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Distant weak storm front build with Cumulus clouds, photo is monochrome with a dead tree branch dominating the right hand corner of the frame. Cloudy sky pictures for Excitations photo adventures and photography training.

Cloudy sky pictures

20/06/2019 0

Never take cloudy sky pictures Words of wisdom delivered over the phone by my photo-agent many years ago, going on to tell me “not even […]


image file resolutions cover picture of twilight dusk landscape western NSW Australia. By Australian Photo Adventures and Excitations.
All you need to know.

Golden sunset over MUrray River near Mildura with water-skiers. Promotional image for Excitations Beginners Photography Course.


Details and online bookings coming later this week.

The Lumix S1H 6K cine camera has a new sensor. But the headline news here team is 6K video at 24fps and 4K@ 60fps and all this with built-in Log formats for all you high-definition slow-mo aficionados. Price looks like around the AU$5000 mark, give or take.

Young woman holding her camera looking out ofver Murray River. Prom image for Excitations Photo Adventures youtube tips and tricks.

Click the image above for 3 minute video: camera holding tricks.

Excitations Photo Adventures, photography instructor, Ian Mckenzie

Learn a little more about our chief instructor, Ian McKenzie. That’s the old bloke above, we have a Q&A session with him. Just click on the picture.

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Links below to our online class notes.

Beginners Guide to Photography.
Intermediate Photography.
Free YouTube tips and tricks.


New releases & rumours


Well, at least that is what we’ve told our equipment and photo news announcement team. Starting shortly all that stuff will be taking a back seat on this page. Photography tips, tricks, ideas and inspiration will be taking over.
Why, you ask? Because we never intended this page to be about equipment and gadgets. There are thousands of blogs, videos and fanboy sites all over the web praising or vilifying the latest kit.
And, to be honest, it bores us to tears writing this stuff when we could be out creating images.

Canon 90D/M6 mark II plus 3 pro-lenses.
The latest incarnation of Canon’s APS-C CMOS sensor DSLR is about to hit the shelves near your place. Following on from the 40, 50, 60, 70 and 80D’s this camera is set to delight many photographers. Ten fps shooting, 32mp image capture and 4K video plus HD up to 120fps. What’s not to love?
There is also a mirrorless M6 mark II hitting the shelves at roughly the same time. But, that’s not all folks. Three new “Red Circle” lenses are also out and about.
The three lenses are the ones most likely to find their way into most wedding photographers bags — a 15-35mm, 24-70mm and 70-200mm all f2.8’s.


Addition to their R series on the way. This one is an Astro-camera explicitly designed for you night owls who love shooting stars.
At the same time, Canon has also laid out its road map for new lenses for the mirrorless series. Exciting times ahead.


  1. Albury Wodonga Beginners Photography Workshop

    October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  2. Sunraysia Beginners Photography Workshop

    21/03/2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Red mountains late afternoon light advertising a photo adventure to the top end by Excitations.
Late afternoon on hills near Georges Creek, on the Oodnadata Track, South Australia.

I’m contemplating a trip to the top-end of our beautiful island and intending to photograph some bloody big thunderstorms. We are currently looking at early November 2020. Our intention to capture build-up storms, not the wet variety which is often not photogenic.
Our group will consist of a maximum of 4-5 photographers, two vehicles, travelling from Victoria by road through South Australia into the Territory via a non-direct route. Non-direct because we are photographers, not tourists. Return by air.
Accommodation will be a mix of camping and hard roof motels/cabins. Tents will be a two-person size with single occupancy.
Pricing and logistics still to be finalised. Duration around 14 days.
If you are interested in joining us, please let us know, early. There is no cost for expressions of interest.