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Julie Fletcher Photography

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 00:00

Jigsaw puzzles now available

www.jigsawgallery.com.au 

To see a selection of my images please go to the above website, not the shot your after, you may also request an image to be made into a jigsaw. Just send me a message with the image your after and I will get it over to the jigsaw gallery for you.

Monday, 17 September 2018 00:00

On the Edge Flinders Ranges South Australia

Sunday, 16 September 2018 00:00

Marree Lake Eyre tour 2018

Thanks for a busy and productive few days. Paul and I enjoyed ourselves and we both learned a great deal. Paul says he has gone from completely ignorant to only ignorant! But he did start from a low base. And he is shooting in manual for the first time in his life. I had long wanted to see Lake Eyre and to do it this way with like minded companions was a real treat. I hope to meet up with you again - maybe Kangaroo Island one day. Regards to Lyall for looking after us so well too.

thanks Duncan

Sunday, 16 September 2018 00:00

Marree Lake Eyre tour 2018

What a fantastic photography experience this was! I’ve been wanting to see and photograph Lake Eyre for a long time and we had a huge amount of time to do just that. The locations we went to were breathtaking and oh so memorable – we were off the normal tourist trek. This is because we were travelling with a local. The bonus is that this particular local is Julie Fletcher, a multi-award-winning photographer who has private access to properties on the Oodnadatta and Birdsville Tracks – places that, even with permission, you’d have trouble finding on your own.  

Everyone on the tour had a great time – we were a diverse group, coming from all states and all kinds of backgrounds. But, the one thing we all had in common was that we were all mad about photography. Julie made sure that we were all getting the best photography experience that we could. We weren’t rushed and we were able to take our time to get our shots from every available angle and point of view. She was considerate, generous, laid back and a whole lot of fun. And, the food! Wow, Lyall sure can cook a mean steak and not one of us ever left the table feeling hungry.

 

Thanks, Julie for sharing your backyard with us in such a well organised and well-balanced tour – it exceeded all of my expectations!

Paulaxx

Sunday, 16 September 2018 00:00

Marree Lake Eyre tour 2018

Hi Julie,

I'm still in "up in the clouds with delight" mode after your trip, I didn't want that time to end and the whole time I was standing on Lake Eyre I was thinking "I will never step on this again, cherish and make it last. I just love travelling in Central Australia and this one was very special, short and very sweet. 

Thank you Julie your tour which has made a huge impact on my photography, I feel more confident, my images and processing have improved so much and I now “look” more carefully for the stories around me. I hope to attend a future workshop to learn, have a lot of fun and enjoy our beautiful country." 

Take care and looking forward to more beautiful images from you.

Jenne xx

Sunday, 16 September 2018 00:00

Red Centre Tour June 2018

Liz Smithereen Testimonial Red Centre 2018

 

The June 2018 Red Centre was my second photo tour with Julie Fletcher as I also did the 2017 Flinders Ranges tour.   I came back because I had a great time and learned so much in the Flinders.

Julie is very passionate about her photography. Those who follow her on Facebook will know that she takes magnificent photos.  She is also an excellent organiser and puts together itineraries that cover a host of wonderful locations with the best possible times of day for each. She includes important details like finding lunch in advance from reliable local spots to ensure the timing is optimum.

Julie is a conscientious teacher and makes sure that everyone is getting the best shots possible.  With different challenges like astro and aerial photography she provides tips on the settings that are required.  This time I learned how to use my wide angle lens more effectively.  With the small number of participants we are not crowded as we take our shots and everyone gets attention when they need it.  You get a chance to concentrate on taking good photos in the company of others with the same aim, without having to 'just get back on the bus' because the schedule is too crowded.  Finally it's a lot of fun making new friends with fellow photo enthusiasts!

 

I heartily recommend her tours to others.

Monday, 03 September 2018 00:00

visitor in Marree

It was great to catch up with a couple of people from my past workshops here in Marree a few days ago, one of them Margaret stayed for a few days with here husband Mal, we were able to catch up have coffees and dinner together a couple of times before they took off for Birdsville and beyond. Always nice to have people make a point of catching up with me.

Monday, 03 September 2018 00:00

Lake Eyre Storm

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.

Saturday, 21 July 2018 00:00

Red Centre Tour June 2018

Another epic trip completed in the red centre. With everyone coming away with some great shots and some new information about how to use their cameras to get the best out of them. If you come on a trip with me you can expect to be challenged but in a way that will help you improve your photography. I will push you to try new things if your more of a novice and am generally not far away if you need help with something. I always show people what I am doing and seeing so they can try something different and get a little more creative with their own work and style. Its all about sharing information and helping each other in an easy going environment full of great locations. The more you put in the more you will get out of my trips. Yep you will get tired as we have very early starts most mornings and late finishes but with my itinary I have done my best to break it up so your not completely wrecked which is for my benefit also as I will not drive exhausted as its outright dangerous. I know this area like the back of my hand and the best spots and when the best time to photograph is so do yourself a favour and book on next years trip if you want an easy way to see the best locations without having to do a massive amount of homework and research as I have done all that already and am good to go. You can read the testimonials from this trip in the testimonials tab and from the other trips that I run. They are all great trips and full of their own challenges. Hope to see one day :)

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Award Winning Images

Workshop Participant Images

Marree Lake Eyre Workshop April 2018

I Recently went to Marree and joined Julie for one of her photography workshops.My only regret is that I haven’t done it sooner!I have lived in the outback for many years and a visit to Lake Eyre has been on my bucket list and I was definitely not disappointed. It…

Flinders Ranges Tour May 2018

Flinders Ranges Tour May 2018
Hi Julie, Thank you for an amazing workshop in the Finders Ranges. The accommodation and food were good and the company was great. You took us to some stunning locations and managed to get us there at the right time for the best available light. Although we were three experienced…

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