30 Jan 2014 at 12:01pm
Head to my workshop page to book your spot
Photo – Antony Spencer
Head to my workshop page to book your spot
Photo – Antony Spencer
Brisbane’s night of nights is happening on the 8th of February 2014 at Maud Creative. Come and view all 40 pieces in the latest exhibition from ND5, Les Walkling, Tony Hewitt, Peter Eastway,Michael Fletcher and me of course. It will be an event not to miss. Peter will be wearing his power suit. Tony is going for extra hair gel, Michael will be in Norway, Les will be Les and I plan on making fun of Peter.
Of course you can also tack on the one day seminar we are all doing that day. Go to Pete’s website to book your place.
Ahh New Zealand, You just can’t miss. Just point your camera East, south, north or west and you have a great shot.
This was taken on a wet day just out of Wanaka. I wasn’t expecting anything as it was thick cloud. Just goes to show you have to stick around just in case something happens.
Phase One IQ180, 80mm Schneider Lens.
So what is this 2016 thing all about. Well, it is an exhibition and project the ND5 boys are putting together the final result being a celebration of our photography coinciding with the 400 year anniversary of the first landing by the Dutch in Shark Bay.
2016 – Inscriptions is the first exhibition and is an aerial expose of the amazing Shark Bay World Heritage Area.
We have some of the biggest names in landscape photography in Australia involved including Peter Eastway, Tony Hewitt (current Australian Photographer of the year), Les Walkling, Michael Fletcher and of course me. Notice I save the best for last!!!
This is some of our best work to date after three years of travelling together and putting on Exhibitions. Well worth a look and maybe a purchase as these limited edition exclusive prints will be collectors items, ………..after we are dead anyway!
So here are the important details-
Opening night 9th of December 6-8pm.
Exhibition from the 5th – 31st of December.
Linton & Kay Galleries.
The Old Perth Technical School.
1/137 St Georges Tce, Perth.
RSVP is essential, you can not just rock up. There is a licence for only 350 people so you must email firstname.lastname@example.org
All the boys will be there to talk about there work and answer any question on a technical or artistic note. The opening night will also feature a preview of Michaels documentary of the making of ”2016 – Inscriptions”
If you are in other states, don’t worry we are planing of touring this exhibition with the first date being in Bribane in February 2014. We are also talking about a one day seminar as we haven’t done anything there yet.
See you on opening night, don’t forget the date, the 9th of December, and don’t forget to book your spot.
Pete Eastway, Tony Hewitt and myself are again running our hugely popular Karijini workshop in April 2014. Because of the success of this style of workshop we are now also planning to do a similar workshop this time in Kununurra. So we will have the Pilbara and Kimberley regions both covered for those wanting to escape the colder months.
However this time it is different, this time we have the Australian Photographer of the Year along. Yes thats right Tony Hewitt as you may have heard took out all the major photography awards this year. He is the greatest Landscape photographer to have ever been to Karijini with us! How could you not learn from this guy. How do you think Pete and I get good images, we look at what Tony does. All jokes aside, you will be hard pressed to find a better instructor anywhere in the world better than our Tony Tone.
As for Peter Eastway, he has won the Professional Photographer of the year 3 times, count em, that is THREE times! The guy is a god when it comes to Landscape photography, he also has some of the worst jokes ever told in recent history. Be prepared to be inspired, to laugh and to learn from the second best photographer to ever walk the dusty tracks of Karijini.
Then there is me, humble, quiet, polite and happy to be runner up to these two blokes. Sure I have galleries and the best job in the world selling landscape photographs but do I have the trophy for the Australian Photographer of the year? NO. So what will you get from me? There is only one word to describe that,…………….. PURE AWESOMENESS, ok thats two words. And that is me being humble!
So join us on one or both of these epic adventures. Before you know it YOU will be Australian Photographer of the year and Pete, Tone and myself will be flipping burgers at Macdonalds.
Well the date is set, the prints are being made and exhibition 1 of our “2016″ series is about to be launched. This exhibition is a culmination of work from the latest ND5 collaboration. Les Walkling, Tony Hewitt, Michael Fletcher, Peter Eastway and myself are looking forward to putting on another show.
All the details to be released soon. You won’t want to miss this…… (Peter will be there in some cheap suit!)
Glenorchy on a beautiful spring morning. Amazing how good the weather has been for us. The snow is melting before our eyes. All I want is a blanket of snow over everything. I guess I need to come back in winter.
Phase One IQ180
Fuji have brought out another killer compact camera with interchangeable lenses and as my brother was singing it’s praises when taking still photographs I thought I’d grab his one for a couple of hours and do some shooting with it in video mode.
‘Spring’ is the result of a couple of hours walking around with the camera without a tripod putting the camera through it’s paces. It has to be said that Fuji are not pushing the video functionality of these very small cameras as is evident of the lack of shooting options in the camera which is OK! They are not trying to compete with other manufacturers in relation to video.
The Fuji X-M1 shoots full HD 1920×1080 at 30fps (NTSC) and the vision is plagued by aliasing, moire, and other artefacts as you would expect from a camera primarily designed to shoot awesome still photographs. I knew it wasn’t going to be anything compared to my C300 so I went out to try to be creative with the tools I had.
I have to say to be shooting with no tripod, no backpack full of gear, no dolly, no crane, or even a second lens was the most enjoyable shooting experience I have had for a long time. The fact that you can fit the camera easily in one hand means if you see something you want to shoot your more likely to stop because of the ease of it all. Also the compact nature of this camera as well as a great flip out lcd screen allowed you to place the camera in angles and spots you could never do easily with my C300 or 5D’s for that matter.
So is it worth even turning on the camera to shoot video? It’s not the cameras strength but if you use a bit of creativity you can create nice little web based shorts with it. So don’t discount it as a tool to shoot video.
Sometimes it’s not all about how great your gear is.
Another shot of Cradle Mountain today, what a place.
Phase One IQ180, Phase One 45mm.
Cradle Mountain today covered in snow. What a great time to visit. I have only previously been in Summer. This is so much better, well apart from the rain that hasn’t stopped since lunchtime.