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Felix Staub LAPS

Photography was probable always going to play an important role in my life. Growing up in Switzerland with an older brother and a cousin who were both professional photographers made images a daily interest. After moving to Australia aged 19, I intended to join a camera club, but for numerous reasons, this failed to eventuate. I have dabbled in photography ever since high school, but it was not until I joined the Henry Lawson Camera Club in the late ‘80s that I started to progress from a snapshooter to a photographer.

Following my retirement in 1999 and a move to Tasmania, I joined the West Tamar Camera Club and have become involved in the running of the Tasmanian Super Circuit of national exhibitions and last year was involved in the organisation of APSCON’08. I have started to enter national and international exhibitions in the past four years and have gained a number of acceptances and awards.

My main interest in photography is the rendition of landscapes as well as I can and living in Tasmania certainly offers endless opportunities for this. With retirement came the opportunity to travel locally and overseas. This widened my interest to the more opportunistic street and travel photography with their inherent challenges and occasional rewards. Whatever opportunity presents itself, photography never fails to create new interesting situations and hurdles to overcome. The real reward remains an image that ends up looking as good as the imagination was trying to achieve.



Antelope Canyon I
This is an amazing location in Arizona. If you get there in the middle of the day, you just can’t help but come away with some great images. In this instance, looking up revealed a sight most visitors miss.


Checking The Net
This fisherman in Hoi An, Vietnam was kind enough to check his net during sunrise. Shooting against the light made this unusual silhouette possible.


Havana Clown
This clown was a member of an entertainment troupe working in Old Havana. He suddenly thrust this frame in my face to collect money. He got paid and I was well rewarded.


Hoi An Lanterns
Hoi An is well known for its colourful lanterns. This collection was hanging outside a shop. 


 Macquarie Island
This subantarctic island is a bit hard to get to, but a visit will reward the photographer with endless opportunities for wildlife images. The locals have no fear of visitors and are most cooperative.


  Schwabachers Landing
This is near a popular sunrise photography spot in Wyoming. Sunrise was a bit ordinary, but when I went back for breakfast, this scene offered itself. It was over in minutes. Whoever said that the “Decisive Moment” does not apply to landscapes?