Getting chased out of the water by an immense ray at Australia’s most famous beach was just another day at work for Eugene Tan.
Few people have photographed Australia’s magnificent Kimberley region as intimately as former wildlife officer Russell Guø©ho.
Literally speaking, Kane Hibberd has a sound basis for breaking into the highly competitive field of rock music photography. ‘Until four years ago I was a sound engineer, recording bands in the studio and mixing live concerts, but I decided to get out because it wasn’t satisfying my creative urge,’ says the Melbourne-based 31-year-old. ‘I’d always had an interest in photography and thought that if I worked hard and was my own harshest critic, I might be able to make a go of it.
Once again we were favourably impressed by the high quality of the images submitted for consideration. If the task of winnowing the photographs down to the finalists was tough last year, it was at least as hard again this year.
PR17 Photo Challenge: In a Blur
We’re never quite sure what to expect from our endlessly creative Photo Challengers and the Veiled challenge was no exception to the rule. Winner Pamela Smith earned first place for noticing and then capturing the veiling effect of a horse’s mane. This is the kind of outside-of-the-box thinking we really like to see. For her well-executed effort, Photo Review Australia is pleased to send Pamela a JCMatthew 19-inch (48cm) digital photo frame, the DPF-BOM19 HD Pro Series 1280×1024 resolution with secure file technology.
Asked to do a bit of roadwork, our photo challengers responded with enthusiasm and creativity. The brief was to create images that somehow conveyed the spirit of ‘the long and winding road’. Once again the judging task was not an easy one, but in the end we had to go for Adam Donnelly’s moody study.
Our PR29 Photo Challenge was simple enough – namely, to capture a musical performance. We decided to give the winner’s guernsey to Mat Moore for his untitled but interestingly complex study of a musician and his audience of one [right, and larger image below]. It’s a very nicely composed image, with an intriguing visual tension between the two subjects.
For PR28 Photo Challenge, we asked photographers to respond with images that somehow conveyed the idea of taking flight. And, as always, our Photo Challengers were up to the task. Our winning image comes to us from Rebecca Cover who has managed to capture her daughter and the family blue cattle dog mid-bounce as they run off to play.
Arguably the most popular subject for pictures, sunsets are inherently photogenic. But their beauty seems to dazzle many photographers into forgetting about the rest of the frame.