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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...

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...

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...

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Can we get the digital files? Of course!  Digital+Print packages include high resolution digital files, print release and 6x4" proof prints for colour and quality control.  The complete digital collection includes high resolution digital files of all images in colour and in black and white on usb with a custom walnut wood presentation box of all colour proof prints. All specialty art products include the matching high resolution and social media size digital files of each image purchased. What...

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Introduction to Photography Part 2 – How to Take Better Photo’s

In Part 1 of this Introduction to Photography series I provided some tips for taking better photos that I first shared in an Introduction to Photography course that I ran at our local Community Resource centre back in 2012. These are general basic tips aimed at the beginner photographer starting out with a point and shoot or entry level dslr camera on how to take better photo’s.  In the future I might write some additional posts on more advanced techniques and...

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...

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Murray Horse and Pony Club ODE Equestrian Event Photography

All photographs from the dressage, Show Jumping and Cross Country phases from Murray Horse and Pony Club’s ODE on 14-15 May 2016  have been uploaded to my Equine Photography website, http://www.equine-photography.com.au.  Congratulations to all the winners and place getters and every rider who completed the event! Here are a few of my favourites from the weekend....

Capel Pony Club 2 Day Event Photos

Equestrian Event Photography

Woops, its been a rather long time since I last posted on this blog.  I have been rather busy though, among other things, I have recently obtained my PCAWA Approved Photographer Accreditation and have returned to equestrian event photography after a number of years break. My daughter competes at most of the Pony Club events that I am photographing at and one of the biggest problems I have noticed with event photographers in Western Australia is that they all use Smug...