ABOUT…

About me…
At age 9 I was given a 620 Imperial box camera by a sagacious aunt as a birthday gift. This led to black and white film development in my own darkroom – in a converted outside toilet! Contact prints from  zen like square negatives soon followed… After an apprenticeship, College and University a career as a designer for the print industry followed with a camera as a working companion.

The printing industry computerised in the late seventies but with the advent of Macintosh computers in March 1984 digital production methods eventually took over completely. Print and photographic workflow became totally digital first with scanners then in the early naughties with digital cameras.

I work as a photographer specialising botanical and garden photography but also have a keen interest in Architectural and still life work. I have worked for the ABC Garden magazine, several landscape planners and architects. Currently I work on assignments shooting for photo libraries, print and digital media. I have lectured at TAFF and at Private Colleges teaching Photoshop  Illustrator and workflow systems.
I am now resident in Launceston Tasmania and have recently established a print making and photo studio.

Web sites:

michaelward.com.au   perceptivelight.com   fuji.photography   thelauncestonpost.com.au