Norfolk Island -South-Pacific Photographic Workshop 12th – 23rd September 2017

Fifteen participants and twelve days of magic on this years Norfolk Island photographic workshop! From 5.30am for the dawn shoots on most mornings, weather permitting and many late afternoon and dusk forays, saw the entire group shoot amazing light in the most beautiful locations. All the participants immersed themselves into the delightful scenes and locations the Island has in abundance. My thanks to all those who attended this year for your enthusiasm and willingness to be at all the locations every day! My sincere thanks to Karen and Becky at the Norfolk Island Travel centre for all their organisation and planning to make this workshop the success it was once again. The images on this post are a small sample of the many fine photographic locations we shot over the twelve day workshop.

If you would like to participate in next years workshop to this very special Island and be at all locations at the right time and in the best light, then book a place on this most spectacular photographic event! Simple email Karen karen@travelcentre.nf  Also…for further information or to download a PDF go to my website and click in the menu under workshops…http://www.ianrolfelightscapes.com

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Flinders Ranges – Outback South Australia – 2018 Photographic Masterclass

Eight participants – five days of shooting – dawn and dusk – aerial shoot – sheep station and Woolshed – Nilpena Cattle Station – movie set – dawn with Yellow Footed Rock Wallabies – Emus – Hill Wallaroos – Sunrise – sunset – Red River Gums – River crossings – Delicious outback food – Good coffee – and, the amazing colours of the spring-time in the Southern Flinders Ranges National Park was simply a delight. My sincere thanks to my good friend and adventure partner Ewen Bell and the eight participants who joined us out there!  Attached below is just a tiny sample of the few images I have managed to sort and finish…as I am packing today to fly out to my next workshop on Norfolk Island.

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Photographic Masterclass at Uluru and Kata-Tjuta July 8-13 2018

Just released! Open for bookings and only 4 places left!

With a group of only 8 people Ewen and I will offer an extremely personal level of guidance. Two professional photographers on hand for the duration and lots of opportunity to learn the craft of processing in between shoots.

There is time and opportunity to gain new skills during the Masterclass, plus an abundance of inspiration as provided by the combination of natural wilderness and the remarkable landscapes around Uluru.

Our schedule is designed to let you enjoy the experience, and learn at the same time. To see what we are offering or to book this wonderful opportunity, download the brochure here: https://ewenbell.com/itinerary-uluru.php          Uluru2018

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Photographic Shoot at Cape Schanck, Mornington Peninsular for the 2017 Creative Outdoor Class

A very windy and blustery morning greeted our group as we headed down the steps at Cape Schanck on the Mornington Peninsular early this morning. However, despite the howling wind and the rough waves the whole group got involved in shooting the seascapes and learning some valuable practical tips on composition, back light, front light, metering, bracketing and slow exposure using ND filters. My sincere thanks to all of you for being such a lovely group, Duncan, Alan, Penny, Marion, Melissa, Mervyn, Michiko, Graeme, John, Gabriela, Brian, Anne, Yvonne, and Gordon. A big thank you too for the help and Assistance by Peter and Sue and Greg and Val. Much appreciated! I have put a couple of my favourite images taken this morning here on this post and I know that all my group exposed some wonderful images too!

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Announcing a spectacular new Twelve day Photographic Workshop for April 20th to May 1st 2018

Strictly limited to a maximum of 10 participants, this absolutely wonderful autumn workshop in the south island of New Zealand includes the mountain region of Queenstown, Arrowtown, Glenorchy, Wanaka, Lake Tekapo, Twizel, Lake Pukaki, Oamura, Alexandra, Doubtful sound, Skippers Canyon Lake Cruise, Jet boat ride and much much more!  All inclusive with all breakfast and dinners, airfares, transport and superior lodgings at each destination.

For more information:

Download a PDF here including all booking forms and costings: Southern Lightscapes New Zealand Information Package 2018New Zealand Workshop 2018

Photographic Travel Workshop – The Art of Monks – Laos January 2018

Ewen Bell and Myself have meticulously planned a photography workshop that we think is just so very special.  We would love the opportunity to show some lucky clients this absolutely visually stunning photographic workshop to Luang Prabang in Central Laos  January 2018 . If you would like to join us and participate in a unique and inspiring photographic treat then look no further! Landscapes, colour, markets, culture, food and much much more… a real treat for your eyes, your senses, your emotions and of course, your camera!

Check out the PDF and contact Ewen for bookings and further information:   ArtofMonksLaos2018

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Shooting in England April 2017 – Cerne Valley Dorset

My wife and I are currently on a three month extended trip in Britain and Europe. Apart from visiting our family and Grandchildren in Dorset England, I also love to photograph the English countryside. The spring-time here is always wonderful and this year is no exception! A valley I love but have not really photographed to any great extent is the Cerne valley in north Dorset. I plan to really work the landscape here in this valley on a few more occasions when I can. The villages of Mintern Magna and Upcerne are so lovely and the surrounding countryside is quite special and the manor house in Mintern village itself has a vast private garden which you can walk through based on Himalayan plants and trees. It also features water quite predominantly.

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