The Lake eyre ex­pe­ri­ence

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A re­cent Canon Col­lec­tive trip to Lake Eyre in South Aus­tralia pro­vided mem­bers with a once-ina-life­time ex­pe­ri­ence of a rare flood­ing event which pro­vided many stun­ning pho­to­graphic op­por­tu­ni­ties, cap­tured with the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. Here a few of the par­tic­i­pants sum up their amaz­ing ad­ven­tures.

“When the op­por­tu­nity came up to travel to Lake Eyre with the Canon Col­lec­tive it was just too good to pass up. Un­der strict weight al­lowances for the flights in and out, the hard­est part was which gear to take and which to leave be­hind, but Jay and Steve from the Canon Col­lec­tive also made avail­able some ex­tra equip­ment if needed. It was my first time do­ing proper aerial pho­tog­ra­phy with the door off and we saw the most amaz­ing land­scapes un­der per­fect con­di­tions. My con­tri­bu­tion is more to the ab­stract and I re­ally had to use my pho­tog­ra­pher’s eye to peer ‘be­neath the salt’ to find the im­age. Thanks, Jay, Steve and Canon for mak­ing this trip pos­si­ble.” – Glen Martin

“My ap­pre­ci­a­tion goes out to the Canon Col­lec­tive Am­bas­sadors in or­gan­is­ing this won­der­ful pho­to­graphic ex­pe­ri­ence at Lake Eyre. As a bonus, the Painted Hills Anna Creek Sta­tion was a high­light not to be missed. The beauty of the area does not de­pend solely on wa­ter in Lake Eyre. Through Canon Col­lec­tive I have found a sup­port­ive or­gan­i­sa­tion for one to ven­ture out­side of your com­fort zone in pho­tog­ra­phy.” – Graeme Scheers

“The ex­pe­ri­ence was ex­hil­a­rat­ing and won­der­fully over­whelm­ing! The en­vi­ron­ment we were im­mersed in was breath­tak­ing and in­spir­ing. The di­rec­tion pro­vided by our won­der­ful Canon guides was per­sonal, yet sub­tle, en­sur­ing our im­ages were our own, but the best they could be. And our hosts were unique in their ways, ag­ile to our needs and re­mark­able in their ser­vice. I can­not ex­press enough how won­der­fully planned and ex­e­cuted an ex­pe­ri­ence it was… weeks on I am still over­whelmed and am dream­ing of the next ad­ven­ture!” – Joshua van Ges­tel

“An as­tound­ing week­end look­ing down on the best of na­ture’s art gallery. I have found a true pas­sion for pho­tog­ra­phy from the ex­pe­ri­ences I’ve had and the lessons I’ve learned through the Col­lec­tive. The Am­bas­sadors have so much time, pa­tience and ex­pe­ri­ence on of­fer and I feel for­ever grate­ful for be­ing in­tro­duced to the team by a fel­low pho­tog­ra­pher.” – Liz Barker

“The Lake Eyre/Painted Hills tour was the one of the most in­cred­i­ble, im­mer­sive tours I have ever ex­pe­ri­enced. Not only be­cause of the phe­nom­e­nal lo­ca­tion, but also be­cause each of us was there to get the most out of it pho­to­graph­i­cally and the op­por­tu­nity to share ideas and knowl­edge was ex­tremely en­rich­ing. The Canon Col­lec­tive Am­bas­sadors were a wealth of knowl­edge and helped us with ev­ery­thing from gear and set­ting se­lec­tion, to what to look for over the Lake, and pro­cess­ing tips on how to pull out the amaz­ing de­tails. Add to that the bonus of be­ing able to bor­row bod­ies and lenses from Canon and re­ally test them out, with ex­pert knowl­edge of that gear on tap with the Am­bas­sadors on hand.” – Ros­alie Dibben

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