Hi, thanks for visiting my Photo blog. Please feel free to look around and make a comment if you have the time, it is always appreciated. If you would like to know a little bit about me then keep reading otherwise please enjoy the photos.

I am a self taught amateur photographer based in Canberra, Australia. My passion is landscape photography but I have a real interest in all types of photography and generally love making great images. I am married with a 1 year old daughter and work as a Chartered Accountant in Canberra. My dream is to one day leave the world of finance behind and start my own photography business, pursuing my true passion of capturing amazing images and sharing them with the world.

Thanks for stopping by.



6 Responses to “About”

  1. Hi Michael,

    Love your panoramic shots of Canberra.
    We are doing a redevelopment of the ACT Portal http://www.act.gov.au and would be interested in your charges and conditions for the use of one or more of your photos in the header banner (very different layout to the current live site)

    Could you contact me regarding this. Thanks

    Craig Bryant

    Manager Online Payments and Portals
    Canberra Connect
    Transport and Infrastructure Division
    Territory and Municipal Services
    Ph. 62075061 Fax. 62072003
    Email: craig.bryant@act.gov.au
    ACT Government Homepage: http://www.act.gov.au
    Canberra Connect http://www.canberraconnect.com.au

  2. i love it. it’s nice to finally know about the man behind the amazing photography

  3. Dear Michael,
    My name is Yechiel and I work on the Affiliate Marketing team at B&H Photo. I’ve worked with hundreds of photographers and artists both amateur and pro, and helped them transform their passion into revenue. I had a chance to review your site in detail. Great Site! I believe that your site would be a great fit for our Affiliate Program.

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  4. Hi Michael,

    Not quite sure how I managed to stumble upon your site but I am beyond thrilled! I am a Canberra girl (born and raised) who is now living in the USA and have been looking for a long time for some great shots of Canberra and I absolutely love your style.

    So many of the places that you have shot have such significant memories for me.. how would I go about purchasing these??

    Keep up the good work! Canberra is a visual jewel that is completely overlooked!!!

  5. Hi Michael,

    Love you photos. I would love to paint one you have on flicker of the sheep and windmill. I grew up in the Mallee on a sheep farm (now live in freezing Canada) Anyway I have been looking look for a panorama to paint that has the essence of my childhood… Cooma Wastelands I believe is fantastic and i would ove to paint it. If you are interested I would like to get permission to use it as the main reference, please shoot me and email (james@laycreative.com) and I can send some images of my paintings to see my style.

  6. Hi Michael,

    I am Trang, from Forrest Hotel and Apartments in Canberra. We love some of your photos about Canberra and wondering if we could use them on our Facebook page. The purpose is to create a beautiful image of the capital.

    Our page link is http://www.facebook.com/ForrestHotelAndApartments?ref=stream


    P.S: Thanks for introducing a beautiful Canberra to the world 🙂

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