Melbourne Fashion Photography and Location Scouting

As a Melbourne Fashion Photographer I come across a lot of photography locations as well as clients seeking bizarre and new locations for their next shoot. The city of Melbourne is a city of roughly 3 to 4 million people and is quite young in comparison to many European cities. The architecture reflects this and it can sometimes be a challenge finding location for clients that fill certain criteria that is more suited to Europe. With fashion photography we often try and sell a story. The photos needs to convey a mood and feelings. It is the photographers that need to -dress up- the clothes with something more. Fashion photography then draws on sets, locations, props and models to create something that will engage the viewer and the clients know this. A sun-filled morning in an old house may speak about softness, comfort and natural beauty, whereas or cold and stark warehouse might convey strength or a darker edge.

Melbourne has warehouses and sun filled houses. What we lack is the castles, the mountains and the snow. We lack some of the charm of the 18th century architecture which photographs beautifully. Sure, locations exist but they are usually photographically exhausted by many photographers and clients. We do have beaches, some forests, lakes and, you guessed it, more beaches.

So the search for fashion photography locations in Melbourne can be quite tedious, especially when it comes to building and interior locations. We don’t have many Hollywood-Hills style mansions or Scottish Castles. Luckily location scouts have made this easier by embarking on tracking down every last photo opportunity through manually scouting, word of mouth and sometimes even set-building them from scratch. I find the fact that Australia in general being so large, it can be time consuming finding locations so these photography location scouts can be invaluable and great time savers.

Ultimately, if time is on your side I would suggest scouting the inner suburbs of Melbourne yourself. Take photos, explore and get a feel for the vast range of alleys and warehouses available to photograph. Travelling into rural areas might see you only visiting one or two photo spots before realising you have spent the entire day driving.

Fashion clients budgets are definitely not what they used to be so finding locations quickly and cost effectively is important and as a fashion photographer I need to help my clients do this fast. Scouting companies is what I use in most cases. Occasionally I will explore myself if it is local or time permits to venture further. Of course, whilst on fashion assignments it’s always important to keep an eye out and take lots of photos of your surroundings, not just in Melbourne but where ever you venture. You never know what you might see and when you might need it.

If you are a client looking at shooting in Melbourne I would suggest a local photographer who has ties with good location agents to help you

About Dental Instruments

One of the main reasons why most people are afraid to see a dentist is the bunch of weird-looking instruments that dentists use to carry out their duties. However, by taking a closer look and knowing the purpose of these tools, the fearful patients can be able to relax and see a dentist for regular dental checkup.

One of the most commonly attributed instruments to a dentist is the mouth mirror. It is a little handheld mirror that lets the dentist see through at all the angles inside the mouth of the patient. Mouth mirror provides an indirect vision of the mouth, reflect light and even give a significantly magnified view for the dentist.

Dentists typically make use of various kinds of handheld probes. The dental probe that is used commonly in regular checkups is the sickle or contra-angled dental probe. This instrument lets the dentist detect cavities in the teeth, as well as irregularities and problems with dental crowns.

College tweezers are another set of tools that are usually used in regular dental checkups as well. These tweezers enable the dentist Murfreesboro TN has to place and retrieve small objects within the oral cavity, including little rolls of cotton or cotton balls that the dentist sometimes need to put into the mouth in order to control the amount of saliva in it.

The dentist MurfreesboroTN has can also control the amount of saliva in the mouth while he is carrying out his procedures with the help of a disposable saliva ejector, which is basically a low-volume suction device.

Last but not the least in the basic instruments in the dentist’s arsenal is the dental burr, which is a small attachment that is placed onto the dental drill. The burr allows the dentist Murfreesboro TN has to smooth and polish the surfaces that are uneven before filling in the cavities or repairing broken chips in the teeth. This device also allows the dentist to remove tooth tissues before restoration procedure ensues. Burrs all come in different sizes. The dental drill can also be used to cut a tooth or make a cavity on it for filling it up.

Ben Affleck Returns As Actor, Director, And Writer

Let’s be completely honest, here. Ben Affleck hasn’t always made the best choices when it comes to his film projects. He’s a multiple nominee of the Golden Raspberry awards, a sort of anti-Oscar, given to actors and films deemed ‘the worst.’ In 2003, he won the award for Worst Actor for three of his movies: Daredevil, Paycheck, and the infamous Gigli. However, Affleck is also the same actor that has starred in Chasing Amy and Hollywoodland. The man can act, and he’s proven it. It just seems that sometimes what he’s acting in isn’t up to snuff.

On the other hand, Affleck is often referred to as an Academy Award Winner, which is true except he hasn’t won an Oscar for acting. Affleck and Matt Damon share an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Good Will Hunting. Given that Ben has also written the script for The Town (in addition to Gone Baby Gone), it’s a mystery why the marketing isn’t banking on this fact either, instead telling us that this movie is from “the studio that brought you The Departed,” which seems to be included only because it’s another film about crime in Boston.

The Town is the first time that Affleck is directing himself in a movie, and he’s picked an ambitious project to do so. Not only is the film filled with other acclaimed actors such as Jon Hamm and Jeremy Renner, it’s also full of action, a notoriously tricky aspect of film making. Reviews indicate that he’s done an admirable job, making this not only one of his best reviewed films ever, but also putting The Town on equal ground with his directorial debut.

Will the movie-going public forgive Ben Affleck for his past mistakes? It may be a tough sell as this is his first leading role since 2004’s Jersey Girl. Affleck has had many supporting roles in recent years, most notably in Hollywoodland which netted him a Golden Globe nod for Best Supporting Actor. However, with what looks to be strong performances and direction as well as a solid base of critical acclaim, The Town may well cement Affleck’s position as a leading actor/director on par with Clint Eastwood.

Actor and Singer David Hasselhoff To Feature On Tennis Channels Original Series Celebrity Tennis

Actor and singer David Hasselhoff will feature on Tennis Channel’s original series ‘Celebrity Tennis’ on Sunday, March 6 at 7:00 PM ET. -The Hoff- joins a list of previous Celebrity Tennis profiles that includes Dr. Phil McGraw, Christie Brinkley, Gus Hanson and Brandy.

Celebrity Tennis on Tennis Channel will broadcast multiple times in the following week. In each episode of Celebrity Tennis, former tennis professional and actor Vince Van Patten takes viewers inside the life of a different celebrity who has a burning passion for the sport. The host interviews these men and women about their love of the game and allows them to demonstrate their skills on the court.

During his spirited and jovial visit with the world-renowned former star of TV’s Baywatch and Knight Rider, Van Patten tours Hasselhoff’s San Fernando Valley home, where they come upon such unusual keepsakes as a 750-pound cork replica of -The Hoff- that was created for use in a feature film.

There are also more traditional, tennis-themed memorabilia, like a racquet signed by Andre Agassi. Van Patten and Hasselhoff then hit the courts to volley, work on serves and practice trick shots with the assistance of two ball girls – who are appropriately clad in Baywatch-s signature red swimsuits.

Hasselhoff tells Van Patten that he started playing tennis with his dad as a small child and has remained a fervent fan and player throughout his life, although he describes his on-court style as that of a -Swatter- like Dr. Seuss on the court.-

While Hasselhoff can be found courtside at numerous Grand Slam tourneys, he suggests that the sport could afford to be more entertaining for its viewers. If ever named commissioner of tennis for a day, he would pattern the events after WWE wrestling by making the games shorter and allowing the fans in the stands to be more vocal.

Near the end of their time together, the Celebrity Tennis host and television star play a quick, amusing game of -Either/Or.- Hasselhoff admits that he prefers Roger Federer over Rafael Nadal in tennis’ current rivalry, Andre Agassi over Pete Sampras in its most recent rivalry and Jimmy Connors over Bjorn Borg in one of its most classic rivalries.

He also likes tennis more than ping pong, singing more than tennis and Knight Rider more than Baywatch.

Film, television actor and commentator of The World Poker Tour, Celebrity Tennis host Van Patten grew up in New York playing tennis in the shadow of the US Open and took up acting when the showbiz family moved to California. He became a professional tennis player in 1979 and spent eight years on the pro circuit.

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Using A Ghillie Suit For Wildlife Photography

I have been advocating the use of ghillie suits in the observation of wildlife and birding for years. When Adam Grimm recently bought his ghillie poncho from ghilliesandstuff, I was pleased to discover that he used his ghillie suit extensively in his work and past time as a wildlife artist. As you can see from some of the examples of his work here, Adam is an extremely talented and professional artist. He has been kind enough to allow me to display some of his copywrited works here and on my website. My hunting visitors will probably be most interested in the game birds such as the turkeys, pheasant, and the ducks. As you can see Adam has also painted some remarkable songbirds as well.

Adam sent me some really cool shots of himself at work in his ghillie suit. He is as good as I have seen in the use of a ghillie suit. Not all of us have the artistic eye to match our terrain as closely as Adam has, but with effort and diligence we can get as close as is necessary for excellent results. If you notice, He likes to do birds in the snow so I expect at some point he will be getting a white ghillie poncho. By strategically adding some black and some brown threads he will end up with an authentic looking snow covered bush.

Adam carries his equipment to his working site on a sled and then either sinks the sled in the water or covers it with a spare ghillie suit. Of the ghillie suit pictures he sent me, I find the one with him standing chest deep in the water the most intriguing. That is real dedication. Definitely not something to try in the gulf coastal states where you find so many snakes, alligators, and in south Florida, pythons.

The other ghillie suit pictures are posed mainly to show off the effectiveness of the ghillie suit. The only reason you can see his face and such is he posed that way for demonstration purposes. Note that in a couple of the shots, you cannot see him at all.

I have a page dedicated to Adam’s work on my ghillie suit gallery. I intend to also have page for hunting pictures and another for paintball pictures. If you would like to see your pictures in the gallery, contact me, James, at 704-620-2652 or by email at

Novak Remains on Top

For the second year running the 25 year-old Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic has ended 2012 as the Number One player in the world in the ATP men’s single rankings.

Djokovic is a popular player on the world circuit and keeps his fellow players in stitches with his impersonations of them. Most are close friends and none of them take offence. He is also known for his sportsmanship, when he lost his doubles match at Wimbledon during the London 2012 Olympic Games he joined the Croatian team to sit and watch his opponents win their next match.

Djokovic was born in Belgrade in the former Republic of Yugoslavia on May 22nd 1987 and comes from a sporting family. His two younger brothers Marko and Dorde both play tennis and hanker after playing on the professional circuit.

Novak began playing at the age of 4 years-old in Mount Kopaonik where his parents ran a fast-food outlet and by the time he was 14 years-old he was playing Internationally and won European trophies in singles, doubles and team competitions.

He was the first Serbian player to reach the semi-finals in a Grand Slam event and he went on to win the Australian Open three times in 2008, 20011 and 2012. He had an outstanding year in 2011 when he won the Australian Open, the Wimbledon Championships and the US Open, making him only the sixth player since the open tennis era began to take three Grand Slam titles in the same year. The only one he has failed to win is the French Open which is on clay and he has earned a total of $41,055,25 since he turned professional.

He is very proud of his Serbian roots and loves to represent his country but his permanent home in in Monte Carlo, Monaco which he shares with his girlfriend of seven years Jelena Riotic who travels with him to a lot of his matches.

Djokovic is a member of the Serbian Orthodox Church and on 28th April 2011 he was awarded the Order of St Sava which is the highest award the church can give for the help he has given to the Serbian people and the churches and monasteries in Kosova and Meoniya.

The Models Of Industrial Air Compressors

Industrial air compressors are used by many industries and manufacturers; some even depend on them. An industrial one is much more powerful than the type of air compressors that you would find around the regular household.

They are also much more expensive than their lightweight cousins. These air compressor system choices come in both gasoline models and electric models. Most industries use the gasoline models rather than the electric models, as the gas models reduce the utility costs.

Most industries choose to use the two-stage model of industrial air compressors for their tough, heavy duty tasks. The two stage system can store unused air for future use.

This type of compressor is also much more energy efficient and runs on a higher level of horsepower. More horsepower with these devices means that they work better and longer than the other models. They also break down far less often, which means that fewer hours of maintenance is needed on these units.

When purchasing any type of industrial air compressor, both safety and quality standards need to be considered. Most industries are required to purchase such compressors and compressor parts that are certified by the ASME, also know as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. In the past few years there has been growing concerns about workplace safety.

This has prompted companies to be aware that they are purchasing high quality devices which have been certified. Many of the manufacturer companies out there are installing a safety valve that is used in case excess air pressure builds up in the unit.

If this happens, then the valve allows the air to be released automatically, which will decrease the pressure if there is a power overload. If the device does not have this safety measure, then it can explode.

Industrial air compressors are used mostly for industrial purposes, as they are the kings of the its world. These industrial compressors have much more power than their more compact counterparts and can be used for a wider variety of tasks.

While they are more heavy duty, they are also pricier, but again are not really appropriate for home use. Portable air compressors are more suitable for home use and can be moved about with more ease, allowing you to use it in more areas.

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