Element captures the mess and the memories at Nature Play QLD’s Mud World

So it turns out it’s okay to get dirty. And that’s exactly what more than 2,400 “muddlings” did at last weekend’s Nature Play Queensland’s Mud World at Underwood Park.   What is Mud World? Mud World is about getting kids playing outside for some good old fashioned mess making and the Element team weren’t going to miss it.     Kids and adults alike, got …Keep Reading…

EPIC: By the Numbers

Want to know what goes into covering one of Queensland’s leading sporting events? Well Element has got you covered. We’ve used our high school maths to bring you the numbers behind the 2018 Flight Centre Cycle and Trail Run Epic.   EVENT STATS Over 2,500 participants and spectators headed out to Hidden Vale Adventure Park for an epic weekend of mountain biking and trail running …Keep Reading…

Are you faster than a speeding train?

Well that’s the question that more than one hundred mountain bike riders geared up to find out recently at the second annual Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT) End-to-End Extreme Challenge – and Element came along for the ride too.     The 161 kilometre ride from Wulkuraka in Ipswich to Yarraman at the northern end of the trail, follows the old Brisbane Valley rail line. …Keep Reading…

Tour de France: Is seeing the tour live worth it?

Element photographer Scott Veitch, who is currently spending a year in France, writes about his day at the Tour de France.     I’ve covered a few cycling events in my day (such as Rd 3 of the SEQ Enduro Series) but seeing the Tour de France was the one I’d been hanging out for.   I wanted to be there, live on the roadside …Keep Reading…

XCO National Series Rounds 3 & 4 Nerang

Rounds 3 & 4 of the National XCO Series were held at Nerang, Gold Coast on the 13-14th March 2018. We were more than excited to be there, and to check out the Commonwealth Games track ahead of the Games in April this year. The course was tough and the conditions were extremely hot and dusty! Check it out for yourself below in pictures. Shoot …Keep Reading…

Talkabout Tasmania Roadshow [Pictures]

Here at Element we cover a wide range of events from sporting events to corporate functions and much more. We take pride in our ability to accommodate our clients’ requests and work in varying circumstances and lighting situations, each with their own unique challenges. In August 2017 we were lucky to be invited to the Brisbane leg of the Talkabout Tasmania Roadshow. Here’s what the …Keep Reading…

Merida HV24HR Mountain Bike Race [Video and Pics]

When it comes to a 24 Hour Mountain Bike Race there’s certainly a lot of nerves and reservations in the lead up to the event. We have to admit that the riders weren’t the only ones feeling some of these emotions as the weekend of the 8-9th April approached faster and faster on our calendar. This was our first time attending the Merida 24 Hour event …Keep Reading…

Cycle of Giving 2017 [Pictures]

It’s always an honour to be involved in an event that serves to support the local community. The Cycle of Giving is a charity bike ride held by The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation whose aim is to fund research and support patients who require organ transplants. Several transplant recipients actually take part in the Cycle of Giving ride, including the 100km from Landsborough to Chermside, …Keep Reading…

Paddy Pallin Adventure Series – Sunshine Coast 2017 [Pictures]

We were pleased once again to work with Maximum Adventure in covering their annual Paddy Pallin Adventure Series race at Wild Horse Mountain on the Sunshine Coast. This was race 2 of the series and fortunately the weather turned on a fantastic day as teams of 2 took part in running, mountain biking, kayaking and navigation activities through Beerburrum State Forest. With a Novice course …Keep Reading…

Gold Coast MTB Club – Nerang Enduro #3

Element were stoked to get back out to the Nerang trails and especially to photograph riders trying out the new Commonwealth Games tracks! Plenty of great shots out on the course – these images are available to purchase on our Photo Gallery. Shoot Details Photographers: Mike Molloy, Andrew Willis, Bryn Scott Temperature: Hot Dust Levels: Moderate Here’s a few of our favourite shots from the …Keep Reading…

Ipswich Trail Run Series – Hidden Vale

Element were very excited to capture the action at Round 3 of the Ipswich Trail Run series at Hidden Vale Adventure Park. Well known by our photographers for their amazing MTB trails, Hidden Vale Adventure Park is also a fantastic trail run location and perfect for wrapping up the Ipswich Trail Run series after visiting White Rock and Harding’s Paddock earlier in the year. Shoot Details Photographer: …Keep Reading…

2017 Shimano Enduro Series Round 1 – Garapine

We are pretty damn pumped to be involved for another series of Enduro racing in South East Queensland. This year kicked off with Round 1 of the Shimano Enduro Series at Garapine, a 2 hour drive north of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia. Photography: Scott Veitch, Mike Molloy, Andrew Willis. Video: Lachlan Ryan With a growing number of people entering the Enduro scene every year our …Keep Reading…

Mountain Bikes Direct | 15 Second Ad

We were excited to work with Michael and Jenny at Mountain Bikes Direct to promote their awesome online retail business to customers across Australia. The focus of their campaign was simply to sell the fact that they – the owners of Mountain Bikes Direct – are avid riders themselves, and so they can relate to and understand the needs of their customers. The team are …Keep Reading…

Using the right tools for the job

How many times have your tools let you down during work, adventure or play? Have you ever bought the cheapest option available, only to replace it several times instead of purchasing the good gear in the first place? I think we all have, and if you’re clever you know what to do the next time around. My raincoat is leaking. It’s a $2 poncho. What did …Keep Reading…

2017 Summer Sprints [Round 3] in Pictures

There’s simply nothing better than race day! This weekend just gone saw round 3 of the Summer Sprints held by the RATS Cycling Club at Underwood Park. A bit of rain overnight wasn’t enough to keep the dusty conditions at bay while the harsh sun provided no escape for riders and made shooting conditions a little bit tricky. We came prepared with the essentials…plenty of sunscreen and …Keep Reading…