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Music To My Ears

New Photo Art – Horses

Several new photo art pieces have been added to my shops at Redbubble and Fine Art America/Pixels. Art prints, canvas prints and home decor items featuring Music to My Ears can be found here. These are two new photo art pieces that I have created using a variety of free background textures and overlays from The Coffee shop and Pixabay combined with hand painting using my wacom tablet and stylus. Both of these images are available for purchase from...

Chestnut arabian horse profile portrait

Farm Life – Sunset Horses

All photographers know about the ‘Golden hour’ that special hour before sunset when the colour from the setting sun infuses the light in such a way as to create the most stunning portraits of both people and animals. Sometimes however, that beautiful golden light at sunset lasts a lot less than an hour and you only have a very brief opportunity to capture that stunning light in your photographs.  LOL especially when your subjects are animals or kids, neither...

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...

Horse and Dog photography model database application

Horse and Dog Photography Model Database

While I am technically still on holidays (the first since 2007 that I have officially booked into my calendar in advance), I have had the chance to finalise one of the major projects that I have been working on for a very long time. One of the services I offer is commercial photography for equine, rural and agri business such as horse, cattle and sheep studs and livestock fodder companies.  I am working with more equine related businesses each...

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2018 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour – Boyup Brook

Our little town is busy preparing to bring Flemington Raceway to south west WA and our whole town will halt on 24th August to welcome the 2018 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour as one of 37 destinations visited around the world, including the UK, Ireland, Korea and New Zealand.    Boyup Brook is the only regional location in WA to be included in the tour, selected to highlight the contribution the Melbourne Cup 'race that stops a nation' has 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...

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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...

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...