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Every year I like to set myself a project to do to challenge myself. This year its up a mountain in the Flinders Ranges hence the name "on the edge". So far its been extremely challenging. Once I drive all the way to my location its a massive walk up and out and I am either walking up or down in the dark. The most challenging though is the wind conditions which are rarely correct, and I find myself walking all the way up and find out its just to windy for what I want to do. I am shooting alot of grass trees and any breathe of wind is painful to work with, with these particular trees. When everything comes together its just magic and makes it all worth while again. I have only released a couple of shots so far and am waiting until I have finshed the project before I show them all. I have been staying at the location for 2 days at a time to utilise sunrise and sunset as I generally go up twice and last trip I went up 3 times and struggled the 3rd time as I was really tired. Its amazing what a banana and bag of snakes will do to boost energy just enough to get you through. I need a donkey to carry all my shit up that hill! The good thing is I am super fit from all the weight I carry (camera bag) and walking I am doing and thats gotta be a plus.

 

To anyone thinking about this trip with Julie, JUST BLOODY WELL SIGN UP AND DO IT! 

This is an amazing adventure and Julie is the consumate photographer, tour guide and entertainer ? 

You'll have a ball, learn more than you could possibly imagine, travel through the awesome beauty of the Flinders Ranges and end up with some nice memories to hang on your wall. Certain to exceed expectations 

Mike Von Bertouch 

Western Australia

Where does one start  -  well my one wish was to learn how to use my camera on manual mode !

My impression of Julie prior to the tour to a week after finishing has been nothing but professional – at the same time I was very much a beginner and at no time did I ever feel as though I was less knowledgeable than anyone else.

 

Julie was always happy to help with either information, settings, help with composition, lighting and always praising me – which made my 4 days a remarkable experience.

For anyone reading this – Yes I am still using my camera on manual mode!!!!!

ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture, and Histogram have become well known words in my vocabulary.

Not forgetting the following words : composition, hard and soft light, shadows, focus, bracketing, white balance, tripod, light meter, depth of field, and also finally LIGHTROOM !!!!!

Does brain drain come into this !!!!!

Early morning starts – fully packed days – lots of laughs, great company, information, assistance, amazing photos, and great meals – all in all a total success – if you have ever wished

to improve your photography I would firmly recommend doing a Julie Fletcher Photography Tour.

 Until we meet again – hopefully sooner than later

 

Regards

Chris Graham

South Australia

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Red Centre Tour June 2018

Red Centre Tour June 2018
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