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If you’d like to come along, it can be booked through the AIPP. You don’t have to be a photographer/AIPP member to come along either.
Date: Weds, Oct 30th
Time: 7pm for 7.15pm start
Location: 79 Ireland St, Melbourne West (buzz reception for entry)
Strictly limited places
Cost: $10 (student), $15 (member) and $25 (non-member)
I was recently featured in Nett Magazine/Online Entrepreneur Magazine, in which I talk about running a business.
You can read the online article here http://nett.com.au/
Last year I was in NZ for a ski holiday when Christchurch was hit by an earthquake. The earthquake was a magnitude of 7.4 and Christchurch was declared a state of emergency. The earthquake struck at 4:35am. The photos below are shoots I took that day.
The photographs were published in the December-January issue of Insurance and Risk Professional.
Despite living in Japan for a couple of years and feeling numerous earthquakes, I’d never seen or experienced anything like this before. I was impressed at how quickly the recovery efforts started and how life seem to continue on.
Recently I met and photographed a feature in Latte Magazine for Emma Isaacs who is the entrepreneur behind Business Chicks. A successful entrepreneur in her own right, she likes to shine the spotlight on other successful women carving a path in their own chosen profession. The focus of the current issue is on Natalie Bloom from Bloom Cosmetics. Natalie has managed to build a very successful cosmetics company despite humble beginnings. And to top that, she is also one of the easiest, friendliest people to photograph and work with! Some people are just too awesome!
The images I shot for the magazine cover and feature are below…
And if you don’t mind, I might just toot my own trumpet a little, this is a testimonial Emma wrote about working with me on my linkedin profile:
“Lizzy does a great job of photographing those who’d rather be someplace else! We hired her for a shoot for the Business Chicks magazine, Latte and she was super professional and a delight to work with. Well done Lizzy and thanks so much.”
This shoot was for Hazeldene in the Yarra Valley. Hazeldene is a beautiful retreat in the Yarra Valley. It is very popular for weddings but Hazeldene wanted some photographs which also showcased their accommodation options and facilities for corporate clients. It’s a stunning property with heaps of nooks and crannies to enjoy the surroundings. I highly recommend you check it out! I am thinking it’s be perfect for Lizzy C’s next corporate retreat!
Thanks to Rachael for assisting me on this one.
See more photos from this shoot on the Hazeldene website
This is important because, as she states on her website social psychologists have determined that visual presence contributes 55% to the impression we make on other people.
Hint, this may also be a good reason to have great photographs on your website!!
In the end I did really well! I was named
AIPP Victorian landscape photographer of the year
and was also awarded
highest scoring print in the landscape category!
I also scored a silver award for a wedding image. I have posted all of the winning images below.
Look East were the ideal client, really. They were open to ideas and suggestions but also had clear ideas of what they wanted to achieve and illustrate. We worked together closely to make sure we had a brief that would ensure we would capture images which would appeal to their target market and illustrate the overall mood and feel of their brand.
The photo shoot was a sucess thanks to the following people: Rachael (My photographic assistant ), Amy (makeup), Paula (hair), Tori (Talent), Kelly and Louisa
You can’t help but smile when you talk to Bridget. She has a lovely warm personality and is obviously passionate about what she does. Bridget is the director of Fresh Green Clean. Fresh Green Clean consult, educate and train organisations on green cleaning. In the process of creating a new website, Bridget realised that she needed good quality professional images to portray her message and what she does to potential clients. I did a range of photographs for Fresh Green Clean including Bridget’s profile photographs and images she can use on her website and promotional material to promote what she does clearly and concisely. Because Brigid works closely with people as a consultant and as an educator it was important that her profile portraits portrayed her warm and approachable personality. Her clients range from large corporates to cleaning companies so it was important to have a range of images that all clients could identify with.
From what I heard, while photographing her training course and talking to Bridget about what she does is surprisingly fascinating and I’ve picked up a few tip bits to apply when cleaning!
Thanks so much to Julie Sucksmith for teeing everything up for the shoot and helping out on the day too!
I haven’t had much of a chance to blog post many of the recent commercial portraits and commercial work I’ve been doing recently. Being in the mist of the wedding season makes it difficult to do extra things like blog! I will endeavour to post more images here though!
ROVING EYE/ SERIES BY ELIZABETH BULL
After years of playing in back rows in Queensland, David Carroll moved to Melbourne and, through the brotherhood of tuba players, broadened his musical and cultural experience through a banda musicale Italiana.
“You come back next week or we kill you!” These words, spoken in jest, made it clear to me that I was becoming a member of an unusual extended family. No, not a clandestine crime syndicate or an outlaw bikie gang but, rather, an Italian concert band named ‘Vincenzo Bellini’ in suburban Melbourne.
I had been playing tuba in bands since I was at primary school in regional Queensland. Having spent nearly two decades performing as both a professional and enthusiastic amateur I thought that I had ‘been there, done that’ as far as music was concerned.
The Bellini band proved I could not have been more wrong.
Within five minutes of sitting down in my customary seat in the back row I was offered a drink from an espresso cup. Assuming that this was a rite of passage into the band I quickly drank it. Instead of the espresso coffee that I was expecting, the cup contained grappa, an Italian concoction that tasted like a blend of plum juice and lighter-fluid.
It very quickly became clear that rehearsals were conducted in Italian. At one point the conductor threw his arms in the air and exclaimed “Mamma mia!” A fellow member of the brotherhood of tuba players, Renato, offered his services as an Italian–English translator. “That means that he’s unhappy with how we were playing,” he explained. I didn’t have the heart to tell Renato that the conductor’s passionate expression and hand gestures had already made his message pretty clear.
At this point the rehearsal gave way to one of the few things more important than music – espresso coffee and homemade Italian biscuits. It all seemed a million miles away from the rock-hard scones and cups of instant coffee served during band rehearsals back in Toowoomba.
During the break I started talking with some of the bandmembers – making a conscious effort to avoid slipping into my Marlon Brando impersonation – and discovered that, beneath their gruff exteriors, they were a wonderful, magnanimous group of people who seemed to take pleasure in leading me into their world. I left my first rehearsal with a stomach full of cake, a navy blue uniform that made me look like a tram conductor, a dozen words of Italian and plenty of you’ll-never-believe-what-happened stories.
For many weeks my newfound friends showed concern about me rehearsing on Fridays and in a Catholic church. They had assumed I was Jewish because my name is David. They couldn’t believe I was just David from Queensland. I had to be “something”, and at least have some exotic religious background. When I corrected their error, I was fondly given the nickname ‘Skip’. Despite the significant differences in age, appearance and cultural background I’ve never felt so welcome.
One night, my wife (Lizzy) and I accepted a dinner invitation from one of the bandmembers, Emi, a kind-hearted saxophone player who emigrated from Malta as a young man. As we sat in his living room, drinking his homemade wine, he leaned over to me and said: “David, you are here tonight for two reasons. The first reason: I like you. The second reason is because I, too, know what it is like to move far away from your home. It is an honour and a pleasure to return to you some of the hospitality that I received when I first arrived in Australia all those years ago.”
It was only then that I understood what really kept this group of people coming together to play music and drink every Friday night. When they are together, home probably doesn’t feel so far away.
These photos were taken by Elizabeth Bull, from Lizzy C Photography (lizzyc.com.au), one Sunday afternoon at a Catholic Feast Day in Melbourne. David Carroll is still playing in the Bellini band and has also added a Maltese and an additional Italian band to his gigging schedule.