I am not usually given the opportunity to photograph animals – but when asked by fellow Australian photographer Ainslie Bernoth of Wild Spirit Studio, I jumped at the opportunity!
The owner of the Arabian horse stud farm had a gorgeous English riding habit that I simply could not wait to photograph in the later hours of the Australian Winter afternoon. As well, model Charni rose to the occasion as well and created moving portraits of girl and horse.
Simone, the owner of the ranch and her special horses.
And Charni’s images
One of my greatest pleasures is working with budding photographers to help them develop their talent and creativity. Over the past 4 years, I’ve been invited around the world to teach natural light portrait photography – from Australia to America to Europe.
This Summer, I am pleased to announce two special workshops, the 29th and 30th that I’ve taught:
The Big Picture Workshop: Australia (click here for more information). At the Surfers Paradise studio of Wild Spirit photography. Limited to 15 only. June 18th and 19th. Note: only 1 seat left before it is sold out!
The Big Picture Workshop: Europe (click here for more information). Limited to 10 only. July 17th and 18th at my studio in Helsinki, Finland.
Update: Only 3 spots left – the workshop has nearly sold out in 2 days.
4 years ago I was invited to Australia by Wild Spirit Photography to give a photography workshop to select photographers in the Brisbane area. 30+ workshops around the world later, I am pleased to return once again to the sunny land down under.
The Big Picture workshop will be on June 18 and 19 in downtown Surfers Paradise along the Gold Coast. I promise an intensive 2 days of shooting and post processing at the Wild Spirit Photography Studio.
I love Australia and have a special fondness for the Australian portrait photographers. I look forward to returning again to tackle that glorious Australian environment.
More information about the workshop (and online courses in photography that I teach) can be found on the Photographers Learning Resource website.
There is something magical about australia and this particular evening’s sunset was breathtaking. The perfect setting for a shoot with the lovely Ellie.
She has a very unique look and definitely knows how to work the angles. It’s always a pleasure to work with a professional who shows up on time and is ready to shoot regardless of location.
As I get acclimated back to Finnish time, I can’t wait to go through all the images from the shoots in Australia. Here are some more favorites as I continue to go through my cards:
Two great families at the beach – fellow photographers Jen and Nicole with husbands/kids in tow!
But I call it photography paradise. Love Australia!
And some fun shots of the girls’ dad – had to include him, too!