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Meet the Judges of the 2012 My Life’s A Trip Vacation Photo Contest: Misho Baranovic Edition

Editor’s Note: This post is part of series of short interviews to let blog readers get to better know the international judges of the 2012 My Life’s a Trip Vacation Photo Contest. Misho Baranovic is based in Melbourne, Australia and the seasons are reversed Down Under, so “summer” is all relative but he can handle that and still agreed to be judge. – Jen

Misho Baranovic is one of the world’s leading mobile photographers.  His street photography has been exhibited internationally in Oakland, California (Pixels at an Exhibition, 2010), New York (EyeEm, Open House Gallery, 2010), Berlin (EyeEm,Schlechtriem Brothes Gallery, 2010), and Paola, Italy (iPhoneography.eu, FIAF Gallery Arteaparte, 2011). In 2011, Misho exhibited photographs at the Sydney Apple Store alongside six other Australian mobile photographers. In the same year, he held his first solo exhibition, New Melbourne, at the Matt Irwin Gallery, Melbourne.

Misho has been featured on ABC Television’s Art Nation and Photo Finish and in media publications The Australian, The Age and Virgin Australia’s Voyeur Magazine. Partnering with Digital Photography School, Misho has recently published his first eBook: iPhone Photography: How to Shoot, Edit and Share Great Photos.  The eBook is a definitive guide on how to take creative control of the iPhone camera.

What did you do over the summer, Misho? Any travels?

Last summer I went on holiday with my girlfriend and her family to the resort town of Noosa in Queensland, Australia.  We stayed in a beautiful house right on one of the Noosa canals.  It was an amazing week of fishing, boating, swimming, canoeing and just plain relaxing.  We also had an incredible fish and chip shop just down the road that we frequented on a nightly basis.

Watching the stingray go past on our own jetty

Reading by the pool

Watching the ripples

Stocking up on our fishing supplies

Fishing on Noosa River

Waiting for fish and chips

What do you think makes a good travel photograph?

A good travel photograph should be honest and communicate the experience that the traveller was having right at that time.  Most importantly, it should make you want to pack your bags and jump on the first plane to the destination.