Mitchell police officer constable Kevin Yang shares what he does in his down time.
Mitchell police officer constable Kevin Yang shares what he does in his down time.

The southwest cop with an eye for amazing photography

WHEN Mitchell police officer constable Kevin Yang clocks off from days of capturing criminals and aiming his speed gun, he spends his time capturing the beauty of the southwest wherever he aims his camera lens.

Since moving from Brisbane to Mitchell last year for his first posting as a police office, const Yang has drawn attention to his artistic side with his stunning landscape and night sky photography.

His photographs have been picked up by the Queensland Police Service and have been shared far and wide on social media.

"I've been interested in photography for a few years now but started experimenting with astro photography after coming out west to Mitchell within the last year," he said.

"These photos were taken just a few kilometres out of town. I find photography to be quite relaxing especially astrophotography.

"It gives me something to do when I'm bored."

He uses a Canon DSLR camera or if he's out and about he'll just use his phone - OPPO Reno 5G.

"The star trail photos took about 1.5 hours each as they consist of 200-300 photos stacked together," he said.

"While taking photos, I like to just sit there and enjoy the beautiful night sky."

One of his snaps was posted to the Queensland Police Facebook group page which saw it get garner more than 600 likes and loads of comments making it one of the most liked posts in the group to date.

"An admin officer contacted me after seeing the photo and said she would like to post it on the Queensland Police Service Instagram and Facebook," he said.

"Since then I have sent a few more photos to her and have been featured several times on their Instagram."

His favourite photo?

"My favourite would be the one with the stars spinning in a circle, it took the longest amount of time and effort to produce - I just love that photo," he said.

"The one with that old rusted car with the sunset in the background I love also."

See Constable Yang's other photos here: 


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