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.

Exploring Tasmania’s Tarkine: Ramsay Rainforest

Exploring Tasmania’s Tarkine: Ramsay Rainforest

Clutching my copy of the Tarkine Trails guidebook, I decided to do a little reccie in the Ramsay Rainforest area near Waratah in Tasmania’s beautiful Tarkine region. The start of the track was easy to find (thanks to the guidebook!) and I decided to just walk and see how far I would get… Read more →
The Living Room Photo Challenge!

The Living Room Photo Challenge!

Here is something a little bit different for me – late last year I got a phone call from The Living Room to discuss putting together a segment in Tasmania’s Bay of Fires and Freycinet area! Dr Chris Brown and the team were on tour in Tasmania and had some ideas for a “Photo Challenge” segment and my Bay of Fires photography workshop and postcard range had caught their attention… Without giving too much away, a couple of my cards will assist in Chris’s travels around the state, as he seeks out some great Tassie photo spots… Read more →
Upcoming Tasmanian Photography Workshops

Upcoming Tasmanian Photography Workshops

I have a number of upcoming dates set for many of my Tasmanian Photography Workshops. Cradle Mountain: September 27 ~ 30, 2016; $1495 per person. ** NEW WORKSHOP ** Four days at Cradle Mountain shooting sunrise, sunset AND night sky at Dove Lake… Read more →
Photographing Fungi in Tasmania

Photographing Fungi in Tasmania

There are a lot of great locations close to Hobart for photographing fungi in the cool and wet Tasmanian autumn. I run regular photography tours to Mt Field, the Styx Valley and the Upper Florentine Valley which are now part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area… Read more →
Dark Mofo and the Pentax K1

Dark Mofo and the Pentax K1

This years Dark Mofo festival has come and gone and one of the features this year was seeing the Tasman Bridge lit up in red for the duration of the festival. I shot from Lindisfarne as I did two years ago when the “Articulated Intersect” light show was on… Read more →
Photoshop Dehaze Feature

Photoshop Dehaze Feature

At the risk of sounding a little behind the times, I have fairly recently discovered the “dehaze” feature in Adobe Camera Raw for Photoshop! A quick google search reveals it was announced around a year ago (eg this article on PetaPixel), but it obviously escaped my attention at the time… For anyone else who may have not noticed, the feature works a bit like a polarising filter in that it really enhances contrast and vibrance/saturation in a really nice way… Read more →
Fagus at Suttons Tarn, Cradle Mountain

Fagus at Suttons Tarn, Cradle Mountain

There is a little spot at Cradle Mountain that has been on my radar for a long time and this autumn, I finally got out to see it – Suttons Tarn. How to find Suttons Tarn For those reasonably familiar with the Cradle Mountain area, Suttons Tarn is up behind Kitchen Hut right at the foot of Cradle Mountain… Read more →
Bonorong Wildlife Park

Bonorong Wildlife Park

Anyone keen to experience Tasmanian wildlife should visit Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary just a short drive out of Hobart, and nicely done as a day trip also taking in Mt Field National Park, or the historic town of Richmond. As well as being a chance to see some unique and endangered Tasmanian wildlife – the Tasmanian Devil and our two quoll species amongst others – visiting Bonorong is also a way of supporting wildlife conservation in Tasmania… Read more →