Pho­tog­ra­pher paradise

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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.

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