The AIPP Epson State Awards

The AIPP EPSON State Awards, be challenged, be inspired and to take your photography to the next level. Congratulations on taking the leap into the world of photography awards. Here we have paved the path brick by brick to help make your journey as smooth as possible. Good luck!

Landscape photographer Adam Williams has been named overall winner at The 2017 AIPP NSW AUSTRALIAN EPSON Professional Photography Awards
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Illustrative photographer Lisa Saad has been named overall winner at The 2017 AIPP VICTORIAN EPSON Professional Photography Awards
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Pet/Animal photographer Ken Drake has been named overall winner at The 2017 AIPP QUEENSLAND EPSON Professional Photography Awards
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Landscape photographer Aaron Dowling has been named overall winner at The 2017 AIPP WESTERN AUSTRALIAN EPSON Professional Photography Awards
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Illustrative photographer Andrew McConachy has been named overall winner at The 2017 AIPP TASMANIAN EPSON Professional Photography Awards
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Navin Chandra – 2017 AIPP Northern Territory Emerging Photographer of the Year
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Ignacio Palacios APP M.Photog. – 2017 AIPP NSW Science Wildlife and Wild Places Professional Photographer of the Year
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Pamela Jennings APP – 2017 AIPP Western Australian Science Wildlife and Wild Places Professional Photographer of the Year
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Elizabeth Reeves APP AAIPP – 2017 AIPP Queensland Highest Scoring Print
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The AIPP Epson State Awards
more at the Australian Institute Of Professional Photography

Super-Tele Zooms

Super-size your telephoto reach with a monster zoom lens. Matthew Richards searches out the best buys for your Canon camera.

Sometimes a standard telephoto lens can simply come up short. A typical 70-300mm zoom can lack sufficient telescopic reach when you’re shooting anything from birds in the garden to animals in the wild, or from sporting events to air shows. For greater reach, you’ll need a longer lens with more pulling power.

Over the next few pages, we’ll compare all of the latest super-telephoto zoom lenses currently manufactured to fit Canon DSLRs. Sizes go from large to enormous, and there’s an even broader spread of prices. However, all of them stretch to a focal length of at least 400mm, and some go extra-long to as much as 600mm. They’re also all fully compatible with both full-frame and APS-C format camera bodies. The latter gives a 1.6x crop factor, further boosting the effective telephoto reach.

A perennial problem, when shooting at such long focal lengths, is camera-shake. It’s therefore no surprise that every current super-telephoto zoom lens on the market for Canon cameras has optical image stabilization built in. They also feature fast and whisper-quiet ring-type ultrasonic autofocus systems. Even so, when it comes to additional features and build quality, there are major differences between some of the lenses on test. Let’s take a closer look…

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Super-Tele Zooms by Matthew Richards

Canon vs Sigma vs Tamron

via PhotoPlus – Issue 130 – Sept 2017

India’s Wild West

The Rann of Kutch in Gujarat, India, has one of the largest salt deserts in the world but experiences great change when the monsoon arrives. Dhritiman Mukherjee spent 170 days photographing the unique flora and fauna of this area.

India’s Wild West
more in BBC Earth Asia Edition | Vol 9 Issue 9

Emma Enchanted

Our September cover star plays legendary tennis champ Billie Jean King in this month’s Battle of the Sexes—here, she and costar Sarah Silverman explore how the role taught her to find her voice.
Photographs by Greg Kadel

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Emma Stone on succes, anxiety & facing her fears
more in US Marie Claire – September 2017

San Francisco Noir

Fred Lyon takes us back to an era when trench coats and gentlemanly hats took strolls with ladies in heels. Through the night, lit up by possibility, his feature, San Francisco Noir is a compilation of photos from the 1940’s and 1950’s; a throwback to a time when you didn’t know whom you might meet on a rainy street or fall in love with in a jazz club.

“Fresh out of the navy after World War II, I had an opportunity to shoot fashion in New York. While I was never any competition for Penn or Avedon, that experience influenced everything that followed.”

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San Francisco Noir | Interview with Fred Lyon
more in Adore Noir
Issue 39 – August 2017