Topic: Imagery Specialists

Navy surfers in focus

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), AC Stewart Gould (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Warrant Officer Electronics Technician Dion Blair surfs at Maroubra Beach, during a training session. (photo: AC Stewart Gould)

Royal Australian Navy Warrant Officer Electronics Technician Dion Blair surfs at Maroubra Beach, during a training session.

Members of the Navy Surfriders Association and next generation Defence Imagery Specialists both practised their skills at Maroubra Beach, Sydney.

Phot shots in counter-narcotics fight

This article has photo gallery Published on by POIS Helen Frank (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Richard Cordell in front of HMAS Toowoomba at Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Richard Cordell in front of HMAS Toowoomba at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

One of the smallest categories in the Navy has a large role to play in the Middle East Region. With only 39 members, Imagery Specialist sailors often deploy alone and produce imagery across a wide range of domains.

Imagery Specialist trainees adapt to the times

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), PTE Olivia Cameron (photographer), ABBM Daniel Goodman (photographer), AB Sittichai Sakonpoonpol (photographer)

Australian Defence Force Imagery Specialist students conduct their initial employment training at Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney. Front: Private Dustin Anderson, left, and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Support Operations Sittichai Sakonpoonpol. Back, from left, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Chef Leon Dafonte Fernandez; Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Daniel Goodman; Private Olivia Cameron; and Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics Chef Nadav Harel. (photo: PTE Olivia Cameron)

Australian Defence Force Imagery Specialist students conduct their initial employment training at Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney. Front: Private Dustin Anderson, left, and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Support Operations Sittichai Sakonpoonpol. Back, from left, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Chef Leon Dafonte Fernandez; Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Daniel Goodman; Private Olivia Cameron; and Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics Chef Nadav Harel.

Like many things, the latest session of the Australian Defence Force Imagery Specialist Initial Employment Training program has looked a little different this year.

Sharp-eyed sailors ready to shoot

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

The Imagery Specialist Course comprising of members of the Royal Australian Navy and Australian Army conducts a skills test in taking photographs from a moving platform while keeping the subject in focus and correctly composed. (photo: )

The Imagery Specialist Course comprising of members of the Royal Australian Navy and Australian Army conducts a skills test in taking photographs from a moving platform while keeping the subject in focus and correctly composed.

Four sailors have become Navy’s newest Imagery Specialists upon completion of five and half months of training.

West-based photographer takes out prestigious prize

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, presents Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Richard Cordell with the 2017 Rosemary Rodwell Award first place trophy in the Navy Imagery Unit-West at HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, presents Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Richard Cordell with the 2017 Rosemary Rodwell Award first place trophy in the Navy Imagery Unit-West at HMAS Stirling.

In a time when we are inundated with various forms of imagery on a daily basis, it takes something pretty special to stand out from the crowd in the photography world.

 

Prizewinning photography a career highlight for Petty Officer

This article has photo gallery Published on by POIS Paul McCallum (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

POIS Hockey's winning entry - a MH-60R Seahawk hovers in the vicinity of the HMAS Albatross Air Traffic Control Tower building, while an AS350BA Squirrel helicopter conducts advanced aerial manoeuvres in the background. Imagery was taken during the 453 SQN Open Day at HMAS Albatross. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

POIS Hockey's winning entry - a MH-60R Seahawk hovers in the vicinity of the HMAS Albatross Air Traffic Control Tower building, while an AS350BA Squirrel helicopter conducts advanced aerial manoeuvres in the background. Imagery was taken during the 453 SQN Open Day at HMAS Albatross.

When many sailors hear the name Rosemary Rodwell, it doesn’t mean much, but for Navy’s Imagery Specialists it means the annual pursuit of the perfect photo.

Coast series not complete without Navy

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Alistair Tomlinson (author)

723 Squadron pilot, Lieutenant Mark Green is interviewed by Great Southern Television for the Coast Australia documentary program. (photo: Unknown)

723 Squadron pilot, Lieutenant Mark Green is interviewed by Great Southern Television for the Coast Australia documentary program.

Navy will again feature in the upcoming series of ‘Coast Australia’ - this time in an episode that focuses on Jervis Bay on the New South Wales south coast.

Navy's photographers recognised

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author), POIS Andrew Dakin (author)

Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind, takes out the Rosemary Rodwell photographic memorial prize with his winning image of HMAS Success returning to Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney, after a long deployment on Exercise Rim of the Pacific.  (photo: POIS Andrew Dakin)

Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind, takes out the Rosemary Rodwell photographic memorial prize with his winning image of HMAS Success returning to Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney, after a long deployment on Exercise Rim of the Pacific.

After the dust had settled on this year’s showcase of Navy imagery there was, after much debate, finally a winner – Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind.

Albatross sailor wins Navy's top photography award

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

Able Seaman Imagery Specialist Jesse Rhynard is presented the Rosemary Rodwell Memorial Prize by the Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman. ABIS Rhynard was awarded the prize after his photograph was chosen as the winner of the 2013 competition. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Able Seaman Imagery Specialist Jesse Rhynard is presented the Rosemary Rodwell Memorial Prize by the Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman. ABIS Rhynard was awarded the prize after his photograph was chosen as the winner of the 2013 competition.

There was no shortage of photographic support when Able Seaman Jesse Rhynard was presented with the Navy’s top photography award, the 2013 Rosemary Rodwell Memorial Prize, by HMAS Albatross’ Commanding Officer Captain Simon Bateman.

The imagery we take today is the history of tomorrow

Published on by ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (author and photographer)

LCDR Ian Lumsden, RANR stands at the entrance to the 'Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt' exhibition which is in its last days at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. (photo: ABIS Kathy Tuddenham)

LCDR Ian Lumsden, RANR stands at the entrance to the 'Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt' exhibition which is in its last days at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

Looking into the eyes of World War One soldiers, many of whom were killed on the battlefield in France within weeks of their photo being taken, was a poignant experience for Lieutenant Commander Ian Lumsden when he visited the exhibition  ‘Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt’ on display at the Australian War Memorial earlier this week.