ABOUT georgina

I am a nature photographer with a passion for birds, ethics and conservation.

I grew up on an orchard in Donnybrook, a small country town in Western Australia, where I developed a love of nature.

 

My interest in photography became a passion over ten years ago when I quit my corporate job and began volunteer work with BirdLife WA. Since then, I have been working to produce images for use by conservation organisations across Australia (for free), as well as teaching the art and ethics of bird photography through workshops, talks and articles.

The highlight of my photographic career was in 2018 when I became the first Australian woman to win a category (Invertebrates: Behaviour) in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year, the world's foremost nature photography competition. My other major achievements include Grand Prix Winner of EAAFP Waterbirds Photo Contest, Bird Photographer of the Year (Creative), Australian Photography Awards (Wildlife) and Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year (Portfolio Prize).

I currently live in Albany with my husband and a beautiful, if a little demanding, Belgian Shepherd.

~Photographic Philosopy~

I am a self-taught photographer. Over the years I have tried to master the technical aspects of nature photography, whilst also developing an eye for an aesthetically pleasing composition. My favourite saying is attributed to Pablo Picasso:

"Learn the rules like a Pro. Break them like an Artist."

I also believe that as a nature photographer, I have a duty to do everything in my power to minimise our impact and help conserve our natural world. In this regard, my photographic philosophy can be summed up in these three words:

 

"Art. Conservation. Ethics."

~Equipment~

Canon EOS 1DX Mark II

Canon EOS 1DX

Canon 7D Mark II

Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L II

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens

Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM Lens

 

~Judging~

Australian Bird Photographer of the Year  (2018, 2019)

 

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year (2020).

Australasian Bird Fair (2018)

~Awards & Nominations~

Finalist (Portfolio Prize), Bird Photographer of the Year 2020

Finalist (Birds in Flight), Bird Photographer of the Year 2020

Finalist (Bird Behaviour), Bird Photographer of the Year 2020

Grand Prix Winner, 2019 EAAFP Waterbirds Photo Contest 

Silver Award (Birds in Flight), Bird Photographer of the Year 2019 

Winner (Invertebrates: Behaviour), Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018

Runner-up (Animal Behaviour), Australian Geographic (ANZANG) Nature Photographer of the Year 2018

Multiple Finalist, Australian Geographic (ANZANG) Nature Photographer of the Year 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019

Winner (Creative Imagery), Bird Photographer of the Year 2017 (UK)

Winner (Wildlife), Australian Photography Awards 2017 

Winner (Tom Oliver Award), BirdLife Photography 2017

Winner (Best Photograph of the Year 2016), BirdLife Photography 2016 

Winner (Portfolio Prize), Australian Geographic (ANZANG) Nature Photographer of the Year 2016 

Winner (Popular Prize), Australian Geographic (ANZANG) Nature Photographer of the Year 2016 

Runner-up (Animal Behaviour), Australian Geographic (ANZANG) Nature Photographer of the Year 2016 

Runner-up (Threatened Species), Australian Geographic (ANZANG) Nature Photographer of the Year 2016 

Winner (Threatened Species), Australian Geographic (ANZANG) Nature Photographer of the Year 2015

Winner (Digital Creations), Australasian Bird Fair 2014

© 2020 by Georgina Steytler Photography

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