious about success.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Great Interview with Simon Harsent

Go here
Simon will be speaking at the next Sydney Trampoline meeting at the end of the month...

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

Up Update for new Canon firmware

Apparently a bug has been fixed from the previous update to Version 2.0.4
Go here



Monday, March 22, 2010

How to become a better photographer

Great article from the Prophoto 101 blog

Low light Competition

Head to the Photoreview website for details on how to win a brand new sony cybershot

Monster Children On Thursday night and the Chauvel on Sat

The latest exhibition opens this Thursday at Monster gallery

And then a special presentation of short films by the Beautiful losers artists is happening on Saturday night at the Chauvel

What the hell is Pecha Kucha?

Want to present some of your work and talk about it at the Sydney Biennale?
Head to the website for all the details, submissions close at the end of the month..

Film photo exhibition this friday night

Interesting exhibition happening this Friday at The National Grid

Where would you rather be?

Coronaextra comp

Creating an online portfolio

Great info over at austrlianinfront about different options for creating an online portfolio as well as a summary of both days of semipermanent by Rebecca Wolkenstein who came and spoke at Trampoline last year.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

This Message is brought to you by...

All the letters of the Alphabet go here to find out what I'm talking about.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

You want to shoot 24fps on your 5dmk2

Finally your prayers have been answered

Creativity Alone is Not enough

Check out Chase Jarvis' blog for some great words on creativity and innovation.

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Best Self Promotion Piece Ever

Do you have $15 grand just lying around at home, Maybe you could do what Casey Templeton did and create a stunning self promotion piece that he sent out to 300 agencies/creatives across the United states.
The results seem to have already generated more business than he spent.

Friday, March 12, 2010


The Official Trampoline blog will be moving soon so please update the details when we do.
The ACMP's new website will be launching soon and will be hosting the Trampoline blog.
Keep a look out for the new url coming soon.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Want to Work at the Front?

The Front have moved to Henderson Road Redfern and are looking for someone to work in their equipment department

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Too Many Competitions, Not enough time

Less than two weeks left to submit your entries for this year's Head on Portrait Prize

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Monday Night

If you haven't booked already or didn't know about it, you now have no excuse...
L and P Photographic is hosting a free Pro Photo seminar at the Freeway Hotel, opposite where they are in artarmon.
This should be a great event and a chance to see the latest Profoto gear in action.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Awesome Event Coming Up on Tuesday March 9th

For the Sydney heads, an informal meet up will be happening at the Art house Hotel, in the Dome Lounge(level 1) from 5-6:30pm on Tuesday March 9th. This is a free event and all photographer's, assistants, operators etc are welcome.
No membership or industry association required to attend.
Come and hang out, meet some people, have a chat, get some advice, or maybe bring some work you want feedback on.

This is such a great idea, and a throw back to the good old days I hear older photographers talk about when photographers used to get together and share ideas and war stories perhaps in an informal setting with no keynote speaker that people were there to hear talk.

Tell anyone you think may be interested in attending this event.

Hat's off to Torunn Momtazi for making this happen.

See you there on Tuesday week.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Simon Harsent's Melt And Rock at the ACP

If you missed seeing it at the ACP, Simon's latest exhibition melt will be opening at the Saatchi gallery, 70 George Street the rocks, This Wednesday from 6:30pm

Also this coming Friday come and hear Daniel Boud and Tony Mott speak about photographing live music at the ACP Gallery between 6 and 8pm.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010

New York New York

3rd Ward Open Call.
The chance to win 5 grand, a 3 month residency in New York plus accommodation and studio facilities!!! Where do I submit my work to ??

Friday, January 29, 2010

Australia Feature

Peter Eastway was recently featured here

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Happy Australia Day!!!

Hope you get out and take some photos...would love to see what people shoot today.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes photos by James Elks

More shot s from Monday night

Photos by Weraroa Kawana
Link to more photos go here

Friday, January 22, 2010

Need to shoot a car maybe?

I received this email today from Russell, the studio manager at mammoth Studios.
He attended monday night's shoot and has an offer for Trampoline blog followers.

A few photos from Monday night

More photos to follow...

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Want to go shoot WA with Trente Parke

Head to the website for all the details here thanks to Jamie Williams for the heads up.

Starting the year with a high speed flash!!!

This may not not look like much gear to some but the value would equal the total cost of a two bedroom apartment in Sydney.
This was the gear we had to play with last night in the first Sydney Trampoline meeting for the year. A big thank you must be given to Sun studios who provided their biggest studio and lighting gear for those who attended to play with.

Stay tuned for the results from the night coming soon.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Want to Live in New York Rent Free?

You now have an extra week to get your entry in for the chance to win free accommodation in New York..
Head to artistswanted for all the details.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Pimp Your Laptop in 2010

This is a cool way to customise your laptop, ipod or iphone and support independant artists at the same time WIN WIN. gelaskins

Want to be on the Mardi Gras photo team?

Emerging Photographers head over to the ACMP website for all the details

The First Trampoline Meeting for 2010

It's happening this coming Monday night, between 7pm and 9pm at Sun Studios, directions to Sun are here

You DO NOT want to miss this event.
It is a practical event, come one come all, bring your camera.
Sun studios has very kindly allowed us the use of their biggest studio for this event.
There will also be Broncolor lighting packs available on the night for people to plug into and use.
We have bboys who will be having a breakdance battle for your enjoyment as well as gymnast/circus performers, fire twirlers and skateboarders.
All on hand for you to shoot!!! There is no cost or cover charge for this event.
It is going to be huge!!!

Get your photos on the AIPP website

I just recieved an email from the AIPP, they're on the lookout for people to help with the new website plus if you wanted to have some of your images used as web banners, contact them. A link to the letter is here

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Inspiration for the new year

I came across this after following a link from chase jarvis' blog Definitely worth checking out and make sure you view in full screen!!

Also if you haven't checked out the nikonfestival site yet do yourself a favour and get over there. Some really great work there.
You can vote and decide who wins.

A couple of my favourites in the cards
new york state of mind and some comedic relief,
your future husband

Monday, January 11, 2010

Best Be Quick

Capture Magazine is on the lookout for work by emerging photographers to feature in the talent section of the magazine.

You need to send 3-5 images of your best work (500kb-1mb per image jpegs)to by tomorrow so get cracking!!!

Good luck.

Also We have the first Trampoline meeting for the year happening this coming Monday night 18th January at Sun Studios between 6 and 8pm.

This is a practical meeting so bring your camera there will be various things happening in the studio for people to photograph including skateboarders, breakdancers and circus freaks. I hope you can make it to this free event.

Directions of how to get to Sun here

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Friday, January 8, 2010

Looking for Somewhere to Post your work?

I have recently found out about this website which you can post images to and have different portfolios of work. There are quite a few well known Australian photographers on there already...

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Friday, January 1, 2010

Best Business Practices for Photgraphers

Just thought I'd share a book I have recently started reading. It has been reviewed and recommended by Strobist and chase jarvis.
Best business practices for photographers should be required reading for photographers!
Great note to start the year on.
What photographic goals have you set for the year ahead?
This is a great year for emerging photographer's to knuckle down and get serious and for those transitioning from assisting to start shooting.