Daniel Courtney a fine art landscape photographer from Newcastle, NSW who absolutely loves being outdoors amongst nature, capturing all its beauty (in any weather) through Fine Art Photography.
His work showcases some of Australia’s most beautiful and spectacular places, in all their glory. As a result, some images are easily recognisable, whilst others focus the viewer’s eye on a particular pattern or interesting part of a scene that may not be appreciated among a larger landscape. The focus is on beautiful illustrative Landscapes from around Australia and all over the World. Above all, he focuses on providing beautiful images of real places that just look incredible on your wall.
Daniel is a self-taught photographer, who started in the digital age with a Canon 40D in 2007. His starting attempts at photography showed that he had a keen eye for composition, and a passion for the art of photography. Daniel started exploring many different aspects of photography, stretching from fashion and boudoir, right through to motorsports.
When Daniel moved to Darwin in 2012 with his now wife Amanda, as a result of his work in the Royal Australian Air Force, he had an apartment facing Darwin Harbour. Consequently, this scene presented on his balcony really inspired him to focus on Landscape imagery. With Darwin’s amazing variety of beautiful locations around the city, an apartment with great views and an adventurous spirit, as a result Daniel has since taken countless photographs of amazing locations around Australia and throughout the world.
Opportunities to be involved in gallery exhibitions, featured in tourism magazines and websites and awarded prestigious prizes for some of his recent artworks, are just some of Daniel’s achievements.
Daniel now shoots with a Nikon D850, (after spending a short time with the Nikon D810), Formatt-Hitech Firecrest filters and Tamron lenses.
Furthermore, his artworks have been sold to Newcastle, Hunter and Darwin locals and tourists from Australia and all over the world at the famous Parap Markets and all around the Hunter, Newcastle and Port Stephens areas. Darwin and the Hunter both hold a special place in Daniel’s heart, and hopes to continue to provide locals with stunning Fine Art pieces for their homes and businesses.
Amanda Courtney (Daniel’s wife) has always supported Daniel in his photography endeavours. First of all, they actually met through photography and when Daniel changed his photography path to landscapes, Amanda was supportive of this change. Above all, she has always taken on the role of “his very helpful assistant” and enjoys the adventures landscape photography entails. Occasionally, Amanda is the one who has to motivate and encourage Daniel to continue to pursue his dream, however most of the time she is there baby and dogs in tow, organising the food and ready to swap out the lenses in a hurry.
After taking on the role of Business Manager and Admin Assistant, as well as attending the market stalls and pop-up galleries, she is even more involved in the business and it is no doubt you will have spoken to or will speak to Amanda while purchasing your artwork from the Daniel Courtney Gallery.
2018 Epson International Pano Awards – Isolated, Stockton Dunes – Bronze Award
2017 Pro Photo of the Year – Jim Jim Gorge – Commendation
2017 Pro Photo of the Year – Alone – Commendation
2017 Pro Photo of the Year – Forest Glow – Commendation