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Cooly Rocks On 2016
Cooly Rocks On 2016
Lifestyle, Photography

Cooly Rocks On 2016

Cooly Rocks On was on again for 2016; and I ventured out before the crowds arrived to get some clean, artistic photos of the cars and also the Gold Coast scenery—with cars ranging from hot rods, to big American muscle cars, and the more unusual and downright weird.
RACQ MotorFest | July 2015
RACQ MotorFest | July 2015
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RACQ MotorFest | July 2015

RACQ’s celebration of all things motoring, MotorFest was on Sunday 12 July 2015. I went along for the first time this year and had a great time checking out all the cars and snapping some photos. There was a great mix of vehicles on display, from early 1900's vintage models, to classic roadsters and muscle cars, right up to the latest state-of-the-art electric vehicles including the Tesla Model S and BMW i8!
Cooly Rocks On | June 2014
Cooly Rocks On | June 2014
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Cooly Rocks On | June 2014

Cooly Rocks On, or 'Coolies' as it is affectionately known by the regulars, is a festival full of shows, live music, and of course: hundreds and hundreds of immaculately presented classic cars. Having the chance to attend four days of the festival—including the main weekend where all the cars were on display—meant I was able to capture a range of detail and action shots of the 'Coolies' cars, plus some of the local scenery that is Coolangatta and Rainbow Bay on the Gold Coast.
Standing Desk: Making A Stand For My Own Health
Standing Desk: making a stand for my own health
Lifestyle, Technology

Standing Desk: making a stand for my own health

One tweet. Just twenty-eight words. That's all it took to start a complete shift in the way I use my iMac in my full-time Marketing Communications role at work. I've rearranged and modified my desk, moved my chair over to one side, and have spent the last week standing at my computer instead of sitting in the stale, stagnant position I've spent the last ten or more years sitting in throughout my working life.
Hunter Valley Road-trip: Logitech UE Boombox
Hunter Valley road-trip: Logitech UE Boombox
Lifestyle, Technology

Hunter Valley road-trip: Logitech UE Boombox

We recently embarked on a two-thousand kilometre road-trip from Brisbane to the majestic Hunter Valley wine region in New South Wales. We set off in search of locally produced wine, boutique beer and to visit the Estate that makes virgin olive oil that Renée sells at the markets. We had our usual arsenal of iPhones for communication, searching for good coffee and playing music in the car, our compact Nikon P7000 for snapping some holiday shots, and the iPad for downloading and viewing those photos. But on this trip we had an extra hi-tech traveller, Logitech's battery-powered bluetooth enabled UE Boombox.
IPhoneography: Tips For Taking Better Photos With Your IPhone Or Smartphone
iPhoneography: tips for taking better photos with your iPhone or smartphone
Lifestyle, Photography, Technology

iPhoneography: tips for taking better photos with your iPhone or smartphone

I know plenty of people who have bought themselves thousands of dollars worth of camera gear with the promise that they'll instantly become an amazing photographer. Unfortunately this is like giving a self-opinionated, zit-faced wet-dreaming teenager the keys to a Lamborghini Aventador and expecting some kind of race driving child-prodigy to miraculously materialise. The absolute truth is: expensive cameras don't take amazing photos; people take amazing photos. With some tips about lighting and composition, there's no reason why you can't practice and develop your photography skills using simply the camera on your very own iPhone.
Can The IPhone 5 Camera Replace Your Point-and-shoot?
Can the iPhone 5 camera replace your point-and-shoot?
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Can the iPhone 5 camera replace your point-and-shoot?

Smartphones, and particularly late model iPhones, are remarkable little devices. They play our music, enable us to surf the net from virtually anywhere, we can watch feature length movies, Facebook, Twitter, emails, heck, I'm even typing this article on my iPhone 5 using an Apple BlueTooth keyboard. And while PCs and even notebook computers are frequently getting replaced by smaller, smarter, thinner iPhones and iPads, there's another product category that is suffering terribly under the burden of smartphone popularity: compact cameras.
Bean Brewding Brisbane Coffee Tour
Bean Brewding Brisbane Coffee Tour
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Bean Brewding Brisbane Coffee Tour

Twitter is fast becoming my favourite way to network and meet new like-minded people online. One of the most recent of those connections was through a family friend of mine who in turn put me in touch with some of his old workmates who now run a Brisbane based coffee blog website called Bean Brewding. If you’re not in Brisbane the site’s still worth a browse as it has lots of information, pictures and ideas for making coffee treats at home. If you are in Brisbane then this is fast becoming a local coffee bible that sniffs out and rates some of the city’s best coffee houses and roasteries. And on the 15 December 2012 Bean Brewding together with Yelp hosted the very first (hopefully of many to come) Bean Brewding Brisbane Coffee Tour—which I was lucky enough to get a personal invite to via my new found friends on Twitter!
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