Week 9: Josh Spiers

Week 9: Josh Spiers

ls: After a bit of a break we are back to feature our sporting superstars. This week we have Josh Spiers from the Cannons Basketball Club. ls: What sports do you play? js: Basketball & a little golf. ls: What clubs do you currently play for? js: Cannons. ls: How many years have you been playing? js: 12 years.ls: What position do you play?js: Shooting guard and small forward. ls: How did you get involved in these sports? js: My brother started playing when I was 2 so I had to go to training with him and I used to like bouncing the ball from a very young age. I did terriers at TBI and then started playing when I was 6ls: What rep honours have you achieved? js: u12- u18 Townsville heat, Northern School Basketball u12 (07, 08) Qld School Basketball (08) Northern School Sport u15 (10,11) Honary Qld Team (11) Northern Open School Basketball (12,13) Qld School Basketball (13), U16 Qld North (11) u18 Qld North (12, 13) u20 Qld Team (14), Townsville Crocodiles Sharp Start. QBL Townsville Heat. ls: Ok you have achieved a lot in a short space of time, that is an impressive CV. How much time is involved? js: Training every day for at least an hour or so and anywhere up to two hours. Sometimes I have multiple sessions a day. ls: What is the best part of playing the sport? js: The best part about basketball is just the game itself. It lets you play with friends and makes me feel good about myself. I could be having a bad day and as soon as I...
Tom – Rugby Union, Cricket and Rowing.

Tom – Rugby Union, Cricket and Rowing.

ls:  This week’s sporting profile is Tom Smith.  Tom is another high achieving sportsman across a range of sports. While we did the shoot for his main sports in Rugby union, cricket and Rowing, Tom has also achieved in other sports like water polo and basketball. Currently attending Ignatius Park College in grade 11 where he is active in their rowing program. Welcome to our studios Tom & Deb and thanks for your participation. What sports do you play and which is your favourite? ts: Rugby Union, Cricket and Rowing ls: What clubs do you currently play for? ts: Brother Rugby Union and Cricket and IPC rowing. ls: What position do you play? ts: No 8. ls: How many years have you been playing? ts: Started when I was 8 ls: Who is your sporting hero? ts: Scott Higginbotham (Melbourne rebels No8 and blind side flanker in the Super 15’s) ls: How did you get involved in these sports? ts: My parents wanted me to play a team sport and my friends did rowing so I joined in. ls: What rep honours have you achieved? ts: In Rugby Townsville 2011-2013, QLD Country in 2011, ARU Gold Under 17 in 2013. Cricket Townsville 2010, North Queensland 2012 ls: How much time is involved? ts: 30 hours or there about. ls: that is a lot of time, you would need to be very organised to get it all done while staying ahead in school. What is the best part of playing the sport? ts: The feeling when I succeed at something I had not yet done. ls: What is the worst...
Eddy – Rugby League

Eddy – Rugby League

ls:  Eddy come from a family of very high achievers, so will have a lot to live up to. We have absolutely no doubt that he is up to it. He is outstanding in both League and Oz Tag, and is still a bit young for the rep teams in League. That will come over the next few years as Eddy gets into the older age groups. Welcome to our studios Eddy and thanks for your participation. What sports do you play and which is your favourite? eh: Rugby league, Oz tag and cricket.     ls: What clubs do you currently play for? eh: Brothers Junior Rugby League club, #Tags and Saints. ls: What position do you play? eh: 5/8 or in the halves. ls: Who is your sporting hero? eh: Billy Slater from the Melbourne Storm, Queensland and Australia. ls: How many years have you been playing? Eh: 5 years. Ls: How did you get involved in these sports? eh: Mum & Dad got me involved with league, my friends got me into Oz Tag and the school got me into Cricket. ls: What rep honours have you achieved? eh: Oz tag Townsville under 11. Ls: How much time is involved? Eh: With League it’s 40 minutes a game plus training one night a week, Oz Tag is 40 minutes a game and Cricket is 2 hours a game. Ls: What is the best part of playing the sport? Eh: Playing my best. ls: What is the worst part of playing the sport? eh: Not being able to play. ls: What is your favourite event? eh: Rugby League....
Our sporting Hero’s 1 – Ellie

Our sporting Hero’s 1 – Ellie

Ellie is a Queensland representative football player, having won a national championship with the Queensland Under 12 girls earlier this year. She also plays touch and Oz Tag, and is hoping to gain Queensland selection in both these sports later in the year and early next year. She comes from an incredibly talented family with other family members featuring on this blog in future editions. We sat down with Ellie and had a chat about her dreams and goals for the future. ls: What sports do you play?eh: Soccer, Oz Tag and Touch.ls: What clubs do you play for?eh: Annandale Falcons and now the North Queensland Fury.ls: What position do you play?eh: Midfield and full back.ls: How long have you been playing?eh: 8 years.ls: Who is your sporting hero?eh: Lionel Messe from Argentina and Barcelona. ls: What representative honours have you achieved?eh: Townsville Football, Townsville Primary School Football, North Queensland Schools Football, QLD Schools Football, Townsville Schools Touch, North Queensland Schools Touch & Townsville Oz Tag.ls: How much time is involved?eh: All of our time.ls: What is the best part of playing sports?eh: All of it.ls: What is the worst part of playing sport?eh: Not being able to play.ls: What was your favourite event?eh: Playing for QLD at the Football Nationals in Brisbane earlier this year.ls: Why did you choose these sports?eh: I try to get to as many sports as I can and these were the ones we had time for.ls: What is your biggest accomplishment in your sport?eh: Making  the QLD State side in Footballls:What one or two things do you currently do in your training that...

The beauty of Photography

Photography is permanent, once captured there is a permanent record of the split second in time that will last forever. Well maybe not. The image has to be captured correctly, and in the digital age, stored correctly. This means backing up, backing up, backing up. Images stored singularly on a hard drive of a computer are destined to be lost, simple as that. If you have never had a hard drive failure, you will, it is only a matter of time. It usually happens at the most difficult or inconvenient time. We have a Raid system that automatically backs itself up. Because we are a profession studios we have to have other systems in place to ensure we do not lose any clients work. This is done with two external drives, one is kept off sight, the other backs up each night. These are rotated every week. As it stands the most we can lose is one weeks work. That is still not good enough really, especially if that week we lost was a wedding. Can you imagine calling someone to tell them their wedding photos are lost. It would kill your business. Why the need for off sight? Backups only work if you still have them. A fire, theft, or natural disaster destroys both the original and backup. Very frustrating if it is your photos that are lost. It has happened to friends who were backing up their images and were burgled. Of course they stole both the computer and the backup. Suddenly any image that you might need is gone. The problem with all of these back ups, especially with...

Our Posters

Having posted our new designs for 2011, I thought I should show what we have provided in the past. We have a wide range of custom designed prints and posters all with our quality grantee. Customised posters will not be printed until you love it. It is then printed onto quality paper and either posted to your house or delivered to your sporting fields. Here are a few of our 11 x 14″ Posters from 2010. We will continue to develop new designs and provide quality products for the sporting community. If you have any questions on how we may be of service to your club, please give us a...