Life & Loves
ConiferHillPhotography combines several great loves in my life: family photography, pets, performance and travel. I can't recall a time without a pet in the home and remember the excitment of purchasing my first camera aged 8, an Agfamatic 50, which took the 'Snowball in flight' photo below.
Although now city based, I grew up on a farm. Apart from family our farm was home to sheep, chooks, ducks and cats, dog and a rescue galah. My love and affection for animals has passed down to the next generation as my adult children today enjoy pets in their own homes.
For over 45 years I've been snapping photos, currently with Sony cameras, but in the past Canon, Nikon, Minolta, Agfamatic, Fuji and even Box Brownies!
Over the years I've enjoyed keeping a 'visual journal' of family life including our pets. Through ConiferHillPhotography I offer this same opportunity to others. Our pets don't have a voice so 'visually journalling' their lives gives them a voice and helps capture their words forever. This way the love they share and the lessons they teach will remain within reach long after they are not.
In recent years my children have sparked my interest in performance photography. I make no secret of my pride in my children's performance abilities and being able to capture and revisit some of these moments allows me to dwell on and deepen these experiences. Through ConiferHillPhotography I offer the same to others.
ConiferHillPhotography is also a place for my own 'travel journal' moments. My wife and I have driven a fair bit of Australia, holidayed in the U.K., N.Z., U.S.A. and Europe. From these travels I proudly provide for sale an assortment of beautiful photographs titled SignatureCollections.
Photographs can't replace the 'living moment' but can help to recall and cherish our experiences. When I took 'Snowball in flight', below, my main concern was not getting hit! But now I see a playful father, a concerned sister and a joyful mother. This simple but memorable photo has kept the moment alive for over 40 years.
ConiferHillPhotography allows my passions for family, photography, pets, performance and travel to have an avenue of expression. In photography I aim to capture moments to be relived and appreciated long after the immediate memory fades.
I hope you enjoy the images on this website and would count it a privilege to be given the opprtunity to capture the moments that you are living in.
Grandpup. David with Hendrix
My Dog. David with Moses
DavidThrough the years
The Great Lizard Rescue
David in yellow. We went for a drive on a hot day and lizards were on the road sunbaking getting killed by the dozens. We rescued them and put them in the sand dunes. Port Rickaby South Australia.
Can We Play!
Overly friendly dog pushed me off the moving truck moments later.
Snowball in Flight.
I talked my Dad into throwing a snowball at me while I snapped a shot. Mum and Sister watch on. Mt Buffalo Victoria
I Need Shearing Not Him
David Without a hat. Sevenhill South Australia
Hung out to Dry
Tiger we lost to snake bite shortly after this Photo.
Eye to Eye with Koala as I reach for my camera. Halls Gap Victoria
Room For Improvement
Early attempt at Pet Photography. Silvester. Sevenhill South Australia
Flinders Ranges Willow Waters South Australia
My Beautiful Silvester
Named her before we realised she was a girl. Had her first litter on my brother's bed. Lived till she was nearly 20. Sevenhill South Australia