Day: November 25, 2020

Photography

8 Landscape Photography Tips

1 Assess the scene. The biggest problem when photographing spectacular landscapes is you can often get overwhelmed by it and just start shooting, shooting, shooting. You have to avoid that, because when you get home you may find you have missed “the shot”. The key is to look for elements in the scene that convey

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A huge male bull Elephant charges forward across some green wetlands towards camera
Experiences

Wildlife Photography Tips

I have taken many wildlife shots, but I will never forget this one story. I was on safari in Zimbabwe at a magical spot called Mana Pools. This huge bull elephant walked right past our camp and down to the river, then swam out to the grassy islands in the middle of the mighty Zambesi.

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Experiences

Cruising to the Antarctic

The Antarctic is still one of the world’s greatest wilderness areas and I have always wanted to experience its pristine beauty. It is a place that still holds many mysteries and exciting tales of early explorers who have tried to unlock and explore its secrets. Its potentially hostile conditions keep us humans in check and

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Photography

Dipsticks of the Outback

There is no better feeling than getting in your car and heading off into the outback for an adventure. Once you hit the road, it doesn’t matter what you have left behind or forgotten to do.  The cries of life’s urgency dwindle with the kilometres travelled and you begin to unwind as the view ahead

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Ken Duncan: Leading Landscape Photographer

Ken Duncan is one of the world’s leading exponents of panoramic landscape photography. He has been described as “one of Australia’s most iconic image makers” and “the Ansel Adams of colour photography”. There have been hundreds of outstanding commentaries of his work by renowned arts and media professionals throughout the world. But in his own

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Experiences

Our Island Paradise

Some years ago, I was on a photo shoot in Florida, USA looking for beautiful beach images for a book on America. While I followed the coast for days checking out possible sites, the local radio station kept promoting Florida as “the place with the world’s best beaches”. Every time I heard that huge statement,

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Photography

Back-Up Your Treasured Memories

In this digital generation we take more photos than ever, but very few people actually make real prints anymore. Prints are still one of the best ways to view your images and have them last, if you use archival print materials. There are two types of people who take digital photos; those who have had

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Photography

Ken’s Top Tips for Planning a Photography Trip

When you’re planning a photography trip, you never know where the day might take you, so I encourage you to always be prepared. A well-stocked first aid kit is a must. Make sure you carry an alarm clock – these days a mobile phone usually does the trick. Always carry an umbrella and a water

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Experiences

Inspiring the Next Generation of Photographers

I love the art of photography and I believe if you ever aspire to know more about photography, or possibly one day to be able to sell your own work, you need to have an understanding and an appreciation of the art form itself. In other words, it’s not just about your work – it’s

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Experiences

As a Photographer, Who Inspires You?

The inaugural Aperture Australia Conference, held in Sydney in April 2018, was an amazing event. Huge congratulations to Glenn McKimmin for undertaking this mammoth task. I personally loved it because I got to hear about the experiences of other great Australian photographers who I greatly admire. Over 600 people attended this landmark event. Anyone who

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