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Steve’s Blog

Welcome to my Blog. I have experienced a life-long passion for the natural history of Australia and have been further blessed by sharing its wonders through visual and written expressions in a multitude of forms for over five decades. My objectives have remained to inspire in others the joy afforded through nature connection and what that can mean for our spiritual, mental and physical wellbeing. As you browse, please feel free to start a conversation. – Steve Parish

Photographing Australian Reptiles

Photographing Australian Reptiles

Photographing Australia:The World of ReptilesAn extract from Photography Australia: The Ultimate Travel Guide“An average of more than 10 new Australian reptile species – mostly lizards in central and northern Australia – have been discovered annually for the past 20...

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Photographing Australia: Choosing a Camera

Photographing Australia: Choosing a Camera

Photographing Australia:Choosing a Camera‘Remember, photography is not about camera brands and models, it’s about capturing someone’s heart.’ Steve ParishYou would be forgiven for going cross-eyed when you either Google 'buy a camera' - About 3,710,000,000 results...

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Photographing Australia: The Top End

Photographing Australia: The Top End

An Extract from:Photographing Australia: The Ultimate Travel GuideNorthern TerritoryThe Top EndThe Top End is the name used for the northernmost part of the Territory. It encompasses beaches, mangroves and tidal creeks that are great for photography – but take...

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Creative Life: Navigating Through The Noise

Creative Life: Navigating Through The Noise

Creative Life:Navigating Through the Noise'Efforts to deepen your focus  will struggle if you don't simultaneously wean your mind from a dependence on distraction.' ― Cal Newport‌"I can't ever find the time, so my creative life just goes around in circles, and I never...

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Creative Life: Seizing Pivotal Life Moments

Creative Life: Seizing Pivotal Life Moments

Creative Life:Seizing Pivotal Life MomentsPeople with creative life goals succeedbecause they know where they are going.– Steve ParishAt 76, I can look back on a life jam-packed with pivotal life-changing moments. The first, and I guess the most significant, was what...

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Connecting with the Essence of Australia

Connecting with the Essence of Australia

Creative Life:Connecting with the EssenceIf we are to create images that are windows to our soul,from time to time, we need to remember to laythe camera aside and invest in "soul time".Soul time can open pathways that enhance our sensoryand interpretive skills in...

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Gary Bell: Underwater Landscape Photography

Gary Bell: Underwater Landscape Photography

Underwater Landscape PhotographyText & Photography Gary BellWhen I made my first underwater picture on the Mornington Peninsula in 1974, I had no idea where this would lead. My understanding of photography back then was very limited, but I knew I wanted to be an...

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Digital Art: Australian Birds

Digital Art: Australian Birds

The Art of Birds‘We can choose to follow the paths of others.Or we can inspire our own creative life purpose and truly feel the wind beneath our wings.’  Steve ParishAs of 2014 Australia and its offshore islands and territories have 898 recorded bird species. Of the...

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Creative Life: Striving for Originality

Creative Life: Striving for Originality

Striving for OriginalityIf you strive to please everyone, you may find no one will be pleased. Just be sincere in finding your own style and then celebrate it with your community.The people that matter will soon find you. - Steve Parish ‌ We can choose to...

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Digital Art Abstracts & Impressions

Digital Art Abstracts & Impressions

Digital Art:Abstracts & ImpressionsWhen my mind ceases to think of outcomes  I enter a state-of-play, a special place inside where true joy resides.  - Steve ParishAbstractions, montages, collages, and playful impressions of a wide range of content is the focus of...

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Creative Life: Should we go with the flow

Creative Life: Should we go with the flow

Creative Life:Should we go with the flow?We can choose to go with the flowor we can inspire our own creative life purposeand truly feel the wind beneath our wings. – Steve ParishIn this fast-changing world, I see many opportunities for creatives to evolve in new...

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West MacDonnell Ranges an Artists Paradise

West MacDonnell Ranges an Artists Paradise

The West Macdonnell Ranges:an Artists ParadiseExtending more than 200 km west of Alice Springs, the West MacDonnell Ranges dominate the Northern Territory’s central range country. Great folds of sedimentary rock stand above arid spinifex plains separated by narrow...

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About Steve Parish Digital Fine Art

About Steve Parish Digital Fine Art

About Fine Art PhotographyBoth as a natural history photographer and as an expressive digital artist, an emotional connection with Australia's ecosystems is what has driven me for six decades. My palette is people, places, natural habitats, and associated flora and...

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Digital Art: Australian Wildflowers

Digital Art: Australian Wildflowers

Digital Art :Australian WildflowersAustralia’s flowering plants, also known as angiosperms, a number some 21,000 species, 93% of which are endemic – compared globally that around 7% of a total of 268,600 species.  Although not entirely, my focus has been Western...

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