Australian Geographic’s Night of Nights

Esther BeatonAnnouncements, In The Media1 Comment

There were two sets of winners last night at Australian Geographic Society’s Awards Night 2010: the official and the unofficial. The official award winners were conservationists and adventures, young and old. You can read about them here. But then there were the unofficial winners – like the photographers and editorial staff in this midnight hour snapshot (L to R: Paul … Read More

Paul’s Silhouette Success

Esther BeatonPhoto Critiques, Photography Books1 Comment

One of my favorite topics to post is a photo from a student. I was chatting to Paul Collis after he and his wife came back from the Kimberley, Western Australia. They had printed out a selection of recipes from my photography cookbook to take along on their travels. Paul specifically wanted to try one of the step-by-step recipes on … Read More

Trying Out Canon Gear

Esther BeatonPhotography Equipment2 Comments

I’ve used Nikons all my career. That makes this article an impartial evaluation of the dream kit that Canon asked me to trial. It consisted of a Pelican case bursting with about $30,000 worth of pro gear. Let’s start with the EOS 1DS III – what a brilliant camera! It’s a bit of a Clydesdale in build but at least … Read More

Kodak Fosters Nature Photography

Esther BeatonOn the Stage1 Comment

Well, I’ve had a big adventure! I ‘just’ finished my seminar series with Kodak, “Great Recipes for Wildlife Photography”. Although the tour ended three weeks ago, it has taken me this long to handle all the jobs that had piled up in my absence. The talks were a great success with record crowds at each venue. In Melbourne and Sydney … Read More

Mac vs PC

Esther BeatonPhotography EquipmentLeave a Comment

As part of my recent tour around Australia and New Zealand, for the Kodak seminar series, I gave presentations at various photographic colleges. While visiting the various campuses, I poked into some of the classrooms to see what computers were provided to students – to see what was the basic platform of the teaching curriculum. Once upon a time it … Read More