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Australian Photography January 2020

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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.
looking forward

When did you last upgrade your camera? If it was in the last couple of years, you are likely not alone, as according to an interesting piece of Australian-commissioned research that passed by my desk late last year, most consumers believe they have been conditioned by brands to think that technology is moving so quickly that hardware only needs to last one or two years until the next model is available. Surprisingly, it's also something both baby boomers and millennials agree on, with 93 per cent and 82 per cent, respectively, agreeing with the statement. I mention this because in past January issues I've attempted to gaze into my crystal ball and predict some of the trends in photography for the year ahead, and, although I can't touch on all of…

1 min.

DYLAN FOX Dylan Fox is an award-winning Australian landscape photographer based in Perth and a regular contributor to AP. See more of his work at dylanfox.com.au STEVE AND ANN TOON Award-winning wildlife photographers Steve and Ann Toon regularly lead photography workshops in Africa. See more at toonphoto.com MATTHEW GRAHAM Matty Graham is a photojournalist and former mag editor based in the UK. He specialises in landscape, portaiture and video. See more at mattygraham.com DYLAN GIANNAKOPOULOS Melbourne based photographer Dylan Giannakopoulos has set out to capture all that inspires him. See more at dylangiannaphotography.com.au…

2 min.
sugar coated

After being involved in a great discussion with some photographers about the challenges in creating art and something original at a location that has been photographed countless times, I recently decided to drive the three hours south of my hometown of Perth to revisit Sugarloaf rock, one of the icons of landscape photography on this side of the country. Sugarloaf really is a stunning location and is a place that anyone who passes through should really take the time to stop at. Yet therein lies the problem, when a place has been photographed from every perceivable angle, under every kind of condition, how do you bring something new to the scene? This time I had set out with the goal of making something unique: I really wanted an angle that was…

1 min.
an essential pairing

Join Australian Photography and World Photo Adventures on our three amazing workshops for 2020/21. At Australian Photography, we love to help photographers take better images, and there’s nothing quite like doing it in some of the most picturesque locations on the planet. So join us for our workshops aimed at photographers of all skill-levels. As well as Australian Photography Editor Mike O’Connor, some of your other hosts will include popular imaging guru Mark Galer, Snap Happy TV producer Tim Robinson, and experienced World Photo Adventures’ guides Darran and Frazer Leal. World Photo Adventures commenced in 1989 as a project to combine the experience of a holiday and the education of photography. The camera is an essential item that we all bring away with us on holiday. Darran and the crew at World…

4 min.
luscious landscapes

I have heard of landscape photographers targeting a location for weeks, only to walk away with some ok images, while I've turned up at a location and had a great shot in the bag in minutes. Today, the challenge of time and light is just the same as it ever was with landscape photography, but our equipment is what can be pushed further than ever. Here's a bold statement for you: I think landscapes are one of the easiest subjects to shoot for a photographer. If you consider that the equipment needed for landscape photography is relatively minimal, the techniques are largely simple, and landscapes don’t run away from you and hide, then you might get a sense of what I'm talking about. But that's the challenge with landscape photography: It's…

6 min.
quick snaps

CANON ANNOUNCES ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY FOCUSED EOS RA CANON has announced the latest iteration of the EOS R lineup of mirrorless full-frame cameras: the Canon EOS Ra. Rather than a complete redesign of the EOS R, this ‘special’ version comes with a number of features aimed at improving astrophotography performance. The major change is the IR blocking filter in the original EOS R has been modified to allow for infrared radiation, known as hydrogen alpha rays (Ha, 656.28nm), to be captured. On the standard EOS R, the IR filter is optimised to block these rays (which are invsiible), however in astrophotography, capturing them is necessary to gather accurate colour information of distant galaxies. The modification means the EOS Ra is about four times as sensitive to hydrogen alpha rays in comparison to the EOS…