- Getting Personal With Portraits
A portrait will always be a personal image for the subject it captures. Our own face is something we find so familiar and yet so alien. It fills us with curiosity about how others see us and how we see ourselves.
But for the photographer, the camera can easily create a sense of separation from their subject. The person in front of their lens can quickly become little more than a shape; a technical problem to be solved, or an exercise for their craft.
In the above video, we invite three photographers to a portrait shoot where the gap between shooter and subject is removed, exploring what happens to a photographer’s experience when portraits become truly personal.
When you become the subject of a portrait, you’re vulnerable. And how much of yourself you’re willing to reveal is going to change the outcome of the image.
REFLECT is another experiment from THE LAB, a series designed to shift creative thinking behind the lens. Special thanks to the photographers who participated. You can explore their final images below.
Lily Ahmad-Davis from Auckland was announced as this year’s winner of the Duval Scholarship. Supported by Canon. She wins Canon camera equipment, as well as a day of mentoring with Virginia Woolf, one of Canon’s Professional Masters.
The Duval Scholarship was set up in memory of Louis Duval. Ella Batten, winner of 2022 was mentored by award winning photographer, Jo Frances.
Phil Hillyard has captured countless iconic sports moments across 30 seasons of AFL. We go behind the scenes with the Sydney Swans at the Sydney Cricket Ground for a game of Friday night footy.
Recipient of the Canon Professional Grant, Camilla Rutherford, transformed her 'one-day' photography project, into a 'today' project, focused on regenerative agriculture.
Amber Jones, a passionate underwater photographer’s experiences Oita in Japan 2019.
Canon Photographer Jay Collier has been working as a wildlife photographer in Africa since 2004. In this insightful guide Jay shares his favourite photography locations in Madagascar, along with advice on how to master the art of wildlife photography. Learn all about the 'Great Red Island' and its abundance of rare and beautifully bizarre wildlife.
We sat down with Amber Jones from @amberandfriends_photography to talk about her passion for the ocean, sharks and how sharing this world through her imagery has helped spread the word on shark conservation and research.
Behind every powerful image, is a powerful story. In this new three-part documentary series, go behind the lens with Angela and Johnathan Scott from Big Cat Diary, underwater photographer and publisher of WetPixel Eric Cheng, and war photographer Stephen Dupont.
Follow photographers from Australia and around the world as they push the limits of their craft. This series is produced, directed and shot by Abraham Joffe in collaboration with Canon Australia.
Uniting exploration, photography and the natural world, Tales by Light offers a rare glimpse into the eyes and minds of some of Australia and the world’s best photographic storytellers.