The Wimmera, Mallee and Grampians have long provided a smorgasbord of opportunities for photographers and photographic enthusiasts. With the arrival of much-needed rain, the region is booming with life, presenting some of the best locations for people keen to capture that perfect image. The unpredictable nature and drama of spring in western Victoria produces a combination of fascinating vistas, from stormy skies, thunderstorms and bursts of sunlight to an abundance of emerging wildlife. The period leading from spring into summer is particularly photographerfriendly as the environmental landscape bursts into colour and vibrancy. What better location to equip yourself with all you need to capture what the region has to offer than right in its heart – at Horsham Camera House.
In 2011 Neil purchased his fist Digital SLR Camera. Neil’s enthusiasm for night photography and particularly lightning photos has seen him upgrade to a Nikon D750 and a wide-angled lens. This is ideally suited for this style of photography. Neil can often be seen out on any stormy night. This photo, taken with a Nikon D7000, looks over Stawell from Big Hill of a pending storm front.
Maree is a dedicated photographer of natural history. Her photography is featured in the book ‘Birds and Plants of the Little Desert’ along with Ian Morgan and husband Graham’s photos. This photo was taken with a 105mm macro lens on a Nikon D7000 of a Splendid Emerald wasp in her garden north of Horsham.
John from Stawell is achieving outstanding results from his Canon 7DII and the impressive Sigma 150-600 Sports Lens. John has been a passionate nature photographer for many years and has captured this Rainbow bee-eater to perfection.
Teri is a Wimmera local, and relatively new to photography but has embraced this new passion with gusto. Teri loves the night sky and photographing our Milky Way. Her Canon 6D with full-frame CCD sensor is ideal for long low-light photography. She captured this image with a super-wide lens to frame the full landscape overlooking the railway line from Jung Hill.