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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
24 Mar

Getting the most from your Sony

Crescent Head, NSW
The Lighthouse
Matthew Gilligan
Matthew Gilligan
6 Apr

The Lighthouse

Port Macquarie, NSW
The Gaol
Matthew Gilligan
Matthew Gilligan
18 May

The Gaol

Arakoon, NSW