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Pemberton -film location for Jasper Jones Visiting Pemberton Western Australia is like stepping back in time. It was the perfect location for the recent filming of Jasper Jones, starring Toni Collette and Hugo Weaving. Pemberton is one of the few remaining south west towns that still have surviving buildings from earlier times. Rustic timber mill... Continue reading "Pemberton Southern Forests Western Australia"
West Australian Postcards 1989 marked the publication of my West Australian Postcards series. Starting out with just one lens and one 35mm film camera I set about the self inspired project to make a postcard series of a region that I have been associated with all my life. The common theme for the series was... Continue reading "West Australian Postcards Series"
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Stormlight Publishing 25 years of South West Postcards, 70 images, hardcover.
Stirling Range Ridge Walk Protecting camera gear backpacking is essential if it is to remain usable when traversing rugged environments. As you can see from the image below of the Third Arrow, the Ridge Walk terrain is challenging with a heavy pack. You should have a modern backpack with shoulder and hip harness. My advice... Continue reading "Protecting your camera backpacking Stirling Range Ridge Walk"
[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] Horizon Calendar In 1997 I was publishing my large format Horizon Calendar of West Australian landscapes. I had been photographing and hiking in the Stirling Range since the early 1980s with a 35mm film camera. But the Horizon Calendar images were all made from my 4x5 camera field camera using Velvia 50 iso... Continue reading "Stirling Range Ridge Walk Western Australia"
I was reviewing some of my data files from film scans and came across this image of Smiths Beach Yallingup. It was made at sunset with my wooden field camera back in about 2002. The composition I envisaged was of the panoramic proportions above, although the actual film was a full sheet of 4x5 velvia.... Continue reading "Smiths Beach Yallingup Cape Naturaliste sunset"
When I commenced publishing the Leeuwin Naturaliste Series of postcards back in 1989 I started with just 11 cards. By the following year I was needing more new images. In particular, I needed images made in the 35mm film format I had designed my postcards around. As I explained in “25 years of south west... Continue reading "Surf Rabbit Hill Yallingup Leeuwin Naturaliste Series Postcards"
Loading Sheet Film Loading Sheet Film Double Darks 4x5. This is a very rough and basic video of showing the steps involved in loading 4x5 sheet film into a double dark film holder. Obviously these steps need to be made in total darkness, regardless of whether you are using black and white or colour film.... Continue reading "Loading Sheet Film Double Darks 4×5"