2017's Most Stunning Images Prove Australian Photographers Are Simply Brilliant

From sunrises and rainbows, to thrilling travel shots and of course the cutest puppy of the year, here are some of the most incredible images captured by Australians in the last year.

The images come courtesy of Canon Australia, who has been highlighting creative and inspiring everyday photographers, sharing their work on Canon's social channels for the whole nation to see.

"It's a lovely reminder of all the good in the world," Canon says.

Image: Chester See
Image: Chris Killingsworth
Image: Daniel Tran
Image: Emmet Sparling
Image: Itchban
Image: Josh Smith
Image: Josh Smith
Image: Karl Shakur
Image: Klae McGuinness
Image: Louise Coghill
Image: Mary Nguyen
Image: Meaghan Skinner
Image: Reilly Wardrope
Image: Robert Jacob
Image: Svendsen
Image: Tim Northey
Image: tony Irving
Image: Vaughan Brookfied


    I don't suppose there are larger versions of these pictures somewhere, are there?

    Last edited 03/01/18 11:03 pm

    These are beautiful images. But they aren't photographs. And they are not the work of photographers. These images are all software enhanced. They've been created by camera enthusiasts who are highly skilled in Photoshop and other post-processing tools. I don't doubt for a moment the skills of these artists. But they are not 'photographers'. They are graphic designers who begin their work with cameras, but then rely heavily on computers. They don't create photographs. They create very interesting files.

      Pretentious much? All photographs are lies, that's self-evident - there's in-camera processing, post-processing and eventually print-processing too. But that is no different to the way it was with film when images were 'finessed' using tried and tested darkroom techniques, different chemical fixes, different varieties of paper etc etc. There is no extra truth in an Ansel Adams image just because he shot with film and you're very naive if you think that is the case. Just because you choose not to post-process in Lightroom or Photoshop does not make your photograph any better, it just makes it less finished.

        Well said, I used to be to torn between posting an image straight from the sensor or applying some of my creative post processing. In the end I decided to go with my heart and PP my photos.



        Before jumping on your cloned high horse, please take a moment to read my original post. I never said I choose not to post-process in Lightroom or Photoshop. I love these tools and use them every day. When I show the results to friends and family, they typically say "wow, what a great photo," or "you are a great photographers." Actually I'm not a great photographer. But I am very good at Photoshop. I haven't taken a great photo. I have 'made' a great photo. Tje headline here should read: "2017's Most Stunning Images Prove Australian Photographers Are Simply Brilliant With Photo Editing Software." Yes, Ansel Adams had enhancement tricks. But at least his source material was real. Unlike this lot, he never cloned a rainbow.

      I disagree with saying they are not “photographers”. These are people at the top of their game, that have gone to great lengths to get that shot in the first place - regardless of what they do with it afterwards. People have been able to edit photos since long before Adobe came along - dodging, burning, adjusting exposures and contrast while devoloping in a darkroom and using other pastes, paints and chemical to adjust, retouch and recolour prints. Just depends where you want to draw the line between photographer and artist I guess.

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