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Peter Dunphy shoots landscapes and people for ad agencies, tourism, and corporate clients. Based in Australia, Peter studied illustrative photography at RMIT University and has worked professionally for over 30 years. To see more of his work, visit his liveBooks8 website: www.greatphotographyadventures.com.
I’ve always had a passion for photography and I decided early on to “follow my bliss”. I studied at RMIT University for three years and initially shot mainly technical still life and product on a large format 5×4″ and 10×8″ view cameras. I had a very strong technical grounding which has guided my work throughout my career. After many years of being mainly studio-based, I decided to change direction and push for landscape and people related work. This has been at the core of my business ever since. I still get excited when I’m producing strong work and have now also extended my range to running location photography workshops. Following your great passion in life can be rewarding on many levels beyond the material. I’m still happiest with a camera in my hand and a beautiful vista to shoot.
PD: Simple, Clean, Brief.
PD: Only when I have a strong shot to add. I think it’s important to emphasize my strongest work. If I feel lukewarm about a shot, I leave it out.
PD: They must sum up my aesthetic sense and offer something simple and strong to hook the viewer.
PD: The user-friendly interface. Once you’ve got the hang of it, it’s simple and quick to make changes and add content.
PD: Brevity! Tell a simple, engaging visual story which captures the interest of your audience. If you don’t feel passionate about a shot, don’t put it on your site.
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