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My name is Paula McManus, I am an amateur photographer who loves fresh, fun and natural photography.

I love taking photos, especially of people and nature. I try to capture that ‘something’ that I see – the emotion, the personality, the colours – photography is an art all its own and with each shot there is the randomness, the wonderful surprise of capturing the moment.

I own the Olympus Pen E-PL1 micro four thirds after being chosen as a finalist (and then winner) in an Australian competition. I trialled the camera for 6 weeks and just had to buy it for myself!

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Photographic Honours
AAPS (Associate of the Australian Photographic Society)

Official Photographer of
Adelaide Fringe Festival 2016
Australian Body Art Awards 2015
Adelaide Zombie Walk, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Credit Union Christmas Pageant, Adelaide, 2011, 2012, 2013
MS Mud Run 2012, 2013
Spineless Wonders 2012, 2013, 2014
Re-Enact SA 2013, 2014
Adelaide International Kite Festival, 2014
Semaphore Street Fair 2014

Movie Stills Photographer
Inner Demon

Writer for
Weekend Notes

Exhibited Works
2016 Sampson Flat Bushfire Anniversary exhibition
2015 Port Adelaide Art Exhibition
2015 Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year exhibition
2015 Royal Adelaide Show
2015 Royal Perth Show
2015 Sutherland Shire National Exhibition of Photography
2015 South Aust Photographic Federation Annual Exhibition
2015 Yalumba Festival Garden photography exhibition
2015 Fringe Photo Mania, Black Diamond Gallery, Port Adelaide
2014 APSCON
2014 Royal Adelaide Show
2014 South Aust Photographic Federation Annual Exhibition
2013 Port Festival
2013 Broken Hill Fringe Festival
2013 Royal Adelaide Show
2013 South Australian Photographic Federation Annual Exhibition
2013 Centennial Park Exhibition, Adelaide South Australia
2012 Australian Photographic Society 37th Annual APSCON Exhibition, Canberra, ACT
2012 Perth National Photographic Exhibition 2012
2012 Royal Adelaide Show, Adelaide, South Australia
2012 South Australian Photographic Federation – Annual Exhibition, Adelaide, South Australia
2012 Noarlunga Photographic Expo, Port Noarlunga
2011 Best of Portrait of a Stranger exhibition, Olive Cotton Awards, Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah, New South Wales
2011 Centennial Park Exhibition, Adelaide
2011 Best of Portrait of a Stranger exhibition, ABC Open, Port Pirie, South Australia
2011 Best of Portrait of a Stranger exhibition, ABC Open, Broken Hill, New South Wales
2011 South Australian Photographic Federation Annual Exhibition, Adelaide, South Australia
2011 Royal Adelaide Show, Adelaide, South Australia
2011 Noarlunga Photographic Expo, Port Noarlunga

Awards
2015 2nd Place, Photo of the Year, Port Adelaide Camera Club
2015 Winner of the Adelaide group, Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk
2015 finalist Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year
2015 represented South Australia at the Australian Interstate Photographic Competition
2015 Top Prints Exhibitor, SAPF Annual Exhibition
2015 Winner of Yalumba Festival Garden photography competition
2014 represented South Australia at the Australian Interstate Photographic Competition
2014 7 Merits, SAPF Annual Exhibition
2013. 1st place – Photo of the Year, Print, 2013, Port Adelaide Camera Club
2013 2nd place – Photo of the Year, Print, 2013, Port Adelaide Camera Club
2013 Royal Adelaide Show, acceptances
2013 Merits and Acceptances, South Australian Photographic Federation’s Annual Exhibition
2013 Acceptances, Australian Photographic Society Digital Photography Awards
2012. 1st place – Photo of the Year 2012, Port Adelaide Camera Club
2012. Australian Photographic Society – Reserve Champion
2012 Australian Photographic Society – First Place,
Photojournalism/Social Documentary Prints
2012 Australian Photographic Society – Merit, Mono Open Prints
2012 Perth National Photographic Exhibition, Merit, 9 Acceptances:
2012 SAPF Annual Exhibition 2012 – People/Portraiture Top Projected Image
2012 13 acceptances, Honour and 2 Merits, South Australian Photographic Federation’s Annual Exhibition.
2011 1st place – Photo of the Year 2011, Port Adelaide Camera Club
2011 2nd place – Photo of the Year 2011, Port Adelaide Camera Club
2011 2nd Place (small print), Royal Adelaide Show, September 2011
2011 2nd Place (small print), Royal Adelaide Show, September 2011
2011 3rd Place (small print), Royal Adelaide Show, September 2011
2011 Bowden Group Prize for the exhibitor with the most acceptances in the Small Print section, Royal Adelaide Show, September 2011
2010 1st place – Photo of the Year 2010, Port Adelaide Camera Club
2010 2nd place – Photo of the Year 2010, Port Adelaide Camera Club
2010 3rd place – Photo of the Year 2010, Port Adelaide Camera Club
2010 4th place – Photo of the Year 2010, Port Adelaide Camera Club
2010 5th Runner Up – Photo of the Year, Photographycorner.com
2010 Winner of the Adelaide group, Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk
2010 Olympus Australia PEN E-PL1 Test drive finalist

Published Works
Adelaide’s Market Quarter Christmas wrapping paper
Sampson Flat Bushfire – the book
Double Page spread, Australasian Nature Photography, ANZANG 2015
Double Page spread, Wildlife Australia Magazine, March 2015
Double Page spread, Aspire Magazine, December 2014
Four page feature, Australian Photography, August 2014
Double Page spread, Australian Geographic, May/June 2014
Australian Geographic, Sept 2013
Front cover Tourism SA’s Clare Valley Visitor Guide
Page 52 Tourism SA’s Clare Valley Visitor Guide
Page 45 Tourism SA’s Adelaide Hills Visitor Guide
National Geographic Editors Pick – NZ Travel Gallery
selected in Australian Geographic’s “Best of” Photo Gallery, February 2012
Front cover, Wingspan Magazine, December 2011
Australian Geographic Photo of the Week June 2011
Cornell University text book “Principles of Animal Communication”
Birds of Moorunde, by John Endersby
Page 3 Adelaide Advertiser
SA Tourism Events
Naracoorte Herald
Discover Australia Magazine
Channel 44 Adelaide (start at 1min45)
Oobi Blog
6 x Photo of the Week, Steve Parish’s Photograph Australia
6 x Runner up Photo of the Week, Steve Parish’s Photograph Australia
SA Tourism
Adelaide Zombie Walk
SA Tourism Adelaide Hills Gallery

Please note that I own copyright on all my pictures & they must not be blogged, downloaded, copied or used in any other way without my permission
No image or written work is within the public domain. All rights reserved.

  • Joined: August 2009

Journal

100,000 views!

Today I noticed that my total views have gone over the 100,000 mark! WOW!! / A big thankyou to everyone who has commented, favourited, featured and especially purchased my artworks. I am truly honoured!
Posted over 4 years – 9 comments

My photo is an Australian Geographic favourite!

Australian Geographic have included my photo of a fern in their favourites gallery! Mine is #5 of 39. Pretty excited right now! / Aus Geo favourites gallery / My Redbubble photo
Posted over 4 years – 32 comments

Refined Google Images Search

Today I became aware of a brilliant reverse image search tool that works within Google Images. / I checked it out and found heaps of my work on blogs and websites all over the world. None of these images came up previously on a URL search in Google Images or on TinEye. / It’s fast and easy to use if you go to your portfolio page and have all of the thumbnails on the 1 page. Then click the p…
Posted over 4 years – 54 comments

Getty Images sales!

I was absolutely blown away yesterday when I opened my emails and found that 2 of my photos on Getty Images had been sold! / Thanks to the buyers! / Bush Stone Curlew / and / Australia Day at the Beach
Posted over 4 years – 10 comments
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