The Making of “Emmet” by David Phillips

The richly historical Emmet Railway Station echoes sentiments of a life from long ago. In the background, a rich myriad of clouds decorate the skyline all the way to the horizon. As the rain falls, beams of light shine down, eliciting an image of both redemption and beauty in this time-honoured location. Technical Specs Camera:…

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The Making of “Harbour Glow” by David Phillips

As the warmth and humidity of a December night in Mackay presses on, the sunset offers a breathtaking interplay of colours across the harbour. Brilliant reds, pinks, and oranges light up the horizon, producing a crystalline sheen in the water. Ahead, storm clouds make their way across the sky, promising another wonderful show from nature…

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The Making of “Harbour Lights” by Cheryl Eagers

An early evening panorama of Mackay Harbour brings together a visually tantalising combination of blue and gold. The wind blows the cloud cover in the sky, blending the blues and greys of a storm front passing through. Below, the dazzling lights of the harbour offer warmth from the solace of the clouds – showcasing the…

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The Making of “Silent Vigil” by Cheryl Eagers

 As dawn breaks in Queensland, the horizon dances with the light pinks and blues of a sun just about to rise. The water shimmers like glass while the overhanging tree sits quiet and still. Within just a few moments, the dawn will break across the horizon – and bring the world alive for another day.…

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Gearing Up for Better Macro Photography

Whether you’re an amateur or a professional, macro photography is a highly popular pursuit in the field. Also known as close-up photography, macro gives you the freedom to get face-to-face with your subjects. And this dynamic will help you produce some wonderfully beautiful and creative photographic art. If you’re interested in macro photography, it’s important…

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A Close-Up on Macro Photography

Fundamentals For many amateurs and professionals, macro photography is one of the most highly prized areas in this profession. Very similar and often mistaken as close-up photography, this essential talent gives you the skills to capture images no matter how close you are to the subject. Of course, macro photography is much more than just…

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The Making of “The Spit” by David Phillips

The dawn begins to break over the Gold Coast of Australia. As the prominent jetty stretches toward the horizon, flecks of pink and orange reflect from the oncoming December sun. The quiet water and skyline give little indication to the brightness and heat that is only a few moments away. Technical Specs Location: Gold Coast,…

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The Making of “Duet” by Cheryl Eagers

A boat repair workshop showcases a complex frame with a sign reading ‘Duet’ alongside the organised chaos of daily life. Boats, repair equipment, and all sorts of other related materials and components are strewn about. Entropic squall of mess, or delicately ordered system of form and function? The photographer invites you to draw your own…

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The Making of “The Promenade” by Cheryl Eagers

Visitors enjoy the sights and sounds of the Lake Windermere Promenade. Ducks and swans excitedly swim as they’re fed. Tourists gather all around the beautiful area to relax and take in the atmosphere. The portrait captures the almost timeless moment, where people come together to smile, laugh, and enjoy one another’s company. Technical Specs Camera:…

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The Making of “New York City” by Cheryl Eagers

The water ripples in the foreground with a jet boat making its way across the shot. The centerpiece of the picture is the iconic New York City skyline announcing its presence. Above the cityscape, light and wispy clouds are painted onto the sky. Together, this shows you the unique beauty that you can only find…

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The Making of “The Prayer” by Cheryl Eagers

A decisive moment.  Two clergymen stand together, hands clasped in a candid moment in front of the historic and breathtaking Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. The burning incense adds to the scene, creating an image that brings out awe, reverence and respect for the historic religious rites practised for countless generations. Technical Specs Camera:…

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The Making of “Sunshine” by Cheryl Eagers

Taken at the scenic Cloudehill Gardens in Olinda, Victoria, Sunshine showcases the floral beauty that’s present all across this wonderful venue. Standing just left of centre, the beautiful pink flower almost springs to life in front of us. A wonderful array of vibrant colors enhances the background, bringing the focal point back toward the main…

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The Making of “Irishman Creek” by David Phillips

A very popular stop for many who are chasing landscape photography and tourist snap shots alike. Located in Canterbury, South Island of New Zealand, the area around the  Irishman Creek sign showcases the true expansive beauty and awe this region offers visitors. Embodying the openness and freedom of a life unhinged, the shot captures the…

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The Making of “Sky Fire” by David Phillips

Taken in the scenic Halls Creek area of Western Australia’s Kimberley region, Sky Fire captures some of the true, authentic Australian beauty you can only find in this region. The picture was captured near the China Walls region of Halls Creek – an all-natural white stone which bears a striking resemblance to the famed Great…

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The Making of “Self Powered” by David Phillips

The Milky Way shimmers in the night sky, lighting up the area with its awe-inspiring presence. Right alongside the impressive Milky Way view, you can see a staple of the countryside – a power generating windmill keeping things moving in the light breeze. Technical Specs Camera: Canon EOS 5DS R Lens: TS-E24mm f/3.5L II Focal…

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The Making of “Reaching Out” by Cheryl Eagers

With wispy clouds glowing at the horizon line of Sarina Beach Inlet, these trees make their way upwards toward the sky. Their direction shows the strength they use to grow, reaching out toward the life-giving sun. Technical Specs Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Lens: EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Focal Length: 16.0 mm Aperture: f/8…

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The Making of “Gelato Skies” by Cheryl Eagers

In the stifling hot Mackay Harbour Marina skyline, a storm lingers on the horizon. Soft shades of blue, pink and light orange blend together in a distinct cascading of harmonious colours. The distinctly soft sky is reminiscent of gelato in its creamy blend of these sunset shades. Technical Specs Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III…

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