Love is Love. Wolf pack leader and juvenile, Bardu, Northern Norway
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Robin Moon

Image: Robin Moon, Love is Love. Wolf pack leader and juvenile, Bardu, Northern Norway

In 2015, I was working in Tasmania and I was following an Aurora group on FB when an announcement popped up that the Auroroa Australis was expected in clear skies that very night. I just knew my iphone wasn't going to do the job. A work colleague suggested the Sony A7, so the very day that FB announced an aurora that night, I walked into the camera store, asked for a mid-priced, user friendly "big girl ' camera with a quality lens and walked out with the Sony A7 and the Sony f4 16-35mm.

I rushed home and devoured the guide book so I could shoot that night. I literally knew nothing, and there I was, planning to shoot in manual mode. Later that night, I set up my gear, pointed due south and when those first aurora photos came through the back screen with their purples and greens I may have squealed. Very Loudly. I was totally and utterly hooked and I've never looked back.

Anything outdoors in the soft light of dawn or starry skies, or in the wilderness, fills me with such joy. I feel like I am actively engaging in the environment instead of just passing through it. Sydney harbour is my home and it's there under the bridge at Kirribilli that I will do sunset and blue hour workshops to show you how you can make magic with your camera too.

If you're a complete beginner, or you just want to learn how to shoot sunsets or long exposure come join me . I didn't pick up my camera until well into my 50s, so I understand both the pleasure and the pain learning a new skill can be. Sony is the perfect user friendly brand to learn on.

What is in your camera bag?

2 x A7RII, 1 x A7SII, 1 x Sony A6000 infrared converted, 1 x Sony A7, 12-24 mm F4 G, 16-35mm f4 Zeiss. 55mm F1.8 Zeiss. 90mm G macro. 100-400mm f5.6 GM. 24-70 2.8 GM.

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

My A7R II and the 24-70 GM. It shoots everything, fast and sharp.

Most memorable moment shooting with Alpha?

It's a toss between shooting the Norwegian arctic lynx with the 100-400mm, the humpback whales in Tonga with the 16-35mm, and filming the dancing 180 degree aurora with the A7SII.

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Sunset and Blue Hour on Sydney Harbour
Robin Moon
Robin Moon
30 Mar
A$75.00

Sunset and Blue Hour on Sydney Harbour

Kirribilli, NSW