Archive for January, 2011

Street Commodores Australia Day Cruise: Come Along!

21 Jan

Hosking Industries will be attending the 6th annual Street Commodores magazine Australia Day cruise on Wednesday, 26th January, 2011. We’ll be covering it for the magazine, with the words and photos appearing in a subsequent future issue.

If you’ve got nothing else on or can’t stand the thought of spending the public holiday with your loved ones, be sure to be come along and join in the fun – you might just end ups seeing your car in the magazine!

DATE – Wednesday 26th January, 2011
WHERE – Carpark P6F, Olympic Park, Homebush NSW
TIME – Meet at 9.30am for a 10.30 departure
DESTINATION – Thomas Dalton Park, Wollongong NSW

Click HERE for get more information or to register your interest (not mandatory to come along).

Street Commodores Australia Day Cruise

Wicked Wednesdays: FREE High-Resolution Brick and Tile Textures

19 Jan

It’s that time again, folks! Another weekly round of FREE high-resolution textures that will hopefully serve some purpose in a future design or graphic project. This week’s textures are of brick and tile surfaces, including a couple featuring mosaic patterns.

As usual, Hosking Industries Wicked Wednesday textures are FREE for personal and commercial use, however you may not redistribute, repackage or resell these textures or pass them off as your own. Use them in your artwork, graphic design projects or photography stuff. DO NOT put them together into a CD/DVD or online compilation and treat them as your own.

Click on (or right click and Save-As) the thumbnails for the full-resolution experience:
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Wicked Wednesdays: FREE High-Resolution Oil Paint Textures

12 Jan

Welcome back! This is our first Wicked Wednesdays texture extravaganza for 2011 and we’ve got a good one to kick off the new year. This week’s textures are all taken from oil paintings that my family members have created. They’re small sections of larger works, with incredible textures and colours that could be just the thing for your next design project or web design.

As usual, all Hosking Industries high resolution texture images are FREE for personal and commercial use, however repackaging and redistribution on other websites, DVDs, CDs or other mediums is prohibited. So don’t do it!

Click on the thumbs (or Right Click and Save-As) for the full resolution versions:
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Feature Car: 496ci 1932 Ford for Heavy Duty Hotrods Magazine

12 Jan

Heavy Duty Hotrods magazine, published by Express Publications, have published my photo shoot on Ben Moglia’s purple 1932 Ford hotrod. It’s a mean machine, with a 496ci BBC V8 lurking up front and some meaty rubber out back.

We shot it near Ben’s home town south of Sydney using an array of Canon Speedlite flash equipment and the main exterior shots are composites from four to six images to get the lighting exactly right.

CLICK HERE or on the images below to view them in a higher resolution. You can even download a 1280-res desktop image for your computer, FREE!

1932 Ford Hotrod

1932 Ford Hotrod

We do portraits photos, too!

11 Jan

Hosking Industries doesn’t just give away a bunch of free textures every week. We also don’t limit ourselves to shooting live concerts. Our portfolio also includes portrait photography and we can shoot on location (i.e. your location) just about anywhere in the greater Sydney area as well as Newcastle and the Hunter region, Taree and the mid-north coast of NSW.

We shoot all kinds of portraits: from family shots to mug shots, band promo shots to moody editorial stuff and everything in between. Whatever your needs, we’ll get the job done right, on time and on budget.

Check out some of our portrait work by CLICKING HERE as well as the images below. Our rates are competitive and we can also offer quality printing and framing services. If you’d prefer a photo book of your photos, we can even look after that so all you have to worry about it looking your best on the day.

Contact us today for an obligation-free quote. CONTACT US.

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20,000 Hits! Thanks for Coming and a Happy New Year!

05 Jan

20,000 Hits!
Thanks for all of you who’ve visited our site so far, helping to contribute to us reaching 20,000 hits. I know I’m looking forward to seeing how quickly we can reach 30,000. It seems like it was only the other day that we welcomed the news of the site reaching 10,000.

We’re expecting 2011 to be another big year for Hosking Industries and I hope that you’ll be with us for the journey. We’ll be developing and expanding upon our automotive photography business, including a push on framing and printing services. We’ll also be working to develop our portraiture and pet photography services among other things.

Cheers and thanks,
Ben Hosking