17/07/2015

Lake Clifton Aerial

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.

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Lake Clifton From Above

Aerial Image Lake Clifton Western Australia


24/06/2012

Stirling Ranges Workshop

Holding another one day workshop this time it is in the Stirling Ranges, I have only one space available for the August 25th South West Workshop. We shoot dawn and dusk in Stirling Ranges and surrounding areas and with post production workshops held during the day. Learn what and how I use certain ideas and techniques in my post production of my work. Day workshop is $395 and limited to just 3 people.

Only 1 spot left … contact me at info@spoolphotography.com if you would like to join this intensive one day workshop …

Hope to see you there …

More workshops to come soon and if you would like a one or two day workshop in your area please do not hesitate to let me know and I will endeavour to do my best to accommodate your request.


25/02/2012

Denmark WA Workshop Date

A Winters Sunrise

Following on from the positive response I have received for the NSW workshop I now have a date for a 1 day workshop in Denmark Western Australia. The course will take in locations around Denmark at the golden hours each day, dawn and dusk with post processing during the harsh light of the day. I will take you through everything I do post production wise from raw file through to print and website display. The course is limited to just 3 people. Course Date 1st April 2012

There will be a lunch provided and light refreshments throughout the day.

What you need to bring is a DSLR camera, tripod and if possible a lap top with at least Photoshop CS3.

The one day workshop fee is $395. If interested please email myself at info@spoolphotography.com …
Course Date 1st April 2012

And if you are not in WA and want to do a workshop I have a 2 day Victoria Great Ocean Road workshop dates coming very soon.

Cheers Neal


4/11/2011

Esperance Sand Dunes

Not too sure where my last series of images are headed post production, but I am enjoying the ride so far … I guess I am trying to reveal less but show more in the image …

Here is something I took almost a year ago down in Esperance … Have a good weekend folks …

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6/09/2011

Stirling Ranges Western Australia

While on a flying 3 day trip to Western Australia’s southern coastline I stopped by the Stirling Ranges on the way back home … With fast moving clouds and some nice soft light between showers I managed to capture this landscape image of one the most stunning areas in Western Australia, the Stirling Ranges …

The stirling Ranges are a series of very old mountains dating back over 600 millions years that lie around 340km’s southwest of Perth the capital of Western Australia …

 

Next up for the blog should be a few new australian landscape photographs from the state of Victoria … Till then enjoy my latest panoramic image of the Stirling Ranges, Western Australia ….


1/09/2011

Western Australian Wild Flowers

While out and about last weekend looking over countless flowers one can become ( well me anyway ) totally confused with how to photograph these flowers. Now no one does anything completely without relying somewhat on what they have seen heard or felt as inspiration, and for the life of me I was going through countless files in my head on how to shot photograph these flowers with some sort of new approach to a degree …

Lucky for me just a week before I was shooting I saw an image of a photographer “Jon Paul” (one of my favorites) who has a amazing gallery in the USA. His use of in camera movement experimentation at a location in Lake Tahoe I thought needed none but somehow his interpretation was just perfect. WHile I am no way saying this picture of mine is perfect, it does somehow some up how I felt looking at these flowers by the end of the weekend … Now not a complete in camera movement image as there is actually 3 images here plus a 3 image stitch for size and resolution purposes … But you get the idea ….


30/08/2011

West Australian Wildflowers

Well it is that time of year although when the outback of Western Australia comes alive with the colours of our wildflowers. Although very brief before our scoring summer sun takes over the wild flower season brings visitors both local, interstate and from around the the world. This passed weekend I ventured out for a couple of nights with fellow photographer Mark Stothard to see if we could capture some colour. One of the first images I have so far ready is this image of the morning light bring out the amazing colours of pale yellow and pink wild flowers just off the side of the great Northern Hwy near Paynes Find. I am not sure the names of the wildflowers we saw other than they are all WA wildflower everlastings and when in full bloom is quite a sight to see in the Western Australian bush.


11/07/2011

Yallingup Reef

Spent the weekend down south around Dunsborough and met up with mr Mark “True North” Stothard for a shoot Saturday evening and again on Sunday morning … Well we will not talk about Sunday morning as the light was some of the worst there could have been. But saturday night was a little different. What promised to be an inspiring sunset ended up being good without being spectacular.

I have always liked the art by Michael R Nelson and I remember seeing his work for the first time round 1988 on my first trip to Hawaii.  It was always a trip to see his paintings of marine life and the landscape in the same frame from water level, with the colors where so rich. While I was scoring over the tidal pools at Yallingup looking for a composition or two, his work came to mind, which lead me to look more at what was just a few feet from me and to see if I could use that with the sky … So I guess this australian landscape photography is inspired by a hawaiian painter  …

It is always fun and exhilarating to get out there and challenge what you want to see but end up seeing as the light and conditions change, with the result sometimes and appreciation of the time spent not fully apparent till well after the time has passed …

 


5/07/2011

Sand Dunes Western Australia

Well it has been sometime since my last post. In reality I have not really had anything I thought was worth a posting and life has been busy in the real world so the cyber world suffered. But situations are always evolving and recently I have manage to get out on few shoots and now have a few new images of some Australian landscapes that I can share through the blog.

First up is a shot taken a week or so ago spending the night up at some dunes with Mark Stohard. An interesting shoot as we shot both dusk and dawn to very different colours and conditions. With the aftermath of a heavy storm on the friday night it was somewhat calm and still at the dunes. This image is a series of images blended together for colour and resolution. Having produced a few square images in the last 12 months and as I see them printed and framed I become more and more inclined to produce more.

I recently printed, framed and sold a square image from Esperance. After final inspection before delivery to the client I found myself standing back and thinking wow, thats mine and its square what is going on ? …. The final print was a image taken of Lucky Bay Esperance. An image not to dissimilar from this dune shot in tone and simplicity, so I can see myself looking more and more for opportunities to produce square landscape prints


27/04/2011

An Overview of Karijini National Park

Bouncing around the top of the gorges one evening watching the light changing and clouds moving in and out of frames I had to settle on location before it all went south. While there was somewhat better clouds behind me I thought the landscape scene lacked a natural glow from the light and thus looked a little flat with so I shot this view from a ridge point vantage point as my primary focus as an overview of the land inside Karijini National Park.

Available in sizes from 12 inches through to 70 inches wide http://www.spoolphotography.com/open-edition/western-australia_2/karijini-national-park-overview/