Luxury, Personality and Nostagia were the three key themes of my latest shoot at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Fiji.
" I Blog because I enjoy writing; If I wasn't doing it here, I'd be doing it somewhere else. It disciplines my thinking, it helps crystallize my thoughts and it relaxes me. It also records my journey. The fact that other people may read and enjoy it, is icing on the cake."
" What is written here is a personal journey into the pictures I like most, the issues I'm most passionate about, the places I've enjoyed visiting and my desire to teach aspiring travel photographers how to build on their ability to produce art and exceptional images. For those who are interested, it's also an insight into the sometimes glamorous, frequently challenging, often frustrating but hugely satisfying world of the professional travel photographer."
- David Kirkland
David Kirkland is the most widely published travel photographer in the Asia Pacific region. He is regularly commissioned by national tourism authorities to capture images that promote their countries worldwide and he has written and photographed 14 books. David owns www.kirklandphotos.com, the largest on-line photo library dedicated specifically to travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region and he has a publishing company - Frontier Publications Pty Ltd - which specialises in producing high quality travel and souvenir publications. When he's not travelling, David lives in Brisbane, Australia.
Category Archives: ASSIGNMENT PREVIEWS
2018 was busy, with my assignment schedule taking me to within days of Christmas – and 2019 is shaping up to be much the same with 10 assignments already booked. Though we’re not back at the studio until mid-February, I thought I’d add to the few pics I’ve posted on Instagram (www.instagram.com/davidkirklandphotography), and add a short […]
The Brief: To photograph “Modern Papua New Guinea,” featuring Port Moresby. It’s become common in the developing countries I’ve photographed throughout the South Pacific, Asia, the Middle East and the African continent over recent years to want to project a “modern, sophisticated destination” – one that offers a broad range of services and attractions for […]
As you can see from the short preview (below), I’ve just returned from an assignment of Fiji’s Yasawa Islands with Blue Lagoon Cruises and what a seven days it was. I mean, what’s not to enjoy about visiting places like these, sharing time with incredibly welcoming Fijians, swimming with manta rays and sharks, and generally […]
The Melanesian Cultural Festival – this year held in the Solomon Islands – has wrapped up for another four years, with Vanuatu hosting the event next time.
Highlights included fishing for Bass (as usual, I didn’t catch a thing), water skiing in perfect conditions (again, it wasn’t me), roasting marshmellows over a campfire and munching on a seriously yummy Ferndale Bakery pie (sadly, that was definitely me on more than one occasion), and attending the Toogoolawah Rodeo (which could have been me in my younger days).
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