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2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay Bridgetown Western Australia

This morning the Queen’s Baton Relay travelled through our neighbouring town on its travels around Australia before heading to Queensland for the  2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.  One of Boyup Brook’s locals Jodi Nield was nominated for her achievements and contributions to our community and did our little town proud during her leg of the relay. Congratulations Jodi and all the baton bearers you are all legends and did our little corner of the world proud! The shire of Bridgetown

2018 Boyup Brook Country Music Festival – Ute and Truck Muster

This weekend is the 33rd Annual Country Music Festival for our  sleepy little town of Boyup Brook in the south west region of Western Australia. The Country Music Festival and Ute and Truck Muster is the biggest annual event and is made possible with the support of local businesses and the endless ours put in by dedicated volunteers.  This year the line-up includes The McClymonts, Travis Collins, Allan Caswell, Benn Gunn, Billy Bridge & Rebecca Lee Nye, Codee-Lee, Craig Adams, Donna Lou & the

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Merry Christmas – 2017

Well 2017 has gone so quickly, I just can’t believe its nearly Christmas already!    I’ve done some awesome photography sessions over the last couple of weeks with some gorgeous fur-kids and will hopefully get their blog posts written up over the holiday period, but until then I wanted to wish all my clients and their families a wonderful and safe Christmas and New Year – of course there is no better way to do that than with cute photos

Christmas Gift Ideas – Custom Photography for Pet Lovers

If you are struggling to come up with the ideal Christmas gift for the horse or dog lover in your life, look no further!  These beautifully presented, custom designed Gift Certificate for a Pet Portrait photography session are personalised with the recipients name and make a unique, meaningful gift for the hard to buy for animal lover in your life. To ensure your loved one receives a gift with no obligation to spend anything additional, Gift Certificates for Deluxe Pet

Pet Portrait Fine Art album

Product Highlight: Signature Fine Art Album – Video

I thought I would put together a short video showing a look through my Signature Fine Art Album.  These handcrafted layflat albums are created with 235gsm archival art paper pages with 200gsm archival white card between them to create luxuriously thick and durable pages printed with genuine Canon pigment inks with a genuine leather spine and backing and beautiful photo device cover.  These beautiful albums are hand crafted in Australia by a team of skilled artisans and really have to


Top 75 Fine Art Photography Websites and Blogs

It’s always such an honour to have my art included in lists such as this, especially when the other photographers work is so incredible. Click to view the full list of the Top 75 Fine Art Photography Websites. Thank you very much for this honour Feedspot, I really appreciate being included in this list.

Balingup Medieval Carnivale 2017

Even though we live in the south west, this weekend was the first time I have gone to the Balingup Medieval Carnivale, and wow was it everything that I expected and more! The atmosphere was amazing with the majority of visitors also wearing period costume, so with being surrounded by knights and ladies, kings and queens, vikings, wizards and the odd dragon or two it was very easy to feel like you had just stepped back in time.  The attention

Horse Portrait photography eye close up

Introduction to Photography Part 3: Camera Modes, White Balance and ISO

Camera Modes One of the best tips I can give to new photographers is to read your manual to see what creative functions your camera has to offer.  Experiment by shooting the same subject but changing the settings each time to see how the different settings affect the same subject (you can check EXIF data, which will be in the files properties on your computer, to show what setting was used in a particular photo) Automatic Mode:  This will take

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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 more

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 of