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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...

Why I chose the 5D Mark IV for Equine Photography

Some photographers get all bent out of shape about which is better, Nikon or Canon, I’ve had both, they are excellent brands but for me personally, the Canon line feels better in my hand and I find it more intuitive to use than Nikon.  I also now have a decent investment in Canon glass that I am very happy with, especially my workhorse 70-200mm 2.8L which is the original non-IS version that has never let me down in nearly ten years...

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...

Dark Horse – Equine Fine Art Painting

I’ve always loved working with dark coloured and black backgrounds to create dramatic lighting in a painting. Colour Pencils and pastels are two traditional mediums that this technique works extremely well with, and I am pleased to find that it is the same for paintings created with digital pastels. It takes an awful lot of self control for me to stop adding more and more detail to a painting (traditional or digital), but I am loving exploring painting more...

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...

Session Pricing and Packages

I know you lead a busy life and have limited spare time, so my process is as convenient as possible with expert advice every step of the way so you get the most out of your session and end up with tangible memories you will love forever. Lifestyle Session  The equine, family and canine lifestyle session fee of $650 includes: a fun and relaxed one hour session at your favourite outdoor location Photography of all immediate family members or...

Photography Session Booking

“Michelle is not only an amazing photographer and artist, but a simply lovely human who goes out of her way to make sure you are fully happy.” Jo. “Not just a photo but a real piece of art! Very special work that Michelle produces.” Rachel To Book your session: Check current Special Offers Select your session type.  Add any extra options as needed. Choose your session date - we can amend the date & time later if needed but...

Outdoor Photography sessions in Rural and Regional Locations

On location, outdoor rural family and equine lifestyle photography sessions are for horse lovers and rural families of all ages.  Special sessions are also available for multi-generational farming families. Outdoor photography sessions on farms and rural properties is my passion.  Living in a rural area and having a small 43 acre farm ourselves, I understand how important the land is to you and your family.  I work exclusively on location, which means I travel to you at your farm,...

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