Freelance Photographer – Meet Pete
Pete Dobré is a Freelance Photographer who blazes the trail for 6 months each year, capturing awe-inspiring images. Pete’s work expresses his creative flair, emotions and love for the natural scapes of Australia.
Pete’s photography is self taught. As a young child photography was an interest. His passion for the varying landscapes of Oz comes from frequent visits as a youngster, to his Grandparent’s sheep farm in Barmera, a small country town in South Australia.
He remembers the hot day when he was 8, leaving town for the farm. His parents had an old car. Within about 2 kilometres of reaching the farm gate, they were bogged on a small red sand dune. The flies were buzzing continuously and the heat was beating down. Sticks, leaves and branches were wedged under the back tyres, to get the car moving. His mum was in a panic but Pete thought that it was exciting. From that moment he knew that he loved being out in creation, with the sense of adventure in the wild. This is where Pete’s passion began.
Photography for Pete is an expressive means for visual communication. He says, ‘There is never a boring moment in my work. There is always something to photograph and I love being creative. The only limit to creativity is a lack of creativity.’
Pete’s aim as a Freelance Photographer is to present images that provoke and stimulate the mind, to capture God’s awesome creation and to share this with others. If Pete can do a little justice to God’s creativity, then he is quietly satisfied.
As a Freelance Photographer Pete’s inspiration and passion for his work comes from knowing God who created everything in the beginning. Knowing God, the Creator gives more substance and meaning to what he captures on film. Pete sees his role as freezing a moment in time and history which will never be repeated exactly the same again. The light, clouds and seasons will always be different. Pete’s love for natural conditions at different times of the day, displaying varying moods and cloud formations makes his work very special and eye catching.
The Bloopers background to this is as follows. For 12 months I was a mentor to Jaime for her photography course and at the end of the her course, all students had to do a 5 minute doco on their mentor. This was our 4th go at it, as we had issues with the camera that she was using at the time, it was 40C, had strong lights on me, couldn’t use the air conditioner as the noise from it would have been recorded on the video and Jaime’s girls were in the room(10&13) They were pulling faces and copying my hand movements, doing whatever they could to make me laugh. Hence the many distractions but it was so funny . I was so so hot in that shirt in the heat but in the end, the session was completed and she got her doco from it.This footage is what didn’t make the final cut hahaha 🙂