Award-winning photographer Nick Rains travels Australia with his camera, capturing the country’s diverse landscapes and many moods. Australia The Photographer’s Eye displays his wonderful photos of twenty-eight popular touring regions around the country and the hot spots in each area. Nick also shares his knowledge of photography, discussing the techniques and skills he has gained over many years, and clearly explaining how you too can successfully photograph Australia’s brilliant landscapes.
* 28 regions across Australia ranging from the Great Ocean Road to the Simpson Desert
* Details on photography hot spots in each region
* Overview maps locating hot spots
* Photo tips section offering easy-to-follow techniques
About the Author
Nick Rains has been a professional photographer for the past 25 years, starting off in the UK with sports and commercial work before moving to Australia in 1990. Since then he has specialised in travel and landscape work, crisscrossing the country on assignments for many large book and calendar publishers including Hardie Grant, Penguin and Australian Geographic. Nick enjoys packing up his trusty 4WD and heading off into the wilderness for weeks at a time, driving tens of thousands of kilometres and camping out under the stars in a never ending quest for the perfect light. This book is a distillation of the most photogenic places Nick has visited – places he hopes will inspire you as much as they inspired him.
ISBN 13: 9781741172751
Publisher: Explore Australia Publishing Pty Ltd
Publication date: 2008
Nick Rains is a new author and photographer to me. Before I met Rains through his work I had a soft spot for another photographer called Steve Parish. Now I have to say that Rains is up there with Parish for me. This book is absolutely delightful. The photos are of a very high quality at times I felt like I was actually at the place/s being featured just because they were so life like.
Each entry consisted of a double page spread of the area/place that is being focussed on. Then the following page has a short paragraph about the photo on that page along with a map of the area being discussed. This map includes some numbers on it which are then used in another section called “Hotspots”. These Hotspots then include a short paragraph of what can be found there.
The book is absolutely full of high quality photos. There are morsels of text small enough that someone who is not confident with reading would find less scary to surmount.
This book was highly enjoyable and worth the read.
Recommend for: Anyone including young children.