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Here’s something a little different. As part of my current work for Tourism and Events Queensland, I have been photographing a number of events around Australia, including most recently, the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair. Currently in its sixth year, this is a festival that highlights Australia’s truly unique aboriginal culture and showcases the visual art of Queensland’s First Nation. Featuring not only traditional art pieces but also performance through song, dance, fashion, screen and theatre – alongside an Art Market, workshops and informative talks – this… READ MORE >

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“Smoke and mirrors”  (Actually fog and reflections)…  :-) Fellow photographer and friend Mike Hollman and I decided to take a very early morning drive (4am to be exact) from Auckland down to Hamilton to photograph the annual “Hamilton NZ Mass Ascension – Balloons over Waikato” festival.  I hadn’t been to this event before but had always wanted to, so with the forecast looking good the decision was made to jump in the car and go!  We arrived in time to pick a spot and be ready… READ MORE >

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You may recall an earlier post about my summer shoot at Snowshoe resort in West Virginia, on the East Coast of the United States of America. This time I was back for a winter shoot and once again the weather and conditions were on our side. From beautiful clear sunny days to fresh powder and an overnight low of minus 25 degrees Celsius, we experienced both extremes! My partners in crime on this shoot were Kalen and Mpaz, on skis and snowboard they helped cart my… READ MORE >

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Although I’ve been fortunate to have worked in over 45 different countries with my photography, both the Arctic and Antarctica are very much still on my wish list.  Up until August that is, when I got to cross one of those off! Technically I had already been within the Arctic Circle a number of times during previous shoots in Alaska.  But this time we were heading north by boat – the M/S Stockholm polar expedition vessel to be exact – and we were going to get… READ MORE >

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In December Chris was once again in China, this time to photograph stage two of the new Sheraton Huzhou Resort and Spa near Hangzhou in the eastern province of Zheijiang. This is a flagship property for Starwood Resorts in Asia, and its not difficult to see why. The main building’s distinctive circular shape has earned it nicknames such as “Horseshoe Hotel” and “Doughnut Hotel” and ensures this remarkable 27 story property stands out in a country where hundreds of new hotels are opening each year. Designed… READ MORE >

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So far it’s been a busy year with commercial shoots in the South Island, US, China, Norway, Botswana, Fiji and Alaska.  But while at home briefly between projects earlier this year I had the privilege of presenting to a few different groups within New Zealand’s very enthusiastic photographic community.  One of the questions I always get asked is “how did you become a travel photographer” – or more often worded by the younger members of the audience “how can I become a travel photographer”?  (Watch this… READ MORE >

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Earlier this month, in conjunction with Lowepro, we ran a caption competition on our Facebook page with the lucky winner Mark Wiseman taking away a brand new Lowepro ProTrekker camera backpack!  Mark was thrilled to be awarded the prize and no doubt he will shortly be out and about putting his new bag to good use. Reading through the numerous captions entered was a lot of fun and we will run another competition at the end of October.  In the meantime, I thought I’d share some… READ MORE >

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Despite it’s winter themed name, Snowshoe mountain is a fantastic summer retreat with so much on offer it was hard to know where to begin when I arrived there late last month to commence a commercial photo shoot. From clay bird shooting to mountain biking, wilderness canoes and offroad Segways, a round of golf or a round of cocktails, exploring the forest trails by foot or by 4×4, seeking out peaceful tranquility or some spills, thrills and adventure… It can all be easily found in this… READ MORE >

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Each year – together with Wildlight Safaris – I lead a photographic safari through Botswana where we witness and photograph a myriad of wildlife across a number of different regions, from the Chobe River to the Okavango Delta.  On last year’s trip I wanted to take a little extra time after the safari to explore Africa just a little bit further.  So after waving goodbye to our safari guests, together with Dean Fitzpatrick I headed off on the long road trip towards our destination; Damara Land… READ MORE >

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Further to my April post on the Aurora Borealis I photographed in Alaska – and the time lapse video I made from some of the footage I captured – here is another series of time lapse segments taken around the South Island of New Zealand during my Wildlight Safaris Sth Island Photo Tour (next tour dates are the 10th to 23rd of April 2015 if you wish to join me – its a fantastic adventure which I can thoroughly recommend)!  To read more about my Photo… READ MORE >

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Well, it’s been pretty quiet on the blog front of late, my apologies! That’s what happens when you have a few too many things on your plate all at once. June was indeed a busy month with our Travel Photography Awards competition closing on the 30th, I was booked to be shooting in Fiji for a full month (followed by only a week at home before heading out again to China), I had three speaking engagements to deliver to different groups within the photographic community and… READ MORE >

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