Would you like your garden photographed?

_D718031I’m taking bookings for gardens, particularly in the Dandenong Ranges region, but any area in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne is fine.  A keen gardener myself, I would delight in photographing your garden and producing images you can keep in print format or digital. Why not have a photo book of your garden? Here are some reasons why a garden might be photographed:

  • You’re moving and want to take the memories with you
  • A loved one has passed on and you want to keep something of their life with you
  • You want to send the photos to someone interstate or overseas
  • A gift for an elderly person no longer able to work in their own garden
  • If you manage a B&B you might want books to give to guests to take away with them
  • There could be any number of reasons.

Contact me today to discuss what you would like.

2015 Dandenong Ranges Calendar now available

I have limited stock available for the 2015 Calendar for the Dandenong Ranges. Just received last week from the printer.  A variety of images from around the Dandenong Ranges including Belgrave Heights (Birdsland), Menzies Creek, Sherbrook Forest, Emerald and Olinda.

Available for $19.95AUD plus postage. Make great Christmas gifts or gifts to give to visitors to our country. Or perhaps to simply show others the area in which you live. Make sure you place your order today!

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2014 Calendar



Meet Steve and the crew from our workshop

Delighted to see that Steve has shared some of our photos and about the workshop on his website.  We really did have a lovely 2 days – it went far too fast but I did learn a great deal once again. This is the second workshop I’ve done with Steve Parish and very different to the first one. And again, I learnt so many things.

He is very generous with his knowledge and sharing.  Everyone really did enjoy their time together.

This is a photo of the group (I’m 3rd from the right).

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If you would like to see the photos that Steve has shared from each of the group please visit this page.

Wishing you’d come along too? Why not subscribe to Steve’s newsletter on the home page of his site and receive a free Photo Tips eBook as well?

The Barn Owl

This past weekend I had the wonderful opportunity of not only attending, but also supporting, Steve Parish, Australia’s most well-known nature photographer, in a 2 day nature photography workshop being held almost in my own backyard. Well, down the road and along a few others anyway – not far away in Belgrave Heights.

Two whole days – one was about the practicalities of photography and giving us hands-on experience in the afternoon with a supply of wildlife brought to us by WildlifeXposure. Thanks Xavier!

Day two was how to work with those images and things we could do with the images through a number of mediums (print, online, running a business, for personal use, etc).  Was well worth going. If you live in Victoria, Australia and missed out, keep a watch here, and on my Facebook page, or even on Steve’s Facebook page so that you can be well informed when the next one takes place – sometime in 2015.

In the meantime, here is a photo I took of a Barn Owl (Tyto Alba) which was absolutely gorgeous!

Barn Owl, Tyto Alba

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In the likeness of Ansel Adams

Some of you may know that I’ve been doing a diploma course in photography.  I’ve been learning about all sorts of genres and it has taken me out of my comfort zone, but that was to be expected. Some of it I’ve enjoyed more than other parts but, all the same, I’m getting through the course and learning a great deal.

Recently we had to pick our favourite B&W photographer and have a go at doing photography like them. We were given a list of names and I chose Ansel Adams. I’ve come across his work in the past when doing research on photography and I like his work. So I was quite pleased with the results of this part of the course.  We had to choose a location we liked and the subject was a ‘Sense of Place’. I chose the Trestle Bridge near home which the Puffing Billy travels on.  We had to do landscape, portrait and close up.

A study of the Puffing Billy Trestle Bridge

A study of the Puffing Billy Trestle Bridge

A study of the Puffing Billy Trestle Bridge

If you’ve been thinking about the Steve Parish Nature Photography Workshop being held in Belgrave Heights next month, don’t leave it much longer. Bookings will be closing very soon.