MY NEWS AND ESCAPADES

Another Flinders Trip done and dusted. 5 days of wilderness and wildlife fun and friendships and of course learning. I had 3 beginners on this trip which was a challenge for me with plenty of locations on offer to practice settings and compositions and plenty of time to go for a walk and find niche shots and just enjoy the surroundings. The wildlife is plentiful in the Flinders if your a wildlife chaser and there are ample opportunities for emus and several types of kangaroos and wallabies as well as birds of all descriptions.

We worked in all types of light as I believe its crucial to understand all types of lighting not just the golden hour (soft even light). I work with backlight all the time out here which is one of my favourite types of light to shoot in when I can. Its challenging light and you really need to understand your camera's settings to expose correctly using this type of light. I do not get too technical when explaining things and talk in lamens terms so you have the best chance for the penny to drop quickly and acheive good results. Composition is also crucial and I continually point out things that I am seeing when out and about as well as encourage people to show me what they are seeing and help them tighten compositons througout the tour. 

We had alot of laughs, some crazy banter and just genarally had a great time out. Sure there is frustration when something does not work or you miss the shot because your not quite there yet but thats just part of the process of learning and very normal. Even if your well versed in photography you can still learn from others and I often pick up things from participants, whether its gear or software related or a processing style I always keep an open mind.

I hope to see you one day in the great outdoors.

Juliexx

For a short time every year the trees in Cradle Mountain National Park take on autumn colour, a scene that is stunning. I recently came back from Tasmania spending a month travelling around and building an itinary for a tour next year. I also made sure I arrived in time for fagus week and was not disapointed with what I saw. I did a lot of walking on many of the tracks in Cradle Mountain National Park so I knew what would best suit a group next year. I also travelled to several other parts of Tassie doing exactly the same thing a reconnaissance for a tour. Overall it was great weather but of course being Tasmania I always expeceted a mixed bag of good and bad weather. I love it over there and what I liked the most was the unexpected and all the walking trails some easy some extreme and the challenge of a completely different environment from where I live here in the outback of South Australia. 

I am currently finalising the itinary for the trip and am excited about taking people over to Tassie and getting them in to some key locations. If your interested in coming along in 2017 please subscribe to my newsletter and I will notify of the dates when they are online and bookings can be made to hold your space. You dont want to miss this trip its going to be fantastic.

Hope to see you there in 2017.

Late last year I was approached by a Professor at Western Sydney University inviting me to contribute a chapter in a book that is currently underway called the Handbook of Women and Outdoor Learning. I was a bit dubious about writing a chapter. I actually thought to myself what have I got to offer that people want to read about. Upon talking to Tonia on the phone I actually have quite a bit to contrbute about my quiet journey to the top of my profession from start to now. I wont say finish because I am definately not there yet!

The other concern was that I am not a writer and was not sure where to start or how to put it down and this is still a concern for me but I have decided to give it go as Tonia said to me its time we got up and told our stories as strong independant women. Although I am the only photographer invited to contrbute there are a few other creative and academic women writing their stories also.

I am currently writing my chapter with no title at this stage I trust that will come to me as I keep writing.

One of my images possibly my image called 'GRAVEYARD' which was a finalist in the National Geographic Competition in 2013 will also be used on the cover of this book which I believe should be published later in the year.

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Red Centre Tour June 2018

Red Centre Tour June 2018
Many thanks for a memorable workshop and a wonderful experience in the Red Centre, Julie. Your advice on photographic technique was invaluable and the experience you brought was much appreciated. Your organisational skills were impressive - particularly in view of the distances covered, the varied locations visited, and the standard…

Flinders Ranges Tour May 2018

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 The 2018 Flinders Ranges workshop was a cracker. All the pieces were in place - accommodation was comfortable, food was great, company was ideal and the beauty of the ranges needs to be seen to be really appreciated. Each day the locations and subjects we photographed were simply stunning, and…

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