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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...

Dramatic Studio Lighting | Horse and dog photography

I have always been a natural light photographer, I've never liked formal studio photography for people and only ever used artificial lighting for 'fill flash' to lift the shadows when natural light was not enough to provide a professional result. My involvement as official photographer for the Lexus Melbourne Cup's Tour of  Boyup Brook in 2018 saw me updating my the studio equipment, softboxes and backdrops and I found myself really enjoying some high and low key (black or...

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 Information and Pricing

How it Works I know you lead a busy life and have limited spare time, so I offer expert guidance and a simple 4 step process that is quick, convenient and stress free so you end up with exactly what you want in a custom art collection that you will enjoy in your home forever....

FAQ

Can we buy the digital files? Of course! All prints and specialty art products purchased include the matching high resolution and web size digital file. Digital files can also be purchased in collections.   What areas do you travel to? I am located in Boyup Brook and regularly travel to clients throughout Western Australia including Perth, Bunbury, Boyanup, Donnybrook, Bridgetown, Manjimup, Pemberton, Collie, Darkan, Kojonup, Katanning, Williams, Boddington, Narrogin, Cuballing, Pingelly, Brookton, York and surrounding rural communities. What time of day...

Specialty Fine Art products

Photographs of your two and four legged family deserve to be enjoyed everyday and shown off in your home with pride, not hidden away to be lost or damaged on a usb! I specialise in designing beautiful, one of a kind custom art and take care of everything for you to make it simple, easy and convenient to fill your home with tangible memories that celebrate the loves of your life and the connections you share. Canvas Wall Art...

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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....