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long exposure, blurred water Narracan Falls. Stock photo of Gippsland by for Places I'd rather be blog post.

Places I’d like to be

22/08/2020 0

Here are a few of my photography hunting grounds. Or if you like, places I’d like to be, rather than stuck at home. Interesting times, […]



What can I do?

Well, the below link isn’t specifically Australian related, and some of the advice may be off-base, but it is worth a read.
It is probably worth two reads. Most photographers let image theft slip.

They are dismissing image theft as not worth the effort to attempt to recover compensation for blatant commercial exploitation of their hard work. I know, as I have been guilty of this on many occasions.
There are a few images I have that I would definitely follow up. And, have, with varying success.
Here is the link to defending copyright on the BBC’s website.


Vivid saturated double sunflower supplied by excitations




A weak cold front pictured moving across a sombre outback landscape, muted colours. Excitations Photo Adventures photo workshops.
Moody landscape North West Victoria, Australia.

Roughly once a month, I try and give an update on where we are on workshopping. Which means I get to read the previous months post. I want to think I’m a relatively positive, the glass is half full kind of bloke. But, now I’m starting to become a little less optimistic.

The road out of Corona Virus for us is not looking all that great. For those of you who don’t know. We live and work at the top end of the disaster state, Victoria. Our last recorded active case was back in March. The closest active case at the moment is over 500 kilometres away. But, people living and working less than 400metres from our office and studio can mostly go about their daily lives normally, while we are still of course, wearing a mask at all times.

We are still hoping and working towards some in-person events starting during March 2021. However, we are looking at ways to take some of our adventures online. The problem is I don’t want anything we do to be similar to content already available. Much hard work ahead I think:)


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    Temperature: 20.8°C Feels like: 18.4°C Dew point: 9.1°C Relative humidity: 47% Wind: SW at 11 km/h, gusting to 13 km/h Rain: 0.0mm since 9am Pressure: 1015.1 hPa
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    Sunday Sunny 11°C - 26°C Monday Fog then sunny 13°C - 30°C Tuesday Sunny 17°C - 34°C Wednesday Mostly sunny 19°C - 30°C
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Excitations Photo Adventures, photography instructor, Ian Mckenzie

Learn a little more about our chief instructor, Ian McKenzie. That’s the old bloke above, we have a Q&A session with him. Just click on the picture.


I know, I sound like a broken record. But once again I remind you that if you are using services on the world wide web, that are free. Then you are the product.
Seriously, there are very few apps or plugins etc. that are indeed free. Mostly they are all created to learn more about you. Your details are essential to a whole lot of people. Shopping habits, your preferences, opinions, likes, dislikes and a whole bunch of other stuff.
We all know this, I’m sure. But we forget. I know I do. Mostly, the information we give away, often totally obliviously, via trackers embedded into our app or plugin has no immediate impact on our lives. So we put up with it.
What happens when all those little breadcrumb sized snippets of information become our profile? A document that can be used and seen by anyone with the will and the money to access it.

Just asking….