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Exposure: Elly-Mae Farkas

Elly-Mae Farkas is an aspiring photographer based in Alice Springs in Australia's Northern Territory. Her surroundings may be isolated, but the small art scene and environment allows for some original aspects to her photography.

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Zennith Geisler

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Exposure is a series of photo galleries showcasing photographic talent in Australia. Our featured photographers will share their best shots and give us an insight into both their creative and technical processes. If you are interested in being featured in Exposure, or know any photo buffs who might be, contact us at cnet@cnet.com.au.

Elly-Mae Farkas

Photographer: Elly-Mae Farkas

Shooting subjects: Portraiture, Landscape, Fashion, Bands/Live events

Equipment: Canon Digital 350D, Canon EOS 300, Canon Speedlite 430EX flash with diffuser, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens, Canon EF 28-90mm f4-5.6 III lens, Tripod, HP Photosmart Pro B9180 printer.

Elly-Mae's interest in photography began three years ago at the early age of 14, when she started experimenting with any subject willing to be captured. She then expanded into portraiture; first taking self-portraits while she still felt her skills were inadequate to show the rest of the world.

Elly would like to further her skills in photography, as her current skills have developed simply by pressing buttons and hoping the results turns out well! Most of her images are black and white, although she also adores shooting in colour.

Photography has recently taken a larger role in Elly's life. For the past few months, she has been running her own photography business, concentrating on children, fashion, portraiture, conceptual imagery, weddings and live music events.

One day Elly hopes that her photography will allow her to travel the world shooting famous models for well known fashion magazines. Until then, she is having too much fun taking photos of everyday people and printing them with her new HP Photosmart Pro B9180 printer.

A Fall from you
A conceptual piece using natural lighting.

Camera: Canon EOS 350D
Shutter speed: 1/1000 second
Aperture: f/1.8
Focal length: 50mm
ISO speed: 100

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Concealed hurt
This image was created for an online photography competition; the theme was Emotion. The photograph received a highly commended award.

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Dreams
An early experiment with light, taken with the help of the beautiful Northern Territory sunset light streams.

Camera: Canon EOS 350D
Shutter speed: 1/1000 second
Aperture: f/1.8
Focal length: 50mm
ISO speed: 100

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Elvina
A self portrait.

Camera: Canon EOS 350D
Shutter speed: 1/80 second
Aperture: f/2.5
Focal length: 50mm
ISO speed: 400

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Summer's fading
Taken on the Stuart Highway, Northern Territory -- roughly 150 kilometres north of Alice Springs. Again, the use of the Northern Territory sunset.

Camera: Canon EOS 350D
Shutter speed: 1/500 second
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal length: 38mm
ISO speed: 100

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Pure dreams
Another self portrait, using natural light ... one of the very first photos taken with my 350D.

Camera: Canon EOS 350D
Shutter speed: 1/6 second
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal length: 41mm
ISO speed: 100

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For you
Very similar to the "Pure Dreams" photo -- except with the use of fabric against the skin.

Camera: Canon EOS 350D
Shutter speed: 1/30 second
Aperture: f/4.0
Focal length: 28mm
ISO speed: 400

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Grow in harmony
A group of kids that live on my street.

Camera: Canon EOS 350D
Shutter speed: 1/200 second
Aperture: f/4.0
Focal length: 28mm
ISO speed: 400

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Feeling like a princess

Camera: Canon EOS 350D
Shutter speed: 1/200 second
Aperture: f/9.0
Focal length: 28mm
ISO speed: 400

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Freedom falling
An entry in another photography competition, using the theme Escape/Freedom. Taken on the Stuart Highway.

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Metallic Pledge
Another conceptual piece

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Standing Alone

Camera: Canon EOS 350D
Shutter speed: 1/125 second
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal length: 38mm
ISO speed: 100

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Meggie-Jane
A portrait of a friend of mine, taken north of Alice Springs.

Camera: Canon EOS 350D
Shutter speed: 1/4000 second
Aperture: f/1.8
Focal length: 50mm
ISO speed: 100

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Summer fun
Part of a commissioned shoot.

Camera: Canon EOS 350D
Shutter speed: 1/1000 second
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal length: 50mm
ISO speed: 800

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Ride with me
A photograph of three friends, taken sometime in 2006 -- the image has been duplicated, one flipped and the two joined together.

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The Playing Halo
A local band from Alice Springs.

Camera: Canon EOS 350D
Shutter speed: 1/200 second
Aperture: f/1.8
Focal length: 50mm
ISO speed: 1600

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Hamish
A fashion shoot. The model is Hamish.

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Us
My mate Tristian and I.

Camera: Canon EOS 350D
Shutter speed: 1/250 second
Aperture: f/3.5
Focal length: 50mm
ISO speed: 200

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