"Photography is an art of observation. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them."
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Sculpture by the Sea
The 22nd annual Sculpture by the Sea Exhibition is on from October 18 to November 4.
If you get there early (pre dawn) you can usually find a parking spot near the Icebergs which allows you to avoid the crowds, wander to Tamarama and back, taking countless photographs and have breakfast in one of Bondi's many cafes.
The attached link will give you more details.
8th Annual Mobile Photography Awards
The Mobile Photography Awards were founded in 2011 to recognize and celebrate the talent and imagery of the mobile photo & art communities. Alongside our annual competition (October-December), we produce themed exhibits with international open calls throughout the year.
For more information and closing dates follow the attached link.
Winners of the2018 Astronomy Photography of the Year announced
The National Maritime Museum in London has announced the winners of the annual Royal Observatory Greenwich's Insight Investment Astronomy Photography of the Year competition.
For an insight into some truly amazing astro photography follow the attached link.
2018 Photographer of the Year
presented by Panasonic
open for entries
We're delighted to announce our annual photo competition, the 2018 Photographer of the Year, is open for entries.
The biggest competition for amateur photographers in the Southern hemisphere, winners and runners up in the 2018 Photographer of the Year will share in more than $45,000 in cash and prizes.
For the first time, seven of our category winners, and our overall winner will be flown to Sydney for a special weekend photography experience with landscape photography icon Ken Duncan, thanks to sponsors Panasonic. Winners will meet Ken at his Gallery in Erina, and join him for two days of amazing shooting on the Central Coast, NSW.
We also have amazing prizes, including a Panasonic G9 kit worth $3,500, a photo tour valued at $7,000 thanks to World Photo Adventures, an image editing monitor valued at $1,649 thanks to EIZO, a $1,000 voucher thanks to Camerahouse, a DJI Osmo valued at $649 thanks to DJI, more than $650 of storage gear thanks to WD, SSD and SD storage valued at more than $500 thanks to Sandisk, and a one-on-one session with photo mentor and judge Sally Brownbill worth $750.
Add in the more than $10,000 in cash for our winners and runners up, and the prize pool is the largest we've ever offered. You can see all the category prizes on our competition page.
For 2018, we are offering a new portfolio category, Aerial. We're looking for the best images taken from an elevated position, whether that be from a building, a drone or a plane. All our other categories, including People and Portrait, Travel, Black and White, Landscape, Wildlife and Nature, Junior and Photo of the Year are back for 2018.
We're also hosting Photographer of the Year instameets in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne with Panasonic in June, August and October. The instameets are free to attend, all are welcome and there are prizes to be won. Come along and meet the Australian Photography and Panasonic teams, try out the latest Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 and you’ll also have the chance to meet one of our Photographer of the Year judges. You can register for these here.
Our winners will be chosen by a panel of professional photographers, which will be announced shortly.
You can enter the competition here.
Vallerret Photography Gloves
I know it sounds strange to promote cold weather gear at this time of year, but after experiencing these gloves first hand I can highly recommend them .
Follow the attached link for more information.
The attached information from C41 Digital professional photofinishing may be of interest .
Hahnemuhle Metallic paper
Hahnemühle photo rag goes Metallic!
Photo Rag Metallic's evenly shimmering effect makes it unique on the market with the same quality as the rest of the range. The premium inkjet coating ensures bright colours, deep blacks, perfect colour and detail reproduction.
Visit Starleaton for more information.
Don't forget - Momento offer a 30% discount to our financial members off their first order then all subsequent orders will receive an automatic 10% discount.
Hop over to http://www.momentopro.com.au/ to sign up.
Other bits and pieces which should be of interest.
Sydney International Exhibition of Photography www.siep.org.au
Len Metcalf lensschool.com
Adam Williams ( for inspiration and workshops) www.australianphotographer.com
Luke Tscharke, (for great astrophotography tips and workshops) luketscharke.com
Pamela Pauline ( local fine art photographic artist ) www.pamelapauline.com
Peter Coulson (inspiration for fashion photography, great studio lighting and workshops) www.peter-coulson.com.au
Greg Benz Photography for tutorials and newsletter www.gregbenzphotography.com
Alfonso Calero www.photographytravel.net ( for travel photography workshops and one of our upcoming judges)
Leonie Barton leoniebarton.com (great for creative inspiration)
Mark Galer, Adobe Ambassador www.markgaler.com
Photoshop Cafe ( loads of free tutorials ) photoshopcafe.com
Phlearn (easy to follow tutorials, many of them are free, you don't have to subscribe ) www.phlearn.com
www.beckhamdigital.com.au (go to more , then newsletter) for some awesome tuitions. Thanks Alan for this one!
For a different perspective and inspiring photography, have a look at Erika Zolli Photography www.erikazolli.it
Just click on the links or google any of the above for more information.
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