- Brisbane Photo Walk A Huge Success!!
Brisbane Photo Walk – May 2013
Ian Wilson with his Lowepro Photo Sport Pro 30L AW bag – Photo Walk prize
On Sunday the 26th of May 2013, I organised a free ‘Photo Walk’ where anyone could come along and join in for a morning’s fun and photography, with like-minded people. The weather was very kind to us, there were loads of great photographic opportunities and lots of socialising. It was lovely to catch up with past-participants of photography workshops and people I had met while presenting at conventions and camera clubs over the years, Facebook friends as well as quite a few new people. The event attracted around 40 people, which was great to see.
Thanks to Lowepro (Maxwell International Australia) who came through with a fantastic prize to be given away at the event, a Photo Sport Pro 30L AW backpack, valued at $259.00. The winner was a very pleased Ian Wilson. Congratulations, Ian!
Marg Hamwood – Full Day Trekabout workshop winner – Photo Walk
Mark Rayner and I, as co-owners of Trekabout Photography Workshops, also gave away a prize of a full day photography workshop of the winner’s choice. This was won by a very excited Marg Hamwood. Congratulations to Marg!
Thanks again to everyone for making the ‘Photo Walk’ the success it was.
- Latest Photography Newsletter – May 2013
My latest photography newsletter has just been released. It includes eight pages packed with photography-related information including:
- News regarding photo trips, publishings and other events
- Landscape Photography Masterclass – Short article on how to take better landscape images
- ‘Photo of the Month’ – Image and text by photographer Wolf Crisan
- Inspirational Photographer – Miguel Lasa
- Trekabout Photo Competition – Winning image plus new subject announced
- PSQ (Photographic Society of Queensland) Photography Convention details – Mackay – October 2013
- Trekabout Photography Workshops news – Including details on recently-announced African and Kangaroo Island trips
- Lord Howe Island Photography Workshop and Tour – Announcing Ben Fewtrell as Guest Presenter
- Tasmanian Photography Workshop and Tour update (March 2013) – Including photography of Aurora Australis during workshop
- One on One Photography Tuition details
- Free Photo Walk – South Brisbane – 26th of May 2013
Read the May 2013 edition of the Photography Newsletter
- Ben Fewtrell as Guest Presenter for Lord Howe Island Photography Workshop & Tour
I’m pleased to announce that Sydney landscape photographer and HDR (High Dynamic Range) specialist, Ben Fewtrell, joins me as guest presenter for my seven day ‘Lord Howe Island Experience’ Photography Workshop and Tour, this coming October 2013. Ben will present a HDR session, another on Lightroom/Photoshop techniques as well as helping participants with their photography out in the field. Visit Ben’s website On3Legs to see more of his work.
This stunning island is a photographer’s paradise. Ben and I can’t wait to show you the delights of the island and how to best photograph it.
Bookings are already in and interest in this Lord Howe Island workshop and tour is high. With a limit of only 11 participants, you will need to get in quick!
View Lord Howe Island Photography Workshop and Tour.
- African Adventure Photography Workshop and Tour – Only three places left!
Trekabout’s ‘African Adventure Photography Workshop and Tour’ for May 2014 has already booked 11 places, with only three places left. This once-in-a-lifetime photographic experience has been designed from the ground-up, with photographers in mind one hundred percent.
Our photographic adventure goes to Namibia, where we will stay right on the spectacular sand dunes. We will photograph Sossusvlei at sunrise, the stunning Oryx and much more. We then fly to the Okavango Delta in Botswana, the best place in Africa to see and photograph its stunning wildlife, where we will be on private reserves. Not only do we have our own private guides but also trackers on the ground, to maximize our chances of seeing and photographing great wildlife interaction. The vehicles we will travel in have been purpose built with photographer’s in mind, each with an open roof and no poles to get in the way of our cameras. We then take another flight to a different part of Okavanga Delta, where there will be more amazing wildlife photography opportunities.
From the Okavanga Delta, we fly to Zimbabwe photograph the iconic Victoria Falls, do a river cruise, go on a guided tour and more. At the end, we will celebrate with a wonderful African party, full of singing, dancing and lots of local food and drinks!
If you would like to read a much more detailed itinerary about this amazing photographic African adventure or book one of the last three remaining places on this workshop, please click here.
- Rainforest Masterclass ‘Deep Under Cover’ – Australian Photography magazine – April 2013
The April 2013 edition of Australian Photography magazine features my article on how to best photograph rainforests. It is advertised on the front cover as a ‘Rainforest Masterclass’ and is titled ‘Deep Under Cover’. This article is the largest feature I have ever had published and comes in at a whopping seven pages! It includes numerous tips and techniques on how to best photograph in rainforests, to create stunning images. Rainforests are, without doubt, a favourite photographic destination of mine.
4th of April 2013. Read the ‘Rainforest Masterclass’ article
- Aurora Australis captured on camera during Tasmanian Photography Workshop and Tour!
One of the most remarkable experiences of my life occurred right in the middle of a week-long Tasmanian photography workshop and tour (17th of March 2013), that I was presenting with Tasmanian landscape photographer, Luke O’Brien. Luke and I had just finished presenting a sunset shoot at Coles Bay on the Freycinet Coast, in Tasmania, with our participants. Word was out that there was a very strong chance of an Aurora Australis happening that night, (and Luke’s Aurora App was going off) so we all stayed around and waited patiently. Sure enough, as the night wore on, the Aurora started to happen and the euphoria amongst our group was unbelievable! Without doubt, the most amazing landscape photography experience of my 17 years of photography and a night I will NEVER forget….
27th March 2013. View a larger version of Aurora Australis
- Bird Photography Article – Barking Owl
The subject of my article on bird photography for the ‘Bird Photography Masterclass Series’ of Australian Birdlife magazine for March 2013 is the delightful Barking Owl. It took quite a bit of patient waiting, before the owl turned his head to one side.
20th March 2013. Read the Bird Photography Article
- Photography Newsletter – Issue 10 – February 2013
Issue 10 of my Photography Newsletter has just been released. This issue is filled with seven pages of photography-related topics. These include an article on depth of field, photography location of the month, photo of the month, photography competition details, another inspirational photographer as well as information regarding up-and-coming photography workshops/tours and one-on-one tuition. I hope you find it useful and entertaining.
14th of February 2013. View Newsletter 10 or subscribe here
- Wildlife Photography Article – Wildlife Australia Magazine – Summer 2012
The summer 2012 edition of Wildlife Australia Magazine features my four page article on photographing wildlife, titled ‘In The Picture’. Rather than the usual article that covers camera settings and techniques, this article is more about how to observe, approach and finally photograph wildlife.
6th of January 2013. Read the Wildlife Photography Article
- Bird Photography Article – Little Egret
The subject of my article on bird photography for the ‘Masterclass Series’ of Australian Birdlife magazine is the Little Egret. It took many hours each day, for four days, to finally ‘nail’ a shot of the egret with his wings out, fish in beak. This is a perfect example of being rewarded for your patience and never giving up…
4th of January 2013. Read the Bird Photography Article
- Tasmanian Workshop/Tour A Huge Success!
The fully-booked 7 day ‘Tasmanian Experience’ Photography Workshop/Tour I presented with landscape photographer, Luke O’Brien at the end of November 2012 was an absolute success! We were blessed with prefect weather for the whole week and there were more photo opportunities than we could have ever imagined. Stunning sunrise at Cradle Mountain/Dove Lake (one of the best ever), beautiful sunset at Freycinet on the beach, close-ups of wild wombats and echidnas, dolphins diving in and out of the water, only metres from our boat and much more. The workshop participants were so enthusiastic and everyone had a ball. A dream workshop…
For anyone who would like to spend a week in Tasmania with Luke and I, being shown the best locations and subjects to photograph and how to best photograph them, we have another identical Tasmanian workshop/tour on offer in March 2013, with some places left.
12th Dec 2012. Read more about the ‘Tasmanian Experience’
- New Photos gallery updated
My ‘New Photos’ gallery has been updated with a series of photos taken over a number of months, including landscapes, birds and reptiles. I hope you enjoy viewing them.
19th November 2012. View the images in the ‘New Photos’ gallery
- Newsletter 09 September – December 2012
Issue nine of my Photography Newsletter (September-December 2012) has just been released. This issue is filled with eight pages of photography-related topics, which I hope you will all find useful and entertaining.
26th of October 2012. View Newsletter 09 or subscribe here
- Bird Photography Article – Osprey
My latest bird photography article in the ‘Photography Masterclass’ series of Australian Birdlife magazine, has been published in the September 2012 issue. The featured bird is the rare Lord Howe Island Woodhen, which I photographed while climbing up the 875 metre Mt Gower, last October, when I was on the island.
26th of September 2012. Read the Bird Photography Article
- Tasmanian Photography Workshop and Tour – March 2013
Since all the spots on the 7 Day ‘Tasmanian Experience’ Photography Workshop in November 2012 booked out in record time, I’m pleased to announce a new, identical workshop for March 2013. Tasmania is my favourite natural place to photograph in Australia and I, along with Tasmanian landscape photographer, Luke O’Brien, can’t wait to show you the best spots to photograph as well as the best ways to photograph there.
18th of July 2012. For more details about this workshop, click here
- Australian Photography magazine article – Lord Howe Island – July 2012
Australian Photography magazine has published my five page article on how to best photograph Lord Howe Island, in its July 2012 edition, titled ‘Locations – Lord Howe Island’. This beautiful island is one of the most photogenic places to photograph in Australia. I can’t wait to return there in October to present my photography workshop, as well as spend a few days photographing the island afterwards.
20th of June 2012. Read the Lord Howe Island photography article
- Tasmanian Photography Workshop and Tour books out in record time!
The 7 Day ‘Tasmanian Experience’ Photography Workshop and Tour that I’m presenting with Tasmanian landscape photographer, Luke O’Brien, has booked-out at amazing speed. We now have a waiting list, so feel free to add your name to the list.
18th of June 2012. For more details about the workshop, click here
- Bird Photography Article – Osprey
My latest bird photography article in the ‘Photography Masterclass’ series of Australian Birdlife magazine, has been published in the June 2012 issue. The featured bird is the magnificent Osprey, which I photographed at Port Douglas, in Far North Queensland, just as its claws were out and it was ready to pounce on a fish.
1st of June 2012. Read the Bird Photography Article
- Latest Australian Photography magazine cover image – June 2012
Australian Photography magazine has published my image of a sunset over the Sphinx, Girraween National Park, Queensland, for its June 2012 edition. This image took a number of 8 hour return driving trips to Girraween National Park, over a two year period, hours of steep hiking, clambering over massive rocks and icy-cold conditions, to finally achieve the shot I wanted!!
30th of May 2012. View the cover here
- Australian Photography magazine article – May 2012
Australian Photography magazine has published my five page article on how to best photograph fungi, in its May 2012 edition, titled ‘Fungi Up Close’. Now is a great time to be out photographing fungi, especially after recent heavy rains in many areas, so hopefully this article will help you achieve better photos of these wonderful macro subjects.
27th of April 2012. Read the Fungi Photography Article