Jarrod Castaing

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Jarrod Castaing
Born1983 (age 39–40)
Sydney, Australia
Known forLandscape photography
Notable workMetlako Falls, Mount Hood Meadow, Lavender Fields

Jarrod Castaing (born 1983) is a photographer from Sydney, Australia. Castaing is known for his landscape photographs and limited edition photographic prints from over 50 countries.[1] Castaing was named USA Landscape Photographer of the Year Runner-up[2] in 2014 and exhibited at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.[3]

His style of capturing the world in vibrant colour has seen him establish himself as one of Australia's most celebrated landscape photographers.[4]

Early life[edit]

Castaing was born in Sydney, Australia to parents of British and New Zealand heritage. Before discovering photography, he studied fine art establishing for himself a foundation in light and composition, while being inspired to travel from books on exotic locations and foreign countries.[4]

Castaing moved to London and travelled for several years before returning to Sydney in 2012.[4]


On 23 June 2015, Castaing photographed the Aurora Australis, which was visible Sydney's Northern Beaches in Australia, a rare event, and was featured on Nine News and Seven Sunrise broadcast programs.[5][6][7]

Castaing's photographs have been featured in National Geographic publications,[8] and gallery exhibitions worldwide including the South Australian Museum[9] The Rocks in Sydney,[10] and the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.[3]

Castaing guides workshops around the world sharing his photographic techniques.[2]


In 2012, Castaing was awarded Better Photography Photograph of the Year.[11] During 2013, he was a finalist in the Australian Nature Photographer of the Year (ANZANG),[9] Wildlife Photographer of the Year (NHM), Windland Smith Rice International Awards (semi-finalist), Sony World Photography Awards (WPO commended) and the Epson International Pano Awards (5 Silver).[12]

Castaing was named both USA Landscape Photographer of the Year Runner-up and Classic View Winner in 2014.[2][13][14][15]

In 2016, Castaing received the Ken Duncan Real Australia Landscape Photo Award.[16]

Castaing was awarded as a runner up in the 2019 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the year[17] and exhibited at both the South Australian Museum in Adelaide and the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.[18]


  1. ^ Miller, Jessica (15 July 2022). "How to master summer light for amazing photos". Amateur Photographer. Retrieved 18 July 2022.
  2. ^ a b c Waite, Charlie (19 July 2016). "USA Landscape Photographer of the Year - Press Release" (PDF).
  3. ^ a b "Smithsonian Wilderness Forever Exhibition" (PDF). 3 September 2014.
  4. ^ a b c Practical Photography. UK: Bauer Media. April 2016. pp. 50–51.
  5. ^ Sun, Herald. "Aurora australis stuns Sydney's early risers". www.heraldsun.com.au. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Aurora addiction that keeps chasers hooked". Daily Telegraph. 14 August 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  7. ^ Keene, Neil (23 June 2015). "Aurora Australis captured over Sydney by photographer Jarrod Castaing". www.dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Viajes NG #175: Toscana". www.nationalgeographic.com.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Full list of ANZANG winners announced". Australian Geographic. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Sydney Siders be sure to check out +Jarrod Castaing recent updates at his gallery in the rocks – he has some really nice imagery and its well worth the visit | avernus". blog.avernus.com.au. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  11. ^ "Winner - Better Photography Photograph of the Year 2012!". www.betterphotography.com. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  12. ^ "The EPSON International Pano Awards 2017 | 2013 Open (Nature)". thepanoawards.com. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  13. ^ "Award-winning landscape photos (2014)". USA TODAY. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  14. ^ "USA Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014". The Telegraph. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  15. ^ "U.S.A. Landscape Photographer Awards Names 2014 Winners". Popular Photography. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  16. ^ "REAL Australia Photo Awards | 2016 REAL Australia Landscape Photo Awards". kenduncanphotoawards.com. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  17. ^ "Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2019 – in pictures". The Guardian. 20 August 2019. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 18 July 2022.
  18. ^ "2019 AG Nature Photographer of the Year winners". Australian Geographic. 15 August 2019. Retrieved 18 July 2022.

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