infocus australasia



I apologise if I harp on about Infocus Australasia a lot, but it's just a fantastic magazine. I've been a traditional magazine editor for almost a decade now, and while I've watched as print mags have withered away to almost nothing in terms of readership and sustainablity, mags like Infocus are the future. The readership is there, the advertising is there and, most importantly, so is the content.

I was lucky enough to have one of my images grace the latest cover again recently. Inside you'll find an extensive feature I put together on dynamic range and panoramas, including many of the tips and techniques I have learned over the last few years.

The image on the cover was taken at a glacier on the South Island of New Zealand, handheld at at a low shutter speed to retain a low, and thus noise-free, ISO. It was absolutely freezing. I actually thought my hands were going to drop off as I was taking this in the rain and sleet. I didn't make it to start of the glacier, but I couldn't resist popping off a few frames of this very Lord of the Rings-style scene on the side of track as everyone just kept walking on by. As they say, it's sometimes the journey, not the destination, that matters.

Grab Infocus today. It's free!

InFocus Australasia Magazine

For a few months now I've been a contributor to the iPad-only InFocus Australasia Magazine. It's been a great experience and I've had the privilege of interviewing some of the biggest names in Australian photography. Putting together the cover story for each issues has also been interesting, so far detailing everything from the rise of UAVs to current copyright practices. It's provided much food for thought, put it that way.

If you haven't checked out the title yet, definitely grab a copy. It's free! The company behind it is putting in the hard yards making sure it's as polished as possible, and it shows. Coming from a traditional print magazine background I can see that this digital format is the future, videos and multimedia able to be incorporated right there into the magazine itself, making it highly interactive and entertaining. The iPad layout also makes flicking through it a breeze, plus it doesn't take up space like a regular magazine.

You can grab a copy here, each new issue out monthly.