Seeing and photographing the world through his lens.
Sharing and inspiring people across the world with his images.

"Thank you for such a great trip to Africa. We had a wonderful time & are really looking forward to going to India in February with you…but it will be hard to’ top’ the African Experience! I was quite apprehensive about going on game drives in open vehicles, but surprised myself as I actually felt very comfortable sitting right beside lions & cheetahs. However, I must admit that some elephants got a bit too close for my liking at times. All the organisation and accommodation throughout the trip was first class all the way."
Des & Robyn - Sydney, Australia

About Me

Malcolm Fackender is an Australian award winning travel photographer who specialises in small group photographic tours. 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.

Through his company Spotlight on Asia, and with the assistance of local and international travel agencies, Malcolm has successfully planned, arranged and led 63 small group photographic tours to Asia, Africa, Europe and South America. 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 in Sydney and New South Wales for over 30 yrs, Malcolm is always eager to share his knowledge with the members of clubs as well as any other photographers and clients. Malcolm regularly conducts educational and inspirational photographic talks at various photographic clubs and has recently incorporated workshops into his business. Malcolm actually gets much more joy out of inspiring and teaching people than receiving any competition awards. For him, there is no greater joy than seeing or hearing about the successes that past clients have with images taken on one of his tours. This is one of the main reasons clients are happy to continue travelling with Spotlight on Asia whenever a new destination is released. In addition to introducing new exciting destinations, Malcolm always freely gives advice on photographic equipment and technique.

Personally, 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.

Malcolm is proud to be a valued member of Tamron Pro Team, as well as a brand ambassador for Haida Filters, MeFoto Tripods and Lexar Memory.

"I truly loved this trip, which I found a very exciting and artistic experience, and great fun. It was very well planned and organised (against many odds and difficulties), with incredible commitment and imaginative flexibility. Malcolm is an extraordinary leader, inspiring and highly skilful, thoughtful and helpful to all. His love and knowledge of Vietnam is exemplary, and his dedication to top quality photography quite outstanding. Thank you for an unforgettable experience, which I will treasure forever."
Annie Schlebaum - Sydney, Australia


In addition to being an accomplished travel and commercial photographer, Malcolm Fackender also offers a number of services, ranging from small group photographic tours to educational workshops and inspirational talks.

If you are interested in joining Malcolm on one of his photographic tours, please visit either Spotlight on Asia or Spotlight on Africa. Details of Malcolm's future workshops and talks can be found on his Facebook page or Blog when details are available.

If you are interesting in contracting Malcolm's photographic services, please enquire with him about availability and details. Malcolm is available for commercial, editorial, portrait or travel photography assignments.

Small group photographic tours to Asia

Malcolm Fackender

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Small group photographic tours to Africa

The difference between a photographer and a non-photographer should be the way he or she sees things . I'd have to admit my eyes were definitely opened on this tour. I saw things that I had wanted to see for a long time and in different ways that would not have been available from a more general tour. I really appreciated getting off the beaten track and living more of the local life. Great trip, great company ,great food and a great time. What more can I say.”
John de Souza - Sydney, Australia

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“A well planned and organised tour that leaves the photographer with nothing to do except focus on the never ending opportunities to take extraordinary photos. From the floating markets and villages in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam to the temples in Siem Reap in Cambodia, you are able to capture such colourful images of the people, their culture and the environment they live in. It was a tour that certainly exceeded my expectations.”
Lois Painton – Auckland, New Zealand


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    “I would consider the tour extremely good value for money, for all the transport, accommodation and food that was included. The photographic opportunities that it afforded were priceless. Having travelled extensively and worked in third world countries most of my life, visiting over seventy countries, I would have to place the 2009 Vietnam Photography Tour at the very top of my list of most memorable trips. The Vietnamese people and countryside were a delight, but above that, being led time and again to locations without photographic equal was priceless. All the hard work had been done for me and wasted time was eliminated. Every detail of the trip had been thoroughly researched and each day of the itinerary was thoughtfully structured. After reading Spotlight on Asia's website, I had high expectations for the trip. They were surpassed time and again, from dawn to dusk, on the streets, in the alleyways, and on the rivers and beaches of Vietnam.”

    Tim Pierce - Wanaka, New Zealand

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    Due to my busy international travel schedule, it is recommended to contact me in writing in the first instance. I am regularly checking email and will reply to an enquiries at the earliest convenience.

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