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Capture September-October 2019

Capture is Australia's top selling professional photography magazine. The bi-monthly publication covers all facets of the professional photography industry, in particular equipment, marketing, training, pricing, finance and rights management. Capture's mission is to help professional photographers stay informed and up-to-date, to help them grow their business and develop their careers. Capture also showcases the latest photography and editing products, equipment and techniques from Australia’s best known companies and trend-setters. It reaches the whole photographic community, including editorial, advertising, wedding, photojournalism, events, fashion and portrait photographers, plus assistants and aspiring students

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6 Issues

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Incorporating Commercial Photography. Established in 1963 as Industrial & Commercial Photography. Editor Marc Gafen marcgafen@yaffa.com.au Contributors Sam Edmonds Candide McDonald Mike O’Connor (and all featured photographers). ADVERTISING National Sales Manager Jodie Reid Ph: (02) 9213 8261 jodiereid@yaffa.com.au Advertising Production Kristal Young Ph: (02) 9213 8301 kristalyoung@yaffa.com.au Customer Service Manager Martin Phillpott Yaffa also publishes Australian Photography australianphotography.com Publisher James Ostinga Marketing Manager Lucy Yaffa Production Director Matthew Gunn Art Director Ana Maria Heraud Studio Manager Lauren Esdaile Contributions Capture welcomes freelance contributions which are of a high standard. All submissions should be sent by email to the editor or accompanied by SAE for return. We assume no responsibility for unsolicited material. GET CAPTURE ON ANDROID, APPLE AND PC Subscribe to, or purchase single editions of Capture magazine on PC, Android or Apple devices through Zinio. Visit www.zinio.com or download the Zinio app and search Capture.…

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everything’s black and white

I’m thrilled to share the results of our very latest competition, The Mono Awards. Held in conjunction with our sister publication, Australian Photography, the single-image black-and-white photography competition seeks to uncover the very best imagery by Australian and New Zealand photographers across two categories: People and Places. The response to the competition was nothing short of overwhelming, and the standard of the work submitted was very high. Thank you to all who entered. You’ve helped make this first year a most successful one. We relied on a judging panel of nine renowned photographers – all masters in the art of black-and-white photography. Their experience and wisdom traverses the genres of landscape, portrait, fashion, advertising, and architectural photography. I am grateful for their time, input, and insights. The winner of the Places category…

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celebrating the region’s finest b&w photographers

2019 marks the inaugural year of The Mono Awards, a celebration of the best black-and-white photography from Australia and New Zealand. Focusing on two categories, People and Places, the single-image competition was judged by a panel of nine renowned photographers – all masters of the medium – with specialisations covering a wide breadth of genres from landscapes to portrait to advertising and fashion. A huge congratulations to our winners, runners-up, and Top 20 placegetters. Their names and a selection of the best work appears on the following pages. Notification of Highly Commended and Commended entries will be sent by email in the coming weeks. Winner and runner-up in the Places category are Sharron Leppien and Jannick Clausen, respectively. In the People category, first place was taken out by Gaanesh Prasad, and…

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what the judges thought

While the boab trees have a striking initial impact and powerful presence in the frame, the true richness of this capture exists in the wider narrative that is carried forward beautifully through the figures we walk past along the leading lines in the frame, asking us questions about culture and time. There’s a wonderfully timeless quality present here, emphasised by a beautifully anticipated moment with the young boy in the foreground placed against the strong, but cohesive juxtaposition of the immense trees. A very worthy winner! –Paul Hoelen The scale between the trees and the child rolling the tyre makes for a strong, unique composition. The depth and perspective of the road draws you through the amazing formation of sculptural trees. There is contrast of movement in the image, yet the…

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WINNER SHARRON LEPPIEN A travelling photographer, Sharron Leppien is fast-thinking and always prepared for the challenges she encounters. But first and foremost, she’s an observer. On the road, she faces changing light, changing situations, and the ever-changing terrain – all challenges that are conquered by planning ahead. And while she may have an idea of what she could be photographing on a particular day, she knows that people and the environment can throw a myriad of thrills and surprises that can only successfully be dealt with given the necessary experience. Based in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, Leppien was recently honoured to be the first woman ever to be elected as the Chairman of the Maitland International Salon of Photography since it was incorporated in 1953. www.instagram.com/sharronleppien RUNNER-UP JANNICK CLAUSEN A landscape photographer, originally…

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b&w tips from the judges

PAUL HOELEN I hold the Nik Collection plug-in, Silver Efex Pro, in high regard for black-and-white conversion. I particularly enjoy the range of tones and hues you can access. You need to be a little gentle how far you push some of the sliders at times, particularly the structure ones, as although they add a superb semblance of grit and atmosphere, they can be quite destructive to the file itself. WILLIAM LONG Make sure your screen is correctly calibrated. With monochrome images, you can’t fully see the transition in the darkest greys to blacks, or the light greys to whites, if it’s not. MATT PALMER With black-and-white photography, you must maximise the dynamic range of your photograph as appropriate. Use every degree of colour between pure black and pure white to your advantage, to create depth…