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International Landscape Photographer of the Year

2 Sep 2014 at 10:19am

International Landscape Photographer of the Year

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We are very pleased to announce the winner of the inaugural International Landscape Photographer of the Year is Christian Fletcher of Western Australia!

Christian says, ‘I was pleasantly shocked to be announced the International Landscape Photographer of the year. When the call came in that I had won, I was thinking it was a prank. Looking at the top 101 images I was blown away by the quality and depth of the work. ‘My aim was to produce striking images from the air that had an industrial theme. I am concerned about the path we are heading down. By showing what is beyond the view of most of the public, I hoped to create a conversation about why we are heading down that path and if it is necessary. Of course it is a vey complicated subject and not one tackled lightly. As a photographer I feel it is my duty to capture the world we live in, be it pristine wilderness or industrial oblivion. Both are inspiring in a photographic sense but only one is sustainable. I choose the wilderness any day!’ And we’d just like to mention that it was our esteemed international judges who were responsible for the decision to award the overall folio prize to Christian, not his ND5 colleagues.  Peter Eastway

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From my Yard

18 Aug 2014 at 11:28am

From my Yard

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My daughter and I were feeling inspired on the weekend. We have revegetated the front of our block which had been cleared for what ever reason by the previous inhabitants. Native plants are so beautiful in their own way. So we collected lots of different types and set out photographing them. My daughter took all the photos, I even made her focus stack them, poor kid! Then we had a play in photoshop and made a couple of prints. What a cool thing to do with your kids. She is going to be a great photographer and a great environmentalist. Thats my girl!

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“Down South” My New Book

12 Aug 2014 at 3:25pm

“Down South” My New Book

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I had a meeting with Mike Scott from Scott Print in Perth http://www.scott.com.au to discuss the printing of my upcoming new book “Down South”.

Scott’s have just installed their printers and they use the very latest green technology.
Not only can they print my book on recycled or plantation sourced paper every aspect of the printing process is green from the electricity to the handling of any waste.
Being Australian made and environmentally sustainable is very important to me.

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Boy’s Trip Down South

12 Aug 2014 at 10:23am

Boy’s Trip Down South

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My brother Michael (TVG) and I took a trip to Albany and the Stirling Ranges last week working on a Video for Phase One.
We really lucked in with the weather and all it’s moods. Whether we needed fog, cloud cover or sunshine the weather played the perfect host.
I will post some of my new images soon.

Thank you to everyone wishing me a nice day for my Birthday yesterday, I got to spend the day doing exactly what I wanted to. Very nice!

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Urban Exploration with the Quattro

13 Jul 2014 at 6:56pm

Urban Exploration with the Quattro

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Tony Hewitt and I had a very successful Workshop on Saturday starting with a 6.30 walk around the city to find all those elusive but highly rewarding urban images we love to shoot. The participants on the workshop got some great images and we all soon realised just how much fantastic material was there. After that we had a nice breakfast and then it was on to Team Digital to do our classroom presentations.

It was a fun day out for everyone and there were lots of laughs as well as inspiration, ideas and techniques to take home.

Keep an eye out for our next excellent adventure.

 

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96 Frames Per Second with the Panasonic GH4

9 Jun 2014 at 3:51pm

96 Frames Per Second with the Panasonic GH4

One thing that excited me about the Panasonic GH4 was the ability to shoot a higher frame rate and still get full HD footage. The GH4 gives you up to 96fps at 1920x1080p.

This footage of my sons soccer game proved a easy test bed and I think the footage from this little camera is awesome.

There is definitely something liberating shooting handheld with such a small camera. This camera on a Glidecam HD2000 shooting 96fps full HD would be neat.

I used the Lumix 35-100mm f/2,8 lens with the camera.
Edited in Premiere Pro with no grade on the footage. (This is straight from the camera)

Thanks to Saul Frank at Camera Electronics for the loan of the camera

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Siem Reap, Cambodia Workshop 13 – 19 October 2014

9 Jun 2014 at 11:57am

Siem Reap, Cambodia Workshop 13 – 19 October 2014

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Come with Nick and Christian for 6 nights as they lead a group of “Tomb Raiders” deep into the jungle of Siem Reap in Cambodia. Think Indiana Jones meets The Big Bang Theory! Two self confessed geeks exploring the only way we know how, with cameras in hand and a luxury hotel lounge to unwind in at the end of the day. I know, we do it tough! We will be visiting all the temples not just Angkor Wat and will be taking in street photography around the Old Market area. This should be on everyones bucket list.

This will be a photography trip to remember.  There will be danger (you might spill a cocktail on your laptop), drama (Nick likes to sing and dance), spectacle (Phase One ,Leica shoot out) but most of all awe inspiring images (mine of course).

We will take small group, only 8 people, so whilst the emphasis will be on shooting during the best times of the day, we will still have plenty of time to work one on one with each of the participants to help refine their images.

Price will include all meals,  luxury accommodation, transport, tuition and best of all, our jokes!

I am taking expressions of interest with three spots already spoken for you might like to get in quick. Send me an email christianfletcher@westnet.com.au if you want to be considered.

Check my Training website for more details and to book www.christianfletchertraining.com.au

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