A graduate from the prestigious BA (Commercial Art Photography) degree course at RMIT University in 1999, I began by immersing myself in real life – photographing weddings every weekend for four years. These couples had children and I was invited back to capture their next milestone moments. I began travelling during this period and have now captured memories in family life in four continents. Whilst travelling I asked myself the question if I were to have an exhibition, what would I want to say? From there an earnest and ultimately successful pursuit of ‘my style’ began.
During the noughties I straddled the industry transition to digital photography, encountering many problems around digital photo management, creative expression and presentation solutions. I lead two photo groups in Melbourne and Berlin numbering almost 3000 members. I have seen these keen photographers encountering the same issues I experienced years before. I created The Camera Road Map which includes my book ‘Memories at your fingertips – organise your digital photos like a pro’ to help photo enthusiasts set themselves up for a lifetime of photography enjoyment.
My profile is growing as a real life photographer that focuses on creating beautiful images where the use of equipment is simply to support the creative process. I write regularly in my blog, teach workshops, have appeared on radio, at camera clubs and conferences.
Drawing on my professional experience as a photographer and educator, I offer three different workshops which can be tailored to suit the desired learning outcomes of your group at the creative and technical level that is appropriate for them. I can be booked for keynote presentations, conferences, expos, trade shows, clubs, schools and workplaces.
My educational workshops bring to life even the most dry of technical topics with the ultimate aim of seeing participants walk away feeling inspired and equipped with new knowledge that they can apply to their photography practice straight away so they never again miss the moments that matter most to them.Workshop #1 – From Capture to Create (Creativity; 1 hour) ‘From Capture to Create – how to express family personality and connection in a photo story’ is for participants that own a camera with full manual function (dSLR or mirrorless), who find themselves being asked to photograph a family event, milestone or portrait and don’t know how. We look at a client example as the final slideshow, then raise the hood on the whole shoot and analyse in-camera, editing and post-production decisions to form the whole collection.
Note that this ‘From Capture to Create’ workshop is one of several that can be drawn from any theme within the Your Camera, Your World creative camera course. Please just ask if you would like to tailor a creativity workshop for your group.
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