Guided Photography Tours

Combine your next holiday with the creative adventure of a lifetime, on our guided photography tours, handcrafted by award-winning photographer Destin Sparks. Whether you are an absolute beginner, budding enthusiast, or seasoned professional, you’ll find something on each tour to test your limits and take your breath away, in a once in a lifetime creative learning experience.

Upcoming Photo Tour

Into The Fog - Weekly Photographic Challenge (no physical location)

Saturday 30th May 2015

Hints and Tips; 1. Heavy fog will play havoc with your camera's auto focus. Use manual focus.   2. Have a lens cloth handy as condensation tends to form on your lens' front element.   3. Time to have a go at using your exposure compensation button (+/-).   4. If you are shooting in live view, zoom in digitally to aid you with your manual focus technique.   5. As fog is constantly moving, if you don't like the way the fog is at the moment, just wait a couple of minutes.   6. ...

Hints and Tips; 1. Heavy fog will play havoc with your camera's auto focus. Use manual focus.   2. Have a lens cloth handy as condensation tends to form on your lens' front element.   3. Time to have a go at using your exposure compensation button (+/-).   4. If you are shooting in live view, zoom in digitally to aid you with your manual focus technique.   5. As fog is constantly moving, if you don't like the way the fog is at the moment, just wait a couple of minutes.   6. You will need to boost contrast post capture.

One submission per person.

Your image should be captured from the time the Challenge becomes available to RSVP, until the upload date.

How to upload? After the specified upload time/date (usually 7.30am each Sunday morning), go to the home page of the Meet Up Group for Qld Landscape Photographers, scroll down to Recent Meetups, click on the particular Challenge you want to upload to and click on that. There you will find the word 'upload' written in blue. It is near the top on the right, directly underneath the 'stack' of photos. Hope this helps. Let me know if you still need help.

The Image that I love the most will be awarded the banner image for this Challenge. The top 3 will awarded and commented on. Feel free to comment on each others works of art too!

Banner image? Go to the top tool bar on the Meet Up home page and click on 'Photos"/>

New Zealand!!! (Flights, Accomm, Meals*, Tours Included!)

Friday 5th June 2015

Where: New Zealand | When: June 6th -10th 2015 | How Much: $1,980

*To confirm your place, please see 'The Important Bits' below*

                *******RSVP's open 7pm Friday 15th Aug*******

What's all the fuss about?

Here it is folks, the best Meetup announcement you'll see this year. Pack your camera, some Champagne and bring a jacket or 3 and join me on a trip to the land of the long white cloud over the June 2015 long weekend. (Take onl ...

A Single Flower - Weekly Photographic Challenge (no physical location)

Saturday 6th June 2015

One submission per person. No repeats from other challenges.

Hints and Tips. As this is quite an easy challenge I will say this; Google images of single flowers, find what you like and try and emulate what you see.

Your image should be captured from the time the Challenge becomes available to RSVP, until the upload date.

How to upload? After the specified upload time/date (usually 7.30am each Sunday morning), go to the home page of the Meet Up Group for Qld Land ...

One submission per person. No repeats from other challenges.

Hints and Tips. As this is quite an easy challenge I will say this; Google images of single flowers, find what you like and try and emulate what you see.

Your image should be captured from the time the Challenge becomes available to RSVP, until the upload date.

How to upload? After the specified upload time/date (usually 7.30am each Sunday morning), go to the home page of the Meet Up Group for Qld Landscape Photographers, scroll down to Recent Meetups, click on the particular Challenge you want to upload to and click on that. There you will find the word 'upload' written in blue. It is near the top on the right, directly underneath the 'stack' of photos. Hope this helps. Let me know if you still need help.

The Image that I love the most will be awarded the banner image for this Challenge. The top 3 will be awarded and commented on. Feel free to comment on each others works of art too!

Banner image? Go to the top tool bar on the Meet Up home page and click on 'Photos"/>

Midday Magic - Weekly Photographic Challenge (no physical location)

Saturday 13th June 2015

Hi All,

I am happy to step into the very big shoes that Crackers have created for a little bit. Hopefully I can do it justice.

A little bit about me: I am now Aussie, but born in South Africa. I have been taking photos for a while, but by no means am I a professional. Every week I still learn something - and thats just the way I like it!

The theme this week - Midday magic. As photographers we know it is all about the light and we tend to stay away from midday. However, de ...

Three - Weekly Photographic Challenge (no physical location)

Saturday 20th June 2015

Hi All,

The theme this week - Three. Compositions in Photography really likes the number three. When composing shots, three elements (and odd numbers in general) lens themselves to balanced pictures. Maybe its a triptych... maybe three elements... maybe its a multiple exposure?

(For those that don't know about triptych: