Red Rock Film Festival to Screen Ghosts of the Arctic this November 2017

I received some exciting news today that the 11th Annual Red Rock Film Festival will be screening Ghosts of the Arctic this November. Nominated for the Best Documentary short category, Ghosts of the Arctic is one of only a handful of films to make the category short list this year. Unfortunately, I will be unable to attend as I will be in Antarctica at the time, but if you happen to be going please drop me a line and let me know how it goes.The Red Rock Film Festival is an international gathering for cinematic art in Festival City, USA in Utah. It is retreat for independent premieres, films, and panels that both enlighten the senses and empower the mind. This year, films will be screened at the Ramada Inn and Suits in Festival City, 1575 W. 200 N., Cedar City, Utah. 

Live-Books Features Antarctica Photograph as Cover Image

Live-Books (website provider for my business has just featured one of my Antarctica photographs amongst a series of lead images on its new website. This photograph was taken on my very first trip to Antarctica back in 2011 and remains one of my favourites from that expedition. The inclusion of the human element for scale is not something I do very often in my photography, but there are occasions when it really does work. I am looking forward to heading back to Antarctica in just a few weeks for my White Nature expedition.

Iceberg in Antarctica

Ghosts of the Arctic Wins at the Australian Video Producer Awards 2017

In some exciting news, good friend Abraham Joffe (director and cinematographer of Ghosts of the Arctic and Kingdom of the Ice Bear) just took out the Documentary Videographer of the Year and Corporate Video Producer of the Year category wins as well as the overall grand prize win of Australian Video Producer of the Year at the Australian Video Producer awards for our recent short film Ghosts of the Arctic. Ghosts of the Arctic was awarded a Gold with Distinction; the highest award possible. Congratulations Abe! I told you all those long hours and frostbite was worth it!

Really Right Stuff Feature – How to Choose an Expedition to Antarctica Part Three

Really Right Stuff have just published Part Three of a multi-part series of articles I recently penned on how to choose the right Photographic Expedition to Antarctica. If you are considering a future photographic expedition to Antarctica I highly recommend you take a few minutes out of your day to ensure you make the right decisions when you choose your expedition. Arming yourself with the information in this series will ensure you maximise your own photographic opportunities.My own expedition to Antarctica this November (Antarctica – White Nature) is long sold out; but if you are interested in travelling on a future expedition you can register your interest by dropping me an email. I will not be offering a standard Antarctica Peninsula expedition in 2018 due to my commitment to the Antarctic Emperor Penguin expedition; however, I may have a future offering for November 2019 and will have more details on this expedition early next year.

Photo of the Month October 2017 – Winters Icy Clutches

The cusp of winter is an incredible time to travel and photograph in the Arctic regions. The sea can freeze over, the sun is low in the sky and there is an ethereal quality to the light that is unmatched by any other season in my experience. This photograph of a winter landscape was taken in March this year on my winter Svalbard expedition (read the trip report). With the sea frozen in around our expedition ship, the sun low in the sky and a gentle low fog hanging in the distance the conditions were absolutely ideal for landscape imagery. This photograph was the result of simply being in the right place at the right time. Taken with the Canon ultra-wide 11-24mm lens I simply stood at the bow of the ship and leaned over to capture the delicious textures of the foreground ice with the wonderful cracks and ice features providing the perfect leading lines up to the distant mountains.I will be leading a new expedition for Arctic landscapes and winter wildlife to Svalbard in winter this coming March. If you are interested in joining me or would like some additional information please drop me an email for further details. There are now only a few places remaining before the expedition will be sold out.