MAL'S OTHER WEBSITES
Mal Austin has been photographing professionally since 1983.
The first 18 years, in film-only times, he ran a multi-task studio which had an even spread of wedding, industrial, advertising and people photography using cameras from 35mm to 5x4 inch.
When the wedding count reached 600+ he found himself in need of a healthy change of subject and lifestyle and in late 2000 Givenworks Publishing was born.
He became a landscape-only photographic artist, author and publisher, necessarily embracing the digital age and learning the computer skills of typesetting, CMYK pre-press, image editing and manipulation.
He firstly concentrated solely on the panoramic with the use of a 6x17 film camera for 12 years and then progressing to the merging of digital images. For the first 16 years, wall-art, posters, postcards, greeting cards, calendars and books provided income but now he is concentrating on more creative fine-art and the development of numerous niche websites for his images and to develop the use of the photograph as a base tool rather than the entire finished image.
Although he has shot in 26 countries, the images in his public collection are all from southern Australia and Southland NZ.
To date, he is a 6-time published author and Getty contributing artist, has taught Photoshop and photography and had a stint teaching Diploma of Photography in a Victorian TAFE college.
The images on these cards have been chosen from his collection of film and digital images.
THE CAMERAS used over the years in order, Pentax Spotmatic, Pentax ES, Canon AE-1, Contax 139, Bronica ETRS, Pentax 67, Cambo 5x4, Art Panorama 617, Nikon D70, Nikon D80, Nikon D300, Nikon D800E