A short video piece on the drought in Lake Keepit, NSW.
Hey guys, I’ve got a new cinematography showreel up on my vimeo. It’s got a bunch of my drone work, as well as some time lapse among other work. I’ve been working on some short films recently too, which I’m really keen to show you, once they are released.
Make sure you click the HD button, and turn your volume up!
It might be raining in Sydney today, but summer is here (at least it was yesterday!). Summer in Sydney also means storm season!
I’ve been busy filming interviews with travellers around Sydney for booking.com, and recently worked up in the Whitsundays on a US commercial for Travelocity, (the cover image for this post is the sunset after a days filming.)
Also, recently I was interviewed for The Cusp by Kate Bettes about my tinder photo shoots. It was fun to be on the other side of the camera for once.
That’s about all my news for now. Hope you’re all rad!
Hi there, it’s been a while between posts. What’s up?
We’ve just renewed the lease for another year, so we’re still here in Leichhardt!
Drone images are popular! People have been purchasing prints from my aerial work, taken with a drone. A few people also took advantage of my recent special on my print store too. It’s always a great feeling knowing that my art is hanging on someones wall and bringing them joy.
I’ve also had a lot of Sydney guys book me in to take professional photos for their online dating profiles this winter, I think more people are realising this is a service!
Recently I travelled to Tamworth, Australia’s country music capital. I was there to visit a friend, but got some great footage and photos during my time there. Follow me on Instagram to get a preview, I’ll have a short video edited soon.
The days are starting to get longer, and I am looking forward to summer coming back!
I recently shot a TVC for a new business management app called OctopusPro.
We filmed the commercial over two days in Sydney. Big thanks to the Director Katherine and my assistant Nicole, great work team!
Octopus Pro TVC
I just got back from Head On Photo Festival’s exhibition in Leichhardt, where I got to meet two of the exhibiting photographers.
The first was Remy Gerega, who was exhibiting amazing aerial photos of Shark Bay in Western Australia. Secondly was Luca Altamore, who had documented the West Connex Project in Sydney, and its impact on inner western Sydney communities.
You can view the full listing of photography exhibitions happening as part of Head On Photo Festival here.
A few weeks back I went down to Knox St Bar Sydney to catch Perth artist Diger Rokwell. His performance was part of his We Can Ride Australian tour.
Diger Rokwell was actually the first artist I ever had a photograph published of. I remember photographing his Earth Head Launch at the Rosemount Hotel in North Perth years ago and having my first published photo in Drum Magazine Perth.
I really enjoyed the new music by Diger. His use of vocoder really gives a psychedelic feel, and the occasional drop of some jungle beats had me back in raver bunny paradise.
He was supported by The Boost Hero Man (Perth) and Captain Earwax (Sydney).
You can get a copy of We Can Ride by Diger Rokwell on his Bandcamp Page.
All photos and video are © Jordan Shields 2017, all rights reserved.
I haven’t written a lot on the blog for quite some time. We are now based out of Leichhardt, which is a lot better suited to running a photography business which services a lot of clients in the CBD.
In addition to photography, I have been producing more video work. From a recent commercial, to live band performances and seminars on social media.
Events have long been a core part of my photography business, particularly music events. My work as a newspaper photographer also meant a lot of event photography, so it has been fun covering events here in Sydney.
Being central in Sydney has also allowed me to really push my tinder photo shoots to clients. It’s an idea that has proved popular with guys in Sydney. There was a rush on tinder shoot bookings at the start of summer. The demand died off somewhat towards the end of summer, but I’m now receiving more enquiries for tinder shoots again.
I’ve also recently been getting into drone photography and videography. Sydney has such a picturesque coast line, and has been such a great place to learn to fly a drone. Sydney’s ocean pools are also something unique for me to photograph, as they aren’t something I’m used to as a Perth kid.
For the rest of 2017 I’m keen to push my corporate photography to a wider audience, as well as gain some more music industry clients. I’m also very keen to fill up my video show reel with more of Sydney’s beautiful coast line.
Sydney Event Photography
Are you looking for a Sydney event photographer? Because you’ve come to the right place.
Jordan Shields is a freelance event photographer, who has covered events attended by the queen. His clients include major newspapers, high end fashion brands as well as vaious corporate event clients.
Whether you are holding a book launch, or a dinner for visiting heads of state, Jordan Shields is the Sydney event photographer to call.
Types of events we photograph:
- Corporate seminars
- VIP dinners
- Balls and Galas
- Graduation ceremonies
- Politician visits
- Book launches
- Music festivals
- Motivational speaking seminars
- Opening nights for restaurants and bars
- Awards ceremonies
- Fashion events
- Community fairs and fetes
- Sporting Events
Jordan’s experience working for major newspapers means that your images will be edited and then provided to you with a rapid turn around time. No waiting for weeks for your photos while your guests have forgotten about your event.
Jordan also has a pool of trusted photographers, so should you require the services of more than one event photographer, we can provide a team of photographers large enough to cover your event. No matter what the size.
If you are holding an event such as a charity ball, please get in touch, because I have special packages available to registered charity organisations. I can also offer an online print store for your attendees to purchase prints, with a portion of the proceeds being donated back to your fund raiser.
You can check out my prices here.
Should you also require video of your event, Jordan has you covered for this. Your event can be recorded from multiple angles, and edited as your needs require, or you can simply be provided with the raw video footage to have edited, or for archival purposes.
You can read more information about our video production services here.
For my birthday last year, I was given a drone.
A drone really is the most fun and interesting camera a photographer can have.
So after a few months of practicing with the drone, I’ve got some video to show you.
Sunrise over Coogee and Bronte Cliffs