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Malcolm Fackender
Works at Spotlight on Asia
Attended Kanahooka High School
Lives in Australia
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My latest upload to 500px.
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The men make their way home as the sun sets over Bagan.
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The sky was magnificent for a sunset at Luderitz in Namibia.  I had just returned from an 11 hour shoot at Komanskop, and fortunately all my gear was on hand to make the most of the last fading light.
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Over the past couple of days I have been doing quick edits on some of my images from Africa for a talk, and have been amazed at some of the great shots. I returned from my 26 day tour with some 18,000 images, of which most I have not even looked at. Typically I have a window of about 3 weeks to post process images after a tour, and after that I am busy working on the next tour. I previously managed to post process 119 of the 18,000 images, and the remainder archived. Unfortunately, due to the nature of my business, it is not uncommon for me not to go back and look at those images again, but I really do need to find some time to work through my Africa images.

This image is of a beautiful Lilac-breasted Roller, which is the National Bird of Botswana. It is widely distributed in sub-Saharan Africa and the southern Arabian Peninsula, preferring open woodland and savanna; it is largely absent from treeless places. Usually found alone or in pairs, it perches conspicuously at the tops of trees, poles or other high vantage points from where it can spot insects, lizards, scorpions, snails, small birds and rodents moving about at ground level.
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Happy new year too you also malcolm and hope that it is a very good one for you
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With a busy tour schedule this year, I have rarely been at home to upload new images to Google Plus.  Here is another image taken on my 2014 Myanmar Photographic Tour in January.
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Last week I was busy doing quick edits on some of my images from Africa for a talk, and have been amazed at some of the great shots. I returned from my 26 day tour with some 18,000 images, of which most I have not even looked at. Typically I have a window of about 3 weeks to post process images after a tour, and after that I am busy working on the next tour. I previously managed to post process 119 of the 18,000 images, and the remainder archived. Unfortunately, due to the nature of my business, it is not uncommon for me not to go back and look at those images again, but I really do need to find some time to work through my Africa images.

This image is of an African Fish Eagle that was cruising along the river looking for a meal. The African Fish Eagle is a large species of eagle that is found throughout sub-Saharan Africa wherever large bodies of open water occur that have an abundant food supply. It is the national bird of Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Sudan.
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Did you ever take a photo that caused you to stop for a moment and just look at it? Did you ever take a photo that evoked emotion in you? Well this photo did it for me. I post processed this image tonight and just sat at my desk looking at it, remembering my experience with her.

I estimate that this woman was between 80 and 90 years old, as she was the eldest of four generations. She was so frail and all she was concerned about was generating a little heat in the fire inside her small hut. It was not until tonight when I was processing the image, that I noticed the tears. We cannot begin to imagine the difficulties this woman has faced in her life. :(
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And look how threadbare her towel is.  Hard life indeed. Nicely photographed.
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I had very little time to shoot this amazing sky at sunset, but fortunately managed to get this shot.
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I will take this opportunity to thank all my friends and followers for their ongoing support in 2013. I wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas. May 2014 be full of happiness, good health and success.
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Owner/Chief Photographer at Spotlight on Asia
Skills
Travel Photography, Project Management, Adobe Photoshop, Training
Employment
  • Spotlight on Asia
    Owner, 2006 - present
  • Spotlight on Africa
    Owner, 2013 - 2013
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Australia
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Sydney - Dapto
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| PHOTOGRAPHER | Travel photographer specialising in small group photographic tours to Asia and Africa|
Introduction
Malcolm Fackender is an Australian award winning travel and commercial photographer who specializes in small group photographic tours to Asia and Africa. Malcolm has been involved with and successful at photography since a young teenager, winning a Gold Medal in 1985 at the age of seventeen. Initially Malcolm had a strong interest in macro and bird photography, but more recently developed a strong interest in travel photography, where he has broadened his photographic interests to cover many other genres. He is particularly interested in South-East Asia where he has taken in excess of 250,000 images over the past seven years.

Through his company Spotlight on Asia, and with the assistance of local and international travel agencies, Malcolm has successfully planned, arranged and led twenty three small group photographic tours to Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar and China and Namibia. Being passionate about photography, travel and just being around and inspiring fellow photographers, Malcolm intends to build his business to include many more countries in the years to come.

Having been involved with Photographic clubs for over 30 years, Malcolm previously held the position of President at Dooleys Camera Club in Sydney. In this role, Malcolm was always eager to share the knowledge he gained over the years with the members of the club as well as any other photographers and photographic clubs he associates with. Malcolm regularly conducts educational and inspirational photographic talks at various photographic clubs and has recently incorporated workshops into his business. After an extended break from entering photographic competitions.

Malcolm has recently been entering his photographs into numerous national and international photographic exhibitions, receiving a number of awards, including Silver and Bronze Medals and major prizes at the Taralga Rodeo Photographic Competition. Not being a prolific entrant of competitions, Malcolm actually gets much more joy out of inspiring and teaching people than receiving awards. There is no greater joy than seeing or hearing about the successes that past clients have with images taken on a Spotlight on Asia tour.

Malcolm enjoys taking photographs and extending himself wherever possible. He believes that photography is a cycle of continuous improvement from a technical, hardware and creative perspective and as such looks forward to growing and extending his portfolio for many years to come. If you would like to join Malcolm on one of his amazing photographic journeys, don't hesitate to contact him.
Education
  • Kanahooka High School
    HSC, 1980 - 1985
  • Illawarra Institute of Technology
    Chemical Technology, 1988 - 1991
  • Illawarra Institute of Technology
    Management, 1992 - 1992
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April 19
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