Georgina is a self-taught nature photographer with a passion for birds. Over the years she has tried to master the technical aspects of nature photography, whilst also developing an eye for an aesthetically pleasing composition. Her favourite saying is attributed to Pablo Picasso: “Learn the rules like a Pro. Break them like an Artist.”
She also believes that as a nature photographer, she has a duty to do everything in her power to minimise our impact and help conserve our natural world. In this regard, her photographic philosophy can be summed up in these three words: “Art. Conservation. Ethics.”
The highlight of her photographic career was in 2018 when she won a category (Invertebrates: Behaviour) in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Her other major achievements include Bird Photographer of the Year (Best Portfolio and Creative Prize), Australian Photography Awards (Wildlife) and Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year (Portfolio Prize).
She has given bird photography workshops and talks across Australia, is a regular content contributor to Australian Photography Magazine and currently a sitting judge for several Australian and International nature photography competitions.
She is also the author of For the Love of Birds – Australian Bird Photography, a 200+ page book published by Australian Geographic in November 2021.
Georgina’s areas of expertise include:
- Using light creatively in nature photography
- Capturing action shots
- Taking artistic images
- DSLR versus mirrorless cameras (when and how to use)
Go-to camera and lens for bird photography:
Georgina has two go-to cameras and lens for bird photography:
DSLR: Canon 1DX Mark III and 600 mm f4
Mirrorless: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III with Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4 IS PRO Super Telephoto Lens +MC14 Tele-converter
Image Processing Software for Bird Photography:
Adode Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Topaz Labs
You can find Georgina on:
- Instagram: @georgina_steytler
- Facebook: Georgina Steytler Photography
- Web: www.georginasteytler.com.au
One of Georgina’s Favourites:
Pied Stilts in the Clouds
Catch my talk at the conference and visit me at the Ask the Expert sessions if you have any questions.