Bayview Blast 27-28 May 2017

Bayview Blast 27-28 May 2017

This is one event well recommended to professional/novice or beginners, in the mountain biking world, I tried the event circuit out myself about a month before the main weekend and found it challenging with a good work out, I did not ride this weekend but got a reasonable session of photography in which I hope you all enjoy. Photo’s/images will be in gallery under Sports.

One word I will say is yes I am going to set my goal to race this event next year, so maybe I might get myself in some images by other photographers on the day.

Just little note’s, and info that I know of that I will give all so if interested will go and have a go at this event next year, all links I will have a list so you can easy go to the proper sites.

If you can ride a Mountain Bike, then am sure Bayview Blast and Rats cycling club will find an event that suits you best.

This event is a great family weekend for fun and excitement.

Sunday is the Marathon and Half Marathon. where riders will either be keen “competitors” or out to challenge themselves or other to see if they can complete a distance or set a personal time. Team events will add to the intrigue with pairs able to join in a relay format to challenge themselves or race for a place.

Rats cycling Club has negotiated a deal with “Mountain Bike Australia” so that all insurance built into the entry fee, so need to worry about race license for Social riders, road club members, triathletes, Tough Mudder enthusiasts this event can offer anyone and everyone a place to test themselves.

If more information is needed don’t hesitate to contact any of the links listed below, “Happy Biking”

Bayview Blast Rider/Competitor

Bayview Blast Rider/Competitor

Bayview Blast Rider/Competitor

Bayview Blast Rider/Competitor

German Church Rd, Mt Cotton
4165 Redland Bay, Queensland, Australia


Personal Project Photography

Couple of images to all to view, from a PPP, Personal Project Photography,  which is a organization that arranges new photo shoots location, each month at most time with no additional cost, this session took place at the old Boggo rd Goal. This event is perfect for photographer and models to gain more experience from each other, each month PPP advertises on their Facebook page, first in best dressed for 20 photographer and 20 models, I myself will be keeping my eyes open for whenever a new location is listed, enjoy the images, more in gallery under Mixed Events, any comments welcomed.

Model Portfolio Packages


Luis Amd

Luis Amd

Fitness Model
Model – Luis Amd
Models Portfolio Package $280
Includes, Hair and Make-up Stylist, Minimum 2 hour shoot, 10 full resolution edited images, Your choice of delivery drop box or USB, also no images will have a “watermark” which will be good when presenting to Agency.
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Fashion Evolution/Revolution Brisbane Australia 04/2016

Fashion/Clothing, where did I come from and who made me, is the question we should ask our self’s, of what we put on our body every day.

On 23 April, 2016 I attended The True Cost Film Screening for Fashion Revolution Week. I was approached a couple of weeks earlier by Mary Sed who is a co organizer/founder of this event, via email. Miss Sed asked if I would be interested in being the official Photographer of this special event, the event is being held at Food Connect Brisbane.  I would not be paid for my professional work. Sed reassured me that if I did the behind the scenes photography, there will be food and drinks available, with our compliments. I replied with a simple yes, it will be a pleasure as this sounds very interesting, and something I will gain a lot of knowledge from.


I arrived at Food Connect Homestead, 1/8 Textile Crescent, Salisbury Brisbane about 5pm, 1 hour before the real event started as I like to get to events earlier than normal so I can get the feel of the venue and to prepare what camera gear and settings I may need. The event was due to open its doors to the guest at 6 pm, Sed arrived roughly at that time and introduced herself and Linda Ryl the other co-founder member, we talked for a little while, they both explained what they expected of the nights events. The entire guest where starting to arrive, the first hour was more for everyone to mingle and get to know one another, with drinks and food being served.


Main event time, every one seated and ready for this mind-blowing, The True Cost, a documentary by Andrew Morgan that examines fast fashion’s unadvertised sins, from unregulated production that caused a factory collapse killing more than 1,000 people in Bangladesh in 2013, to the toxic waste flowing out by the factories producing disposable garments, to attempts at unionization that are checkmated with violence. This doco I strongly recommend if you get a chance watch it, I now understand a lot more about the clothing/fashion I wake up to every morning. If you want to watch this documentary, I believe Netflix is starting to screen it next week for a fee of 10 dollars.


At the end of The True Cost, a 5 person discussion panel was up the front, talking about their involvement with the community, and the clothing industry, from where most of it starts from the ground right up to where hopefully one day it can be sorted out, local MP, the documentary was talked about question ask and answers given, to the best that can be.

Guest Speakers,

Jane Milburn, designer    

Ferudun Avar, musician, manufacture tailoring company  

Fleur Anderson, Cotton farmer owner.

Robert Pekin, Food Connect Brisbane owner,

Kristen Lyons, MP The Greens Vote 1,

Event organizers,

Mary Sed and Linda Ryl    



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On a little note towards the above, this I found interesting, luckily, it’s a topic that’s getting more attention. In 2013, journalist Elizabeth Cline investigated the industry in her book Over-Dressed. And on a recent episode Last Week Tonight, John Oliver targeted the fast fashion industry, detailing its environmental impact and human rights violations in a sad-various commentary that Oliver has quickly become renowned for.

His most cutting critique, though, applies to all of us. In the era of fast fashion, we’ve developed a collective amnesia about the sweatshop labor practices we rallied against in the ’90s, or maybe misunderstandings that garment “factories” are really just people sewing the fabric, breathing the chemicals, and even dying when an infrastructure built on fast and cheap fails.


Model Portfolio Package Deal

Model Nikkita Hall

Model Nikkita Hall

Models Portfolio Package $280
Includes, Hair and Make-up Stylist, Minimum 2 hour shoot, 5 full resolution edited images, Your choice of delivery drop box or USB, also no images will have a “watermark” which will be good when presenting to Agency. Small note, images you see each time Add is listed might not have that HMUA, but guarantee each one of the 4 l have on board with me will be Qualified.
For Booking, All contacts below

Kind Regards: John Ponte

Mobile:           0407274341





Model Portfolio Krystal Sayer, Fingal Head 27/03/2016

Sneak peak, Easter Sunday Fingal Heads mid arvo, condition where awful, this was a booked shoot so we just had to make each shoot count, my model on the day was awesome and patient, made the arvo enjoyable !!
Model- Krystal Sayer

Krystal Sayer (9)

Model Krystal Sayer

More images in gallery under models.

Modelling Portfolio Nikkita H, NightQuarter Helensvale 22/01/2016


Nikkita H 22.01.2016 (35)                                                                                                                                                                                                      On Friday the 22/01/2016, I had the pleasure to do a second modelling portfolio shoot with the lovely Nikkita H, like mentioned last time she is such a beauty and awesome model to work with, she would be every photographer dream type model to shoot. I will not need to say much about Nikkita but let her photo’s do the talking for her, which you will see in People gallery under models.
This particular model shoot would be a test to my professionalism, as the venue location was at NightQuarter Markets Helensvale, Gold Coast QLD, I have never done this type of flash photography before, equipment used three speedlights and one reasonable size soft box walking around with my daughter who was my assistant on the night, 35mm and 50mm 1.4 prime lenses where used with two full frame Nikon cameras, we used five different location in the venue area, including NightQuarter premises itself, with four stall owners premises which made good for different types of backdrops, will have the links to the stalls we used below, overall it was a very enjoyable session with thousands of people walking pass, watching what was happening, it was a different experience, and Nikkita blended in very well with so many people around, what a natural she is, next time I do this type of Model shoot I would like at least couple more hours than we had, just to put more colour to the portfolio, This was to be a short blog, so any comments good or bad would be much appreciated, as in life in general we are always learning, watch this blog within the next week, I should have another Model Katie R, with a Emo/Gothic theme, keep shooting and smiling.

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