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In this episode, I speak with Australian photographer Ann Britton. Ann lives in a small town with a population of 301 people, where she owns a cattle business. Ann’s work is vibrant and authentic, fully reflecting her love for the raw Australian landscape.
In this episode, we talk about:
- Ann Britton’s life in outback Australia
- Why taking photos regularly is important
- How to take compelling nighttime photos
& much more!
This conversation shines a light on the lesser-known parts of nature where hills and beaches are absent. No matter where Ann is, she always finds inspiration. Her work is a great example of resilience and creativity. If you need a boost of motivation, this episode is for you!
Here is a preview of our conversation with Ann Britton.
Q: What was it like for you to realise that you enjoyed taking photos in the outback?
Ann Britton: I grew up in the city because that’s where my dad worked from. Every school holiday or weekend, I was on a little farm. Both my parents come from farms, so that was in my blood.
When I moved to the middle of Australia, everything was new and it was fascinating. I felt that every photo that I was taking was history, because I love looking at old photos as well. Old photos tell a story.
Back then, there was no social media. I could take the photos when I went home and show my family and friends. Telling the story with the photo made it even better. That was where my love of photography came from.
Q: What advice would you give to photographers who want to get better at astrophotography?
Ann Britton: You definitely need a tripod. There’s different ways. You can read. YouTube is very good.
I find for ISO, if you don’t want to get it too noisy, set it to around ISO 3600.
Q: What does your approach to animal photography look like?
Ann Britton: I suppose I’m very lucky because I live where I live. Sometimes you just have to sit there and wait for the animal to come along.
If you have the opportunity to get to know the animal more, it’s a great advantage. There’s a lot of patience in it as well.
(This transcript was edited for clarity and length.)