Interview with Michael Cowen: A Kiwi living in UAE using the power of photography for ethical purposes

Michael Cowen is a Kiwi born and bred who has been living in the UAE since 2006. Though it’s difficult to be an amateur photographer in the United Arab Emirates, Michael still manages to nurture his passion for landscapes and work on photo projects for ethical purposes.

Let's celebrate the arrival of Spring!

The frost has gone, the birds are chirping, and the flowers are starting to bloom. Spring has finally arrived! It has been a wet and stormy winter, but now that Spring is here, there is plenty to be excited about.

Capturing a moment in time with Angela White

Angela has always enjoyed photography but was using just her phone camera to take images for many years. Then, in 2018, she bought a DSLR and is now discovering a passion for long exposure landscapes in which she can capture a moment in time.

Late bloomer Carolyn Collins discusses her passion for flower photography

Although a late bloomer when it comes to photography, only picking up a camera in her mid-60s, Carolyn has found a passion for photographing flowers, even making greetings cards from her images.

Using photography to connect us as people and help conserve New Zealand’s wildlife: Interview with wildlife photographer Chris Patterson

Conservation has always been important to wildlife photographer Chris Patterson who says it is a privilege and a pleasure to be able to capture New Zealand’s unique natural biodiversity.

Challenge: Colour purple

This challenge will have you capturing the colour of royalty but do you know the difference between 'purple' and 'violet'?

Long exposures waterscapes with Paul Belli

Paul Belli loves capturing water, especially when he’s doing long exposure shots. From the sea to waterfalls, even puddles Paul can’t get enough of capturing water and the landscapes that surround him. Learn what is needed to take similar shots, the one shot he’s still after, and how he’s inspired by Scotland.

Learning to take better wildlife shots with Andre Kirstein

Originally from South Africa, Andre Kirstein had a moment of disappointment in his desire to take amazing wildlife photos, like those seen in magazines, when he realised that the most dangerous animal in New Zealand, where he now lives, is some kind of slug! Now capturing New Zealand’s birds rather than Africa’s Big Game, he shares his insights on what is needed for wildlife photography and how to improve those shots.

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