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.

Tasmania A Photographic Journey: New Book!

Tasmania A Photographic Journey: New Book!

I am very excited to announce that my first ever book, “Tasmania: A Photographic Journey” is now available for purchase! The cost is $49.95 (plus $10 postage). Postage becomes $7.50 per book when purchasing more than 1 copy. To order see below: PAYPAL   INVOICE If you don’t require postage,  don’t use Paypal, or for any other reason, you can contact me to request an invoice for payment by EFT… Read more →
Upcoming Tasmanian Photography Workshops

Upcoming Tasmanian Photography Workshops

I have new dates set and am now taking bookings for my autumn 2018 Tasmanian Photography Workshops, contact me to register interest! Tarkine: 5 days, May 6~10, 2018; $2195 per person Fantastic autumn fungi, amazing rainforest and waterfalls and Tasmania’s rugged west coast… Read more →
Bioluminescence at South Arm

Bioluminescence at South Arm

There has been a new sparkle in the Tasmanian seas the past couple of years as the bioluminescence, or Noctiluca scintillans, has moved into Tasmanian waters. Up until last week, I had never seen or photographed this for myself but on the night of December 15, a booking for a 1 on 1 photography session under the stars turned into a night with the bioluminescence!… Read more →
Arthur Pieman Conservation Area Orchids

Arthur Pieman Conservation Area Orchids

All the orchid photos I have been sharing lately are from the Arthur Pieman Conservation Area in Tasmania’s north west. This area, as its name would suggest, encompasses the land in between the Arthur River in the north to the Pieman River in the south… Read more →
Tasmanian Beard Orchids (Calochilus)

Tasmanian Beard Orchids (Calochilus)

Next I have some, in fact all three, of Tasmania’s beard orchids to share with you. The three types of beard orchid are the pale, the strap and the purple. All three are found around Arthur River in Tasmania’s Tarkine region… Read more →
Greenhood orchids

Greenhood orchids

Continuing the orchid theme, next up are some greenhood orchids. Again from the Arthur River area, there were quite a lot on display during late October, and we were extra fortunate to find a few of the very rare Arthur River greenhood (Pterostylis rubenachii) and the rather striking long yellow bearded Pterostylis tasmanica… Read more →
Tasmanian Spider Orchids – Caladenias

Tasmanian Spider Orchids – Caladenias

The Tasmanian Spider Orchids, or Caladenia species, were in full flower late October in the Arthur Pieman Conservation Area. Here is a selection of images, some as shot, others cropped, to show the delicate features of the flower. They were literally everywhere, and our guide Geoff was commenting it must have been the best season in years… Read more →
Tasmanian Orchids – Sun Orchid

Tasmanian Orchids – Sun Orchid

Tasmania has a wonderful array of native orchids and last month I joined an Eco Tours Tasmania trip to search for and photograph many species in the Arthur Pieman Conservation Area. I have a great many images to share, and I am starting with some sun orchids, which are known collectively as “Thelymitra”… Read more →