Photography was always something that fascinated Niall Chang, but it wasn’t until later in life that he fully immersed himself in it. “I was an active member of the photographic society in my high school, spending hours in the darkroom developing film and making prints. But university, building a career, and starting a family put photography on the back-burner,” says Chang. Everything changed in 2013 when he attended a landscape photography presentation by the ND5 Group
when he says he was “exposed to landscape photography proper”. It was at this event that Chang met Tony Hewitt who suggested that he join them at their workshop at Karijini, Western Australia.
And so began an education that would shape Chang into the photographer he is today. “Other than learning from Australia’s best landscape photography trio, Fletcher, Hewitt, and Eastway, my photography is also influenced by the likes of British legend Joe Cornish and American Justin Reznick, both of whom I have had the privilege to travel and photograph with,” says Chang.
As a photographer, Chang wishes to share the special moments of the extraordinary locations
he has visited, capturing the light, the landscapes, as well as the serenity, and the drama. Given the ecological changes affecting of the planet, Chang believes that landscape photographers have the responsibility to record and document the environment.
In the future, Chang wishes to be recognised as a classical landscape photographer. “The majority of
my images are single capture. While I understand digital enhancements is a significant part of photography today, my workflow remains very simple.” This simplicity has produced images which have led Chang to be a finalist for the title of AIPP NSW Emerging Photographer of the Year for the past two years.