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I’m leaving on a jet plane

30 May 2013 at 2:58pm

I’m leaving on a jet plane

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This Saturday I board the magnificent True North for the inaugural Kimberley PODAS workshop. It has been a while in the making and congratulations to all involved with getting this up and going. From a simple conversation I had with Kevin Raber that went something like, “man you have to do one of these workshops in the Kimberley, and the only way to see the Kimberley is on True North!!” Kevin said, get me a price, and from that the seed was planted. Markie Mark did the fine tuning with Kevin and the rest of the Northstar team.

I think the participants on this adventure are going to experience the best workshop imaginable. Five star floating luxury, one of the last true wilderness areas, the best instructors, Kevin Raber and Michael Reichmann of Luminous Landscape, Art Wolfe and myself. And the best Kimberley guide True North Markie Mark Stothard. Special guest Thomas Knoll the creator of Photoshop will also be there. It could only get better with a seven seat helicopter on board so we don’t have to walk too much! Cocktail bar, mud crabs, Barra, sunshine, epic waterfalls, I have to stop before I get too excited!!! But I save the best for last. Every person on the boat gets the use of a Phase one camera system. How good is that!

Whilst we are on board everyone on the PODAS workshop will be uploading their images to the True North Facebook page. We will be running a competition, whoever gets the most likes on their photos each day gets a special prize. So what we are asking is everyone tunes in and likes their favourite photograph or photographs. It will be a great way to follow what we are getting up to and might make you think about booking on the next trip when Phase One and the Kimberley meet!

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Two things you can do with a Phase One IQ180

24 May 2013 at 2:03pm

Two things you can do with a Phase One IQ180

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I never new how good the IQ180 actually is in low light. You just need to use it right. The above portrait was taken at 3200 iso (yes thats right 3200 iso) on my IQ180. It was handheld at F/2.8 @ 1/40th of a second from memory. I used the sensor plus function on the camera which combines 4 pixels into one. You end up with a 20mb file but hey I used to be really happy with 20mb. It has opened  my eyes to all new shooting possibilities with the Phase.

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This shot of the surf was taken today, ok it isn’t the best surf photo in the world but with all that backlighting and spray the contrast was out of control. Not for a Phase One luckily. The detail in the foam and spray is incredible. The 240mm Schneider was the lens of choice today, man it is sharp when you nail it.

So just when I thought I needed to buy a Nikon to do some low light stuff my Phase One IQ180 comes to the rescue. Just love it!

 

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My Dream Trip

21 May 2013 at 9:49pm

My Dream Trip

Think about your dream trip, where would it be? Who would be there? Well my dream trip is coming up in 11 days.

I will be on the best ship afloat the luxurious True North with mate Markie Mark Stothard. http://www.northstarcruises.com.au/

I will be one of the instructors on the PODAS workshop cruising the Kimberley Coast from Broome to Wyndham. With me will be the biggest names in photography in the world right now.

Art Wolfe http://www.artwolfe.com/

Michael Reichmann http://www.luminous-landscape.com/about/critic.shtmlOf Luminous Landscapes.

Kevin Raber http://www.luminous-landscape.com/about/kevin_raber_joins_lula.shtml who has just joined Luminous Landscapes as their Publisher, previously with Phase One.

And someone who’s name millions of people see flash up on their computer screens every day,
Thomas Knoll http://photoshophalloffame.com/inductees/thomas-knoll/The developer of Photoshop.

This is my dream trip. Not only do we have the best people and the best boat we also have the best camera system in the world. Phase Onehttp://www.phaseone.com/

I have just come up with a problem, I need someone to carry my bags, anyone want the job?

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Just back from Shark Bay

16 May 2013 at 10:08pm

Just back from Shark Bay

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We got back late last week and now currently working on images for an exhibition with ND5. Shark Bay throws up some challenges but that makes it more interesting. It is a great location for photography, you just have to look a little harder.

However, leave the ground and the aerials are world class. We have managed to capture it in all its beauty, it’s shape, texture and colour. More to come!

This image suited a Black and White conversion.

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“L I G H T” Fully funded

3 May 2013 at 7:39pm

“L I G H T” Fully funded

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We have finally made our target. The book is now in final stages of design and the print run is being booked in. Thanks to everyone involved in making this book come to life.

To celebrate we are going to offer the special deal on the book until the end of the pledging period. So you still have 24 days left to get in and make a pledge for your very own copy of LIGHT.

Thanks again from all of us at CFPI

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