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Upcoming Tasmanian Photography Workshops

** NEW BOOKING SYSTEM IN PLACE ** I now have an online booking system for you to book and make payment all in one go. Some tours may show a “Call to Book” option or something similar. This usually means the tour date is close and I have had to start finalising rooms with the...Read More

The aurora of May 11 2024

Oh what a night! The aurora of May 11 2024 was an incredible night under the southern lights not just in Tasmania but all over the world. In the week leading up to May 11, a major sunspot on the sun fired off multiple major (X-class) flares in succession, leading astronomers to predict a very...Read More

Western Arthur Range Part II: Lake Cygnus

Part II of my Western Arthurs trip report begins in the mist between Mt Hayes and Lake Cygnus on my return to camp. Mountains are not a great place to be in a hurry. I had been aiming for Lake Oberon but a complaining knee thwarted that plan. My first thoughts were of disappointment but...Read More

Western Arthur Range Part I: Onward and Upward!

The Western Arthur Range has long been at the top of my must see locations in Tasmania and with a small group of friends recently I visited the first part of the range over three days, camping two nights at Lake Cygnus. The hike is a real doozy. The first few kilometres start out innocently...Read More

Styx Valley day tours

Had a nice day out at Mt Field and the Styx Valley the other day. It is late summer and it has been quite hot and dry, but nevertheless it was a lovely day in the coolish forest. As usual with my day tours we viewed some of the giants from the Styx Bridge, then...Read More

“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
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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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