Mark Greenmantle

Gordon Park, Australia

After over ten years of working for the Brisbane Courier-Mail, Sunday Mail, APN News, I now juggle between shooting for and editing...

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Still freelancing and now also at Digilab Professional

I’m still available for freelance commissions however my Monday to Fridays 8-6ish is taken up with my work at Digilab Professional, prepping and printing the work of other photographers.

I am loving the new job for the entertaining co-workers, the walking distance from home, and the perks of being able to arrange metallic prints of my fav shots in large format right from my own desk.
Find me Mon-Fri at Digilab

Freelancing again - oh hell yes!

I’m back to freelancing and enjoying every minute of it. I recently finished a month and a half of contracting as a fashion photographer out of town and while I enjoyed shooting, the commute and the particular studio conditions did not appeal. So far, freelancing has paid just as well and is far more rewarding. Last week I worked in tandem with my regular partner in crime, International Photographer of the Year (BPPA UK) Troy Hansen on a commercial shoot, did a shoot for natural therapies author Jost Sauer (for an ad, his website and his next Allen & Unwin title), made moonlit night time captures of an historic Ipswich pub’s nightclub promotions and also shot my usual array of madness for the nightclubs in the Fortitude Valley.…

My design work is picking up momentum as well, thanks in no s

News, another long absence and for good reason.....

I’ve been trying to keep up with what happens amongst the four or five arts communities I subscribe to but I’m now working seven days a week doing photography and it’s leaving me rather time poor.…

Through the week I am shooting full time as a fashion photographer now, enjoying it thoroughly and looking forward to it developing into a long term career in a market that has less pressure than say, weddings or the over saturated churn and burn portrait scene. This has thankfully resulted in less pressure to push as hard at my freelance work and I’m found now each weekend on Sat and & mornings (that is, midnight till 5am) shooting at a nightclub in the Fortitude Valley for a cheap price, but it’s rich for the social aspect, the fun, and free drinks.

The nightclub photography keeps me on my toe

Back on board! (thanks to Nikon D3 arrival)

I’d taken an extended break due to my old Nikon D70 having worn out (shutter buckled its way into the sensor!) and work throwing 60+hrs / week at me and now with that contract up, and my new Nikon D3 in hand, I’ll be shooting nice and often again and hope you can enjoy the ride. :)

Continued break from shooting, but :)

Saving for my new camera hit a snag when my car decided it would need new brakes and maybe a new clutch. At the very least, I’ve had to aim for a D300 instead of the Nikon D3 that I really want.…

On the upside, whilst being without camera I have been working with APN Newspaper’s creative ad design department where I’ve been riding a very steep learning curve and seeing many ways in which I can improve my photography for the purposes of gaining more advertising work (once the new camera is bought) and also learning a lot about ad design, composition of ads and how different photos work or sometimes don’t work in the advertising world, and I have had to learn how to use Adobe Indesign in a hurry as well.

Not sure how long I will be working in this new role but the team there absolutely rock

This short break brought to you by......

a broken shutter plane!…

The D70 is on its last legs. The shutter has clocked over 60,000 images in the three years I have been using it and I doubt the cost of repairs makes this worth saving. With the new D3 Nikon flagship announced for a November release in Australia I need to scrape together at least $5500 (guessed at its price) so I can make best use of my older, wider full frame lenses. That and I REALLY want to make full use of its ridiculously high ISO range :)

This issue is the cause for my recent upload of a few of my old sketches and airbrush artworks and I will trawl through my collection to find more of my work I can sell without the need for model releases. (though whether those are required for straight prints sold by me… I’m not so sure)

I’m also waiting to see if I scor

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