Some of my portrait photography is in my ViewBug account at the ViewBug photographic community. Have a look at ViewBug. I'm sure you'll see images you can relate to and enjoy, including landscapes & floral collections.

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As an avid photographer, I publish many of my fine-art landscape, nature, floral and pet photography images to ViewBug. It's an amazing photo community that you... can join for free!

Whereas ViewBug have focused on a time-based photo-stream because there are so many competitions and it's such a social community with comments, likes and mentoring (I do a bit) they've now introduced a topic based view we can configure ourselves.

You can see my topic based view at . I have Landscapes, Floral, Portraits & Four Foot Fotos.

Have a look at ViewBug. You might find something you really like. You can browse other great photographers in the ViewBug community and sign up for your own free account!

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A very suave young man dressed in period costume. Photograph taken in Sovereign Hill, Ballarat.

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Ballarat is so rich with history, and most of us locals really appreciate it. It's wonderful to belong in a town that goes right back to gold rush days, and has a rich tapestry of old buildings and monuments.

Shooting historical portraits in Ballarat means we have so much at our disposal, and whether your choose to dress retro, formal or smart casual, the beautiful surrounds lend themselves beautifully to great portrait photography.

What would your location of choice be i...n Ballarat and surrounds if you were to have a great looking portrait shoot?

We're currently looking for some sites around Ballarat that present unique opportunities for wonderful portraits, and hope to announce amazing packages and fun options soon to give you a really memorably experience with a lasting portrait momento.

Stay tuned!

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Thanks to our fans for their support. We've decided to take up an option at a market, so we won't be at the Ballarat Tramway Museum this Saturday, but will be there two Saturdays in the month ongoing. I'll post details of the market, along with Saturdays I'll be at the Tramway Museum soon. Yours in vintage style Steve Barnes

Saturday is time for some good old fashioned fun! It's time to get into the spirit of days past, to enjoy a sense of history, to have some fun and get dressed up for a retro photo shoot in one of our beautiful historical settings in Ballarat.

Saturdays from 2:30pm to 5pm is when I spend time at the Ballarat Tramway Museum to take portraits aboard and around trams. We can shoot aboard our around the 'Tram Of The Day', or venture into the Ballarat Botanical Gardens and shoot There's even the option of shooting with the old craft cottage in the background.

If you call and book me outside the time-slot for the Tramway Museum, we can meet at another of Ballarat's historical settings. I'm working on a list of potential 'shoot spots' around Ballarat to give you ideas and variety. Suggestions are most welcome!

So if you're looking for something fun to do tomorrow:

# LADIES - come dressed retro or drop into a local Ballarat retro boutique for a vintage / retro outfit. Or go straight to Barbarona to hire an outfit for just TEN DOLLARS, and come dressed for a shoot.

GENTS - there are retro shops ever you can pick up an outfit, but the Tramway Museum provides a wonderful option : dress as a driver or conductor! The Tramway Museum has uniforms in a few different sizes. You can ring to inquire or just drop in to see if one fits you. Drivers and conductors of time last were inclined to be of moderate height and slim to medium build, so if that's you, chances are there's an outfit to make you really look authentic. The staff at the museum are also working on their range is outfits, so it's only going to get better!

My standard service is a carefully designed retro black and white print with vignette look, but I'm also looking at emulating tinted photos like they used to using colored inks. If you're interested in having this kind of treatment, please say so and we can discuss the approximate look when we do your shoot.

Are very blessed to be in Ballarat, and there's lots of interesting places we can do a historical shoot. Why not call me and book one soon ; you'll really love the experience and will come away with a really unique, quality portrait that will be a great conversation piece for years to come.

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Hi all,
I need some help judging a CUTEST FACE on Four Foot Fotos. Can you share this around so I get some votes for a winner?

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Our Cute Face Competition entries are all in, and they are in my "Cute Face Competition, January 2017" photo It's way too hard for me to judge the cutest face here! I need some help!!! Just vote (comment) "FIRST", "SECOND" and "THIRD" against the photos of your choice at

Voting is open to EVERYONE, no matter where you are from. We'll let the votes run to midnight this Sunday, and see who wins. There are some great looking dogs here! Help me choose

Thanks from Steve & Four Foot Fotos!

P.S. I'll be running more competitions with prizes during the year, so stay tuned

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Ballarat Historical Portraits OPENING HOURS TODAY have been reduced due to the RED HOT SUMMER concert at the north gardens. We'll be open from 2:30pm to 4pm (instead of the usual 5pm). Hoping to see you there as you "make your date with history"! Ballarat Tramway Museum Red Hot Summer Tour - Ballarat SOLD OUT Ballarat, Victoria Visit Ballarat

I've just been to Barbarona vintage boutique, and I'm really impressed! It's a wonderful place full of tasteful, retro clothes and accessories. You can get a complete retro outfit here at a really reasonable price. It's also a great spot to hire from for a Ballarat Historical Portraits portrait session: and you can often hire a complete outfit for as little as $10! With Barbarona handy, there's no reason you can't look stunning for a Ballarat Historical Portraits session!

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You remember this little lady? Well she's now got her own Instagram account. You can find her as @trispenini, and her mum will most likely be open to more modelling work! You can contact mum via her Instagram page.
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Ballarat Historical Portraits updated their cover photo.
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Great fun today. I love the photo of the conductor aboard the tram restaurant. It's got so much character!!! The shot is nearly 7400 pixels wide, That's big enough for a HUGE poster! I should run one off for the museum

I'm enjoying being down at the Tramway Museum on Saturday afternoons, and I've got a special on for the first month. CHECK MY Ballarat Historical Portraits page for more details!

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Steve Barnes Photography, Ballarat added 4 new photos — at Ballarat Tramway Museum.

A wonderful time was had by all at the Ballarat Tramway Museum today. The horse drawn tram was out on the tramway taking a stretch at the far end near the wetla...nds. So many smiles! Here's a few of the pictures I took. More to process when I have time. Prints are available from my 'social shoots', just contact me!
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Be a Ballarat Historical Portraits model! Share us on social media, them come dressed amazingly for a portrait session and I'll BOOST YOUR PRINT to an A4 from A3 for just $5! That means you'll get a portrait session and an A4 print for just $30! This is a not to be repeated offer. I want beautiful photographs on social media to promote us, and I'm willing to give this massive discount if you're a Retro / Vintage fan and look the part. Call me (Steve) on 0423 311 839 to reserve a time slot at the Ballarat Tramway Museum or to book an alternate time or place for your amazing historical portrait.

We're all set for this afternoon at Ballarat Tramway Museum from 2:30pm to 5pm. Last week we had a gorgeous 1930s tram to shoot in. What will it be this week? Don't forget our special startup offer! Let's show off some of Ballarat's unique history and heritage and produce some beautiful photographic art together!
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Would you trust a Tram Conductor who looked like this? It's difficult to say, but we had to in the old days! Ian is actually a 'big machinery enthusiast' who used to work on huge marine engines, and he just loves the trams! He was really excited to have his portrait taken... or at least mostly excited - I caught him napping for a moment there (don't tell his friends [HINT])!
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