The worst of winter is now behind us, and with that the colours of spring have arrived. It has been a while since I have taken any photos as the weather prevents getting out too much and my now wife and I have been busy planning and having our wedding last weekend.
With a little inspiration from our garden wedding at Naked Apple Cider House and seeing some of our amazing photos taken by Don Benson Photography, I am feeling a little inspired to get the camera out.
I have the week off work post wedding, so after asking where I should take some photos on Facebook, Raeburn Orchards was the destination of choice. An orchard is more of a place to use as a backdrop for portrait photography but I gave it a crack to see what I could produce.
Here are the images I walked away with. Enjoy!
Back in May, my fiance - with some great friends and I, spent some time up north on the Ningaloo.
This is the second time in three years we have been but there is so much to see it will take a lifetime to explore everything. Before the trip, I purchased a water and shock proof camera to capture the trip from some different angles. Last time I didn't have anything that I could use underwater, so it was fun to capture some of the beautiful coral and marine life in Coral Bay, then bring out the camera encrusted in salt, give it a wipe and continue to take shots of landscapes and whatever else I could find on our travels.
The camera is a Lumix FT7 and even though I have recently bought a Sony Alpha, this tough little thing can take some great photos and will be going with us everywhere on future trips.
I have uploaded an album, take a look!
The current weather isn't quite the best to produce great photos (or try out my new camera gear), so what better opportunity then to have a fresh look and edit of some photos I took a few years back while on a road trip to Melbourne and back.
I would have loved to have spent weeks taking photos however the trip was an express 10 day one and it was mostly just getting the camera out for a few quick snaps and put it back away before driving for hours and hours!
I've uploaded a few new galleries and I am hoping to get back out there soon!
A couple of years ago in 2017, I was lucky enough to spend some time in the Karijini National Park while on a camping trip.
Situated around 1400km north of Perth and not far east of Tom Price, it's loaded with beautiful and unforgiving creeks, gorges and towering chasms that are a real sight to behold.
At the time, I didn't have a subscription to Lightroom so I filed the raw photo files on my computer and forgot about them. As what becomes so easy to do was to shoot on my phone and keep those handy to show and upload.
Since beginning this little side project website, I have geared myself up with a new Lightroom alternative and thought it was well overdue to have another look at these photos.
For me, most were bin worthy - I was shooting with a 24-105mm L lens for the trip on a Canon 70D, and there was just something about the lens I didn't like, it was randomly soft, however on having a new look there are a few keepers.
Here are some images... What do you think?
I had been thinking for a while about getting an online presence again, so I finally decided to register a new domain name and kick off a new website.
I previously put myself under an almost anonymous banner and called myself 'Ignition Photography,' originating from taking photos of cars. I did initially keep that name after I finished up in that arena, but it just didn't feel personal, often finding people surprised when I told them that the photos were mine.
So 'Ash Walker Imagery,' is now born. I wanted to use 'Imagery,' because it's just that, images and maybe even videos in the future. I didn't want to use 'photography' because that would imply that I am starting another business and that I am a 'pro' photographer. I am doing this out of personal interest as a hobbyist and prefer to keep it more informal.
I did have business social media pages but have decided to close them down so I can focus solely on adding content to this site. I found that particularly facebook would have a terrible reach even to friends unless you continually pumped money into it for exposure and 'likes.'
This site does cost a little money, but it's mine to tailor to how I want it, and it is comparatively very cheap.
I hope you enjoy it as I do!