Freelance Photographers – Meet Pete & Vicki
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.
Pete is not on his own. He is joined by Vicki Freer. Pete has met someone that has made an everlasting impact on him.Vicki joins Pete on their Workshops and extended Photo Tours. She brings new ideas and both being photographers offers so much more to the programe.People who have done the tours know the type of person that Vicki is and the good natured person that she is .
Photography for Pete and Vicki is an expressive means for visual communication. They say, ‘There is never a boring moment in our work. There is always something to photograph and we love being creative. The only limit to creativity is a lack of creativity.’
Their aim as a Freelance Photographer is to present images that provokes and stimulates the mind, to capture God’s awesome creation and to share this with others. If they can do a little justice to God’s creativity, then they is quietly satisfied.
As a Freelance Photographers their inspiration and passion for their work comes from knowing God who created everything in the beginning. Knowing God, the Creator gives more substance and meaning to what they capture. They sees their 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. There love for natural conditions at different times of the day, displaying varying moods and cloud formations makes there work very special and eye catching.
The skies above them is where they are always drawn to and nothing pleases them more than to be capturing an awesome sky. The skies remind them of Psalm 19:1 where it says…” the heavens declare the glory of God and the SKIES proclaim the work of His hands..” They see the skies as His canvas where God paints that canvas different every day. That’s a free gift to us all says Pete and Vicki.
We have so much fun together and what I love about Vicki is that she loves being on Tour with me and since knowing her she has been on every workshop with me. Those who have met Vicki on tour know she brings her own ideas which have improved the Photo Tours and workshops.
Any projects that we are asked to work on we do together as we both have different skills in photography and filming that add to the production value. If one of us are asked to do a project, it is both of us that will do it . We don’t do projects separately.