Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Bearded Iris







I love these little guys all cheeky like, they look like they are poking their tongues out!!
LOL
Flowers with attitude!

3 more sleeps until my exhibition, OMG!
Enjoy the Iris selection today. I so enjoyed taking them!
Playing with f stops and DOF to create some surreal and real images.
What fun!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Dont you love it when you discover something new?


Shh! if you are real good ill share the secret with you!

I have discovered a business who prints images on to canvas.
Now Im sure you will say...so what!

BUT!

They are very compeditively priced, have fast turnaround times, you can order online (yeah so ....but where can you proof on line as well??) are highly creative and
best of all, they care about your photos and you being happy with the results.

Strange creatures in todays world.

Check out: Brilliant Prints http://www.brilliantprints.com.au/
And because im so impressed check out their other products:
I cant wait for my next arrival in the mail, lots of canvas, ice mounts and art blocks
and only 7 days until I set up for my exhibition

Yikkes..!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Working with kids and animals






Don't they say working with kids and animals are challenging times for a photographer?
That can be the case, but I believe you have to be creative, quick and spontaneous - go with the flow.
In this case my subject grabbed my camera and took this photo of her self.


I simply enhanced her eyes and teeth to give her a surreal look.

With the calf, I got down to the same level and zoomed in quick and took the photo.

The other photo I simply tilted the camera and got a long titled shot.
I then placed a beautifier filter through Mr Photoshop and I have a great photo memory.

Have fun, play, enjoy your subjects and your photos will demonstrate the fun and spontaneity.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

WINE & FOOD EXPO Black Spur Inn @ 436 Maroondah Hwy Narbethong




Come visit all these small producers at Black Spur Inn
Sunday 18 October 2009
from 10.30 am - 5pm
Little Cathedral Wines
Girdwood Estate
Snobs Creek Estate
Gioiello Estate
Murrindindi Vineyards
Delatite Winery
Growlers Gully
Kinloch Wines
Sedona Estate
Mt Samaria Vineyard
Ros Ritchie Wines
Buller View Wines
Buxton Trout and Salmon Farm,
and me: Sam Hicks photography, business development and marketing.

There will be marquee stalls on the Lawn:

Alexandra Quality Meats, Wild Crust Bakery,Ashton Lodge Preserves,GSOGA Olive Association,Oi Olives,Plantsby Shelly,Little Food,Mandy’s Cakes,Carty’s Gourmet Nuts,Cathedral Honey,Strathbogie Ranges Olives,Misty Spring Berries,Hook & Spoon wine and food tastings, short lunch & music
see u there!