Friday, 8 November 2013

The Grampians National Park

I hit the road again on Cup Day to shoot a few farms in western Victoria.  As the locations were near the Grampians in Victoria I had to take the scenic route home and shoot a few images for my stock library.  The Grampians are quite a sight from the air and I highly recommend taking a flight over them.  Perhaps on a nice and still day so you can get close as the wind can cause some turbulence as it hits the cliffs and mountains.  Check out these websites for more info on the area http://www.grampianstravel.com.au/  and http://www.visitvictoria.com/.

I took some time out on the way home to check out Central Park in Stawell where the 'Stawell Gift' is held every Easter.

Mount William, Grampians National Park

Grampians National Park




Friday, 25 October 2013

The Twelve Apostles

I hit the coast of Princetown, Southern Victoria to shoot some images for my stock library.

The Twelve Apostles

 The Twelve Apostles all eight of them.  

 

The Twelve Apostles

The Twelve Apostles

Mutton Bird Island

MuttonBird Island

 

 

 

 

Monday, 14 October 2013

Perfect Days

Saturday was the most perfect day I have seen in months.  I even managed to get the Melbourne CBD in the background for a client who had a location in Frankston.  And Melbourne s trees with their spring growth added extra colour to the city.

There are a few large high pressure systems heading towards Victoria at the end of the week - I'm thinking this may be the last of the rainy weather.


Jet Ski, Frankston

I even spotted someone loving life on a Jet Ski on Port Phillip Bay.

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Frankston looking toward Melbourne CBD.


Swanston street, Melbourne

The trees on Swanston Street add some colour to Melbourne during spring.

 

Friday, 11 October 2013

Boort & Heathcote Victoria.

Spent another day photographing locations in Central Victoria.

 

Woolshed Swamp in Boort
Woolshed Swamp, Boort

Boort & Little Lake Boort
Little Lake Boort, victoria.

Boort and Little Lake Boort
Aerial view of Boort township.

Heathcote Wine Region in Victoria.
Aerial view of Heathcote shot from the west looking east.
 

 

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Country Victoria - Aerial Photography

Over the last two weeks I have been doing some flying over most of Victoria. It was difficult trying to get a nice and clear day during spring time while the crops, mostly Canola were still in bloom.

That's the way it is in Victoria - you can have a set time for a shoot or you can wait for a sunny day, often you can't have both. I was happy with the results and from all reports so where the clients! I'm looking forward to doing the same next year with all the lessons learned things will run a lot smoother. It's been interesting discussing the crops with clients and learning a thing or two about Canola. I am a bit disappointed with the postal service in some parts of rural Victoria. Having relied on this to get my products to my clients & some getting lost & some taking over a week- it's just not good enough. You would think that 100+ years would be long enough to get it (the postal service) down pat, hopefully there is logical explanation to this.

Now let's look at a few of my favourite shots from the three days I spent flying.




[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600"] Patterns made by crops in north western Victoria, Australia[/caption]

 

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600"] Tree swamped by a Canola crop in north west Victoria.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600"] What an amazing location[/caption]

 

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600"] Patterns on a dairy farm, north west Victoria.[/caption]

Until next time.. 

 

 

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

What have I been upto

Here are a few jobs I have done recently.

This one was for a property developer doing some work in Williamstown.

It took a while to find a nice clear day in Melbourne but we got there eventually!

Check out the finished product here http://harwoodapartments.com.au/location/

And the below image was for Dalkeith Heights in Gippsland, giving potential customers a clear view of where the site is.

gippsland

 

Brett

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Kodak Instamatic X-15F



I cut my teeth on this little plastic marvel.
The Kodak Instamatic X-15F was made from 76 - 88 and was my first camera - my parents gave it to me for Christmas. Bit of a cliché in the photography world.
The shutter speed is pretty simple on as you don't have much of a choice 1/60 it is! The flash was a cartridge type (called a Magicube) that I remember buying at the chemist, I also remember the burning plastic smell fondly. It takes a 126 film cartridge, that was perfect for a kid as it was simple to load and got me used the the concept of loading film. The film was in-cased in a plastic shell and all one needed to do is drop it in the back of the camera.

[caption id="attachment_373" align="alignleft" width="280"]Mullock Heap Brett Price's first photograph of a mullock heap in Ballarat in Victoria, Australia.[/caption]

The image you see here is the first one I ever took with my Kodak circa 86 - 87. Its a mullock heap in the Ballarat area, I had no idea what a mullock heap was until this moment.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Exhibition April 12 2013

I'm going to be showing some work in April with 3 others at Arts on Burgundy in Heidelberg. The show will run from April 12th until April 27th 2013. Plenty of time to head down and check it out.

You can find more information here.

Melbourne, Docklands, CBD, Yarra Rangers

This is a nice view of Melbourne from around 3500 feet. Looking a bit small from this height. In ten years I expect the Docklands area will be fully utilized.

Docklands Melbourne

Friday, 18 January 2013



Here is an Aerial Photo taken with the Lytro. Not as intersting as I had hoped!

Monday, 7 January 2013

Air to Air, chopper to chopper on a Sunday


Opened the account for 2013 with an air to air shoot over Melbourne. Check out the size of these banners from Brandingbyair.com, Aerial Advertising.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

The Lytro Camera

Lytro Stacked
Every month this year I will be writing a series on every camera that I own. The first is the newest member of the bunch.

The Lytro is a new technology that enables the user to refocus the image using the software provided by Lytro. It can also do a perspective shift that looks pretty amazing. The best way to get a result from this camera is to shoot with something close and far from the camera. This would usually give a depth of field view in your ordinary camera. You still get the depth of field effect however you can adjust this from foreground to background. Try it out on the image below.



Image by brettprice.com.au



Dragonfly (by Greg Tokarski)

How does it work?  In a nutshell it captures the light rays from every direction; it's a little bit like some aerial survey equipment available.


Find out more info at https://www.lytro.com/


Stay tuned for some Lytro aerial photos