Offroad Images - About us


Photography in the outback is something that you really should experience for yourself. I don’t know whether it is the personality of the people or the land I love, but there is one thing for certain, It has an attraction that keeps dragging me back. Simply put, for what I do as a photographer, Outback Australia assists me to createso many diverse images through utilising its textures, colours and characteristics.


"The automotive scene requires images to portray vehicles or equipment in the world that they were designed for. Understanding how to make vehicles look good in this environment is a major part of ourbusiness. Making them look great is our enjoyment. Sometimes you need to push the boundaries of what thevehicle is actually capable of and what can be achieved by the lens...

but when its all set-up, and it just works... now thats an awesome feeling!”


- Michael Ellem ... Offroad Images

Offroad Images have been involved in photography for over 25 years. We have provided creative to clients and the magazines industry as a preferred supplier of photography toprimarily the automotive scene specialising in anything which has been designed to beused in the Outback.


We are committed to creating the best possible result from our creative and are always looking at utilising new technologies and creating new techniques to produce something better than yesterday.



Here are a few words from people we have worked with over the years………..





Just thought I would drop you a line about your photography workshop I recently attended at Eldee Station.


Over time, I researched many workshops before I laid out my hard earned cash and I’m extremely glad I chose your course for the following reasons


- I found that most workshops offered a set venue with a focus on one aspect of photography e.g. animals or buildings etc.


- Your workshop and the setting you chose at Eldee Station covered a wide variety of sceneries and different photography object d’art. From shooting the sunrise to shooting the sunset to shooting the milky way to farm machinery, sheds, animals and even a junk yardand everything in between.


- I certainly learnt a lot about my camera and am slowly putting these skills into practise and I haven’t had my camera on ‘auto’ since!


- I think the main thing that set your workshop apart from the rest was it was a total experience rather than a workshop. You made it feel like a holiday while still keeping us focused (excuse the pun) on the reason we were there.


- I would have no hesitation in recommending your workshop to others and already have done so.


Thanks again for the wonderful experience and look forward to using my skills and outgrowing my camera!


Paul Golding


To whom it may concern,


I have worked with Michael Ellem of Offroad Images for several years and he is without a doubt one of the most professional andcreative photographers that I know.


In fact, I was so impressed with Michael’s work on competing titles that I spent several months trying to convince him to work on oneof my magazines, 4X4 Australia, which he eventually agreed to do.


Michael soon became the primary photographer on 4X4 Australia and his work was of the highest possible standard – bothtechnically and creatively.


I now work with Michael regularly on shoots for Australian Motorcycle News and he has proven himself to be very adaptable andeffective.


Michael’s ability to capture images of all sorts has always impressed me, whether the subject matter is automotive, scenic, wildlife orcommercial.


I have no hesitation in recommending Michael. He truly is a unique and talented photographer who can supply the highest quality images in almost any format required. Importantly, Michael is easy to work with and a very trustworthy person.


Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss any aspects of Michael’s photography further.



Dean Mellor


Dean Mellor

Deputy Editor, AMCN

P 02 9263 9771

Hi Michael,


Just a quick note to say thanks again for all your efforts and support in the recent intermediate - advance photography workshopheld at Eldee station. The course had me half sold with its location alone and this certainly didn't disappoint. As I have a passion forpanoramic photography and outback scenery, I thought Eldee station was the perfect location for this.

I found the relaxed and flexible learning environment combine with a small group meant the various photography aspects coveredwere easily picked up and put into practise. I really enjoyed being able to experience firsthand some different types of equipmentavailable and believe that you covered most of the latest technologies out there today for both a budget photographer or anestablished professional. Unfortunately this now means I have a fairly expensive wish list.


Having brought my family with me I was a little worried they would get "bored" during the day while I was off taking photos. This definitely wasn't the case as they always felt included and even my teenage kids said how relaxing it was.


I felt that the course itself, the accommodation (which was fantastic) and all meals (which were also fantastic) was really good valuefor money and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this course and this location to anyone interested. Please pass on our thanksagain to Steve and Naomi for their wonderful hospitality.



Daniel Foschiatti

Nikon Ambassador



To whom it may concern;


There are photographers and there are photographers and over the years I have employed many to try to capture images to portraymy thoughts and visions for Sales and Marketing purposes in relation to the ever burgeoning off road industry.


After seeing Michael’s work of art in one of the ARB 4x4 Accessory Catalogues, and then working with him side by side in a media crew at the Australian Safari cemented in my mind that Michael had a rare talent and passion for photography.


When you are working on a project with Michael the day doesn’t start at 8am and finish at 5pm and come rain, hail or shine, Michael will work well into the darkness to complete any assigned task.


Offroad Images has a first class industry reputation and is certainly well sought after. Michael’s talents have led him to conquer capturing motorcycles, exotic boats and yachts and motorhomes – just to name a few. Now with his latest investment in equipmentand technology in Videography Michael’s Company has opened more avenues for our marketing campaign.


Michael’s commitment to achieving outstanding results with unrivalled customer satisfaction makes me feel comfortable to recommend his services to anyone, anywhere.



Mark Lacey


Minecorp Brisbane37 Murdoch Circuit, Acacia Ridge QLD 4110 AUSTRALIA

To whom it may concern,


I have worked with Michael Ellem in a professional capacity at 4X4 Australia magazine for seven years.


He has been our main photographer throughout this period – on the country’s premier four-wheel drive title.


His work has been of the highest quality (he has also worked for MOTOR and Wheels magazines, here at ACP) and his conduct during shoots has been totally professional in every regard. I would not hesitate to recommend Michael for any photographic or video workas he is known in the motoring publishing industry as one of the top professional photographers.


Thanks and Regards,

Justin Walker


Australian Geographic Outdoor & 4X4 Australia


02 9263 9772

Level 20, Civic Tower,

66-68 Goulburn St,Sydney NSW 2000