Robin Moon

Robin Moon

Tell us a little about yourself and how you got into photography?

I was working in Tasmania and started following a FB page on the Aurora. I literally walked into a camera store one morning, bought a Sony a7 and the 16-35mm and taught myself to shoot in manual mode that day. Those first pictures of crazy colour that came through my screen that night sealed my love of landscape and dark skies.. i bought my first underwater housing 3 years ago, went to Tonga and my universe altered irrevocably the day I squealed loudly through my snorkel in delight at a close passing whale and he made direct eye contact with me in acknowledgment. All caught on camera. I've never looked back.

What excites you about getting out there escaping & creating?

I see the varied genres of photography as both a technical and artistic skill to master. I'm a kinesthetic (hands on) learner so camera controls complement my need to have fun with the visions in my head. Being in nature, in the ocean, under the dark skies, in the cool dawn - they're all a form of meditation for me.

What fascinates you about the ocean?

I am still as mesmerised as i was when a child at crystal clear clarity, the greens and turquoises and simply watching the awesome power of waves. I'm a product of the "JAWS" movie era - I"m still a bit scared there are sharks out there that want to get me, but I've been filling my insta feed with positive shark encounters and slowly my brain is being retrained to respect but not fear them.

We had the pleasure of your company at our first Vagabond Escape & Create Gathering… What were your thoughts and how did you find the concept? I loved it! What's not to love about sitting around a campfire at night talking photography?

I especially loved hearing the journeys of others. I also gained heaps of insight from Warrens' waves workshop, I can look at them now with a 'macro' eye, not just wide-angle.

We also had you along to our free Boora Point Landscape Outing… What was the experience like sharing the morning with like minded people and also getting to hang out with Siobhan Marren & Mitch Pearson-Goff ?

Siobhan and Mitch are the bomb. They were personable and knowledgeable and just plain fun to hang out with. When's our next outing??

If there was one destination you could travel to and photograph where would it be?

Well, I'm heading back to Tonga in August. There are miles of deep blue ocean, sea caves and mischievous humpbacks who don't obey the 'stay 50m away' rule. In another life I'd like to be a storm chaser cos there's some crazy photographic cloud action in those big storms, but I've been struck by lightning years ago and with that in mind I think I'll stick to oceans, animals, and sunsets.


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