Aleisha and Travis debutates on location

Debutantes on location, Aleisha and Travis, left us smiling…

Its fair to say we love creating photographs. Anywhere anytime. Photographing debutantes on location is no exception. Throw in a couple of bubbly entertaining young people like Aleisha and Travis… Our day is made.Fun times during a debutates on location photo shoot. Photography by excitations Mildura.This picture pretty much sums up Aleisha and Travis’s day… Lots of laughter and a few high-jinks thrown in for good measure.

Debutantes on location. This time near Mildura beside a very large tree covered in spring blossom. Deb photos by Excitations, photographers Mildura/Here’s a sneaky way to show of detail in the back of Aleisha’s dress. Tell Travis it’s his turn to star. Well done mate… What’s next… a catalogue shoot maybe?

Another in the series debutantes ohn location. Full length walking sho of debutante and her partner walking beside a mature row of conifers. Photography in Mildura by Excitations.As a photographer I love conifers. More importantly I love light and shade created by these beautiful trees. This location was simply perfect for a walking shot.

Beautiful debutante reclying on antique furniture in a large white ballroom. High key debutante photography on location by Excitations, photographers Sunraysia, Australia.Aleisha makes reclining look easy in this high key image. Of course it wasn’t all that easy. But you have to endure some pain to look beautiful, right!

High key window light portrait from our debutantes on location portfolio. Deb photos in Mildura by ExcitaitonsThis just might be my favorite photo of Aleisha. All natural this one. No 4000 joule studio flash blasting huge volumes of light around the room as in the previous photograph. Purely organic this one… Love it.

Close up glamour style portrait of beautiful young debutante. Pictures of debs in Mildura. Photography by excitations.Can I change my mind? I think this is now my favorite. Again absolutely natural in every aspect. We have Robyn to thank for spotting the light. And of course Aleisha for providing this stunning look.Debutantes on location by excitations mpotographer Mildura. Deb and her partner haming it up in front of stunning white house and a awesome black sports car.I’m not sure… Did we mention these two were a barrel of laughs? Seriously funny sequence of photographs to create. I think we may have got just one serious shot… Or maybe not.

Debutantes on location. Three beautiful young debutantes running towards the camera through a small patch of gorgeous light. Deb photos on location by excitations.Then there were three. Three amazingly beautiful young women. In a stunning photographic location. Selfishly I wanted a slightly different image for this one. A quick look around and there it was. A single shaft of gorgeous sunlight splashing through a wonderful vista. We lined the ladies up against the wall. Then asked them to rush towards us. For the image to work all 3 girls had to have direct light hit them. BINGO, the pixel gods were with us.

 

 

 

 

Nadia and Nicholas Mildura debutante photo shoot

Mildura debutante photo shoot with Nadia and Nicholas.

Attractive young Mildura Debutante couple walking down driveway of private residence. Photography by Mildura photography studio, Excitations.This has to be one of the most fun driveways around the district. Nadia and Nicholas seem to be enjoying it as well.

Beautiful Mildura Debutante poses at doorway to her home. Debutante photography by excitations Mildura photographersWhat is better than an amazing doorway? An amazing doorway with a beautiful young lady in it.

Casual relazed portrait of Mildura Debutante during preparation for her Debut. Deb photos in Mildura by exitations.Lots of credit to Nadia for this shot. Looks like a casual snap. But behind the scenes we needed to a bit of juggling to get our angle to work. Ok, that should read a lot of juggling. Sometime simple shots are just a little harder than they look. Fortunately for us, Nadia is a seasoned professional when it comes to photography.

Nadia, Mildura debutante sitted in courtyard during her excitations photo shoot.A more formal seated pose for Nadia here. You just have to take a rest sometime during a full on photo shoot.

Formal portrait of deb partner with debututante in background. Pictuyre by excitations photographers Mildura.Nicholas’s turn to go all formal. Well fairly formal. This image is a slightly toned black and white with just a hint of colour.

Half length, black and white portrait of debutante and her partner.Full black and white for this half length image. Exactly the same location as the photo above. This time however, shot with a telephoto lens to blurr the background more.

Excitations social media active again

Social Media, we’re back with a gorgeous couple Nicole and Remo.

We’ve been obviously absent from social media for most of this year. There are no excuses. Put simply, there are not enough hours in a day to maintain our busy photography  and filming schedule. And be socially active at the same time.

Marking Excitations return to the fold. Nicole and Remo. Some images from a recent debutante photography session we had with them.

Excitations, photographers Mildura celebrate our return to social medial with a beautiful Debutante photographed in a red Ford XY GT Also present during this photography session. One beautiful Ford XY GT. Thanks gentlemen for allowing us to shoot with your vehicle.

Beautiful Mildura Debutante steps out of a car before making a grand entrance to the ball.Nicole,  alights from her carriage.

Social Media. Mildura Debutante partner, black and white portrait seated. Deb photo by excitations, Mildura photographers. While we’re in the black and white portrait mode… Here is an image of Remo, relaxing before the event.

Close up grainy deb photo of beautiful young debutante in a vineyard. Deb pictures in sunraysia by excitations.And my favorite. Out of the hundreds of images created. This one created in a vineyard is my pic. I know, it will not be everyones choice. But I love the soft muted colours, Nicole’s pose and the lovely difusion created with a long lens.

 

 

Bugs gone internet sorted.

Bugs gone, and NBN arrives.

It’s been a rough few days around here. Starting last Thursday our main production machine started to develope bugs. That along with our internet, online and communications difficulties… It hasn’t been a lot of fun.

The good news is the bugs have now been chased out of the building. NBN has arrived and new network cabling is  just about completed. So all we have now is to get the phone sorted and to catch up on nearly a weeks worth of production lost.

Just a note we are going to loose our phone 5025 3368 for a couple of hours. “Sometime this week” and  “maybe without warning”. Oh goodie.

PS Thanks Mr Turnbull for getting us “Hicks in the Sticks” wireless NBN. Now maybe we can viably service our national and internation clients.

 

Vintage tractor Trek 2016

Vintage Tractor Trek to Wentworth.

Raw camera footage from todays Tractor Trek as the vintage tractors crossed the Abbotsford Bridge at Curlwaa. Heading to Wentworth to celebrate 60 years since the “Floods of ’56”

High definition raw footage editorial footage available and ready for deliver without the watermark.

Photographing Melbourne Market Yesterday

A morning well spent the Melbourne  Market.

The new Melbourne Market, or if we use the  correct name. The Melbourne Wholesale Fruit Vegetable and Flower Market. Is located at Epping, right beside the Hume Freeway for super easy access. To  say the market is big is an understatement.

Having the opportunity to photograph some of the operations within the market was a real buzz for us. We can’t tell you much about the assignment at this stage. Except to say it involves telling a story in pictures, of another Australian fresh produce to the world success.Overview of part of Melbourne Market Photography by Excitations, Mildura photographers, videographers and timelapse specialists.Overview of a very small part of the Melbourne Market. This only tells a small part of the picture. Much of the markets activity takes place away from the trading floors, in the massive warehouses that make up this incredible complex.

We though we knew a fair amount about production and distribution of fresh farm products… Wow this is a whole new world. So much time effort and labour goes into getting Aussie fresh produce all over the world in next to no time.  We saw super fresh, high quality produce. Growing in the field yesterday, sold, consolidated and repacked, quality controlled and on its way to the airport before 5am. That produce will be served up in restaurants and resorts on the other side of the world within a day of being harvested… Incredible.

We love telling visual stories. This has been one of the best so far. Following fresh Aussie produce from the farm to the point of departure for markets around our planet

More to come….

 

Portfolio site playing funny buggers.

Heading says it all…. For some reason our portfolio site is not running at all smoothly… Techs are on it. The site is still workiing on some devices but not all.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Ian

Elvira and Ben some wedding photos.

Wedding photos from  Elvira and Ben’s special day…

These few wedding photos from Elvira and Ben’s Milduira wedding are way overdue. I hope the wait has been worth it. There isn’t much to say really. The day was perfect. Our couple were obviously wildly in love and their chosen locations… Amazing.Wedding photos in Mildura by Excitations, Ben and groomsmen before the wedding, high angle.Ben with the boys, all ready to go. We were taken by this entrance. The added bonus was being able to get up high and shoot down.Close up of brides shoes being held in front of her bridal gown. Wedding photos in Mildura by Excitations.Accessory photos form an important part of any wedding day photography session. Finding different ways of shooting accessories is always challenging. This is one, I’m pretty sure we haven’t used before.Black and white, half length image of bride leaning against white wall. Photo by Excitations.As wedding photographers, our eyes are trained to see photo opportunities when they arise. Like this image for instance. If we have a naturally elegant bride. It would be silly not to try for some slightly more creative bridal poses. There is another stunning image of Elvira over on our wedding portfolio page  

Wedding photos taken in the bridal car. Bride with dad pior to leaving for the church. Photography by excitations.Bride and dad wedding photos often miss out on the blog. Yes, we normally take them but they are usually past over. Not today however. I Love this photograph.wedding photos in a private garden at Gol Gol. Wedding photography by excitations Mildura POhotographers.While we don’t normally do adverts for anyone on Excitations news blog. We will make an exception just this once. If you are looking for an Amazing garden in which to have your wedding photos taken. Then Maddy and Craig Chislett have just the garden for you. Green, formal, lots of interesting angles plus of course river views. Stunning location for any wedding photography session. The above image created at the end of the properties long formal drive.Close up of bride and groom with sparkling water as the backround. Wedding photos by Mildura photographers Excitations.

Same location this time with the river view… Whoops… We may have gotten a little carried away with the lovely sparkles on the river. Makes a great background for close up wedding portraits like this one. Of course helped along by a couple of good looking models.Bridal portrai with wedding cars. Photo by excitations Mildura wedding photographersCurrently, every wedding photographer has to have her or his version of a “Sun Flare” photo included in the wedding coverage. What makes this one different? Well….. Oh I know! That is the sun causing the star pattern in the trees. And yes it was actually there. No filters, just good old shoot it as it happens photography.Close up of bride and groom in Chislett's garden at Gol Gol. Wedding photos by Excitations Mildura photographers.Remember I said these gardens were green… Well here is proof. How much greener do you want? Honestly it was a great pleasure to shoot with these guys. We had a great day. Everything went smoothly and we could have stayed in the gardens for another day, because it is one of those places blessed with amazing light.

 

 

Merbein wedding for Ali and Ben.

Ali and Ben’s simply amazing Merbein wedding.

When Ali and Ben announced they were getting married, we already knew it would be a different wedding. As details of their wedding plans began to emerge,  we knew this would be one of those memorable events. Ali and Ben, had opted for a Merbein wedding,  in an amazing old vineyard garden. Thoroughly modern bride in an old world setting. Sepia toned and high angle. Merbein wedding by excitations Mildura photographers.

To understand our excitement, you have to know a little of the not so public face of Ali. Yup I know you have recognised her by now. Ali, like most public figures has two sides. Her public opinions and actions persona and the side of her personality she reserves for family and friends.
We at Excitations have been lucky to see little bits of both worlds.

It would be fair to say, Neither Robyn nor myself, have ever met a young woman, who draws absolute delight from grabbing and old dip tin, plonking it under a row of grape vines and is instantly ready for a chat. I’m sure she imagines herself as a modern young woman. But… her sense of identity, history and connection with the past is a something to behold.Brown toned image of a groom posing with a car from the original Mad Max movie. Full length wedding photography by Excitations of Mildura.

I know you have most likely seen this image of Ben here on the blog before. I can’t remember ever having a car directly linked to a famous movie in one of our a wedding photos before. So, of course it was going to be back for an encore.  Ben was excited to tell us about his wedding car well before the wedding. Like lots of grooms really. The difference this time was THE CAR. So much fun to play with photographically.

Ben and I share only one thing in common. I mean, he is young, good looking and intelligent. Need I go on. However,  both of us met our future wives, while lugging dirty great big TV cameras around. Although I’m willing to bet his big camera weighted a whole lot less than mine.

Bride and groom photographed in an old garden. Half length, soft focus. Merbein wedding photography by Excitations Mildura photograpy.

Wide angle candid photo of bride and groom at garden wedding. Historic Merbein gardenAli and Ben were married beside a very large garden pond. Covered by lavender coloured petals from a nearby Jacaranda tree. A small fountain which provided  a constant, soothing background sound, was the centre piece to the pond. Futher away was the original garden. Old, well kept, shady and full of character. In the centre of this old garden, the original farm house. With its wide, open verandahs providing ideal locations for our wedding photography session.
High angle photo of bride and groom with Murray River in background. Photographed by Excitations near MerbeinAs our garden photo session drew to a conclusion, Ali has an idea… She knows there is a part of the river somewhere near here,  where you have these wonderful red cliffs and can look down on  the river as a  background….  Remember I said she had a great sense of identity and history!!! Fortunately for all of us, the spot is right beside a highway. Just a few short steps and we’re ready to shoot. Working quickly, because the sun was hot, and a couple of us get sunburn easily. This Merbein wedding photography session was over in a few short minutes and it was off to a party.

Love looking at wedding photos. There are more in our folio here

 

 

Summer sunset photo Mildura

Last nights summer sunset photo near Mildura

Summer sunset photo taken near Mildura. Panoramic format art styed photograph created by Ian McKenzie of Excitations, photographers Mildura.

While we were waiting for the main event last night. We spied with our little eyes. This tiny little bit of Mammatus cloud. Also known as Mammatocumulus. We were facinated by its shape and form. Naturally we decided it was worth “wasting a frame on”. One frame is all we shot. Which is a pity because while the rest of the sky show was amazing. Our images of it were not. Some days your hot…. Some days your not.

Anyway we liked the end result. We may fiddle with it some more. If you like it and would like to see a much bigger version of our Summer sunset photo over on our portfolio sight.