Wrapped in a jacket and towels, my feet half submerged in a rising puddle as the rain buckets down, I thought I’d missed every strike. Soaked from head to foot,…

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A quick side by side test of the new iPhone 5s housed in a Hitcase and the GoPro 3 Black Edition. I’ll be honest, I may have wet my pants…

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One of my fondest memories as a kid, was the annual road trip with my family to the Riverland. Each year my Dad would compete in the Murray 400, a…

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The HMQS Gayundah was a flat-iron Gunboat, used by the Queensland Maritime Defence Force from 1884, then later the Royal Australian Navy as the HMAS Gayundah. Decommissioned in 1921, she…

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On a recent trip back to my home state of South Australia, I spent some time with my Grandmother and before long, talk had turned to our creative endeavours. Shutter…

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Yesterday I spent the day filming and bodyboarding with good mate Sam Squires and we were treated to one of those memorable days at Knights Beach, Pt Elliot. Not the…

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Photographic equipment has evolved to a point where technology has made everything so much easier and more accessible to consumers, but at the same time, seems to have taken away…

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I’ve always been a sucker for the newest piece of gear, the latest gadget and it’s amazing how far we’ve come in such a short time. Last week however, I…

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I walked down to the beach this morning and was greeted by these dredging little suckers straight onto the sand. How could I possibly resist another flap around in the…

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So what do you do when there’s no surf and the conditions turn to mush? Flap around in the shallows, mind surf and stick your head into anything that even…

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Over the past few weeks, I’ve been shooting interviews for a little independent documentary project. Everyone I’ve spoken with has a connection to the ocean to some degree and I…

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How’s this for a camp site… As part of a 7 day trek though the Andes on route to Machu Piccu, we hiked through Mt Salkantay via it’s highest pass…

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The sound of lapping waves on the sand, the smell of salty sea spray, hell even the stench of rotting seaweed, I could never live far from the ocean. This…

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A few years back, I took off to Yorke Peninsula with Mike Hemus and Mark Tipple, to shoot a little feature for The Underwater Project. Unfortunately the water was too…

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My love of photography and cinematography began in the ocean, capturing images of fellow surf riders doing what we all love so much. It seems to be a fairly common…

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Just the other day I was talking to good mate and fellow bodyboarder/photographer Luke Greaves, about how technology has changed the face of bodyboarding as we remember it. In the…

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A short film about one surf photographer’s passion for the ocean. Film by Brad Halstead / Driftwood Project MUSIC Lanterna ‘Lonely’ www.themusicbed.com EQUIPMENT Canon 1DX Tamron 24-70 mm f2.8 Di…

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In early 2001, wanting nothing more than to surf every day, I packed everything I owned into the trusty wagon and headed east. With barely enough money to live for…

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After my previous lightning photo, I thought it only appropriate to upload this one. This photograph was taken back in 2004 on 35mm, but the roll of film disappeared… until…

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Shooting lightning can be one of the most frustrating forms of photography, but for this very reason, the most rewarding. Patience, perseverance and a side dish of luck, all play…

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Marine Biologist Luke Tipple dreams of exploring the oceans and diving with sharks, yet he is frustrated with the increasing commercial nature of his Shark Diving adventures. Venturing outside the…

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Elias, a 79 year old Greek/Australian immigrant has Alzheimer’s. A terrible degenerative disease that will see his memories, good and bad, lost with him. From back within his small home…

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You’ll have to excuse me forgetting exact dates, but for anyone like myself in the indi film game, Canon’s 5DMKII accompanied by Vincent Laforet’s short film “Reverie” released back in…

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A short film for Tourism North Queensland’s ‘1 Day In Paradise’ campaign MarkTipple.com/Paradise Client: Sapient Nitro Brisbane DOP: Brad Halstead Model: Holly Alifraco Stills/Edit: Mark Tipple Music: Rhian Sheehan EQUIPMENT…

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We made this TVC for the Doritos ‘You Make It, We Play It’ Competition back in 2009. It didn’t make top 50, but had a blast regardless. Shot on the…

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Australian advertising campaign for TopDeck Travel. Client: TopDeck Travel CREW Production Company: Phoenix Effect / Proetic Productions Producer: Nigel Camilleri Director: David Ockenden Editor: Che Mcnamara-Moyle DOP: Brad Halstead CAST Lotti Gregory Matt Abercromby EQUIPMENT Sony…

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Sometimes the most enjoyable and memorable shoots are also the simplest. Having said that, this was probably the most nervous I’d been about a shoot for a long time. We…

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