Luke O’Brien can be found at Hobart's popular Salamanca Market each Saturday where you can browse and purchase prints & cards. Luke runs a number of Tasmanian photography workshops and is available for one on one tuition or commissions.

Aurora during Bay of Fires Workshop!

Aurora during Bay of Fires Workshop!

The aurora australis made a little cameo during last weeks Bay of Fires workshop! The clouds were unfortunately placed in the south but nevertheless a clear band of green in a gap came through, and we managed a few snaps. It is always exciting to see the aurora, and as part of a group tour it has that extra spark of excitement… Read more →
Liffey Falls open – for now

Liffey Falls open – for now

The Liffey Falls track is again open to visitors! During June 2016, over 400mm of rain fell on the Great Western Tiers and Central Plateau causing major floods throughout northern Tasmania. Major towns like Deloraine, Devonport and Launceston all felt the force of these floods, and there was of course major damage to infrastructure and natural areas… Read more →
Circular Polariser Filter in Landscape Photography

Circular Polariser Filter in Landscape Photography

The circular polariser filter is one of the most useful filters available to landscape photographers and is surprisingly uncomplicated to use, and provides quite a dramatic effect in your images. The two shots below highlight this difference. When to use a circular polariser filter (CPL) Out of all my accessories, the CPL is the one I use the most… Read more →
Binalong Bay Sunset Shoot

Binalong Bay Sunset Shoot

Here are some shots of a Binalong Bay sunset from not too long ago. As with a lot of shoots it is not necessarily the actual sunset itself, but the colour that is thrown up in all parts of the sky that makes these shoots so enjoyable.The sunset itself this evening was not a particularly great show but the colours in the north-eastern sky really were quite special… Read more →
10 days on the Island – Photography Workshop

10 days on the Island – Photography Workshop

Michael Snedic, of WildNature Photo Expeditions, and I are gearing up for our very own photographic “10 Days on the Island”, a 10 day workshop that covers most of the state! Running from May 22-31, the trip includes 3 nights on the east coast at Bicheno, 3 nights at Cradle Mountain and a further 3 nights at Corinna in the Tarkine… Read more →
Notley Fern Gorge Walk Tasmania

Notley Fern Gorge Walk Tasmania

There is a very nice short walk through the Notley Fern Gorge Reserve just out of Legana/Exeter, a short drive from Launceston. Follow the A7 to Legana, turn left onto the C732 (Bridgenorth Rd), and follow the signs to the reserve… Read more →
Post Processing Waterfalls – Nelson Falls

Post Processing Waterfalls – Nelson Falls

An interesting conversation during a recent photography workshop leads me to this article today – about post processing waterfalls for an authentic, rather than “fake” image. We were at Nelson Falls and the conditions were challenging as there was a lot of white water on the waterfall as well as a lot of dark shade in the surrounding forest… Read more →
Marakoopa Cave at Mole Creek

Marakoopa Cave at Mole Creek

The Marakoopa Cave, along with the nearby King Solomon Cave, is one of the main public access caves in the Mole Creek Karst National Park. The caves have formed in the limestone bedrock over millions of years and are intricately lit up and access is only available on a guided tour arranged at the nearby National Parks office… Read more →