November 5, 6, 7 and (for some) 8th.
We’re pulling up our mud-drenched boots from Melbourne’s boggy streets, and we’re heading north for some Sun, sand and snapping in Brisbane and the Gold Coast over 3 (and for some people, four) days.
We start the shoot in Brisbane’s CBD, kicking off at two of the most prestigious addresses in the city: Eagle Street Pier and Waterfront Place. Both parts of Brisbane’s Golden Triangle, they have a sweeping view of the Brisbane River, Story Bridge and Kangaroo Point as the backdrops to a variety of imagery.
Themes: dining out, family excursions, meeting friends, socialising, corporate
Our main focus will be shooting aboard the yacht, as well as around Tangalooma, where an artificial reef has been created with numerous scuttled ships allowing for snorkeling, as well as beach activities and hiking in the bushland close to shore.
Themes: Water activities/sailing, beach lifestyle
We pick up and relocate to the Gold Coast for the day. Most of our shooting activity will be based at Raffles Royale and Surfers City Hotels, with the white sandy beaches of Surfers Paradise only a short walk away.
The two hotels are relics of the region’s early days, and Surfers City in particular is now prized by such labels as Rip Curl and Just Jeans for their shoots due to its authenticity…right down to the shagpile carpet, retina popping colour schemes and fake wood panel walls. It’ll make you want to slap your parents for thinking it was fashionable.
In the afternoon, four lucky photographers will embark on a special shoot on the helipad at Gold Coast Helitours, shooting in and around the helicopters in between tours arriving and departing. Slots for this shoot are allocated to the first photographers to register and pay for their tickets in full.
Themes: surfing culture, 1960s and 1980s period, pool party, budget travel
…and if this isn’t enough?
If you’re a mentor you get an exclusive shoot in the 5-star Treasury Hotel in central Brisbane. If you’re a mentee, you also go into the draw, to be chosen by the mentors at the end of Day 3 to shoot alongside them.
Now…just one thing left to do…
….make with the clicky?