Unless you have been living under a rock, you may have seen the Netflix program “Tales by Light’, an incredible series profile photographers from around the world. Featured in the series is Peter Eastway, a contemporary Australian photographer known his stunning landscape and travel work. Peter has also been involved in photographic magazine publishing for over 30 years, establishing leading Better Photography Magazine in 1995.
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Peter Eastway APP.L, GM. Photog., FNZIPP, Hon. FAIPP, Hon. FNZIPP, FAIPP
Peter Eastway is a contemporary Australian photographer who is known internationally for his landscape and travel work.
A practising professional photographer, he shoots editorially and works selectively in advertising and portraiture, two diverse ends of the professional sphere.
Peter has been involved in photographic magazine publishing for over 30 years, establishing his own title, Australia’s Better Photography Magazine, in 1995. It is now one of Australia’s leading photography magazines.
Peter’s work has been published and exhibited internationally. He was the author of the Lonely Planet’s Guide to Landscape Photography. His photography has recently featured on the cover of the Lonely Planet’s guide to Australia, in articles in the Qantas in flight magazine, and in an Apple television commercial. He has worked with Phase One cameras, researching and promoting its high-end medium format cameras and Capture One raw processing software. And he featured in the television series Tales By Light as seen on the National Geographic Channel, produced in partnership with Canon Australia.
Peter Eastway is an AIPP Grand Master of Photography, a Fellow and an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography, and a Fellow and Honorary Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography. He won the 1996 and 1998 AIPP Australian Professional Photographer of the Year Award.
More recently he won the 2009 Kodak Award of Distinction at the international WPPI Print Competition held in Las Vegas, USA; the AIPP NSW Professional Photographer of the Year 2010; and the AIPP NSW Landscape Photographer of the Year 2013.
Peter’s early landscapes were primarily black and white, carefully printed and toned, but with the advent of digital photography, he is taking a leading role internationally, creating a New Tradition of high quality landscape imagery. Peter speaks nationally and internationally on topics including landscape photography, Photoshop techniques, publishing and the business of professional photography.
Peter is a member of the ND5 Ninety Degrees Five collective with Christian and Michael Fletcher, Tony Hewitt and Les Walkling.
Peter is 57 years of age, still rides a short surfboard, believes two skis are better than one, and in case you’re buying him lunch, he is vegetarian.
Peter Eastway Major Awards Summary
2013 NSW Landscape Photographer of the Year
2010 NSW Professional Photographer of the Year
2010 NSW Landscape Photographer of the Year
2010 NSW Commercial Photographer of the Year
2009 Kodak Award of Distinction, WPPI
2009 1st, 2nd, 3rd Landscape Category, WPPI, Commercial Category
2008 Grand Award, WPPI, Commercial Category
2007 New Zealand Overseas Photographer of the Year
2006 AIPP Grand Master of Photography
2005 Grand Award, WPPI, Commercial Category
2004 AIPP Australian Illustrative Photographer of the Year
2004 NSW Professional Photographer of the Year
1998 AIPP Australian Professional Photographer of the Year
1998 AIPP Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year
1996 AIPP Australian Professional Photographer of the Year
1996 AIPP Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year
1996 NSW Professional Photographers of the Year
1995 AIPP Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year
1995 NSW Professional Photographer of the Year
1995 Master of Photography, AIPP
1986 Kodak Achievement Award
1986 Associateship of the AIPP
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Tales by Light (Netflix)