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Matthew Gilligan

Image: Matthew Gilligan, a6300 Digital E-Mount Camera with APS-C Sensor Deep blue

Welcome, my name is Matthew and I am one of the Sony Digital Imaging Advocates from rural NSW, a small coastal town called Port Macquarie

I have been pursuing photography for a few years now and I absolutely love it. I have been fortunate enough to work in a vast range of areas and it has led me to be very open and adaptable to different styles and forms of photography.

I am often out shooting every day. I find that light and shadows play a very big role in my photography, so catching the right light is key, matched with a unique composition to guide the viewer through the scene.

I predominately shoot landscapes, action, lifestyle, and food.

Looking forward to helping others along their photographic journey.

What is in your camera bag?

#camera body
#filters and polarisers
#memory cards and other accessories

What is your go to in your Alpha kit and why?

Sony A7R II - 70~200 f4.

For me this is a perfect combination. The sharpness on the tele is perfect and matched with its contrast and speed. It is my most used lens.

I find the telephoto has a great focal range from shooting dramatic landscapes to tight portraits and having that range and flexibility for me is key.

Most memorable moment shooting with Alpha?

There have been a lot.

One that is still fresh in my mind is one of the images featured in my profile of a lighthouse under a stormy night.

There where several photographers out and about shooting the lightning strikes and I felt I wanted to get something unique. I waited until the storm was just over head and fired a few shots. It was such a incredible night surrounded by thunder and lightning.

My events and articles

Getting the most from your Sony
Matthew Gilligan
Matthew Gilligan
1 Jun

Getting the most from your Sony

Crescent Head, NSW