Take better photos with your smartphone

Esther BeatonBehind the Scenes, Digital Photography, Environment, New South Wales, People Photography, Photography Equipment, Photography TipsLeave a Comment

You can take great photos with your smartphone – as long as you remember two things: The smartphone is for internet use only. The quality is not adequate for print, unless it’s postcard size or smaller. This is due the the small format, i.e., the sensor in the iPhone is smaller than your little fingernail. Others may argue that you … Read More

Preparing for a photo assignment – when you can’t

Esther BeatonAustralian Geographic, Behind the Scenes, People PhotographyLeave a Comment

When I photograph an assignment I do lots of research and preparation beforehand. But where an event is involved,  I don’t know what the situation or locale will be like or what the opportunities will be. It’s almost impossible to prepare. So I have a specific strategy. I say to myself over and over “colour + action” knowing these two … Read More

An artful life: Scotland Island, Sydney

Esther BeatonLandscape Photography, New South Wales, People PhotographyLeave a Comment

I photographed an article for Australian Geographic recently and it’s now also online. If you don’t have a subscription to the Australian Geographic newsletter, you can see it here. Give a thought to the lead picture which is an overview of Scotland Island on a sparkling summer day. It almost looks like an aerial shot. Such an easy shot to take, … Read More