Welcome to Rare View Photography. I am based in Melbourne in the state of Victoria, Australia.
I have been a very keen amateur photographer for over a decade but recently decided to share my knowledge and experience by commencing courses and photographic tours in order to share the love of photography and the wonderful and amazing adventures I have had with this craft.
Astro Photography is a relatively specialised genre of photography that requires specific knowledge and techniques. It’s not necessarily more difficult but does require a different approach than other forms of photography. The reward is a mix of artistic composition blended with technical expertise to produce very unique and stunning images.
My astro images have won gold medals and awards both nationally and internationally and I am more than happy to pass on those skills to you. To achieve this my courses start with an afternoon of post processing training so that we can go out that night and capture the needed images to achieve your dream photo.
I Specialise in small group tours and training workshops designed to give enjoyable travel and educational experiences to photographers at impressive and unique locations. You’ll improve your knowledge and photographic skills in a relaxed environment with my guidance and coaching. Unlike standard tourism tours, each Rare View tour is specifically designed for photographers to be at the right place at the right time to capture the best light. With quality accommodation and food, and some of the most awe inspiring locations in the world, my tours will raise your photographic ability and more importantly , your spirits.
"Rare View Photography gives you the trip of a life time
and a wealth of knowledge."
Cinematic Time Lapse is a fairly unique field requiring specialised equipment and techniques. It is not just video that has been slowed as this generally results in very poor quality. True Time Lapse uses specifically shot individual camera frames sequenced to create a high quality 4k or 8k flicker free sequence. An example is the flower sequence here shot over 5 days.
Thankyou to Levin from Rareview Photography. I just completed a wonderful week crammed full of photographic opportunities. I was impressed by the thorough attention to the scheduling of locations with built in flexibility. Levin always consulted the individuals in the group to find out their personal preferences, each persons energy and enthusiasm levels before each new adventure.
He was so helpful, offering excellent and tailored tuition. I found his teaching easy to follow, and he was ultimately patient and attentive when needed.
On top of everything the meal breaks were plentiful and well thought out , finding places that accommodated varied dietary requirements. Nothing seemed too difficult as Levin took everything in his stride.
All the accomodation was comfortable as well so that after a good night sleep I felt refreshed for the next sunrise shoot. I was so happy to be travelling in company with fun and likeminded people as we certainly had a lot of laughs along the way.
My highlight of the tour was the appearance of the Aurora during our Astro shoot… though I’m not sure how Levin managed to arrange that. I have come home with many beautiful photos and some more ideas on post processing.
I would love to do it again.
Thanks Levin for an amazing week, the locations you chose were excellent, the accomodation was comfortable and well located, plus having my own room was perfect. The food was first class, particularly the Oysters and Lobster and the transport comfortable and company of a small group were very much appreciated, we had so many good laughs.
I would highly recommend your trip to anyone wanting to see the best photography Tassie has to offer, the costal locations were first class and Cradle Mountain with its Aurora was a once in a lifetime experience.
I would highly recommend Rare View Photography to anyone looking for a great experience and hope to join you again in the future.
The whole week amazing; Levin is a great host who made sure we had good food, quality accommodation and many amazing photography experiences.
The trip was well-planned but flexible enough to accommodate the group's needs and the weather. Highly recommended!
I have always been fascinated with astro photography.
This workshop provided all the expertise needed to produce star trail photos along with assistance with camera settings, tuition and personalized notes.
It also teaches the principles of computer software to compose Astro Landscape (star trails) photography.
Levin, thanks for hosting the workshop and night outing which was both informative and fun.
I would like to thank Levin for his introduction to Astro Photography. From the first contact his communication was articulate and the attention to detail with the preparation in finding suitable locations was outstanding. The tuition onsite was clear and precise and delivered wonderful results.
I have only been back doing photography for a short time and results I got back from his tuition were amazing. You will not be disappointed. I would have no hesitation in recommending Levin and the courses that he runs to anybody serious about being successful with photography.
Levin bleeds excellence in everything photography related . He’s a kind , intelligent, quick-witted and knowledgeable person. I first attend an astrophotography workshop last year and Levin’s input on post processing skills have been an eye opener for me and I’ve been able to transfer a lot of his ideas and teachings into my work . His instructions have been clear , thoughtful and precise .
In short , I couldn’t have been more pleased with Levin . He’s outstanding!
The photographic weekend at Lake Tyrell was very well organised by Levin and we enjoyed the opportunities to shoot photos at the lake - sunrises, sunsets and astro photography.
Under the tutorage of Levin, we achieved great photos and he is always very patient and attentive to everyone's needs.
My Husband and I had the most amazing time at the Lake Tyrell workshop. Levin was fabulous, fun and very informative. I picked up some invaluable insights into night photography and my camera, so thank you very much Levin. Highly recommend.
The Changing Faces of the Shepherd Incredibly all these images of The Church of the Good Shepherd were shot within 16hrs of each other. It's impressive how one of the most photographed buildings in the world can still look so different each day or, in this case, each hour.Stay tuned for the announcement of my October 2024 New Zealand South Island Explorer Tour. Join my 'Occasional Newsletter ' for updates. rareview.photography/photography-tours/... See MoreSee Less
An oldie from my 2018 Norway adventure I've been meaning to post process for years. This was a brief roadside stop at a frozen lake where shards of clear ice had been pushed up in various areas along the shoreline. This is the middle of the day and about as high as the sun got.📷 Sony Alpha 7m2👀 Zeiss Batis 18⏱️ 1/60 sec🔘 Fstop - 22🎞️ ISO 125 ... See MoreSee Less
Lost in Time.The name of this image is more accurate than you think. I was searching through my images looking for some potential competition entries when I noticed several folders were missing from my Lightroom library. After importing them, I realised there was an entire series of star trail images hidden in there. I instantly remembered taking them back in 2021and realised I had never processed them. So better late than never. Hope you enjoy the result and have a great weekend 😀📷 Sony Alpha 7Rm3👀 Zeiss Batis 📥 116 stacked star trail images + 1 foreground ⏱️ 30 secs🔘 Fstop - 2.8🎞️ ISO 800Www.rareview.photography... See MoreSee Less
If anyone gets the chance over the weekend, Richard Tatti Nightscape Image Workshops is hosting an exhibition of his stunning work in Bendigo. Richard is a world renowned Astro Photographer with 73,000 YouTube followers and overall Great Guy. I was fortunate enough to attend his opening on Thursday night and I can assure you, it's worth the drive. It's also located in a street full of coffee shops and restaurants so make a day of itFrom Richard Hello everybody. I'm holding a nightscape photography exhibition entitled "Land and Sky - The Art of the Night" at Dudley House Bendigo from November 2nd - 5th 2023 and I wanted to let you know you're invited.The exhibition will continue Friday through til Sunday 10am to 4pm if you can't make it for the launch. I'll be mostly displaying large framed prints and canvases of my recent work.If you are intending to attend the launch please let me know so I can work through catering etc. ... See MoreSee Less
Both of these images were shot at Brighton Pier, Christchurch New Zealand. The amazing thing is they were both shot on the same day within 45mins of each other. How quickly Mother Nature can change her mind.Www.rareview.photography... See MoreSee Less