About Us

Photography Hot Spots & On3legs.com photo-walk in October of 2012

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.

Photography Hot Spots & On3legs.com photo-walk in December of 2012

Share: …

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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 Goals

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.

About Me…

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.

Photography Hot Spots

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

Wish List

  • 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:

Ashley Durham

durham.net.au

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.

Kind regards

Founder
Robert Potter

7 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Nikon Lenses

    Heya exceptional website! Does running a blog such as this
    require a lot of work? I’ve very little knowledge of computer programming but I was hoping to start my own blog in the near future. Anyhow, should you have any ideas or tips for new blog owners please share. I know this is off topic but I simply had to ask. Thank you!

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  2. Rob PotterRob Potter Post author

    Hi,

    Thanks for the comments.

    It does and it doesn’t… It depends on you, your time and the motivation you have to building and maintain a website and trying to provide people with great content on a regular basis.

    You don’t need to have computer programming knowledge to start a blog. You can always start small using one of the many free blogging platforms like http://www.wordpress.com or http://www.blogger.com, to see if it is something that you are interested in and able to maintain.

    Either after that or jumping straight to it, you can get a website designed and developed, using something like WordPress that allows you to easily manage and add content to your blog. There are lots of great web designers out there that can build you a WordPress site for varying degrees of price.

    Please let me know if you have any other questions.

    Good luck with it and all the best! =)

    Kind regards,
    Rob Potter

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    1. Rob PotterRob Potter Post author

      Thanks Adam for taking the time to leave some feedback. It is great to hear that you are enjoying the website and I hope it helps you to get out and about and capture some amazing Australian Landscapes. Many thanks

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  3. Juan

    This is great guys. Will definitely use this site to find great new places and help share spots that I have found as well.

    Reply

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