Peter Eastway is an Australian photographer who is best known internationally for his landscape work.
A practising professional photographer, in addition to landscapes he shoots editorially (mainly for Better Photography magazine), and works selectively in advertising and family portraiture, two diverse ends of the professional sphere.
Peter has also been involved in photographic magazine publishing for over 30 years, establishing his own title, Australia's Better Photography Magazine, in 1995. It is now one of Australia’s leading photography magazines. As a result, Peter and his websites are a wealth of information on how to capture, edit and print the best photographs, offering many tutorials, videos and inspiration for amateur and professional photographers. (Visit www.betterphotography.com.)
Peter’s publishing prowess extends to designing and self-publishing a fine art photography book, Away: The Art of Travel Photography, featuring images from escapades around the globe with friend and master photographer David Oliver. Clearly bitten by the travel and photography bug Peter also hosts Australian and international photo tour.
Peter’s work has been published internationally in photographic magazines (USA, UK, Japan, Germany, Greece, New Zealand and Australia). He was also the author of the Lonely Planet’s Guide to Landscape Photography. His photography has recently featured on the cover of the Lonely Planet’s guide to Australia, in articles in the Qantas inflight magazine, and in an Apple television commercial. And he has worked with Phase One researching and promoting its high-end medium format cameras and Capture One raw processing software.
Peter Eastway is an AIPP Grand Master of Photography, a Fellow and an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography, and an Honorary Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography. He won the 1996 and 1998 AIPP Australian Professional Photographer of the Year Award.
More recently he won the 2009 Kodak Award of Distinction at international WPPI Print Competition held in Las Vegas, USA; and the AIPP NSW Professional Photographer of the Year 2010, and the AIPP NSW Landscape Photographer of the year 2013.
Peter’s early landscapes were primarily black and white, carefully printed and toned, but with the advent of digital photography, he is taking a leading role internationally, creating a New Tradition of high quality landscape imagery.
Peter speaks nationally and internationally on topics including landscape photography, Photoshop techniques, publishing and the business of professional photography.
Peter is 55 years of age, still rides a short surfboard, believes two skis are better than one, and in case you're buying him lunch, he is vegetarian.