I only take 4 participants on my Karijini photo tour, it’s a very small group by any tour standard, and the perfect number to fit into just one Landcruiser with camera gear. The Landcruiser is a lot more comfortable on the terrible roads within and around Karijini than the smaller Toyota Prados or Pajeros that you can normally hire locally. The Landcruiser is much roomier, especially the leg room, and the better suspension makes for a smoother ride on roads filled with corrugations and potholes…
The other reason I don’t shoot while on my Karijini Photo Tour is about limited room at locations. Many of the locations in Karijini are narrow and shooting spots are few, so just 4 participants is the ideal number, especially without me hogging the best spot (not that I would do that anyway). If I don’t even carry camera gear the temptation to shoot is completely removed and I get my photography fix vicariously by ensuring all of my group get their best shots.
After many years running my Karijini Photo Tour as a private tour I have finally gone ahead and put it out for general release. Just like my private Karijini photo tours previously, I have kept it to just 4 participants, and I don’t do any shooting, just mentoring.
My Tasmania photo tour for 2023 with Paul Hoelen is now out and booking. I’m a bit slow with the blog entries, out of the habit I guess, so it’s actually been available for a couple of weeks and it’s almost full. As I type this there are just 2 spots remaining.
My Karijini Photo Tour for April 2023 is out and ready to book, actually its already half full. Since this tour is for an exclusive group of just 4 participants it means there are only 2 spots left.
You can see all the details for the 2023 tour HERE>> and if you have any questions feel free to email me at email@example.com or give me a call on +61 415 854 179.
Where was this image shot?
The Image above is Dales cascades, one of the locations we shoot on tour. This image was shot on my pre tour reccie (before a private tour) 2 years ago, with the Phase One IQ3-100 digital back on the Cambo WRC400.
COVID is still around, but it does look like it’s reaching a state of “normality” where we are finally accepting that we must find a way to live with it… Which in Australia has definitely NOT been the policy so far. So far we have been more “keep it out at all costs”, Which means we have missed out on all the gruelling measures and the death toll that most of the world has been enduring.
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”
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.
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