Drawn to the landscape of Australia’s south west, large format landscape photographer Alex Bond has been practising professionally since 1989.

He uses a 4×5 wooden field camera and conventional black and white and colour transparency films. All his films, including the E-6 colour are processed in his traditional wet darkroom.

Alex believes his direct involvement with the materials and the techniques used in film based photography and traditional wet darkroom printing  are an essential ingredient in making an expressive print.

He has traveled to many West Australian national parks, creating images for publishing houses as well for his own product line of postcards, calendars, books and posters. Alex Bond publishes under the imprint of Stormlight Publishing and has been the recipient of both State and National awards for excellence in print. He has received several international award nominations.

The Making of Photographs

Film speed test Ilford FP4
Film speed test Ilford FP4 no densitometer
Film speed test - use just 2 sheets of film - no densitometers Film speed test using Ilford FP4 to Read more.
postcards western australia Alex Bond Stormlight Publishing 2017
Western Australian Postcards Stormlight Publishing
Western Australian Postcards of National Parks 25 years of southwest postcards Leeuwin Naturaliste - Southern Forests - South Coast Postcard Read more.
Camera protection backpacking
Protecting your camera backpacking Stirling Range Ridge Walk
Stirling Range Ridge Walk Protecting camera gear backpacking is essential if it is to remain usable when traversing rugged environments. Read more.
Stirling Range Ellen Peak Pyungoorup The Arrows Australia
Stirling Range Ridge Walk Western Australia
Stirling Range Ridge Walk with a field camera Horizon Calendar In 1997 I was publishing my large format Horizon Calendar Read more.
Smiths Beach Yallingup Cape Naturaliste sunset
I was reviewing some of my data files from film scans and came across this image of Smiths Beach Yallingup. Read more.
Yallingup Surf Rabbit Hill Leeuwin Naturaliste Postcards
Surf Rabbit Hill Yallingup Leeuwin Naturaliste Series Postcards
When I commenced publishing the Leeuwin Naturaliste Series of postcards back in 1989 I started with just 11 cards. By Read more.
Loading Sheet Film Double Darks 4x5
Loading Sheet Film Double Darks 4×5
Loading Sheet Film Loading Sheet Film Double Darks 4×5. This is a very rough and basic video of showing the Read more.
Contos spring contos beach
Contos spring Contos Beach Margaret River region
Contos Spring flows when the local limestone caves have received enough underground water. The spring seeps up out of the Read more.
coral vine beach Denmark Western Australia
Back beach south coast Western Australia
  Nearly every coastal town has a back beach, the one that is less popular with the visitors, but well Read more.
Lefroy Brook Pemberton
Early morning photography Pemberton Western Australia
Early morning photography Early morning photography provides the photographer with many opportunities. One such opportunity is this image of Lefroy Read more.

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  1. Hi, I am interested in a photography course, especially the darkroom part. However, I’d like to use my own camera, which is an Olympus OM2N film camera. Would you allow a student to use this kind of camera? Would you have a course that caters for that? Ideally I want a course that will help me to understand my camera better and use it better, as well as the possibility of developing my own photos.

    1. Hello Nadja, using your Olympus OM2n is fine. I offer weekend workshops, usually over 2 days, one learning about the camera and photographing, the other developing and printing what you photographed the day before.

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