36 years old, Greg works full time in the Photographics Section of the National Library of Australia. The National Library has shaped Greg's skill for documentary style photography as he shoots projects that are relevent today and will be historic tomorrow. Greg has been shooting for over 10 years and has worked with and studied under photographers from all walks of life.
Greg and Rachel run TRIK Photography which indulges Greg's passion for new photographic projects including commercial photograph and sports photography. You can see Greg's portfolio under the Gallery menu above.
In 2004, Greg undertook a journey into West New South Wales for 3 weeks with Dave Queale, his brother in law. This sparked his dream of travelling around the country, taking photos and sharing the experience with his young family.
In 2008 the PowerShot Great Aussie Road Trip saw Greg's dream become reality. All the Power Family thought that it was a once in a lifetime adventure and for Greg, he looked forward to creating a unique portfolio of stunning imagery from across the country, he succeeded beyond anything he could imagine and this can be experienced in our gallery. None of the family, least of all Greg, thought that they would ever get the opportunity to travel like this again - they were all wrong!
Greg enjoys the Great Aussie Road Trip mostly for the time he gets to spend with the family. He loves introducing his children to new cultures and showing them just how vast Australia is.
Greg currently shoots with a Canon EOS 1Ds MkIII (a professional Digital SLR) and the Canon PowerShot G11 (top of the PowerShot range) AND the Underwater Housing which always makes for an interesting shot! Greg's favourite photos are candids of his family, the G11 will be particularly good for this sneaky style.
Greg is also a featured Pro-Photographer on the Canon Keepers website. Check it out and see if you can pick our photos on the site!
31 years old, Rachel owns and runs Customer Consultants, a specialist mystery shopping and customer interaction service that also works in with the Great Aussie Road Trip. The business has grown from the desire to work from home with her children and a passion for customer service espceially in the Travel and Tourism Industries!
Working very closely with other businesses run by mothers, Rachel is eager to prove that a business mum is just as professional (and possibly more organised) than any other business person - they have to be! Rachel's belief is that "Motherhood is the most rewarding thing in my life however, it is not the only thing."
While three children are a handful, Rachel and Greg cherish every moment they have together as a family and time on the road is so precious and important to them all.
Rachel runs the Great Aussie Road Trip website, both during the journey and when at home.
This project gives Rachel another outlet for her creative thinking and approaches. She is excited to see her ideas come to fruition and the ability to show families that, althought it isn't always easy, family travel is the most rewarding thing you can do as a family and the best education you can give your children.
Rachel uses the Canon PowerShot SX210 IS. She loves to take photos of her children's antics, most of the photography Rachel does is to show Greg what the children get up to while he is at work. While on the road, Rachel enjoys showing off her children to Australia - as any proud mother would.
Rachel will also be sharing the awesome Canon PowerShot D10 with the girls. The D10 is an underwater and shock proof model that we are all looking forward to putting through its paces!
Jasmine turns 8 this year (May 2011) she is in Year 2 at St Michael's Primary School and absolutely loves every second of her time there. Jasmine has a very intuitive personality, she will always notice something new and has a big heart and an even bigger grin.
Jasmine attends St Michael's Primary and her fantastic teachers have nurtured her love for learning and excitement for doing something new. It is often a very hard choice for Jasmine, knowing that she will have a great adventure or missing out on school!
Jasmine's love of learning extends to her ballet classes. Dancing is in her blood, give her music and she will dance (and dress) the part.
Eager to ask questions about anything and everything, Jasmine absorbs more than Rachel and Greg realise, often surprising them with her educated comments. Jasmine never fails to amaze her parents, Rachel often shares her disbelief at how she discussed evolution with Jasmine while in the Flinder's Ranges and how well Jasmine was able to comprehend the subject at only 5 years of age (at the time). This lead to a lot of time 'chipping' away at rocks looking for her own fossils.
Jasmine makes new friends everywhere she stops and to her, this is one of the best experiences of the Great Aussie Road Trip! That and the new facts she learns every day!
Jasmine has a knack for making Teddy laugh, and laugh and laugh and laugh. No one else can quite make him laugh like Jazzy can!
Jasmine is keen to have her own part in the Great Aussie Road Trip project. She will be providing articles to various websites including, www.familycapers.com.au, she will have her own journal entries, and she will be sending postcards through the link on our Home Page so make sure you have your children sign up for a postcard from Jasmine! (sorry this bit is COMING SOON)
During the road trip in 2008, Jasmine at 5 absolutely astounded everyone with her natural ability behind a camera. Make sure you look through Jasmine's images as they tell a story all in themselves.
Jasmine is shooting with the Canon PowerShot A3100 IS.
Jemma turns 6 this year (June 2011) and is in Kindy at St Michael's Primary School. Jemma is a genuinely happy child with a very cheeky streak. When Jemma was younger, Rachel was used to Jemma being so quiet (and Jasmine talking so much) that mischief was always achieved before anyone realised, however one grin from that gorgeous face and a look from those big blue eyes and no one could stay mad - and she knows it. Nothing has changed, she just talks a lot more these days, regailing the family with memories that even they had forgotten!
Jemma loves being outdoors and active, she loves to jump on the trampoline and watch bugs (just as long as they don't come too close). She will share every little detail with Jasmine and adores her big sister. On days they are apart they greet each other at the door with a huge hug and an excited laugh.
From the day Teddy was born Jemma was content just to lye on the floor next to him holding his hand and just watching him. She follows him every where now and likes to encourage him to get into mischief too.
Jemma's biggest love is hugs. She will do just about anything for a hug and beware her behaviour if you refuse! The plan with Jemma is to keep her as occupied and active outdoors so she simply falls into bed every night. When in the car, a good Barbie movie or Nemo does the trick!
Jemma will be using the Canon Powershot A495, and also the PowerShot D10 (pictured with) under the watchful eye of her parents. She loves having the freedom to shoot whatever she wants be it her shoes, her sister or the raindrops on the window, Jemma just loves to take photos and she too has inherited Greg's natural ability. Good or bad, her photos are always priceless.
Edward (Teddy) Power
The newest edition to the Power family, Teddy turns 2 this year (June 2011 - yes I realise they are all at the same time of year, not good planning) and he is such a delight. Greg and Rachel are always told how placid and just plain happy he is, that is not the half of it. From the day he came home from hospital Teddy would only feed once through the night and then slept right through from about 6 weeks. Making him smile is as easy as smiling at him, only problem is once you start him smiling you can not stop smiling yourself - it is infectious. Rachel often takes him out and about and loves to see the smiling faces of the people walking past, she knows Teddy is the source of their smile.
Don't be fooled, he has taken after Jemma in his cheeky streak. He has just learnt how to climb, escape and generally plow through anything in his way. Keeping Teddy inside the camper will be difficult!
Teddy loves being in the car and has already been on many long trips. He often spends the first part of the trip laughing at his sisters, even if they are not looking at him, followed by a session of raspberry blowing. Shortly after that there is silence as his thumb goes into his mouth and he sits back and watches the world go past him. Just when you think he has to have had enough he falls asleep.
Happiness for Teddy is a full tummy, a big hug (with a hint of snuggle) and a bottle. If none of these are available, headbutting the nearest wall will do - he is such a boy!