Daughters of the Northern Coast

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The purpose of this post is about exploring how to build an image to tell a story.

We’ve all heard the expression “a picture tells a thousand words” – it’s actually an average 83 (that I read in some research somewhere) but the number doesn’t really matter.  The facts are most of us are primarily visual and some pics communicate more effectively than others, that there are photos that speak millions and others little.

Ideally as a photographer you want to get as much as possible shot in the camera so to cut down post production time but that is not always possible or practical.

Below is a photo composite of three different photos – our model, the landscape and the old car.  On their own each image is OK but not a thousand words worth –  the elements joined to create a story that hopefully resonates with your audience and worth much more.

  • The model shot in a green screen studio in Sydney,
  • The car located on the highway near Sawtell on the North Coast and
  • The background landscape around Boorowa  NSW.

There is a caveat – the time to create a composite image is about ten fold  –

With every piece of communication you need to ask what message do you want to convey?

James Reyne is playing at our local club in a few weeks time -as teenagers during the 80’s we grew up listening, dancing and singing to Aussie Crawl on our surf trips up to the Northern Coast of NSW.  Sons of Beaches and Daughters of the Northern Coast.  Music an inspiration.

Sunset Over a Golden Sea Sunset Over a Golden Sea Photo by Scott Maxworthy maxymedia

We were down at Boorowa in mid south west NSW yesterday to do some filming for Ottoboca (my foodie project) with the Sam’s from Sam’s Paddock Butcher – simply beautiful tasting, high quality, pasture fed Angus beef.

This pic yet another example of the stunning beauty of our country – the late afternoon sun creeping through the clouds and washing the fields, gum trees and an old abandoned building (look closely) in golden light.

Boys toys

A Day In The Studio

ANZAC Day – Lest We Forget

This Thursday is ANZAC Day – it holds a unique position in the Australian and Kiwi phyche.  Every Aussie, Kiwi or visitor worldwide who has been in an RSL Club at 6PM is awed by the daily ceremony of facing sinking sun and reciting the ode.  One ANZAC Day we thank our Diggers for giving us the freedoms we value most – their all too often supreme saccrifice.

 

Outpost Festival – Cockatoo Island – Part 1

It’s the first weekend of Summer here in Sydney and the weather is wet, windy and cold.

We’re on our way to Outpost “Street Art” Festival at Cockatoo Island – located smack bang in the middle on the western side side of Sydney Harbour

Shining In The RainPhoto by Scott Maxworthymaxymedia

Even in the rain, a Sydney Ferry trip shines.

Never Trust the WeatherPhoto by Scott Maxworthymaxymedia

At the Sydney Terminal the “Radiance Of The Seas” is docked – you can just imagine the tweets from the passengers – it’s not the pretty photos in glossy travel magazines.

Industrial RevolutionPhoto by Scott Maxworthymaxymedia

Cockatoo Island was once a busy shipyard – now those old buildings are being turned into a great creative arts space.

No Tresspassing - Be Careful of the BullPhoto by Scott Maxworthymaxymedia

Events like these are not possible without sponsors – I’m loving the Red Bull truck and their social media marketing.  A tweet message is responded within a few hours – it pays to be listening and interacting.

Declare or BewarePhoto by Scott Maxworthymaxymedia

At 45 I’m pretty removed from skateboard and street art culture but it was a Banksy satire I saw that first opened up awareness.  I find out later he’s collected by the likes of Brad Pitt – not that that makes any real difference to anything.  Like photography it’s the picture telling a thousand words.

OI YOU! Banksy In A BoxPhoto by Scott Maxworthymaxymedia
   

Digital BrandalismPhoto by Scott Maxworthymaxymedia

End of Part 1 – Link to Part 2