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James Nachtwey
Photojournalist

“I have been a witness, and these pictures are
my testimony. The events I have recorded should
not be forgotten and must not be repeated.”
-James Nachtwey-

There is a good chance that you will only ever get one opportunity to hear James Nachtwey speak, actually speak is the wrong word – inspire, move, captivate, would still be understatements. If you are a professional photographer, if you are truly passionate about photography, you can not afford to miss this presentation. We anticipate this years’ Event will sell out as we have limited seating. Don’t be the one to miss out on hearing and seeing this remarkable man.

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Jen & Steve Bebb
Wedding

Steve and Jen shot to international fame in 2007 when American Photo named them two of the Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World. Their 7 year journey to overnight success led them to a place where they were ready to embrace the challenges of raising a family, running a business, creating consistently, and educating others.
To Steve and Jen, life is a progressive journey with obstacles and successes scattered throughout. Passionate about everything they do, these two embrace life as though each day counts, more than the one before. And despite all their professional accomplishments and accolades, their proudest project to date is the two boys they are raising to be men. They truly believe in leading by example and always being the very best you can be.
Based in Vancouver, Canada this remarkable couple will share their skills in creating a work flow that does not impede their family life and at the same time building a reputation as innovators.

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Vincent Laforet
Advertising – Fusion – HDSLR Video

Three-time winner at the prestigious 2010 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, Vincent is a director and Pulitzer Prize–winning photographer who is known for his forward-thinking approach to image-making and storytelling. One of the first commercial photographers to see the potential of HDSLR, Vincent is considered a pioneer both for his innovative tiltshift and aerial photography and in the field of HD-capable DSLR cameras. In fact, his short film Reverie, the first 1080p video shot with a still camera, was seen more than 2 million times on the first week of its release in 2009.

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Steve Parish
Publishing- Nature

With a career spanning 40 years, Steve was one of the most successful photographers and publishers in Australia. At its height, his business turned over $15 million per annum with more the 30 million product sales in the company history and employed 125 people.

This is the first time Steve will have comprehensively shared his insights into the publishing industry and its many facets from concept to store. Today, the traditional publishing process world wide is rapidly changing, in this talk he will share his insights into the future of what is now a fast evolving digital platform. He is a colourful speaker and he guarantees to inspire, enlighten and entertain as he shares his insight into work / life balance.

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Peter Eastway
Landscape – Fine Art

Grand Master of Photography, a Fellow and an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography, and an Honorary Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography. He won the 1996 and 1998 AIPP Australian Professional Photographer of the Year Award.
More recently he won the 2009 Kodak Award of Distinction at  international WPPI Print Competition held in Las Vegas, USA; and the AIPP NSW Professional Photographer of the Year 2010. Peter’s early landscapes were primarily black and white, carefully printed and toned, but with the advent of digital photography, he is taking a leading role internationally, creating a New Tradition of high quality landscape imagery.

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Alexia Sinclair
Fine Art- Commercial

Alexia Sinclair is an award-winning Australian Fine Art photographer and digital artist. Her work has toured Australia through the Australian Centre for Photography, been shown in the Archibald at Art Gallery of NSW and the National Portrait Prize exhibition at National Portrait Gallery, featured on national television and has been presented at major festivals in China and France. Alexia lives and works in Sydney and also undertakes projects in Australasia and USA.
An artist equally at home in the museum or on the pages of a magazine, Alexia Sinclair also applies her extensive skills and signature style in highly polished campaigns in the commercial arena for clients such as American Express, Canon, Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire, NAB, Opera New Zealand and Qantas. Her image ‘Macbeth’ was selected by the international design magazine Graphis as one of the world’s top 100 photographs in 2011.

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Laurel Papworth
Social Media
Laurel is recognised as Australia’s leading authority and consultant on social media and is 1 of only 3 Australians on the global, Forbes ‘Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers.
With all of its benefits and pitfalls, Laurel will explain how to maximise the power of social media to boost your marketing advantage and avoid issues that can damage reputation.See more about Laurel

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Mark Galer
Photoshop – Post production

Mark Galer is a Senior Lecturer on the BA Photography course at RMIT University as well as an Adobe Ambassador for Photoshop in the Asia/Pacific region. He has published 17 photography titles for the International publisher Focal Press. His books have been translated into 7 languages including Chinese and Russian and have been adopted widely across Europe and the USA as curriculum texts for aspiring commercial photographers. Mark Galer’s best selling Photoshop Essential Skills title is the back-bone of the Digital Imaging subjects at RMIT University.

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Sean Paul Moss
Time Lapse

Seán ”Mossy” Moss  is well respected for his Camera operating style and advanced technical knowledge which led to the key involvement in the ”Amazing Everyday” Hyundai i30 TVC car campaigns, which were filmed entirely in time-lapse! The 5 individual TVC commercials shot all around the globe created huge interest in the Film+photographic industry winning Gold awards for the creative cinematography. Being a Time-lapse fanatic, coupled with his passion for Architectural photography and love of video editing has lead him to produce mesmerising Time-lapse construction Videos using motion control dolly Time-lapse techniques for major Infrastructure, Construction and Property Development.

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Vicki Bell
Portrait – Fine Art

As an award winning portrait photographer, Vicki Bell is honoured
to document people’s lives through her vision and through her lens. Vicki’s passion lies in immortalising the transient moments that people share. Her skill is the ability to use her imagination to visualise and create unique Fine Art portraits.

Her work soulfully captures the essence of her subjects and the woven relationships between families and friends. Her photographs are a celebration of love & life.

“I have a love of ‘childhood’ in all its imagination and I create memories that have never existed. I aim to present a delicate dreamscape with a harmony of tone, texture and colour. All these elements come together to gift a story that the viewer can personalize and interpret.”

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Marcus Bell
Wedding

Marcus Bell is the owner and principal photographer of Studio Impressions Photography. Based in Brisbane Australia, Marcus has been photographing weddings for over a decade.

His emotive, photojournalistic style is sought after by brides and wedding professionals all over the world.

Also known for his portrait, landscape and art photography, Marcus has achieved the level of Master of Photography with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) not once,
but four times within his career.
He is one of Australia’s most highly awarded wedding photographers.

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David & Clare Oliver
Portrait – Wedding

As a Grand Master and Fellow of the AIPP David Oliver has more accolades than just about any photographer in Australia and can turn his hand to any genre of photography with incredible skill.

As a daughter, Clare has learnt from her father and managed to develop her own style with equal skill, this incredible father daughter team will show two sides to their joint presentations that will strike a chord with every delegate.

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Conor Ashleigh
Documentary

When Robert Mc Farlane and Jackie Dean both recommended we consider Conor as a speaker this year we had to have a closer look at this amazing emerging photographer.

Conor Ashleigh’s passion for social justice was ignited at the age of 16 when he spent time volunteering in a school for students who were crippled from landmines one of the brutal legacies of the Khmer Rouge regime. Today Conor regularly works on international assignments for NGO’s as well as commissioned projects for a range of clients in Australia

 

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Ian van der Wolde
Capture one Workflow – Commercial

Ian is a Melbourne based generalist commercial photographer who
lives by the motto “variety is the spice of life”. Working in many genres of commercial photography, Ian is as at home shooting food in the studio as he is hanging out of a helicopter shooting aerials. Ian has over 30 years industry experience and is even more passionate about his photography today than he was when he started.

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Urs Buhlamn
Advertising

Urs is one of the most in demand Advertising photographers both in Australia and overseas. He has been a professional photographer for 30 years, specializing in advertising, automotive and location/landscape commissions. The last three and a half years specializing in CGI environments both commissioned and stock for 3D automotive use. He belongs to 3 stock libraries and is known for his abrupt left of field thinking.

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Mike Langford
Commercial – Resort

Mike Langford is a master and fellow of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography, Photographer of the year 2006. A master fellow and honorary fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography and current President of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography. With 25 years experience as an International Professional Photographer, he has also lectured and given workshops to professional photographers internationally for twenty years and has been an International Awards judge for 18 years. 

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Julian Walker
Wedding portrait studio management

One of Australia’s most experienced and successful photographers, both in creating artistic photographs & in the art of the photographic business.
Julian employes 9 full time staff over 2 established studios consistently photographing 100 weddings a year for 18 years & over 800 portraits per year.
With a passion for the business side as well as the artistic side, Julian has led StudioMax & StudioDiva to enjoy such incredible success by following reliable production systems, shooting strategies & marketing techniques

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Peter Adams
Portrait

‘80% camera, 20% Photoshop’

“I refuse to spend my life glued to a computer screen, constructing images. Why would I? I would rather spend quality time with my family, or relax with a friend over a cup of coffee and good conversation at a local bistro, or visit an art gallery or the opera, or build a Windsor chair – or even take a moment to select a silly hat?”

Peter Adams, photographer, sculptor, author and publisher explains how he has created his photographs “in the camera” and used post production over the past 50 years.

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Tim Bauer
Commercial – Lighting

As a child there were two things about Tim Bauer that to this day have never changed.  He is the original nosey guy and always has his camera in hand.  Tim’s love of photography gave him the excuse he greatly desired to open every door and peek inside.
Tim has enjoyed enormous success in all areas of photography from corporate, photojournalism, fashion and advertising.
He has travelled to France, USA, India and Thailand for jobs and looks forward to setting up a huge retrospective exhibition and book to be completed within the next 12 months.

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Justin Ealand
Wedding – Rural

Lifestyle is important to Justin he moved his family to country NSW 10 years ago and established a home and Bushturckey Studios in the hills near Murwillumbah, a small country town in the Tweed Valley.
Today Justin and his wife employ 2 photographers and a post production assistant, they shoot 80 weddings a year and work both internationally and nationally using the power of social media and referral. He lives the dream and has proven success lays in talent not location.

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Clinton Harn
HDSLR Audio

Clinton Harn is a producer, filmmaker, session musician, drummer and recording engineer. His involvement in tertiary education has spanned the last 15 years and includes film making & audio recording.

As Fusion and HDSL becomes a growing part of the skill sets we require Clinton will explain the techniques and equipment required to compliment our Visual skills.

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Delwyn Everard
Legal

Delwyn Everard is a Senior Solicitor at the Arts Law Centre of Australia and a trained mediator.

With expertise in copyright and IP Delwyn is passionate about equipping artists with the skills and knowledge to understand their rights and negotiate a fair reward for their creative endeavors.

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Martin Grunstein
Marketing

Martin Grunstein studied Psychology and Marketing at University of N.S.W. He spent four years in sales and marketing with Colgate-Palmolive before setting up SUCCESS COMMUNICATIONS in 1985.

Martin doesn’t hype people up, he teaches techniques and how to apply them to your business in the areas of professional attitude to business; understanding the ego of your customer; and how to generate the repeat and referral business that keeps your bottom line healthy.

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Dr Les Walkling
Colour Management

Dr Les Walkling is an artist, educator and consultant. His work is in many public collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra and The National Gallery of Victoria. Les is the former Program Director of Media Arts at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, and Senior Research Fellow and Australian Research Council Discovery Project grant recipient in the School of Art. He also conducts regular digital imaging courses through the Centre for Contemporary Photography, and presents his research at industry conferences, seminars and festivals as an artist and digital imaging and colour management consultant.

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Matt & Katie Ebenezer
Wedding/Portrait

Matt and Katie have a business plan they have been refining for the past 5 years. Based in Toowoowmba, Qld they have developed their skills in marketing and sales to a point that they now control their lifestyle. For Matt and Katie success lays beyond the camera- having the right systems in place, a website that drives enquiries and a unique way of converting those enquiries to bookings have given them the perfect work life balance

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