Stephen Mitchell's Photography Q & A

Why do I enjoy photography?

People - Portrait/Pose

Capturing true skin tone is always a pleasure, without resorting to post production of every image. I enjoy posing & shooting models in sun-light to ensure the outcome reduces post-production time. I now offer providing portrait photography on Kangaroo Island.


To capture a specific moment, thereby preserving history for future generations. I enjoy seeing the ambience of a location, watching changes in a series of moments, capturing each in a unique way.

Have I shot casual or corporate or sport functions & event photography?

When did I first get into photography, and with which equipment do you now shoot?

During my teenage years in the 1980's, my earliest camera was an Polaroid ColorPack 80. I currently shoot with Canon bodies & lenses, plus one Tamron lens. I am equipped to shoot in wet weather - but prefer to avoid it.

Where did I learn photography?

I started learning in 1987, applying knowledge learned from books & short courses mixed with the best way to learn - testing every feature & function of my camera & equipment.

I enjoy trialling & testing alternative/new styles & results. I have no preconceived methods: I capture scenes the way I like them, not because tutorials say what looks best.