Australian Photography

Australian Photography

November 2020

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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the karate kids

This image was made in 2006 when Australian Photography sent me to Hong Kong to attend the launch of Nokia’s new camera equipped smartphones. By chance, another magazine heard I was heading to the region and asked if I would shoot some portraits for them in Vietnam, and so two days after the Nokia launch I was in Ho Chi Minh City. With a day to spare before the assignment, I went exploring the city and as day turned to night I found myself at a martial arts school where dozens of young children were learning self-defence. A tutor gave me the nod to make photos, but rather than just grab a few and move on, I did what I normally do in these situations – wait. If you have patience and…

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turning pro

Becoming a professional photographer has so many variables today that I can not even begin to cover them all here. But I will say that what was once a very specified career with a well-defined apprenticeship model in most photographic genres changed about 20 years ago with the explosion in digital technology. Today, a 15-year-old, or for that matter a 66-year-old who has a personality and is willing to have a go, can call themselves a professional photographer. However, only a select few photographers will ever make their entire earnings from photography. Many balance the sheets with past professions such as accountants, doctors, retailers – the list is long. To be successful today you need to be self-motivated, forward thinking and goal orientated, plus able to manage marketing and finances. Making a…

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the mono awards 2020 – the people’s choice winner

RECENTLY, we announced the winners of the second annual The Mono Awards, and the public has spoken in our online People’s Choice vote, picking three images across the three categories as their favourites. Interest this year was so great that the image with the highest number of votes eclipsed results from last year. Run by Capture and Australian Photography, The Mono Awards celebrates the finest blackand-white photography across Australia and New Zealand. Category winners of the People’s Choice each take home $250 in cash plus a $250 voucher from our major sponsor, digiDirect.…

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canon australia to close online store

CANON AUSTRALIA has closed its online retail space, The Canon Store, citing the company’s desire to support local retailers. The move effectively ends the company’s more than decade-long direct sales model in Australia. In a statement on canon.com.au, the company said that the decision is based on a desire to “drive competition in the local market”. “The unprecedented challenges currently facing the Australian market has seen Canon Australia re-examine the best way to help consumers access our products, services and support,” says Canon. “As a result, we are proudly streamlining our efforts in supporting local retailers to drive competition in the local market and bring you the best value product offers, promotions, services and experiences possible.” The move comes following a busy quarter for the Japanese company, with the recent announcement that the Canon…

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how to enter

UPCOMING COMPETITION THEMES JANUARY ISSUE TRAVEL October 31, 2020 FEBRUARY ISSUE MY FAVOURITE IMAGE November 30, 2020 MARCH ISSUE WIDE, OPEN SPACES December 15, 2020 APRIL ISSUE PEOPLE January 31, 2021 MAY ISSUE EMOTION IMAGE February 28, 2021 YOUR ENTRY 1. Email your entry to yourbestshot@australianphotography.com with the name of the competition theme in the email subject line, for example: Weather, Abstract, Landscape, etc. 2. The image file must be the same as your name, for example Jane Smith.jpg. If you enter multiple images, each new image file name should be appended with a unique number, eg Jane Smith2.jpg 3. A maximum of three images can be entered per person. 4. Images must be in JPEG format. 5. Email file size must not exceed 7MB. 6. Please include the following information about your entry in the body of your email: Name, image title and up to 200 words explaining how you created…

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beat the blues: how to rediscover your photography mojo

For most of us, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on our creativity. To be inspired is such a positive emotional experience that should be nurtured and remembered in order to be the best artist we can be. But how do you find inspiration in the first place? Is there some specific process to tap into inspiration, or is it a matter of chance? How can you stay motivated and focused on your passion? The advice in this article can be used as an inspiration or idea for the student; an exercise manual for the working professional; a reference for the teacher; a document of the contemporary photographic scene for the future historian; or just some food for thought. It’s an article to keep at hand because if things…