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Australian Photography

October 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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Australia
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English
Publisher:
Yaffa Publishing Group PTY LTD
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next level

Welcome to the October issue of Australian Photography magazine. It might seem like a small thing, but if you flip over to the cover of most issues of AP mag you will see our tagline: Take your photography to the next level. This isn’t just a throwaway line, but something we have always used to help guide the content of the magazine you’re now holding in your hands. We don’t confess to be a mag that covers camera tech in excruciating detail, but we do see ourselves as a resource with the express goal of helping you take better photographs, regardless of what it is you shoot. For each of us, this will mean something different, but I like to think of it as a continual push to do something more with…

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contributors

GEORGINA STEYTLER Georgina is an award-winning nature photographer with a passion for birds, bird conservation and ethics. You can see more of her work at georginasteytler.com.au KIERAN STONE Kieran Stone is a NiSi filters ambassador who has made a career from chasing light around Australia. See more of his work at kieranstone.com, and on instagram @kieranstoneau ADAM GEARING Adam has a medley of experience in the outdoors, avidly pursuing climbing, skiing, surfing and trekking. See more of his work at adamgearing.com, and on instagram at @adamgearing MICK FLETORIDIS Sydney-based freelance magazine and web editor Mick Fletoridis is also a keen photographer with a growing interest in landscape and astrophotography. See more at flickr.com/photos/mickflet…

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perfectly poised

I love to portray movement in nature photography. Whether it’s silky water or tack sharp action, movement adds a ton of impact to any image. But what if you could have stop action and slow motion in one shot? Mixing natural light and electronic flash is one of my favorite techniques, and it allows us to do just that. A hummingbird is a perfect subject for this kind of image for a few reasons. Firstly, if you live in Costa Rica like me, they’re everywhere! Second, hummingbirds, though very fast and amazingly agile, can be quite predictable. If you find a flower that hummingbirds like to visit to drink nectar, your patience will be rewarded at some point with a visit. And, if you know a bit about plants, you can easily…

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macro miracles

I had been without a macro lens for a couple of years and you know what, I really missed it! So, I recently bought myself a Lumix 45mm (90mm) lens. had been without a macro lens for a couple of years and you know what, I really missed it! So, I recently bought Why would I miss this focal length? Perhaps a better question is what can this lens do for me that most others can’t? Macro photography is not about how close you get to a subject, rather it is about the magnification you can achieve. I think in recent years macro photography has changed to offer more flexibility in equipment. Half life size (1:2) is considered the true starting point of macro photography, with life size (1:1) the standard. After…

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quick snaps

AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR WINNERS ANNOUNCED A THOUGHT-PROVOKING image of a beached Fin Whale being circled by sharks has won the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year competition for 2019, the first time an image captured by drone has won the award. “Fin Whale’s Demise” by Mat Beetson captured the surreal moment while on a photographic trip with a friend in Cheynes Beach in Albany, WA with a DJI Phantom 4 Pro Drone. “I was actually in the Great Southern region of WA to photograph the beautiful beaches but a turn in weather with a crazy storm made it a little tough to fly a drone. We heard from some locals that there was a beached whale at Cheynes Beach,” Mr Beetson said. “It was unreal, arriving at a peaceful…

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your best shot

WILDLIFE A stellar selection of images from one of our most popular Your Best Shot themes in months! These were our top picks for October’s theme. THIS MONTH’S WINNER PAUL BALFE The Sharpshooter EDITOR’S COMMENT Paul Balfe captured this dynamic shot on a trip to the Namib Desert outside Swakopmund on Namibia’s Skeleton Coast. “Our guide found this Desert Chameleon which put on a great display of precision archery when offered a mealy worm for breakfast,” he says. “A quick burst rate, fast shutter speed and a little anticipation did the rest.” This is a great action shot and capturing the chameleon with his tongue out brings so much more to the image than just a static shot on the rock would. Choosing a narrow aperture here (f9) has also provided a really nice depth of…

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