One of my favourite cultural events on our Autumn tours to Japan is our photo shoot with some of the Maiko and Geiko of Kyoto. Known to most westerners as Geisha. This is not a word they ever use in Kyoto. In Kyoto they are Geiko – literally “Woman of Art”, and Maiko, the apprentice Geiko – Literally “Girl of Dance”
We price all of our international tours in the currency that our suppliers invoice us in. So Japanese Yen (JPY) for our Japan photo tours, Euro (€) for our European photo tours and US dollars (US$) for many countries that use the US$ for business, such as the Bhutan photo tour and Cambodia photo tour. Tours within Australia, such as our Tasmania Photo tour, The Pilbara photo tour (coming soon) or the Kimberley photo tour (returning soon) we price in Australian dollars (AU$) for the same reason.
Continuing the story from the previous post about Autumn colours in Japan. Some of the more diverse range of photography we do in Japan during our Autumn Colours of Japan Photo Tour. Though not actually Autumn colours, the life on the streets is a big part of visiting Japan, so not including this would be like walking around with one eye closed all the time.
Myself and Robert van Koesveld have put the finishing touches on our latest Autumn Colours of Japan Photo tour for 2020. We have capitalised on the experiences of the last few years, refining our itinerary and improving the plan to produce the most comprehensive tour possible.
We don’t just cover one field or style of photography, we immerse you in many diverse opportunities to express yourself.
Tasmania is an incredible place. If you are a landscape photographer it is truly paradise. This year in March I ran my second photo tour to the North West region of Tasmania with Paul Hoelen, and a small group of just 8 mad keen photographers (8 is the maximum for this tour). For 12 full days we braved the elements and drank the wine of Tasmania… Actually I think we mainly drank Guinness, which just sort of fits really.
I got back from this years winter wonders of Japan photo tour at the beginning of March after two weeks of extraordinary adventures, it was a fabulous tour and I haven’t even had time to write properly about it… I will, though not today.
Robert van Koesveld and I have just put together a Japan photo tour in Winter for next year in February. Actually this sounds like we threw the tour together in a hurry, this is not the case. We have actually been putting together this tour for some months, and Robert has run a similar winter in Japan photo tour before, but we have only just this week released it… and there are only 2 spots left already… and I haven’t even sent out a newsletter yet!
After such an awesome 9 day tour through the North West corner of Tasmania earlier this year how could we not do it all again? Dates, details and costs are all now up for my Tasmania tour for 2019 with Paul Hoelen. I think the only problem with this years tour was that it wasn’t long enough, so we have extended the whole trip by three days, next years trip is 12 full days. You can read all the details on my Tasmania Tour page.
Camera Electronic’s Perth Photolive Expo is happening again in Perth this Saturday. This is the 4th Photolive Expo for Perth, and if last year is anything to go by it will be huge. It’s all happening on Saturday 28th July at the Novotel Langley Hotel in the Perth CBD from 9am – 5pm.
Toys, talks, walks and workshops…
Photolive is like a wonderland of toys for photographers, with stands from just about everything photographic, where you can play with all the latest gear, talk directly to the manufacturing reps and grab some once a year huge discounts.
There are inspiring half hour talks from some of the photo industry’s great photographers that are $16 presale ($25 on the day), photowalks around town to test and try some of the latest gear (free with entry ticket), and super condensed jam packed 2 hour workshops from leading professional photographers that are $75 pre sale ($95 on the day subject to availability).
Last year at Photolive I ran a 2 hour print workshop that was a sellout success, 3 days of intensive digital printing workflow in 2 hours! But it’s ok, as I provide comprehensive notes to take home so everyone could remember it all.
This year I am doing it all again, but with more toys. I will have a Canon Prograf Pro-1000 printer and an Epson P800 printer to run demos on, as well as Eizo and the new and exciting BenQ graphics monitors to show you a slick colour management workflow. I am also hitting the guys at Camera Electronic up for some beautiful Hahnemuhle art papers to really show what these amazing printers can do beyond the usual RC paper photo prints.
Booking and availability
I believe there are still a couple of places left on this workshop a well as places on the other great workshops and talks, so visit photoliveexpo.com.au to book, or call the crew at Camera Electronic (08) 9328 4405.
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