Aug/Sept/Oct 2020

Capture is Australia's top-selling magazine for professional and emerging photographers. Published quarterly, Capture covers all aspects of running a successful photography practice, from the latest gear and techniques, to ides to stretch your creativity, and advice to help you run a more successful business. Each issue showcases amazing images from the world's leading photographers and the stories of how they came to be created. Capture’s mission is to inspire, engage, inform and entertain.

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in this issue

3 min.
so much better together

Welcome to this very special edition celebrating the art and the craft of black-and-white photography. In it, we feature the winners, runners-up, and all the Top 30 placegetters across the three categories of our second annual competition, The Mono Awards. Held in conjunction with our sister publication, Australian Photography, the single-image black-and-white photography competition seeks to uncover the very best imagery by Australian and New Zealand photographers. The response this year was unbelievable with entry numbers up more than 50% from 2019. The quality of work submitted was impressive and provided the judges with a rather challenging task to try and choose the best images. Thanks to all of you who entered, and a huge congratulations to those in the Top 30. I hope the work will prove to be a…

1 min.
the mono awards 2020

PRESENTED BY A CELEBR ATION OF THE REGION’S FINEST B&W PHOTOGR APH ERS The Mono Awards is a celebration of the best black-and-white photography from Australia and New Zealand. This year, we introduced a new category, bringing the total number of categories in the single-image competition to three: Animals, People, and Places. Judged by a panel of eight renowned experts–all masters of the medium–with specialisations covering a wide breadth of genres from animals to landscapes to portrait to advertising and wedding. Only the second year that The Mono Awards has been run, the competition has seen a significant spike in interest with over 50% more entries than in its inaugural year. A massive congratulations to our category winners, runners-up, and all the Top 30 placegetters. Their stunning entries appear on the following pages.…

1 min.

Bee Elle specialises in wildlife and conservation photography. Her passion stems from a lifelong and profound respect for animals and a strongly-felt connection with wide-open spaces and the fauna that call these places home. A sensitive and empathetic observer of nature, she focusses on portraiture of animals in their natural habitats. Her signature approach of combining natural elements with various treatments of light and shadow allow her to express her respect for animals through her own style, and to evoke in others a deeper inquiry into, and appreciation for, the lives of our fellow animals in their natural way of being. Her photography is her main vehicle to creatively express her fondness of animals and to create calls to action to protect wildlife and the natural world. www.bee-elle.com Turn to Dustis a…

5 min.
what the judges thought

PRESENTED BY In this beautiful portrait of an elephant dusting itself, it is the exceptional use of light that has turned an otherwise common occurrence on the African plains into a rather extraordinary capture. Strong directional light accentuates the wonderful textures and shapes of this pachyderm’s skin and tusk, but it is the dust, captured against an otherwise dark background, that adds a beautiful softness to this image. Like most great photos, I think many of us will enjoy this image for a long time. –Anthony McKee This image captures fantastic drama as particles of dirt and rock are thrown into the air. The close-up crop works really well here to make the most of the scene and moment without providing any unnecessary distraction. The character of the elephant’s skin and beautiful grasses…

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Working as the local doctor in Sussex Inlet on the South Coast of NSW since 1984, for as long as he can remember, Graham Morgan has been attracted to rugged, remote landscapes and wild animals. Most of his images have been captured in sub-Saharan Africa, Antarctica, and the Arctic–the main reason being the repose that these locations effuse. Photography has given Morgan insight into the natural treasures that surround us and he’d like to think that his images encourage awareness of our environment and the threats that it faces. He first picked up a camera in 2004, having never taken a photograph before that. His approach to photography these days sees him getting close to his subjects, always looking for the best light, texture, and a different angle. Interesting behaviour,…

5 min.
b&w tips from the judges

LESLEY DOWNIE Composition is very critical, especially when presenting an image in monochrome. Cropping successfully to isolate the main elements of the image without including superfluous aspects which can detract from the strength of the image is important. Too often, images contain too much competing information which weakens the image. MATT PALMER Capturing the behaviour and connection of a subject is vitally important, and even a landscape is alive and can tell a story through its behaviour. ALEX CEARNS For black-and-white animal images, texture stands out best, so seek subjects which have detail in their fur or skin, and surrounds. Watch for silhouettes, choose your angle, and get your timing right to nail your animal portraits. ANTHONY McKEE Monochromatic images don’t have to be black, white, and grey. In fact, the word monochromatic simply means an image…