Black Friday specials

I don’t often do a post of just specials, but these are really great offers I would hate you to miss. If you are starting out in photography or have brought someone a camera for Christmas then grab these two ebooks for free and add them to your gift. Starting Out e-book this is book 1 in my series Quick Tips from a Pro Photographer and from the 25/11 to 29/11/2015 it is available free as an ebook. These first two books Continue reading

Sunset Capital of Australia

Sunset over harbour

I have been truly blessed to live in a wonderful place called Busselton which is about 21/2 hours drive from Perth the capital of Western Australia. We have been named as the sunset capital for our fantastic sunsets. Busselton is located on a north facing bay, so we have the opportunity to see both a sunrise and a sunset over the waters of Geographe Bay.         This was one I took the other night. People often say Continue reading

Hybrid orchids

We are finding more and more hybrid orchids around. These are where two different orchids have cross pollinate. This is being caused by the European bee which as an introduced species doesn’t stick to on type of orchid. You will be pleased to know that when we go orchid hunting, my friend and I, you will hear a shout and then the other will say, “what have you found?” To which the reply comes, a funnel web, or a leopard, Continue reading

Swamp Spider Orchid, Caladenia paludosa

Caladenia Paludosa

This is an orchid that is found in winter wet areas and this one we found in the Busselton area around Ruabon Rd. It was a rainy day so we had to dodge showers but it enabled us to get them with raindrops and water on them.                 When photographing any flower you should try to get as many angles as possible especially if you will be using the photos to identify the Continue reading

Funnel Web Spider Orchid


Yesterday we went out looking for the Funnel Web Spider Orchid. It was going to be a long day so we packed a picnic and a thermos and headed off. The first placed we stopped at had lots of slipper orchid leaves but nothing much was out, so we continued to Augusta flat rocks. There we were greeted with a carpet of yellow, lemon scented sun orchids, so small and yet so intricate.               Continue reading

Photographing native orchids.

one open and one closed Flying Duck Orchid

There are more than 12,000 species of wildflowers in WA, making it the world’s largest collection. It’s a staggering sight to behold, especially when you consider 60% of Western Australian wildflowers are found nowhere else on Earth. So we want to capture them in such a way that shows this beauty and diversity. As the orchids and a lot of wildflowers in Australia are very small, what is the best way to photograph them? Believe it or not, you can Continue reading