Sports Stars – Boston Mazlin (Basketball, Athletics, Touch, Oz Tag and maybe Aussie Rules.

Sports Stars – Boston Mazlin (Basketball, Athletics, Touch, Oz Tag and maybe Aussie Rules.

This weeks star is Boston. Boston can do it all, and at his age he is having trouble deciding what sport he really wants to pursue. He is outstanding at Basketball, Oz Tag, Touch and Athletics. Aussie Rules is interested because of his athleticism, yet through it all he has remained very grounded. It is an interesting balancing act that his parents go through with all the sports that he is involved in. That goes for all the parents we have interviewed so far, the balancing act of allowing the kids to pursue sporting ambition while still being active on the school front. ls: What sports do you play?bm: Basketball, Oz Tag, AFL, Soccer.ls: What clubs do you play for?bm: Whirlwinds Basketball, Black Hawkes Oz Tag and AFL Hawkesls: What position do you play?bm: Point Guard. ls: How long have you been playing?bm: 7 yearsls: Who is your sporting hero?bm: Kevin Durant from the Oklahoma City Thunderls: What representative honours have you achieved?bm: Oz Tag I’ve represented Townsville and Queensland and in Basketball, Townsville and North Queensland.ls: How did you get involved in these sports?bm: Both my parents played basketball.ls: How much time is involved?bm: Training 3 time a week and shoot everyday.ls: What is the best part of playing sports?Lauren: Team mates and the trips away.ls: What is the worst part of playing sport?bm: Long hours training.ls: What was your favourite event?bm: The Classics (Basketball), travel with the team and play for a week in tournaments.ls: Why did you choose these sports?bm: I chose basketball because my parents played it and AFL because my cousins play itls: What is your biggest...
Sports Stars: Lauren (Rowing & Netball)

Sports Stars: Lauren (Rowing & Netball)

Our week 3 sports star in Lauren, a student at Saint Margaret Mary College in Townsville. Leiden Studios has been fortunate enough to have know Lauren since she was very young and have watched her develop into who she is today. ls: What sports do you play?Lauren: Netball & Rowing.ls: What clubs do you play for?Lauren: Phoenix Netball and Saint Margaret Mary College Rowing.ls: What position do you play?Lauren: WD, GD, GK (Wing Defense, Goal Keeper and Goal Defense) & I row in 3 seat.ls: How long have you been playing?Lauren: 6 years netball and this was my first year of rowing.ls: What representative honours have you achieved?Lauren: Div 1 Townsville Netball 2012-2013, Div 2 TCNAI 2013. I won the under 14 single sculls rowing at the Queensland State Titles  earlier this year.ls: How did you get involved in these sports?Lauren: With netball, my mother started watching and encouraged me to join. With rowing my brother, Tom, had started the year before and I was determined to give it a try ls: How much time is involved?Lauren: When both sports are going it is about 18 hours a week, only including the official training sessions.ls: What is the best part of playing sports?Lauren: The feeling that you have achieved something you never thought was you could accomplish.ls: What is the worst part of playing sport?Lauren:The worst part is making a mistake that affects the whole team.ls: What was your favourite event?Lauren: I loved the State championships because of the friends going and because of the bus ride and competition.ls: Why did you choose these sports?Lauren:I chose netball because it is fun and always challenging. I chose...
Sports Stars 2 – Chloe  (Netball)

Sports Stars 2 – Chloe (Netball)

Our week 2 sports star is Chloe, who currently plays for the Phoenix Netball club in Townsville. She plays in the under age team and the Premier League. She has represented Townsville at the State Championships and made North Queensland sides. She is currently going through the trials process to made the QLD state side. Chloe attends Saint Margaret Mary School. We sad down with Chloe and her grand mother to talk about what she has achieved so far in Netball. ls: What sports do you play?cc: Netball & Touch.ls: What clubs do you play for?cc: Phoenix Netball and Brothers Touch.ls: What position do you play?ls: GD & GK (Goal Keeper and Goal Defense)ls: How long have you been playing?cc: 8 years.ls: Who is your sporting hero?cc: Laura Geitz from the QLD Firebirds and Australia. (Laura is currently the captain of the Australian Netball side) ls: What representative honours have you achieved?cc: Townsville, North Queensland and QLD Netball Squad.ls: How did you get involved in these sports?cc: Through my mother and friends. ls: How much time is involved?cc: 6 days a weekls: What is the best part of playing sports?cc: Going away to carnivals with my teams.ls: What is the worst part of playing sport?cc: Having to balance sport with school work.ls: What was your favourite event?CC: Going away with my North Queensland netball team.ls: Why did you choose these sports?cc: I chose to play netball as my older sister played netball and my mum loved the sport. I chose to play touch because I wanted to participate in a fun sport with all my friends.ls: What is your biggest accomplishment in your sport?cc:...
Photographic competitions

Photographic competitions

Here is a big comment, but I believe that all photographers calling themselves professional should be entering at least one professional photographic competition a year. If you are a member of that AIPP then it is a requirement of maintaining your membership to enter into the APPA’s. Why do I say this? We have learnt so much from the competitions that we have entered and we have had a bit of success. We have also had a few disappointments along the way as well so it does balance out. I will admit we have been professional photographers for 8 years, but only started entering the competitions last year. That was definitely a mistake and in the end, slowed our progress. What better way is there than to get people with huge amounts of experience and technical skills to assess your work. There are however, a couple of problems with the APPA’s. Firstly it is very expensive to enter into the competition and secondly, and my point with this blog, is that you actually need to get the feedback from the judges to really benefit from the competition. That means you not only have the cost of entry, cost of the print and matting and the cost of posting to where ever the location is that year, you also have to travel to the judging. Costly from Townsville and there is also the time factor as well. This is one of the reasons that I love the International Loupe Awards, (Google if interested). Entry is only $35/image, unlimited entry’s and when you get the result you also get the judges...