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 magazines 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 Print Awards for excellence in print.

Margaret River Region storm light margaret river
Storm light Margaret River Western Australia
Storm light Margaret River was made one winter’s day in 1983 at my grandparents’ farm. I remember the five or Read more.
4 readings displayed approx -2 to +3 indicating an exposure of 1/350th at F11 200ISO
Sekonic L758D and the Zone System
Sekonic L758D and the Zone System: a quick guide explaining how to measure the contrast range of a scene to Read more.
Houseboat Walpole Nornalup Inlet Australia
Houseboat Walpole Nornalup Inlet Western Australia
Houseboat Walpole on the Nornalup Inlet. You will have to squint to see the houseboat it is the white spec Read more.
Walpole Nornalup Australia
Reflections Walpole Nornalup Australia
Reflections Walpole Nornalup Australia. I am sometimes asked how I set out to make a particular landscape photograph. The impression Read more.
Paperbark Walpole Nornalup Australia
Paperbark Walpole Nornalup Australia
Paperbark Walpole within the Walpole Nornalup National Park Western Australia. Paperbarks are easy to recognised. The trees’ smooth white papery Read more.
Karri forest Walpole Nornalup Australia
Karri forest Walpole Nornalup Inlet Western Australia
Karri forest Walpole on the Nornalup Inlet. One of the more unusual locations where you find a small section of Read more.
film workshop Alex Bond Photography Exhibition
Film Workshop Heathcote Gallery learn to develop film
Last Sunday at Heathcote Museum & Gallery I conducted a film workshop offered during the course of my exhibition “dissociation”. We started by making Read more.
Dissociation Exhibition Opening Night
Artists Talk Dissociation Exhibition 2015
Artists Talk At Heathcote Museum & Gallery Applecross Saturday 14th March at 1pm. I will be giving an artists talk Read more.
Redgate Beach coastline Margaret River region landscape photography
Redgate Beach coastline Margaret River Redgate Beach coastline Margaret River region coastline characterised by outcrops of granite. This particularly large 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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