Posts Tagged ‘australia’

Amy Toensing Shares the Story Behind Her Photographs of the Oldest Culture On Earth

At an estimated 60,000 years old, the indigenous culture of Australia, the Aboriginals, are estimated to be the oldest still-surviving culture on the planet. And in the above video world-renown photographer Amy Toensing shares her experience photographing this incredibly unique culture for National Geographic, delivering an extremely heartfelt talk about the hardships the Aboriginal culture has continually faced since their land was colonized in 1788. Read more…

This Gorgeous Tilt-Shift Time-Lapse Turns the City of Sydney Into a Tiny Oasis

Put together by Aussie photographer Filippo Rivetti for Expedia, ‘Tiny Sydney’ is an incredibly beautiful tilt-shift time-lapse captured around the New South Wales capital (not the Australian capital… that’s Canberra), Sydney. Read more…

Australian Photographer in Hot Water After Threat-Filled Facebook Tirade

Update: Mr. Hamilton has gotten in touch with us to tell his side of the story, filling in some of the missing pieces that help explain his actions. Read the full update at the bottom.


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Think before you post. This should be the message greeting all of us when we open up our social network of choice. Before we get a chance to do anything else, a big bold ALL CAPS message reminding us that our social media comments have consequences should appear front and center.

Maybe if they had, Australian photographer Mark Hamilton wouldn’t be embarrassed, apologizing for a Facebook tirade in which he threatened to release racy photos of a model because she had ‘liked’ a post that insulted him. Read more…

Beautifully Constructed Time-Lapse Takes You on 100K-Photo Trip Around the World

Filmmaker Matthew Vandeputte has spent the last year traveling the globe and shooting more photographs than ever. From Belgium to Australia, he’s shot well over 100,000 photos of countless sunrises, sunsets, cityscapes and star-filled skies. And now, we get to be the beneficiaries of that work for a glorious minute and a half. Read more…

Tennis Australia Wants Experienced, High-Quality Photographers… For Free

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In another “sign-of-the-times” type of story out of Australia, the company Tennis Australia has been in hot water with photographers for over a month now over a classified ad posted on News.com.au. The ad called for photogs with “previous experience,” “a strong knowledge of tennis,” and their own equipment. The pay? There is none. Read more…

Australian Photojournalist Loses PTSD Lawsuit, May Still Set Precedent

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Media outlets may need to start considering the possible psychological effects of difficult assignments on their photojournalists in the wake of an Australian photographer’s claim of crippling post-traumatic stress. Read more…

World’s First ‘Instagram Hotel’ Gives a Free Night’s Stay to Anyone with 10K+ Followers

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If you’re an Instagram junkie who can’t go a day or even an hour without posting something to the massive photo network, and you’re planning on going to Australia sometime in the near future, then do we ever have the hotel for you.

The 1888 Hotel in Sydney has so embraced the Instagram culture that they’re even willing to give away free nights to Instagrammers who prove themselves worthy. Read more…

The Ends of the Earth, As Seen Through Google Street View

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The advent and continuous expansion of Google Street View has made it possible to explore far off places that we may never be able to visit in person. But where exactly does Google’s reach end? One person deigned to find out. Read more…

Rapid-Fire Video Highlights the Beauty of Western Australia in 1001 Photos

Tourism Western Australia recently embarked on a $1.6 million ad campaign called 1001 Extraordinary Experiences. The campaign wanted to show just how gorgeous the state of Western Australia is by inviting people from all over the world to contribute photos they had taken there.

A total of 1001 entries came in, and the above compilation puts them all together in a one minute and forty second tour across the diverse landscape of this extraordinary region. Read more…

New South Wales Government Criticized for Censoring Photojournalism Exhibition

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The Reportage Festival in Sydney, Australia is a well-known Vivid exhibition that displays the powerful work of some of the world’s best photojournalists and documentary photographers. But this year, the New South Wales government has gotten involved by telling the curators what they can and cannot display, stirring up many photographers and anti-censorship advocates in the process. Read more…