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:...

Beginner photography and Photoshop Courses

Hi all Leiden Studios is excited to announce the dates of the first basic photography and Photoshop courses to be conducted from our studios in Annandale. Basic SLR Operations & Image Capture Saturday 24th November and 2st December 9.00am- 12.00am 1. Understanding the controls on an SLR2. Basic Camera Settings3. Basic Exposure Participants must have an SLR camera. Cost of Course:  $185.00 Basic Photoshop Saturday 24th November and 2th December 1.00pm – 4.00pm 1. Setting up Photoshop2. Basic Work flow3. Working with adjustment layers4. Blend Modes. Participants will need a copy of Photoshop and a laptop. Leiden Studios will have a some spare computers but will be limited in their availability. Cost of Course:  $185.00 Enrol in Both:  $300.00 Seats are limited so book quickly. Malcolm is currently completing a Cert IV in Training and Assessment. He has been a photographer for over 20 years, firstly as chief medical photographer at Queensland Medical Laboratories in Brisbane. He and Kellie started Leiden Studios in 2005 and have built the business to what it is now. We are and award winning wedding, portrait and sports photography business. The idea of the course is to teach people how to see light, and then take an image capture that can be printed into a fine art work. Leiden Studios has a printer capable of printing onto fine art paper, so let us see what North Queensland is capable of. We hope to have a gallery of student work on display after the first course. Interested students should call the Leiden Studios office during office hours or email to register your interest. Places are filling...

Professioal Photographer or Photoshopper

There was an interesting post on Facebook the other day questioning if a photographer who uses photoshop is actually a professional photographer or photoshopper. The question came that it should be captured correctly in camera and therefore you should not need photoshop. I have to say that there may be merit to this comment on photography, however that is about all I would agree with. Unfortunately in this age, the modern camera is outstanding and is very affordable. The number of people picking up a camera and believing that there is a quick buck to be made out of photography is amazing. So if you are a photographer who does this for a living you have to separate yourself from the pack of happy snappers. This is achieved by the ability to “finish” the image, by covering to black & white, adding a texture or border, or bringing out the detail that is in the image. Producing an amazing print or album, something that has always been the photographic product, not a low res image on Facebook. Unfortunately, a lot of the new breed of professional photographer believe that by undercutting other professionals is the way to a successful career. A basic understanding of f-stops, shutter speed and composition is not really needed as the camera does it all for you. An image that is correctly exposed with great use of the light and is well composed will stand out from the crowd because so few photographers actually know how to do these things. If you can then finish the image so that it looks like a work of art,...