Australian Photography November 2021

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

Yaffa Publishing Group PTY LTD
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
a fallen giant

It was not a tree that would have stood out in a forest. Yet it was, nonetheless, a pretty outstanding tree. Its trunk, gnarled and bent, had been left dishevelled and with a distinct, quirky lean from years of coastal winds. Out on its own like a sentry with its many weathered branches twisting to the sky, the lone tree at the Bay of Fires gave a striking backdrop to the orange-tinged boulders that hug the shoreline on Tasmania’s Northeast Coast. And now, sadly, it’s no more. For visiting photographers, the tree was the kind of location you’d plan your trip around. I remember speaking to photographer Craig Crosthwaite about his image of it back when it graced our cover in August this year, and him telling me he’d been there…

1 min

WILLIAM LONG Photographer, Speaker, Mentor, and Educator; William is arguably one of Australia’s most reputable, successful, and technically diverse professional photographers. See more at DOUG GIMESY Doug 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 JAKE TRAYNOR Jake is a seascape and landscape photographer based in Canberra. You can follow his work on Instagram @traynorjake. ADRIAN RANKIN A landscape photographer based on the Mornington Peninsula, Adrian has a deep passion for capturing the Australian forests and high country. See more of his work at…

3 min
the heavens above

My interest in shooting ceilings began over 40 years ago, with a realisation that while many visitors to buildings look around and appreciate the craftsmanship from centuries past, few ever take the time to appreciate just how accurate the design and construction of the ceilings are. Built over 500 years ago, conceived by King Henry VI and initiated by Master Mason Reginald Ely, Kings College Chapel took 69 years to build, with the roof alone taking three years. Today, it is considered one of the finest examples of late Perpendicular Gothic architecture and it is often described as one of the wonders of the world. I always seek and gain permission to do this style of shot, because lying down on the floor with my mini tripod and camera is a definite…

10 min
quick snaps

CANON ANNOUNCES 24.1 MEGAPIXEL EOS R3 CANON has officially (and finally!) announced the EOS R3, a new mirrrorless camera that combines the familiarity and speed of Canon’s professional-level EOS-1 DSLR cameras with the EOS R mirrorless full frame system. Body-wise, the EOS R3 has a newly designed, lightweight, dust and water-resistant magnesium body. It features a 5.76 million dot electronic viewfinder with low lag and a refresh rate of up to 120 fps at full resolution. The rear of the camera features a Vari-Angle 4.1-million dot touchscreen. Inside is a newly designed back illuminated stacked CMOS 24.1 megapixel sensor, which Canon says almost entirely eliminates rolling shutter distortion. In electronic shutter mode, the camera is capable of shooting up to 30fps with AE and AF tracking in RAW with no blackout, and the…

5 min
sharpen up!

I still remember as a young photographer some 40 years ago taking shots with my old manual camera. Just like the textbook suggested, I set it to 125th of a second, and, like magic, my travel snapshots were all sharp. Then I dropped in my second roll of film to photograph birds, and it was a totally different story. Boy, did I learn something fast! Today, I’m always conscious that if my subject or I am moving, I must get the shutter speed up to the highest numbers I can if I want sharp images. Let’s look at some of the things you can do to help keep your own images sharp. SHUTTER SPEED A textbook rule is that your shutter speed should be at least equivalent to the focal length of the…

5 min
your best shot

PETS SHARON JONES Silky HOW I DID IT Silkie chickens are popular backyard pets, but I really wonder how they can see at all with those fur-like facial feathers. TECHNICAL DETAILS Canon 7D, Canon 17-55mm lens @ 55mm. 1/60s @ f4, ISO 40. THIS MONTH’S WINNER NAVIN CHANDRA Love Lettuce EDITOR’S COMMENT Navin Chandra’s image Love Lettuce was shot in his home studio and shows his guinea pig Ginger chowing down on (what else), a piece of lettuce. I think this image is all about the pose – getting small creatures to do what you want is far from easy, but even harder is showing a hint of their personality while you do it. Technically, it’s beautifully lit with a great catchlight in the eye, and it also displays lovely tones as well. TECHNICAL DETAILS Nikon D810, Tamron 24-70mm lens @ 62mm. 1/250s @…