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@hotndelicious Surf Photography & Videography Packages

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@hotndelicious Photo Diary Oct 8 | Frothers + Wipeouts – Bondi Beach Sunrise Sessions

@hotndelicious Surf Photography & Videography Packages
 
Attention all frothers! This month and all across summer I’m hitting the beach and the ocean to capture my mates, you and your mates hitting the waves in the eastern suburbs of Sydney.
Check out the packages below and drop me a line to book your session in!
 
Dan AKA 📷✨ @hotndelicious
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Contact Dan Wilkinson at info@hotndelicious.com for surf photography bookings and enquiries.

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@hotndelicious Surf Photography and Video Packages Available:
Hit me up if you’d like to organise a surf photography session for you, your fam or you and your mates this spring or summer! Photography captured from both the beach and vids/photos with you in the surf in Bondi Beach, around Sydney or up/down the coast.
  • Package #1 – 1 person – $250 + GST (photography shot from the beach)
  • Package #2 – 1 person – $445 + GST (photography shot from the beach + vids/photos from the surf)
  • Package #3 – Groups of 2 to 3 – $450 + GST (photography shot from the beach).
  • Package #4 – Groups of 2 to 3 – $650 + GST (photography shot from the beach + vids/photos from the surf)
  • Package #5 – Surf weekend road tripper photographer and videographer – contact info@hotndelicious.com.
  • Package #6 Larger group surf photography sessions – contact info@hotndelicious.com.
Contact Dan Wilkinson at info@hotndelicious.com for surf photography bookings and enquiries.

For photographic prints/collabs, social media strategy, brand content & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

@hotndelicious Photo Diary Oct 8 | Frothers + Wipeouts – Bondi Beach Sunrise Sessions
@hotndelicious Photo Diary Oct 8 | Frothers + Wipeouts – Bondi Beach Sunrise Sessions

@hotndelicious Photo Diary Oct 8 | Frothers + Wipeouts – Bondi Beach Sunrise Sessions

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@hotndelicious Photo Diary Oct 8 | Frothers + Wipeouts – Bondi Beach Sunrise Sessions

@hotndelicious Photo Diary Oct 8 | Frothers + Wipeouts – Bondi Beach Sunrise Sessions
 
Stoked! I bumped into my home-boy @atdusk at sunrise in Bondi Beach, we snapped a few pics of the magical, hazy sunrise in Bondi Beach, then jumped into the freshness of the ocean in springtime.
 
I always have a pair of boardies in my kit bag and hit a 30 minute bodysurfing sesh to soak up the killer swell that hit our shores this morning, then whipped out the Canon 6D with an EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS lens to capture this little bit of magic – hit me up if you’re one of these frothers and the deets below if you and your crew want to book a sunrise surf photography sesh.
 
Bondi Beach sunrise sessions. Kickin’ ass and taking names!
 
xo Dan AKA 📷✨ @hotndelicious
Contact Dan Wilkinson at info@hotndelicious.com for surf photography bookings and enquiries.

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@hotndelicious Surf Photography Packages Available:
Hit me up if you’d like to organise a surf photography session for you, your fam or you and your mates this spring or summer! Photography captured from both the beach and vids/photos with you in the surf in Bondi Beach, around Sydney or up/down the coast.
  • Package #1 – 1 person – $250 + GST (photography shot from the beach)
  • Package #2 – 1 person – $445 + GST (photography shot from the beach + vids/photos from the surf)
  • Package #3 – Groups of 2 to 3 – $450 + GST (photography shot from the beach).
  • Package #4 – Groups of 2 to 3 – $650 + GST (photography shot from the beach + vids/photos from the surf)
  • Package #5 – Surf weekend road tripper photographer and videographer – contact info@hotndelicious.com.
  • Package #6 Larger group surf photography sessions – contact info@hotndelicious.com.
Contact Dan Wilkinson at info@hotndelicious.com for surf photography bookings and enquiries.

For photographic prints/collabs, social media strategy, brand content & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

@hotndelicious Photo Diary Oct 8 | Frothers + Wipeouts – Bondi Beach Sunrise Sessions
@hotndelicious Photo Diary Oct 8 | Frothers + Wipeouts – Bondi Beach Sunrise Sessions

@hotndelicious Photo Diary | Frothers + Wipeouts – Bondi Beach Sunrise Sessions

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@hotndelicious Photo Diary | Frothers & Wipeouts - Bondi Beach Sunrise Sessions
@hotndelicious Photo Diary | Frothers & Wipeouts – Bondi Beach Sunrise Sessions
@hotndelicious Photo Diary | Frothers & Wipeouts – Bondi Beach Sunrise Sessions
 
Bam! After 7 hours spent paddling and shooting in the surf across this past 2 days with my brand new Aquatech water housing and DaFins fins – my brand new ocean surf photography go kit, I decided spontaneously to shoot a @hotndelicious sunrise surf photography session with my Canon kit (6D + 100-400mm lens) from the land whilst on my sunrise walk this AM. Frothin’!
 
I love this rad little collection of the local Bondi Beach frothers carving it up and then invariably wiping out in the tasty swell and at times messy bombs out the back at Bondi Beach. 
 
You’ve got to risk it for the biscuit… Go hard or go home!
 
xo Dan AKA 📷✨ @hotndelicious
Contact Dan Wilkinson at info@hotndelicious.com for surf photography bookings and enquiries.
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@hotndelicious Surf Photography Packages Available:
Hit me up if you’d like to organise a surf photography session for you, your fam or you and your mates this spring or summer! Photography captured from both the beach and vids/photos with you in the surf in Bondi Beach, around Sydney or up/down the coast.
  • Package #1 – 1 person (photography shot from the beach)- $250 + GST.
  • Package #2 – 1 person (photography shot from the beach + vids/photos from the surf) – $445 + GST.
  • Package #3 – Groups of 2 -3 (photography shot from the beach) – $450 + GST. 
  • Package #4 – Groups of 2 -3 (photography shot from the beach + vids/photos from the surf) – $650 + GST.
  • Package #5 – Surf weekend road tripper photographer and videographer – contact info@hotndelicious.com.
  • Package #6 – Larger group sessions – contact info@hotndelicious.com.
Contact Dan Wilkinson at info@hotndelicious.com for surf photography bookings and enquiries.

 

For photographic prints/collabs, social media strategy, brand content & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

@hotndelicious Photo Diary | Frothers & Wipeouts - Bondi Beach Sunrise Sessions
@hotndelicious Photo Diary | Frothers & Wipeouts – Bondi Beach Sunrise Sessions

 

@hotndelicious Photo Diary | Bondi to Bronte Magic & Silhouette Sessions

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Cedric the surfer from Belgium. Bronte Beach. @hotndelicious Photo Diary | Bondi to Bronte Magic & Silhouette Sessions
Cedric the surfer from Belgium. Bronte Beach. @hotndelicious Photo Diary | Bondi to Bronte Magic & Silhouette Sessions
Phwoar!!!!! I’ve just had one of the most amazing photography sessions of my life!
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Mind-blowing sunrise, surf photography and silhouette sessions between Tamarama and Bronte Beach!
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I was in the zone, zen-focused and the only way that I can describe the shoot is split second captures, moments in time and an approach that I taught myself in the music industry whilst shooting freelance for triple j/myself at festivals/gigs around Australia and honed over the past 10-15 years in Australia, the USA and around the world…
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Be in the moment and by all means grab a diverse array of images that people expect/that the client wants, but don’t just shoot what’s in front of you… try for something new, shoot from a different perspective and take in the whole scene, then fully your gut instinct and position yourself in the best vantage points to anticipate and time where you think that the best, most unexpected and most spectacular photos will be… from your perspective. That’s how you inspire your own creative flow, keep your passion for photography and that’s how stand out as one of the best, with a style of your very own.
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I am my own harshest critic and while I am keenly aware that I still have SO much to learn about the technical/editing side of things, I can see how far that I’ve come in this past 6 months alone and I am proud of me. In my humble opinion, we should own what we’ve achieved for ourselves, our growth and what we’re good at, as it helps generate a sense of self-worth and purpose, which keeps our energy levels high and the positivity flowing, which in turn generates a desire for forward momentum through further growth.
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I felt so energised after this beautiful morning on Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk that my synapses were firing on all cylinders for literally the rest of Saturday, as I hit the ocean for a bodysurfing sesh post-shoot, Bondi Farmers Market with a friend for a fresh baguette and sunflowers for my apartment and a delicious bowl of pho, Bondi Icebergs Club for a Saturday arvo beers with a close mate from my Dubai days and even  into the next day when I went at it again! It’s amazing how it can make you feel when you feed your creativity and flow… so in love with life!
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Split second captures. Moments in time. So focused and so zen. One of the sickest f*ckin’ sunrise surf photography sessions of my life!
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xo Dan AKA @hotndelicious.
Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia.
All images captured with Canon 6D with an EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS lens.
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Prints available upon request.
• Print – 60cm x 40cm – $250 + GST.
• Framed Print – 60cm x 40cm – $375 + GST.
• Custom sizes and different frames are also available.
P.s. It has been a big week and I’m excited for the week ahead! My new biz launches next week! I’d planned it to be this week, however the joys of building your own website, writing strategy/planning, choosing/honing content and unexpected tech issues/speed humps means that we’re now launching next week. I can’t wait to tell you what it is!  😊🤫
Dan Wilkinson AKA @hotndelicious 
Stream @hotndelicious | The Entrepreneurship Podcast or follow @hotndelicious on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook: https://linktr.ee/hotndelicious

For prints/collabs, social media strategy, brand content & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

Cedric the surfer from Belgium. Bronte Beach. @hotndelicious Photo Diary | Bondi to Bronte Magic & Silhouette Sessions
Cedric the surfer from Belgium. Bronte Beach. @hotndelicious Photo Diary | Bondi to Bronte Magic & Silhouette Sessions

 

Bondi to Bronte: Creative Inspiration & 7 Days of Sunrise.

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Sunrise Beach Volleyball - Tamarama Beach by @hotndelicious
Sunrise Beach Volleyball – Tamarama Beach by @hotndelicious
What a magical start to Wednesday!
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I hit the backstreets of South Bondi and Tamarama on my sunrise Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk this morning to get the glutes and quads firing, which makes my butt feel like a ripe peach at Harris Farms on market day and kickstarts the endorphins firing through my system by the time I start shooting out the back of Tamarama Beach, as the sun rises over the ocean and I walk down the hill from above to Bronte Beach.
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I had an energising week of little wins last week, with several prospective biz opportunities that I’m hoping will come into a fruition over the coming weeks and months, PLUS I’m launching a new business venture within the next 7 days – you know that I’m into it and firing on all cylinders when I carve out time on a Saturday afternoon to register various domain names, the business name and lock-in all of the brand new social media handles across all platforms. You’re going to love this – it’s going to make you crack up with laughter and give you squeals of joy when you see it. Watch this space!
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That combined with 7 x sunrise walks and 7 x lunchtime bodysurfing sessions in the 7 days from Monday to Sunday last week, had me flowing with energy and joy, so I was well ready for a 3.5 hour sunrise photography walk this morning after being stuck inside of the wet & cold, blustery winter weather of Bondi Beach the past 2 days (yes, it happens sometimes in winter) 😁✨
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I met Maria at Bronte Beach just after sunrise and we had lovely little chats, whilst capturing silhouettes of waves against the Mackenzies Point and North Bondi backdrop, bumped in Uge AKA Aquabumps at Bronte Beach and a bunch of different peeps back on my home turf on the promenade at Bondi Beach, including one of my Instagram followers Kirsten, whom I’d never met in person before. She stopped me to say hi and tell me how much she loves my pics. Thank you! (Do it, don’t be shy, peeps – it makes my day every single time). I love our little Bondi Beach community!
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As we speak, I’m editing this morning’s images with a smile on my face and you’ll note that I’ve given the captures some rustic yellows and deep, sky blues in Lightroom, as to me they fit the vibe this morning – coming out into the light of a beautiful sunrise after a stormy few days and the sea is still quite wild. Can you guess which shots are my faves?
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I am looking forward to my lunchtime bodysurfing sesh and excited for the beautiful weather forecasted for the week ahead!
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Happy Wednesday everybody!
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xo Dan AKA @hotndelicious.
Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia.
All images captured with Canon 6D with an EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS lens.
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Prints available upon request.
• Print – 60cm x 40cm – $250 + GST.
• Framed Print – 60cm x 40cm – $375 + GST.
• Custom sizes and different frames are also available.
Dan Wilkinson AKA @hotndelicious 
Stream @hotndelicious | The Entrepreneurship Podcast or follow @hotndelicious on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook: https://linktr.ee/hotndelicious

For prints/collabs, social media strategy, brand content & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

Sunrise Beach Volleyball - Tamarama Beach by @hotndelicious
Sunrise Beach Volleyball – Tamarama Beach by @hotndelicious

 

From the backstreets of Tamarama to Bondi Beach. Cracking sunrise Sydney!

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Secret spot out the back of Tamarama Beach by @hotndelicious
Secret spot out the back of Tamarama Beach by @hotndelicious
From the backstreets of Tamarama to Bondi Beach. Cracking sunrise, Sydney!
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After the dirty-ass, stormy winter weather last week, I set myself a goal to smash out sunrise photography walks and bodysurfing every single day this week. Got to earn those weekend bevies (and the shhhh… weekday COVID lockdown brews 😁🤦‍♂️ 🤫) , plus I’m a massive foodie and loves a hot dinner too! 😆🥳
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On my sunrise photography walks, I predominantly decide on the fly which route I’m going to walk & shoot (I’ll even change mid-walk), as I adore the spontaneity of a life lived in the moment and that’s how I shoot my photography too. It keeps it fresh, makes me feel more present, which in turn builds a feeling of zen and I find that it generates even higher levels of excitement, when I discover and snap so many amazing, spontaneous moments in time (as I did this morning) by going with the flow and just seeing where the mood and shoot takes me.
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I hit a couple of my favourite secret spots out the back of Tamarama Beach, captured surfers riding beautiful sets into Bronte Beach – shot from the park bench in front of Tamarama SLSC (check out the one with the salmon jumping out of the water in front of the dude about to fall off his surfboard!!! Seriously!!!!!) and on the home stretch, I walked up and over the hill at Mackenzies Point to soak up surfers making the most of every last second of the golden waves at high tide in South Bondi. 2 hours of absolute bliss. This morning was fire!
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Love you Bondi!
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xo Dan AKA @hotndelicious.
Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia.
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Prints available upon request.
• Print – 60cm x 40cm – $250 + GST.
• Framed Print – 60cm x 40cm – $375 + GST.
• Custom sizes and different frames are also available.
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All images captured with Canon 6D with an EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS lens.
Dan Wilkinson AKA @hotndelicious 
Stream @hotndelicious | The Entrepreneurship Podcast or follow @hotndelicious on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook: https://linktr.ee/hotndelicious

For prints/collabs, social media strategy, brand content & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

Secret spot out the back of Tamarama Beach by @hotndelicious
Secret spot out the back of Tamarama Beach by @hotndelicious

 

Big Wave Surfing the massive waves at Ben Buckler!

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Big Wave Surfer braves massive swell at Ben Buckler by @hotndelicious
Big Wave Surfer braves massive swell at Ben Buckler by @hotndelicious
BIG Wave Surfer! 🏄‍♂️🌊🌈
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Shot from across Bondi Bay at Mackenzies Point, I didn’t even realise that I’d captured this local big wave surfer braving the massive conditions off North Bondi Rocks yesterday until I sat down at my desk in Bondi Beach to edit the images in Lightroom! True story!
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I’d actually set-up my monopod and Canon 6D with an EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS lens with the intent of capturing images of the towering waves exploding over Ben Buckler and the massive swell rolling in to Bondi Beach. I hadn’t even spotted the 2-3 surfers that were out there!
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The shot was zoomed in on Ben Buckler, I had it framed, focused and was so I focused on timing the waves to get them exactly where I wanted in frame, that I had no idea that I’d captured this little snapshot in time. Check out the gallery of images below and you’ll see to sequence of big wave surfer shots, as well as the original larger scale images framed as I was originally shooting for.
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I’m not much of a surfer myself, however I’ve been in the ocean bodysurfing for as long as I can remember from my time as a little kid in Perth (Western Australia) to today, where I still swim daily in Bondi Beach (where the waves will allow) and soak up the thrill, the endorphins, a moment in time and joyous little shot of pure ecstasy every single time that I’m riding a wave.
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Just like the ocean, I love it when my photography surprises me, it feeds me joy almost daily and brought a massive smile to my face yesterday to discover this little gem on my lens!
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One Wave is all it takes. Happy Fluro Friday y’all! 🏄‍♂️🌊🌈✨ 
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xo Dan AKA @hotndelicious.
Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia.
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Prints available upon request.
• Print – 60cm x 40cm – $250 + GST.
• Framed Print – 60cm x 40cm – $375 + GST.
• Custom sizes and different frames are also available.
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All images captured with Canon 6D with an EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS lens.
Dan Wilkinson AKA @hotndelicious 
Stream @hotndelicious | The Entrepreneurship Podcast or follow @hotndelicious on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook: https://linktr.ee/hotndelicious

For prints/collabs, social media strategy, brand content & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

Big Wave Surfer braves massive swell at Ben Buckler by @hotndelicious
Big Wave Surfer braves massive swell at Ben Buckler by @hotndelicious

 

Explosive Waves deliver Bronte Rock Pool Magic!

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Dark & stormy Bondi to Bronte by @hotndelicious
Dark & stormy Bondi to Bronte by @hotndelicious
Bam! Dark & Stormy. Welcome to wet & wild Bronte Rock Pool magic! 
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Explosive 10-15ft waves and wet & wild conditions are pounding the east coast of Australia this week and I was excited to hit Bronte Rock Pool at Sydney’s iconic Bronte Beach with my home-boy (and fellow shooter) JB this morning to capture this little bit of magic.
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Hit me up if you’re keen to snap up one of these wicked photographic prints and I hope that you’re having a lovely week. Stay safe out there, peeps!
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xo Dan AKA @hotndelicious.
Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia.
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Prints available upon request.
• Print – 60cm x 40cm – $250 + GST.
• Framed Print – 60cm x 40cm – $375 + GST.
• Custom sizes and different frames are also available.
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All images captured with Canon 6D with an EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS or 24-105mm lens.
Dan Wilkinson AKA @hotndelicious 
Stream @hotndelicious | The Entrepreneurship Podcast or follow @hotndelicious on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook: https://linktr.ee/hotndelicious

For prints/collabs, social media strategy, brand content & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

Dark & stormy Bondi to Bronte by @hotndelicious
Dark & stormy Bondi to Bronte by @hotndelicious

 

“5 more minutes”. Dolphin action at sunrise.

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Ben Buckler sunrise by @hotndelicious
Ben Buckler sunrise by @hotndelicious
 “5 more minutes”. Dolphin action at sunrise 🐬🌅✨ I’m generating impetus in life, my ambitions and my career by feeding my creativity. And yep, all of these wildlife shots were captured by 11am in one morning!
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Most days, I am up and out of bed in the dark between 5-6am to hit a sunrise photography walk and this past 3-4 weeks, I have been at Mackenzies Point most mornings, as the sun breaks the horizon over the ocean, eagerly anticipating humpback whales breaching as they migrate north this season.
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2 Fridays ago I switched it up, soaking up sunrise in North Bondi at Ben Buckler with my friend Michelle Louise AKA @ginger_skybird. After spotting a few humpback whales in the near distance and Alex the Seal heading into Bondi Bay for breakfast, I turned to Mish and said “5 more minutes, then let’s go grab coffee and breakfast in North Bondi.”
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Next minute, this massive pod of around 50-100 dolphins exploded on the yellow-bronzed horizon, some stopping off at Ben Buckler to hit a large bait ball swimming off the point (a bait ball is a tightly-packed formation or school of fish), whilst the rest of the dolphins charged across to Bronte Beach and Waverley Cemetery. Magical!
And the magic didn’t stop there… as I arrived home and was settling down to edit all of the sunrise and wildlife imagery, this small flock of rarer yellow-tailed black cockatoos land on the roof opposite my balcony in Bondi Beach. Sometimes I have to pinch myself about this life that I’m living and the daily joy that Bondi Beach and its surrounds brings me. All of this before 11am!
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My photography is bringing me a lot of contentment and peace right now. 18 months ago, I set myself 3 x new career goals, one of which was to host my 1st ever art exhibition and I made the decision to start selling my artistic works, which I hit mid-2019, when I was commissioned for Art On The Streets in Bondi Beach, with a panel of photography on the streets of Bondi and the exterior of local Asian-fusion restaurant, Mamasan Bondi decorated with my works also (yep, and thanks to Mamasan I became a street artist for the first time too – I never even imagined that in my wildest dreams).
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As the pandemic hit full swing in Australia earlier this year, a lot of advertising industry clients hit the pause button and determined as ever to put a positive spin on things (while I’ve had my rough days and struggled for motivation at times like everyone else), I pivoted to invest my time into pitching new brand ideas, building the next phase of my career, increasing the frequency of my already regular exercise regime and focussing on mental health, which includes investing time into activities that bring me happiness and joy. Photography is a key part of that for me.
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I have been honing my photographic skills further with 2-3 hour DSLR walks, experimenting with my Canon 100-400mm lens, capturing different, more varied subject matter and taken more time with my Lightroom photography edits. 
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As a result, in the past 2 months I have actually sold more prints than ever before; more than all of the previous months and years combined and I have been receiving unsolicited little DMs/WhatsApp messages/texts/Comments most days from friends, family and random strangers around the world, which gives me a lovely little starburst of energy each time, as while I shoot for me, I love that it can bring a little joy to the lives of those in the world around me! Thank you to all of you who’ve said hi!
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And the momentum does not stop there. I am continuing the process of re-launching my website to make my prints more readily available for purchase online and as part of that, I am making myself accountable to myself, my friends and the people who are in my world, by setting myself the goal 3 weeks ago, of blogging on a weekly basis on hotndelicious.com for the rest of 2020, as purpose is everything and creating good habits provide me with impetus when it comes to the bigger picture.
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I am my own hard taskmaster, I’m hungry and no-one is harder on me than me, yet little gems await in those sliding doors moments in time when I allow myself to flow with instinct, embrace the moment, feed my creativity and provide my mind with some space to breathe.
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By being kind to myself, taking a break from my “monkey mind” and feeding my creativity, I find fresh impetus that brings me great joy! 5 more minutes… Magic way to kick-off a Friday!
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xo Dan AKA @hotndelicious.
Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia.
DM or email me for prints, collabs and commissions.
All images captured with Canon 6D with an EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS.
Dan Wilkinson AKA @hotndelicious 
For social media strategy, content/photographic & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

Stream @hotndelicious | The Entrepreneurship Podcast or follow @hotndelicious on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook: https://linktr.ee/hotndelicious

 

Ben Buckler sunrise by @hotndelicious
Ben Buckler sunrise by @hotndelicious

 

Sh*t To Do This Weekend – ANZAC Day – 25th to 26th April.

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Vance Joy live at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas. Image by @hotndelicious.
Vance Joy live at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas. Image by @hotndelicious.

Welcome back to the 2nd ever Sh*t To Do This Weekend! 

I am a super active, outdoors person and so if you’re anything like me, then you are craving new shit to do in isolation this weekend to keep from losing your shit! Escape the conversation around COVID19 this weekend. Here are the hot tips for this weekend for all of you legends in lockdown!

MUSIC ON THIS WEEKEND – LIVESTREAM + TV:
ANZAC Day Dawn Service Livestreams – Saturday 25th April:
ANZAC Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders “who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations” and “the contribution and suffering of all those who have served”. The ANZAC acronym stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. To learn more, check out my Aussie trek to Gallipoli – ANZAC Day 85th Anniversary Gallipoli trip blog & podcastthat journals my trip to southern Turkey to experience ANZAC Day on the Gelibolu (Gallipoli) Peninsula.

LEARN TO MEDITATE – lose all your anxiety/stress and feel more chilled.

From beginner to experienced. Explore these 3 apps to find what you love. I never thought I’d try meditation and 6 years ago I tried for 5 minutes a day for 5 days and it changed my life! The tightness in my chest… gone… and a daily natural high. I did it this morning at 5am and helped me fall back to sleep and calm my mind. If you’re now saying your mind is too busy for meditation, I am still exactly the same and that is exactly the reason why.

SHIT TO MAKE YOU LAUGH:

GET IN ON THE PODCAST ACTION!

Here are a few of my faves!

  • Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! – a weekly podcast where we interview inspiring people and entrepreneurs across a range of industries (incl. music, film/tv, comedy, fashion, travel and more) about what makes them tick and drives their hunger for success. linktr.ee/hotndelicious
  • The Joe Rogan Experience – a free audio and video podcast hosted by American comedian, actor, sports commentator, martial artist, and television host, Joe Rogan. joerogan.com
  • Wilosophy – Australian comedian and TV presenter, Wil Anderson, asks smart people stupid questions and tries to find out the meaning of life. Or something… wilanderson.com/wilosophy

INSPIRATIONAL SH*T ON INSTAGRAM:

  • @hotndelicious – beautiful sunrise, wildlife and coastal walk photography and storytelling from Bondi Beach and the eastern beaches of Sydney photography instagram.com/hotndelicious
  • @hunter_lawrence – travel the world and snow-capped mountains with Hunter Lawrence, his wife Sarah and Aspen the Mountain Pup instagram.com/hunter_lawrence
  • @aspenthemountainpup – living on an adventure in the snow and mountains of Colorado, yes, this jet-setting golden retriever even has his own blue tick! instagram.com/aspenthemountainpup
  • @natgeo – experience the world through the eyes of National Geographic photographers. instagram.com/natgeo

ONE WAVE TRI-WEEKLY SURFING AND MENTAL HEALTH ZOOM CHATS:

OneWave is a non-profit surf community raising awareness of mental health through a simple recipe…saltwater therapy, surfing and fluro. During lockdown, instead of meeting up for Fluro Friday every Friday morning at over 200 beaches worldwide, the team have taken to meeting online twice for week for global get togethers and Zoom calls to share our collective experiences and how we’re all getting through COVID19 in isolation. They have made SUCH a massive impact for me personally and helped me feel connected during lockdown!

I have zero desire to be another one of those generic, self-appointed Instagram “life coaches” or influencers that have popped up during this crisis, however I do have an audience and I want to be able to help the people in my world through this challenging time. Feel free to share the love, hit me back if you love this list and follow me on social media too! (social media links are below too).

If you have more sections that I think you should add to this, then hit me up with your ideas! Happy weekend y’all!

Dan Wilkinson
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Vance Joy live at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas. Image by @hotndelicious.
Vance Joy live at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas. Image by @hotndelicious.