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.
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 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.
If you are interested in learning the ins and outs of Adobe Lightroom and taking your digital content management and image processing to the next level, I am now offering private online mentoring sessions via ZOOM. This is an opportunity for you to work one-on-one with a multi- award winning Master of Photography on all aspects of Lightroom. We will cover everything from how to set up your catalogue and manage your digital files, including how to key word your images and how you can use Lightroom to easily sort, edit and manage your photographs. We will extensively cover image processing of RAW files including a deep dive under the hood of the controls so you can really understand what the sliders are doing as you adjust them. Adobe Lightroom mentoring sessions are by appointment and are scheduled around my other workshop and expedition commitments. Please contact me at email@example.com for additional information.