What is Photography Hot Spots
Photography Hot Spots is an ‘online photography community’, dedicated to helping people anywhere in the world, find the best locations to take photographs anywhere within Australia. This website has been made for anyone who is interested in helping find and/or share that perfect location. Whether you are just picking up the camera for the first time, a photo enthusiast or a professional photographer, Photography Hot Spots will be for you! =)
How we can help???
There are lots of ways in which Photography Hot Spots can help all types of photographers, although there are 3 main areas that we really focus on. They are the three s’s: Search, Shoot and Share… 😉
Search: Exploring photography locations…
The main function of our photography website is the ability to view potential photography locations throughout Australia, to see whether or not one or more locations appeal to them.
Each individual location has been documented with pictures, maps and comments to show you what has been captured at this location previously and where you can find it. Each location has also been categories into what type of photography it is better suited for, the best time to photograph the location and has a rating out of 10.
Shoot: Enhance your photography…
Once you have decided on a photography location you may like to learn various techniques and tips on how to improve your own photography skills. No matter whether you are a beginner, intermediate or professional photography, your sure to pick up some information to help improve your photos.
This is where we come full circle… The sharing part.
If you have been out and about and captured an amazing photography location then why not share it with others who share your passion for Australia and photography. However if you are still not convinced, here are some reasons why you should show of your locations to the rest of Australia.
- Because thousands of people all over the world will see it, allowing more people to view and appreciate your photography. You can also leave a URL address (whether it is your own web site, flickr or Facebook page, etc)with your post so that if people like your photos they can find out more about you.
- So that others who share the same passion for photography can learn, read and capture what you did.
So why should you share your photos..? Because sharing is caring. Sorry I know that is really bad.
How did Photography Hot Spots Come to be:
My background is web design, that is actually how I came to picking up a camera – but that is another story for another day. The idea actually came to me after a children’s Christmas party and speaking to one of the parents.
We were talking about a web site that was based on sharing locations but relating to a completely different topic. It didn’t take much for me to start thinking, ‘How cool would it be to have a web site that was dedicated to finding the best photography locations in Australia!’
Once home I jumped on the net and could not find too many/if any sites dedicated to finding and sharing photography locations. A couple of hours later and I had registered www.photographyhotspots.com.au and was designing the site. Needless to say it was a long night as I was super excited and that excitement has never left… 😉
Our main goal is to find and share photography locations throughout Australia with your help. Going out to each location, capturing them in all there glory and documenting the experiences of what they/we saw to share and inspire others.
Foremost our main priority is to bring you the user, the best content that we can and make Photography Hot Spots the best photography related site in Australia if not the World Wide Web. We all look forward to fulfilling this with you.
Well I thought that I would spare you the sapy details as (with this website) it is not about me. But if you really want to know more about me, then you can do so by checking out my own personal website.
What’s in My Bag
- Nikon D300s
- Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6
- Sigma 10 – 20mm F3.5 EX DC
- Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD
- Manfrotto Tripod – 055XB
- Nikon D800
- Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF Lens
- Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 G-AFS ED-IF Autofocus Lens
Software that I Use
- Adobe Master Collection (Current version) – Which contains Photoshop and Bridge
- Photomatrix – For HDR conversions
- Noiseware Professional by Imagenomaic – A Photoshop plug in for getting rid of noise
- Topaz Adjust by Topaz Labz – A Photoshop plug in for giving your images a various effects
Photography Hot Spots would like to thank:
Ash (A.K.A.: Ashley Durham) is a Web Coding Guru that I was lucky enough to meet when I was completing my Web Design Certificate at TAFE. In this time Ash has helped me build the very first version of Photography Hot Spots, we have worked as web developers together for the same company and Ash has now helped me build the second version of Photography Hot Spots. Ash has been instrumental in developing this site with endless pages of code and chipping in with ideas on how to make the site even better.
Durham.net.au is Ash’s very own web site and I can’t recommend him highly enough! Ash is brilliant with various coding languages such as PHP, Ajax, MYSQL and Jquery – just to mention a few. If anyone needs any type of Web Site developed no matter how big or small, you would be silly not to contact him!
This site would not be where it is today if it was not for Ashley Durham!!!
That’s it… =)
Thanks for taking the time out to read up on Photography Hot Spots and what we are about. It is an exciting time for us and we are full of hopes and dreams for the site. We hope that we can grow it with you!
Thank you for reading and your interest in Photography Hot Spots. Feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.