Bikes and Bulls

 

 Brodie Carmichael

Brodie Carmichael

Bikes&Bulls fly high inside the Bull arena

Bikes&Bulls fly high inside the Bull arena

 

On Saturday 01/08/2015, I had arranged to do a photo shoot  at http://www.bikesandbulls.com.au/  Mudgeeraba show grounds, I prearranged to do the shoot about 4 days earlier, I had seen a number of bill boards around the Gold Coast advertising the event, I thought that would be a great opportunity for my photography  to get some good action shot in and hopefully try to gain some fast shutter night flash work experience.  Four days earlier I emailed Brodie Carmichael, founder and owner of Bike&Bulls, explaining my situation  that I am a full-time Motor Mechanic, and am a freelance photographer on weekend, and have shot photo’s every weekend when possible for the last 4 years, the email was asking him if he could arrange a pass for me for the event  and if it was ok for me to photo shoots on the day, for exchange of that experience I would give him all full copies of photo’s.  Brodie replied to my email that day with a phone call we had a little chat, he said it would not be a problem, the only main thing he specified was I could not go out back due to firework set up, and not to go in the bull arena, as he had their own personal photographer and there was a safety aspect involved, like waiver/exemption form there was not enough time for that, I said that would be ok, as for the experience would be more than I need for this shoot. We  arranged to meet at the Mudgeeraba markets that day where he was doing promo work for the event, he gave me an entry pass we chatted a little more, the event opens at 3pm main shows starts at 5pm till 7.30, he said I would get a better chance if I got there at 1pm to photo shoot the freestyle bike riders practicing, he was right I got some great daylight faster shutter speed shots, the exposure lighting was great, photo’s I believe where awesome, on the day maybe a little more cloud cover might have given the photo’s a bit of a texture look, but I was happy with what I have.  One thing I will admit I am not used to faster shutter night flash photography, but the more I do the better I will get, as you will see there was not many night shots,  I strongly recommend if you have never done one of these events, they are a family friendly arrange event then go to Brodie Carmichael web site http://www.bikesandbulls.com.au/   I have a number of photo’s of the event action, under sporting events in gallery.

Bikes&Bulls fly high bull rider doing his thing

Bikes&Bulls fly high bull rider doing his thing

 
 

 

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