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Malcolm Fackender
Works at Spotlight on Asia
Attended Kanahooka High School
Lives in Australia
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I finally got around to putting my second newsletter for 2015 together.

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NEWSLETTER. My second newsletter has been a long time coming. I can't begin to tell you how many times I have commenced working on it, only to have my attention dragged away onto other work. Even though the year thus far has been quiet from a travel perspective, it has been extremely busy ...
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After a horror of a trip to Guilin with lengthy delays, we were eventually rewarded with this beautiful scene. It however involved a significant climb to get there, however I was very thankful to be carrying the lightweight Fujifilm X-T1 and an assortment of lenses.
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The H'mong woman makes her way back home through the maze of the rice terraces.
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No matter how beautiful it looks, one cannot help but wonder about the back breaking work involved in growing rice. From ploughing the terraces in preparation, to growing and transplanting the seedlings, attending the terraces to harvest. This occurs over a period of about 4 months, and in Mu Cang Chai occurs twice per year.
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After a very early departure and a big climb, we were rewarded with a beautiful sunrise over the Li River.
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The cormorant takes a moment to dry its wings whilst the fisherman relaxes with his pipe.
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Looking over Tu Le valley in North Vietnam.
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The rice terraces of Sa Pa and Y Ty only have one crop each year, however Mu Cang Chai and Tu Le are at a lower elevation and have two crops. The interesting thing is you can see various stages of rice in one scene, such as seedlings, terraces ploughed and ready for transplanting, the transplanted terraces and then some ready for harvest. It really is quite unique. This image was taken at a vantage point overlooking Tu Le, and thankfully at the ...
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Great to see the upcoming Iceland Photographic tour that I'm jointly leading with Elia Locardi is regarded as one of the best.
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I have been very fortunate to meet and travel with so many amazing people over the past nine years of leading photographic tours. Many great friendships have been formed with photographers who have chosen to travel with me, as well as many I have crossed paths with in person and through social media. In November 2012 whilst exploring and photographing the ruins of Ta Phrom in Cambodia, I happen to cross paths with the very talented Elia Locardi and his lovely wife Naomi. It was a chance meeting, however one that has grown into a great friendship and now a new photographic tour venture.

I am delighted to announce the launch of a new photographic tour company, of which I am honoured to be a part of. Dream Photo Tours has been been in development over the past two years by my good friends Elia Locardi, Naomi and Ken Kaminesky. The new company draws upon the geographic and photographic strengths of a number of photographers, all with the goal of delivering the very best photographic and cultural experiences. With the multitude of photographic tours on offer now, Dream Photo Tours is destined to stand out amongst the crowd.

In celebration of the launch of this amazing new photographic tour company, Dream Photo tours has teamed up with its favourite partners and sponsors and put together an amazing giveaway, with prizes totally $12,000 to be won over the coming five weeks. Best of all is that you will have multiple chances to win.

By participating in this giveaway, you'll have a chance to win prizes including Cameras from Fujifilm, Filter kits by Formatt-Hitech, annual memberships from SmugMug, PhotoShelter, and 500 PX, Image editing software from OnOne, CaptureOne, and MacPhun, hard drives from G technology, tripod and grip gear from Really Right Stuff, input devices from Wacom, and camera bags from ThinkTank Photo!
The grand prize is a weather-resistant FUJIFILM X-T1 with FUJINON XF18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens kit valued at $1,900.00 USD!

For a chance to win, visit:

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Occupation
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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Currently
Australia
Previously
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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Birthday
April 19
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