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Equestrian Event Photography Website Update

All equestrian event photos since 2015 (with a list of archived events from 2007-2015) are available again at https://www.equine-photography.com.au/ I've had a number of computer and website challenges for the past few weeks so to resolve the event photo website as quickly as possible at this busy time of year, I have renewed with zenfolio.  This means all your saved favourites and previous order details are still accessible if you have created an account on the website. IMPORTANT CHANGES I've made...

3 Things to know about Black Background Equine Portraits

I've had a few inquiries recently about the set-up required for the black background equine portraiture that I create, so I thought I would write a post to describe the various options and process involved with each. There are three ways that these black backgrounds are made: completely in photoshop, with artificial light or with a combination of natural light, studio lights and environment. 1. Completely in Photoshop This is the option most event photographers will use for a...

walnut wood photo box old pony photos

Memories Lie – Photographs Tell the Truth

The passing of time brings many things to our lives, some good, some bad.  Even those things you know are inevitable, still bring heartbreaking sadness. Long term readers of this blog may remember the many years we went through with very traumatic life threatening health issues my husband had, with Royal Flying Doctor trips to Perth, countless hospital admissions, including ICU and more times that he nearly didn't make it than I care to remember.  Four years ago he...

Balingup Medieval Carnivale 2017

Even though we live in the south west, this weekend was the first time I have gone to the Balingup Medieval Carnivale, and wow was it everything that I expected and more! The atmosphere was amazing with the majority of visitors also wearing period costume, so with being surrounded by knights and ladies, kings and queens, vikings, wizards and the odd dragon or two it was very easy to feel like you had just stepped back in time.  The...

Miniature Horse and Pony Championship Show

AMR South West State Championship Show

I was honoured to be the official photographer at the 2016 Australian Miniature Horse & Pony Registry South West State Championship Show in Manjimup. It was a lovely day despite the heat and it was great to see some lovely mini’s strutting their stuff for judge Tiffany Maddox. Here is a selection of photos from the show. All photographs can be viewed and purchased here:  AMR South West State Championship Show...

Cross Country Horse - Colour Explosion

Hair of the Dog Top Ten Enhance Creativity Challenge

This week I was honoured to place in the Top Ten for Nicole Begley’s Hair of The Dog Enhance Creativity Challenge, thanks Nicole! There were many amazing entries into this challenge, so I was very pleased to be listed in the Top Ten, and to also be the only non-dog related image with this creative edit in my signature Colour Explosion style....

The Wind Of Heaven

Equine Photography – Examples of Artistic Edits

There are a variety of different artistic edits that I can do with the horse photographs I capture at events or private sessions.  More complex artistic endeavours require a considerable amount of digital painting to create the final image that I see in my mind, but I also do standard Photoshop editing such as black and white conversions, background replacement and removal of distracting background items or halters, leads and bridles. I thought I’d share the before and after examples...

Clydesdale Horse in harness

Black and White Fine Art Horse Photography – Video

I thought I would try something a little different to advertise some of my Fine Art Horse Photography so created this video with a selection of my favourite black and white horse images.  I quite enjoyed putting it together and I think it is an interesting and rather unique way to show some of my horse art and photography. I hope you enjoy and would love to know what you think of the video....

Peel Horse and Pony Club Show Jumping

2007-2014 Archived Horse and Dog Event Photos

I have finally had time to go back through my archives and compile a list of horse and dog event photography from 2007-2014.  This includes all portrait sessions and commercial photography sessions for this time period. I’m not planning to upload all these photos to the new photography website because a) there is unlikely to be much call for them and b) during this time period only purchased photos were fully edited so it would take me months to edit...