Author Archives: kahkityoong

Shifting Goal Posts

The ANZANG/Australian Geographic exhibition opening and announcement of prize winners at the South Australian Museum takes place this week. I’m very to pleased to have appeared on the honour roll every year since I started entering the competition 7 years … Continue reading

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Back to the Future

I photographed this on a weekend looking for white sand beachscapes at Wilson’s Promontory, the southern tip of the Australian mainland. Most of the shoots were busts due to clear skies but on the final morning I came across some … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Lazy Landscape Photographer (and Blogger)

Priorities change. Magic hour shooting and blog postings at religiously observed intervals have taken a backseat in mine. When I first started my journey, digital landscape photography was in its infancy and sunrise/sunset images were not quite as ubiquitous as … Continue reading

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The Digital Roadmap

Barely a week goes by without somebody enquiring about whether I do digital workflow videos of if there is an eBook in production on this subject. I think that there are already plenty of this sort of thing out there … Continue reading

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Most discussions around creating landscape images focuses on rules of composition, perspective, visual balance and flow. However there is one aspect often forgotten which I think can make a landscape photograph far more effective – scale. The difficulty with the … Continue reading

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Crunch Time

It’s been an exciting week for nature photographers around the world, but particularly for Australians. Shortlists for the ANZANG and Veolia/BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year were emailed out. In my opinion, the latter remains the pinnacle of prestige in … Continue reading

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I Believe

Sometime in the recent past along my photographic journey, I started to believe in myself to a degree that was new to me. Every time I step outside with my camera, I now truly believe that a shot is out … Continue reading

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Getting Emotional

While in my teenage years, a lot of my life revolved around performing music. At first, I liked to play fast and loud. Technique came first, interpretation second. With maturity and more life experiences, I developed more musicality in my … Continue reading

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To Catch a Ghost

Some landscapes are there for the taking by anybody who happens to be present. Then there are those which remain invisible to many who wander by. They unveil themselves to those with an open mind and in touch with the … Continue reading

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My Journey – The Mountain and I

This week, I returned to the place where I captured my first landscape photographs. It was more than eight years ago when I took some handheld snaps with a borrowed D-SLR of Australia’s most famous and distinctive peak, Cradle Mountain … Continue reading

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