When the 2008 GFC passed through the Australian boat building industry, it knocked many manufacturers out of the game, leaving boat moulds laying dormant in factories. Sydney businessman Will Manning saw an opportunity when a client was looking for a beautiful motor yacht to park out the front of their harbour front home. The Azzura 33 Commuter was the perfect design to bring back to life for his client. After teaming up with a local south coast boat builder, the Salacia Yachts A34 was born. Salty Dingo was brought on board to film the beautiful vessel with classic lines and produce all marketing imagery.
The BOM weather radar was showing an intensifying storm approaching Circular Quay, with lightening and thunder rolling into our location. When the radar shows red, you know that things are about to get serious. Kensington Palace officials were saying "This may be the quickest photo opportunity in history!" - With Prince Harry on his way over to Campbell's Cove for an Invictus Games Sydney 2018 event and NSW Premier Berejiklian waiting on the jetty, the rain became torrential. In our role as official photographers, Salty Dingo felt this meet and greet with hundreds of Royal fans was going to end as swiftly as it began. But no, being the war toughened soldier he is, Prince Harry came racing in on a NSW Police speed boat, jumped up and greeted the Premier and Minister for Veteran Affairs, David Elliott. Harry wasn't at the least concerned by the lightening cracking down around us, he took his time to greet individually the couple of hundred fans. When Harry was introduced to 97 year old Daphne Chowne, window of Victoria Cross recipient Albert Chowne. He instantaneously remembered her from his visit in 2015, when she stole a kiss from the Queen's grandson in his army uniform. The photo of the day was undoubtedly the moment Harry received a big hug from his old friend.
Salty Dingo enjoyed Sydney's postcard conditions working with NSW Government as the official photographers covering US President Mike Pence's guest of government visit. Having been cleared by the Secret Service and being NSW's preferred photographic contractor, Salty Dingo was given access to document the US VP's trip to Taronga Zoo, a harbour cruise with NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, meeting with NSW Governor David Hurley and a tour of Sydney Opera House.
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Meeting Bondi Lifeguards while on assignment at the Cole Classic lead to the dingoes next challenge. Beginning at sunrise, #teamsaltydingo had the mission to produce standout image of the new line of clothing for Bondi Lifeguards. It was a great shoot, working with the stars of Bondi Rescue and their kids. Check out their website to get your own Bondi Lifeguard merchandise http://www.bondilifeguards.com/
Salty Dingo stepped onto new ground in 2017, becoming the official event photographers for Fairfax Media's premier running and swimming festival. The Sydney Morning Herald Sun Run and Cole Classic is a tradition on the Northern Beaches, this year was the 34th annual running of the Cole Classic ocean swim.
As NSW Governments preferred photography suppliers, #TeamSaltyDingo photographers were commissioned to document the swearing-in ceremonies for NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and her executive council, the Cabinet of 23 Ministers.
Salty Dingo as the official event photographers and media partners for the Millennials Marketing Conference, provided all attendees the opportunity to update their professional headshot free of charge. The two day was so much fun that our subjects couldn't help breaking into laughter!
If you would like Salty Dingo to photograph your staff, we would like to offer a corporate portrait photography session, free of charge. Just give us a call!
The early birds were chirping as a field of 6,000 runners took to the Dee Why to Manly race. Two courses were run with the main event being a clean 10km run and one for the sprinters with a 7km track. Commentators were stunned when a tourist from Hawaii, Pierce Murphy won the mens 10km Sydney Morning Herald Sun Run. Leaving nothing on the course, Emma Brown won the 7km race. She can be seen here on the ground as her body gave all that she had to win. Salty Dingo had a team of 3 photographers covering the event.
Keeping with their marine heritage, Salty Dingo works closely with boat manufacturers and brokers to present their multi-million dollar motor cruisers and yachts to potential buyers. The Boutique Boat Company commissions SD to photograph every boat which they put on the market for sale.
China Horse Club is Asia’s premier lifestyle, business and thoroughbred racing club. Celebrating race horses is done in style by CHC and Salty Dingo is their supplier of video and photography, document their successes and celebrations. CHC contributed to The Star Chinese Festival of Racing, sponsoring the 1200m China Horse Club Breeders Classic, won by IN HER TIME trained by Benjamin Smith.
An annual message to inspire the nation, this year's address was presented by Scientia Professor of Physics at UNSW Michelle Simmons. Professor Simmons’ team leads the world in quantum computing, an area of physics which manipulates the properties of atoms. It promises to usher in a new era of super-fast computers. But Professor Simmons has a note of caution saying our schools have softened expectations for students of physics. She says our students will only excel when challenged, something that is not happening with current courses which aim for wide appeal.
With sell out crowds expected, The Sydney Cricket Ground Trust commissioned Salty Dingo to shoot the spectacular from the air. The stadiums lit up an otherwise dull Sydney night with punchy colour and full seats.
Salty Dingo lead photographer and co-founder Craig Greenhill went to sea competing in his 7th Sydney Hobart aboard Clipper Ventures 5. CV5 had a crew with various life successes, they took on the blue water classic wanting to complete a life long dream.