Mitchell Pettigrew Landscape Lume Cube Ambassador

Mitchell Pettigrew

Mitchell Pettigrew (@mitchellpettigrew) is first and foremost, a visual storyteller. He has captured Australia is a surreal way. Mitchell's work turns the everyday life that we see around us into a colorful work of art that makes us want to get out and explore.

rock stairs leading up to view of Milky way galaxy

What made you want to become a photographer?

I purchased a GoPro and didn't use it for a year then started playing around with it in the surf and I was hooked.

When did you know that you could make photography a full-time gig?

Well I have not made the complete jump yet still have my day job and it is really boring but I find it fuels my creativity.

Why do you enjoy using Lume Cubes? Do you have a favorite piece of gear?

I love the easy way they can be put anywhere weigh nothing and are really great lighting tools.

Who are you inspired by?

I'm not sure I can get inspiration from everyone but no one person more.

If you weren’t a photographer? What would you be instead?

Hmmm maybe haha whatever my wife lets me be haha.

If you could only shoot with ONE lens-type for the rest of your life, which would it be? Fisheye, wide-angle, prime, zoom, macro, or a telephoto lens?

I think I'd go for a wide lens like an RF 15-35mm f2.8.

What is your go-to camera?

At the moment, Canon Eos R & GoPro Hero 8.

beautiful sunset surrounding tree in distance

Any advice for new photographers?

Practice more and try to only compete with yourself don't worry what others say or think its not about them it's about you.

How do you keep your photos fresh and new?

I shoot as often as I can and always try new things.

You have captured Australia in a truly magical way, what do you do when the landscape is just not cooperating with you?

That's the perfect time to change to a lens you're not used to and only use it for that day.

What is your preferred editing software?

Adobe Lightroom

What is the best part of your day?

Ummm probably watching the sunrise or set.

Coffee or tea?


What’s your favorite photo you’ve taken and why?

I don't really have a favorite photo but I do like wildlife underwater just a little bit more than long exposure.

If you could photograph anything in the world (person, place, thing, etc), what would it be?

Maybe check out the Islands of the world.

Where is the next place that you want to shoot with Lume Cubes at and how would you use the Cubes?

Sunrise in some rock pools to light up the foreground.

Describe your photography style in 5 words.

Colourful, Calming, Reflections, Fresh & Moody.

Marmite or Vegemite?


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