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Far North Queensland New Images

August 25th, 2015 at 1:17pm

First Images From Cairns and Port Douglas Area

Earlier this year I travel to Far North Queensland to capture some of the stunning scenery that they have up there, plus to get away from my winter here in Perth be it just for one week. It was a glorious week in the tropics.

In the coming weeks I will have a whole new series of images available for prints from the area but right now here are the 1st four images I have add to the site for purchase.

All purchased prints of course do not have the watermark.

 

Australian landscape photography images and prints


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South Australian Commercial Photography Fit Out

August 24th, 2015 at 9:46pm

Recently we completed a commercial fit out in Adelaide, South Australia.

The fit out went so smoothly. The client had asked me to choose the images and then they would have the final ok on the ones I selected. I chose the images based on their simplicity and brightness as the area they where to be hung was a thoroughfare for hospital workers. I want it to be as easy as possible to clean and maintain that brand new modern look for a very long time. Printed directly on glass they are super slim, sleek and modern looking with cleaning or dusting as you would a glass internal window. printed on glass the delivery was super quick and installed was easy.

A few images the client has sent me today of the competed job and 1 image from the bare walls they had before the installed prints.

 

 

Landscape photography commercial office fit-outs

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2016 Tour Of India

July 28th, 2015 at 9:32am

 

Join Us On A Bucket List Tour Of India

 

 

I am thrilled to annouce I have teamed up with Neverland Adventures for an amazing tour of India in 2016. Neverland Adventures are a Perth company that specializes in tours of the India having multiple tours each year they have runs dozens of tours over the years and have a wealth of knowledge and experience unparralled in the field.

The Tour is 2 weeks long and will take in some of the most beautiful places on earth, we will also be visiting “Wild Tiger Reserves” which has to be one of those bucket list things to do in life.

If you would like the full information pack on the tour please visit http://www.nevermindadventure.com/india-photographic-tour … Register your interest today and join myself and Nevermind Adventures on a trip of a lifetime.

 

Photographic tour of india 2016


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Prints Printed On Glass

July 20th, 2015 at 10:41am

Printing Directing On Glass

Recently I had a client in South Australia purchase 5 images for there establishment and rather that go the traditional route of either photographic print and frame or canvas we chose the very modern and stylish option of printing directly on to the glass.

A company in New South Wales ending up completing the job for me and they have just sent back a few images of the job. I am really impressed with the job from start to finish the look is stunning and their service and pricing has been great as well. I hope to do a lot more on glass in the future and for those clients future or present I will have 2 samples of the finished product in the next couple of weeks to view.

Here are the images that I received this morning from the job that is being shipped to South Australia this week for installation.

 

Australian landscape prints printed on glass

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Lake Clifton Aerial

July 17th, 2015 at 3:57pm

Recently I have had the opportunity to shoot some aerial around Perth. While I had only ever done one other aerial shoot some year earlier that was complete failure in part to lack of knowledge and seeking advice that led me in the wrong direction.

This time was a lot different. I went up with fixed wing plane with the doors off and I also sort advice from a friend I think is the best there is in the business here in Western Australia. With local knowledge and how to I was primed and ready for the experience. With the shoot lasting just over an hour I managed to come back home with around 15-20 really good images for my efforts, one of which is this stunning view of Lake Clifton and the Thrombolites that line the outer edges of the Lake Clifton.

If you are interested in the purchase of this image or any other you see on this site for photographic prints for the home and/or office or would like to enquiry about my stock imagery and commercial image shoots please do not hesitate to contact myself through the contact form on this website. All images are available or purchase directly though the website as either photographic prints of canvas prints delivered anywhere in the world at no extra cost to you.

Lake Clifton From Above

Aerial Image Lake Clifton Western Australia


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Palm Cove

July 5th, 2015 at 10:39am

Sunrise At Palm Cove A Tropical Paradise

Last May I had the chance to spend a week in Far North Queensland, traveling from Cairns through to Cape Tribulation just north of Mosman Gorge and Port Douglas.

One of the morning well before dawn I woke na drove up to Palm Cove as I had heard there was a small grove of Coconut Palms growing right on the beach. Arriving the the dark lucky for me there was already a cafe open and the coffee of the morning in 20+ degree tropical weather was a welcome change of pace from the month earlier when I was in Iceland and freezing my ass off in sub zero tempretures and gale for winds.

As the scene came into light with the break of dawn and the warm sunlight lite up these super tall coconut palms right on Palm Cove I starting taking as many images I could to capture the coconut palms and Palm Cove itself in the best possible way.

This image is not available as custom size prints through the website link here http://www.spoolphotography.com/open-edition/australia_1/palm-cove-queensland/

Image Title “Palm Cove”

 

palm cove coconut palms far north tropical queensland

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From Above Mandurah Beaches

July 3rd, 2015 at 7:46pm

Meadow Springs Beach From Above

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to photograph some aerial shots around the south of Perth. One of my favourite I took was this image of Meadow Springs Beach.

I love the colours of our waters even in winter they are just stunning. The added bonus was the swirling patterns in the breaks of the sand being torn up and removed as it does each winter from the beaches only to return the following spring when its time to get back into the water.

This image is now available as a custom size print through my website page. http://www.spoolphotography.com/open-edition/abstracts/meadow-springs-coastline/ … or if you require the image as stock imagery please email me at info@spoolphotography.com

 

meadow springs mandurah beach aerials


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Iceland New Images

June 24th, 2015 at 9:42am

Iceland Photographic Tour Done and Dusted

Next Tour September 2016

Recently I led a tour around Iceland with fellow photographer Clint Baker last April,  yes I know its has been a couple of months now. Life has been pretty busy with many projects on the go, I have just announced dates for our Indian Tour in 2016.

We had a blast in Iceland touring the whole country in 12 days and shooting in many types of conditions. It was a lot of fun but also quite challenging at times with weather etc, still our tour party had a blast and seeing their faces in awe of the landscape for 2 weeks was pretty cool to see as well. They all came back with some really good images and lots of memories I am sure will last a lifetime.

Over the next few weeks I will showcase a few of the images I shot from the tour and if you interested in the 2016 tour please do not hesitate to contact me via a message here or an email. The tour is September 2016 and we would love to see you there, it is limited to just 8 max.

Anyway here are 3 of my images from the tour we took one morning after breakfast. We had been looking for a scene like this for 2 weeks and finally found one with just 1 day left before the tour ended and had to leave Iceland … Everyone came away with great shots, here are 3 of mine …

Cheers Neal

 

 


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2016 India Photographic Tour

June 22nd, 2015 at 8:01pm

2016 Photography Tour Of India

 

I am extremely pleased to announce my 2016 Indian Tour with partnership with Nevermind Adventures. This tour promises to be one not to be missed and a sure bucket list adventure tour.

Teaming up with such an experienced tour operator as Nevermind Adventure is a dream come true.

Nevermind is a Perth based adventure travel company that specializes in grass roots off the beaten track travel. The Nevermind team and partners have over 30 years experience in traveling remote locations and facilitating amazing life changing experiences. Employing carefully selected local guides, drivers and charismatic support staff and an extensive network of expert support ensures an adventure like no other, unique, memorable, exciting and sometimes a little bit confronting but always with your safety in mind.

Now operating dozens of motorcycling adventures, jeep safaris, expeditions and adventure photography to some of the most amazing, cultural and geographically diverse regions on the planet such as Rajasthan, the remote north east Himalayas, Ladakh, Nepal, Central India and beyond…Come and see what all the fuss is about!

Adventure Photography – 12 day Classic landscapes, culture and characters of Northern India
Suitable for budding photographers of all levels and ages from beginner to advanced. Moderate to low level of fitness required.
Nevermind Adventure Travel and Spool Photography have joined forces to offer you an amazing off the beaten track 12 day Adventure Photography Tour of North West India.
This is the opportunity of a lifetime for any photographer. Travel as a small friendly group (8 maximum) on the comfortable Nevermind mobile.  Visit Jaislamer, Jodhpur, Delhi, Udaipur and Agra and so much more and capture the amazing sights, sounds, tastes and culture of the Indian heartland. Accompanied by renowned photographers from myself and Adventure Travel experts Nevermind you will gain a unique insight into this ancient landscape few travelers ever get to experience.

Tour Dates and Details

  • Day 1 26th March – Collect guest/arrive  and stay in the famous Old Delhi area. Spend the day exploring the 1000 year old market place. Visit India’s largest mosque, the Red Fort and other global significant landmarks.
  • Day 2 – 27th March – Midday/afternoon flight to Jodhpur – The Blue City. Evening tour  of  Meranghi Fort, the best in India. 7 stage zipline tour available for the adventurous types.
  • Day 3 – 28th March – breakfast in Jodhpur (The Blue City) and surrounds, the clock tower, old city. Depart noon for Jaisalmer.
  • Day 4 29th March Arrive Jaisalmer. Dinner inside the ancient fortress overlooking the desert outpost, the thar desert and Pakistan border.
  • Day 5 30th March Full day exploring the amazing city of Jaisalmer. Photograph the markets and surrounding rocky desert escarpments and the fort at sunset.
  • Day 6  31st March – Breakfast in Jaisalmer then travel out to our Desert Camp at Kurri Village. Opportunity for photography workshop before heading into the sand dunes on Camel back to capture the sunsetting over the desert. Dinner and drinks in the desert camp.
  • Day 7 1st April – travel to Jalore via Barmer stopping in remote villages along the way to see tradition culture and day to day life.Stopping on the way to take in the desert landscapes and arid national parks and remote outpost villages. Amazing accommodation.
  • Day 8 2nd April – Jalore to Udaipur via the jungles and national parks of Renakpur. See wild monkeys and waterfalls.
  • Day 9 3rd April – Udaipur and surrounds – The Venice of India, Lake palace, city palace and local markets. Full day of exploration and photography one of the worlds most beautiful cities.
  • Day 10- 4th April – Travel to Ranthambore National Park – one of Asia’s largest tiger populations. Afternoon/early morning tiger Safari.
  • Day 11 5th April – Travel to Agra the long way round. See traditional village life at its best.
  • Day 12 6th April – Visit to Taj Mahal and Nevermind school, explore Agra. Last night dinner and drinks in the gardens.
  • Day 13 7th April Transfer back to our Hotel in Old Delhi – arrive approximately 8pm. End of tour.
Cost of the Tour $3500
Which includes all accommodation, meals and transport on tour. All travel insurance, arrival and departure from Delhi before start of tour and at conclusion of tour is not included in price. Max 8 on tour so places are extremely limited.

 

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Incredible Iceland Tour 2015

June 1st, 2014 at 1:10pm

Incredible Iceland Tour April 1st through 11th 2015

Who wants to photograph Iceland?

Iceland has many natural wonders ranging from stunning waterfalls, translucent blue icebergs on black sandy beaches to natural hot springs and towering, snowcapped mountains. The question should be who doesn’t want to photograph Iceland?

Clint Baker and I travelled extensively throughout Iceland in 2013 and we’re now looking to return to this amazing country. Our aim is to take a small group of photographers to capture those amazing waterfalls, glaciers, icebergs and stunning mountain views.

So, we are seeking expressions of interest in joining our small group, 10 day tour of incredible Iceland in April 2015 dates are confirmed as 1st through 11th April 2015. The tour group numbers will be small, just 6 people, and all transport, accommodation and breakfast whilst on tour will be included in price. Accommodation will be twin share, unless a single room option is preferred (for an added cost), at quality comfortable hotels and motels. Airfares into Keflavik International Airport where the tour departs are not included in the price.

Some of the locations we will visit on our 10 day tour are:

  • Blue Lagoon with natural heated mineral pools.
  • Seljalandsfoss, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world.
  • Skogafoss, one of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland with a width of 25 metres and drop of 60 metres.
  • The picturesque town of Vik, where we will photograph the enormous sea stacks and cliffs, surrounded by black sand beaches.
  • Jokulsarlon, where we will photograph stunning glaciers and deep blue icebergs that lie on the beach.
  • Skaftafell National Park, including Savartifoss (Organ pipe falls) and amazing snow capped mountains.
  • Dettifoss, where the earth looks like it is being ripped apart by a massive and awe inspiring waterfall.
  • Selfoss, a stunning waterfall just a few hundred meters upstream from Dettifoss.
  • Godafoss, the god of all Icelandic waterfalls and one of the most beautiful waterfalls you will ever see.
  • Kirkjufell, one of the most photographed mountains in Iceland with two amazing waterfalls in the foreground creating stunning photographs.
  • Night shoots of the northern lights at every opportunity.
  • Plus, there will be manystops along the way where you can capture the stunning mountain views of Iceland at every chance we get.

What is included while on the “Incredible Iceland 2015″

  • A guided tour to some of Iceland’s most amazing photographic opportunities.
  • All driving around Iceland will be taken care of by Clint Baker and myself.
  • A small group of like minded people which provides an environment where ideas and the passion for photography can be shared.
  • All accommodation, twin share, in comfortable hotels and motels. These facilities are clean, comfortable and have their own bathroom and small TV. Most importantly the rooms will be warm after a solid day of photography. Most, if not all the hotels have free wi-fi connections or are provided by the hotel for a small fee.
  • All breakfasts are included.
  • All transport to and from Keflavik International Airport Iceland, where the tour will start and finish.

 

What is NOT included on the “Incredible Iceland 2015″

  • Airfares to Keflavik International Airport
  • All travel insurance
  • All camera gear insurance
  • Lunches and dinners are not included, but will be arranged on a day-to-day basis around shooting times. Hot drinks and alcoholic beverages are also not included however we will have water always in the vans.
  • Snacks, bars etc.

 

What to bring to “Incredible Iceland”

  • A sense of adventure, fun and team spirit
  • Warm clothing, thermals etc. (temperatures will be approx. -2 – 7C) Waterproof and wind break jackets.
  • Strong, steady hiking boots.
  • DSLR Camera, tripod, lenses, remote switch, filters, batteries etc
  • Camera bag
  • Rain proof gear for camera equipment

 

Visa’s and Medial Recommendations

We advice that your see your own doctor for any medical needs and enquire about your own

passport and visa requirements as we may be traveling on different passports.

Pricing

10 Day tour of Incredible Iceland AU$3200.00

A $500.00 (non-refundable) deposit reserves your spot amongst the group to tour Iceland. Final balance due by March 15th 2015. Cancellations refunds, excluding deposit, can be made up to 90 days before departure. After this time no refunds can be made on cancellations due to advance booking of vehicles and hotels.

All bookings are fully transferable so if you cannot make this trip, you can transfer your spot to someone else.

An insurance liability disclaimer will be supplied with all bookings to be signed by each person on the tour.

This is an opportunity you can’t pass up!

Contact Clint Baker or Neal Pritchard for more details and reserve your spot today!

Clint Baker: clintbakerphotography@live.com.au

Neal Pritchard: info@spoolphotography.com

What Past Workshop Attendees Have Said :

Dale Frank - The three day Great Ocean Road Workshop with Neal has completely changed the way I take my photographs and also post process my images.
Would recommend Neal’s workshops to anyone who wishes to get more out of their photography.

Ricardo .C - ”Thank you Neal for the one-on-one workshop today. Your approach was effective and nothing was left out and I appreciate you ensuring that you answered all of my questions. Was definitely worth the small investment”

Michael Taylor Education and Training Co-ordinator Busselton Camera Club - The one day workshop was a real hit with our members. It was interesting and ‘hands on’ and the way you used some of their own images taken during the day and made them ‘pop’ by applying minimal post processing was both inspirational and educational.

Jill Fisher - ”It was a wonderful workshop and my first time visiting Great Ocean Road. Although I’m not exactly a beginner, Neal was a very good instructor and always very helpful when needed. I would recommend anyone who wants to photograph this part of the world to join one of Neal’s workshops, he knows the area very well and has a passion for landscapes and it shows”.

David Lanigan -”The one day course with Neal was both enjoyable and informative. Neal was very hands on for the entire process –  from camera settings and helping frame your shot, to the post processing techniques used to bring your images to life. Questions were not a problem and everything was answered thoroughly in a friendly manner.”

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