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!

Cape-Schanck-VIC-2017-006Cape-Schanck-VIC-2017-008Cape-Schanck-VIC-2017-010Cape-Schanck-VIC-2017-027Cape-Schanck-VIC-2017-032Cape-Schanck-VIC-2017-042Cape-Schanck-VIC-2017-046Cape-Schanck-VIC-2017-051Cape-Schanck-VIC-2017-059Cape-Schanck-VIC-2017-064

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

artofmonkslaos2018-flyer

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.

Up-Cerne-ENG-0989-24x50Mintern-Gardens-2017-ENG109-20x50Mintern-Gardens-2017-ENG147-22x45

 

Flinders Island Tasmania Photographic Workshop March 30th – April 2nd 2017

Just completed another 4 day photographic workshop on the wonderful Flinders Island in Bass Strait Tasmania, with eight lovely people whose passion for great images never waned over the whole time we were there. My sincere thanks to such a lovely group and your keen participation. Also big thanks again to our Pilot Gordon Brown at Aus Air, our hosts at Flinders Island Cabin Park and especially to our foodie hosts Carolyn and Ken at Vistas Providores! Weather turned it on as usual with some magnificent colours at dawn and a beautiful sunset at Lacotta and Trousers Point the night of our Bar-B-Que. One morning we sat in the Van while the wind howled down across to us from Mount Strzelecki bringing rain, but this was only to remind us that it doesn’t always work out perfectly and there is always another dawn somewhere at another time to enjoy!  I have only had time to finish a few images taking during the workshop and have posted these below for your enjoyment.

Trousers-Point-FI-2017-TAS035-20x50The-Docks-FI-2017-TAS038-20x45Egg-Beach-FI-2017-TAS027-20x26Cave-Beach-FI-2017-TAS087-18x26Trousers-Point-FI-2017-TAS088-18x45Fotheringate-Bay-FI-2017-TAS2471-20x26

Group-Shot-Allports-Beach-FI-2017-TAS023-14x21

Tasmanian Sojourn March 14th – 23rd 2017

Took a few days off from my normal routine for some personal photography and relaxation down on the East coast and southern parts of Tasmania a week or so back, including a brief visit to Lake Pedder. Needed to dine and feed on the delicious oysters and other goodies that this Island has to offer as well. It was also a lovely break I shared with my wife. I also had some time for shooting a few images and one or two dawns were well worth the early rise. Posted here are a few of my favourite images taken on this trip.