The Hot Air Blog Archive

Baring it all – Kiwi style

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Visiting the Gold Coast region from New Zealand is Bare Kiwi founder, Kyle “te Kiwi” Mulinder. Armed with a healthy arsenal of photographic equipment to document the excitement he finds along the way during his time in Queensland, Kyle experienced a perfect morning with Hot Air Balloon Gold Coast. Sharing his flight here, live to Instagram. Check out the collection of equipment Kyle has packed for his Queensland experience!   Gidday Australia! We’re here to explore @Queensland with @flightcentrenz over the next week starting with the sunny Gold Coast. It lived up to its reputation this morning delivering the goods…
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Rising Above – Experiencing Mareeba by Hot Air Balloon

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Hot Air balloons over the Atherton Tablelands

This article was written by Fiona Lake and appeared in Issue 101 June/July 2015 of R.M. Williams Outback magazine. Images have been provided by Hot Air. Head torches bob busily around a bare paddock fringed by ghost gums barely visible in the predawn gloom. With some trepidation, groups of 24 passengers look on. With military-like precision and speed, padded wicker baskets are unloaded, stainless steel wires are attached and colourful nylon fabric is carefully laid out. Propane gas cylinders are fired up and fans push the heated air sideways into the balloon opening. In a surprisingly short time, the massive…
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Hosting an International Videographer for Queensland Tourism Industry

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Hot Air Balloon Cairns with Videographer

Article by Bob Hayes – Operations Manager, Hot Air Cairns One of the things I really enjoy about my job is the different people I meet from all over the world, and finding out about them and what inspires them. I have always enjoyed my job, and especially on days such as today, when I got to play a small part in the latest Tourism and Events Queensland promotion ’24 hours in Queensland’. The promotion involves getting 5 cutting edge videographers from the USA and the challenge set for them was; creating, filming and editing their bucket list trip to Queensland – within…
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Creative photography to showcase Cairns – Australian Tourism Exchange ATE14

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Creative Photography Feature Image

The Australian Tourism Exchange 2014 (#ATE14) runs between the 11-15 May and is the largest annual tourism industry event in Australia. With Cairns playing host to over 1200 delegates from both domestic and international destination, there is the perfect opportunity for photographers to get snapping and showcase Cairns to the world.  Ideal weather and climate make Cairns an excellent photo location. With this in mind, here are a few points to make your photos stand out. Who knows – your shot may be the next Feature Photo for marketing Cairns, Queensland, Australia to the world! Hot Air Balloon Cairns takes…
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The Rule of Thirds and Fill Flash with Wayne Toh

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Positioning the subject at the magic one third

Wayne Toh’s photographic journey began with a camera that his parents passed on to him when he was aged 7 years old. Since then, Wayne has progressed from a career as a teacher to following his passion and becoming a full time educator in the field of photography and design. Read on to find out Wayne’s hot tips on maximising your photographic opportunities during your hot air balloon experience. Hot air ballooning experience for a first timer was amazing for my kids and myself. It was an excitement when taking off and fun when touching down. The whole experience was just… unforgettable. It…
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