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Camera House : Better Pictures 9
that perfect scene could unfold. “An award- winning image is something you often just trip over. It’s often when you least expect it. You can’t plan it. It’s just little moments that come together. You have to have your camera with you and be ready. It’s called the ‘decisive moment’ – when all the elements come together, that was Henri Cartier Bresson’s terminology – and it’s so true...” Photographers keen to improve their photographic skills may be interested in attending Oliver’s upcoming workshops at Hamilton Island this August. It’s the 10th year that Oliver has run the sessions. Joining him will be renowned landscape shooter Peter Eastway and technical expert Bruce Pottinger. Oliver describes the workshop as a “great week”, saying a lot can be learned from spending time with and examining the work of other shooters. “You will spend time with three professional photographers, and you will definitely learn a lot – everything from portraiture to wedding to landscape and industrial and commercial photography. The Whitsundays is a great location. The weather is constantly changing and there’s fabulous light, especially if like me, you love quirky pictures.” So how would he describe his perfect landscape? “I look for really interesting compositions, the way the light may hit the subject or waves of light slice through clouds – those are beautiful moments to try to capture...” Learn more about David Oliver’s work at davidoliver.com.au ■ What’s in DaViD’s bag? • NikoN D4 • NikoN D800E • NikkoR 35mm f/1.4 lENs • NikkoR 50mm f/1.4 lENs • NikkoR 85mm f/1.4 lENs • NikkoR 105mm f/2.8 lENs • NikkoR 14-24mm f/2.8 lENs • NikkoR 24-70mm f/2.8 lENs • NikkoR 70-200mm f/2.8 lENs point going out at 11am, after you’ve had your breakfast. You want to capture the waking up and winding down of the city.” Oliver also insists that you should prepare for the unexpected – you never know when “an aWarD Winning image is something you often just trip oVer. it’s often When you least expect it” fEatuRE winter landscapes 18 016_Bpics9_davidOliver_v2_corrected.indd 18 4/06/12 2:58 PM
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