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AIPP Accredited Professional Photographer – What it means for you

2018 has been an incredibly difficult and painful year for so many reasons, but there have also been some amazing things happen along the way. I am proud to announce that I have been notified last week that my application to the Australian Institute of Professional Photography has been successful and I am now an Accredited Professional Photographer. This means that both my work and my business have been assessed to be of a professional standard through an in...

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...

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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...

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...

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...

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....

Kind Words

A few words from some previous clients.   “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   “Keepsakes from the heart. Thank you Michelle.” Diana   “Fantastic Photography that captures the moments. Cannot recommend enough.” Michelle R.   “I cannot recommend...

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   “I cannot recommend Michelle enough for her photography work. Her pictures are superb and she always manages to catch that in the moment essence.” Natasha To book your session please fill...

Vanity hurts less than regret – we need to exist in photographs

I knew I only had a few minutes before my family, including hubby, would have enough of being in front of my camera. I had just bought him home for a couple of days after his most recent Royal Flying Doctor Service emergency flight to Perth. After over a decade of living with a debilitating illness that was frequently life threatening, a rare type of tumour, an IPMN, had been discovered on his pancreas which is one of the most...