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Kokoda with Mates in Construction

I have been very fortunate over the years to have walked the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea 16 times with my first crossing in 2004. This year I will be walking and filming my 17th crossing with a very important client and organisation, Mates in Construction. MIC works very hard to raise awareness and provide training and support in the prevention of suicide in the construction industry.

Each year, MIC running a fund raising trip across Kokoda in order to raise money and awareness for this significant issue. To help in the fund raising, I have set up a special gallery of images (including the one below) for sale that will have all profits donated to MIC. Images will be available for sale until the end of Septemeber. Check them out HERE.

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Photographic Society of Queensland Conference 2015

I will be having a stand at the 2015 PSQ Conference as well as running 3 workshops so be sure to come down and say Hi if you get the chance. The 3 workshops will each have their own topic covering Street and Documentary Photography, Shooting Video with your DSLR and Travel Photography.  The conference runs for 3 days and has a great selection of speakers as well as displays. You can find out more info PSQ Conference 2015. The conference runs on the 6th, 7th and 8th of June. Contact me HERE if you have any questions.

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Antarctica Exhibition

Very happy to announce my exhibition opening on June 12th following my trip to Antarctica late last year. Polar Regions are a dream location for any travel photographer and I had the pleasure of traveling with and helping 6 photographers continue on their journey of image making November and December last year. We had some amazing opportunities for landscape and wildlife images and didn’t come away disappointed…..what a trip. Come along and check out some of the images I was able to capture. Would love to see you there….:)


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Happy New Year

Well, another year is over. Hope everyone has enjoyed theirs as much as I have mine. It has certainly been another crazy, busy year, but that’s how I like it. Lots to do and the constant feeling of being overwhelmed, grateful and humbled by what I have ahead of me and the places I am fortunate to have visited.

The last 2 months have seen me working in Nepal and Antarctica with 2 groups of photographers wanting to improve their craft, and what fantastic groups they were.

For now I am resting up and working hard (at the same time of course) on the Gold Coast, looking forward to another great year that I have no doubt 2015 will be. Hope you all have had a great one and looking forward to the next one. Above all stay safe and have fun…J

Take care



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Preserving the Ancient – Thangka Painting

Preserving the ancient form of Buddhist Painting, the Thangka. I was fortunate enough to speak with a 14th generation grand master of this ancient art form and his apprentice on how it has changed in his lifetime and the importance of its preservation.

Preserving the Ancient – Thangka Painting from Damian Caniglia on Vimeo.

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Karma Coffee – Kathmandu Nepal

If you love your coffee, and are passionate about supporting local communities, then Karma Coffee is a place you must visit the next time you travel to Nepal…..

Karma Coffee – Kathmandu Nepal from Damian Caniglia on Vimeo.

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Travel Photography Presentation

Join me on September 18 at Back Track Adventure Travels for an evening presentation on how to best approach travel photography including information on equipment choices, carrying your gear, preparing for different weather conditions and of course being in the right place at the right time to get the ultimate shot.

Having had the opportunity to film and photograph in many diverse environments from shooting wildlife and landscapes in the national parks and deserts in Africa, the jungles of Papua New Guinea on the Kokoda Track and the high Himalaya of Nepal, I have been fortunate enough to learn through experience what is needed to not only get the ‘shot’, but to come home with equipment that still operates.

Working with Mark Robinson, an adventure consultant from Backtrack Adventure Travel we will also be sharing details about 3 planned tours perfect for photographers, to Nepal, Africa and Antarctica. I look forward to seeing you there. Please follow THIS LINK to book your spot today. This is a free event!!

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Kokoda Advertising Campaign Shoot

I was lucky enough to shoot in PNG recently for an Ad Campaign promoting the Kokoda Track. As I have been guiding in PNG for the last 10 years, it was rare with the responsibilities of a group to be able to film or take photos as much as I would like to. This time however I had plenty of time and opportunity to (mostly) film and photograph  this amazing part of PNG. And now the process begins of creating a 60 second ad out of almost 8 hrs of footage. The main focus is the experience people have while on the Track. The experience of taking on such a challenge, meeting the local people, reflecting on the history of what happened there and of course paying respect to the soldiers who change the coursed of the Second World War.

We were lucky enough to have fairly good weather for the trip, something I was glad for given the amount of camera equipment I took with me. It meant I was able to shoot most times of the day with little restriction. Of course I still had to deal with the usual challenges of filming in such an environment. However with great support from our local crew and a thorough knowledge of the track, we were able to capture some fantastic footage, not only for the campaign but future stock requirements and advertising content. If you are interested, I will be guiding another trip (my 15th) back across Kokoda next year in August. Contact me here if you would like more info. Keep an eye on this space for the release of the ad.


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