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Our first issue of Better Photography was printed way back in 1995 and now, 25 years on, we're just about to publish our 100th issue!

Issue 100 will be printed this month, ready for our June release, but with a bit of a difference: we will only be printing enough copies to send out to our subscribers. With the CORONA-19 issue, there doesn't seem to be much point distributing through newsagents at this stage.

So, if you like paper magazines and don't want to miss out on receiving Better Photography #100, check you have a current subscription. And if you don't, now is the time to organise one.  

For paper subscriptions to Australian addresses or overseas (they are different prices), visit the Better Photography Education website, using the link below.  Make sure you select the Paper Subscription either for Australian addresses or Outside Australia, whichever is appropriate.

But don't delay, it's selling out fast!

The feedback I have been receiving has been really, really positive and photographers are telling me that they love this book. 

Said Tony Hewitt (and I know he's a good friend, but it's a nice quote), "This is seriously one of the most definitive photographic books I have seen in the last 25 years. It belongs on every photographer’s bookshelf and will change the way you view your own photographic journey!” My mother-in-law agrees! Even my sister bought a copy (long story, don't ask, plus that's one Christmas present I can't give her this year!)

The book retails for $150 including postage and packaging within Australia ($190 for orders delivered outside Australia)! So, don't dilly-dally! Check out The New Tradition now - you can see sample pages and a short video on the website here:

Water Boat, Half Moon Island, Antarctica. Find Wally!
Phase One XF 150MP, 55mm Schneider, f8 @ 1/160 second, ISO 50

I'm home! You may have read about the travails of the Greg Mortimer and her passengers returning from Antarctica to Uruguay, then to Melbourne by charter flight for a further two weeks isolation - and finally home! And it's great to be home because friends ring you up and give you a hard time - in the best Australian tradition!

In fact, Gary rang me while I was in Melbourne to say he'd checked out my recent Antarctica 2020 portfolio on my personal website ( He was very complimentary. He also suggested the weather I had was superior to the weather we had experienced a year or so previously when we traveled there together - and I had to agree with him. I think the weather on these two voyages was superb.

And then he asked me why I had left my camera bag in one of the photos.

Now, I imagine as you're reading this, one of two things has happened. Like Gary, you're nodding your head and thinking what an idiot Eastway is for leaving his camera bag in the photo. Or like me, you had to have another look at the photo above to see if there is a camera bag there.

Well, to my embarrassment, there is!

It is so obvious on the one hand and so beautifully camouflaged on the other. I have lovingly processed this photo, removed a couple of passengers in the background, and even dropped it into an InDesign document for the book I plan to print on Antarctica - called Late Season

That's what I love about being home! Lots of calls and contacts from friends and family. And over the past month or so, many people have reached out to say hello. Thank you! It has meant a lot to me. And thank you Gary. The cost of the art book I plan to print is not inexpensive, so you have saved me a costly reprint! Even if you did seem to enjoy pointing it out just a bit too much. But that's what I love about being home!

If you're interested in listening to a podcast on my voyage down south, check out the Light Minded podcasts - There's lots of good listening for our days of isolation.

Now, be honest. Did you see the camera bag when you first looked at the photo?

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