Capturing coastal sights

Gerard Anderson is the man behind Spruka Photography, which was awarded Highly Commended in Capture magazine’s Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographers competition. This picture of Nettley Bay, Marrawah was one of the six photos that made up his entry.

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Interest. Local landscapes have caught the eye of judges in the Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographers competition run by Capture magazine.

Open to emerging photographers across the country and New Zealand, Gerard Anderson submitted his entry and was soon rewarded with a Highly Commended in the landscape category.

His six photos showcase the Tarkine and one is of his hometown, Turners Beach.

Gerard lives in Stanley during the week with his wife Annie and makes the most of his time outside work at Saputo Dairy Australia by frequenting local destinations.

Two years ago, Gerard began showcasing his photos on social media under the name Spruka Photography. He realised his pottering about with his camera, first a Nikon D90 and later upgrading to a D750, was gaining traction and he has since been fine tuning his trade.

“I take off and do my own thing for relaxation, I enjoy it,” he says.

“The best time to take photos is what’s called the golden hour, before sunset or just after sunrise, so I get most of my photos then.

“You’ve got that pretty narrow timeframe to get a good photo.”

Gerard will host a free workshop in Stanley in September for budding landscape photographers. Places are limited, to find out more visit www.spruka.com.au/workshop.

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