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

Autumn Dawning - Royal National Park

Autumn Dawning – Royal National Park

Coogee, Sydney East

Discovering the Waterfront – Coogee, Sydney East

Sunrise at Cronulla

Sunrise at Cronulla


The Beginning Repeating – Homebush

Come Home - Botany Bay

Come Home – Botany Bay

The testing of wills - Coogee

The testing of wills – Coogee, Sydney East

Untamed - Cronulla

Untamed – Cronulla

Grays Point, Southern Sydney

looking south – Grays Point, Southern Sydney

The Watcher - La Perouse

The Watcher – La Perouse

Blues Point, Sydney Harbour

Sleepers – Blues Point, Sydney Harbour