Mieke Boynton:
Australian Landscape Photographer.

 

I'm a specialist landscape and aerial photographer from beautiful Bright in the Alpine Valleys of North-East Victoria, Australia. My fiancé Matt Palmer and I opened our "Alpine Light" photographic art gallery here in my home town in December 2021.

I love being alone in Nature and photographing its stunning beauty. When I go out into the landscape, I try to clear my head of all the clutter and simply "listen." I immerse myself in the moment and am guided by the sounds and the atmosphere of that particular place. When I process my photos, I'm very careful about honouring the authentic reality of that moment.

 

I was the first Australian and first female to win the prestigious Epson International Pano Awards in 2019 with three of my abstract aerials, and that same year, I was also named Victorian Landscape Photographer of the Year. I'm a Grand Master with the Australian Photographic Society (APS), and in 2022, I received my Master with Distinction from the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP). I was also named 2021 NZIPP International Photographer of the Year, 2022 NZIPP Australian Landscape (in-camera) Photographer of the Year, and 2023 NZIPP Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year.

In 2021, I was awarded the Maitre de la Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique (MFIAP) Distinction with FIAP (the International Federation of Art Photography). The Distinction is awarded based on a photographer's portfolio of 20 "cohesive" images, their achievements throughout their photographic career and their involvement in the photographic community. Thirty-nine applications from all over the world were reviewed, and 13 judges from 12 countries had to unanimously vote to accept the Portfolio for the Master Distinction to be awarded. Only 5 Portfolios were accepted in 2021, so it was a huge honour to be one of them. You can view my Portfolio here.

To view all my recent awards, click here.

My photos are available for purchase as Fine Art Prints via our Alpine Light Gallery website.

I enjoy assisting others on their photographic journey, and regularly meet online with photographers who are at all stages of mastery to offer both mentoring and critique. It is also an honour to be a photographic judge, and it has been a great pleasure to judge competitions such as the NZIPP Awards, the Australian Photographic Prize, VIGEX, the German Mega Circuit, Spanish Confederation of Photography National Prize, the Salon Photographique de Vernon en Normandie, and the Great Walks Wilderness Photographer of the Year.

It is always a buzz to share my work with groups of photographers, and I currently have six different presentations that I regularly share with camera clubs both in Australia and abroad via Zoom.

If you'd like to be informed of any upcoming Events/Exhibitions/Workshops/Presentations, please join my mailing list by clicking here. You can also follow me on Facebook and Instagram!

And if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me - [email protected] or (03) 5729 0110

 

Click here to watch my short audio-visual presentation - "Landscape Photography and the Art of Listening"
Click here to watch my YouTube interview with the amazing Adam Williams from EasyWay Photography