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The Hokusai Technique for travel photography

The Hokusai Technique for travel photography
This is probably my best tip for travel photography.             When we travel we usually go to see famous places and we like to get our own shots...

Travel Photography tips with Mike.

Travel Photography tips with Mike.
Whenever we do an exhibition or showing, some people come up and want to talk about the photographs. Many of these say, “I can’t take photographs l...

Look inside the Studio: Video

Look inside the Studio: Video

A few months ago our dear friend Barry Skipsey, a singer/songwriter extraordinaire and exceptional outback photographer stayed with us for a few days and decided that what we do was worthy of a short video.

This is us, in the studio and workroom

Lockdown

Lockdown
What you see in social media seems to be telling us that if you're not baking up a storm, deep cleaning your house, writing your novel and learning...

Precious and Semi-Precious Stones. Part B: Gemstone Treatments and Enhancements

Precious and Semi-Precious Stones.  Part B: Gemstone Treatments and Enhancements
Treatments and Enhancements: Most gemstones in the affordable range have been treated in some fashion.  A reputable dealer or jeweller should be a...

Precious and Semi Precious Stones. Part A: What's the difference?

Precious and Semi Precious Stones. Part A: What's the difference?

In the wonderful world of gemstones, most are divided along the lines of Precious and Semi-Precious stones.  But what does this mean and how can you tell the difference?

Diamonds, Sapphires, Rubies and Emeralds are the precious stones, but why? What makes them different from the semi-precious stones?

The Making of a Necklace: Come Behind the Scenes

The Making of a Necklace: Come Behind the Scenes
In lieu of being able to watch me as I make a piece, I thought a series of photos chronicling how I go about making a piece of jewellery, from concept to final piece, might be interesting. Come behind the scenes to my workbench.

Lockdown can be fun!

Lockdown can be fun!
Whilst it is true that almost every shop and gallery we exhibit in is closed with many cancelling orders, most Festivals such as the National Folk ...

Cradle Mountain Adventures

Cradle Mountain Adventures
    Cradle Mountain In January this year, with the threat of bushfires everywhere we looked, we headed to Tasmania’s beautiful Cradle Mountain for ...

Climbing Volcanoes in East Java

Suzette at the top of Kawah Ijen, East Java
At the top, in all the sulphurous smoke After a blissful week or so on Bali, relaxing with friends and eating our heads off, our friend Heinz (who...

Tasmanian Craft Fair and touring Tasmania

Tasmanian Craft Fair and touring Tasmania

The annual Tasmanian Craft Fair was once again, from our point of view, a roaring success.  Deloraine is a delightful town on the banks of the Meander River, just about 30 minutes drive south-east of Devonport, which hosts the Tasmanian Craft Fair. If ever there's a must-go-to craft fair, this is it!

Kakadu to Uluru

Kakadu to Uluru
Heading out from home in the early hours of morning one day in mid-July we carried everything we needed for a visit to Alice Springs, an exploration of Kakadu National Park, a short trip to Bali, a wedding in Darwin and a month's Artist in Residency at Uluru. The 'truck' was fully loaded and we were towing the camper-trailer.  We were to be away for about fourteen weeks in total.