24/06/2015

Iceland New Images

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

 

 


22/06/2015

2016 India Photographic Tour

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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27/09/2012

Great Ocean Road Guided Tour Workshop

GUIDED GREAT OCEAN ROAD WORKSHOP WEEKEND

Join myself Neal Pritchard and Clint Baker on a 3 day photographic safari through some of Australia’s most beautiful locations along the Great Ocean Road, Victoria. Take this opportunity to take a guided tour to explore the some amazing locations on the Great Ocean Road and at the same taking your photography to the next level. The 3 day workshop involves photographing sessions at the golden hours of each day, from before dawn and late afternoon through to twilight. With Photoshop post production classes held throughout the day. You will learn post production methods, insights and techniques that both Clint and Neal use with their own photography. We all stay at great accommodation at both Apollo Bay and Port Campbell where you will enjoy the great food of local eaters and is all inclusive. Full transportation is included on the course. We pick you up from the Melbourne CBD first thing friday morning and drop you back to Melbourne Airport or CBD Sunday afternoon/evening.

What is supplied on the course

Transport to and from Melbourne CBD and/or Melbourne Airport.
2 nights accommodation along the Great Ocean Road (Twin Share)
All meals. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Friday & Saturday. Breakfast & Lunch Sunday
Guided tour of locations along Great Ocean Road. Stunning coastal scenes, waterfalls and magnificent forests
Photoshop post production methods insights and techniques used by both Neal and Clint
Workshop Manual (video tutorials) on USB Stick
Small group workshop limited to JUST 6

What you need to bring on the course

DSLR Camera, tripod and lenses
Camera Case/Bag
Remote cable release
FIlters ( if possible Polariser and ND Graduated )
Lap Top with Photoshop CS4 or Photoshop Elements
All clothing including provision for wet and cold weather

Course Date Friday 7th December through to December 9th 2012
Course Cost $1695
Deposit to Secure place 50%
Positions available 6
Early Bird Book and Pay Before Nov 1 2012 Special Discount Price $1495

Reserve your space by calling
Neal 0406 408 317 / email info@spoolphotography.com
Clint 0401 189 666

 


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


19/01/2011

Landscape Photography Workshop

Keep an eye out for the 2012 Workshops …

 

Dates and locations coming soon ….