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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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New Year New Look Website – South West Photography

It seems like only yesterday I was finishing commissions and getting ready for Christmas and here it is almost the end of January already!  I was a bit shocked to realise today that the kids go back to school next week and I am no where near organised for that yet. The time has probably gone so quickly because so much time and effort has been put into re-designing my photography website South West Photography. It has been a...

Tent Pegging Light Horse Brigade

10th Light Horse Brigade Bunbury – South West Photography

The 10th Light Horse Bunbury Troop also put on a riding and Tent Pegging display at the Dardanup Heavy Horse Show at Heritage Park.  Although Tent Pegging originated as a Military manoeuvre in which cavalry soldiers would gallop through enemy camps, using their lances and swords to remove tent pegs to collapse tents and cause confusion in order to gain the upper hand in a surprise attack. Over time, tent pegging was used as a cavalry drill for weapons...

Team Australia Liberty Horse Equestrian Display

Liberty Horse Equestrian Display – South West Photography

Today was a rather auspicious day – its been a long time coming, but I am very excited to finally be setting up my studio gallery:)  I had planned to just move the boxes in, but got a little carried away and started unpacking everything.  I felt like a kid at Christmas unpacking all of my art supplies, books and art magazines – many of which I haven’t seen for well over 18 months! My mind is racing with...

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Boyup Brook Rural Landscape Photography – South West Photography

I have just changed over from using Photoshop CS4 to Lightroom 2.4 for processing my photographs – all I can say is I wish I had done this sooner!  As much as I resist learning new computer programs (fuzzy mummy brain I think), Lightroom is so quick to use compared to CS4, the time out I have taken to learn how to use it is going to be a huge benefit in improving my workflow, especially for batch processing. ...

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Child Portrait Photography – South West Photography

Its hard to believe its nearly the middle of the year already, where does the time go? I have recently decided to expand my photography business to include people portraits – and in particular children’s portraiture. Of course, as with any new endeavour, its a huge learning curve! I am really enjoying the challenge, not only the technical side of the photography, but the biggest thing is engaging and interacting with the subject, and when they are young toddlers...

Standardbred Winter Gala Horse Show

Standardbred Winter Gala Horse Show | South West Photography

The Standardbred Pleasure and Performance Horse Association of WA held the annual Winter Gala at the Perth Horse and Pony Club grounds in Herdsman. I am totally biased towards the breed (having two of my own) and I strongly believe that they are *the* most under-rated breed in the horse world. Thankfully more people like those that turned out for this show are seeing the incredible possibilities with this versatile breed as pleasure and performance horses.  And I have...

Quarterhorse Championship Show horse and rider

WAQHA Championships Show – South West Photography

A small selection of photos from Fridays ridden events, dressage, English ridden and Hunter trial. The full set of proofs from this and other equestrian events can be viewed and prints purchased at South West Photography. Private Pet, horse and dog portrait photography in Perth, Orange Grove, Brigadoon, Millendon, Gidgegannup, Mandurah, Serpentine, Midland, Upper Swan and surrounding areas is available, please contact me for further details....

Wallangarra ODE Photography and Video

Wallangarra ODE Photography and Video South West Photography

Wow what a long day!  Even with back up batteries and 6 x 4GB cards I ran out of memory before the end of the day…and I don’t know about the competitors who finished after 7pm, but I certainly was exhausted by the time I left (lets just blame the heat shall we:) As well as photographs from the day, I am pleased to also provide a video of the Show Jumping phase of the One Day Event. The...