GALLERIES

by Fiona Harper

PHOTO GALLERIES

Image galleries by Fiona Harper showcase some of the destinations she has travelled to, both as a professional travel writer/photographer, and while travelling for fun.

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The story behind the photographs

Capturing photographs from my travels around the world, I love the serendipity of heading out for an adventure to see what I may discover.

Often I will have a vague plan regarding what I want to photograph, though as a travel writer & photographer, I’m also content to let things evolve and photograph organically.

If I’m on a specific assignment and writing or photographing to a brief, my workflow is much more structured and I’ll plan for the best times and places to capture the best images.

If I’m focusing on creative or self-portrait photography with a particular image or outcome in mind, I’ll plan things minutely. I’ll be thinking about lighting, props, location, time of day, legalities and the environment I plan on shooting in.

The equipment that I use

My main camera is a Canon 5DM4 with my go-to lens being a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 ( I absolutely LOVE this lens!). I also travel with a Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L which works for wide-angle, as it did in the shot of Fred in his woodshed.

Usually I travel with a Manfrotto tripod which is compact enough for fitting into a backpack yet sturdy enough to carry a heavy DSLR. I also have a monopod for supporting my Canon EF 100-400mm f.45-5.6 lens.

I’ve used a number of DJI Mavic drones but the one I like best is the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and I really like the RSLOCO Hardcase for storing the drone and all its associated batteries and charging gear.

For calibrating my screens once I start the editing process I recommend either of these products:

Calibrate ColourChecker (sells for approx AUD250)

Datacolour SpyderX Pro (retails for approx AUD260)

Software that I use and recommend

I use Adobe Lightroom (it’s awesome for cataloguing, keywording and managing database folders) for initial editing. Secondary editing, if and when required, is one in any one of these programs:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Landscape Pro by Anthropics
  • Portrait Pro by Anthropics
  • Luminar 4 by Skylum
  • Luminar AI by Skylum
  • Aurora HDR
  • Topaz Gigapixel
  • Topaz Sharpen
  • Topaz Denoise

 

Travel Boating Lifestyle is managed by Fiona Harper

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land and waters on which we live, work and travel. As people who seek meaning and knowledge through storytelling, we recognise that the First Peoples of this land have been doing so for over 60,000 years. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.