• Abandoned
    An abandoned British research station on Stonington Island in Antarctica
  • Harbour Dusk
    The daily buzz on Sydney Harbour is always a joy to experience.
  • Mona Vale
    View from the headland to Mona Vale Pool.
  • Antarctic Night
    Midnight in Antarctica and mirror-like reflections.
  • Neko Harbour
    Sunrise over Neko Harbour in Antarctica.

Reminder: Landscape Photography Workshop this weekendJuly 9th, 2013

This is the final call for my Landscape Photography Workshop this weekend (July 13 & 14) in Sydney. If you would like to learn the ropes of photography or improve your existing skills, this is the perfect workshop for it.
It will be a fun and productive weekend, so act now if you want to take your photography to the next level.
Here is some feedback from my previous workshops:
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“Excellent value for money. We are lucky it is a small group.” – Stephanie
“Engaging nature and knowledge.” – Kim
“Great theory background and individual help in the practical parts.” – Kristy
“Even if others have some experience, there is always more to learn.” –  Andrew
“Good pace, relaxed, accommodates different skill levels, small class number, very good knowledge base.” – Zoe
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Please contact me asap if you would like to join.
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Announcement: Landscape Photography WorkshopJune 13th, 2013

Due to a huge amount of requests, I am happy to announce my next Landscape Photography Workshop.

Places are strictly limited to 8 people. So please RSVP asap if you don’t want to miss out (use the comments form or email me via the contact page).

As regular readers of this blog know, I have won numerous photography awards and for the last year or so have been on assignment with Tourism NSW.
My wealth of experience can take years off your photography learning curve. You will learn all the tricks of the pros in a fun and productive environment. Meet like-minded photography enthusiasts and enjoy a great weekend of photography.

Please note: There is a charge of $299 for this workshop.

Level: Beginner to Intermediate.

More details about course and syllabus you can find here:

http://www.kajophotography.com/blog/landscape-workshop/

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My work on Sydney.comMay 30th, 2013

It’s nice to see ones photos used in many different places and types of media. Just yesterday I discovered some of my photos being used on the official Sydney website (check out sydney.com).

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Some recent imagesMay 25th, 2013

With the Tourism NSW campaign having finished, I thought I might post a few more images that I know were used in the campaign in newspaper articles as well as billboards. It is a great honour to see my work being exhibited on such a large scale.

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Collecting interest for my next Landscape Photography Workshop in SydneyMarch 7th, 2013

I wanted to collect interest for my next Landscape Photography workshop.

If you would like to learn more about landscape photography and literally save yourself months and years of learning the hard way, this workshop is for you. Level is beginner – intermediate.

Check out the link below for more information

http://www.kajophotography.com/blog/landscape-workshop/

Please just drop me an email or send a comment below to register your interest. If you come with a friend, I will give you both a 10% discount on the workshop.

Space is strictly limited to 8 attendees, so please contact me as soon as possible.

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Son Doong – The worlds largest Cave is in VietnamJanuary 18th, 2013

I have been to Vietnam on a photography assignment in the past and I wish I had known about this cave back then. But then it wasn’t even discovered yet. Some cave explorers discovered the Son Doong cave only in 2009 and it is now deemed the largest cave in the world.
I am pretty certain that this will be a huge tourist attraction in the future. So the best time to go and see it is now.

Take a look at more pictures here.

And a National Geogrpahic doco:

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Amazing sattelite imagesJanuary 16th, 2013

Nasa has published a free ebook  that shows some absolutely fascinating images of our planet.
this would make a great coffee table book. But if nothing else I will put this on my ipad and put that on my coffee table 🙂

From the Foreword:

“In 1960, the United States put its first Earth-observing
environmental satellite into orbit around the planet. Over the
decades, these satellites have provided invaluable information,
and the vantage point of space has provided new perspectives
on Earth. This book celebrates Earth’s aesthetic beauty in the
patterns, shapes, colors, and textures of the land, oceans, ice,|
and atmosphere. Earth-observing environmental satellites can
measure outside the visible range of light, so these images
show more than what is visible to the naked eye. The beauty|
of Earth is clear, and the artistry ranges from the surreal to
the sublime. Truly, by escaping Earth’s gravity we discovered
its attraction.”

Capture

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Get your camera in unusual placesJanuary 14th, 2013

While shooting photos for the ad campaign for summer in Sydney at the harbour, I saw the huge construction site in front of the Opera House and a newly created foot bridge for pedestrians to cross the big hole in the ground. I instantly thought that this could be a great opportunity for me to get my camera in an unusual place to take photos from. After all, the construction site is only temporary and thus I might be able to shoot an image from the Opera House that that has not been shot to death.

It is very hard to find fresh and new angles of icons which have been shot to death, so I couldn’t wait to plan my next shoot from that bridge.

A week later I set out to going there and once I arrived at the top of the pedestrian bridge, I noticed that the safety fence  of about 3 meters height would be a big obstacle. I went through my options of shooting through the fence, but quickly dismissed it as the mesh was way too narrow. Finally I could only think of climbing up the fence (not a good idea if you’re 20 meters above a construction hole with temporary fencing) or lift my camera up to the top of the fence and use live view to compose.

Finally a time when live view is actually useful. I have never otherwise used it as my trusted viewfinder is a much better and more reliable way to compose (especially as it is a 100% viewfinder on my trusted D300 – unlike many other cameras).

Here is the shot of the setup. I just lifted the camera up on the tripod and clamped my hands down to fix the tripod against the mesh of the fence. Finally with the remote release and via live view I managed to compose a shot of  the Opera House that is unusual and unique as soon the bridge and the construction site will have disappeared.

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Finding oportunities like that are really golden and I encourage anyone to go out there with open eyes and seize them as they present themselves. Oftentimes this might include a bit of trespassing on constructions sites etc, but it certainly keeps your photography unique and exciting.

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Amazing photographs from spaceJanuary 11th, 2013

Aboard the International Space Station there is a an astronaut as well as a passionate photographer who takes some amazing photos of planet earth.

He uses a 600mm Nikon lens and a 2x teleconverter to zoom right in on our planet.
The photos are unique and really amazing. Check it out yourself.

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Mount Everest in 2 billion pixelsJanuary 6th, 2013

I am a big fan of mountaineering and had the chance to meet one of the most famous some time ago: Peter Hillary – son of famous mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary who was the first man to reach the summit of Everest.

Recently I found this amazing photo that was taken high above Base Camp Everest. It’s a whopping 2 billion pixels in size. Stitched with a Canon 5d MkIII into one massive panorama.
I hope you enjoy the detail in this shot.

Click here to view.

 

 

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