Jackie Ranken is an Australian born, multi-award winning landscape art photographer now living in New Zealand.
She has over thirty five years’ experience within the visual arts and has been an international awards judge since 2002.
Jackie was AIPP's Photographer of the Year (thrice), AIPP Landscape Photographer of the Year (thrice), NSW AIPP Photographer of the Year, the NZIPP Photographer of the Year (twice), NZIPP Creative Photographer of the Year, NZIPP Illustrative Photographer of the Year, Creative Portrait Photographer of the year, Travel Photographer of the Year and NZIPP Landscape Photographer of the Year (four times).
‘EIZO ColorEdge monitor CG277 It show me exactly what I have captured on my files and brings extra joy to the editing and printing experience’
“We learn about the photographic process from the inside out. It starts from the heart when we photograph the things that we love and things that we love doing. As time goes by we can’t help but want to make better photographs, so we learn from others as well as learn from the mistakes that we inevitably make. Over time our photography improves but we want to keep getting better, so we search for new ideas and learn from the ‘doing of it’ and taking part in what is going on in the world”.
This is my all time favourite camera. I find the camera menu easy to read, logical and the camera is fast easy to operate. My favourite aspect is the easy to use in-camera multiple exposure modes and options, the high res files that it outputs and the file output from high ISO’s in low light conditions
This is my lighter version on the 5DMKIV. It is a lot of fun being able to see my multiple exposures come together while looking through the viewfinder. I also enjoy the movable LCD screen
My favourite lenses are the go to Canon EF 24-105 f4 IS II USM because of it’s flexibility when making multiple exposures and slow shutter speed pans
My next most used lens would be Canon EF 100-400 f4.5/5.6 L ISII USM for finding the detail/abstract shot in the wider landscape. I don’t shoot many classic landscape view images
I love making square images from stitching two frames together using my Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 Tilt shift lens. I can add the Canon RF 1.4 MARK III Extender to this to make the focal length around 33mm. This lens gives me a unique point of view that takes my mind away from the obvious. (NB. Manual focus and manual exposure are required with this lens.)
I use screw on neutral density filters because they are easy to carry and fast to attach to my lens
F Stop Lotus Camera Bag-This bag in comfortable to wear and great for travelling with. Waterproof and easy to reconfigure for different uses.