Our guide to the best photography competitions
With a lot of photography competitions out there we’ve compiled a guide of leading awards and ways to evaluate which are worth your time and money.
Karlina Mitchell: Photography close to home
For many photographers, their practice is personal. For documentarian Karlina Mitchell more so than most.
From model to photographer: Q&A with Ivana Martyn-Zyznikow
After fifteen years in modelling SUNSTUDIOS Emerging Photography Award finalist Ivana Martyn-Zyznikow has launched a career behind the lens.
Training with weights: Vitor Queiroz and Young Cairo
Vitor Queiroz has built a career as a director, cinematographer editor and educator – and is now rapidly growing a reputation in stills alongside.
Ethics and uncertain futures: Mridula Amin on photographing Nauru
SUNSTUDIOS Emerging Photographer Award 2019 Runner Up Mridula Amin has achieved an impressive amount in her short career to-date as a reporter and photojournalist.
Making the spectator dream: The photography of Cihan Bektas
“She said she saw her images as memories she had hidden from her dreams.”
We speak to SEPA 2019 Landscape/Architecture finalists
Genres often known for being grand and imposing, the imagery of 2019 SEPA Landscape and Architecture finalists is instead gentle, strange and subtle. The judges have selected Debbie Gallulo, Ashley Ludkin and Matt Solomon as three artists with strong perspective on our built and natural environment.
Introducing SEPA 2019 Lifestyle/Commercial category finalists
Introducing SEPA 2019 Lifestyle/Commercial category finalists Adrian Grasso, Kevin Li and Belinda Richards.
2019 SEPA finalists announced
From hundreds of submissions across Australia, a blind judging process has chosen the strongest twelve emerging photographic talents as finalists in the 2019 SUNSTUDIOS Emerging Photographer Award.
Announcing SEPA 2019 Lifestyle/Commercial category judges
Introducing the SEPA 2019 Lifestyle & Commercial judges, who share their expertise and tips for entrants.
Where are they now? SEPA 2018 finalist update
Films, commissions, prizes and most importantly, making more work: SUNSTUDIOS Emerging Photography Award 2018 finalists have made the most of their time in the spotlight.
Wish fulfilment: Gabriel Jia on the Lalibela Rock-Hewn Churches
Earlier this year photographer and civil engineer Gabriel Jia fulfilled a childhood dream to visit the Lalibela Rock-Hewn Churches in Ethiopia. His debut solo exhibition, The Hidden Pilgrimage, shares his enchantment with an ancient place.
Tips from SEPA Lifestyle Category Judges
Presenting handy tips and hints from the SUNSTUDIOS Emerging Photographer Award Lifestyle category judges.
Featured Finalist SEPA 2018: Carlo Fernandes
Perth-born, Sydney-based photographer Carlo Fernandes combines a love of beauty and film in an original and eye-catching series.
Broncolor launches Gen NEXT 2018
Broncolor is searching for image-makers with exceptional talent and creative vision to name as the new Gen NEXT ambassadors. This year, broncolor has collaborated with SanDisk and G-Technology to offer an enviable suite of products and support for these ambassadors.
Winners Announced | Opening Night | Assistant & Emerging Photographer Awards
Sydney crowds packed into SUNSTUDIOS on the 27th September for the opening of the 4th Assistant & Emerging Photographer Awards.
SUNSTUDIOS is proud to announce we are the Lowepro Exchange Centre
SUNSTUDIOS is proud to announce we are the Lowepro Exchange Centre in to celebrate we are offering a 20% discount*!
2016 Assistants & Emerging Photographer Award Opening Night
SUNSTUDIOS Emerging Photographer Award 2016 opens with a huge wave of support.
People’s Choice Winner Announced - 2015 Assistant & Emerging Photographer Award
The people have voted and SUNSTUDIOS is pleased to announce the winner of the 2015 Assistant & Emerging Photographer Award People’s Choice.
The Other Side of The SUN | Lyndal Irons
Meet Lyndal Irons, one of the SUNSTUDIOS team with an insatiable curiosity.
Staff finalists in the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017
The prestigious National Photographic Portrait Prize celebrates Australia's top portrait photography by professionals and aspiring professionals, and we are proud to announce that our very own Stephanie Simcox and Lyndal Irons have been shortlisted as finalists
Featured Finalist SEPA 2018: Joel Pratley
Pratley’s series of SEPA 2018 portraits grew organically out of encounters in daily life with people, a reminder that people you walk past every day often hold valuable experience. His images are an education in adversity and how to continue on.
Featured finalist SEPA 2018: James Thorn
In the lead up to the Melbourne Opening Night, on 2 November, we learn a little more about the talents featured in the SUNSTUDIOS Emerging Photographer Award (SEPA) Exhibition.
Featured Finalist SEPA 2018: Charlotte Koch
The story behind this year’s most talked-about images in the SUNSTUDIOS Emerging Photographer Award competition: Charlotte Koch’s glass dildos.
Daniel Njegich wins the 2018 SUNSTUDIOS Emerging Photographer Award
29-year-old Perth-based teacher and photographer, wins $10.000 worth of product, service and retail for his series Victims of Politics.
Q&A with 2017 SEPA winner Annette Ruzicka
It’s been a big year for 2017 SUNSTUDIOS Emerging Photography Award winner Annette Ruzicka in the lead up to her resulting exhibition, My Father’s Runners.
2017 Emerging Photographer Award | Winners Announced
Now in its eigth year, the SUNSTUDIOS Emerging Photographer Award recognises the best in new local talent across the country. And here are this year's winners.
The Other Side of The SUN | Zoltan Blazer
Get to know one of our own as our Customer Relations Manager Zoltan Blazer tells us a little about himself.
Visit Us at The Digital Playground Trade Show 2014
Come and see what SUNSTUDIOS is about at the 2014 Digital Playground Trade Show.
SEPA 2018 Finalists Decided
On Thursday August 16, many of the brightest minds in the industry gathered in Sydney to determine the finalists of the 2018 SUNSTUDIOS Emerging Photographer Award.
Featured finalist SEPA 2018: Romon Yang
Meet Romon Yang, a Lifestyle category finalist in the 2018 SUNSTUDIOS Emerging Photographer Award.
Choosing Melbourne Locations for a Model Shoot
Best locations for Melbourne photo shoots whether fashion, art or business.
2015 SUNSTUDIOS Emerging Photographer Award Winner Announced
The 2015 SUNSTUDIOS Emerging Photographers Award Exhibition opening night celebrates Sydney's Emerging talent.
Snap Shot #4: Broncolor HMI Safety Tips
Snap Shot: quick videos that demonstrate photographic tips and tricks on the gear you love to hire through our Rental Department.
TTIP raises over 15K for charity
The 9th annual This Time It’s Personal exhibition has come to a close, raising over 15K for charity.
Top Australian Photography Competitions for Amateurs
If you’re an amateur photographer, these three competitions offer a range of challenges and awards to support you on your photography pathway.
How to photograph dance
“Looking back now on photographing dancers it all comes down to preparation,” says Simon Everiss, a Sydney-based photographer who runs SUNSTUDIOS Australia’s successful tutorial series, Lessons in Light. He shares tips below to ensure you are ready for your shoot.