Almost Weekly Photo

Always Inspiring!

Remnants of a flood, Wendover, UtahNikon D850, Nikon AF-S 70-200mm…

A Grand Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Detail Phase One XF 100MP Trichromatic, 110mm Schneider…

Finding Good Influences

When I was at school, I was struggling with a…

Long Reef, Sydney
Phase One A-Series, IQ4 150MP back, 70mm Alpagon, f11 @ 1 minute, ISO 50

Our thoughts go out to our Victorian photographers and friends in isolation. We've been thinking of you. As a Sydney-sider, I realise I'm lucky because I can still walk down to the end of the street and take photos like the one above, simply because I see the weather changing. In fact, the sky was so good I took a few extra sky shots which I plan to drop into other views of Long Reef with which I'm struggling, but that's another story.

What do we do in isolation? What do we do when it comes to limited travel opportunities? None of us can go very far at this stage and in the future, we may be required to do two weeks isolation when we return to our home countries - so that may mean longer but fewer expeditions. Then again, as I listen to the Coronacast on my ABC Listen app (I know, I'm showing my age), perhaps a vaccine will solve our problems. I'm sure it will - this state of affairs won't be forever.

So, if you're in Victoria, maybe you can photograph your backyard or shoot some still lifes? What about revisiting existing files and seeing what you could do with them. Perhaps you have a great landscape and a lackluster sky - why not drop a new one in? Don't know how? Luminar 4 software will do it automatically or you can learn a little about layers and Photoshop. You have plenty of time! And if you don't take landscapes, why not drop a new background into a portrait you've taken. Composites might not be your thing, but challenge yourself to learn something new and make the most of a bad situation.

For readers who have some mobility, maybe it's time to look at your local town or suburb. As shown above, interesting weather can transform a landscape or maybe you can document street life and the different ways we now interact?

I think that's the beauty of photography - the fact that there's always something you can photograph and do. I think it would be much more difficult to go through these times without a passion like photography.

Here's hoping everyone is okay!

We are all excited to be back in production with a special extended episode of Snap Happy - online!

It's our Lockdown Special and the theme is staying creative at home and we hope that you will be able to join us for the LIVE broadcast on YouTube.

After the premiere, you are invited to join us for a FREE video forum where you will be able to ask questions of our cast and crew. 

The date is this Sunday at 16:30, followed by an online forum at 17.30.

For more information, follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/c/WorldviewProductions?sub_confirmation=1

And to sign up for the live video forum: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qQ57TjwaS5GQu9li-gfpTQ 

Kevin Raber (and his new website photoPXL) is a great resource for photographers and well worth a regular visit. Perhaps even more so, I say with my fingers crossed behind my back, because there's now a video interview featuring me!

Kevin has had a long career as a professional photographer, worked with Phase One for many years, ran the Luminous-Landscape website for a while and now publishes his own website, www.photoPXL.com. As you can imagine, Kevin has met many of the world's best known photographers and so he's able to call in a favour here and there, turning a casual conversation into a Zoom video that he shares on his website.

In addition to the best known photographers, Kevin also interviewed me. Perhaps his famous friends were all busy, so I found myself talking to him about my recent trips to Antarctica. So, if you're finding yourself wanting something to listen to, check out the video here:

https://photopxl.com/conversation-with-peter-eastway-stranded/

And while you're there, have a look around. Much of the content is completely free, but there's a paid-option for full access and some great resources.

S5 Box

Login

Did you know we have 2 websites? This login is for newsletters, workshops and book orders. To see your online subscriptions, log in at: www.betterphotographyeducation.com.

If you're having trouble logging in, you might be on the wrong site! To see your subscriptions, log in at: www.betterphotographyeducation.com.

S5 Register