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| | Bolivia, land of contrasts and mysteries...

Bolivia, land of contrasts and mysteries...

Two of the most significant images of my career where photographed in the Bolivian Altiplano. With Salar de Uyuni, I won the Professional Photography Awards in Spain (Landscape) 2014. It also won awards at the Australian Professional Photography Awards and was been finalist in several other international competitions.

The image of Seven Color Mountain has also received numerous accolades…

Bolivia is an incredible part of the world and together with GM. Photog Peter Eastway and I will be visiting those locations and other Bolivian highlights in September next year.

The trip is filling up quickly, please contact me if you were interested in coming along. All details are in my website here.

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| | How “Confront” became “Heartbroken”…

How “Confront” became “Heartbroken”…

In my opinion “heartbroken” is one of the best pictures I have ever created. I might be biased, and it might not be the strongest, but it is a very special one for what it represents…

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How “Confront” became “Heartbroken”…

| | Back from Kamchatka!!!

Back from Kamchatka!!!

Kamchatka Photography Tour 2017

We are back from a great trip in Kamchatka (Russia) but after more than 3 weeks in the Peninsula, (most of them camping in the wild) it feels good to be back home!

The tour has been wild and rough we have all come back home with some great images. It has been one of the most memorable trips I have ever done and I will organise another tour in 2019.

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Back from Kamchatka!!!

| | AIPP NSW EPSON AWARDS

AIPP NSW EPSON AWARDS

Last Tue night I was awarded the AIPP NSW Travel Photographer of the Year, AIPP NSW Science, Wildlife and Wildplaces Photographer of the year along with the Epson Signature Worthy Award.

Of course, I am still over the moon! Congratulations to my mate Adam Williams for taking the landscape category and the overall prize. What a night!

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AIPP NSW EPSON AWARDS

| | The Creation of Welcome to Life

The Creation of Welcome to Life

Welcome to Life

Welcome to life was my favorite image of the four I entered at the Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPAs) in August last year. It scored a Gold Award (90).

The judging process was very exciting. At the beginning the image scored below 90 points; in the silver with distinction range. But a couple of judges scored gold. It was all set for a good discussion (and a good discussion is what you really want to see when your print appears in front of the 5 judges).

I was listening and watching every judge in the room and a couple of them looked at each other and smiled after looking at the print again. They had picked up the concept.

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| | The Creation of Marismas

The Creation of Marismas

I am very proud of this image. It was shot in Spain (my country of origin) and received 92 points (A Gold Award) at the Australian Professional Photography Awards in Melbourne. It also won the Squarial Award in the International Landscape Photographer of the Year last year.

It is a completely manufactured image. Some people call it cheating but I call it art. Both competitions allow digital manipulation, something that I fully respect and support.

Photoshop is a great tool of modern photography and allows me to process and enhance an image I had previously captured and edit it to match what I had witnessed and felt and this means minor adjustments such as colour balance, brightness, contrast, sharpness etc.

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| | The Creation of Icehole

The Creation of Icehole

Icehole won a gold award at the Australian Professional Photography Awards this year and it is a composite image. This means that it is not real. A composite Image is a picture that is made from the combination of multiple images merged into one. It is a constructed creation.

The two images that were used to create Icehole were taken in Iceland whilst running a tour with Luke Austin and Adam Williams (The Light Collective). The iceberg was photographed at Black Sand Beach near Jökulsárlón and the ‘Icehole’ that frames the subject was photographed just outside an ice cave, also near Jökulsárlón.

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| | Back from the Red Centre

Back from the Red Centre

The Light Collective has just completed another photography workshop in the Red Centre of Australia, including Uluru, Kata Tujta, Kings Canyon and the West Mac Donnell Ranges.

Often as photographers we have to work really hard for our images, however every now and then mother nature will give us a special gift. Christmas came early in the red centre and we must be the nice kids, day after day mother nature turned up with gift after gift.

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Back from the Red Centre

| | Retouching Ice and Snow: Skógafoss Waterfall

Retouching Ice and Snow: Skógafoss Waterfall

There is a technique that I frequently use when I am editing images that have a lot of ice and snow.

This consists of applying a combination of what I called Auto Curves (Photoshop), the Detail Extractor tool of Nik Software together with the Apply Image tool of Photoshop. This technique works really well and can make your image pop out of the screen…

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| | How to Create the ORTON Effect with Photoshop

How to Create the ORTON Effect with Photoshop

I often apply the Orton effect to some of my images and there are a few different ways of creating this effect. In this article I will show you the specific technique that I follow to apply the Orton effect to my images.

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How to Create the ORTON Effect with Photoshop


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