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Australian Photography November 2019

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Australian Photography has one simple goal – to make you a better photographer. Each month the magazine features insightful photo tips to help you improve the way you shoot, edit and share your images. There's also interviews with leading pro shooters, step-by-step image-editing guides, photo competitions, reviews of the latest gear and much more

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Yaffa Publishing Group PTY LTD
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
travel smart

Where did it all go wrong? Although our immediate reaction is likely to be to declare them naive and then move on, It's hard not to feel some sympathy for travel bloggers Jolie King and Mark Firkin, who it was recently announced were arrested and detained for more than three months in Iran for alledgedly flying their drone without a licence. Yet to be released having served 'just' three months in jail also seems incredibly fortunate when you consider their fellow detainee, Melbourne University lecturer Kylie Moore-Gilbert, is facing a ten-year stretch. King and Firkin had thrown-in their jobs working in Australia, bought a 4WD, and started driving to the UK while blogging along the way and sharing videos on their Way Overland YouTube page. The duo had posted on…

1 min.

MARK BRIERLEY Mark is a commercial photographer based in Western Australia. He is the current AIPP WA Professional Photographer of the Year 2019, among other accolades. See more at markbimages.com STEVE THOMAS Steve Thomas has been racing, shooting and writing about bikes and adventure travel for most of his life, and earned his crust from it for 25 plus years. See more of his work at stevethomasimages.com NICK RAINS Nick Rains has been a professional photographer for over 30 years. He runs the Leica Akademie in Australia. See more at nickrains.com ANTHONY MCKEE Anthony McKee is a Melbourne-based writer and social documentary photographer. In 2014 he was named AIPP Documentary Photographer of the Year. See more at anthonymckee.com.au…

2 min.
talking to a brick wall

Photographic moments tend to jump out at me when I least expect them. This wall for example, caught my eye whilst out and about and straight away I knew I had to capture it. Yet, at the time, I had no idea what was drawing me to it. Although I could see the geometric lines created wonderful shapes allowing for a variety of compositions, there was an underlying message I was yet to explore. I often don’t initially know what my images mean. Most of the time I start out with a plan but it’s not until much later that I realise the image was telling me what I needed to know about myself at the time. A couple of months passed after photographing the wall and I was diagnosed with a…

1 min.
photographer of the year 2019

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3 min.
hit the road

It’s September 2019, and I’m in San Francisco when I get a fortune cookie with my dinner. I read it out to my group – “you will travel to many exotic places.” We all burst out laughing! To me, that is the adventure of travel, exploring new lands, people, cultures and enjoying the many new doors that open both photographically and in life. Travel photography is a very broad subject that includes just about everything away from your home base. Once you open your door and head to your transport – the adventure has begun. Travelling allows me to shoot everything from the smallest insect to the grandest landscape. But travel images still need to tell a story, perhaps more so than a simple animal image does, or a general landscape. With…

6 min.
quick snaps

APPLE ANNOUNCES THREE NEW IPHONES APPLE has announced three new smartphones - the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. All three smartphones feature standard 12MP cameras plus ultra-wide 13mm camera modules, with the higher-end iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max keeping the telephoto lens of last year’s iPhone XS models, although these now offer a wider aperture. Matching features found in Huawei and Samsung’s flagship smartphones, Apple have also included a new night mode as well, designed to deliver better low-light performance. A software update known as Deep Fusion, scheduled to be released soon, will let the phone combine the best of multiple shots into one image with low noise and high sharpness. Speaking at Apple’s launch event, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller said the Deep Fusion…