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.
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.