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I'm a Cairns, far north Queensland, Australia professional photographer specialising in travel, editorial and environmental portraiture.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Photographic Exhibition

For those of you who live here in far north Queensland I wanted to give you a heads up about a new photographic exhibition being launched on Friday night in Innisfail. The Cassowary Coast Camera Club had me down to give some of their members a two-day travel photography workshop before sending them all out to capture some 'Northern Light".

They then sent me through the images for me to choose the final selects and on Friday night I will be popping down to make a little speech and see the final prints for myself. So if you've got no plans on Friday night pop on down to say hello. Here's the official release:

Thirty images depicting the landscapes of the Cassowary Coast have been selected to exhibit in Innisfail’s Central Gallery.

The Cassowary Coast is blessed with both outstanding natural beauty and a wealth of emerging photographic talent. This exhibition blends these aspects to produce an exciting exhibition entitled ‘Northern Light’.

The photographers completed a two day course with renowned international travel photographer Mr Paul Dymond, whose work has appeared in publications such as the National Geographic, Lonely Planet guides and TIME magazine. The course covered all aspects of travel photography with a particular emphasis on the subject of ‘light’ and creating a variety of effects, moods and colours through its use. Participants also explored the relationships which exist between the lighting, the subject and composition of the image and the technical understanding necessary to control these elements.

Artists were then invited to submit work that made an original statement about life in the Cassowary Coast way and also interpreted the use of light in some form.

Join the photographers for the official exhibition launch being held at 5:30pm on Friday the 10 October, with an official opening by Cassowary Coast Regional Council Mayor Cr Bill Shannon and guest speaker Mr Paul Dymond.

The exhibition has been made possible through a grant from the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between Arts Queensland and the Cassowary Coast Regional Council. The exhibition will be open from 9th to the 20th October and will coincide with the Innisfail Karnivale.

This is a great opportunity to explore the work and developing style of several emerging photographers in our community. The Cassowary Coast Camera Club meets once a month and welcomes new members. The club has formal meetings, workshops and exhibitions as well as photographic walks around the Tropical North. People of all ages and abilities are welcome.

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