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Mark Tripp
With over 45 years of experience, I first started taking photos at the age of 14.
My first camera was a Pentax SLR K1000 then moving into a Canon AE1 SLR.
Purchased my first medium format camera in 1977, a Mamiya RB67 and then in 1978 this was when my photography business started. Primarily with weddings and portraits and then starting modelling, fashion, commercial and magazine photography.

I originally took up photography to showcase my art, signwriting, graphic designs and visual merchandising but requests started about doing portraits and weddings. I also started in photo / journalism building up to freelance for over 20 Australian magazines and several oversea publications as well. To name a few - Australian Street Machine, Australian Street Rodding, Australasian Post, Women’s Weekly, Trucking Life, Vogue, Vogue House and Garden, Studio Fashion, Conde Nast Publications, People, Performance Street Car plus many more. I also started selling my images through a stock library, Auschromes where I was successful in selling my images here in Australia and overseas. Never really been into entering competitions however one I did enter through a photography magazine, I came first in this world wide portrait competition.

I have also done a lot of modelling portfolios and hair images. I worked closely with several Tasmanian Modellling Agencies and hair salons. I was secretary / treasurer for The Australian Mannequin and Models Guild ( Tas Division ) for several years and helped co-ordinate The Mannequin and Photographic Model of the Year Awards. I was also successful in supplying award winning hair images for many hair stylists.

Went back to visual merchandising part time for a few years while still continuing my photography business. Then in 2002 I was hired at Southern Cross Television now 7 Tasmania - Southern Cross Austereo, as a commercial producer. With the rapidly changes in technology I now also am a videographer / editor while still doing a lot of commercial photography. I have developed skills in photoshop, Lightroom and many more appplications to evolve my art and photography. I also have a strong presence with online sites where I sell my art and photography. Also still continue to sell digital images through stock libraries. Started in August 2020 with The Launceston Photography Group to become one of their instructors for the Launceston, Tasmania area.
Upcoming Dates hosted by Mark Tripp
Saturday the 13th of August 2022
Architectural Photography - The History - Princes Square, Launceston - 3pm - 2 hours
This will be a combination of architectural photography and exploring the history of Launceston’s buildings. Will go through angles, perspectives, lighting and black and white photography. Holding this session later in the day to get that sweet light towards the end.
Instructor: Mark Tripp
$39pp     7 places left
Saturday the 20th of August 2022
Filters - 3 Montrose Place - 10am - 2 hours
What filters should you use? We will go through what are the essential filters to use and they help to enhance an image through camera. I will explain the pitfalls of over filtering and having too many filters in your kit. Plus these days I will show you in Lightroom and Photoshop how to filter images, even if you haven’t used a filter through camera.
Instructor: Mark Tripp
$39pp     8 places left
Saturday the 27th of August 2022
Beginners Session - Launceston City Park - 9am - 3 hours
Overwhelmed with all those camera buttons and dials? I will simplify it all and get you off auto and into manual. Will go through the exposure triangle, composition, lighting and more. You finally understand how to work your camera and the menu functions. This will take your photography to the next level in 3 hours.
Instructor: Mark Tripp
$125pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 3rd of September 2022
Storytelling Through Photography - Launceston Town Hall - 10am - 2 hours
Do your images lack that story element? In this session, we will combine a street scene approach and photo journalistic style to give your photos more of a story. Let’s add some emotion to your images to help tell a visual story. They say a picture is worth a thousand words.
Instructor: Mark Tripp
$39pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 10th of September 2022
Spring into Spring - City Park - 10am - 2 hours
Get started taking better photos today! This will be a spring session, capturing spring blossom and spring blooms. I will show you in a similar way to the Autumn session how to creatively capture the colours of spring. Just not quick images of what is in front of you, but how to take images more creative to make them stand out.
Instructor: Mark Tripp
$39pp     10 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 17th of September 2022
Beginners Session - Launceston City Park - 9am - 3 hours
Learn to get off auto and into manual, and the benefits you get from this. Will go through the exposure triangle and explain in a simple way. Understand your camera menus, plus composition and lighting techniques.
Instructor: Mark Tripp
$125pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 24th of September 2022
Flat Lay Photography - Newstead, Launceston - 10am - 2 hours
What is a flat lay? A flat lay is an image taken straight down from above. A birds-eye view, if you will. While technically speaking a flat lay can simply be a photo of a single thing laying flat, the real bones of a flat lay comes in the styling. We will pick several items, then stylise and also tell a story with the final set ups. As always, will go through lighting techniques.
Instructor: Mark Tripp
$39pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 1st of October 2022
Silhouettes - 36 Watchorn Street - 10am - 2 hours
Silhouette photography can create beautiful one dimensional images. In this session I will show you in studio and outdoor how to create standout silhouettes. It will also touch on shadows and black and white photography.
Instructor: Mark Tripp
$39pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 8th of October 2022
The Elements - Earth, Water, Fire, & Air - 36 Watchorn Street - 10am - 2 hours
This will continue the creative aspect of photography, using individually and combining of 4 elements of Earth, Water, Fire and Air. You will get to capturing some stunning and creative images in studio and outdoors.
Instructor: Mark Tripp
$39pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 15th of October 2022
Beginners Session - Launceston City Park - 9am - 3 hours
Let’s get you off auto and into manual mode and get full control of your camera. We will go through the exposure triangle with simple explanations and make sure what your camera menus are all about. Plus touch on white balance, composition and lighting.
Instructor: Mark Tripp
$125pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Sunday the 16th of October 2022
Bird Photography - Tamar Island - 5pm - 2 hours
Many people have requested a session on bird photography. This is a late Sunday afternoon session as the best time for bird photography is at dawn or towards the end of daylight. We will go through lens choices, shutter speeds and loads more. I will give you professional tips on how to create stunning images of these beautiful creatures.
Instructor: Mark Tripp
$39pp     8 places left
Saturday the 22nd of October 2022
Action Sports Photography - Royal Park, Launceston - 10am - 2 hours
This session will show you how to capture those high action sports shots with use of quick shutter speeds and dynamic angles. The session will shoot sports action but also how to do a portrait of a sports person, not as a standard portrait, but the use of props and angles of their chosen sport. This will be high action photography at its best.
Instructor: Mark Tripp
$39pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 29th of October 2022
Effective Backgrounds - 36 Watchorn Street - 10am - 2 hours
You may get great subject choices, but have ever really considered the back ground choices. I will show creative and and inexpensive ways to create backdrops and also natural elements for back grounds as well. We will choose some subjects and show you how the right background will not over power the subject but how to make the subject pop.
Instructor: Mark Tripp
$39pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 12th of November 2022
Miniature Table Top Session - Watchorn St., Launceston - 10am - 2 hours
Miniature Photography is simply one form of photographic artistry to mix the real with the surreal. Rather than simply building a scale model diorama portraying some kind of scene, the idea is to integrate true-scale, real-world objects, foods or 'entities' into the miniature world. In this session, we will make miniature landscape sets, and then light them, photograph, and post edit.
Instructor: Mark Tripp
$39pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 19th of November 2022
Beginners Session - City Park, Launceston - 9am - 3 hours
Can’t work out your menus on your camera? Let me show how to dismiss 90 percent of all of the confusion and simplify it. Will take you through the exposure triangle and also composition plus simple lighting techniques. Finally you will get off auto and into manual and get full control of your camera, to drastically improve your photography.
Instructor: Mark Tripp
$125pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
 
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