My name is Michael Taylor. I am based in Busselton in the South West corner of Western Australia, home to some of the most amazing and beautiful coastal scenery, beaches, forests, native flora and fauna in the world. I travel extensively pursuing my passion of using photography to try and capture both the inner and outer beauty of the world around me. If not abroad, then I enjoy touring Australia. I walk and trek a great deal. It keeps me fit and healthy and I hope that I can continue to view and enjoy the marvels around me for many more years to come!
There are several Australian and International photographers who have inspired me, either through their images or their work in developing digital photography, to improve and develop my own abilities and my thanks go to them all.
I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience and I try to inspire others through Busselton Camera Club.
In my Studio I offer Portraiture and conduct photographic training courses.
My most important pieces of equipment are:
Olympus E-M1 Mk II Mirrorless DSLR
Olympus M.Zuiko digital lenses: 7-14mm f2.8 PRO; 12-40mm f2.8 PRO; 25mm f1.8; 45mm f1.8; 60mm f2.8 macro; 40-150mm f2.8 PRO
Gitzo Explorer 2227 tripod
Manfrotto 190MF4 tripod and 322RC2 ball head for trekking; 410 Geared head
Nodel Ninja III Panoramic Head
Lee Filter System
ThinkTank camera rolling backpack and Retrospective shoulder bag.
Olympus FL-50R flash unit
Elinchrom studio lighting systems
For the photographers amongst my viewers, I shoot in RAW and create my pictures by 'Painting with Light' using Lightroom and Photoshop CC.
I use Lightroom to manage my images and Memeo Backup Premium to back them up continuously.