Natures Best Photography Semi-Finalist 2020

I was very pleased to receive notification a few days ago that one of my photographs has been selected as a finalist images in Natures Best Photography 2020 competition. I have now had my photography make the semi-finals over eight years and am honoured to have had my photograph selected again. I can’t share which photograph has been selected at this point in the judging, but will post the image up as soon as the final judging is complete. Hint, it was something from the Northern Hemisphere (not a Wolf or Polar Bear)…

Edit – Yes, I know I wrote some time ago that I was pretty much done with online digital photography competitions; but the lack of travel, photography and increased time at home as a result of COVID-19 has given me the opportunity (read not much else to do) to enter just a couple of online competitions – including Natures Best Photography and the new AIPP Silver Lining Awards. I will have more to say soon on the AIPP Silver Lining Awards – stay tuned.

Wildlife Photographic Magazine Pallas Cat Cover Shot July / August 2020

The 2020 July / August issue of Wildlife Photographic magazine includes one of my photographs of a Pallas Cat on the cover as well as an article I wrote on my experiences photographing Pallas Cat in Mongolia in winter in 2019. This is the third time I have been published in Wildlife Photographic and the third time I have been fortunate to score the cover shot! (the last two editions were on Arctic Fox Photography and Polar Bear Photography). You can Use this link for a Free Subscription to Wildlife Photographic Magazine.  Free Subscription to Wildlife Photographic Magazine. This is a limited time offer for my followers from the publisher (works on iOS & Android devices). The link unlocks a 3-month subscription, good for two free issues of WP. (Links must be used before 8-31-2020).

Clicking the link will: Determine the type of device you’re on (iOS or Android) and send you to the appropriate store to download the WP App. If you’re not on a mobile device, it will send you to a page where you can send an SMS message with the link to your mobile device. It will then activate a 3-month subscription when you open the App.

Australian Geographic Magazine July Issue Cover Shot and Iceberg Feature

The July / August 2020 issue of Australian Geographic magazine features one of my Emperor Penguin photographs on the front cover as well as one of my Iceberg photographs (Fortress) from Antarctica as a double page feature spread. Although I have had work published before in Australian Geographic magazine this is the first time I have scored the cover. Scoring the front cover of any Geographic magazine is always a real thrill and I am really happy to have added this to my portfolio of magazine covers. The magazine includes a special feature on Antarctica and can be downloaded via the Australian Geographic APP in either the Apple or Google stores. The magazine is also available to purchase in traditional paper format.

Gerlache Strait Antarctica

PhotoBizX Podcast Interview The Business of Wildlife Photography

A couple of months ago I sat down with new friend Andrew Helllmich from PhotoBizX for a podcast interview and discussion about the business side of my wildlife photography. If you are unfamiliar with PhotoBizX I encourage you to take a few moments out of your day and check out the many fantastic free podcasts Andrew has available on his website. There is a plethora of fantastic business content including marketing and social media tips for photographers as well as a premium monthly subscription option for those looking for a really deep dive (recommended for anyone interested in the business of photography). The full podcast of my interview can be heard HERE or by clicking on the image below. If you are interested in becoming a premium member of PhotoBizX you can get a free six week trial by using this LINK.

Joshua Holko of www.jholko.com started photography around 12 years of age, but it wasn’t for many years afterwards he turned full time professional. His passion has always been nature photography. Today, he would be classified as a wildlife photographer. In particular a polar photographer. That’s right. He spends most of his year down in Antarctica or up in the Arctic. He left a corporate job to pursue photography full-time. He travelled extensively – including to the polar areas he most wanted to photograph – at significant personal cost to help build a portfolio and his network. Today, he has too many awards to list here and one look at his portfolio, it’s no wonder. His work is incredible. And the places he’s seen – truly, amazing.

I’m talking about Melbourne based Joshua Holko and in this interview, he shares how he’s managed to build a successful, profitable photography business, photographing wildlife. It all comes down to building three profitable arms to his business –  licensing images, print sales and photo expeditions to some of the world’s wildest and remotest regions with paying amateur photographers looking to capture the incredible images Josh does.

 

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Announces Finalists

Australian Geographic has announced the finalists for the 2020 Nature Photographer of the Year and all of the finalist images can be seen online: www.samuseum.sa.gov.au/event/NPOTY2020 One of my photographs from Gould Bay, Antarctica of Emperor Penguins made the finals in the Animal Habitat category.

The announcement of winners is scheduled for Thursday 27 August: More information on the timing and format of this announcement will be provided soon.