Featured Photographer: Sam Ison

28 August 2016

My name is Sam and I like to point my camera at things.

I’m a self-taught photographer from Sydney’s North and I specialise in landscape, cityscape and seascape photography. Luckily, I live in the best city in the world to accomplish all three!

I first picked up a camera around 3 years ago and have been shooting seriously for a year. Along the way, I discovered one of my strongest passions: seeking out the beauty that constantly surrounds us and capturing it in the best possible light.

The world around us can be so vivid and interesting: the way the sky takes on colour during a spectacular sunset, the way water flows over the amazing rock formations on our beaches, or the way morning’s first light breaks through and highlights the subtleties of a wide vista.

My goal in photography is not only to convey what I see in front of me, but also to convey the emotion and drama I feel from that scene.

While I’m only at the start of my photography journey, I remain excited to see what I can capture next in our ever-changing world. I love getting out and about around Sydney shooting, and you can usually find me hanging around Sydney Harbour when there’s the promise of a nice sunset. Thankfully I have a wonderful wife who encourages me to indulge my passion and get out there to shoot!

I love getting questions and comments and meeting new folks through social media, you can follow my shots on the following channels.

Instagram: @sam.ison.photos

Sydney Opera House from Dawes Point

The Sydney Opera House from Dawes Point

Sunrise at Bronte Beach Ocean Pool

Sunrise at Bronte Beach Ocean Pool

The Gorge - North Narrabeen

The Gorge – North Narrabeen

Sunrise Storm at Bungan Beach

Sunrise Storm at Bungan Beach

Sydney City from Mrs Macquaries Chair

Sydney City from Mrs Macquaries Chair

Bondi Icebergs Pool from above

Bondi Icebergs Pool from above

Sydney Harbour Sunset from Kirribilli

Sydney Harbour Sunset from Kirribilli

Anzac Bridge at Sunset

Anzac Bridge at Sunset

CBD Skyline from the Domain

CBD Skyline from the Domain

Sunrise at Long Reef

Sunrise at Long Reef

Avalon Beach Sunrise, Sydney

Avalon Beach Sunrise, Sydney