Featured Photographer: Mitchell Ratcliffe

4 April 2016

Growing up in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire, I always had an affinity with nature. Building cubby houses in the bush and swimming at the ‘needles’ gave me a great appreciation for the outdoors, which has carried with me to today.

I got into photography in the late 2000’s, as a really good mate of mine had a DSLR and I loved seeing him create images. Initially it was put it in ‘P’ for settings and press the trigger. A bit of early advice pointed me in the right direction and into a fairly steep learning curve. Since then I have taught myself and drawn inspiration from fellow peers, and feel that I am working towards creating images which can convey an emotion or mood in the viewer.

I have recently changed careers, enabling me to spend a bit more time on my passion for photography, and I can’t wait to explore more of Sydney and NSW, sharing my journey along the way.

I really hope I have challenged you to get out and enjoy what we have around us.
Instagram: @mitchellratcliffephoto

 

Kangaroo Valley, Shoalhaven

Alone in the city of robots - Kangaroo Valley, Shoalhaven

Govett's Leap, Blue Mountains

Golden Grose – Govett’s Leap, Blue Mountains

Bombo, Kiama

Bombo, Kiama

Macquarie Pass

Hidden in plain view – Macquarie Pass

Norah Head, Central Coast

Norah Head, Central Coast

Kiama, South Coast

Cathedral Rising – Kiama, South Coast

Wollongong, South Coast

Bombardment – Wollongong, South Coast

Macquarie Pass

Natural Selection – Macquarie Pass

Helensburgh, South Coast

Old Faithful – Helensburch, South Coast

Bombo, South Coast

Bombo, South Coast

Kiama, South Coast

Kiama, South Coast

Stanwell Tops, South Coast

Hidden Falls – Stanwell Tops, South Coast

Munmorah Conservation Reserve, Central Coast

Against the elements – Munmorah Conservation Reserve, Central Coast

Georges Rising - Georges River

Georges Rising – Georges River

Tuggerah Lake, Central Coast

Sunkissed – Tuggerah Lake, Central Coast

Chipping Norton Lake, South West Sydney

Chipping Norton Lake, South West Sydney

Steps Ascending - Southern Highlands

Steps Ascending – Southern Highlands