Luke O’Brien can be found at Hobart's popular Salamanca Market each Saturday where you can browse and purchase prints & cards. Luke runs a number of Tasmanian photography workshops and is available for one on one tuition or commissions.

Lake Pedder aerial photos!

Lake Pedder aerial photos!

Lake Pedder Lodge out at Strathgordon just had a 1 year “birthday” over the weekend. Part of the festivities included great discounts on activities such as kayaking, abseiling and a helicopter flight over the lake. Lake Pedder Aerial Photos Having never flown above Tasmania (apart from major flights out of the state of course!) I couldn’t resist the chance to get up in the air and grab some shots of the rugged south west wilderness… Read more →
Night Sky Photography Noise Reduction

Night Sky Photography Noise Reduction

I recently came across a very handy tutorial on night sky photography noise reduction which I thought I would share. It appeared on PetaPixel a few months ago and is well worth a look. It involves working in the image channels which can be quite daunting but there is a YouTube video on the site as well as written instructions from the photographer they are crediting the technique with – Dave Morrow… Read more →
Bicheno Seascape Photos

Bicheno Seascape Photos

Here are a few shots from Bicheno on Tasmania’s east coast. I haven’t shot a lot there over the years – something I will have to rectify sometime soon! There is a really nice rocky point out beyond the Silver Sands resort where I went for a sunset shoot one night a year or so back… Read more →
Devils@Cradle – Tasmanian Devil Park

Devils@Cradle – Tasmanian Devil Park

The Devils@Cradle Wildlife Park up at Cradle Mountain is a great place to visit and learn about Tasmania’s unique “carnivorous marsupials” – the well known Tasmanian Devil and the slightly less well known quoll species. The Tasmanian Devil needs no introduction and spotting one is usually very high on a visitors list of things to do in Tasmania… Read more →
Aurora Australis, October 25 2016

Aurora Australis, October 25 2016

The aurora made something of a comeback a couple of nights ago – there was an amazing show just on dusk – which I missed – but still a very enjoyable dance continued til the wee hours. Wrenching myself away from “Oceans 12″ I headed out to Seven Mile Beach (which is basically my “go-to” location in Hobart if I haven’t pre-planned anything)… Read more →
Upcoming Tasmanian Photography Workshops

Upcoming Tasmanian Photography Workshops

I have new dates set and am now taking bookings for my autumn 2017 Tasmanian Photography Workshops! Tarkine and Cradle Mountain are filling fast, contact me to register interest! Tarkine: 5 days, April 23~27, 2017; $2195 per person Fantastic autumn fungi, amazing rainforest and waterfalls and Tasmania’s rugged west coast… Read more →
Pentax K1 Night Photography

Pentax K1 Night Photography

I recently spent a night under the stars giving the Pentax K1 a solid workout, and here are some of the results. I used the Pentax D-FA 24-70 and for my ultra-wide angle needs, the Samyang 14mm 2.8 which is known as a very capable lens for night sky photography – especially for the cost ($500)… Read more →
Rattler Range Tasmania

Rattler Range Tasmania

The Rattler Range is a little known patch ot ancient myrtle rainforest in north east Tasmania. It is part of the Mt Victoria Forest Reserve which includes (of course) Mt Victoria and stretches north to somewhere near the Mt Paris Dam Rd which connects Branxholm and Weldborough… Read more →