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South West Light – Melbourne

11 Feb 2013 at 8:27am

South West Light – Melbourne

South West Light Seminar – Melbourne 17 Feb

Tickets at Door This Sunday – $245

We still have room for the South West Light Seminar in Melbourne if you’re interested in coming along – it’s on this Sunday 17 February and we’re holding the early bird price at $245 because we’ve been told we didn’t start advertising it early enough! Sorry!

It features the ND5 group, meaning Les Walkling, Tony Hewitt, Christian Fletcher, Michael Fletcher and Peter Eastway. We’ve booked out the State Library of Victoria, Village Roadshow Theatrette and there are five presentations spread across the day, everything from inspiration and creativity to the more practical aspects of Photoshop post-production, colour management and printing.

The event is sponsored by Epson, Canson and Kayell and a similar event which we ran in Western Australia late last year received a really positive response, so if you’re in Melbourne, we’d be delighted to see you there…

LOCATION
State Library of Victoria, Village Roadshow Theatrette, Entry 3, 179 La Trobe St
9.30 am to 4.30 pm (see program)

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN…
Dr Les Walkling – Colour management, contemporary art photography and printing.
Tony Hewitt – Inspiration, vision, creativity.
MIchael Fletcher – The South West Light Documentary – full screening.
Christian Fletcher – Fletch’s Freaky Photoshop
Peter Eastway – Layers for creating photographs.

The South West Light presentation will also be held in Sydney on 7 April 2013 at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour. You can also book Sydney on the website if you wish.

To download the South West Light program, click here.

Click here to book your place on the Better Photography website.

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The South West Project

19 Sep 2011 at 12:37pm

Well it has started, a couple of weeks back we had our first of several trips to photograph the South West like it hasn’t been seen before. The same team from the Pilbara Project have gathered along with guest shooter Nick Rains. We have a super team of Landscape photographers

Christian Fletcher – M. Photog AIPP – Australian and Western Australian Landscape Photographer of the year 2011
Michael Fletcher – Australian Fusion (video) Photographer of the Year 2011
Tony Hewitt – GM. Photog AIPP – Western Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year 2004, 2008
Peter Eastway – GM. Photog AIPP – Australian Landscape Photographer of the year 1995, 1996, 1998,
Nick Rains – M. Photog AIPP – Australian Geographic Photographer of the Year 2002, (Guest photographer on this project)
Dr Les Walkling – Artist, Educator, Consultant

Farmland Busselton

The first trip started in Albany and worked its way back to Bridgetown shooting all along the way. Next we are heading inland and following the old country towns to Bremer Bay. For that trip we are taking our own Cessna 172 and Pilot. We hope to shoot a lot from the air as this gives you such a great perspective.

As a group we all have so much fun, the banter between us is constant and having cb radios in the car it only stopped when we were asleep. Here are some pics of the boys. Thanks to Tony  and Nick for some of these images.

Stay tuned for more stories to come from the project as well as announcements on the exhibition dates and a super workshop that will blow your minds!!!

 

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The Pilbara Project Teaser By Michael Fletcher

21 Jan 2011 at 11:05am

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/18996639]

This is a teaser video for the Pilbara Project. We are finally coming to the end of the journey, the exhibition is only weeks away. This is the first time Tony Hewitt, Les Walkling, Peter Eastway, Michael Fletcher and myself have exhibited together.

What started out as an idea over a meal has become two exhibitions, a blog, a book and an awareness of the Pilbara none of us ever had before.

You can join us on the opening of both exhibitions. All the details will be posted as they come to hand. It is going to be a huge event with all the photographs and the full 24 min cut of Michaels video. Hope  we will see you there.

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Les Walkling – “the REAL man”

13 Jul 2010 at 3:09pm

This is a quick portrait I took of my mate Les Walkling. He is an inspirational figure and his passion is infectious! When you see him taking a photo you would think the world depended on it, it is done with that much care and attention to detail. Heisdarealman!!!

See you in September for another trip into the wild Pilbara Les.

Shot on the Phase whilst on our last trip just out of Newman.

Tony and Pete were no where to be seen and unfortunately missed the good stuff……… again! Not that it was a competition!

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Rudall River Sunrise

8 Jun 2010 at 3:46pm

Karlamilyi National Park

I have decided to head off in another direction to see where it takes me. I am always inspired by paintings done by the masters and have been trying to get that painterly feel for ages. I think this image has its place, possibly not in my gallery for sale but in my own private collection of work that interests me. Maybe they could be one offs, maybe they will get binned after a week. I might wake up tomorrow and wonder what the hell I was thinking. Still it is a path I must take and at the moment the exploration is pretty fun. My wife gave me the thumbs up on this one, I suspect Merv might give me a big NUP.

This was in the Karlamilyi national park and Les and I nicknamed it “Jurassic Park”. If only we had some aboriginals camped under a tree or a swagman to add to the feel of the image. I think the only thing moving around out there was Peter Eastway, if you look real hard you might see him. Talk about where’s Wally?

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Back From the Desert

31 May 2010 at 7:45pm

Rudall River National Park

Hi everyone

Just returned home from what was an amazing shoot in the heart of the east Pilbara. Myself, Les Walkling, Peter Eastway, Tony Hewitt, Michael Fletcher, Larry Mitchell, William Fox and our guide Tim Acker drove about 300kms inland from Newman to check out the Rudall River National Park now called Karlamilyi National Park and to spend some time with the local Parnngurr aboriginal community. We were lucky enough to have access to the community and to be able to photograph the artists and teach the local kids a thing or two about photography. It was an amazing experience and we all agreed that the land has a hold on us in an almost spiritual way. It is hard to describe unless you have been there. It is so remote and so surprising I’m sure I will be going back.

The park sits on the boundary between the Great Sandy and Little Sandy Deserts and if you decide to go you have to be self sufficient. There is no fuel, food or medical help available. A great place to go and get bitten by a snake, we actually saw a Death Adder on our first day photographing around Newman. A guide is recommended and we were lucky to have a great one in Tim who  was a great cook to boot.

I have lots more stories to tell from this trip so will gesticulate more in coming posts. Oh and BTW, it is not good to be home to the real world!

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100% RAW Mega pickles!!

6 Apr 2010 at 8:01pm

Mark Stothard & Les Walkling

Well Tony you asked for it so here is a great example of a untouched image from the Phase One. What better way to show the ability of this camera than with my two mentors. Mark for his go for it motivation skills and Les for being the smartest photographer I have ever met. These two guys have changed my life and are good mates. Thanks fellas.

Now, so what you say, a couple of guys standing in the middle of the road. Did I mention it was raining. Have a look at the 100% crop. That says it all. And when I say it was raining it wasn’t even heavy enough to get you wet. Those drops were miniscule.

Mark Stothard and Les Walkling

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Salt Lake City, Rotto Style!

5 Apr 2010 at 9:41pm

Salt Lake, Rottnest Island

Just got home from an awesome weekend at Rotto on Truenorthmarks 43ft boat. No not his 50M boat, this one is a wee bit smaller and just as much fun. Still feel I am on the water though and am rocking in my chair. We were there with Marks wife and their two friends. Also our special guest was the man himself, Les Walkling. We had a great time talking art and photography and I was inspired once again to push the limits of my work. Thanks guys for a very memorable Easter.

This pic is of one of the salt lakes in the middle of Rottnest Island. We took a ride out to the guns and the lighthouse before returning to the boat for easter lunch. I’m going on a diet, we ate like kings with Crayfish and Blue Groper on the menu as well as this wicked carrot cake that must have been bad it tasted so good. I like this shot even though it isn’t a pretty beach or row of deciduous trees in autumn. There is something about salt lakes.

Shot this with the p65 and 45mm phase lens. Blisteringly sharp! I’m very impressed with the Phase One.

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Workshop with Les Walkling

23 Mar 2010 at 8:55am

Hi all, Team Digital have some cool news on some excellent workshops coming up. I am going to two of Les Walklings, hedaman!!

There is 2 positions left for the Capture One workshop.

This seminar presents a comprehensive overview of Capture One 5, Phase One’s latest version of their legendary software. Highlights of the seminar include Capture One’s exceptional image quality, and the logical and professional workflow it facilitates. RAW, TIFF and JPEG files are processed non-destructively, tethered shooting and batch processing are fully supported, and special tools such as the Colour Editor, High Dynamic Range, Lens Correction and Skin Tone Enhancer produce images of unrivalled beauty, accuracy and processing efficiency.

http://teamdigital.wordpress.com/2010/02/25/capture-one-training-1st-april/

Also we have the free Printing workshops running on the 30th March. Les is speaking so they must come.

First Steps Seminar 9.30am-12.45pm
Understanding the key elements to printing success – An introductory seminar for
photographers looking to get serious about producing quality output.

Fine Art Printing Seminar 1.45 to 4.45pm
This seminar critically introduces the fine print in the age of digital reproduction. It analyses and evaluates the finest available materials and combines them with advanced editing techniques and print processes to produce prints of exquisite quality. Simultaneous contrast, optical illusions and other visual effects are incorporated into sophisticated image editing techniques. Different criteria for evaluating print quality, and the creative preparation of images for inkjet and digital-photographic printing are also examined.

http://teamdigital.wordpress.com/2010/03/16/team-digital-invites-you-to-two-free-printing-seminars/

We’ll have some amazing offers on printers ,media,and coating never before seen in WA.

Cheers Christian you legend!! haha

Ben “Benny” Walton


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