JULIE WILSON EQUESTRIAN PHOTOGRAPHY
Hello, This is me - the infamous Julie Wilson. I live and work from my home in Warburton, a small township about 1hours. drive from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Warburton is a rural area specializing tourism, it is a beautiful place with the Yarra River running through the centre of town.. I live on a small property with two dogs Vinnie and Saffy, the cat Blanche and various native animals who come and go as they please.
My involvement with horses began at an early age when I would gallop bareback on my ponies around the countryside, suffering the occasional tumble on the way. I am now a qualified NCAS Level 1 equestrian coach and have competed successfully in all equestrian disciplines. My experience with horses and all equestrian sport, combined with my skill as a photographer has placed me at the forefront of Australian equestrian photo journalism. Unfortunately I now have very little time to compete but I still really enjoy working my young horse.
My interest in photography began while I was doing a Arts course in 6th form at school. After completing my nursing qualifications I them obtained my first job in the photographic industry, taking photos of houses. During this employment I also learnt about photographing weddings, studio portraits and framing. This is where the Wixmore company was formed, specializing in horse photography. This experience gave me a wonderful grounding for running my own business.
With twenty years experience, the last fifteen heading my own company with Anna Sharpley - Julie Wilson Equestrian Photography. I have not only travelled Australia wide but have also covered many of the most famous horse shows and events in England, Europe and North America. I was Australia's only full time professional equestrian photo journalist at the Atlanta and Sydney Olympic Games and the World Championships in Rome, Spain and Germany . My work appears in every major Australian horse magazine, as well as prestigious international publications, such as Horse International. I also supplied 95% of the photos for the annual publication Australian Horsesports.
In Rome I was elected a bureau member of the International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists. The IAEJ was created in 1966 to promote and maintain contacts among the equestrian journalists of all nations and as a body connected with the FEI, to discuss problems in which the FEI and the equestrian press are both involved. The bureau consists of 9 members from around the world and is in charge of all current matters. I was re-elected in 2002 and 2006.
We have now moved into digital technology, which is running along side our establish in-house processing facilities. I am always looking at other photographers work constantly trying to learn and improve my own photos.
I look forward to receiving your e-mails and I hope you enjoy may site.
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