ZINIO logo
EXPLOREMY LIBRARY
Australian Photography

Australian Photography March 2021

Add to favorites

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

Read More
Country:
Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Yaffa Publishing Group PTY LTD
Frequency:
Monthly
SUBSCRIBE
$54.18
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
pretty old things

One of the many perks – or curses, depending on how you choose to look at it – of telling people you’re a photography magazine editor is being gifted unwanted photography gear. During the years I’ve received old films, memory cards, film scanning equipment, tripods, lenses and a bunch of old cameras from all sorts of people. And, although much of it has made its way onto the shelf behind my desk, plenty of it has also ended up in that grey area of things we hang onto that every photographer can appreciate: the too-good-to-throw-out, not-worth-enough-to-sell pile in the back of the cupboard. Just before Christmas, my wife’s uncle visited and brought with him a bunch of his old camera gear that he had been collecting inside a bulging plastic bag.…

1 min.
contributors

DOUG GIMESY Doug Gimesy is a professional conservation and wildlife photojournalist who focuses on Australian issues. His clients include National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, bioGraphic and others. See more at gimesy.com. THOMAS RYAN Thomas Ryan is a professional architecture photographer capturing projects throughout Tasmania, Victoria and the rest of Australia. See more at tryanphotos.com. ANTHONY MCKEE Anthony McKee is a Melbourne-based writer and social documentary photographer and a long-term contributor to Australian Photography. See more of his work at anthonymckee.com.au. TIM ROBINSON Tim is the creator of TV series, Snap Happy: The Photography Show. He has been making professional videos for two decades, with his diverse catalogue of work including music videos, corporate videos and documentaries. See more at worldviewproductions.com.au.…

3 min.
josh and the platypus

When I was young there were two things I always wanted to do. One was to become a zoologist and work with platypus; the other was to be a professional wildlife photographer. Soon after I graduated as a zoologist in the 1980s, one of my first jobs was studying the diving physiology of platypus, so I ticked that box pretty early. But it was more than 20 years before I ticked the other one. A few years ago, when I was asked to take some photographs of platypuses in the field with Joshua Griffiths – one of Australia’s top platypus researchers – I felt like all my career stars had aligned. Spending time in the field with Josh and other researchers, my love for the platypus grew. But sadly, I also learned…

9 min.
quick snaps

SONY ANNOUNCES THE ALPHA 1 SONY has announced its newest flagship mirrorless full-frame camera: the Sony Alpha 1. From its stills capabilities to video, it’s clear Sony has thrown its most advanced technologies into the Alpha 1, with the new camera including (and improving on) many of the headline features of the Sony A9 II and Sony A7S III. INSIDE Starting on the inside, there’s a new 50.1-megapixel full-frame Exmor RS CMOS image sensor which is paired to two of Sony’s latest and greatest BIONZ XR imaging processing chips, the same as what you’ll find inside the A7S III. Sony says the sensor combination has eight times more processing power compared to the previous BIONZ X processor, and it’s likely what allows the new camera to shoot at a class-leading 30fps in silence and with…

4 min.
playing the markets

I hate to see a photographer struggling to use old gear or the wrong equipment for the job at hand. Photography is an evolving art form and at times new “brushes and pallets” are needed to help you reach your creative goals. But how do you know when and where to sell your kit? Firstly, I always think it’s important to answer the question of why do you want to sell? Many photographers buy a piece of equipment only to find it did not achieve their desired goals. Let’s give a macro lens as an example. You may have dreams of getting in close to tiny things only to discover you cannot get sharp results. The lens sees less use and eventually no use at all. Or consider something like an 85mm…

5 min.
your best shot

OPEN SPACE HIGHLY COMMENDED PETER MORTON The Louvre EDITOR’S COMMENT Peter Morton says he discovered a “wide open space” in the most unlikely of places – the roof of the 800-year-old Louvre Museum in Paris. “On this unusual day after spending some hours admiring the exhibits, we wandered up to the roof and found it virtually deserted except for a sole worker enjoying his lunch with a pigeon for company. At any other time I have visited I would have expected to find hundreds of people here.” While there are a few other scattered figures in the frame, they don’t take away from the main subject, who provides a great sense of scale to the beautiful building behind. Bonus points for converting this to black and white as it’s a natural fit, allowing the viewer to focus…