Top photographer shares his secrets
■ 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.
Photographer Hugh Brown, who visited Karratha Library for a photography presentation last Saturday.