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.

Upcoming Tasmanian Photography Workshops

Upcoming Tasmanian Photography Workshops

Spring 2018 bookings are coming to a close, but new dates for Autumn 2019 are coming through, contact me to register interest! Cradle Mountain: April 7~10, 2019; $1995 per person. Four days at Cradle Mountain shooting sunrise, sunset AND night sky at Dove Lake… Read more →
Southern Lights August 2017

Southern Lights August 2017

The southern lights have been a little few and far between lately – and by “lately”, I mean the past year or two… This is not unexpected or surprising, as we are now well into solar minimum, so solar activity is low and the aurora is less frequent… Read more →
Harridge Falls

Harridge Falls

Harridge Falls is in north east Tasmania and starts from an unmarked location on the A3 highway near Weldborough. When we visited earlier this year the falls were basically in flood so there weren’t a great deal of options composition-wise. I certainly wasn’t going to step out into this torrent!… Read more →
Aurora Chasing Hints from the Jetstar Magazine

Aurora Chasing Hints from the Jetstar Magazine

A friend saw a familiar name in an aurora chasing hints article in the current edition of the Jetstar magazine and was good enough to snaffle me a copy! As well as camera setting type questions, it was great they included my comments re checking out locations during daylight hours rather than arriving in unfamiliar locations after dark; and also the importance of night photography etiquette – it is very important to watch where you point your head-torch and respect your fellow photographers/aurora chasers while out at night!… Read more →
Spring in the forest

Spring in the forest

Spring has sprung! Some shots from a day tour to Mt Field and the Styx Valley earlier this week. One of the major highlights of spring is searching for tiny little orchids which appear out of the forest floor. In the Styx there was a nice patch of bird orchids right below the big trees viewing area, and a few fully formed flowers were on display… Read more →
Mt Paris Dam

Mt Paris Dam

There are a lot of hidden gems in Tasmania’s north east. A major one is the Mt Paris dam, on the back road from Branxholm to Weldborough. The area has a great deal of rich mining heritage, and this dam was built during the 1930′s… Read more →
Sunset Hobart

Sunset Hobart

My little go-to spot for sunset is in Bellerive, and a couple of nights ago I noticed this great cloud formation out west and decided it could be worth a quick trip out. Here’s what happened next Shot in Bellerive, using my Pentax K1 and a B+W 10 stop ND. … Read more →
The Crepuscular Bay of Fires

The Crepuscular Bay of Fires

This very crepuscular sunrise was the highlight of one of my Bay of Fires workshops earlier this year. We ventured down to the famous Bay of Fires Tree and the dawn was very grey to begin with, and the pre dawn offered very little in the way of colour and light… Read more →