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Focus on Australia  :  Winning Photos from the Nation's Best - Ken Duncan

Focus on Australia

Winning Photos from the Nation's Best


Published: 14th March 2011
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Focus on Australia is a spectacular vision of a nation, and represents an exciting 'first' in Australian photographic publishing. Here, between the covers of one magnificently produced volume, the finest Australian shots have been brought together from a host of professional and amateur photographers - with every contributor using a Lumix camera.

Never before has a book like this been produced in Australia. But the technical advances in recent years have been so revolutionary that anyone with creative vision can now 'point and shoot with a Lumix' and end up with exceptional photographs of top publishable quality. This has created a fabulous level playing field for professionals and amateurs alike. Contains major sections from eight of the nation's top pro shooters: Bill Bachman, Hugh Brown, Leo Meier, Nick Rains, Frances Mocnik, Ted Rambeau, Peter Eastway and Ken Duncan.

They are joined by celebrity Ray Martin, as well as the very best from more than 7000 entries from a nationwide on-line amateur competition. The result is a superbly presented gallery of Australia: from the far-flung corners of the outback to the nation's unique cities, farms, people and wildlife. Stretching from the Kimberley to Tasmania, from the reef to the suburbs, this is Australia as it has never been captured before. All proceeds from the sale of this book go to the indigenous youth arts training program Walk a While.

About the Author

Ken Duncan OAM, is recognised as one of the world's leading landscape photographers. With every new release of Limited Edition Prints he delights long-time collectors and new fans alike with his own inimitable style of landscape photography.

Ken has worked on several international book projects in such exotic locations as Malaysia, China and Hollywood and for years was the preferred photographer for Australian rock band Midnight Oil. His first solo book was published in 1987, and he later went on to become a publisher in his own right. Since 1992, over 30 individual titles have been released under the Ken Duncan Panographs trademark.

Although Ken prefers the panoramic format - "that's the way we see", he says - he is well versed in a multitude of formats and media. He has even dabbled in cinematography and would like to do more with this medium in the future. He can turn his hand to any type of photography - from portraits to landscapes to 3-D and everything in between - and produce consistently creative results.


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The diversity of Australia


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  • Broad Appeal
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Informative
  • Perfect Git


    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Reference
    • Travel Reading
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Focus on Australia:

    This book takes pride of place on our coffee table. The photographs are wonderful and show the diversity of our wonderful country. It also encourages me to look for that one great shot in my photographic pursuits.

    My bucket list is to travel to each of the destinations photographed.

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    Ken Duncan

    Multi award-winning photographer Ken Duncan, is one of Australia's most gifted and prolific landscape photographers.

    Since establishing his own publishing company in 1992, Duncan has published in excess of 50 photographic books, the majority of which still reprint year after year.

    In 2009 he was awarded a Medal Of The Order Of Australia (OAM) by the Federal Government for his services to landscape photography, publishing and the arts. That same year, he received the photography industry’s highest honours – the Photo Imaging Council of Australia’s Gold Tripod award. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography.

    Duncan’s skill with a camera is not limited to landscapes – he has worked on several international projects including photography for rock band Midnight Oil and commissions for National Geographic, World Vision and other agencies.

    Visit Ken Duncan 's Booktopia Author Page

    ISBN: 9780980527889
    ISBN-10: 0980527880
    Audience: General
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 156
    Published: 14th March 2011
    Publisher: Panographs Publishing Pty Ltd
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 30.0 x 29.0