Local photographer featured in national photography magazine.
by Paul Dymond
(Edmonton, Queensland, Australia)
In its latest issue (23), national photography magazine Digital Photography focuses on landscape photography, and highlights the work of local photographer Paul Dymond.
A contracted photographer for Lonely Planet Images, and published in more than 40 of their guidebooks ranging from Nepal to Thailand, Malawi to Japan and pretty much everywhere in between, Paul Dymond has called Cairns home for more than a decade.
In between his travels he has spent much time photographing the beautiful landscapes and people of far north Queensland and supplying images to various magazines, newspapers and commercial clients around the world through his website at www.dymond.com.au .
He was voted the Australian Society of Travel Writers’ Travel Photographer of the Year in 2003 and was a finalist in the prestigious Travel Photographer of the Year awards in 2009.
Over a 10 page spread in this month’s Digital Photography magazine Paul presents us with his stunning landscape images from not only exotic places such as Nepal, Japan and Africa but also many of our local wonders.
“When the editor contacted me to ask if I would like to be featured I was thrilled. He had been reading my blog on photography (pauldymond.blogspot.com)for quite a while apparently, which is a real honour. It is a major magazine with national coverage, and a great opportunity to show the beauty of this part of the country. Although I am mostly known for my travel and environmental portraiture work it is great to be able to show some of my favourite landscape images.”
In a 10 page, in-depth interview Paul talks about his photographic inspirations as well as giving lots of handy hints on how to improve your landscape photography.
QUOTES FROM MAGAZINE ARTICLE
‘You have to respect your subject enough to want to portray it in the best possible light – no matter what efforts you have to make.’
‘I’m not interested in using Photoshop to create something that didn’t exist…I’d much rather people look at my photos and be curious about what’s in the frame, as opposed to saying ‘Wow I wonder how the photographer did that?’’
“I have been teaching photography courses and private lessons here in Cairns for a number of years, and this just takes that teaching to a whole different level. Hopefully people will enjoy the photographs and learn something that helps them improve their landscape photos. And if they decide to come to Cairns to see and photograph what we have to offer then that is icing on the cake.”
For further information and images contact Paul Dymond on 0401-663-672 or email infoATdymond.com.au.