Walter Phelps is an Australian and International award winning amateur photographer who has been interested in photography for over forty years. His main interests are in land/seascapes, rural pioneering images and nature photography, although he is willing to “have a go” at all genre.
He has shot with both 35mm film and digital cameras, but now shoots almost exclusively in digital.
His main camera is a Canon 760D with three Canon, two Tamron and two Sigma lens of various sizes. The Canon 60D and 10D are among his other cameras. He has the usual array of filters, close-up lenses, bellows and Canon Speedlite Electronic flash units. He uses a Manfrotto tripod and head.
Some of his images are shown in the GALLERIES and PROJECTS sections. The LINKS section has links to other sites that you might also like. He is proud to be able to share these with you and hopes you will like them and come back again, as new images are being added all the time. He is offering a number of limited editions images for sale through this site, in both printed and digital format.
Walter is or has been a member of several camera clubs (Castle Hill RSL Photographic Club; Mounties Camera Club and Dooleys Camera Club here in Sydney) and has won numerous awards including a number of annual “Top Shot” awards within these clubs. His image “Parched Earth 2” received an Acceptance in the 2015 Maitland International in the Projected Images – Nature section. In 2011, his image – “Protea” received an individual Merit in the George W Glennie Memorial Nature Salon International Competition, and in both 2009 and 2010 he won the APPS “Norman James-Martin” trophy for the best commercial print of the year and also in 2009 the “Perce Dangar Memorial Trophy for the overall “Top Shot” of the year. He has also received some good results in competitions such as the Castle Hill Show in 2009 where he was awarded first place in the “Monochrome – Nature” section with second and third places in other sections, and the Campbelltown “Quota Club” Photographic competition in 2003, where he was awarded overall best entry together with placings in a number of categories. He says, “The images that I enter in exhibitions and competitions are ones that I like …. if someone else likes them too, then that is a bonus”.
Walter is a retired Engineering Manager and combines his love of photography with his other passions of touring around Australia, camping and four wheel driving. Since his retirement he has enjoyed the extra time that he can now spend on these interests. He lives in western Sydney and loves to escape to the bush whenever he can. A natural extension of his interests in photography and computers has led him into the internet as webmaster for several organisation of which he is a member.
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