Celebrating the launch of my latest Photography Series with Samsung Australia.
Hi Foodies, hope you’re all having a great week so far! Two weeks ago I had the wonderful opportunity to present my mobile photography series Cooking for a Cause with OzHarvest at Samsung Australia‘s #UpAGear Photography Showcase. Held at award-winning cocktail bar This Must Be The Place the showcase celebrated the launch of the Samsung Gear S3 smart watch and asked the question:
What does “Up A Gear” mean to you in today’s society?
I interpreted the statement by looking at an organisation whose work challenges societal norms and helps to improve our world for the better. Ever since I went to Think.Eat.Save a few years ago I’ve been inspired by OzHarvest‘s mission to rescue quality excess food from more than 2,000 commercial outlets nationally and deliver it directly to more than 900 charities. To date OzHarvest has delivered 60 million meals to people in need and saved over 20,000 tonnes of food from landfill.
I was so excited to photograph OzHarvest’s Cooking for a Cause workshops. These are cooking classes with a difference. Participants learn how to turn rescued food into restaurant-quality meals which are then delivered directly to disadvantaged communities. For every dollar raised OzHarvest can deliver two meals to someone in need. Not only do participants learn to make curries, pasta and even Indian Onion Bhaji from scratch, they leave satisfied knowing they’ve saved good food from landfill and created delicious and nutritious meals for people who often don’t know where their next meal is coming from.
I wanted to push the camera on the Samsung Galaxy S7 to the max. I chose to shoot in RAW using the pro-mode which allows greater control over the final image. Post-production in Adobe Lightroom helped me to highlight OzHarvest’s iconic yellow branding which just seemed to pop from within each image. This was my first time conducting a full shoot using just my phone and I’m really impressed with how far Samsung have pushed the potential for mobile photography. It will be interesting to see what’s next for the company when they launch their new S8 model tomorrow. I wanted to say a big thank you to Samsung, OzHarvest and UBS for allowing me to take my passion #UpAGear! Check out my full set of photographs below:
Happy Cooking and Keep Smiling,
Throwback to an incredible Sunday morning in #Bondi as part of the #UpAGear program. PT @lukehinesonline lead us through an intense #Tabata style workout where we learnt about the benefits of interval training and how to track our fitness goals using the Samsung Gear S3 watch which makes it so easy to do. Head to my #instagramstories right now to check out more from our morning session. We then enjoyed a delicious brekkie at @porchandparlour – packed with some delicious #eggporn on top of a fresh and tasty Green Pearl Pancake. I want to say a big thank you to @samsungau for the invite and thanks to Luke Hines for the wonderful fitness tips!!