Guest Speaker Canberra Photo Connect November2020

This November I will be the guest speaker at Photo Connect in Canberra and will be discussing Polar Wildlife and Landscape Photography. Due to the ongoing COVID situation the speaking event will be held via ZOOM. Please contact Canberra Photo Connect to register for the free event: mailto:canberraphotoconnect@gmail.com

The event is being held on Saturday November the 21st at 2:30pm.

Topic: Canberra Photoconnect presents Joshua Holko on Polar Photography
Time: Nov 21, 2020 02:30 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Gura Gear Pro Team Behind the Shot – Antarctica Penguins

As part of their new online Journal Gura Gear have just posted a Behind the Shot story of one of my favourite photographs from Antarctica. Read the full story HERE. There is also an extended conversation with more background information HERE.

In this week’s entry, we’re sitting down with Pro Team photographer Joshua Holko to discuss the background on this stunning image of penguins in Antarctica. We’ll delve into his thought process, gear and tips for aspiring wildlife photographers

I’m quite struck by this photograph of penguins. They’re marching along in the foreground and make up a very tiny portion of the frame. It looks like they’re on this journey and yet everything around them is moving and massive giving this real sense of scale to everything. 

That sense of scale that you touched on is really really important when photographing wildlife in their environment especially with something so small like a penguin. Also, if you’ve got the opportunity to show it in the environment and put the animal in context and provide scale, then I think it really elevates the photograph to a higher level. Read the full story HERE.

Antarctica Emperor Posters Now Available Online

Posters have long been requested and I am very happy to now make the first of these available – The Emperor Penguin Family. Unlike my Fine Art Prints, the posters are open edition with printed text on them and are considerably less expensive than their equivalent sized fine art print. They are printed on Heavy duty Satin poster paper right here in Australia and are of extremely high quality. Photographed in Antarctica, but Made in Australia.  Posters measure 600mm wide x 820mm high and are designed to be hung without framing. Posters can be ordered online HERE and are shipped rolled in heavy duty protective tubes and can be shipped anywhere in the world.

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Exhibition Now Open

The 2020 ANZANG Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Exhibition is now open in South Australia for those lucky enough to be able to visit during the current COVID lockdown. The exhibition features my finalist photograph of three Emperor Penguins from Gould Bay in Antarctica as a giant wall mural at the exhibition entry. Photo below courtesy Louise Bagger – President AIPP 2020

COVID Update Antarctica Emperor Penguins Expedition Delayed until 2022

As a direct result of the continuing COVID-19 crisis that originated in China and the continual travel bans and closure of countries around the world my 2020 November expedition to Gould Bay in Antarctica to photograph Emperor Penguins is being delayed until 2022. This expedition remains sold out. Full details are on my website in the Workshops link.