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South West Light is only weeks away

27 Sep 2012 at 1:07am

South West Light is drawing closer. We are printing now and getting everything in place for the workshop and exhibition. We still have some places left for what would have to be a very unique and exciting workshop. Be part of the exhibition, the big screen launch of the documentary and learn from the best in the game. Two days of photography heaven. To book go to


Here is an image I took on our very first trip. Will it be part of the exhibition? You have to be there to find out. Book now.
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Photography in the Forest

26 Sep 2012 at 11:58am

Wendy Slee has organised a day to photograph Helms Forest near Nannup. I’m going with my family this Sunday and hope to get some nice images that will help to bring awareness to potential logging of the area. I’ll be available to offer some tips to shooting in the forest and improving your photography skills in general. If you feel like a great Sunday out enjoying the forest with your family come along. See Wendy’s info below for more details. Hope to see lots of photographers there.

Attention Lovers of Photography and Nature!
Bring your cameras, and your eye for beauty, and pack a picnic for a day in the forest. Meet the white-tailed and red-tailed cockatoos at the Jamarri sanctuary – birds who will be released to this very forest once their wellbeing is restored and who depend on the centuries-old trees there for their habitat.

Be part of a visual protest over the planned destruction of an old growth forest that is home to our endangered black cockatoos and other birds and wildlife.
Through your lens, bring the forest to the rest of the world’s attention, and through our collective exhibition, let’s show our government why they must not log Helms forest and why it should be preserved for the wellbeing of our native flora and fauna and for future generations to enjoy, rather than being turned into firewood or woodchips.
Your images will be a record of this beautiful forest for ever.

Please register your interest here on the page below.
I hope to have this event repeated for two weekends, Sunday 30th September and Sunday 7th October, so that everyone who wishes to do so, can visit the forest and see the cockatoos and capture some images.

The plan is to meet at Jamarri – the Pattersons home and sanctuary to the black cockatoos, at 11am. They are in lot 41 Johnston Road, Jalbarragup – I have posted some maps on the wall.

From there, we will drive out to the forest.
However, should anyone wish to have an early photo shoot… (sunrise or just after). let me know and we can meet in the forest early, and be at the sanctuary at 11am to meet with everyone else.

I am hoping that while at Jamarri, if at all possible we can each make a small donation to the Pattersons – when you see the work they do, with no outside assistances, you will be more than happy to help – I might have a donation box there, or even a small raffle ……I am working on that idea!!!

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11 Sep 2012 at 2:13am

Tonight I just felt like doing something fun. This is a compilation of four images and a bit of photoshop trickery. So much fun nutting this stuff out. The planes are from last years Avalon airshow, the mountains are from the last NZ PODAS workshop and the sky is from a South West location. I love aviation and you can’t go past the warbirds. I hope to get to Wanaka one day or better still Oskosh. Now that would be something. You have to be a plane geek to appreciate it!

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South West Light – A Photographers Perspective

6 Sep 2012 at 10:25am

As post production work is well under way for South West Light, this video gives a brief glimpse into the thoughts of all the photographers involved.

The exhibition of this collaboration of work will be opened on the 3rd November 2012 in the South West of Western Australia.

Follow our journey at nd5.com.au

Footage was shot on the following

Canon 5dmk2
Canon 5Dmk3
Canon C300

Music Score was “Viaje” by Sonver
Purchase Album here. itunes.apple.com/au/album/sonver/id212193860
Sonver sonver.co.uk/
Jo Quail joquail.co.uk/
Ben McLees thisisradiosilence.com/

Edited on Premiere Pro CS5

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