Archive for January, 2013

Into the wild: landscapes from around the world

Landscapes are probably the most photographed subject around the world and often in my own travels. Their beauties are sometimes impossible to capture on camera and often, like David Byrne, it’s best to just enjoy them than try to capture the moment.

Still with that in mind, here are some images of landscapes around the world that try to do the places justice.

Glencoe, Highlands, Scotland

Glencoe, Scotland

Dolomites, Trentino, Italy

Dolomites, Itay.

“To the complaint, ‘There are no people in these photographs,’ I respond, There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.”
― Ansel Adams

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In pictures: Cameras for Asia in action

For those wanting a bit of an inside look into what is involved when Cameras for Asia goes into action, enjoy scrolling through these images. All the cameras used by the kids here were donated by people in Queensland, Australia. In all the workshops there are lessons on how to use them and then we do a number of excursions wherever possible. The cameras stay behind when the workshops end.

The Burmese girls loved finding flowers to photograph. These kids were from an orphanage and very disadvantaged backgrounds.

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Cameras for Asia 2013: Nepal and Burma

In February/March this year Cameras for Asia will be visiting Burma and Nepal. As in previous years the project will involve taking donated camera equipment to children in Asia and teaching photography workshops.

The plan so far is as follows:
– teach photography to orphanages/youth centres in Yangon, followed by a public exhibition in a cafe/bar in the city (all proceeds to the children)
– teach photography to disabled children in Kathmandu, Nepal as part of motor skills workshops, followed by an exhibition for their parents
– teach photography to orphaned/disadvantaged children in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, followed by production of a 2014 calendar (all proceeds to the children)

Children during a photography class in Yangon.

I currently have about 10 donated cameras ready to take on this trip, but I would like about 20 altogether.

If you have an unwanted digital camera sitting in your drawer please consider donating it for this project. I also welcome:

– memory cards (various kinds/sizes)
– chargers
– cords for computer connection
– AA batteries
– any donations towards funding the cost of the exhibitions, prints, excursions etc

For more information contact Jo at


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Happy new year from Visited Planet

Apologies for the absence of posts over Christmas/New Year.

The start of 2013 has not brought a lot of joy for those enduring bush fires around Australia and those remembering the traumatic 2011 floods of two years ago. However these images of peace, joy and love will hopefully remind us all what is the usual holiday spirit of this time of year and a message for the year ahead.

Happy New Year from Visited Planet.


Ducks swim through lake reflections near Glenorchy, New Zealand.

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one.

John Lennon

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