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“The Watchers”

Tarkine coast, 2023 Stone figures, timeless, watch the wild west takayna coast. Dawn breaks. Mild, calm. Unlike most dawns in this weather beaten part of the world. Unlike anything, anywhere. Tarkine, the Watchers. Gallery for Prints

Upcoming Tasmanian Photography Workshops

** UPDATE FEB 2024: Bookings close soon for Cradle Mountain in autumn. Only two places left for Tarkine in May and Mt Field fagus & fungi in May. Bruny Island, Bay of Fires coming up soon too. Private 3 day tours which run on demand, all year round ** Contact me with any questions or...Read More
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Cape Raoul Lookout

Cape Raoul is the third of the Three Capes Track capes, and as I wrote about previously, is a little separate from the two that you visit on the official Three Capes Track. Visiting Cape Raoul involves some extra time and transport. For those short on time, it is well worth the effort to just...Read More
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Note re print orders during December 2023

Update 4/1/24 – back in Hobart now! All systems back up and running for the new year 🙂 Hi everyone, just a short note to say my wife and I are away in Japan and will be returning to Tasmania in early January. I am still in email contact and am more than happy to...Read More
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Camera Settings for Photographing the Aurora

The final installment of my aurora chasing tips is all about the night of the big shoot. As discussed in part 1 a tripod is a must as is a reasonably wide angle lens. If you are new to manual camera settings it can seem quite daunting but the settings and technique can be summed...Read More
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Locations for shooting the aurora in Tasmania

Part 3 of my aurora chasers guide is all about location, location, location. And rather than just posting a bullet point list of locations, I’ll talk about how to find your own locations as most of the well known spots can get quite crowded these days as aurora spotting grows in popularity. Aurora Viewing Locations...Read More
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When does the aurora appear in Tasmania?

Part 2 of my aurora chasers guide is all about what causes the aurora – ie when an aurora might appear in Tasmania. When does the aurora appear in Tasmania? The million dollar question. Unfortunately we cant simply check an upcoming aurora schedule, book a flight to Tassie and sit back and enjoy the show....Read More
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Tips for Photographing the Aurora in Tasmania

This month I thought I’d share some tips for photographing the aurora in Tasmania. This information will be in four parts – gear, what causes the aurora, locations and finally camera settings on the night of the shoot. Today I’ll be covering gear. Camera The first thing to cover is camera gear and in this...Read More
Tarkine Coast Couta Rocks

Couta Rocks

The entire Tarkine coast around Arthur River is incredible, but the Couta Rocks would just about be my favourite spot in the area. There is a timelessness to the area which is quite special. Waves pounding, wind howling and colours changing either at dusk or dawn.   Couta Rocks is just south of Sarah Anne...Read More

North East Tasmania Spring Fungi

Some spring fungi finds up at St Columba falls and Weldborough in north east Tasmania.     Although autumn is peak season on the fungi front, there is generally something to be found most of the year (if you look closely enough!) with spring being a pretty good season to get outdoors and see what...Read More

Tessellated Pavement Sunrise

A good Tessellated Pavement sunrise shot is a must for any photographer visiting Tasmania. Over the past 12 months I’ve run a few private tours for one or two guests at a time, and next March I will be running my first small group workshop in the area.   The Tessellated Pavements is a classic,...Read More
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