photo tips

Weekly photography tips to help you become a better photographer.

Michael Kirby, Former Justice of the High Court of Australia, in his Chambers. Photo by James Braund.
04 May 2016 The challenge of shooting successful environmental portraits is revealing the whole story in just one frame. It's not easy and even the best shooters struggle at times to do it well. In an effort to demystify this challenging area of photography, Rob Ditessa talks to three top pros – Nick Bassett, Matt Devlin and James Braund – to get their best tips for shooting powerful in situ portraits.
27 Apr 2016 Ever feel like you have more images than you know what to do with? Photographer Nick Rains shares his personal tips for turning your storage system into a lean, mean image storage machine.
27 Apr 2016 Photographer Nick Terry takes us to one of his favourite dive sites on the NSW coast where he captured a beautiful Grey Nurse Shark rounding a reef. Read on to see how he did it.
27 Apr 2016 Afghanistan may not be your first pick for a holiday destination, but Neil Silverwood's tips on taking better documentary photographs may be just the ticket, wherever it is you head to next.
My first attempt at this photograph had all the elements except the clouds. A couple months later I returned and got this shot where it all came together. Canon EOS 5D Mk II, 16-35mm f2.8 lens @ 16mm, 1/4s @ f16, ISO 100, tripod.
18 Apr 2016 Want to shoot breathtaking seascapes? Check out these six clever tips from landscape photographer extraordinaire, Dylan Fox.
18 Apr 2016 Australian Photography goes behind the scenes with Australian travel photographer David Metcalf to see how he creates his remarkable images.
11 Apr 2016 Crisp light, heavenly landscapes, deeply saturated colours, an age-old culture and warm, friendly people. What more could any photographer ask for? In this special feature Lynn Gail shares seven tips for photographers planning to visit East Arnhem Land.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised that the following article contain images of Indigenous Australians.
Because Raw files contain more information than JPEGs, it's possible to recover details in shadow and highlight areas that would otherwise be lost in a JPEG file. In this image, which was photographed in Raw, it was an easy matter to lighten the shadows in the pylon. Photos by James Ostinga. (See larger version below.)
11 Apr 2016 Many cameras offer a choice between Raw and JPEG. Deciding which one you should use comes down to a choice between image quality, file size, speed and convenience.
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05 Apr 2016 Ever wondered how pro photographers manage complex lighting setups on large-scale photo shoots? In this step-by-step project Mark Galer shows you how to combine elements from several pictures to create one perfectly lit image.
04 Apr 2016 Camel trains are a regular sight on Birubi Beach, NSW. Pro photographer Justin Gilligan explains how he was able to capture the familiar from a unique perspective.
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