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Reflector for Macro Photography Tip

Well how’s this for a massive win/win tip – recently I started looking for a reflector for macro photography, and did a little bit of googling and made a couple of phone calls. I came up with pricing from as cheap as $20 or so right through to $100 for a set of 5 that...Read More

Canary Worm – Tarkine

Well, this was a surprise – I spotted what I thought was a yellow fungi on a  mossy tree trunk up on the banks of the Savage River with my group a few weeks ago. I left the scene and came back a little while later only to find that the fungi had moved (or...Read More

RACT Cradle Mountain Hotel

As many of you would know I have been running regular photography tours to Cradle Mountain for years now, staying at the Cradle Mountain Hotel. This winter, RACT and I have partnered up to present another trip, running from June 19-22. All the details can be found on the Cradle Mountain Hotel’s own webpage, and...Read More

More fungi photos – Timbs Track

Timbs Track is a great place to park the car and go on a fungi forage. The track itself is the starting point for the multi day hike out to Lake Rhona but there are a few side tracks that were tagged during the anti-forestry protests a few years ago. As a side note, it...Read More

Bay of Fires: Sloop Reef

We spent a fair bit of time at the Sloop Reef during this months Bay of Fires trip. The Sloop Reef is one of my favourite spots and it was great seeing it under moody grey clouds with steady waves crashing below. This selection of photos was captured at dusk. Hoping for a colorful sunset,...Read More

Fungi Season! Tahune Airwalk

Fungi season is well and truly here, so expect plenty of mushroom pics for the next couple of months 🙂 The first batch is from down at the Tahune Airwalk. Near the airwalk and along the banks of the Huon River is a very nice short walk known as the Huon Pine walk. It is...Read More

Friendly Beaches Stormy Skies

Friendly Beaches, Stormy Skies – looking back at a trip to the Friendly Beaches from quite a few years ago. The weather was overcast, stormy and windy. Great for some afternoon seascapes 😉 The Friendly Beaches is located to the north of Coles Bay and has its own campsites so is a great place to...Read More

An Introduction to Neutral Density Filters

Neutral Density Filters (ND’s) are an essential bit of kit for anyone wanting to get right into their landscape photography. In particular, for sunrise and sunset when there is extremely high contrast (a very bright sky and a very dark foreground) the camera struggles as it simply cannot handle the “dynamic range”, that is, the...Read More

Bay of Fires Night Sky & Aurora Photo Shoot

The Bay of Fires at night can be just as spectacular as it is by day! Here are some photos from a couple of night sky shoots in the area over the last few years, including a cloudy aurora from April 2017. On another visit just this month, we weren’t lucky enough to capture an...Read More

Aurora Alert

Aurora Alert! There is a very good chance of the aurora appearing this week, and it may be around for a few days too. **Update March 15 AM: Bt is now 9 and the Bz -6 so the conditions are OK for a fairly weak aurora to appear ** The reason being an elongated “coronal...Read More