Ian describes himself as a Macro, Landscape, Wildlife photographer, with a particular love for Macro because it delves into the detail of what he's shooting. Exploring its intricacies highlights the beauty and variety of God’s creation especially in colour.
Tasmania is a unique location for a photographer - the clarity of the light, the distinctiveness of 4 seasons, the amazing variety from beaches and seascapes to rainforest, rugged wilderness and ancient highland snow country.
Ian grew up mostly in Tasmania and went to almost every part of the state as a Telecom technician. Life got busy playing in a band, getting married to Jill, having 3 children (2 girls and a boy) and youth work volunteering in his spare time.
He moved out of the state to Sydney then Canberra for 26 years to help establish a national youth work movement, working with homeless and unemployed youth and managing a youth café. An invitation to help manage the village of Poatina brought him back to Tasmania in 2006 and he has grown to love and value the natural environment around us here and across this state.
Whether you’re a beginner looking to master the basics or wanting to refine your photography techniques, this will be an amazing opportunity to unleash your creativity and connect with like-minded people. We’ll share our learning experiences to gain valuable skills and think about what we want to do with all those images sitting on our computer hard drives.
This is going to be a time focussed on getting out, using your camera. Each day we’ll have challenges to work on that will encourage you to think creatively and discover your photographic eyes (see examples on 52Frames.com). Together we'll be thinking about what makes an image interesting and how to compose a shot; using what you already have and getting the best out of it.
Best of all, it’s going to be FUN!!! – no matter what your experience level.
Max & min numbers apply, make sure you indicate a second choice of morning elective when registering in case your first choice is unavailable.