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Call For Entries — Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographers

– posted by Sally

Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers competition by Capture Magazine encourages and promotes talented photographers in the early stages of their careers.

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Interns—What are they good for?

– posted by Sally

Interns I LOVE THEM. I also guide them, teach them and give them responsibility.

Working with an intern is NOT an opportunity to have someone come into your business and have them doing all the awful work you or that your other staff don’t want to do.

I believe it is about bringing them into your business and showing them the ropes. Teaching them on the job and utilizing the knowledge they have learnt in their course and from their experiences. It’s about giving them a chance to see what the business sector they are interested in getting into, is all about.

They are in fact working, and in many cases, working long hours. Yes, they are training but they are also providing a service to your company. I understand that you don’t need to pay them a king's ransom, but there needs to be some kind of remuneration. At the end of the day, they have living and travel expenses to keep up with as well.

Monitor them, keep them up to speed with what is going on in the business, learn from them and nurture their talents. Some businesses may only be able to offer a day here or there, or even one day a week, which is great. After all it is all about learning and certainly, in my experience of working with interns over the years, the learning goes both ways. I have only ever had amazing experiences with my interns. They have been a huge asset to my small business.

For me, I look for personality and for those who have a hunger to learn. They must also love to talk on the phone, be naturally inquisitive and love dogs. Working with and guiding young creative is such an honour so if you are thinking of looking at working with an intern, I can highly recommend it.  And if you are a student looking at an internship, look carefully and choose wisely. There are a lot of great businesses out there that will be a good marriage for you.


Get Creative this September!

– posted by Sally

The Fox Darkroom & Gallery have some great workshops coming up this month covering everything from 5mm to large format. Get an introduction to manual exposure, polish up your darkroom printing skills, get your hands on a beautiful 4x5 large format camera, or learn the alchemy of 19th century tintypes with Jake and Alex. 

Workshops are as follows:

8th September - Large format

15th September - Film camera & developing basics

22nd September - Darkroom printing basics 

29th September - Tintypes 

Hit the link to book a workshop —


Annette Ruzicka presents ‘My Fathers Runners’

– posted by Sally

"A small detail in a big story that has been buried for almost thirty years".

Annette Ruzicka is launching her solo exhibition 'My Fathers Runners' in Melbourne on Thursday 20 September.

Beverages and snacks will be provided and there is limited parking on site or on Buckhurst St/surrounds.

Keep your calendar free on the 20th and go and see her amazing work!


Animal Photography Workshop with Angela Robertson-Buchanan

– posted by Sally

In the next few weeks, TBE Member, Angela Robertson-Buchanan,  will be setting the November date for her animal photography workshop.  Her May workshop was a success with some new animals including Annie the Flying Fox and Bowie the Regent Parrot.

Here is a lovely testimonial from a happy student:

"Just wanted to once again thank you for a brilliant day on Sunday! I really enjoyed it and in just 1 day, I feel so much more competent with the use of my camera and will be avoiding my ‘automatic' settings from now on with confidence! On top of that, I conquered a quite real fear of snakes that I have so it was an all-around excellent day! I’ve got some great pictures coming along, I’ll pick my favorites and I’ll send through after the weekend if I ever get through them all :)
Many Thanks again, it was great to meet you" - J. Brown.



– posted by Sally

Open Day - Sunday 5 August 2018, 10am - 4pm

Come along and explore the PSC creative campus.

Find out about their range of courses.
Tour the specialised facilities.
Take a look at the student exhibition.
Experience the action of studio shoot.
Talk to current students, graduates and teaching staff.
Find out how to apply and discuss the interview.
PSC is located in the heart of the Melbourne's Arts precinct, Southbank. 

The PSC program will be announced soon!

Register for the open day here.



With millions of images bombarding us every day, wouldn’t it be nice to stand out from the crowd?

– posted by Sally

Leave the rest behind when you develop your skills and creativity at Australia's NUMBER ONE  photography college located in Southbank just 5 minutes walk from Flinders St station with parking opposite.

Immerse yourself in landscape, portrait, still life and creative expression.

Learn professional digital workflow and develop friendships and networks with other like-minded people.

Our mid-year part-time courses are filling fast.

Apply now!

Call (03) 9682 3191 or email


What is Photojournalism?

– posted by Sally

Photojournalism is, as the name suggests, photographic reportage. It is the visual reporting of current events for publication in newspapers, magazines and on the Internet. It is about telling a story with one image or a series of photographs, usually accompanied by text. The photographer’s brief: the photograph(s) must capture and reflect a person, place or event as presented. Photojournalists must take responsibility for conveying the subject matter of their images factually.

Read More Here


Calling Out Assistants!

– posted by Sally

Are you are an Assistant looking for more work?
I'd love to hear from you.

The features a dedicated section for Assistants to feature their own profile.

Please click here to view the profiles of assistants currently available for assisting.
There are a wide variety of skill sets, talents, and interests that can be viewed on each of the Assistants profiles. The one thing they all have in common is that they are lovely people, hungry to work and ready to go.

How to get listed.

To have a profile on The Brownbil Effect Assistants section is just $250 plus GST for the year.

Please call me on 0403 302 831 or apply directly via the website.



Bursting With Colour

– posted by Sally

TBE Gold Member, Greg Elms, features a double page spread in Gourmet Traveller from his India trip last March. This captivating image is from "the Holi Festival in Banke Bihari Temple, Vrindavan, where thousands of worshipers gather to celebrate the first day of spring by throwing coloured powder over each other and rubbing it on their faces". For more imagery of Greg's great work, pick up a copy of Gourmet Traveller today.


LA PUNA de Atacama at Gaffa

– posted by Sally

I am very excited to share this solo exhibition by Silvi Glattauer as the work is very close to her heart. 

Silvi has been travelling around the North West region of Argentina for the last month and is adding to the existing body of work that she did for the Ballarat Biennale last year.

“The landscapes of this region are out of this world and as you may remember I am a native Argentinean so this work means a lot to me!”

The show will be opened by the Consul General of Argentina on 10th of May at 6pm.


Sal’s in Sydney!

– posted by Sally

Sally will be in Sydney between Friday 4th - Tuesday 8th May.

If you would like to book a consultation whilst Sal is in town, please call 0403 302 831.

Sally offers the following meeting options:

• A two-hour consultation where Sally appraises your work, answers any questions you might have about the industry, your career path and then helps work out the best plan of action for you.

• A full folio review working closely with you on editing your images/work to create an individual folio for your specific needs.

• Editing images for websites and also for exhibitions. Sally’s approach to these meetings is renowned for being high in energy and positivity.

Please call her directly on 0403 302 831 to book in a time and get your career going in a positive inspiring way. Once Sally has worked with you through your new direction, she can chat about The Brownbill Effect - the online Creative Directory.

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Discover Japan - PSC Photography Tour September 2018

– posted by Sally

What an amazing opportunity for photographers who love Japan!

Discover Japan - PSC Photography Tour September 2018

12 Days and 11 Nights: Osaka-Nara- Shikoku Island-Hiroshima-Kyoto
3 Days and 2 nights: Optional Tokyo Extension

Discover Japan offers you the opportunity to engage with the Japanese people and discover the country's cultural diversity and physical beauty with your camera with a group of passionate photography students and enthusiasts.

Our bespoke tour focuses on Southern Honshu and Shikoku Islands, the centre of Imperial Japan that now forms a major hub for industry and tourism. We also offer an optional extension to visit Tokyo, one of the world's great cities.

The beauty and charm of Japan's least visited island, Shikoku are combined with the vibrant markets, architectural wonders, stunning landscapes and cultivated gardens that are a feature of Kansai region and its 3 world renowned cities - Osaka, Nara and Kyoto - and the 20th Century's enduring monument to peace and resilience, Hiroshima.

Accompanying us and providing expert photographic support will be renowned international photojournalist Michael Coyne and Japan-based Australian commercial photographer Steph Doran.

Our unique tour will allow you to explore your photographic ideas and interests, offering you unparalleled access to the people cities and culture of Japan. Suitable for students and emerging photographers, experienced photographers who are interested in a flexible format, aspiring photographers, the shared attribute of our tour participants is a passion for photography and for capturing great images.

Tour Departs Melbourne 8 September
Whether you love photography, or want to improve your photographs while travelling, join us now to be part of this exciting photographic adventure in Japan with like visually aware travellers.



– posted by Sally

Some photographers have requested an extended deadline due to Easter. The cut-off date is now Easter Sunday (Don't leave it till the last minute).

Head On Photo Festival is pleased to advise that AddOn, a non-competitive, anonymous, photographic exhibition with an open brief, is back for another year.

Photos can be of any subject taken with any camera including mobile phones, holgas, etc. Images must be square and submitted online. This exhibition is by invitation only.

Your picture will be printed and exhibited at 541 Art Space between 4-15 May.

The submission fee includes all printing, hanging and exhibition costs and your return surprise "adult lucky dip" (After the exhibition another photographer’s photo will be returned to you).

All funds raised go wholly towards staging AddOn and the Head On Photo Festival — a not-for-profit organisation.

Please email  Charles McKean, if you'd like any other information.



Head On Photo Festival - Deadline for submissions.

– posted by Sally

Don't forget the deadline for the Head On Photo Festival is fast approaching. Make sure you have your entries in by 11pm Sunday 25th February.


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