Behind the viewfinder.
I am a professional photographer at the age of 28 now living in Bunbury, Western Australia; I have been taking photos for 8 years. My photography journey all started back at high school in Year 12, when I was thrown into photography class after one of my subjects was dropped. I didn't really take photography all that seriously at that stage because I didn't have enough time to really learn or get into the work. It turns out that being thrown into that class changed everything for me. It was that class that started off my passion for photography and I had no idea, at this stage, that it would eventually lead to what it is today.
My passions include photography, motorbikes, and my main passion that I have carried with me since I could walk is my passion for invertebrates or entomology (the study of insects). I have always struggled with the collection process of having to kill the insects to preserve them as specimens. So one day while taking photos out in the garden for a photography project I took a photo of a Cicada, it opened up another side to photography I had not thought about until then. It suddenly occurred to me that instead of killing specimens for collection I could take photos, it was a real eureka moment for me.
I have a another full time job, I work for the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) where I go out into the field helping to maintain and conserve DPaW estate (nature reserves). This has been a job for me for 7 years now. However I have since changed focus (Excuse the pun), and now broadened my skills to other areas of Photography these include Wedding, Automotive, Motorsport, Portraiture, Animal Portraiture, business and Building.
I have been in the local Merredin Mercury newspaper many times for my photography. I am a published photographer having my work featured in two issues in a West Australian magazine called Landscope. I have also featured in the Bridgetown/Manjimup Times whilst living down south for a year in Pemberton. I have won several competitions, shows and my work has been used for a website, a book, calendars, brochures, interpretive signage, banners, advertisement and many other publications.
I am a part of the Australian Photographic Society (APS) and a member of the Merredin Photography Club where helped on the committee and now as a judge. I share my knowledge and experience with other aspiring photographers. A colleague and myself originally started up the club back in 2007 where I was Competitions Manager, Club Site Manager and IT Worker.
My very first camera was the Digimax 430 which was a digital compact camera. It can take photos sure, but it just didn't quite cut it with quality and settings, it just had too many limitations. After a while I found that I really needed something more substantial, so I moved up to a Digital SLR the Canon 350D. I then spent most of my time in the native bushland taking photos and learning by doing, learning out there in the field, hands on is the best way in my opinion. I am now using a Canon EOS 5D DSLR.
I hope to use my photos as a medium to show others a unique world or to help understand lifes delicate and beautiful intricacies, to show you a world that we don't often stop to look at and really take in. Also through my work I hope to give your business that edge that you're looking for, capture that one perfect moment on the most special day of your life on your wedding day, or perhaps to get 'that' photo of your most precious and loved fury friend (Pet) or perhaps you really want to fill that space on the wall and one of my images just seems right and anything you think I haven't covered, you can always ask as I love a good challenge.
So here I am, sharing my unique moments and my raw work with you, I hope you enjoy the photos in the gallery. Please don't hesitate to contact me and tell me a bit about yourself, or if you prefer you can email me via the website or say hi on Facebook. Simply give me a call, text or email about photo work and we can go from there.
A pleasure to meet you, look forward to future work.