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Blaklens Members Jacinta, Tace, and Benjamin Excel in Netflix’s Unit Photography Bootcamp

Blaklens members Jacinta, Tace, and Benjamin recently made headlines by participating in Netflix’s exclusive Unit Photography Bootcamp. This intensive three-day course, designed for aspiring Unit Stills photographers, offered them a unique opportunity to enhance their skills, forge valuable connections, and gain invaluable insights into the demands of the on-set role. Spearheaded by industry veteran John […]

Blak Lens Collective – Liberty Place

Welcome to the captivating world of the Blak Lens Collective exhibition, taking place from June 26th to July 22nd. This groundbreaking showcase features the remarkable artistic talents of Benjamin Warlngundu Ellis, Mandy Smith, Michael Jalaru Torres, and Tace Stevens. Each artist brings a unique perspective and creative vision, resulting in an awe-inspiring display of contemporary […]

Being Indigenous with a camera

As Indigenous Australians continue to assert their place in modern society, the opportunities for Indigenous photographers have grown, bringing with them many advantages. Here are some of the advantages of being an Australian Indigenous photographer in modern times: In conclusion, being an Indigenous photographer in modern times offers many advantages. From a unique perspective and […]

Some challenges starting out as an Indigenous photographer

Becoming a full-time photographer can be a challenging journey, particularly for Indigenous photographers, both male and female. Starting as a part-time photographer and transitioning to a full-time job requires persistence, patience, and hard work. This essay will explore the process of starting out as a part-time photographer and becoming a full-time photographer while navigating the […]

Working as a stringer photojournalist

As a stringer photojournalist, your role is to capture photographs of newsworthy events or subjects and sell them to news agencies or publications. Here is a general process for capturing photos for a news agency: Overall, being a successful stringer photojournalist requires a combination of skill, experience, and persistence in identifying and capturing newsworthy events […]