Australian Photography

Australian Photography September 2019

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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2 min.
the b&w issue

Black and White photography really is in our DNA, and something we hold very close to our hearts. Consider this very magazine, established way back in 1950, yet it only went to full colour spreads in the late 90s. We’ve always championed black and white photography; from countless tips stories for making the most of your black and white images, to profiles on some of our best black and white shooters, and of course the hugely competitive black and white category in our Photographer of the Year competition, which has shone a spotlight on some of our best up-and-coming black and white shooters for the past six years. So it’s fair to say our first dedicated black and white issue is something that’s been stewing away for a long time. We’ve…

1 min.

STEVEN TEE Steven Tee is senior photographer for F1 Racing magazine and perhaps F1’s most respected photographer. See more at NICK RAINS Nick Rains has been a professional photographer for over 30 years, and as well as being a Leica ambassador, runs the Leica Akademie in Australia. See more at SAM EDMONDS Sam Edmonds is a photographer, writer and antarctic expedition guide focusing on issues of ecology and conservation. See more of his work at DARREN MIDDLETON Songwriter for hugely succesful Australian band, Powderfinger. Darren Middleton pursues a solo career as a musician, film scorer and photographer. See more at…

1 min.
moment of impact

We work for the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix promoters, and a key image for them is obviously the start, with the Singapore logo on the bridge above the track. In 2017 I was tasked with getting this image. I first shot the starting grid before walking down to turn one, and up into the grandstand, which has an area for the photographers. It's also head-on to the corner. Using a 70-200mm lens allowed me to perfectly pre-frame and pre-focus the shot to include the Singapore bridge logo. It was then just a matter of waiting for the five red lights to go out; the cars to start the race and fill the bottom of the frame, and the job would be done – or so I thought. The two Ferraris decided that…

3 min.
it’s a trap!

In my time as a photo tour guide I’ve probably seen and heard it all, but it’s also helped confirm for me a few of the traps to avoid and the things to encourage people to think about when it comes to their own photography. So without further ado, here are a few tips for avoiding some of the common traps in this modern age of overnight photographic experts. YOU DON’T NEED TO SHOOT EVERYTHING AT LOW ISOS! One of the new shooting styles that is afflicting some photographers is pixel counting, or perfection in incremental digital detail. You may know one of these people, or you may be one yourself! The reality is we don’t need to shoot at one or two hundred ISO anymore, and we don’t need to keep our…

9 min.
quick snaps

AUSTRALIAN DRONE LICENCE SCHEME DELAYED THE Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has delayed the roll out of a nationwide drone registration scheme, with recreational users not expected to need to register for the scheme until mid to late 2020. Peter Gibson, Manager Corporate Communications at CASA, said the initial rollout will begin later this year. “Commercial operators [will be] first [to register], then recreational,” he said. “Recreational users are likely to start in mid to late 2020.” Reports in March suggested drone registration for recreational users is expected to cost $20 a year for recreational drones, while commercial drone users will be charged anywhere from $100 to $160. According to the CASA website, commercial and recreational users will need to also complete an online training course, with Gibson confirming users will need to supply the…

4 min.
your best shot

PORTRAIT ANNETTE COLLINS My hoodlum EDITOR’S COMMENTS Annette Collins says she captured this image on a beach. “I noticed the light reflecting onto my son’s face nice and evenly so I snapped this photo, hood and all. I converted it to black and white to simplify it and remove the warm colour casts the sand was throwing onto his face. I used Topaz to emphasise his freckles and do the Black and white conversion,” she says. As well as the freckles, you’ve also caught interesting light in your sons’s eyes, which adds up to an evocative portrait. Well done. TECHNICAL DETAILS Nikon D750, 50mm lens, 1/320s @ f2.8, ISO 100. Lightroom used for sharpening, shadows, highlights, burning, dodging. Topaz used for black and white conversion. JILL VELINOS Poppy EDITOR’S COMMENTS Jill Velinos says she has spent time working on environmental…