Arctic Norway Winter Adventure Photographic Workshop February 2018

Eight lucky participants shared the adventure with us in perhaps the most delightful arctic sunshine we have seen for a few years. The weather is usually quite stable up here in the these regions during mid-winter, changeable is the norm, but we were truly blessed with an abundance of sun and blue. Clear skies at night too, meant chasing the Aurora Borealis was a real treat, and as seen from the last post, there were many nights of truly spectacular shows. Starting our journey in Tromso, our group spent the first few days in the most wonderful spot we have used on this workshop before. We then slowly made our way south, spending a few nights on Senja Island and then on towards the Lofoten Islands. This workshop is one of Ewen’s and my favourites, and we consider ourselves quite the experts in our knowledge of this region during the winter months. There are a few places left still on the February 2020 workshop…but they are filling fast. This workshop books out early, so consider joining us on another arctic adventure…you will not be disappointed!  (check out the workshop page on my website to download a full PDF containing all the information for this amazing workshop) I have posted a few of the images taken during the 14 days we spent up here together with our group.


Aurora Borealis – Norway Arctic Circle Photographic Workshop February 2018

This year on our annual sojourn into the Arctic regions of the world, we headed once again for Norway. Our group were treated to one of the best and most spectacular displays of the Aurora Borealis I have ever witnessed. The weather played a major role in this: we were so fortunate to be up in this Arctic region during a period on intense calm and sunshine and clear skies both during the day and through the nights. Other parts of  Europe were not so fortunate, as the winds and weather originating in Siberia brought snow and icy conditions to many areas. Often the Aurora would not display its intensity until well after midnight, and at other times it started just after the winter sunset. Night after night it danced across the skies in a display of absolute magical magnificence…needless to say some nights we didn’t crawl under the Doona until the light show was finished!  I will post a full report on the 2018 Norwegian Arctic workshop on this blog very soon!

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  Also…for further information or to download a PDF go to my website and click in the menu under workshops…



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:          Uluru2018


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!


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