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Surf Life Saving Tests the Nikon AW100

Surf Life Saving Australia’s official photographer, Harvie Allison, took Nikon’s AW100 out to ride the wild surf – here are his top tips for sharp shooting on the high seas. H arvie Allison has been shooting Surf Life Saving for more than two decades and is well aware that sun, surf and sand […]


Photographer Steve ‘Bud’ Dunn took out the prize for Camera House’s ‘This is Australia’ Photo Friday competition… This is Bud’s story.

Gift Guide: For The Guys

Let us take the horror out of the holiday season with our guide to the hottest gear for all the family.

This waterproof dual camera from the folk at Panasonic is a tough little beast. Able to shoot both HD movies (1920x1080p) and 16 megapixel still images, it’s waterproof to 3 metres, and features a […]

Through the lens of our winner Michael Falkiner

Last weeks theme in the Photo Friday competition was Signage which attracted this winning image by Michael Falkiner – read on for an insight into how he got the shot!

What camera did you use?
Nikon D3000 with VR 55-200mm lens
What settings did you use?
1/10s, f/5, ISO 400
What inspired this shot?
Just the setting (Sovereign Hill) […]

Neville Madsen – Community Photographer

Neville Madsen, News Photographer of the Year nominee and winner of the Best Regional and Community Photography award at the 2011 Walkleys, talks about photography and his winning image.

Through the lens of our winner – Bart Thomas

What camera did you use?
Canon EOS 7D & Canon EFS 10-22 lens
What settings did you use?
Shutter Priority
Exposure time    1/1000
F-stop                f/13
ISO                   400
Focal Length      10mm
No flash
Holding the camera still (not panning) with AF-Servo mode and High Speed Burst.
What inspired this shot?
Liam, the rider in the photo, said to me […]

Make Me Famous – ANNOUNCED!

Overall Winner
A huge congratulations to Matthew Ball from Currambine WA for claiming the title of the Overall Winner of the Make Me Famous competition 2011! Matthew has won a Photography Scholarship to the value of $4000! We’re sure he will put it to good use and we look forward to seeing more of his […]

Through the lens of our winner Tim Lawrence

What camera did you use?
I shoot with a canon G12 digital and the canon WP-DC 34 waterproof housing, never leave home with out it.
What settings did you use?
Settings 1000 f\sec,ISO200
What inspired this shot?
I love the ocean and photography, I combine the two every chance i get.
Did you edit this image, if so what did you do […]

Through the lens of our winner – Gareth Jones

What camera did you use?
Canon 550d

What settings did you use?
Manual Mode: F 2.5, Shutter 1/2000, ISO 200

What inspired this shot?
I wanted to produce a photo that visually displayed sound. My first idea was to have powder rushing past my friend whilst playing guitar. That proved too difficult. Whilst listening to music with my […]

Who is Martin Philbey?

Martin Philbey is a freelance editorial and commercial photographer based in Melbourne Australia. He has been on the masthead as a regular contributor to Rolling Stone magazine for over ten years and shoots music related images for a variety of other magazines and newspapers in Australia and overseas.
He has a long list of commercial clients […]