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Is this a prize-winning photograph? (actually, a $25,000 prize-winning photograph)

By the end of October, I’ll know whether this photograph I captured has won the $25,000 first prize in the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photographic competiton.

It’s a big call (me versus the world sort of thing) but I love the emotion in this photograph of a handful of buddhist monks playing in a Myanmar monastery. Each monk’s expression carries an emotion – determination, envy, encouragement and elation – right down to the surprised eyeball of the monk on the right. I love it; it’s one of the few personal photographs I have mounted in my own home.

FIVE TIPS FOR BUILDING A STRONG REGIONAL PHOTO LIBRARY

Click above to preview some of our regional assignments Photo Libraries are the visual foundation on which any regional marketing strategy is built as the photographs it draws from largely determine the appeal – and the competitiveness – of a tourism authority’s promotional effort. And, with thousands of dollars being spent taking those images into...

WA WILDFLOWER SHOOT – PREVIEW

From the wilds of Papua New Guinea to the wildflowers of Western Australia – surely I could be forgiven for expecting a somewhat less demanding assignment.

However, as I have learned, “wildflower photography” has its own challenges.

SECOND PNG WILDERNESS LODGE PREVIEW

Here’s a short preview of the shoot I just did in the Western Highlands of Papua New Guinea. It was the second of two up-market wilderness lodges I photographed for Trans Niugini Tours – the country’s premier tour operator.

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