@benmack_ - Ben Mackay

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There’s a beach for you, take your pick. ⠀
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If you look close you’ll see us. But if you could only visit one beach for the rest of your life which one would be? I’m not sure I could answer this one. So I’ll accept a list as an answer as well!⠀
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There’s a beach for you, take your pick. ⠀ ⠀ If you look close you’ll see us. But if you could only visit one beach for the rest of your life which one would be? I’m not sure I could answer this one. So I’ll accept a list as an answer as well!⠀ ⠀ #be

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Patience ⎈⠀
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There’s a few questions I regularly get asked. One of them is how I started this whole thing. My answer in short, is that I started at the beginning. With no one following me, with no experience and no idea. But plenty passion and a heap of desire. ⠀
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If that’s you, let me encourage you by letting you know, I still feel like I’m at the beginning. There’s so much room for me to grow into. Be patient, enjoy the ride. Because the goal is an illusion, the goal is the ride.⠀
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Hope you’re well.⠀
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Cheers⠀
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Patience ⎈⠀ ⠀ There’s a few questions I regularly get asked. One of them is how I started this whole thing. My answer in short, is that I started at the beginning. With no one following me, with no experience and no idea. But plenty passion and a hea

Bronte Beach
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@mumpacktravel Gorgeous! Love this one

The ocean has its own amphitheater and it’s playing your song ⠀
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Taking photos while out on the beach has some therapeutic qualities to it, no doubt. But editing for me is also something that works the same. I can almost forget about a bunch of stress in my life and just allow my mind to start working and appreciating. How lucky are we that we live on an earth so beautiful? Let’s savour it, not waste it.⠀
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#whpvibes #rbi19submission @redbullillume
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The ocean has its own amphitheater and it’s playing your song ⠀ ⠀ Taking photos while out on the beach has some therapeutic qualities to it, no doubt. But editing for me is also something that works the same. I can almost forget about a bunch of stre

Sydney, Australia
Colour vs B&W ﹌ ⠀
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Finally getting around to editing some photos from the Farm a few days back. Been flat out chasing my own tail recently. But it’ll be good to head back up to the Blue Mountains tomorrow, breathe some fresh air. Also booked an adventure flight to Tassie in late June.⠀
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Colour vs B&W ﹌ ⠀ ⠀ Finally getting around to editing some photos from the Farm a few days back. Been flat out chasing my own tail recently. But it’ll be good to head back up to the Blue Mountains tomorrow, breathe some fresh air. Also booked an adve

The Farm, Killalea
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@mumpacktravel Gorgeous!!!!

Slow that shutter down ∞

Back to testing out the longer exposures from a drone. Helps when there’s no wind and there’s plenty of water movement. Whipped the drone into tripod mode, threw on a @polarpro 128ND/PL filter and dropped the shutter to 1/3 second and walah. Good times!

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Slow that shutter down ∞ Back to testing out the longer exposures from a drone. Helps when there’s no wind and there’s plenty of water movement. Whipped the drone into tripod mode, threw on a @polarpro 128ND/PL filter and dropped the shutter to 1/3

Bronte Rock Pool
These marble blue pillars ⁎⠀
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What a great weekend that was! Some blue tones to finish off your Sunday. So good to have some summer weather hanging around a little longer for those of us in Sydney. Looking forward to another busy week ahead! ⠀
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Hope you had a good one 🤙⠀
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Cheers⠀
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These marble blue pillars ⁎⠀ ⠀ What a great weekend that was! Some blue tones to finish off your Sunday. So good to have some summer weather hanging around a little longer for those of us in Sydney. Looking forward to another busy week ahead! ⠀ ⠀ Hop

Bronte Beach
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When the scroll flips you upside down ️⠀
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Sound on and up... I’m so impressed with the advancement in tech/software, that you can pretty much run your life as well as all your video editing, from just a phone in Adobe Rush. A phone! ⠀
I dropped a quick tutorial on audio editing in Rush in my stories, so check that out of your keen to know more. Otherwise the click the link in my bio to get Rush for yourself.⠀
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Cheers⠀
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When the scroll flips you upside down ️⠀ ⠀ Sound on and up... I’m so impressed with the advancement in tech/software, that you can pretty much run your life as well as all your video editing, from just a phone in Adobe Rush. A phone! ⠀ I dropped a qu

Coogee Beach
A couple of minutes in the South Island of New Zealand. Re-uploading this as I had to make some changes. If you want to know more about the film or ask me anything feel free to in the comments or DM me. 
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Cheers Ben
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A couple of minutes in the South Island of New Zealand. Re-uploading this as I had to make some changes. If you want to know more about the film or ask me anything feel free to in the comments or DM me. @purenewzealand Cheers Ben

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Colour & Swell ﹌ ⠀
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It’s been a while since I’ve seen any decent sized waves around in NSW and I had to wait til almost sunset to get them. ⠀
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With the sun dropping and the light closing things down, the big crowds of surfers in the water slowly became only one and even he didn’t last too long after this was shot. But who can blame him for squeezing as many in as possible. Hopefully the winter brings some fun with it!⠀
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Colour & Swell ﹌ ⠀ ⠀ It’s been a while since I’ve seen any decent sized waves around in NSW and I had to wait til almost sunset to get them. ⠀ ⠀ With the sun dropping and the light closing things down, the big crowds of surfers in the water slowly be

The Farm, Killalea
I am may be old and I may be young, but I am not done, changing.
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Realising more and more change is inevitable and necessary. Also, understanding those who aren’t so welcoming of change sometimes can’t be convinced of it. So why bother? ⠀ ⠀
Hope you’ve had a great weekend!
Cheers
Ben ⠀
#oceanlove #seeaustralia #aerialphotography #adventureisoutthere #californialiving #dronestagram #wildernessculture #viewfromabove #beach #dronelife #theoutbound #Byronbay #adventuretravel #drone #fromwhereidrone #places_wow #beachlife #droneoftheday #instagood #ourplanetdaily #endlesssummer #thelensbible #photooftheday #wonderful_places #picoftheday #watershots #surfer
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I am may be old and I may be young, but I am not done, changing. ⠀ Realising more and more change is inevitable and necessary. Also, understanding those who aren’t so welcoming of change sometimes can’t be convinced of it. So why bother? ⠀ ⠀ Hope you

Byron Bay, New South Wales
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@mumpacktravel That’s too deep for a Sunday night, bro.

We rise by lifting others.
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Feeling the love today after being named the photographer of the month for @visitnsw It’s hard to think about being recognised for something like that, when I feel there are so many others who are worthy of these accolades. I feel like such a baby around such amazing talent. So I’m humbled, really, truly humbled. Thank you to all who have been following this journey for a while and to those who are new, thank you also. Hopefully this is just the beginning.
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We rise by lifting others. ⠀ Feeling the love today after being named the photographer of the month for @visitnsw It’s hard to think about being recognised for something like that, when I feel there are so many others who are worthy of these accolad

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@mumpacktravel Yay that’s unreal!! Congrats Ben!!!

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I thought I’d make my own gif with set of burst of shots I took at Burleigh Heads last year.⠀
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I’m looking at upgrading / adding to my camera collection this year. For those don’t know, I been using a @sonyalpha A6300/RX100M5 for the last couple of years as my mains. Great for video and photo, but I’ve been keen on adding something with a little more oomph. Full frame.⠀
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What’s your go to camera and brand at the moment? iPhone? DSLR?Canon? Sony like me? Would love to see what people are using. Also, this is not just for those who consider themselves as photographers, opening this one up to everyone. ⠀
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So what are you shooting with?⠀
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Launching in to the week like ️⠀ ⠀ I thought I’d make my own gif with set of burst of shots I took at Burleigh Heads last year.⠀ ⠀ I’m looking at upgrading / adding to my camera collection this year. For those don’t know, I been using a @sonyalpha A6

Burleigh Heads, Queensland
Focus 
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Being able to focus has never exactly my strong suit. But recently, I’ve been looking looking at things with a little more priority in mind. I’ve been working on a bunch of things that require a little more attention and it’s one the the reasons why I’ve been a little less active on this platform of recent times.
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No regrets, but I do love sharing my work here too. It’s just sometimes, I need to answer the call of life too. I’m sure you can relate! But I will also say, there’s some exciting times ahead too! Which I’m super eager to share in good time.
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But in other news, @djiglobal finally sent me a new drone after all my issues recently. So that’s gonna be fun!
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Hope you’re well.
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Cheers
Ben x
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Focus ⠀ Being able to focus has never exactly my strong suit. But recently, I’ve been looking looking at things with a little more priority in mind. I’ve been working on a bunch of things that require a little more attention and it’s one the the re

Sydney, Australia
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@mumpacktravel Yay new drone and new direction 🤗

@mumpacktravel @benmack_ so good!!! I need you to watch my latest post to see just how amazing it is

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Most people are disappointed when the summer season changes and to be honest, I love summer too. But what I love even more is the changing of seasons. Each one providing something different from the last. There’s always something to look forward to. It’s the representation of change. The end of something old and the breathe of fresh air of something new.⠀
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So in saying all this, I’m looking forward to the swell coming in over the cooler months ahead! I feel like it’s been so flat(ish) for so long!⠀
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See if you can spot both of the surfers in this huge swell.⠀
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A swell of a time ⠀ ⠀ Most people are disappointed when the summer season changes and to be honest, I love summer too. But what I love even more is the changing of seasons. Each one providing something different from the last. There’s always somethin

Wollongong, New South Wales
Ride low, shoot wide ⠀
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Most of my shots you see in my feed are shot on wide angle lenses or high on a drone. Take this shot of the surfer for example. Riding some cheeky small waves after work. If you throw a wider angle on this, you’ll get to see even more of the full pastel sunset cloud cover and the surfer. But zoom close and you’ll get a surfer with a relativity greyish cloud behind. Know what works best for each scene. Or just do what I love to do and shoot wide! So keen to check out that wide angle lens on the S10+ perfect for moment like this.⠀
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Ride low, shoot wide ⠀ ⠀ Most of my shots you see in my feed are shot on wide angle lenses or high on a drone. Take this shot of the surfer for example. Riding some cheeky small waves after work. If you throw a wider angle on this, you’ll get to see

Gold Coast, Queensland
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For those who don’t get the chance to feel the oceans waves often enough. Here’s a little sea therapy for you this weekend. Hope you’re enjoying what’s left of it.⠀
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Cheers⠀
Ben
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Therapy ჻⠀ ⠀ For those who don’t get the chance to feel the oceans waves often enough. Here’s a little sea therapy for you this weekend. Hope you’re enjoying what’s left of it.⠀ ⠀ Cheers⠀ Ben ⠀ #lensbible #moodygrams #seeaustralia #beautifuldestinat

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@mumpacktravel So prettyyyyyy

Dawn Patrol ⠀
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There’s not too many feelings better than opening up the curtains in the morning and seeing some colour in the sky. Or there’s mornings where there’s nothing, like this one. But the lesson you learn is not waiting for it, but just doing it anyway. Even when you know it’s probably not going work out. Sometimes you’ll be surprised with what that sort of consistency brings you. I know I have.⠀
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Dawn Patrol ⠀ ⠀ There’s not too many feelings better than opening up the curtains in the morning and seeing some colour in the sky. Or there’s mornings where there’s nothing, like this one. But the lesson you learn is not waiting for it, but just doi

Cronulla Beach, New South Wales, Australia
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@mumpacktravel Why didn’t you call, mate? 🤣

@mumpacktravel @benmack_ FORGIVEN 👍🏻

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So if you’ve been following along the game of drone repair ping pong is continuing with me and DJI. I’ll be sending it back (once again) as it appears my little birdy has another issue, which happened out the box as soon as it came back. It’s pretty frustrating. But I’ve worked out that I can actually still live without it. Just.⠀
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Hope you’ve enjoyed your weekend, because I did!⠀
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Cheers⠀
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Imagine everyday looked like this ⠀ ⠀ So if you’ve been following along the game of drone repair ping pong is continuing with me and DJI. I’ll be sending it back (once again) as it appears my little birdy has another issue, which happened out the box

Byron Bay, New South Wales
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@mumpacktravel Oh noooooo is it the pro or the big fancy white one? You can borrow mine if you like? It’s just sitting here, bored.

@mumpacktravel @benmack_ seriously no worries, I will take it to Japan on 15th -24th but you can have til then and after too