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TESTIMONIAL

In August 2014 I participated in a Photography Tour to the Flinders Ranges with Len Metcalf and Julie Fletcher.  I am a pretty inexperienced photographer and so this was to be a sharp but comfortable learning curve for me.

It was a wonderful experience with both photographers but I wanted to particularly mention Julie.

Julie is a very matter of fact, down to earth sort of person and so touring with her was an easy and enjoyable experience.  She is a very competent driver and has a lot of bush knowledge.  The Flinders Ranges is the most amazing place and I felt really privileged to be there.  I was really impressed with Julie’s understanding and knowledge of the area.  This knowledge enabled us to get a good coverage of the Flinders Ranges – the beautiful peaceful river beds; magnificent trees; dainty wildflowers; the awe inspiring mountain ranges; the vast expanses of the outback; the ruins and the heritage homes; and of course the wonderful wildlife.  The tour covered it all.

We had a rough plan of where we were going each day but Julie was also flexible and would accommodate any specific requests.

As we travelled through the Flinders Ranges, she took us to many different sites and then patiently waited while we got the photos we were after.  Whenever we needed assistance Julie was generous in sharing her knowledge and instructed us on how to get the best shot.  It was also interesting to watch Julie set up for her own shots and that in itself was a lesson.

We had a lot of fun with the sunrise and sunset shots.  Her knowledge of photography, especially landscape, was invaluable and I was able to go home with some wonderful shots and some fantastic memories.

I would happily recommend any tour that Julie has organized. 

Kerri Turner

With another Marree workshop behind me, this one with 4 ladies Rosalie, Karen, Steph and Barb that have already previously been here before. It was a special workshop second time round with a night out on Lake Eyre, some revision work and alot of new techniques included. I have a couple of new locations for people to shoot also which was of course on the list for these ladies.

Wednesday, 01 April 2015 00:00

Marree Workshop March 2015 - Rosalie Dibben

Hi Julie,

 Thanks for another brilliant workshop! Once again it was full on, but building on from last time meant it wasn't quite so head-spinning as the first one when everything was new. The challenges you set were great for making me think about my shots a bit more and gave me a bit of a jolt out of doing things the same way all the time. The new processing tips have already been put to use - I think I'll be revisiting a few old shots I haven't been happy with to try again now that I have some new approaches to the problem areas.  The locations were all amazing. Lake Eyre was spectacular and I don't think I'll ever forget standing out on it at 5.30am seeing all those stars in such a clear sky. And the aurora! My first aurora shots taken from Marree - wow! All topped off with the best company and a whole lot of laughter, I feel like I've known the others forever. Thanks also to Lyall for his hospitality and fabulous food, staying at the Roadhouse is more like staying with friends than staying at a business and it was good to catch up with him again. I'm already looking forward to returning for another go!

Cheers,

Rosalie Dibben

Wednesday, 01 April 2015 00:00

Marree Workshop March 2015 - Barb Woolford

If you want to be inspired, educated and invigorated by a professional photographer Julie Fletcher is the women you need to know.  The betterment of our photography is her first priority and her excellent people skills enables her to recognise our strengths and weaknesses.

We have just returned from our second value for money workshop in Marree fired up and totally enthused.  I made great new likeminded friends and of course enjoyed the epitome of outback hospitality with Lyall’s huge personality, generous nature and amazing catering skills. Love the new face book group and really really love that you have written the process for processing the image above it for us to review as it will help no end and save my sanity when I get to have a play.

I can't stop thinking about the gear you have selflessly shared with us. I just need to have a crack now.

Thanks again

Barb Woolford (thats me in the picture in my usual position)

Sunday, 22 March 2015 00:00

JUDGING THE PANO AWARDS 2015

2015 PANO AWARDS now open for entries.

This year I am on the other side of the fence and part of the judging panel on the The EPSOM international pano awards. I am looking forward to seeing some amazing images from talented people all over the world. There is a brand new website coming soon also so stay tuned and good luck to everyone taking part.

Saturday, 21 February 2015 00:00

Break down at Uluru 2015

As a professional Landscape Photographer I am generally ready to go at short notice unless other committments are on the agenda of course. I have a bag of clothes at the ready just in case I have to jump in the car and hit the road for a weather event. My Toyota Prado 'Old Girl'  is my trusted friend, well thats how I see it anyway as I spend so much time travelling and sometimes sleeping in her. She is packed with camping gear and my other essentials permanantly. However on a recent trip to Uluru in the Red Centre following a monsoonal trough and a major weather event 'she' let me down.

I think there is a misconception that what I do is glamorous and I pull off the shots I do out of pure luck. I hear this often and it is incorrect. The truth of the matter is that this is hard work, its my business and my livelihood it's definately not luck that gets me the shots. Its a combination of many factors including my passion, determination and of course my skills that produce some of the award winning images I have to date. It's also frustration, uncertainty and sometimes breakdowns. The monetary rewards are often not all that great. I take the good with the bad and I use the negative stuff to drive me and make me more determined to achieve my goals. I do it because I am driven and I love it and I want to be the best I can be at it.

 

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 00:00

FEM Worldview Magazine Launch

Fem worldview Magazine is totally dedicated to professional female photographers doing amazing work all over the world. I was asked to get involved and also be part of the launch which will be in Mid December and the Magazine itself will be out early next year. Stay tuned for more news on the launch.

Monday, 10 November 2014 00:00

Taiwan News feature

The Taiwanese News has just featured some of my work.

My friend Vanessa who happens to be from Taiwan and who happened to be working here in Marree for several months late last year and happened to help me out with a couple of my shots on Lake Eyre sent me this link.

Small world isnt it?? Above is one of the shots of Lake Eyre she features in another is my award winning image called Lost Souls.

RedSeven Entertainment

Founded in 2008, Redseven produces and creates high-class and emotional television in the areas of show, comedy, clipshow and docutainment. In addition, the company produces full-video content for internet portals with an extension into TV, as well as Corporate TV for companies like Sony and INGDiba.

Redseven contacted me recently about using my image of GRAVEYARD in the next TV docutainment. In the show they will showcase 50 of the most spectacular and emotionial photos from all over the world and tell the story behind each of them. This does not air in Australia but if you are in Germany I am sure you will be very familiar with this very popular show. I am unsure when it actually goes to air and am trying to find out a bit more information out about it so I can possibly see it myself. 

Sunday, 09 November 2014 00:00

GEO France publication for December 2014

I am really happy to announce that National GEO France has chosen my image GRAVEYARD to showcase for a second time. Recently published in an ealier edition this year they have now collated a collection of the best images of 2014 and are republishing them in their December 2014 edition. There will be some amazing images from all over the world in this edition.

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Award Winning Images

Workshop Participant Images

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Flinders Ranges Tour May 2018

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