Some ideas for my venture into photography, not sure where or how to start. There is so much information available, fantastic photographers so where do I start, the camera, the shot, technical information or get out there and have a go. Maybe a theme: getting from A to B such as stuck in traffic, walking, driving, on a train, in transit. How do I choose, what do I choose, it is all too familiar, how do I make a photo, isolate something, what is it going to say, what do I want to say, how will I frame it, what is in focus, what is the exposure, day or night, what will be in the frame and so much more. Maybe something abstract like I read in a magazine, hiding around corners, pressed against walls, peering down from bridges now this sounds interesting and exciting.
My first experiments:
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Photographers have this innate talent for bringing shadows to life and telling a whole story in a single frame
Highlighting Women in Photojournalism
In 1973, Sara Krulwich visited 29 newspapers, looking for a job after graduating from the University of Michigan. She met with male photo editors who mostly scoffed at the idea of a woman as a news photographer. One editor, she said, told her that hiring a woman was like “hiring half a person.”
This year we presented the wonderful work by finalists of the Head On Portrait Prize AND the Head On Landscape Prize at State Art Gallery of Hyderabad as part of the Indian Photogrpahy Festival.
24 HOUR PROJECT Documenting Humanity to make a Difference, photographers share the human condition of their own city in one single day.
AINT – BAD An Independent Publisher of New Photographic Art
COLLEGE PHOTOGRAPHER of the YEAR CPOY’s greatest value is educational: it encourages photographers to sort through and evaluate their own work and assemble the best of it to show, both to peers and to the working professionals who donate their time to judge the contest.
Chris Bray Photography http://chrisbrayphotography.com
- We seek out the world’s most extraordinary wildlife, landscape and cultural experiences bring small groups there in comfort, providing unique access away from the crowds with exclusive charter of ships, aircraft, vehicles and remote lodges for not only the most incredible, unhurried photography opportunities on Earth, but also an amazing holiday.
- Free Course Videos Complete course by award-winning Australian Geographic photographer Chris Bray. Ten easy-to-understand episodes with plenty of examples from basic setup and composition, to aperture, shutter speed, exposure, ISO, lighting, lenses, histograms, white balance and more!
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THE FOX DARKROOM & Gallery is a Melbourne darkroom for hire and exhibition space. It promotes and celebrates photography through hands-on workshops and by exhibiting work from emerging and established artists.
HOW TO USE DIGITAL ART TO ENHANCE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY – If I had to describe briefly my passion for photography, I’d discard the word passion because what I really feel about this art, is admiration. The condition that makes photography so unique is its ability to communicate. I am not talking about communicating facts, events, any of that; the kind of communication I’ve discovered seven years ago was the message of emotion, sensation and feeling.
How to Turn your iPhone into a Professional Video Camera in One Easy Step Whoever said, “the best camera is the one you have with you” must have been talking about smart phones.
STUDIO: SYDNEY PROP SPECIALISTS 8 photographic studios available for hire in Sydney
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LENS CULTURE EXPOSURE AWARDS The LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 aim to discover and showcase the world’s best contemporary photographers — including all genres of photography, and from diverse cultures on every continent. Now in its 8th year, the competition will help photographers of all levels gain global recognition and move forward creatively and professionally. Our international jury will select six top winners as well as eight jurors’ picks, 25 finalists and five student spotlights.
DIGITAL PORTRAITURE AWARD = National Portrait Gallery The winner receives $10,000 and a residency at The Edge, the State Library of Queensland’s digital culture centre for experimentation in science, art, technology and enterprise. Finalists’ work will be exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery and online.
PICTURES of the YEAR INTERNATIONAL POYi began as a photographic contest in the spring of 1944 in Columbia, Missouri, when the Missouri School of Journalism sponsored its “First Annual Fifty-Print Exhibition” contest. Its stated purpose was, “to pay tribute to those press photographers and newspapers which, despite tremendous war-time difficulties, are doing a splendid job; to provide an opportunity for photographers of the nation to meet in open competition; and to compile and preserve…a collection of the best in current, home-front press pictures.”
WORLD PRESS PHOTO CONTEST “We exist to inspire understanding of the world through quality photojournalism.”
World Press Photo is an independent, non-profit organisation committed to supporting and advancing photojournalism and documentary photography worldwide. Among their many activities, World Press Photo organises an annual exhibition featuring the award-winning photographs from the prestigious World Press Photo Contest for press photography. The 2016 contest had 80,408 images submitted by 5034 press photographers, photojournalists and documentary photographers from 126 countries.
In the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts in Hobart – Morton Allport, possibly environmental photography in Australia. Allport’s ‘Excursion to Lake St Clair February 1863 album’, a phonebook with text and images. https://stors.tas.gov.au/AUTA001126254101
Mark Rogers is known for his innate ability to distil the essence of a story or character into a singular image. His portraits are defined by an ease and directness that balance intimacy with presence and feeling. It is this approach that has secured him over the past two decades work with prominent clients and a regular spot as a finalist in The Head On Portrait Prize, National Portrait Prize, Moran Photographic Prize and Olive Cotton Award.
Mark recently took some time off the set of the upcoming movie ‘Peter Rabbit’ where he is working as the stills photographer to talk about his approach to portraiture and what it is like working on set.
“The personality, the presence and the approach of the photographer are somehow written in the portrait. For me, it’s a process of manufacturing spontaneity. With people, particularly celebrities, who have been photographed a lot, there is always a tension between them performing a portrait and finding an intimacy together where this mask may drop.”
Mark is always thoroughly prepared before his subject arrives so he is ready and relaxed when he takes the first picture. “Setting the lighting with an assistant sitting in, preparing the backdrop and props, using music for the right atmosphere – whether calm or energetic, so that I am happy with the image and can then concentrate on breathing the life of the subject into it. Then it [the process] can become a direct relationship with my subject, where we are both relaxed and spontaneity can occur.”
Being prepared is equally important on set where ‘action’ is repeated over multiple takes and the actors are different each time. “Magic only ever occurs fleetingly. Often the best portraits of actors are between scenes when they bring the character and performance we need for a powerful shot.”
Jarrad Seng is a creative based in Western Australia who now travels around the world with musicians and taking pictures. He has worked with UK bands and artists such as Passenger and Ed Sheeran and his client list includes Converse, Qantas and many tourism agencies around the world. Jarrad is not your traditional landscape photographer and it is his unique approach that has won him an online fanbase of over 300,000 people.
We asked Jarrad to share some words of wisdom with us on how he approaches photography, not the technical stuff but more on his attitude to photography. This is what he had to say.
“I’ll preface these words by conceding that I don’t consider myself a landscape photographer, at least not in the traditional sense. In fact, you’ll be hard pressed to find many images of mine which don’t feature some sort of human element or other subject of interest. That said, I think all photography techniques and attitudes can (and should be) be applied across all genres.”
Ask yourself, what makes this photo interesting?
“Sounds obvious, but I sometimes question whether many photographers ask themselves this question while they’re shooting. Often we can get into a routine when we’re working on autopilot, and not really thinking critically about the image we’re creating. What’s the point of interest? What is unique about this photo? Should I add a human element to add scale or personality to the photograph? Should I play with unconventional angles or shutter speeds to challenge the traditional view of the scene? Let’s be honest, landscape photography can be amongst the boring images cluttering social media – don’t add to the noise!”
“Short and sweet. Straighten those horizons. Wonky lines are the first thing I’ll notice about a photograph, and it’ll taint the whole image. So unless you have a deliberate reason for not doing so… get those horizons level!”
“It’s cliche, but it’s true. If the image you’re capturing seems like a piece of cake, it probably means that thousands of other photographers have stood in the same spot and taken the same shot too. I mean, anyone can walk a few metres from the carpark to a viewing point, or follow a herd of tourists to the ‘classic’ spot. But how many are willing to hike up a mountain to gain a fresh angle? Or drive into the wilderness at midnight for the clearest night skies? Or hang out of an open plane window? The greater the risk and the greater the effort, the greater the reward. Of course, you also run the chance of not getting a shot at all, if you don’t play it safe. But that’s all part of the fun, isn’t it?
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Exclusive to Nikon cameras, the NEF is Nikon’s RAW file format. RAW image files, sometimes referred to as digital negatives, contain all the image information captured by the camera’s sensor, along with the image’s metadata (the camera’s identification and its settings, the lens used and other information). The NEF file is written to the memory card in either an uncompressed or “lossless” compressed form.
The primary benefit of writing images to the memory card in NEF format rather than TIFF or JPEG is that no in-camera processing for white balance, hue, tone and sharpening are applied to the NEF file; rather, those values are retained as instruction sets included in the file. You can change the instruction set as many times as you like without ever disturbing the original image’s RAW data. Another benefit of the NEF file is that depending on the camera, it retains 12-bit or 14-bit data, resulting in an image with a far greater tonal range than an eight-bit JPEG or TIFF file.
After-capture processing of the NEF file by Nikon’s Capture NX2 software, or other imaging programs, offers greater control over the final image than the processing of a JPEG or a TIFF. After processing, the NEF file can be saved as a TIFF, JPEG or again as a NEF with the addition of any applied Capture NX2 processing saved inside the file as a second or alternate instruction set. As long as the original NEF file is preserved, the “digital negative” remains untouched; processing a NEF file does not alter the original instruction set.
Nikon calls images saved in the RAW format “NEF” files. Nikon RAW NEF files can be edited in Nikon View Editor, PictureProject, Nikon Capture Editor and Nikon Adobe Photoshop plug-in.
This unique format consists of the RAW data of an image, along with an instruction set that provides extensive image editing capability not available with other file formats. With a NEF file, the original RAW data of an image is never changed. All corrections and adjustments that you make are preserved in the file’s instruction set. You can change the instruction set as many times as you like without ever disturbing the original image’s RAW data. Using the software listed above you can change the shooting White Balance, adjust Exposure Compensation as well as basic color, sharpening and levels controls.
Current Nikon DSLR cameras, including the D3-series, D2-series, D700, D300(S), D200, D100, D7000, D5000, D3100, D3000, D90, D80, D70s, D70, D60, D50, D40X, D40, all support the NEF RAW file format. All future Nikon Digital SLR cameras will support the NEF RAW file, and some Coolpix cameras will as well.
Many users think of their NEF files as their original digital “negative” which they then make changes to and save the changed files as TIFF (or JPEG) for printing.
Mircea Albutiu http://www.mirceaalbutiu.com
Louise Allerton http://www.louiseallerton.com
Jennifer Allison https://jenniferallisonphotography.com/about-me/
Michael Amendola http://www.michaelamendolia.com
Emanuele Amighetti http://www.emanueleamighetti.com
Tony Amos http://www.tonyamos.com
Jim Anderson http://www.jimanderson.com.au
Among Atem http://www.atongatem.com
Elizabeth Avedon http://elizabethavedon.blogspot.com.au
Stacey Baker https://www.photoawards.com/stacey-baker-2/
Roger Ballen https://www.rogerballen.com
Pablo Bartholomew http://www.bartholomew.tv
Nicola Bernardi http://www.nicolabernardi.com
Ben Bohane http://www.wakaphotos.com/ben-bohane/
Chris Bray http://chrisbrayphotography.com
Jan Breckwoldt https://500px.com/janbreckwoldt
Alicia Brodowicz http://alicjabrodowicz.com
Sally Brownhill http://sallybrownbill.com
Paula Broom https://www.instagram.com/paulabroom/
Françoise Callier http://invisiblephotographer.asia/tag/francoise-callier/
Brett Canet-Gibson https://www.lensculture.com/brett-canet-gibson
Peter Carroll https://www.petercarrollphoto.com/about/index
Aletheia Casey http://www.aletheiacasey.com
Brian Cassey http://www.briancasseyphotographer.com
Oscar Castillo http://www.eltestigo.net
Robert Catto https://www.robertcatto.com
Alejandro Cegarra http://www.alecegarra.com
Giles Clarke http://www.gilesnclarke.com
Michael Robinson Chávez http://photowings.org/michael-robinson-chavez-biography/
Michael Coyne http://www.michaelcoyne.com.au
Virginia Cummins http://www.virginiacummins.com
Sean Davey http://www.seandavey.com.au
James Whitlow Delano http://www.jameswhitlowdelano.com
Peter De Vries http://www.pieterdevries.com.au
César Dezfuli http://www.cesardezfuli.com/about
Erika Diettes. http://www.erikadiettes.com
Douwe Dijkstra https://www.instagram.com/monochromevisions/?hl=en
Bill Dimas http://tristanstefanedouard.com.au/tag/bill-dimas/
John Dobson http://www.johndobson.com.au
Julia Durkin http://www.loeildelaphotographie.com/en/2014/05/30/article/25003/auckland-festival-of-photography-interview-with-director-julia-durkin/
Natan Dvir http://natandvir.com
Sarah-Jane Edis http://www.sarah-janeedis.com
Sandy Edwards http://www.australianphotographers.org/artists/sandy-edwards
Mark Evens http://www.markevansphotography.com
Samantha Everton http://samanthaeverton.com
Adam Ferguson http://www.adamfergusonphoto.com
Fabiola Ferrero http://www.fabiolaferrero.com
Elizabeth Fortescue http://www.artwriter.com.au/about/
Alasdair Foster http://flakphoto.com/profile/alasdair-foster
Murray Fredericks http://www.murrayfredericks.com.au
Johanna-Maria Fritz http://www.johannamariafritz.de/About
Milton Gan http://miltongan.com
Christopher Getts https://www.photographers.com.au/httpwwwfacebookcomcgettsphotography
Alessia Glaviano https://www.lensculture.com/alessia-glaviano
Steven Godbee https://www.thecultureconcept.com/tag/steven-godbee-publicity-and-photography
Craig Golding http://www.craiggoldingphotos.com/index
Renzo Grande http://www.renzogrande.com
Natela Grigalashvili https://www.lensculture.com/natela-grigalashvili
David Handley http://www.lebook.com/davidhandley
Simon Harsent http://www.simonharsent.com
Ron Haviv http://www.ronhaviv.com
Andrea Hernandez http://andreahernandezzz.weebly.com
Meg Hewitt https://meg-hewitt.com/bio/
Sophia Howarth http://www.sophiehowarthphotography.com
Richard I’Anson https://richardianson.com
Nadia Janis https://www.instagram.com/nadiajanisz/
Kent Johnson http://www.kentjohnsonphotography.com.au/#sthash.3rXwG0iU.dpbs
Quentin Jones http://www.jonesphoto.com.au/biocontact.html
Ken Kobre http://kobreguide.com
Katrin Koenning http://www.katrinkoenning.com
De Koila Freelance Photographer, Lecturer, Greece
Marko Kokic http://www.reportagebygettyimages.com/features/the-caucasus-a-place-seldom-seen/
Demetris Koilalous https://www.lensculture.com/demetris-koilalous
Grzegorz Kosmala http://urbanphotoawards.com/grzegorz-kosmala/
Teru Kuwayama. http://terukuwayama.com
Cristian Laemmle-Ruff https://www.kristianlaemmleruff.com
Cam Langley http://www.capp.net.au/photographer/Cam-Langley-Photography-Kerang-VIC-3579.cfm
Nelson Lau http://www.lookingglassphotography.com.au
Alex Levac http://alexlevac-blog.tumblr.com
Jon Lewis http://www.jonnylewis.org
Megan Lewis http://www.meganlewis.com.au
Geoffrey Liau http://www.geoffreyliauphotography.com
Andrzej Liguz http://moreimages.net/portfolio/
Dina Litovsky https://www.instagram.com/dina_litovsky/?hl=en
Glen Lockitch https://glennlockitchphotography.net
Katharine Lotze https://app.blink.la/u/katsnapspix, http://katharinelotze.com
Tom Luscombe https://shop.contactsheet.com.au/collections/tom-luscombe
Graham MacIndoe https://www.grahammacindoe.com
Eleanor Macnair https://www.instagram.com/eleanormacnair/?hl=en
Simon Marnie http://www.gettyimages.com.au/photos/simon-marnie?excludenudity=true&sort=mostpopular&mediatype=photography&phrase=simon%20marnie
Greg Marsden http://erickimphotography.com/blog/2014/08/30/the-vibrant-street-light-of-sydney-by-greg-marsden-ho-hum/
Belinda Mason http://www.belindamason.com
Paul McDonald http://twtstleonards.com.au/news/global-photographer-paul-mcdonald-brings-australias-captivating-photographers-st-leonards
Wendy McDougall http://www.wendymcdougall.com.au/Home.html
Robert McFarlane http://www.robertmcfarlanephotos.com/about.html
Dan Macintosh http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-27/landline_-dan-mcintosh/5771692
Aquin Mathews https://www.aucklandartgallery.com/whats-on/event/aquin-mathews-indian-photography
Sue Mcarthur https://www.theloop.com.au/suemcarthurphotography/portfolio
Younes Mohammad http://www.younesagha.com/bio
Jeff Moorfoot http://www.jeffmoorfoot.com.au
Richard Morecroft http://www.richardmorecroft.com/photos2.html
Christopher Mueller http://www.nebuliarts.com/christoph-mueller/
Yaniv Nadav http://www.yanivnadav.com
Seiko Nedic https://www.zelkonedic.com
Gael Newton http://photo-web.com.au/gn/about-gael-newton/
Matthew Newton http://www.matthewnewton.com.au
Luke O’Brien http://www.lukeobrien.com.au/about-luke
Trish O’Donnell https://500px.com/trishodonnell/about
John Ogden http://www.oggy.com.au
Pamela Pauline https://www.pamelapauline.com
Chris Peken https://www.chrispeken.com/resting-in-peace
Emma Phillips http://www.emmaphillips.com.au
Matt Portch http://www.mattportch.com
Peter Powditch http://www.rayhughesgallery.com/contemporary-australian/peter-powditch
Zodiac Purlija http://www.zoricapurlija.com.au/Artist.asp?ArtistID=32593&Akey=A2QTAD5R&ajx=1
Andrew Quilty http://andrewquilty.com
Manu Quintero http://www.manuquintero.com/about
Claudio Rasano. http://www.rasano.com
Johannes Reinhart https://www.johannes.com.au
Evan Richards http://www.evanrichards.com
Eugene Richards https://eugenerichards.com
Will Riera http://www.wilrieraphoto.com
Clair Rosen http://www.clairerosenphoto.com
Moshe Rosenzveig http://www.4dphotography.com.au
Alessandro Rota http://alessandrorota.photoshelter.com/about
Paul Rovere http://www.smh.com.au/photogallery/national/the-best-by-age-photographer-paul-rovere-20121001-26v5v.html
David Rubinger https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2017/mar/03/david-rubinger-photojournalist-israel-in-pictures
Steve Rushworth https://www.foap.com/users/steven.rushworth
Lisa Saad http://www.lisasaad.com
Robin Schwartz http://robinschwartz.net
Ben Scott http://www.photographlive.com
Lesley Sebastian http://lessysebastian.wixsite.com/lessy-sebastian
Dean Sewell photographic essay: Ten days in a Russian steelworks https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_Sewell_(photographer)
Nathan Shapiro http://www.nathanshapiroactor.com
Michael Silver http://www.photonet.com.au
Glenn Sloggett http://www.glennsloggett.com
Friso Spoelstra http://www.frisospoelstra.com/index
Doug Spowart http://www.cooperandspowart.com.au
Maggie Steber http://www.maggiesteber.com/main.html
Kris Stenders https://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/the-screen-guide/p/kriv-stenders/20881#ccTall
Mim Stirling http://www.photography-now.com/artist/mim-stirling
Frédéric Stuchin http://www.fredericstucin.com
North Sullivan http://www.northsullivan.com/#/
Lawrence Sumulong http://www.lawrencesumulong.com
John Swainston Australain Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP)
Nyk Sykes http://nyksykes.com
Anastasia Taylor-Lind http://www.anastasiataylorlind.com
Tbilisi – has a thriving photographic scene.
Julian Thomas https://www.instagram.com/_julianthomas/
Amy Toensing http://www.amytoensing.com An American photojournalist committed to telling stories with sensitivity and depth, is known for her intimate essays about the lives of ordinary people.
Rob Tuckwell http://robtuckwell.com.au
Dougie Wallace http://www.dougiewallace.com
Greg Weight http://www.gregweightphoto.com.au
Nicole Wells http://www.nicolewells.com.au/about
Annette Widitz http://annettewiditz.tumblr.com
Caleb Williams http://www.calebwilliams.com.au
Carl Williams http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/profile/1283075/
Ian Wittenberg http://ilanwittenberg.com/portfolio/
Scott A Woodward http://scottawoodward.com
William Yang http://www.stillsgallery.com.au/artists/yang/
Tom Williams http://www.tomwilliamsphotos.com
Fiona Wolf-Symeonides http://www.wolfwerk.net/category/about/
Kyla Woods https://www.theloop.com.au/kylawoods/portfolio/Journalist/Sydney
Daniella Zalcaman http://www.dan.iella.net
Ohad Zwigenberg http://www.ohad-zwigenberg.com
Long, B., 2015. Complete digital photography, 8th ed. ed. Cengage Learning PTR, Boston, Mass.