Tools and Techniques for Creative Photography – Wow!


Tweet Wow. One word describes the new offering from Digital Photography School, their fourth eBook  designed to teach you how to use your digital camera.  This one,  Photo Nuts and Shots: Tools and Techniques for Creative Photography, has been released today. Is a massive (100+ pages) and incredibly good photography teaching resource. Why are we encouraging […]

Tiger Snake encounters

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While the risk of snake bite while hiking or bushwalking in Australia is very low, many people are nervous and careful when out in the bush. In this article we share tiger snake images submitted from readers Adam and Steve. On both occasions they were very surprised with their encounters!

How to protect your camera from rain, snow or sand


Tweet We were reading the “Green Guide” in the Age newspaper and came across a great article reviewing a couple of different inexpensive options to protect your SLR and standard digital camera in wet weather, snow or sandy conditions. Our camera usually stays packed away in a dry sac bag if we are hiking in […]

Tasmanian Wilderness Calenders – Two choices for 2011!

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Tweet Adam Holbrook is a terrific supporter of Our Hiking Blog , a good bloke (Frank met him face to face recently after a three year “internet relationship”) and a terrific wilderness photographer. Adam (tasadam to some) just shot us an email announcing not one, but TWO calenders for 2011. This year, instead of “just” […]

Platypus – Crater Creek – Cradle Mountain National Park

Platypus - Cradle Mountain - Tasmania - Australia

Koji has kindly agreed to share some photographs of a platypus he caught in the wild in Tasmania last week. Platypus sightings are quite rare and we have never seen one in this busy day tripper area.

Over to Koji:
My wife, her uncle and I went to Cradle on Friday for bushwalking and stayed at Scout Hut near Crater Lake. On the way back to Ronny Creek carpark on Saturday, about noon we walked past other hikers and they said to us they saw a platypus in a little creek along the boardwalk so we kept en eye out for that.

As we approached the place we saw the platypus swimming along a creek.

Overland Track Video – Winter or Autumn, you decide

As we all know Frank is a pretty ordinary cinematographer.

Others have more refined skills that combine a great eye and terrific editing skills.

Let’s introduce Jeff Jennings from  Bridport in Tasmania. He has a terrific selection of videos over at YouTube and maintains a site for his passion,  Sea Kayaking in Tasmania.( that stuff looks really scary)

We came across his video on the Overland Track in Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park recently and thought it well worth sharing.

Jeff has combined two different trips , one in Winter and the other Autumn. The contrast is quite spectacular.

Travel Photography – this might just help you get great shots!

Travel photography book

Ok, so hiking, bushwalking or tramping is a form of travel. No question. When we travel (usually by foot) we love to capture beautiful images of what we’ve seen or who we have met. It is a given.

Bringing home fantastic photos of mountains, scenery, sunrises, sunsets or the people we meet are treasures. A pleasure to be enjoyed for years to come as we reflect on a great trip or spectacular vista we were fortunate enough to capture as a photograph. We were lucky enough to be sent a sample copy of a new eBook called Transcending Travel – A guide to captivating travel photography . This is the latest in a series of high quality “how to’s” produced by Darren Rowse at Digital Photography School. Well worth a look, it has some great tips.