Joel Grimes to join True North in PNG in December

North Star Cruises is pleased to announce another celebrity photography cruise featuring renowned Portrait Photographer, Joel Grimes, all the way from USA!

Joelโ€™s work can be seen here.

Joel has a very unique style and has a client base featuring movie stars, musicians and sporting personalities, here is a cruise on the True North that will give you a unique opportunity to be coached by a portrait master over the 7 awe-inspiring days in Papua New Guinea!

As an added attraction, North Star is currently offering some very attractive booking incentives.

Adventures in Paradise 3 departs Cairns on the 3rd of December and returns back to Cairns on the 10th of December. The cruise fare includes return charter flights ex Cairns.

Apart from the daily Joel Grimes tutorials there will also be opportunities to enjoy world class snorkelling and diving, cultural events with local villagers, fishing and heli flights.

You can see the PNG cruise itinerary here:

I will also be joining the cruise and will be available for general photography tips and landscape tutorials for anyone interested. Other photographers who have done the AIP cruise include Christian Fletcher, Flemming Bo Jensen, Rodney Thomas and Nick Rains and all have raved about the True North experience and how pristine the country is.

PNG is a tropical paradise like no other, so come and join us for a golden opportunity to hone your skills and to explore one of the world’s last frontiers!

For bookings please call Holly on +618 9192 1829 or email to: Holly: reservations@northstarcruises.com.au

Looking to the Light!

I hired a 100mm L series Macro lense from team Digital for last weekends wildflower trip and I very much enjoyed using it. The most interesting side of using a macro lense for extended periods of time to me feels like you are taking part in a movie like ‘honey I shrunk the kids’!

I had a towel and my tripod down to its lowest point and wandered around my new huge landscape area that probably only totalled 20 square meters!

It is quite amazing what you see when your focus comes into such a narrow field.

I will for sure be doing more of the Macro shoots and I look fwd to exploring this avenue of photography!

Fields of White in WA’s Wildflower country

This is a typical example of what is out in the wildflower belt in Western Australia at the moment!

Miles upon miles of miles of colour and when mixed with with the deep reds of the ground and the various blues in the sky it makes for some pretty nice scenery.

It took Neal and I a little while to get our heads around how to properly capture the beauty for what it was as it is a very different style of shooting to what we are both used to.

But, for sure we came away with a fair bit of quality images I feel…hope you like this one as well!

Pink Lake

Neal Pritchard and I took a drive up North over the weekend. We went to Cervantes and the Pinnacles on Friday night and then over to Windflower country near Paynes Find. The colours in this Lake near Paynes Find really caught our eye and is the first of 16 Gig’s of photos I took this weekend.

All in all we have a great time and saw some amazing landscapes in full bloom after a solid winter of rains. Our Western Australian country side is in full bloom people…get out and check it out! ๐Ÿ™‚

True North Mark in the USA!!!

I am very pleased to announce that I have been selected by a renouned USA fine art company, Capture Photography. They will represent a selection my work, together with other photographers work from around the world, that they will present to architectural firms so that they can include photos and artwork whilst they are pulling together the entire concept of the design for new projects.

The website has now been officially launched and can be viewed here.

A big thank you to Patrick for selecting me and also to my very dear friend Flemming Bo Jensen for putting the website together that enabled Patrick to find me in the first place! ๐Ÿ™‚

I am proud to think that, through my photography, I can bring a little piece of Aussy into some new developments in the States!

Denmark Colours

On my recent trip down south with Jamie Paterson we briefly stopped into Denmark. Driving by the river brought our attention to these tranquil colours of the river leading out to the ocean.

Not long after I took this shot, the tide changed and the river turned a very muddy brown. Sometimes its all about the timing!

Bluff Knoll, Eastern Perspective

Just looking through the Bluff Images and this one also popped up. I am really liking the highlights crated by the clouds in this one and the glowing canola fields off in the distance.

The small version doesn’t really do it justice as the detail at 100% is awesome!