May/Jun/Jul 2020

Capture is Australia's top-selling magazine for professional and emerging photographers. Published quarterly, Capture covers all aspects of running a successful photography practice, from the latest gear and techniques, to ides to stretch your creativity, and advice to help you run a more successful business. Each issue showcases amazing images from the world's leading photographers and the stories of how they came to be created. Capture’s mission is to inspire, engage, inform and entertain.

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the stars of tomorrow

Welcome to arguably one of the biggest editions of the year, Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographers. Now in its 12th year, the competition has gone from strength to strength and is acknowledged as the region’s pre-eminent platform for discovering and showcasing the work of emerging and aspiring photographers. Over the last two years, the competition has grown by a staggering 58%. And as the contest has expanded, so has the quality of the work. Every year, the task gets more and more challenging for our panel of world-class judges. This year, a total of 34 leading professional photographers and industry experts from across Australia and around the world lent their time, wisdom, and experience to help determine the winners. To them, I am extremely grateful. Turn to page 66 for the…

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words of wisdom

Ed Kashi Ed Kashi is highly awarded American photojournalist and member of VII Photo. He explores geopolitical and social issues that define our times. He’s also a dedicated educator and mentor to photographers around the world who lectures frequently on visual storytelling, human rights, and the world of media. Among his very many awards from World Press Photo, American Photography, Communication Arts, PDN, and POYi is first place in UNICEF’s Photo of the Year for his image of 9-year-old Ly, one of the children he photographed for his story on the lasting genetic effects of Agent Orange in Vietnam. Find your passion “You must know what you’re great at doing and what you want to do, and focus on that. No one is great at everything, so to achieve true greatness is to…

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australasia’s top emerging photographers

This year marks the 12th year that Capture magazine has run Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographers. The awards are designed to showcase the very best emerging photographic talent across Australia and New Zealand. They recognise and acknowledge talented photographers, be they in the early stages of their photographic careers or simply working towards being the very best photographers they can be. Popularity of the competition continues unabated, and over the last two years, total entries grew by almost 60%. For 2020, we introduced two new categories – Single Shot and Animal – both of which proved to be tremendously popular. They placed second and third, respectively, behind Landscape, attracting the highest proportion of entries. HOW THE COMPETITION WORKS To be a contender for the title of Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographer 2020, photographers with…

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PROUDLY SPONSORED BY OVERALL WINNER WINNER – TRAVEL CALLIE CHEE Callie Chee likes to think of herself as a landscape and travel photographer. Whenever time allows, she love venturing into weird and wonderful places to capture the unique culture and colours of the country. To her, it makes perfect sense to just go where her heart takes her. Her travels have taken her to the Badain Jaran Desert in Inner Mongolia, Kashmir, India, sea gypsy settlement in Borneo, mudflats of Xiapu, and beyond. To date, her work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, London, Kuala Lumpur, and throughout Australia. In her spare moments, she also leads photography tours to less-explored destinations. www.CallieCheePhotography.com OVERALL WINNER PRIZE: Fujifilm X-T3 and XF18-55mm lens valued at $3,298, plus $1,500. CATEGORY PRIZE: $1,000 cash, DJI Mavic Mini Fly More Combo valued…

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PROUDLY SPONSORED BY OVERALL RUNNER-UP WINNER – PORTRAIT AIMEE LIPSCOMBE Born and bred in Melbourne, Aimee Lipscombe has previously worked in publishing and media. After many years working as an online producer for ABC News, she decided to change course and study at Photography Studies College, in Melbourne. She is currently in the middle of a part-time Advanced Diploma. Her passion is portraiture, and her most recent work is a deeply personal exploration of her home life aimeelipscombe.com OVERALL RUNNER-UP PRIZE: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Graphite Edition with XF23mm f/2 lens valued at $3,099. CATEGORY PRIZE: $1,000 voucher from Camera House and Fujifilm XF10 valued at $799. MAJOR SPONSOR WHAT THE JUDGES THOUGHT This portfolio was very well executed. The images were very cinematic and created a haunting dystopian feeling that draws the viewer in and creates a feeling of wonder,…

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PROUDLY SPONSORED BY WINNER FEDERICO REKOWSKI In 2005, Sydney photographer Federico Rekowski discovered photography. But it wasn’t until almost a decade later when his sister gifted him her DSLR that he came to appreciate that there was more to photography than just taking pretty pictures. Rekowski found his voice in photography and along with it a tool to explore and to look at the world differently, one frame at a time. What truly inspires the self-taught, award-winning photographer is his passion to tell visual stories. Getting his start with traditional landscapes, Rekowski realised that he had more to convey to the viewer than just beautiful pictures of nature’s beauty; he wanted to challenge the viewer, to take them on a journey with visual narratives that evoked a connection. www.thelightcomposer.com.au CATEGORY PRIZE: $1,000 cash and Fujifilm…