Giant Tree Ferns, Maites Rest © David B Simmonds
Photography, creativity, learning and travel are all enhanced by the support of others. This page contains links to those who offer creative and technical support to me in my professional life. They are also good people with whom I've enjoyed many years of relationship as a photographer. I recommend them to you as resources for your ongoing photography safari.
Borges Imaging website is packed with all things a photographer could need or desire. You can order online and it will be shipped to you. But nothing beats dropping in to talk with the team and get a hands-on experience with the gear you're interested in. Borge has over 40 years experience and is always on the look out for the latest technology and equipment. Frances and Sam are passionate about photography, across all the products, and offer loads of friendly advice and expertise.
A 449 Graham Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria 3207 | T 03 9646 2399 | W borge.com.au
PRINTING & PROCESSING
CPL Digital is where the "rubber" of photography "meets the road" of reproduction. I use them to print my fine art work for corporate installations and exhibitions, and pretty much everything else I don't print myself (they are one of the very few Hahnemühle Certified labs in the country). I totally recommend you have a look at their website to see the wide range of services and technical support they offer. The team of Darren, Carleene, Roger, Asko, Kim and Bryan (the man behind it all) together bring huge commitment, experience, skills and expertise to everything they do.
A 117 Thistlethwaite Street, South Melbourne, Victoria 3205 | T 03 8376 8376 | W cpldigital.com.au
PLACES TO STAY
We've formed good relationships with various accommodations in the region who kindly recommend us to their guests. We like to reciprocate and recommend them to you next time you visit the beautiful Otways area.
The Otways Region
Glenaire Cottages are pet friendly cottages with spectacular views and all the comforts needed for a relaxing weekend away. Enjoy 100 acres of private forest and walking trails as well as the scenic beauty of the region, just perfect for honing your photography skills. Your hosts, Neil and Bo Melville, will make you warmly welcome.
A 3440 Great Ocean Road, Glenaire, Victoria 3238 | T +613 5237 9237 | W glenairecottages.com
Johanna Seaside Cottages are pet friendly, award-winning self-contained cottages nestled on 260 ha in the beautiful Johanna valley, right next to Johanna Beach. Enjoy the wild ocean, lush river flats, undulating hills and bushland, and the Great Ocean Walk trails. There is so much in this area to explore with your camera. Joy Evans and her friendly team are your hosts, and will make you warmly welcome.
A 395 Red Johanna Road, Johanna, Victoria 3238 | T +613 5237 4242 | W johannaseaside.com.au
The Boomerangs self-contained cottages are surrounded by beautiful gardens filled with bird life, and can be found on the Great Ocean Road at Johanna. "Quintessentially Australian" with valley, forest and ocean views, you will be made warmly welcome by your hosts Mark & Roz.
A Corner of Red Johanna Rd and Great Ocean Rd, Johanna, Victoria 3238 | T 03 5237 4213 | W theboomerangs.com
THE GREAT OCEAN WALK
Walking this beautiful coastline is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in a wilderness experience and take some wonderful photographs. Whether you do the whole walk or just sections of it, you can find out all you need to know at the Great Ocean Walk website - accommodation, camping, maps, shuttle services, guided or self-guided tours etc