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Rustic Australian Countryside - The small town of Rylstone

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One of the Dam's looking toward Kandos  On the property, Lindoway looking back toward The Shed  It happened. A rare weekend when I wasn't shooting for a client! So I threw the camera in the car and headed three hours out of Sydney to  the Central Tablelands.  I visited a friend's property, Lindoway, in  Rylstone ,  a small town with a population of 615 people and at least 10 times that in sheep! View toward the town of Kandos There are 65 sheep on Lindoway and this is as close as I could get as they are quite skittish. The leader sheep lets out a massive Baa (he tried to sound scary but Baa still sounds cute to me) then they all take off.  Today is particularly warm 30 degrees celsius but it did cool considerably in the evening.  There don't seem to be any mosquitos but the flies certainly make up for it. The great Aussie salute probably originated here! So many flies... There are always jobs to do on a property a

Behind The Scenes - Ronan Keating, Mirusia, Danielle Spencer and more donate time to ACMF

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Ronan Keating  at Fox Studios on a break during The Voice Filming Don Spencer  ACMF Founder and Crusader When the producers at  Hixon Films  asked me to be a part of this project, I accepted without hesitation.  Firstly, being able to work with seriously talented, award winning producers Alex and Catherine was extremely appealing.  Then, being able to support  Australian Children's Music Fund  (ACMF) was an easy one for me. Such an  incredible organisation providing music to children that might not normally have access to it.  For me, it was personal. I couldn't imagine life without music. Music saved me. Through my brothers schizophrenic beatings, my mother's attempted suicide and the other childhood stresses, I was safe because I was able to channel my emotions into piano, singing and violin. I was one of the lucky ones. Peter Northcote  muscician and producer Shooting at  Key Studio  in North Sydney, t he line up of support was pretty incred

LinkedIn Headshot Session with a twist! - Portrait Shoot in Chatswood, Sydney Studio

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Nice Dramatic B&W Photo for the LinkedIn or the wife! Generally, we go for the more conservative background colours but for this LinkedIn headshot session, we not only got to break out the coloured backdrops, we also got to shoot some more dramatic black and white portraits. Why not, right? You want to stand out, make a statement. Especially on LinkedIn. If you scroll through all those profiles, you know who is going to make the biggest impact. Mike here will. One, because he took the time to have a professional photo but also because he chose a fabulous blue.  We still shot on the more conservative background but now Mike has choices!  These images are perfect for a variety of purposes not only for LinkedIn but for his website, professional organisation website, Facebook profile and as a gift for his wife! The Gray is extremely versatile and fits well for a LinkedIn Profile photo or on a website. Nina Beilby is a professional photographer and phot

Keywords The Key To Top Rated Google Searches - Top Lawyer LinkedIn Profile Photo Session

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The Red background stands out as a LinkedIn Profile Photo This nice clean image will feature on the front page of the website. The smart and lovely Family Lawyer Anjli, was my subject for this session. Anjli needed some headshots for her LinkedIn profile as well as her website for her firm, Western Sydney Legal Practice. As we needed images for a variety of purposes, we shot on different coloured backgrounds and changed outfits a few times.  Anjli ended up using the red for the LinkedIn which I just love. Scrolling down all of the LinkedIn profiles, she definitely makes an impression! As search engines are unable to read images, it is important to load them with keywords and alt tags so that you can be found. It also increases ratings in  Google searches. So we loaded Anjli's images for her LinkedIn and Website with relevant keywords including services they provide and location information. This is a service that we provide at no extra charge, so just come to

Walking Sydney - City to St Leonards

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Sean giving us instructions I joined this meetup group some time ago but haven't managed a walk until now. I am so pleased that I finally did. We met in Lang Park in York Street. Our fearless leader, Sean handed us each a map and a few tips and suggestions for staying safe and then we were on our way. Our First Stop at Observatory Hill Setting a pretty fast pace, we headed to Observatory Hill where we quickly stopped to regroup then walked over the Bridge to Kirribilli. There is a water fountain here, so a good spot to refill our water bottles. Here is my map. The part to The Bridge is a little dodgy because of the GPS (I forgot to turn it on..doh!) but the rest is good. You can get to the Bridge numerous ways in any case.  Walking across Sydney Harbour Bridge Kirribilli looking back toward the City Sean waiting for us at Luna Park Lavender Bay or Quiberee Lavender Bay or Quiberee Waverton Oval looking toward McMahons Point Waver