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Specialising in exceptional small-group photography and cultural experiences for photographers in Australia & New Zealand.

Busselton | Western Australia
+61 400 723 359

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RAW Marvels

We focus on providing exceptional small-group photography and cultural experiences for photographers in Australia & New Zealand.

Founded on a passion for the beauty of our natural world, RAW Marvels is an experience-driven photography tour business that js focussed on the enjoyment and growth of our guests.

You know that feeling, when you’re making your way to some distant destination?

…and photographic opportunities pop-up almost every thirty minutes. The feeling you get that compels you to turn around to check if that incredible shot that you saw at 100km/hr can be brought into reality? We feel compelled to explore those opportunities. The opportunity to create something beautiful in our way that portrays our love of the natural world. Opportunities, exploration, photographic bounty.


About Ty Stedman

RAW Marvels Founder

From growing up exploring the Drakensburg as a child in South Africa, to leading school groups realising their own outdoor passions in abseiling, whitewater kayaking and bushwalking in Australia — there hasn’t been mountain, river or beach that Ty hasn’t wanted to explore.

Ty has been leading groups in the outdoors for over 20 years. Upon completing his undergraduate studies with a double degree at the University of Western Australia, Ty rounded his studies with a Graduate Diploma in Education, a vital tool that has enabled him to communicate learning methodologies, experiences and appreciate the uniqueness of us all as lifelong learners.

After graduating university, Ty was fortunate to spend two years working at an Outdoor Education Centre operated by a private boys school in Perth. Seeing students revel in their time in the outdoors, challenging their abilities, self-esteem and emotions, this time was an incredibly rewarding experience. Concurrently, Ty operated a kayaking coaching and training business, Precision Paddling. Coaching state athletes, beginners and leading Avon Descent competitors on their first ventures negotiating the remote whitewater sections of the Avon River in the Perth hills in preparation for the gruelling annual two day event.

Since 2010, Ty has been working in the Emergency Services as a Career Firefighter with the Fire & Rescue Service of Western Australia. With over 12 years years of emergency response and training experience under his belt, has afforded Ty the vital perspective of managing groups in emergency situations and an ability for managing risks and hazards in the natural environment.

Ty’s personal work has been an excuse for many family holidays. To locations off the beaten track, or a ‘short’ detour en-route to somewhere more familiar. Whether it be hanging out of the open door of a plane above the remote Kimberley, Whitsundays, Shark Bay, New Zealand Alps, or simply enjoying the stillness that a five-minute exposure affords on the shores of the Indian Ocean, there is always a good reason to explore somewhere new.

A personal ethos of continual improvement and education, led Ty to set up TAKUMI Studio Fine Art Printing in late 2019. With the mission of assisting regional artists and photographers with high quality printing services, and personal benefit of honing his own printing and image-making skills, TAKUMI Studio has allowed Ty to control and experiment with the critical final step in the image-making process.

After quietly developing his craft through observation, experimentation, assistance, feedback and time, RAW Marvels has emerged as a logical outcome to share our craft, passion for travel and the natural marvels with like-minded photographers. We hope you can join us. 🙂


Tour Leaders

RAW Marvels Photographers

RAW Marvels succeeds on the calibre of our tour leaders. Each has been selected for their photographic skill, but more importantly for the way that they communicate their adoration for their corner of the planet.

Jake Wilton

Jake Wilton is an award-winning nature and travel photographer from New South Wales, Australia.

Jake is a Nikon Australia partner, ensuring that he always has the best equipment for his photography. He is also sponsored by Aquatica Digital and Epson Australia. Jake’s passion for the natural world extends beyond photography, and he is a committed conservationist and environmental advocate.

Website:  www.jakewiltonphoto.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/jakewiltonphoto


RAW Marvels
Photography Tours

Are you interested in joining us?

With a spectrum of photography tours on offer commencing in 2024, we invite you to benefit from our founding VIP pricing.

Please enquire via the link below.


Notable Awards

  • 2021 Asia Pacific Photography Awards – RUNNER-UP – Landscape
  • 2020 NZIPP IRIS Awards – GOLD Award
  • 2019 – Px3 Prix de la Photographie, Paris – WINNER – Fine Art Photographer of the Year
  • 2019 Australasian Emerging Photographer of the Year Awards – OVERALL RUNNER-UP – Emerging Photographer of the Year; WINNER – Emerging Photographer of the Year – Landscape
  • 2019 Head On Photo Festival – FINALIST – Head On Landscape Prize 2019
  • 2019 AIPP WA Professional Photographer of the Year Awards – GOLD WITH DISTINCTION Award
  • 2018 International Photography Awards – WINNER – IPA Professional: Winter Sports
  • 2018 LensCulture – SELECTION – LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards ’18
  • 2018 AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards – GOLD Award
  • 2018 Australian Photography Awards – 3x FINALIST Landscape Category
  • 2018 NZIPP IRIS Awards – GOLD Award
  • 2018 AIPP WA Professional Photographer of the Year Awards – WINNER – Commercial Photographer of the Year; 3x GOLD Awards



Qualifications & Attainments

  • Bachelor of Science (UWA)
  • Graduate Diploma of Education (UWA)
  • NZIPP Master of Photography with Distinction
  • AIPP Associate