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Inspirations

Photito

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I enjoy looking at other photographers work and every now and then I like to share a website or blog of a photographer who I find inspiring. It has been a while since I last did this. Partly because I’ve been too busy making my own photographs to look at those of others (a good […]

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Photography as Therapy

Photography as Therapy

I read an inspiring interview recently on PetaPixel with a photograher by the name of Ryan Muirhead. Ryan spoke about first picking up a camera at the age of 27 whilst struggling with some health issues. It could have been any artistic persuit, but Ryan found a way to express his thoughts and feelings through […]

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The Power of a Photograph

The Power of a Photograph

I’ve written before on the potential power an image to help effect change, and came across a newspaper article recently that reinforced this like never before. In the late 1990′s Sydney was in the middle of a heroin epidemic. Low priced heroin from South East Asia was widely available in metropolitan and suburban areas and […]

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Travel Photographer of the Year 2013

Travel Photographer of the Year 2013

Young boys working on replastering of the mud mosque in Djenne, Mali. (c) Timothy Allen TPOTY have announced the winners for the 2013 photo contest, and congratulations to all entrants and winners. This year’s overall winner is UK photographer Timothy Allen. Timothy has had a distinguished career so far, having worked for London’s Daily Telegraph and […]

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Giving Back With Photography

Giving Back With Photography

PhotoPhilanthropy is a leading non-profit who’s mission is to bring photographers together to drive action through social change Photography can be a selfish pastime. We often spend long hours searching for images for our own experiences and hard drives with little regard for those who donate their time to make that image possible. Even the […]

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Steve McCurry and the Last Roll of Kodachrome

Steve McCurry and the Last Roll of Kodachrome

If you’re a photographer or at least somewhat interested in Photography, chances are you are familiar with both Steve McCurry and Kodachrome film. When Kodak announced in 2009 that it would stop producing this film after 75+ years, McCurry asked the industry giant for the last roll ever made. He had 36 frames to work […]

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Inspiration: Eric Lafforgue

Inspiration: Eric Lafforgue

Eric Lafforgue is a French photographer who’s images have been used by Time Magazine, National Geographic, New York Times and BBC amongst others. Eric has had a facination with travel and far away countries since a young age, but only began photography in 2006. As with the best photographers, Eric’s images give you the feeling […]

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Making Friends and Being Influenced

I spent a frosty but enjoyable evening recently with the gang from Photography Night Walks here in Melbourne, and was reminded of the value of being involved in the photography community. Whether this is the world wide community via the internet, your local camera club, or an organisation such as Photography Night Walks. It was […]

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Inspirations

I’ve posted quite a bit lately on inspiration and how to go about finding it. Lately I have been finding it in the work of others. Landscape photographers mostly. This can be a useful way to gather ideas for future shoots. Of course there is always the chance that by studying other photographer’s work you could […]

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Why do photographers like to travel?

This image doesn’t have much to do with this post, other than it was shot just a few kilometers from my house. Because we are essentially visual people who look for inspiration in the things that are around us. When these things are more familiar, inspiration becomes harder to find. This is where we tend […]

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Raphael Nguyen: Daily Life in Vietnam

Image © Raphal Nguyen 2009- All Rights Reserved I’ve been hankering (yes, that’s right, hankering) to visit Vietnam for a while now. I’ve even made some loose plans and done a bit of research into things to see and shoot. As part of this reseach I recently came across Raphael Nguyen’s series Daily Life in […]

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Mark Gray

I became aware of Mark Gray’s wonderful landscape work a few years ago quite by accident. I spend a fair amount of time online researching locations that I would like to shoot, and this is how I stumbled across Mark’s website. People who know about these things say that the key to landscape photography is […]

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Momentary Awe

Momentary Awe is a travel photography blog with a difference. I have been following this blog by Catalin Marin for sometime and apart from being impressed by Catalin’s work, his blog stands out from the ever growing masses of travel photo blogs because each image posted allows you to hover over and see the “before […]

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LightBox 365: A Year in Photographs

Image copyright Lewis Whyld—PA Photos/Landov. A building in Tottenham, North London is set on fire on August 7, 2011. Lightbox, Time Magazine’s photo department blog, has just published a yearbook which includes a photo for each day of 2011.  Looking through the collection I’m reminded how quickly we forget events as we move on with our […]

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Phil Hillyard is the 2011 Press Photographer of the Year

Phil Hillyard of Sydney’s Daily Telegraph has been named the Nikon-Wakely Press Photographer of the Year for 2011 in recognition of his skills in capturing action during some of Australia’s biggest sporting events as well as unexpected moments in daily life. Click HERE to view a short gallery of some of Phil’s wonderful images and also the category […]

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Francisco de Souza

  Hailing from Zimbabwe via New Zealand where he gained a Diploma of Photography, Fransisco de Souza has travelled to many developing countries in Africa, the Indian Subcontinant and South East Asia. Fransisco works with non government orginisations and his work reflects his strong human interest and passion for story telling. Fransisco’s images are largely […]

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Spring!

  After a long, dark and wet winter here in Melbourne the weather is finally starting to change. Days are getting warmer and flowers are starting to bloom. I could harp on for hours here about new beginnings etc, but suffice it to say that this really is a great time of year for making plans […]

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The Photographer of Seville

I saw this short documentary recently and was touched by the story of Juan, a photographer in Seville, Spain who, at 85 years, is still making pictures of weddings, baptisms and communions. He has been practicing his craft since 1944. Beautifully and simply shot by Sergio Caro  and Ernesto Villalba (the images remind me of a […]

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Matt Brandon and the importance of light

Matt Brandon’s blog is well worth a read I came across this blog post recently by Matt Brandon on his Digital Trekker blog. Matt talks about photographers perception, or misperception, of what is “good light” or “bad light” and this post struck home with me because I often speak to other photographers and come across many […]

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Esther Havens

Esther Havens is a humanitarian photographer who works with charity organisations including Invisible Children, Global Hope and charity:water. Her images show an obvious connection and care for those that she photographs, often managing to be both humorous and sad at once. Esther’s images are, to me, what humanitarian photography is all about. They draw you in, […]

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Sony World Photography Awards announced

  The 2011 Sony World Photography awards have just been announced and congratulations to all those shortlisted.  Alejandro Chaskielberg was named the overall photographer of the year for his study of an islander community living in the Parana River Delta in Argentina. The winner of the travel photography category was Liz Loh-Taylor who’s emotive series of black and […]

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Mitchell Kanashkevich

Mitchell Kanashkevich is a Sydney based travel and documentary photographer who’s primary focus is ancient cultures and the human condition in unique challenging situations (his own words). Put simply, Mitchell’s images are stunning. These are beautifully told stories with a rare empathy for and connection to his subjects. Mitchell has spent a lot of time […]

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Bruce Percy

It’s not often that I come across a landscape photographer that makes me stop everything else and just stare open mouthed, but Bruce Percy did just that when I came across his work for the first time on his website. Bruce is an Edinburgh based photographer focusing mainly on the wild Scottish landscape and creates beautiful […]

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Book Review: Photo Trekking by Nick Onken

Nick Onken is a commercial and travel photographer based in New York. I stumbled across his website and blog some time ago and was taken with his creative style and use of natural light. So when I heard that he had produced a book targeted towards travelling photographers, I thought I’d take a look. At […]

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