Ian Houghton is an Australian Fine Art Photographer.  He grew up in Brisbane but is now based in Canberra.  On leaving school, he door knocked studios looking for a job and it was not long before he secured a position with one of the longest established and most respected studios in the city.

In the studio Ian learnt the art of professional printing before starting his apprenticeship with the camera shooting weddings, location assignments and portraits in the studio.

After 12 years in the industry Ian had a career change reserving his photography for his own family photos.

It was in 2009 that Ian picked up his first digital camera and with it his passion for photography quickly returned.  Ian’s preferred subject is landscape but he particularly enjoys blending this with his love for travel and exploring other areas of photography.  In capturing and presenting his images, Ian wants the viewer to experience the scene and feel the moment as he did and so his post processing is kept to a minimum. Ian currently owns and operates Ian Houghton Photography, where you can see more of his Fine Art Photography.

In 2009 Ian was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease (now there’s an image – a photographer with PD), but rather than retreating from the world he adopted a positive attitude and has continued to enjoy life and all that goes with it – family, travel and his photography.  A percentage of each image sale will be donated to Shake It Up Australia, a not for profit organisation who, in association with the Michael J Fox Foundation, promotes and raises funds for Parkinson’s disease research.

Starting Blocks. I haven’t swum competitively since my early teens (a very, very long time ago) but when I saw these starting blocks the memories came flooding back. The butterflies in the stomach, the focused stare down my lane, the starter’s voice “Swimmers take your marks” followed by the never-ending wait for the gun to fire.
Available in sizes up to 60″x 20″ in a ratio of 3:1
Yesterday’s News   We need to be focused on protecting our environment to reduce our footprint on this Planet Earth and ensure we have something of this planet to pass on to the generations to follow.  This drives new and novel ways to recycle our consumables.  Yesterday’s News captures a section of a large planter made entirely of used newspapers.  Shrubs spill over the top and is surrounded by small eucalypt trees (gum tree).
Available in sizes up to 60″x 40″ in a ratio of 2:3
Yesterday’s News (Panorama)
Available in sizes up to 60”x 27” in a ratio of 30:13.5 
Vortex   Life can get pretty hectic and sometimes the pressures and pace can overwhelm us leaving us feel like we are caught in a vortex, sucking us down in an endless whirlpool. Sometimes it would be nice just to stop life and step outside so we can look back into the vortex with clarity and plan our path for when we step back inside to resume our daily life.
Available in sizes up to 20″x 30″ in a ratio of 2:3
Tiles    For those who are wondering, this is a section of the water feature in front of the High Court of Australia. The water feature was lit up as part of the Enlighten Festival.
Available in sizes up to 50″x 40″ in a ratio of 5:4
Weathered By Time    I often wondered where the artist Salvador Dali got the inspiration for his surreal paintings. Not from nature surely, however this composition of the hole in the rock and the silhouette of the dead tree in the foreground would have been right at home in one of Dali’s creations.
Available in sizes up to 50″x 40″ in a ratio of 5:4
Flow The waterfall and its flow never stop, it may rush after rains, slow in drier times and face obstacles in its path, but like life it will always find a way around to continue on its path downstream.
Available in sizes up to 44″x 22″ in a ratio of 2:1
Manly Sunrise   Ocean pools are dotted across the beaches of Sydney and southern New South Wales. The rustic pools have their individual character and are well loved by locals and holiday makers alike.
Available in sizes up to 60″x 40″ in a ratio of 2:3
Good Morning   Is there anything better than walking on the beach as the morning’s first rays of sun wakens the day.
Available in sizes up to 30″x 24″ in a ratio of 5:4
Wallace’s Hut in Victoria’s Alpine National Park has stood for around 125 years enduring seasons of snow and summer. This iconic hut has that eternal weathered appearance similar to the clumps of gnarled snow gums that surround it
Available in sizes up to 50″x 40″ in a ratio of 5:4
Haven   One can only imagine the relief stockman working in the snow covered alpine region would have felt seeing Wallace’s Hut slowly appear through the gnarled clumps of snow gums, raising the anticipation of shelter and a warm fire.
Available in sizes up to 45″x 15″ in a ratio of 3:1
Autumn Leaves   Autumn is without doubt my favourite time of year. The cool mornings, warm days and those wonderful autumn colours – there is no better time of year!
Available in sizes up to 70″x 30″ in a ratio of 2.25:1
Resilience   The small castle in the background has withstood years of being battered by Mother Nature. But the castle has only seen a glimpse compared to what the rocky outcrop on the beach has endured.
Available in sizes up to 30″x 15″ in a ratio of 2:1
Water Of The Spirits   Lake Minnewanka (Water of the Spirits) is a glacial lake just outside of Banff in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
Available in sizes up to 30″x 15″ in a ratio of 2:1
Moraine Lake   I don’t think I have ever been so cold as I was on this morning at Moraine Lake, and the temperature was continuing to drop as I drove off. When I returned the next day the lake had started to freeze over – and this was only early autumn. I will look at this photo next time I start to think my Australian winter is cold!
The Locals  As the storm cleared and moved out to sea I was alone on the beach, well I was alone with the feathered locals.
The Locals (Panorama)
Available in sizes up to 30”x 13.5” in a ratio of 30:13.5.

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