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Hair of the Dog 2011 // 5-7 Feb Brisbane

Hair of the Dog (HOTD) is a three-day AIPP event held in Brisbane each year and it’s all happening again from 5-7 Feb. It is full of all things awesome, with a fantastic line up of speakers and workshops taking place. I am extremely humbled to have been asked to be one of the speakers this year.

For those of you that know me personally, you know that I could talk about pretty much anything at an incredible rate until the cows come home, but I would like to do a little refining for my sessions and this is where you, the people (sorry, couldn’t resist) come in to play.

I need your help. While I do have a few ideas for topics I want to cover, I would really appreciate knowing what it is people out there in photography world would like to take away from a 90 min session with little ol’ me.

Even if you are not able to attend the event, your feedback is extremely valuable to me so if it is one little thing or a long shopping list of things, I would love to hear from you.

My talk on the Sunday will be weighted more towards portrait/personal and the Monday session will focus on wedding. Obviously, there are so many sub-categories that can be explored within each.

Of course I am not expecting everyone to post suggestions on the blog, so if you could flick me an email at: info@danodayphotography.com.au I would love to hear from you! To hear a little bit more about the event and check out the speakers you can have a little look-see here.

It feels unnatural  to do a blog post without including a pretty picture so here is a frame I am fond of from Ben & Andy’s wedding out at Gundaroo not long ago.

Rock on.

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Christine - dear daniel: i would so love it if you could please sit on the stage with a blindfold on, and a mic in one hand, whilst saying everything that comes into your brain. i need to know what goes on in there. only then will i truly feel like i “know” you better. love, your friend christine. (pobke) (remember? your friend you’ve been friends with for over a year now.)

samm - I would like to learn more about your impending marriage to THM.

Jonas Peterson - Sausages. Talk about sausages.

stew - Hmmm sausages… and lamb handles!

samm - I would like to learn about your advanced angry birds techniques. thanks in advance.

Alicia Kennison - Talk about making pretty ‘pikchures’ and stuff and things. People like that.

Gemma Carr - I see you are getting some great responses to your request :) Gotta love it.

Matt and Katie | Photographers - Very few photographers have an apostrophe in their name. Even fewer still have one so well positioned as yours. Please teach us 1) How to obtain an apostrophe and 2) How to position our apostrophe once we have obtained it. The people need to know.

Tenielle - Rub your belly and pat your head at the same time, or is it rub your head and pat your belly? Even better, rub Todd’s belly and pat your head.

Kindest regards


Fiona Andersen - Oh my goodness…. I feel ashamed and horrified that I haven’t been on your blog before. DAN you are not only one of the funniest people I have had the pleasure of meeting but your work is utterly amazing!!!! I have no words but to sit here gob smaackked at how frigin talented you are!!! WOW……WOW