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Winter Wonder of Japan Photo Tour 2019

October 4th, 2018

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!

Japan Winter Photo tour with Adam Monk and Robert van Koesveld

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Tasmania tour for 2019 now booking

July 31st, 2018

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.

Tasmania Photo Tour, Tarkine Wilderness

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Perth PhotoLive Expo 2018 is here

July 23rd, 2018

Perth Photolive Expo 2018 previewCamera 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).

Print Workshop.

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.

Musings on the Phase One XF and IQ3-100

July 12th, 2018

Back in April and May of 2017 (last year as I write now) I wrote about my experiences researching the two new 100mp offerings from Phase One and Hasselblad,  the Phase One XF camera with IQ3-100 digital back and the Hasselblad H6D-100… and how I chose which one to buy to upgrade from my ageing Hasselblad H4D-60.  To summarise the results of that research, I chose the the Phase One XF and IQ3-100, for details of the process you can read about it HERE>>

Phase One Xf Camera and IQ3-100 digital back

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back from Tasmania Photo Tour Part 4

June 19th, 2018

Continuing on with the story from my back from Tasmania photo tour part 3 post of a few weeks back… which I left in Corinna, the heart of the Tarkine wilderness.  The next stop was a complete change of scene as we headed up into the cloud forests and open grasslands of the Cradle Mountain National Park, a very different landscape to the thick temperate rainforest and wild windswept coastline of the Tarkine.

Tasmania Photo Tour wombat

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More from the secret spot near Corinna Tasmania

May 25th, 2018

From the same secret spot near Corinna in the Tarkine region in the North West corner of Tasmania, a spot we were shown  on the last photo tour of Tasmania earlier this year.  A magical creek flowing through towering  old growth temperate rain forest, a real fairyland place filled with delicate mushrooms, huge Man Ferns and moss covered stones.  I kept expecting to see fairies or elves…  I’m sure they are there somewhere, perhaps hiding under these mushrooms.

Tasmania Photo Tour

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Secret Spot in the Tarkine near Corinna

May 20th, 2018

More in the series of posts from my recent Tasmania Photo tour in March 2018.  Many of the small creek beds around the town of Corinna in the Tarkine Region of Tasmania were pretty badly trashed by prospectors panning for gold in the 1880s.  Those guys weren’t too concerned with natural beauty of the environment, they just wanted gold as fast as possible!  That was over 100 years ago, and the forest has regenerated and recovered so you would hardly know humans had been there, until you find a place that was never trashed…

Tasmania Photo Tour

This is a secret spot revealed to Paul and I by an old local prospector in Corinna on the last Tasmania Photo tour back in March.  It’s only 10 minutes off the track, but you would never know it was here if you weren’t looking…

Shot on a Cambo WRS-400 with a Phase One IQ3-100 digital back and Rodenstock 40mm lens in a tilt swing panel.  Click on the image to see a bigger, clearer version.

Back from Tasmania Photo tour part 3

May 16th, 2018

Continued on from the previous blog entry Back from Tasmania Photo tour part 2

The tiny gold rush town of Corinna is the best place to experience the Tarkine region of Tasmania, because Corinna is right in the middle of it.  Corinna was a major centre of the Tasmanian Gold rush of the 1880s…  historical reports say that Corinna was a completely lawless place, one of the most drunken violent towns in a very bleak and violent place.  It would not have been a nice place to live if you didn’t like drinking and fighting!

Tasmania Photo Tour

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Back from Tasmania photo tour Part 2

May 13th, 2018

Continuing on from the previous entry, Back from Tasmania Photo Tour Part 1…

From the historic town of Stanley, on the North West coast of Tasmania we headed South into the stunning wilderness of the Tarkine region on the Wild West Coast, with Arthur River as the base camp.  The Roaring 40s smash into the West Coast of Tasmania without anything getting in the way to slow them down for thousands of kilometres, so it’s one of the wildest most untamed stretches of coastline in the world!

Tasmania Photo Tour

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Back from Tasmania photo tour part 1

May 10th, 2018

I got back from my Tasmania photo tour several weeks ago now, so this entry is long overdue.  I managed to lock myself out of my own website for a while…  That’s frustrating.

So I spent 10 days in March tramping around the Tarkine region in the North West corner of Tasmania with 6 participants and Paul Hoelen.  We had  wild winds, crazy rain, fog and the occasional bit of blue sky.  It was awesome!Tasmania Photo Tour

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