Flinders Ranges Photographic Masterclass September 1st – 7th 2019

Join Ian Rolfe and Ewen Bell on another extraordinary outback experience in 2019. The Flinders Ranges Masterclass has proven to be extremely popular by everyone who has joined the workshop in past years. Here’s a typical comment from a recent participant. “What a fantastic week I had with Ian and Ewen observing and learning from such great photographers. When you become so relaxed with these notable and reputable guys and they feel like your friends, it means that they are doing a superb job. Their knowledge, enthusiasm and energy is infectious and if you don’t come away a better photographer after spending time with them you never will. I can still hear Ian’s whoooooooo… echoing from the other side of a gully or hill when the light and views come together and can’t help but smile. Ewen’s grabbing me on a creek bed for a unique one on one session to share his special photography recipe, will stay with me forever. These guys have a wealth of talent and their love of the craft and super organisation of their workshops will leave you inspired to want more of what they have to offer. My bucket lists have just grown…..thank you so much for the experience and will be back for more!” Thanks again Ian and Ewen, we’ll catch up soon I’m sure! 

Places are strictly limited, so please download the PDF and book this unique and inspiring masterclass soon!



AIPP National Print Awards 2018

I was very pleased to be awarded One Silver with distinction and Two silver awards for the 2018 AIPP Professional Print Exhibition held last weekend. The event was conducted at the Melbourne Park Function centre and extremely well attended. I entered four images (maximum allowed)  and all of the images into the Single capture Landscape section. My congratulations extend to all entrants on their achievements.




NEPAL – Photographic Workshop November 16th – 30th 2018

Due to a couple of very recent cancellations, Ewen and I have two places now available on this amazing photographic adventure into the high remote Annapurna’s and the Kathmandu valley… email me if you are interested or require any more information. Full PDF available to download at my website: http://ianrolfelightscapes.com/ Or on Ewen’s website at:  https://ewenbell.com/   An experience not to be missed!Nepal-Photo-Tour-2018-1

2018 AIPP Victorian Epson Professional Photography Awards

I was really happy to receive Four silver awards at the recent Vippies (AIPP Victorian Professional awards) Tough competition and amazing high quality of entries as always. I feel that Australian awards are world class and we maintain an extremely high standard of photographic excellence across all states. Look forward to the Australian Nationals later in the year. The four images were all shot in Arctic Norway this year.Landscape08Landscape09Travel06Travel07

Norfolk Island Photography workshop 2018

Just an update on my annual photographic workshop to the beautiful Norfolk Island… We still have a couple of places available for anyone wishing to join us this year in September 2018. This is one of my all-time favourite locations to run a workshop, as I know the island so intimately. I have conducted over 15 workshops here, and can assure anyone interested in learning more about their craft, that this is an incredible place to hone your skills. I get you to the optimum spots for both dawn and dusk shoots and other secret places few others visitors see. Photo critiques, plus photo-shop and Lightroom instruction given on numerous sessions too.  To book, simply email Karen at:   karen@travelcentre.nf  and she will be delighted to send you out all the information and relevant booking forms.Norfolk-Island-Annual-2018-01B

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.