Bob Simpson lives in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in south east Queensland, Australia. He has been taking photographs for more than 40 years, the last five of those as a full-time landscape photographer. His landscape and seascape images have featured in a number of Australian and international magazines and in a recently-released book of Australian landscape photography. Bob has also blogged for several photography websites in recent years as well as writing regularly for his own website.

The Best Laid Plans......


The other night, I was reflecting on the past year of chasing landscape photos and one episode stood out in my mind as an uncomfortable experience and something of a photographic failure. It was during a weeklong camping trip in Gibraltar Range Natio...
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Polarising Filters


It was only a few years ago that most serious landscape photographers wouldn’t leave home without an arsenal of filters packed in their bags alongside the rolls of film. There were the cooling and warming filters to adjust colour temperature, coloure...
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Photographing Girraween National Park

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Published in the May 2011 issue of Australian Photography magazine To many visitors from the southern states, south-east Queensland is a land of glitzy beachside tourist strips, surf beaches, and mangrove lined foreshores, with green forested hills t...
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Rocks of Gibraltar


Published in Great Walks (Australia) magazine, April-May 2011 Gibraltar Range National Park's granite cliffs and rugged trails showcase the best of Gondwana Rainforest country Bill Mulligan must have been a tough character. Back in the 1920s this gra...
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Journey to Dandahra Crags


This is a short story about three images from my collection and how they came to be. It’s the kind of article I enjoy reading about my favourite photographs by other photographers but rarely see. As a photographer, it's always interesting to know wha...
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The Gluten Free Photographer

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This article is a little off track for a website about landscape photography, but it's a topic that those photographers who suffer from coeliac disease will relate to. Coeliac disease is a condition where the presence of gluten in the diet leads to t...
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Exposure blending


This is a technique I use on a lot of my images to try and show the full dynamic range of a scene as is visible to the human eye. Digital camera sensors are very good at what they do but they are no match for our eyes when it comes to the range of br...
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Digital Workflow


Everyone who takes photographs has a workflow, whether they realise it or not. A workflow is simply the series of steps that take your images from the camera to their final destination, which might be a computer, a print, or the internet. For some, t...
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Photo-hiking – safety and comfort


Everyone has their limits when it comes to how much discomfort they are willing to suffer in the pursuit of landscape photography. Personally, as long as I’m reasonably warm and dry, well fed and have the means to make a hot cup of coffee or tea...
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Photo-hiking – a short introduction


We’ve all read about the pain and suffering landscape photographers have to endure to get that one killer shot - hiking long kilometres in the dead of night to reach a peak before sunrise, camping out in extreme conditions for days on end waiting for...
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