The genesis of this site are three fold:
- An almost life long love affair with photography.
- A 10 year intense participation in International and National Nature and Wildlife Exhibitions.
- The last 10 years I have been using images from the exhibiting years plus new digital images in a Mailing List and now in the digital era I am taking more images than ever. Friends and those on the mailing list had been suggesting a coffee table book or DVD of some of the resultant images. So a website for me best filled the bill. This website would not have been possible without the technical expertise and stimulus of my fellow bird photographer and friend Gerard Satherley .
The journey so far:
1961 saw the first International acceptances in Monochrome prints at the Sydney International Exhibition and a Nature Slide acceptance at the Queensland International. Soon I decided to specialise in Nature Slides only.
The Photographic Society of America compiles yearly Whos Who Lists from the 40+ Internationals around the world for all categories Monochrome and Colour Prints Colour Slides and in both Pictorial and Nature divisons.
In 1963 I was 30th in PSA Nature Who’s Who Nature Slides and this encouraged me to compete in all PSA Recognized Internationals around the world. \My places in PSA Who’s Who ratings for the years 1964, 1965, and 1966 were:
During these years some 600+ international acceptances resulted. Internationals are held in many countries USA, Canada, Mexico, South America, South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, United Kingdom, Japan and many others.
Artiste de La Federationale de L’Art Photographique (AFIAP) 1966
Silver Medal San Francisco International 1964
SIEP Plaque Sydney International Exhibition of Photography 1964
Silver Trophy Sydney International Exhibition of Photography 1966
Silver Plaque Queensland International Salon of Photography 1965
Bronze Plaque Queensland International Salon of Photography 1965
Silver Medal Worcestershire International
Bronze Plaque Warrnambool International Exhibition of Photography
Silver Medal 7th Murray Bridge International plus Kodak Trophy & Bank of NSW Trophy
Witwatersrand International South Africa
Worcester International Exhibition England
1965 Photographic Society of America - Sam J Vogan for Progress in
Nature Slide Photography
1967 Photographic Society of America - Medbery Award Who’s Who Nature
Slides in 1966
Publications, Lectures, Galleries and Media
Images appearing in:
Camera in Australia 1970 A compilation of works by Australian Photographers Editor Allen G Gray Australian Photographic Society
Orange Regional Gallery 1997 A Review of 40 years Photography with Orange Camera Club
Darkroom to Digital Celebrating 50 Years of Orange Camera Club Orange Regional Gallery 2007
The Land and Wildlife of Australia Life Nature Library 1964 Time-Life
Australia and the Pacific Islands Allen Keast 1966
Western Districts Association of Camera Clubs 1966 Convention at Nyngan NSW Nature Photography
“Wildlife Australia” Australian Photographic Society Convention Hobart 1968
ABC People with Bob Sanders an interview following Medbery Award win.
BTV 6 Ballarat 1962 series on Photography
Radio Colac Regional series of brief talks on photography
1967 Qantas funded a trip to photograph wildlife Kruger Park South Africa
Founding President of Western Districts Association of Camera Clubs
Past President Warren Camera Club NSW
Past President Orange Camera Club NSW
Past President Ararat Camera Club Victoria
1967 Chairman First National Exhibition of Photography Orange NSW
1969 Chairman Second National Exhibition of Photography Orange NSW
1971 Chairman Third National Exhibition of Photography Orange NSW
That is the journey so far but now is the best time for photography. Are the images shown here of interest? Please join me in my journey and please send comments? I find wildlife infectious, exciting and exhilarating. The joy of seeing action and trying to capture it challenging.
My signature line on my images is:
Nature – The Cathedral of Awe !!
Rod Warnock Australia