For almost 25 years, Luke Ballard has been travelling the world and capturing images as he does so. Luke's career started in the 1990's when he was working for and alongside a noted wedding photographer. Luke's passion behind the camera soon translated into university study in media, production and journalism and eventually entering the workforce.
Luke's career has been varied and not always in front of the camera. He has worked in print journalism, radio, television production and the travel industry, including time at Nickelodeon Television and The Walt Disney Company.
Since 2008, Luke has been a sought after speaker and teacher on all things photography, and has travelled the world conducting seminars and running photography tours around the world.
He has developed his own 22 module curriculum on photography which teaches photography simply and easily and more than 15,000 people have now taken classes with Luke - or with his curriculum.
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Past tours include:
* India and the Holi Festival
* Nepal - Nepalese New Year
* The Kingdom of Bhutan
In 2011/2012, Luke spent 5 months travelling and photographing South America in preparation for two projects - a book, which is currently in the works, and also a photography tour, which is currently available. In 2014, Luke travelled for 12 months around the United States in a motorhome, visiting 49 states and teaching photography in more than 40 cities. A book is currently in the works for this project also. Luke has been a guest speaker on the B&H Event Space stage many times, and also spoken at conferences and conventions on photography, travel and composition.
When not on the road, Luke works on the other aspect of his business, F8 Stuff. (http://www.f8stuff.com) Since 2016, Luke has been designing his own range of camera accessories including a camera bag, shoulder strap and other tools to make photography better.
Luke is available for photographic tuition, portrait and event photography and also private tours.