About Early Bird Photography


Superb Fairy WrenEarly Bird Photography specialises in Australian Landscape and Seascape images. Images are available as either photographic, canvas or aluminium prints in a variety of sizes.

Our aim is to provide high quality prints at affordable prices. Whether you need an image for your wall at home or the office or a licensed image for commercial purposes, we have the right solution for you.

We also carry an extensive collection of Australian bird photos and currently have over 160 species available as stock images.

 

 


Behind the Lens

My name is Scott Rolph and I welcome you to my website. I have had a passion for photography for many years and I am proud to present my best images on this site. I grew up in Inverell, New South Wales and have also lived in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Perth. I have had the privilege of travelling across much of Australia and have come to appreciate the beauty of our country.

One of my first jobs was working as a Lab Assistant in a Toowoomba camera store which gave me great experience in the printing and developing areas as well as learning about cameras.

Photography runs through my family's veins as my late father was a well-respected Wedding Photographer. My earliest memories comprise of hours spent in Dad's darkroom at home, I found this to be a fascinating process and remember the smell of the chemicals and the excitement of seeing the image come to life before your very eyes. This is probably where my love of photography was born.

My brothers are also talented when it comes to photography. My eldest brother Michael is based in Sydney and he has a fantastic collection of seascape images available for purchase on his website. You can view his work at Girt By Sea Photography.

I now reside at Ballina in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales. There are endless photo opportunities here and I have been able to renew my love of Seascapes after living in the city for a number of years. I look forward to exploring this region and developing my photographic library further.

It gives me great pleasure spending time in the great outdoors and exploring Australia’s National Parks and photographing our diverse and unique flora and fauna. I have a particular interest in bird photography and my photo library is growing by the day. Whilst this can be a frustrating hobby it is extremely rewarding when you capture a great shot after waiting for hours in the same spot.


 

Equipment

My first SLR camera was a film based Pentax MZ50 which allowed me develop an understanding of the staple photographic techniques required to be a professional photographer. I do miss the excitement of having my film developed and opening the packet at the lab in anticipation. I reluctantly progressed into the digital age with a Pentax K20D, which served me well and allowed me to experiment and develop my skills further. I have recently upgraded to a full frame Nikon digital SLR with professional standard Nikon lenses which allow me to produce high quality enlargements. My current kit comprises of the following:


Nikon D800E Scott
Nikkor AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4D IF ED
Nikkor Micro 105mm AF-S VR f/2.8G IF-ED
Nikon 1.4x Teleconverter
Lee Filter System
Manfrotto Tripod
Sandisk Extreme Pro Memory Cards
Lowepro Camera Bag