In the current issue of Better Photography, Murray White explains his connection with Victoria's living landscapes and his love of black and white photography to reveal them.
Writes Murray, “We all photograph the beauty of Australia’s landscape in our own way. Many people choose to capture well-recognised coastal attractions or perhaps our quirky wildlife. Some look to interpret the great swathe of our seemingly limitless interior; others, fascinated by this country’s ancient geology or uniquely adapted vegetation, point their lenses to a myriad of detailed subjects.
“These obvious and generous wonders can be admired at a glance, but there is so much more beauty to be photographed by taking a closer look and adopting an open mind. Slow down and study the elements making up your world, not just for what they are, but rather for what they may suggest.”
What we like is that Murray’s article is illustrated with photographic locations across Victoria, Australia’s most densely populated state, so they are not exotic images, but routine examples of the beauty we can find in our own backyard. “There is no need for special effects or even dramatic lighting to embellish images, when the need is simply to convey a message.”
See more of Murray’s great landscape images and learn how he approaches the landscape in Better Photography magazine – you can subscribe now by clicking the link below.