Top pho­tog­ra­pher shares his se­crets

Pilbara News - - Pilbara News - Ali­cia Perera

■ A renowned Perth-based pho­tog­ra­pher stopped by Kar­ratha to share his in­sights into the art with in­ter­ested res­i­dents last week­end.

Hugh Brown was a guest speaker at Kar­ratha Li­brary last Satur­day, where he shared his pro­fes­sional jour­ney so far and gave some keen lo­cal pho­tog­ra­phers tips to im­prove their land­scape pho­tog­ra­phy tech­niques.

He said that while he had worked in­ter­na­tion­ally in re­mote parts of Pak­istan, In­dia and China, he en­joyed pho­tograph­ing the Pil­bara and had done a lot of work here.

Kar­ratha ABC Open pro­ducer Susan Standen said she ar­ranged for Mr Brown to visit the city af­ter work­ing with him in the past.

“Hugh Brown has been in­ter­viewed a num­ber of times by ABC Break­fast over the last couple of years on his pho­to­graphic ad­ven­tures,” she said. “He has lots of fol­low­ers on Face­book and fans around North West WA.

“I put it to him to do a pub­lic talk at the li­brary as I know many peo­ple, in­clud­ing pho­tog­ra­phers from the Red Dirt Cam­era Club, who would like to meet him and hear his sto­ries of ad­ven­tures in Pak­istan and other re­mote ar­eas.”

Kar­ratha Li­brary of­fi­cer Helena Mead said peo­ple were given tech­ni­cal in­sights into tak­ing land­scape pic­tures from Mr Brown’s talk. She said the li­brary had a good re­sponse to the pre­sen­ta­tion and at­trib­uted it to the lo­cal pop­u­lar­ity of pho­tog­ra­phy.

“In my opin­ion pho­tog­ra­phy is a big part of recre­ational ac­tiv­i­ties for the peo­ple liv­ing in this re­gion,” she said.

“The land­scapes have such in­ter­est­ing con­trasts and are unique to the area.”

Mr Brown is work­ing on a pho­to­graphic book of lo­cal min­ing in­dus­try work­ers.

Pic­ture: Hugh Brown

Pho­tog­ra­pher Hugh Brown, who vis­ited Kar­ratha Li­brary for a pho­tog­ra­phy pre­sen­ta­tion last Satur­day.

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