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As a professional photographer for nearly 50 years, Ian specializes in creative outdoor images, concentrating on travel and landscape. His love of light, his unique approach to the Landscape, and his passionate approach to what light does to the subject are evident in his images.
Extensive travels throughout the world have resulted in a comprehensive photo library used in the travel industry and worldwide photo library
Ian started writing a column for the Photo-master magazine about twenty-five years ago, and since then, he has written and published over 160 articles for various magazines and published 3 of his own photographic books. Thousands of Ian’s images are sold each year to appear in books, magazines, newspapers, travel brochures, and many commercial websites.
His images have been purchased specifically by countless media outlets and many large organizations globally including the National Library of Australia, The British Museum, The BBC, National Geographic, Qantas, Australia Post, Microsoft, The Victorian Government, Lonely Planet, Time Magazine, Flight Centre, and Google.
Ian conducts about three Photographic Landscape workshops each year, to destinations both locally and internationally.
His experienced know-how is reflected in the presentations he gives and many clubs book him to present quite regularly, so their members can be both educated and entertained visually.
CONCEPTS OF PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPOSITION
Ian explains the importance of how you compose every image you take, with the use of patterns, lines, curves, texture, and other compositional tools. Also, by utilizing the elements to tell your visual story within the frame.
CREATING STRONGER IMAGES THROUGH VISUAL MASS
Visual Mass is vital to all good images, and Ian shows us how to achieve that by the use of many different methods and also, by studying photographers who inspire us.
CREATIVE OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY
Modern cameras are amazingly good, so Ian shows us that the last frontiers of photography, which are Lighting and composition, along with the angle of view and choice of lens to hone our photographic skills considerably.
DEVELOPING A PASSION FOR PHOTOGRAPHY
Ian shows us through our continued love of the craft and the refinement and honing of our skills, that our camera should be our third eye and how to develop an artistic approach to everything we see through the lens.
DEVELOPING YOUR CONCEPTS FOR LOCATION PHOTOGRAPHY
Ian explains how photographers need to think differently about travel photographs. The spirit of a place is vital to convey feelings and the essence of every location. Even with famous and iconic places, we can bring home something different and unique to us.
DEVELOPING STYLE AND VISION IN PHOTOGRAPHY
Everyone needs to hone and develop a personal vision of what they love about photography and the way they see and interpret the world visually. Ian shows the importance of shooting for yourself to boost your passion and to develop a style. There are times we need to stop thinking about the competitive club set subjects, and just concentrate on what we love so much about our craft.
EXPERIENCING TRAVEL WITH YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC EYE
Most travelers do a lot of sightseeing at every destination, but few really see the spirit of a place, and what it really reveals, and what it means to photograph a destination in a sensitive light. Ian takes us on a visual journey to show us how to really see new places as a photographer and not just as an ordinary tourist.
JUDGING LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES
Landscape photography is by far the most popular form of photography. Ian explains the process of thinking about the landscape emotionally and what to look for and how to read the process behind each landscape photo. This presentation is ideal for Judges but also essential to all photographers.
PHOTOGRAPHICALLY READING THE RURAL LANDSCAPE
Mountains and hills, trees and forests, water, skies, lakes and rivers, farmland and meadows, and the wild untamed places we visit and shoot, all need to be thought about and approached a bit differently. Ian takes us through each different circumstance and visual concept to make the best of any given landscape.
PRESERVING FAMILY HISTORY THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY
A really fascinating journey through some of Ian’s family from the past and each one’s connection to photography. The story ends up showing the audience the importance of collecting, collating and restoring family visual collections to preserve the family history.
SHOOTING THE ELEMENTS
Ian’s workshops have been into wild and rugged places and that experience is presented here. How to cope with whatever the weather throws at you the photographer, what to do to protect yourself and your camera gear. A fascinating insight into an aspect of travel photography.
THE AMPLIFIED LANDSCAPE
A different approach to seeing the Landscape. An alternative way of seeing the world and then photographing it. What is beauty? Ian takes us on a journey of discovery that is quite fascinating.
THE ESSENCE OF LIGHT IN LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY
Without light, there is no photograph. Ian takes us on a journey of his favourite lighting situations out in the field and how to best take advantage of what that light will do for our photographic endeavors.
THE FUNDAMENTALS OF PHOTOGRAPHIC RESTORATION
Almost a workshop. This presentation outlines the process of sourcing, scanning, and finishing precious old slides and prints in family collections. Ian is a trained photoshop restorer and has much experience that he is happy to share with his audience.
THE IMPORTANCE OF UNDERSTANDING LIGHT
Another presentation on the subject of light, again shows what light does to the landscape and what to think about when confronted with different lighting in each landscape situation and time of day.
USING YOUR EMOTIONS WHEN JUDGING PHOTOGRAPHY
Photography is Art. Ian shows in this presentation how important and essential it is for us to look objectively at all photographic images in an emotional way, to really critique and not to criticize. Everyone shoots an image differently and so means to really look at what the image conveys and how well it does that. Essential for anyone interested to thinking about being a photographic judge.
CREATIVE OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB WORKSHOP
Five separate presentations that encompass all aspects of creative outdoor photography. Ian carefully shows us the process of becoming a good photographer and really thinking about our passion. Starting with the subject of Mood, then following through with Composition, Subject, Technique, and finally, the Technical aspect of photography. Workshop participants each receive a comprehensive 70-page manual, detailing everything learned from the workshop, to keep and refer to.
Many clubs have booked and run this as a special one-day event, in a classroom situation, with meal and refreshment breaks. Some clubs have booked it as a two-day weekend event with Ian leading a practical hands-on workshop out in the field on the second day. Contact Ian for costings and more information as this workshop needs to be booked and planned well in advance.
SLOW SHUTTER PHOTOGRAPHY
A comprehensive look at shooting all images at anything less than 1/30 second. Using filters to
Help your photographic process. All camera settings to best help you with this process.
Shooting the night skies and putting it all together in post-production.
A great insight into working the coastlines, shores, and general seascapes.
Weather considerations and time of day. Working with the seasons and tides.
Thought processes about techniques and composition. Ideas on Equipment, your personal safety
and gear protection in these harsher elements.