Contiki Legends Launch Party

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 Contiki sure know how to throw a party!

Taking over the Cell Block Theatre in the National Art School in Darlinghurst for a night filled with No Regrets, it certainly was one of the hottest tickets in town during the week.

Walking the red carpet in to the event, we were greeted with the sight of deliciousness in the form of Eat Art Truck serving all kinds of yummy goodness during the night. The drinks were flowing from the bar, and everyone was pumped to see The Ashton Shuffle and Peking Duck perform!

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The event launched with Natalie Dormer being the face of the latest Contiki Legends campaign. It is a beautifully shot story of an adventure through the back streets of Italy.  People then danced the night away to amazing sounds of The Ashton Shuffle and Peking Duck, all the while forgetting that it was in fact a school night! I imagine there would have been a few sore heads at work the next morning!

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The {Instagram} Week That Was…

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Head over and follow along! @snappystreet

You can also post a little picture up on my Snappystreet Facebook  page and show me something fun you got up to over your own weekend!

Also, you can follow along if you have Instagram and upload your photos there, and use the #snappyweekend so I can admire all of your pictures there too!

Or even over on Twitter, again using the same #snappyweekend

I would love to feature some of your weekend photographs as well! So start snapping away!

Ten on Ten: September 2014

Another month for my photography challenge called Ten on Ten has passed. Rebekah Gough over at her lovely blog A Bit Of Sunshine, started this back in January 2008 after receiving her first DSLR for her birthday.

Rebekah says “The project has since grown to be a fun and interactive way for blogger’s from all around the globe to document a snap shot of their lives too, once a month on the tenth taking a photo an hour for ten consecutive hours. Finding life and beauty in the ordinary things of our day to day! To participate simply visit the blog on the tenth of the month and add your set to the linky party so that all can check out your day! Add a button to your side bar too and support the project!”

Now I must admit, I don’t follow the rules 100%. I didn’t take a photo on the hour, every hour for ten hours. Basically I selected 10 photos I had taken over the course of the day and used these. I still wanted them to show the simplicity of the lives we lead, and how the small and mundane things can actually be beautiful in themselves. I also intend to highlight these slightly differently to the way I normally would on the blog, and I’m going to challenging myself to only shoot black and white images.

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So there you have it, month two of the Ten on Ten challenge complete!

Are you taking part in the Ten on Ten challenge, or is there another photography challenge that inspires you?

 

Weekend Wanderings…

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 With Spring well and truly upon us, it is a shame that the weather hasn’t quite caught up yet! It is still very cold, and the rain is very persistent! I must admit seeing the clouds over the ocean is somewhat soothing, but running from the car with a sideways blowing umbrella not so much!

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We headed over to the Northern Beaches and had some lunch in Dee Why with our friends Bronwen and Kristian at Deck Bar. It is a great spot, with excellent food directly opposite the beach. I can only imagine what it would be like in summer overlooking the water with the sun beating down. We will certainly have to visit again in a few months time!

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 On Sunday, we drove up to Woy Woy to celebrate Father’s Day with a beautiful lunch at the amazing Woy Woy Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant. Situated right on the water and serving the most beautiful and fresh seafood the coast has to offer we enjoyed a gorgeous lunch and the sun even managed to make an appearance!

It was wonderful having all the family together to celebrate Dad’s special day, and I know he was very happy with his beer, and plate of prawns and oysters!

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What did you get up to on the weekend?

Share a photo using #snappyweekend either on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter so I can check them all out!!

I would love to thank Of Heart and Home for this gorgeous image captured of Southbank Brisbane.

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Vogue Fashion Night Out 2014

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 The Vogue Fashion Night Out is one of the largest events on the Sydney social calendar, and this year was no exception. Luckily I was selected to be a social photographer for the evening, and I was so thrilled to be part of this amazing event and took the opportunity up with both hands.

It began with a briefing over at Vogue HQ the day before, listing out all activities and activations for the event which covered off quite a large proportion of the CBD. From the QVB and surrounding streets, to Pitt St Mall and all the way up to Martin Place, it really was a true fashion night out! The event was sponsored by Olympus, so we were given an Olympus E-M10 to use for the night. I was assigned Pitt St Mall, Westfield Sydney and The Strand so had a huge task ahead of me!

Festivities kicked off in Hyde Park with performances from Lanie Lane and Elisabeth Rose before officially launching with Clover Moore and Vogue editor-in-chief Edwina McCann announcing the shopping could begin!

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Pitt St Mall was a hive of activity with people shopping up a storm at various locations including the very popular H&M pop up store. There were many excited shoppers lining up in the rain to see the new collection being launched that night.

Each store had in-store activations taking place, whether that be DJ’s, makeup touch ups and blow drys, nail salons and champagne it really was a true fashionistas dream come true!

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It truly was the experience of a lifetime and these are just a select few from the nights events! All the glitz and glamour of the fashion industry was on show for Sydney to see and no expense was spared for the evening!

Vogue sure know how to throw a good fashion night out!

Did you head along on Thursday night? Have you been to one of these events before?

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The {Instagram} Week That Was…

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On Instagram?

Head over and follow along! @snappystreet

You can also post a little picture up on my Snappystreet Facebook  page and show me something fun you got up to over your own weekend!

Also, you can follow along if you have Instagram and upload your photos there, and use the #snappyweekend so I can admire all of your pictures there too!

Or even over on Twitter, again using the same #snappyweekend

I would love to feature some of your weekend photographs as well! So get snapping away!

Exciting Times!

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Today I am being very thankful as it has been quite busy over the last few days here at Snappystreet HQ!

If you follow along over on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook you will have already seen that I have been selected to attend the Vogue Fashion Night Out as a social photographer for the event! With over 180,000 people expected to attend, it will be a busy night for me.

I attended a briefing yesterday over at the Vogue offices for a rundown of the official events and was given my access all areas pass. So tonight, I head down to one of the biggest events on Sydney’s fashion calender so keep your fingers crossed for me that I do a good job! And also, keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming post taking you behind the scenes of this exciting event!

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Also, word has come through that Snappystreet has been selected as a finalist in the Pedestrian.TV  Blogster Awards for 2014 in the photography category. I am so thankful to be among such amazing artists!

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It would really mean so much to me if you could take some time out of your day to head over to the link and click “like” to vote for my blog!

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