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Julie Fletcher Photography

Out of all my tours this would have to be the most challenging for me. The Flinders is dangerous for kangaroos and emus and at the moment due to the lack of culling it is super dangerous. I was challenged on every level on this trip and although my car is set up for this environment it is still very stressful driving the roads. I hit 2 roos damaged an indicator lamp and knocked off my number plate off on this trip. As they say the show must go on and that it did. I am super confident but also cautious on the roads, you panic out here and its a death sentence. Slow and steady is the way it has to go in those prime times of animals but it is very tiring and taxing as the concentration is at 200%. We had a great trip saw some amazing country and my group learnt so much. Check out the testimonials for yourself. I did not hold back and got out safely when we needed too for the best light and locations, thats always my promise to my clients and something I stand by in all my trips.

For 2 years in a row I have managed to take out 2 categories for a win. In 2016 it was landscape and botanical and this year it was landscape and the portfolio prize which is what I was trying for. The first in the landscape category was a bonus. Unfortunately I was just about to start my Flinders Tour when the presentation night was on and could not make it down to the SA National Museum but I had my friend Paula go down and grab some photos and video for me. I got bombarded with phone calls from the ABC wanting interviews and said no to all apart from one Annette Marner from regional SA as she always supports me and was happy to wait until I finished my tour. My 6 images are now part of the exhibition which is currently in the SA National Museum on display and then travels all around Australia throughout the year. Do yourself a favour and go and have a look at the great work people are doing you wont be disappointed.

Australian Geographic Nature Awards

Hi Julie

Thank you so much for the special photographic experience.

I look back through my pictures taken while on the photographic tour of the Flinders ranges with Julie and realise the research she has undertaken to make my photographic experience a truly memorable one.

It was packed full of adventure and diversity and with a small group of 4 Julie managed to make sure that each of us received individual attention specific to our individual needs.

I thoroughly recommend this venture to all keen photographers. The Flinders ranges is a wondrous area of Australia "My dreams came true".

Cheers

Helen Dawes

Hello Julie,

Just dropping you a line to say hello, and say how much I enjoyed your photographic tour, and your company, as well as the company of the others. Anyone who might be thinking of doing this or any of the other tours Julie runs, would be hard pressed to find better.

Julie is highly knowledgeable in the areas she runs her tours, and you learn camera techniques with out even realising. For me this was great. Small group, Big fun learning, so glad I did it. I learnt so much from you in those few short days. I hope one day to join you on another one, when finances allow.

 Many thanks

 Neryl Foy

 

Hi Julie,

 The Flinders Ranges workshop I attended in August 2017, I found to be one of the most rewarding experiences I have had in my photographic passion.      

 Your expert experience, guidance and overall commitment to everyone on the course was exceptional. The long hours you put in from early morning to late in the evening were more than anyone expected and were most satisfying.

 I would like to personally thank you for giving me the coaching to further my skills and most of all for giving me the confidence in my own ability.

 thankyou again

Rob Bunter New South Wales

I have been pondering the best manner in which to highlight to all and sundry the extraordinary experience on two (thus-far) tours with Julie Fletcher. The difficulty I have is that it would be too easy to throw the words “brilliant”, “extraordinary”, “mind-blowing”, “surprising”, “exhilarating”, “challenging”, “fun” etc. around like cheap confetti at a bogan’s wedding but that just seems so… well just plain understating the experience.

Perhaps rather than those usual platitudes I could look at the outcomes; I am after all an engineer and client capability outcomes are the way we tend to measure project performance. The Flinders Ranges tour in 2016 produced three images I have on my walls at home which (still) solicit a calming smile when I gaze at them. Whatever other words I may use to describe the trip (brilliant, extraordinary, mind-blowing, surprising, exhilarating…) the success for me really rests on those prints hanging on the wall which I have no plans in removing anytime soon. To me this is an extraordinary measure of the tour success in all its dimensions that I just could not state in better terms.

To get to that point required some extraordinary coaching and mentoring – using both a carrot & stick, me not being the cleverest of people so need to be beaten a few times to get the message  by  Julie. By the end of the 5 days I was starting to ‘get it’ and translate my previous tolerable-but-not-competent photographic expertise into the landscape environment. Having thoroughly enjoyed/laughed through the tour and newly upskilled, when it was finished I just wanted to repeat the experience. I would have immediately shouted ‘Hell-Yes’ if Jules said how about we just do it all again.

The recent Red Centre tour just overwhelmed in every respect, so much more than I thought possible. I have some photos being currently mounted and looking forward to them gracing my walls very soon. The shear serenity and ‘awesomeness’ of the experience I hope is conveyed through those images and I anticipate many many calming smiles long into the future as I wander about my house. I simply cant find better words that could possibly describe the experience… well perhaps an almost-equal is a quaint expression from my humble country upbringing used only for extraordinary occasions; that the tour was the “chook’s tit”.

So, would I recommend a Julie Fletcher tour to anyone who has a DSLR and knows where the knobs for ISO, aperture and shutter are… HELL YES!

Mike Von Bertouch

Perth Western Australia

 

 

This is my third time in this magazine now which was a special edition about trees. This image was taken again one of my tours a couple of years ago at Ormiston Gorge in the Red Centre.

Just recently getting back from my Red Centre Tour I have had brilliant feed back from my new itinary I painstakingly put together over many weeks of travel and planning. Everything ran smoothly as far as timing and getting into locations with as much time as possible to explore and options for the more adventuous. Everyone came away with some fantastic images and were all ecstatic that the tour exceeded their expectations. What more could i ask for. There is alot of driving on this trip to get from one location to another but it is totally worth it. Accomdation does vary a fair bit from more basic to luxury but thats just part of the outback and we have four different locations for accomdation too finishing at Yulara Resort for the last 2 nights. Unfortunately next years prices have gone up due to the price of accomodation at Yulara Resort being massively increased. We are always close to where we need to be for the locations and best light possible to give you as much opportunity to capture fantastic images. I have a few spots off the radar that I introduce people too also as i freely share these spots and how to get the best out of them with your camera. I recently won a couple of awards with shots taken in the Centre and this year my interpretation of Standley Chasm has been shortlisted in 2017 Nature Comp ANZANG along with 5 other images in various outback locations.

I really hope to see you soon for this epic trip.

bye for now

Julie

 

Monday, 07 August 2017 00:00

Red Centre Photo Tour July 2017

If you want to get the best out of your photography, learn to see and compose the best images, and want to share in the excitement of capturing the stellar performance of a dark night sky, then this is the tour for you. Sign up for the next one before it's too late! Just to look at the posted images Julie has taken around the Red Centre will tell you what to expect, but in reality your expectations will be exceeded. You may have to work hard for your images, but believe me, it is worth putting as much effort in as you can.  The days are full, but there were plenty of laughs and good times along the way. The added excitement of a sunrise helicopter flight over Uluru and Kata Tjuta was a great way to cap off a brilliant trip.  Julie is a focused and dedicated photographer willing to share her passion with those willing to listen. You will receive the greatest benefit from her knowledge of photography and from her knowledge of the area.  Her tour was beyond awesome. I have come home after 7 days excited about the images I took and know these images deserve something better than remaining on my hard drive. I also come home knowing I have made new friends. Finally, I am looking forward to taking part in another photography journey with Julie in the future.

Diane Hebb- Victoria

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 00:00

Wendy Kiat - print order for office spaces

Everyone loves the 5 prints, they have brought the place to life!! I am getting cards with your name and the photos names printed to mount alongside the works. 
Hope life is going great Julie
 
Order was for 5 images printed on Metallic Pearl Stock size 85x57cm (prints only)
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