I have been quiet, as most of us have probably been over these strange Covid 19 times! Although adding a daughter to the family in February also kept us busy but with lots of fun and laughter (giggles) too!
There have been a few things going on in the background and I will hopefully add more posts in the near future. This will include the review of the GFX100 I mentioned earlier in the year as I prepare to get back in the air soon.
I have also done a few interviews which I will add to the blog but they have already been shared via my Facebook Page here.
Competitions have still continued through the year but understandably look very different with Covid lockdowns being enforced. This meant the usual AIPP awards did not proceed (State and National awards cancelled) but there was a supplement in its place which I did not enter. Kicking myself I didn't, but with a newborn and life as it was at the time I just did not have the enthusiasm to do so. Plus I was and still am enamoured with our newest edition having way too much fun!
AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2020
All the winners and finalists can be viewed online and if you are interested in seeing all the images in the flesh click on the above image for exhibition details!
PX3 - Prix de la Photographie
I also managed to place 2nd overall in the Nature category in the PX3 - Prix de la Photographie, or Paris Photo Awards and won my sub category - Earth with the below image Dragon's Tail.
Click the image for all the winners and finalists!
The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2020 is currently being exhibited at the South Australian Museum and details to this are listed above....However if you are in Western Australia you can visit last years winning images by road tripping to Kalgoorlie and viewing it in person! Exhibition in the Goldfields Museum starts September 5th and finishes December 6th. I hope to make my way out there in October.
For those of you in WA, last years winners and finalists are currently on exhibition at the Goldfields Museum. Click on the above image for exhibition details. I hope to be down in October to once again see it on display!
Click here for Map to Goldfields Museum details.
Thanks for reading and continue to stay safe.
Mat Beetson - 2019 AIPP Western Australian Professional Nature Photographer of the Year!