Malcolm Fackender is an Australian award winning travel and commercial photographer who specialises in small group photographic tours to Asia and Africa. Malcolm has been involved with and successful at photography since a young teenager, winning a Gold Medal in 1985 at the age of seventeen. Initially Malcolm had a strong interest in macro and bird photography, but more recently developed a strong interest in travel photography, where he has broadened his photographic interests to cover many other genres. He is particularly interested in South-East Asia where he has taken in excess of 250,000 images over the past seven years.
Through his company Spotlight on Asia, and with the assistance of local and international travel agencies, Malcolm has successfully planned, arranged and led 50 small group photographic tours to Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar (Burma), China, India, Singapore, Namibia, East Africa Iceland, Italy, Cuba, Chile and Bolivia. Being passionate about photography, travel and just being around and inspiring fellow photographers, Malcolm intends to build his business to include many more countries in the years to come.
Having been involved with Photographic clubs for over 30 years, Malcolm previously held the position of President at Dooleys Camera Club in Sydney. In this role, Malcolm was always eager to share the knowledge he gained over the years with the members of the club as well as any other photographers and photographic clubs he associates with. Malcolm regularly conducts educational and inspirational photographic talks at various photographic clubs and has recently incorporated a number of different workshops into his business.
After an extended break from entering photographic competitions, Malcolm has recently been entering his photographs into numerous national and international photographic exhibitions, receiving a number of awards, including Silver and Bronze Medals and major prizes at the Taralga Rodeo Photographic Competition. Not being a prolific entrant of competitions, Malcolm actually gets much more joy out of inspiring and teaching people than receiving awards. There is no greater joy than seeing or hearing about the successes that past clients have with images taken on one of his tours.
Malcolm enjoys taking photographs and extending himself wherever possible. He believes that photography is a cycle of continuous improvement from a technical, hardware and creative perspective and as such looks forward to growing and extending his portfolio for many years to come.