Home' Snap Shot Magazine : March 2010 Contents snapshot magazine : snapshot.realviewtechnologies.com : march 2010 9
Inside story | Jour ney through the lens
WHEN IT COMES TO DREAM CAREERS Moss Vale man Phil Minnis has
got it made. The part-time professional photographer has been known
to travel great distances to capture the perfect image.
London, Florence, Luzembourg, Amsterdam, Rome, Venice, Monte Carlo --
no destination is out of reach and an added bonus is the entire family comes
along for the ride. In fact Phil has photographed his way around Europe three
times in the past four years.
The talented snapper said he had developed an interest in photography
as a teenager. "I was always the one to capture the images of family holidays,
birthdays and other important events," he said.
"In my early 20s I began entering images into competitions at local shows.
At rst I achieved moderate success, but as the years passed my images
would often gain rst, second or third places.
"In 2006 I not only secured several places, I also took out the prize for
most outstanding exhibit and most successful competitor at two local
shows. "One of my images went on to beat the most outstanding exhibit
from 14 other shows in the region."
Phil said that as photography entered the digital age he replaced his lm
camera with his rst digital one. "This opened up a whole new world to
me and I soon started to enter my photos in several international online
photography competitions," he said. "I won several Photo of the Day awards,
and as a consequence I won several thousand dollars worth of prizes; it
became completely addictive."
After winning many awards through this forum Phil decided to accept
a position as a judge on one of the sites. He was also asked to judge the
photography section of Moss Vale Show in 2008, a role he will continue
"I was introduced to the world of microstock photography in 2007 and after
buying a new camera and some prime lenses I joined several international
Microstock Photography sites where I now sell my work," he said. >
Journey through the lens
WORDS JACKIE MEYERS : IMAGES PHIL MINNIS
Phil's number one tip to
othe r budding photographe rs
is to "always take a came ra
with you wherever you go"
Links Archive February 2010 April 2010 Navigation Previous Page Next Page