We are currently finalising the selection process with Peter Eastway our Head Judge for the Awards. We are very please to welcome William Long to the elevated position of Head Judge beside Peter. William has been a valuable and insight member of the judging panel since the awards beagan. Our head judges bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Competition.

The Integrity of the Judging The Integrity of the competition is of paramount importance to us and strict measures have been put in place to protect the integrity and security of the competition...more

Head Judge
Peter Eastway
G. M. Photog., Hon. FAIPP, Hon. FNZIPP, FAIPP
Better Photography Magazine
Peter Eastway is an Australian professional photographer who works in landscape, travel, portrait and advertising. He is also the publisher of Better Photography magazine and co-publisher of Better Digital Camera and Better Photoshop Techniques magazine. He has won the AIPP Australian Professional Photographer of the Year Award twice and many national and international awards. He is also an international photography judge....
http://www.betterphotography.com


Head Judge
William Long
M. Photog IV, MNZIPP, FBIPP, FRPS
Longshots
Ilford Master, Eizo Ambassador, Member of the United Nations International Photographic Council 2013 AIPP Australian Commercial Photographer of the Year 2013 AIPP Queensland Commercial Photographer of the Year Australian Photographer, Speaker and Educator, William Long is regarded as one of Australia's most awarded photographers. Receiving numerous major photographic prizes and honours both nationally and internationally, the most recent being "2013 AIPP Australian Professional Commercial Photographer of the Year", previously,"Quadr...
http://longshots.com.au





The 2013 Judging Panel.

We are now assembling an international panel of judges from the professional photography industry to judge the 2012 Awards. The judges list will continue to unfold over the coming weeks.

We are very excited about having a more diverse mix of photography styles and a more even male to female mix of judges for this years event.
Alycia Alvarez
With studios in both Dallas, TX and Tampa, FL, Alycia is an Internationally Award winning portrait photographer, who specializes in babies and children. She enjoys traveling all over the country sharing with and educating other photographers. In addition, Alycia’s work can be seen in many publications, including Rangefinder, Professional Photographer and a feature spread in the book, Professional Children’s Portrait Photography

Website: http://www.alyciaalvarezphotography.com


Alycia Alvarez
Alycia Alvarez Photography
United States


Bob Coates
Master., Cr., CPP, AZPPA Top Ten 13 of 14 years. Kodak Gallery and Fuji Masterpiece Awards, PPA Loan
Bob Coates is a successful photographer based in Sedona, Arizona. In addition, he's an author of photography books and magazine articles, educator and speaker. Bob is constantly looking to serve the photography profession and help fellow photographers grow their image making and business skills. Check out his fine art photography at http://1-bob-coates.artistwebsites.com and commercial work at http://bcphotography.com

Website: http://successful-photographer.com


Bob Coates
Master., Cr., CPP, AZPPA Top Ten 13 of 14 years. Kodak Gallery and Fuji Masterpiece Awards, PPA Loan
Bob Coates Photography, Inc.
United States


Kaye Davis
Grand Master of NZIPP, MAIPP, MCGD
NZ Professional Photographer of the Year 2013
NZ Creative Photographer of the Year 2013
Australian Illustrative Photographer of the Year 2013


Website: http://www.kayedavisphoto.co.nz


Kaye Davis
Grand Master of NZIPP, MAIPP, MCGD
Kaye Davis Photography
New Zealand


Pieter de Ras


Website: http://www.photoderas.co.za


Pieter de Ras
South Africa


Jacqui Dean
AIPP GM, NZIPP Master


Website: http://www.deanphotographics.com.au


Jacqui Dean
AIPP GM, NZIPP Master
Dean Photographics
Australia


Robert Earp
BA Fine Art Photography

Robert Earp is an international award-winning photographer with over 20 years of experience in capturing a full spectrum of people, products and places.

Technical proficiency and an eye for creating the aspirational define Rob’s ever-evolving aesthetic. An active citizen within a worldwide photographic scene, Rob uses global standards as a barometer for perfecting his own work. He slavishly adheres to the philosophy that a photographer is only as good as his/her last assignment.

Having honed his craft as a student of the ‘film era’ in the ‘80s, a young Rob found himself exhibited in the National Gallery of Victoria (Australia) with a shot from only his third roll of film. Since then, he has taken this natural intuition and nurtured it to professional advantage, constantly hitting briefs on the 5th, 6th or 7th frame and editing on-the-fly for greater efficiency in post.

As owner of GLOW STUDIOS in inner city Melbourne and a former partner in a boutique advertising agency (FUSE ADVERTISING), Rob draws from a cache of photographic expertise and familiarity with advertising industry processes from go to whoa – pre-production, account management, creative and post-production. This knowledge allows him to work both efficiently and effectively.

As equally invested in each project as Rob, his clients understand that a powerful big picture comes created in the details. To partner with Rob is to capitalise on possibility, and to do so without compromise and cutting corners.

Rob continues to win accolades in photographic competitions across the world. For more information, visit the AWARDS & MEDIA section of this website.



Website: http://www.RobertEarp.com


Robert Earp
BA Fine Art Photography
Robert Earp Photographer
Australia


Peter Eastway



Peter Eastway
Australia


Jose Luis Guardia Peinado
MQEP, FMPA, FIPPA, AEPA
Jose Luis is the only photographer who has been chosen Photographer of the Year in Europe and in the United States.
In 2009 the Federation of European Photographers (FEP), chosen him as the European Social Photographer of the Year, (Wedding Photographer of the Year in Europe), and months later was elected European Professional Photographer of the Year, (best photographer from Europe).

In 2011 he was chosen in Las Vegas, Photographer of the Year, by the WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographer International), as recognition of his international career, and in 2012 he received in New Orleans, the Platinum Medal of the PPA (Professional Photographer of America), for his photographic feats.

Amongst the principal international awards received, he stood out for being the winner in Wedding, with the First and Third position, the "International Aperture Awards 2010", in Australia. Winner of the National Award in the United States, in Wedding, "Grand Imaging Awards 2012" of PPA, also being placed First and Third. Winner of the National Award of Ireland, "IPPA National Awards 2012", and Best Contemporary Wedding Portfolio International, and Best Single Image Contemporary Wedding International. Also, was awarded with the prestigious National Award of United Kingdom, BIPP Professional Awards 2012, in Architecture and in Illustrative, receiving the Gold Award of The British Institute of Professional Photography.

Jose Luis has been winner for four consecutive years in European Wedding Photographer of the Year.
Recently, he has been elected as FEP European Commercial Photographer of the Year, like prize to his work in architectural photography.

Jose Luis is Grand Master Photographer of Europe, Master QEP, by the Federation of the European Photographers, Fellowship by the Master Photographers Association of the United Kingdom, Fellowship by the Irish Professional Photographer Association, from Ireland, besides other international qualifications.


Website: http://www.xpressioninternational.com


Jose Luis Guardia Peinado
MQEP, FMPA, FIPPA, AEPA
Xpression International
Spain


Jose Luis Guardia Vazquez
MQEP-FMPA-FIPPA-AEPA
His huge passion for photography, has taken him to being one of the biggest photographers of the international outlook. With only 29 years of age, this young Spanish photographer, has been awarded in four continents and winner of some of the most prestigious photographic competitions in the world.

In 2011, the international association MPA, with headquarters in the United Kingdom, chose him as the International Master Photographer of the Year, one of the most important awards in the world of photographic industry. Likewise in Newcastle, United Kingdom, MPA granted him four Grand Awards for the quality of his images: European Portfolio of the Year, Overseas Commercial Photographer of the Year, Overseas Wedding Photographer of the Year, and Overseas Best Image of the Year, winning likewise lots of other awards standing out, Landscape and Travel Photographer of the Year, and, Contemporary Wedding Photographer of the Year.

Jose Luis, is chosen in the United States, Photographer of the Year, by the WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographer International), recognizing his amazing international career and has been the winner of multiple 1st place awards in Wedding and Architecture, in the competition 16X20 that took place in Las Vegas and in the International Photographic Competition, in Los Angeles.

He has been a winner of Wedding and of Commercial, of the Fiof Professional Award 2012 and 2011, celebrated in Orvieto, Italy, where it has been taking place for the last 3 consecutive years, obtaining the Gold Award for his images, likewise in the Federation of European Photographers (FEP), where he also obtained the Gold Award, in 2009, 2010 and 2011, and recently, has been recognized as European Commercial Bronze Camera 2011.

Jose Luis has obtained grand international recognition, in diverse categories, like placing 2nd in Wedding, in the National Awards of the United States, Grand Imaging Awards 2011, and TOP 10 in Commercial in 2012, of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), likewise the 2nd place in Wedding, in the International Photography Award, in New York or the TOP 10 in photojournalism by the American Association ISPWP.

He has also been a winner of the Spanish National Photography Award of 2011, GOLD LUX in Nature and Landscape and GOLD LUX in Architecture 2012 , a category in which the International Aperture Award of Australia, was given the Gold Award. He was the winner of the Best International Bridal Portfolio, in the National Photography Awards of Ireland, IPPA National Awards 2012, where he was also awarded numerous Diamond Awards and Gold Awards in Architecture and Wedding. Likewise, winner of the National Award of United Kingdom 2012, in Architecture, with the Silver Award from the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP). Recently he has been awarded by the AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography) with three gold medals (one of them with distinction) and with the title of "AIPP Australian Highest Scoring Monochrome Print of the Year 2012" and the American association PPA (Professional Photographer of America) as Photographer of the Year Diamond 2012.

Website: http://www.xpressioninternational.com


Jose Luis Guardia Vazquez
MQEP-FMPA-FIPPA-AEPA
Xpression International
Spain


Kevin Jairaj
In just a few short years, Kevin Jairaj has not only become one of the most sought after photographers in the USA, but also worldwide. Kevin is known for his dramatic use of lighting and color and his ability to create some of the most stunning artistry for his clients.
He has been commissioned to shoot weddings and events in London, Hawaii, Trinidad and Tobago, The Bahamas, Mexico, Jamaica, Anguilla, and Aruba in addition to the many weddings he shoots in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area and the rest of the USA. Kevin is also a favorite among the celebrity crowd and has shot weddings and events for many musicians, actors, and famous athletes.

Kevin has also won Numerous 1st Place Awards in the very prestigious WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) 16×20 and 8×10 print competitions in addition to having several prints selected in the PPA Loan collection. He was also named a 2008 Top Knots of Wedding Photography by the very well respected Photo District News magazine and his work has been published in countless books and magazines such as Men's Health, Photo District News, American Photo, Rangefinder, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, TV Guide, Men's Journal, The Sporting News, Destination Weddings, and ESPN the Magazine, just to name a few. Kevin has been commissioned by USA TODAY to take portraits of key members of the USA Summer and Winter Olympic Teams and has also had a recurring role in the Hit Discovery Channel Show "Fast N Loud."

Kevin currently also shoots professional and college sports for USA Today Sports Images.


Website: http://www.kjimages.com


Kevin Jairaj
KJImages
United States


Raymond Kam



Raymond Kam
Hong Kong


Chris Lalonde


Website: http://www.photoluxstudio.com


Chris Lalonde
Photolux
Canada


William Long
M. Photog IV, MNZIPP, FBIPP, FRPS
Ilford Master, Eizo Ambassador,
Member of the United Nations International Photographic Council


2013 AIPP Australian Commercial Photographer of the Year
2013 AIPP Queensland Commercial Photographer of the Year

Australian Photographer, Speaker and Educator, William Long is regarded as one of Australia's most awarded photographers. Receiving numerous major photographic prizes and honours both nationally and internationally, the most recent being "2013 AIPP Australian Professional Commercial Photographer of the Year", previously,"Quadruple Gold Bar – AIPP Master of Photography", "Queensland Professional Photographer of the year" and "British Portrait Photographer of the year". William was equally delighted when he received recognition for his excellence in Photography with a Fellowship by the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) and then again with his Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society (RPS ).

Born in Rochford Essex, William trained as a professional classical ballet dancer from the tender age of 6 and by his thirties was touring the worlds stage as a principal dancer with a major classical ballet company, The Scottish Ballet. It was William’s disciplined lifestyle combined with his ability to clearly understand composition, emotion and his gift for bringing a story to life, that saw him easily build on his other passion of Photography after a crippling back injury suddenly brought his ballet profession to an end. His innovative collection of work now, not only encompasses the technical diversity of dance, but has seen him build on this to establish himself as a well accomplished artist in all photographic genres.

As a result of William’s extraordinary skill, attention to detail and talent for creating consistently astounding imagery, his multifaceted photography career has seen him not only granted Commercial, Illustrative and Portrait photographer of the year several times over, but has also seen him regarded as a top 5 UK Dance photographer and a top 5 Australian Architectural photographer, (re CaptureMagazine).

Williams illustrious career has spanned almost 4 decades and has seen him rise to the pinnacle of the industry, gracing the pages of hundreds of publications internationally including THE NEW YORK TIMES, SOUTH CHINA NEWS and TIME magazine.

As an internationally recognised speaker, William has spoken professionally all over the world for the past 17 years and continues to use his talent to educate, guide and inspire other photographers at every level both locally and worldwide though his mentoring programs, workshops and online groups.


Website: http://longshots.com.au


William Long
M. Photog IV, MNZIPP, FBIPP, FRPS
Longshots
Australia


Ray Lowe
HonFBIPP, HonFMPS, FRPS, MCrPPA, QEP
Just been awarded a lifetime achievement award (rarely given) in the UK for outstanding work in the Photographic Industry, as a director of the MPA he is now helping this organisation to grow Phoenix like from the embers of near collapse.
The only photographer in the UK to hold 2 Honorary Fellowships for his unique work.
A judge of this years UK national awards.

Website: http://www.raylowestudios.co.uk


Ray Lowe
HonFBIPP, HonFMPS, FRPS, MCrPPA, QEP
Ray Lowe Studios
United Kingdom


Annika Metsla


Website: http://www.annikametsla.com


Annika Metsla


Dennis Orchard
WPPI Lifetime Achievement Award , SWPP Masters Award UK.
Dennis Orchard FSWPP ABIPP ALPE AMPA Cr.SWPP

Based in London, UK, Dennis has judged in the 16x20 Print Competition at WPPI for the last 11 years.
During that time he has taken 2 First Place, 1 Second Place and 3 Third Place Category Awards. He holds the highest Accolade (Accolade of Lifetime Photographic Excellence)
His WPPI awards include a Grand Award for Wedding Photojournalism and in 2006 he received WPPI’s highest honour, the Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions to photography.
Dennis has also been UK Wedding Photographer of the Year twice and also UK Pet Photographer of the Year
He currently chairs the judging panel for the British National Awards and the European Nikon Baltic Awards as well as judging The Lupe Awards and Creative Asia Awards. In 2012 he was Chairman of Portraiture for WPPI 16x20 Print Competition
Dennis is a Fellow of Europe’s foremost Photographic organisation, The Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers. UK
Dennis also has a sense of humour. Most important if you are a wedding photographer!



Website: http://www.dennisorchard.com


Dennis Orchard
WPPI Lifetime Achievement Award , SWPP Masters Award UK.
Photo D
United Kingdom


Louis Pang
Louis Pang ranks amongst one of Asia’s top wedding photographers. He has won ten Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) awards* in USA between 2007-2011 and holds the unequal record of OFFICE being the only Asian on WPPI winners list for five consecutive years.

His photo "Standing Tall" graced the cover of Wedding Photographers PHONE Handbook by Bill Hurter, published by Amherst Media.

Louis Pang is an internationally sought after photographer and speaker. He is a the first Asia-based photographer to speak and judge at Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) convention, the world’s largest wedding photography conference held annually at Las Vegas, USA. He has been a featured speaker for Nikon, Asukabook, Epson, Lastolite, Profoto and Think Tank Photo.

Website: http://louispang.com


Louis Pang
LP Photography
Malaysia


Tom Putt
AAIPP
Tom Putt is part of the new generation of panoramic landscape photographers. Passionate and wildly enthusiastic about his photography, Tom has spent the last 12 years exploring all parts of Australia to photographing panoramic images.

Tom first feel in love with photography at age 13. He photographed wildlife as an amateur before leaving university to pursue a career in sports photography. In 1998, Tom's photographic ability was recognized by Australia's leading sports photography agency, Sport the Library. He covered over 300 events in a three-year period with the Library, including the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Tom's passion has always been in panoramic landscape photography. His first photoshoot as a landscape photographer was walking the Overland Track for the first time in 1997. Since then, Tom has travelled extensively across Australia and New Zealand photographing landscapes in panoramic format.

An Associate of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), Tom has won over 40 Gold and Silver Awards in National and State Finals. In 2005, he was the only Australian to be Highly Commended in the world's most prestigious wildlife photogaphic competition, the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Tom's unique panoramic stock images are proudly represented by Australia's leading stock photography library, Photolibrary.com – phone 1800 804 396.

For more information on Tom, his books and to purchase his work, go to www.tomputt.com


PHOTOGRAPHIC BIOGRAPHY

1996 WTC Ironman Triathlon World Championships, Hawaii, USA
1997 WTC Ironman Triathlon World Championships, Hawaii, USA
1997 ITU World Triathlon Championships, Perth, Australia
1997 Australian Ironman Triathlon, New South Wales, Australia
1998 VRC Melbourne Cup, Australia
1998 FINA Swimming World Championships, Perth, Australia
1998 Australian Ironman Triathlon, New South Wales, Australia
1999 VRC Melbourne Cup, Australia
1999 Australian Ironman Triathlon, New South Wales, Australia
2000 IOC Sydney Olympics, Australia
2000 IPC Sydney Paralympics, Australia
2000 Australian Tennis Open, Melbourne, Australia
2000 VRC Melbourne Cup, Australia
2000 Australian Ironman Triathlon, New South Wales, Australia
2001 Official Athletics Australia Photographer, IAAF Athletics World Championships, Edmonton, Canada
2001 Official Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) Photographer, East Asian Games, Osaka, Japan
2001 Australian Tennis Open, Melbourne, Australia
2001 National Rugby League (NRL) Grand Final, Olympic Stadium, Sydney, Australia
2001 Official Photographer, National Basketball League (NBL) Grand Final, Australia
2001 WTC Ironman Triathlon World Championships, Hawaii, USA
2001 ITU World Triathlon Championships, Perth, Australia
2001 Australian Ironman Triathlon, New South Wales, Australia
2003 AIPP Australian Photographer of the Year Awards - 4 Silver Awards
2004 AIPP Australian Photographer of the Year Awards - 1 Silver Award
2004 UCI World Track Cycling Championships, Melbourne, Australia
2005 AIPP Australian Photographer of the Year Awards - 2 Silver Awards
2005 BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award, Highly Commended
2006 AIPP Australian Photographer of the Year Awards - 4 Silver Awards
2006 Highest scoring Portrait Print, AIPP Victorian Photographer of the Year Awards (VPPY)
2006 Publisher of the 'Kids of Bayside' Book
2007 Highest scoring print by a Member, AIPP Victorian Photographer of the Year Awards (VPPY)
2007 Official Panoramic Photographer, AFL Grand Final, Melbourne, Australia
2007 Publisher of the 'Kids of Bayside' Book
2008 Keynote Speaker, AIPP Hair of the Dog, Brisbane, Australia
2008 AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA) judge
2008 AIPP Western Australia Professional Photography Awards (WAPPA) judge
2008 AIPP Fuji Breakaway Keynote Speaker, Victoria, Australia
2008 Publisher of the 'Kids of Bayside' Book
2009 AIPP Tasmania Photography Awards (TPPY) judge
2009 AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA) judge
2009 Publisher of the dog book 'WOOF!'
2010 Publisher of the 'Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park' book
2010 Publisher of the 'Routeburn Track' book
2010 Publisher of the 'Milford Track' book
2010 AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA) judge
2010 AIPP Victorian Professional Photography Awards (VPPY) judge
2010 Highest Scoring print by an Associate, AIPP Victorian Professional Photography Awards (VPPY)
2010 Runner Up in the Landscape Category, AIPP Victorian Professional Photography Awards (VPPY)
2010 Runner Up in the Illustrative Category, AIPP Victorian Professional Photography Awards (VPPY)
2010 Highest Scoring Print in the Illustrative Category, AIPP Victorian Professional Photography Awards (VPPY)
2010 Publisher of the dog book 'WOOF!2 Paws & All'
2010 International Judge, Epson Pano Awards
2010 AIPP Australian Photographer of the Year Awards - 2 Silver Distinctions, 1 Silver Award
2010 International Judge, Landscape 500 competition
2011 AIPP NSW Professional Photography Awards judge
2011 AIPP Victorian Professional Photography Awards (VPPY) judge
2011 AIPP Victorian Professional Photography Awards - 7 silver awards
2011 Runner Up Travel Category, AIPP Victorian Professional Photography Awards
2011 AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA) judge
2011 AIPP Australian Photographer of the Year Awards - 5 Silver Awards
2011 Publisher of the dog book 'WOOF!3 It's a Dog's Life'
2011 International Judge, Epson Pano Awards

Website: http://www.tomputt.com


Tom Putt
AAIPP
Australia


Antonio Ranieri
2011 / 2012 NSW Landscape Photographer of the year.

Website: http://www.aranieriimages.com.au


Antonio Ranieri
Australia


Maria Tsoli
Contemporary Photographer of the Year 2008 by SWPP
International Wedding and Portraiture Photographer
ASWPP


Website: http://www.studiotsolis.com


Maria Tsoli
Contemporary Photographer of the Year 2008 by SWPP
Studio Tsolis
Greece


Bella West



Bella West
United Kingdom


Dean West


Website: http://www.deanwest.com


Dean West
Dean West
Canada








The 2012 Judging Panel.

We are now assembling an international panel of judges from the professional photography industry to judge the 2012 Awards. The judges list will continue to unfold over the coming weeks.

We are very excited about having a more diverse mix of photography styles and a more even male to female mix of judges for this years event.
Adam Alex
I am a photographer, father, son and brother to a great family that mean the world to me. Photography is my passion and i like to see it being used in its strongest sense of visual language.

Website: http://www.adamalex.com


Adam Alex
Adam Alex
United Kingdom


Alycia Alvarez
With studios in both Dallas, TX and Tampa, FL, Alycia is an Internationally Award winning portrait photographer, who has specialized in babies and children since 2001. In addition, Alycia’s work can be seen in many publications, including Rangefinder, Professional Photographer Magazine and a feature spread in the book Professional Children’s Portrait Photography. For every picture taken, a moment in time is remembered. Alycia's objective with each person she photographs is to create an image that will reveal something truly unique about the individual...sharing a little bit of "who" they are, instead of just "what" they looked like. Capturing true and genuine personality is Alycia's passion. Her style relies very little on props to uncover the true essence of her subjects and the many aspects of their character. Her goal is to create portraits that are not only loved and cherished by friends and family, but to create works of art that make complete strangers stop and admire.

Website: http://www.alyciaalvarezphotography.com


Alycia Alvarez
Alycia Alvarez Photography
United States


Bob Coates
Master Craftsman Certified Professional Photographer
Based in beautiful Sedona, Arizona, USA, Bob is a photographer, author, educator and artist. He is a returning International Loupe Awards judge and judges other competitions at the National and International level. Bob Has written many articles on Photography in Professional magazines like Rangefinder, Professional Photographer, AfterCapture and other magazines along with two books and a second edition published by Amherst Media. He speaks on photography, marketing and creating photographic art and has presented from Hawaii to the Virgin Islands.

Website: http://bcphotography.com/wp


Bob Coates
Master Craftsman Certified Professional Photographer
Bob coates Photography, Inc.
United States


Pieter de Ras
Fellowship( Still Life) and Honorary Fellowship with The Professional photographers of Southern Afri
Pieter is the past President of the Professional photographers of Southern Africa. Specialities include Architectural Interiors and Exteriors, as well as Creative Still Life Photography. Still Active with Industrial as well as Advertising, and Corporate Portraits

Website: http://www.photoderas.co.za , www.designview.co.za


Pieter de Ras
Fellowship( Still Life) and Honorary Fellowship with The Professional photographers of Southern Afri
PIETER DE RAS PHOTOGRAPHY
South Africa


Robert Earp
http://www.fusefoto.com.au
Rob Earp is an international award-winning photographer possessing 21 years of experience in capturing a full spectrum of people, products and places.
Technical proficiency and an eye for creating the aspirational define Rob’s ever-evolving aesthetic. An active citizen within a worldwide photographic scene, Rob uses global standards as a barometer for perfecting his own work. He slavishly adheres to the philosophy that a photographer is only as good as his/her last assignment.
Having honed his craft as a student of the ‘film era’ in the ‘80s, a young Rob found himself exhibited in the National Gallery of Victoria (Australia) with a shot from only his third roll of film. Since then, he has taken this natural intuition and nurtured it to professional advantage, constantly hitting briefs on the 5th, 6th or 7th frame and editing on-the-fly for greater efficiency in post.
As owner of Glow Studios in inner city Melbourne and a former partner in a boutique advertising agency ( fuse advertising ), Rob draws from a cache of photographic expertise and familiarity with advertising industry processes from go to whoa – pre-production, account management, creative and post-production. This knowledge allows him to work both efficiently and effectively.
As equally invested in each project as Rob, his clients understand that a powerful big picture comes created in the details. To partner with Rob is to capitalise on possibility, and to do so without compromise and cutting corners.
Rob continues to win accolades in photographic competitions across the world.


Website: http://www.fusefoto.com.au


Robert Earp
http://www.fusefoto.com.au
Glow Studios/fusefoto
Australia


Peter Eastway
G. M. Photog., Hon. FAIPP, Hon. FNZIPP, FAIPP
Peter Eastway is an Australian professional photographer who works in landscape, travel, portrait and advertising. He is also the publisher of Better Photography magazine and co-publisher of Better Digital Camera and Better Photoshop Techniques magazine. He has won the AIPP Australian Professional Photographer of the Year Award twice and many national and international awards. He is also an international photography judge.

Website: http://www.betterphotography.com


Peter Eastway
G. M. Photog., Hon. FAIPP, Hon. FNZIPP, FAIPP
Australia


Jerry Ghionis
M.Photog. AHPA FSWPP
Jerry Ghionis has emerged as one of the most influential wedding photographers of the 21st century. He was the only Australian named as one of the Top Ten Wedding Photographers in the world by American Photo magazine and an "Icon of Imaging" by Microsoft. In March 2008 Jerry won the WPPI Wedding Album of the Year for the fifth time to add to his long list of accolades. Jerry inspires and educates fellow professional photographers all over the world with his passionate approach to photography and his natural business acumen that has made him a leader in the industry.

Website: http://www.jerryghionis.com


Jerry Ghionis
M.Photog. AHPA FSWPP
Jerry Ghionis Photography
Australia


Jose Luis Guardia Peinado
MASTER QEP - FMPA - FIPPA - AEPA - FEP Professional European Photographer of the Year - WPPI Photogr
Jose Luis, is the only photographer in all the world, who has been chosen Photographer of the Year in Europe and in the United States.

In 2009, the Federation of European Photographers (FEP), chosen in Brussels as the European Social Photographer of the Year, (Wedding Photographer of the Year in Europe), and months after in Antwerp, was declared European Professional Photographer of the Year, (best photographer from Europe).

In 2011 he was chosen in Las Vegas, Photographer of the Year, by the WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographer International), as a recognition of his international career, and in 2012 he received in New Orleans, the Platinum Medal of the PPA (Professional Photographer of America), for his photographic feats.

Amongst the principal international awards received, he stood out for being the winner in Wedding, with the First and Third position, the "International Aperture Awards 2010", in Australia. Winner of the National Award in the United States, in Wedding, "Grand Imaging Awards 2012", of the PPA, also being placed First and Third. Winner of the National Award of Ireland, "IPPA National Awards 2012", and Best Contemporary Wedding Portfolio International, and Best Single Image Contemporary Wedding International.

Recently, Jose Luis, was Awarded with the prestigious National Award of United Kingdom, BIPP Professional Awards 2012, in Architecture and in Illustrative, receiving the Gold Award of The British Institute of Professional Photography. Also, for three consecutive years in Europe he has been awarded, in the FEP European Photographer of the Year (1st, 2nd and 3rd place in various categories), receiving various Gold Awards and being recognized as European Wedding Bronze Camera 2011. He has also received a considerable amount of 1st places and awards in the WPPI, numerous Diamond Awards and Gold Awards in the IPPA and various Gold Awards in Italy, in the FIOF Professional Award in Orvieto.

Jose Luis is Master QEP, (Grand Master Photographer of Europe), by the Federation of the European Photographers, Fellowship by the Master Photographers Association of the United Kingdom, Fellowship by the Irish Professional Photographer Association, from Ireland, and AEPA (Accolade of Exceptional Photographic Achievement), by the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International, from the United States.


Website: http://www.xpressionworkshops.com


Jose Luis Guardia Peinado
MASTER QEP - FMPA - FIPPA - AEPA - FEP Professional European Photographer of the Year - WPPI Photogr
Xpression International
Spain


Jose Luis Guardia Vazquez
MQEP-FMPA-PPA Photographer of the Year Diamond 2012-WPPI Photographer of the Year 2011-AIPP Australi
His huge passion for photography, has taken him to being one of the biggest photographers of the international outlook. With only 27 years of age, this young Spanish photographer, has been awarded in four continents and winner of some of the most prestigious photographic competitions in the world.

In 2011, the international association MPA, with headquarters in the United Kingdom, chose him as the International Master Photographer of the Year, one of the most important awards in the world of photographic industry. Likewise in Newcastle, United Kingdom, MPA granted him four Grand Awards for the quality of his images: European Portfolio of the Year, Overseas Commercial Photographer of the Year, Overseas Wedding Photographer of the Year, and Overseas Best Image of the Year, winning likewise lots of other awards standing out, Landscape and Travel Photographer of the Year, and, Contemporary Wedding Photographer of the Year.

Jose Luis, is chosen in the United States, Photographer of the Year, by the WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographer International), recognizing his amazing international career and has been the winner of multiple 1st place awards in Wedding and Architecture, in the competition 16X20 that took place in Las Vegas and in the International Photographic Competition, in Los Angeles.
He has been a winner of Wedding and of Commercial, of the Fiof Professional Award 2012 and 2011, celebrated in Orvieto, Italy, where it has been taking place for the last 3 consecutive years, obtaining the Gold Award for his images, likewise in the Federation of European Photographers (FEP), where he also obtained the Gold Award, in 2009, 2010 and 2011, and recently, has been recognized as European Commercial Bronze Camera 2011.

Jose Luis has obtained grand international recognition, in diverse categories, like placing 2nd in Wedding, in the National Awards of the United States, Grand Imaging Awards 2011, and TOP 10 in Commercial in 2012, of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), likewise the 2nd place in Wedding, in the International Photography Award, in New York or the TOP 10 in photojournalism by the American Association ISPWP.
He has also been a winner of the Spanish National Photography Award of 2011, GOLD LUX in “Travel and Landscape” and SILVER LUX in “Architecture”, a category in which the International Aperture Award of Australia, was given the Gold Award.

He was the winner of the Best International Bridal Portfolio, in the National Photography Awards of Ireland, IPPA National Awards 2012, where he was also awarded numerous Diamond Awards and Gold Awards in Architecture and Wedding. Likewise, winner of the National Award of United Kingdom 2012, in Architecture, with the Silver Award from the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP).

Recently he has been awarded by the AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography) with three gold medals (one of them with distinction) and with the title of "AIPP Australian Highest Scoring Monochrome Print of the Year 2012" and the American association PPA (Professional Photographer of America) as Photographer of the Year Diamond 2012.


Website: http://www.xpressionworkshops.com


Jose Luis Guardia Vazquez
MQEP-FMPA-PPA Photographer of the Year Diamond 2012-WPPI Photographer of the Year 2011-AIPP Australi
Xpression International
Spain


Kevin Jairaj
In just a few short years, Kevin Jairaj has not only become one of the most sought after photographers in the USA, but also worldwide. Kevin is known for his dramatic use of lighting and color and his ability to create some of the most stunning wedding artistry for his clients.

He has been commissioned to shoot weddings and events in London, Hawaii, Trinidad and Tobago, The Bahamas, Mexico, Jamaica, Anguilla, and Aruba in addition to the many weddings he shoots in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area and the rest of the USA. Kevin is also a favorite among the celebrity crowd and has shot weddings and events for many musicians, actors, and famous athletes.

Kevin has also won Numerous 1st Place Awards in the very prestigious WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) 16×20 and 8x10 print competitions in addition to having several prints selected in the PPA Loan collection. He was also named a Top Knots of Wedding Photography by the very well respected Photo District News magazine and his work has been published in countless books and magazines such as TV Guide, Photo District News, American Photo, Rangefinder, USAToday, Professional Photographer, Destination Weddings, Sports Illustrated, ESPN The Magazine, and almost every major newspaper in the USA.


Website: http://www.kjimages.com


Kevin Jairaj
United States


Chris Lalonde

As a principal photographer at Photolux Commercial Studio, at age 37, Christian Lalonde, has already made his mark in the industry. His work demonstrates a remarkable versatility as a commercial photographer & photo illustrator. Christian also holds a spot on the executive board of the CAPIC organization.

Christian completed his photography studies in 1996 from La Cite collegiale in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Since joining Photolux in 1997, he has secured clients such as ; Agriculture & Agri-food Canada, Cooking Light Magazine, Costco Wholesale, Crown Plaza Hotels, Estee Lauder, IBM, Le Cordon Bleu, Loblaws, Maple Leaf, McCain, National Art Centre, Nygard, Readers Digest, Sony and Yves St. Laurent... just to name a few.

His recent work in producing images for the book "Le petit Larousse du chocolat" for Larousse Publications, awarded him with a "GOURMAND COOKBOOKS AWARDS France " - Awarded for it visual content by the Jury of Gourmand France in the category of Best Chocolate book. In 2010 Christian received an Applied Arts Award for the food images in the story "101 Things to Try Before You Die".

As part of his impressive repertoire Christian was named "Canadian Commercial Photographer of the Year" in 2001 & in 2002 by the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC). He has been highlighted in several international trade magazines and publications. Recognized for his expertise in lighting as well as his high standards in photography, Christian has been speaking for the last 8 years at WPPI, one of the world's largest photography conventions & trade show, held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Last year Christian was the Print Chairman in the Commercial Categories in the WPPI print competition. His work is also feature by MOAB Papers as well as LiteShapers on a regular basis.

Website: http://Photoluxstudio.com


Chris Lalonde
Photolux Studio
Canada


Mike Langford
M 1V & Hon F AIPP, GM & Hon F NZIPP
Mike Langford
Mike’s passion is travel photography and travel book publishing with over 26 books to his name. Mike is a Master Photog. IV and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) and a Grand Master and Honorary Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP). He has been a professional photographer for over 30 years and an International Awards judge and lecturer for 25 years. He has been awarded Australian Geographic Photographer of the Year, NSW AIPP Photographer of the Year, twice AIPP Landscape Photographer of the Year, the NZIPP Photographer of the Year, NZIPP Corporate/Industrial Photographer of the Year and NZIPP Landscape Photographer of the Year, AIPP & NZIPP Travel Photographer of the Year. He is also the President of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography, an EOS Master & is co director the Queenstown Centre for Creative Photography with his wife Jackie Ranken).


Website: http://www.mikelangford.co.nz


Mike Langford
M 1V & Hon F AIPP, GM & Hon F NZIPP
QCCP
New Zealand


Jim Liaw
FMPA. MBA(UK)
Principle Photographer of Jim Liaw Photography based in Malaysia. The first photographer received his Fellowship from The Master Photographers Association.UK from Malaysia. Awarded International Avant Garde Wedding Photographer by the MPA and now a judge for Qualification Panel for MPA. Former President of Wedding & Portrait Photographers Malaysia (WPPM), awarded the Best Male Wedding & Portrait Photographer in 2010/11 by WPPM. A judging member of Judging Panel for Loupe Awards last year (2011)

Website: http://jimliaw.com


Jim Liaw
FMPA. MBA(UK)
Jim Liaw Photography
Malaysia


William Long
M.Photog IV, MNZIPP, FBIPP, FRPS
I’m a photographer based in Brisbane, Australia and I cover a wide area of creative, corporate, industrial, architectural, portrait and wedding photography. The style of my work is the result of a wide and varied professional background. Originally from the UK, I studied both the performing and visual arts and started my professional life as a classical ballet dancer. 36 years after selling my first photographic work, I’ve covered almost every genre of photography.

Photography is my all-consuming life. I love what I do and I do it with an overwhelming passion. I’m fortunate to work in a field that both inspires and constantly challenges me.


Website: http://www.longshots.com.au


William Long
M.Photog IV, MNZIPP, FBIPP, FRPS
Longshots
Australia


ray lowe
Hon FBIPP, Hon FMPA, QEP, FRPS, MCrPPA
Ray has been working in all areas of professional photography for over 44 years with all his Fellowships being awarded in Portraiture, Weddings and Industrial photography. He is the only person to be awarded 2 Honorary Fellowships in the UK for his outstanding work in the industry. Has been President of both the UK's professional associations, BIPP & MPA. He has been lecturing and judging around the World for over 30 years. Was Chairman of UK qualifications and Chairman of FEP qualifications for many years. Winner of 9 Kodak European Gold awards along with a host of National UK awards over 35 years. Ray has also been awarded a 'Lifetime Achievement Award' by the MPA for services to the Industry over 3 decades.

Website: http://www.raylowestudios.co.uk


ray lowe
Hon FBIPP, Hon FMPA, QEP, FRPS, MCrPPA
Ray Lowe Studios
United Kingdom


Annika Metsla
Estonian Wedding Photographer of the year 2004 Estonian Wedding Photographer of the year 2006 Eston
Annika is an Estonian Wedding and Portrait photographer.
Throughout her career she has been active in print competitions, first national and subsequently international. She has been awarded “Wedding & Portrait Photographer of the Year 6 times in her native Estonia and has been a finalist in the Nikon Baltic awards for the last 3 years. 2011 she achieved the highest accolade and was awarded overall winner of the Nikon Baltic Wedding & Portrait Photo Contest, held in Riga, Latvia.

But she has not confined her talent to home and since 2001 has been a regular entrant in competition at WPPI. Her achievements to date include over 100 Accolades of Excellence at international level and she has been placed many times in the final 3 for Wedding, Portrait, and Glamour. In 2009 she was placed 3rd in the Glamour category.

Annika has another job as a mother to her 3 children but she still finds time to lecture regularly, teaching photography, at the Eestifoto Centre in Tallinn, Estonia. She is also in great demand to cover weddings both in The Baltic States and Europe and her portraiture and fashion images regularly appear in national magazines.

Annika will bring a fresh eye to the judging in the Loupe Awards. Her integrity and open minded approach to judging will reward the new and innovative, as well as the established, crafted image.
But most of all she will be looking for those qualities of “freedom” & “joy”

Website: http://www.annikametsla.com/blog


Annika Metsla
Estonian Wedding Photographer of the year 2004 Estonian Wedding Photographer of the year 2006 Eston


Dennis Orchard
FSWPP ABIPP ALPE AMPA ARPS
Dennis Orchard FSWPP ABIPP ALPE AMPA ARPS
Twice UK Wedding Photographer of the Year, Dennis has, for the last 10 years, judged internationally at WPPI, Las Vegas. He has also been a UK national Judge with SWPP, Director of judging for Nikon Baltic, and a Finalist judge for The International Loupe Awards for the last 4 years. In 2006 Dennis was honoured to receive the highest award given for photography at WPPI: “The Lifetime Achievement Award” for his contributions to the world of photography. In 2012 he was Chairman of Judging at WPPI in the Portrait category.



Website: http://www.dennisorchard.com


Dennis Orchard
FSWPP ABIPP ALPE AMPA ARPS
Photo D
United Kingdom


Jackie Ranken
AIPP M.Photog.IV, NZIPP FIII
Jackie Ranken has been a photographer for over 30 Years. Since 2002 she has won Australian Photographer of the Year, three x Australian AIPP Landscape Photographer of the Year. 2nd Place World Press Photo award, New Zealand NZIPP Photographer of the Year. Twice, New Zealand Landscape Photographer of the Year, three times New Zealand Illustrative Photographer of the Year and Editorial Photographer of the Year. Three times she has won highest scoring monochrome print.
Current: In 2011 she won three categories at the New Zealand Professional Photography Awards being a finalist for NZ Photographer of the Year. She is the currant 2012 AIPP Landscape Photographer of the Year.

Website: http://qccp.co.nz


Jackie Ranken
AIPP M.Photog.IV, NZIPP FIII
Queenstown Centre for Creative Photography
New Zealand


Maria Tsoli
ASWPP
Maria Tsoli is a leading wedding & Portrait Photographer based in Kastoria Greece.
Her studio is her second home since the age of 12.
Today 31 years later photography still remains her passion.
With thousands of weddings in her resume she remains as one of the most well known photographers in Greece and the past few years has been successfully well known abroad.
The year 2008 has treated her very well since she became one of the first Greek Photographers obtaining two awards in an international Photographic Competition.
2008- Second place International Photographer of the Year. SWPP
2008-Cotemporary Portraiture international photographer of the year SWPP
2010-Wedding category-Photographer of the year SPPI
2010-Children Portraiture category-Photographer of the year SPPI


Website: http://www.studiotsolis.com


Maria Tsoli
ASWPP
Studio Tsolis
Greece


Bella West
FBIPP
A Fellow of the BIPP, Bella has been at the forefront of social photography for the past twenty years. She runs a successful commercial and portrait business in Dorset, UK as well as an inspirational school of photography.

Website: http://www.bellawest.co.uk


Bella West
FBIPP
Bella West
United Kingdom


Dean West
Dean West, “one of the world’s best emerging photographers” (AFTER CAPTURE MAGAZINE), has a highly conceptual and thought-provoking style of contemporary portraiture. His body of work has been featured in top photography magazines, art galleries, and received numerous international awards.
In 2008, Dean was included in Saatchi & Saatchi’s collection of the world’s top 100 emerging photographers and went on to win Advertising Photographer of the Year at the International Aperture Awards. With success in advertising and a growing list of collectors- Dean decided to dedicate more of his time to the world of art. In the following years, his series ‘Fabricate’ received worldwide recognition from top photography competitions, including: the International Colour Awards, the Lucie Awards, the Loupe Awards, and in 2009, Dean was the winner of the IV International Arte Laguna Prize, Venice, Italy. This final award being the most prestigious for emerging artists with over 5,000 applicants gunning for the top prize in photography, sculpture and painting. Zoom Magazine quickly nominated Dean in the ‘New Talent’ issue of 2010 and the Magenta Foundation awarded Dean an emerging Photographer of Canada.
Dean’s body of work is now being collected around the globe including the Collection of Sir Elton John- one of the world's most prestigious collections of contemporary photography.


Website: http://www.deanwest.com


Dean West
Dean West
Canada






The 2011 Judging Panel.

Adam Alex
Adam Alex is a multi-award winning UK and destination photographer and widely recognized to be one of the UKs premier wedding photographers. Adam Alex is also the owner of XSiGHT UK. XSiGHT are the worlds most awarded image makers and industry leaders. XSiGHT has become the first international brand in image-making in the world.
During this last year alone Adam won over 15+ International WPPI awards of excellence, amongst which were a 1st place in the Open category and a 1st place in the Fashion category, as well as 20+ merits of excellence at the national MPA awards.Adams passion for capturing his unique, intimate signature images is what his reputation is built upon, constantly pushing the UKs wedding photography to new heights and developing along the way his distinct and captivating fine art style that is highly coveted.
A fun loving approach and an exceptional ability to communicate and interact is what sets Adam apart and attracts people’s attention. He will capture you in the most natural way bringing out all those special moments as well as create fine art in a fun and creative way.
Adam Alex photographs wedding throughout the UK and abroad with recent commissions in countries as diverse as France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Lebanon and Greece, in places the like of Crete and Santorini. Adam Alex is also rapidly becoming one of the leading brands within the wedding photography industry with a fast developing profile and highly sought after educational material.



Website: http://www.adamalex.com


Adam Alex
XSiGHT UK
United Kingdom


Alycia Alvarez
With studios in both Dallas, TX and Tampa, FL, Alycia is an Internationally Award winning portrait photographer, who specializes in babies and children. In addition, Alycia’s work can be seen in many publications, including Rangefinder and a feature spread in Professional Children’s Portrait Photography. For every picture taken, a moment in time is remembered. Alycia's objective with each person she photographs is to create an image that will reveal something truly unique about the individual...sharing a little bit of "who" they are, instead of just "what" they looked like. Capturing true and genuine personality is Alycia's passion. Her style relies very little on props to uncover the true essence of her subjects and the many aspects of their character. Her goal is to create portraits that are not only loved and cherished by friends and family, but to create works of art that make complete strangers stop and admire.

Website: http://www.alyciaalvarezphotography.com


Alycia Alvarez
Alycia Alvarez Photography
United States


Rocco Ancora
G.M. Photog AIPP
Rocco Ancora's consistent passion and excellence in his photography continues to be rewarded with him being named as one of the top ten Photographers in the world by the iconic, photography magazine American Photo as well as becoming the youngest Grand Master of Photography with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography in 2011.
Rocco's poetic imagery, continues to evolve with his mastery of light and the ability to capture the human connection. Rocco's distinctive style is classical and romantic, his imagery is exquisitely imbued with evocative lighting and composition similar to that found in numerous wonderfully-crafted movies from the 1940s and 50s. Its a look and feeling that Rocco strives for.
Rocco has been awarded the prestigious accolade, The Australian Institute of Professional Photography, Wedding Photographer of the year four times in a six-year span which is a testimony of the highest regard in which his peers hold Rocco's craftsmanship. His work is celebrated both locally and internationally with many major awards to his name. In 2011 he won the Grand Award prize for Wedding Photojournalism at WPPI (Wedding Portrait Photographers International) as well as 2nd and 3rd place achievements.
Rocco is an ambassador for Nikon Australia, Epson and Canson. As a passionate educator he now presents a dynamic series of workshops with Nick Ghionis as the Xmentors as well being the creative director of the global brand Xsight.

Website: http://www.roccoancora.com


Rocco Ancora
G.M. Photog AIPP
XSIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY
Australia


Vicki Bell
M.PHOTOG.AIPP
Vicki Bell is a leading Portrait and Fine Art Photographer based in Melbourne, Australia. Her philosophy is to create sensitive, soulful portraits that are exceptional from camera to print to presentation.
With a Bachelor Degree in Education (Art and Craft) Vicki began her journey in 1990, with a dual passion in Photography and Teaching. She has since been rewarded with many accolades including The AIPP, 2011 Victorian Fine Art Photographer of the Year and the AIPP, 2010 Victorian Portrait Photographer. On an international level Vicki achieved great success at WPPI as a first time entrant in 2010.

Award List

2011 AIPP Victorian Fine Art Photographer of the Year
2011 WPPI Second place winner Children's Portrait Category
2010 International Aperture Awards, Gold Award Winner, Illustrative Category
2010 AIPP Victorian Portrait Photographer of the Year
2010 WPPI First place winner Glamour Portrait Category
2010 WPPI Third place winner Group Portrait Category
2010 WPPI Second & Third place winner Individual Portrait Category
2009 International Aperture Awards First Place Winner Portrait Category


Website: http://www.vickibellphotography.com.au


Vicki Bell
M.PHOTOG.AIPP
Vicki Bell Photography
Australia


Sue Bryce
Sue Bryce is a Portrait Photographer.
AIPP Master. Australian Portrait Photographer of the year 2011.
NZIPP Fellow. Overseas Photographer of the Year New Zealand 2011

Website: http://www.suebryce.com


Sue Bryce
Sue Bryce
Australia


Daniel Capobianco
M.photog
Daniel Capobianco M.Photog is a well respected Sydney based photographer and graphic artist from Wicked Images who has recently acquired his Adobe Certified Expert status in Photoshop CS3 through the Adobe certification program.
He is carving out his own niche in the digital age. He has fanned a small flame of ambition into a forest fire of success and as a young gun in the modern industry, Daniel is fast becoming one of the best local exponents of photography, photoshop manipulation and digital retouching. A talent he is certainly proud of.
"I have been trained in graphic design, video productions and photography from the age of 18. I'm now 33, so I have spent the past 15 years, in a range of creative roles, that all taught me the power of the image in the modern age," Daniel said. But it has been photography that has cast a spell on the Wicked Images owner.
He is an Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) Master of Photography and Daniel has also won a swag of international awards.
"I love the digital aspect of photography - the ability to create images rather than just capturing photos in camera. It is important these days to not just take a photo, but create an image maximicing the synergy between skill and technology. That's what I do," he said.
"I use the tools at my disposal to enhance and create my images to get the best possible result. Photoshop is like my right hand these days - it adds TOTAL value to the professional photographer and I can't live without it.

Website: http://www.mentem.com.au


Daniel Capobianco
M.photog
Mentem Inc.
Australia


Pieter de Ras
FELLOWSHIP WITH THE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA
Pieter de Ras is one of South Africa's leading professional photographers. He began his career in 1969 as a news photographer. He quickly found his niche in fashion photography, where his
flair for styling earned him an enviable reputation among local fashion editors. He established his ownstudio in 1976 and widened his portfolio to include advertising and commercial photography. In the last few years Peter's focus has been on architectural interiors and still life photography, for which he has won numerous local and international awards, including the coveted Clio in New York, and a Gold Loerie for his work on the Apartheid Museum. He was also named South African Professional Photographer of the year in 1989

Pieter has traveled extensively for clients, most notably South African Airways, and has also been commissioned to produce several travelogues for local (and international?) lifestyle magazines.

President of the Professional Photographers of Southern Africa (2006, 2007, 2008,2009 and 2010), Pieter also holds a fellowship with the PPSA in Still Life Photography. He was also awarded his honorary Fellowship for his contribution to the PPSA.
In September 2007, Pieter had the honour of being invited to be one of the founding members of The World Photography Academy, an initiative by SONY that aims to bring together the world's leading photographers, public gallerists, curators and major picture editors.
He is a founder member of the WPA
(World Photographic Academy)
He has just completed the organization of the very successful 2008 and 2009 Sony Profoto Awards in Johannesburg.


Website: http://WWW.PHOTODERAS.COM


Pieter de Ras
FELLOWSHIP WITH THE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA
DE RAS PHOTOGRAPHY
South Africa


Jackie Dean
M.Photog 1V, FAIPP,FNZIPP
Jackie emigrated from London in 1982. She studied photography at Sydney Institute
TAFE and graduated with an Associate Diploma in 1991.

Jackie is a multi Award Winning Photographer. Past Director and National Board
Member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography from 2002 – 2010 with portfolios including Treasurer, National President and National Chairman. She was awarded a Fellowship of the AIPP in 2006 the highest honour bestowed on a member.

Jackie operates a commercial photographic business specializing in architecture as well as lecturing part time in commercial photoimaging at Kingswood TAFE Sydney.








Website: http://www.deanphotographics.com.au


Jackie Dean
M.Photog 1V, FAIPP,FNZIPP
Dean Photographics
Australia


Peter Ellis
FBIPP. FRPS. FMPA. FSWPP. M .PPA. ALPE . Hon.ALPE. QEP
Peter has been in photography for over 40 years and holds 4 Fellowships in Wedding and Portraiture photography and 2 Master Degrees.
He is a recognised national and International judge and lectures all over the world. He has also served as President of the Master Photographers' Association and Chaired and served on many qualifications panels in the UK and USA


Website: http://www.ellisphotography.com


Peter Ellis
FBIPP. FRPS. FMPA. FSWPP. M .PPA. ALPE . Hon.ALPE. QEP
ellis photography
United Kingdom


Christian Fletcher
Master Photographer
I have been taking photographs professionally for over 20 years. In that time I have had to evolve with every advance in technology and creative technique. It is such an exciting and challenging time to be in the industry. The advent of digital has revolutionised photography as an art form. It has also bought photography and image manipulation to the masses. Every second person now takes photographs and many are trying their hand at creating a living from their hobbies. Digital in some ways made it easier to be a "photographer", but it still takes a certain level of skill and understanding to truly master the craft.

I cut my teeth on film and lived for years in a darkened room, mixing chemicals, printing my own prints and framing them. When I think of where I began, look at where I am now and beyond to the future I am amazed at how far I have come and how far there is still left to go. Every month someone develops an new idea or approach that refines photography just that little bit more. It is these refinements that keep it exciting for me. Photography comes second to my family, I place it that highly. Sometimes it can be frustrating, sometimes depressing, but it is always rewarding if you work hard and want to succeed.

Christian has just won both the Australian and Western Australian, AIPP Landscape Photographer of the Year 2011.

Website: http://www.christianfletcher.com.au


Christian Fletcher
Master Photographer
Australia


Jose Luis Guardia Peinado
MQEP - FMPA - FIPPA - AEPA
2011 WPPI PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
2011 PPA MEDALIST PLATINUM
2009 EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
2009 EUROPEAN SOCIAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR


Elected in 2009 by the European Federation of Photographers as EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR, Jose Luis has won the most important photographic competitions on three continents, among which are: Winner at Wedding with a 1st and 3rd Place in the International Aperture Awards 2010, many First Places in WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International), Gold Award for FIOF, Italy, Orvieto 2010 and 2011, winner of the FEP European Social Photographer of the Year 2009 in Brussels, and Gold Award and 2nd place in Wedding and Commercial in the FEP 2010.

Jose Luis has been chosen this year in Las Vegas, WPPI 2011 PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR, by Wedding & Portrait Photographers International, awarded for lifetime achievement and contribution to the international photography. Recently, also in the U.S., has been awarded by PPA (Professional Photographers of America), PPA PLATINUM MEDALIST 2011, for its multiple award-winning works with Loan Collection.

At this time, Jose Luis has titles MASTER QEP (Grandmaster European Photographer), awarded by the Federation of European Photographers (FEP), FELLOWSHIP by the Master Photographers Association (MPA) in the UK, FELLOWSHIP, by the Irish Professional Photographer Association (IPPA) in Ireland and AEPA, (Accolade of Exceptional Photographic Achievement), by WPPI in the United States.

These successes led him to give master classes in many parts of the world such as Spain, Italy, Mexico or the United States and exhibit his work in several continents.

He currently heads the company XPRESSION INTERNATIONAL, making wedding reports, seminars and workshops throughout the world.


Website: http://www.xpressioninternational.com


Jose Luis Guardia Peinado
MQEP - FMPA - FIPPA - AEPA
Xpression International
Spain


Jose Luis Guardia Vazquez
Master QEP – FIPPA – FMPA - AEPA - 2011 WPPI PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
His passion for photography has led him to be one of the great photographers of the international scene with only 27 years old. Jose Luis has the title of MASTER QEP (Grandmaster European Photographer), awarded by Federation of European Photographers (FEP), the title of FELLOWSHIP by the Irish Professional Photographers Association (IPPA) in Ireland, FELLOWSHIP for Master of Professional Photographers Association (MPA) in the UK and AEPA, (Accolade of Exceptional Photographic Achievement) for Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) in the United States.

This young Spanish photographer, has won in competitions photographic world's most prestigious, 1st Place in "Wedding" at WPPI 2010 20x16 Las Vegas, 1st and 3rd Place in "Industrial", at WPPI 2011 20x16 Las Vegas, many first places in the International Photographic Competition 2010 of WPPI in the United States, 2nd Place in Grand Imaging Award 2011of PPA and many Loan Collection at the National Association of the United States, PPA (Professional Photographers of America), Gold Award by the Federation of European Photographers, in 2009 and 2010, in Brussels, Winner of FIOF Professional Photography Awards 2011 in "Commercial" and FIOF Gold Award for 2010 and 2011 in Orvieto, Italy. Gold Award and Finalist in the International Aperture Awards 2010 in Australia and multiple Gold and Diamond Awards for the Irish Professional Photographers Association of Ireland.

In 2011, Jose Luis has been chosen PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR by WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International) in Las Vegas, USA. This recognition is awarded for lifetime achievement and contribution to international photography.

Jose Luis is a renowned speaker who has given master classes of photography in many countries such as Spain, Italy, Mexico or the United States. His photographic work has been exhibited on several continents and now conducts seminars and workshops for other photographers around the world


Website: http://www.xpressioninternational.com


Jose Luis Guardia Vazquez
Master QEP – FIPPA – FMPA - AEPA - 2011 WPPI PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Xpression International
Spain


Catherine Hall
Photographer Catherine Hall, also host of popular photography podcast TWiT Photo, approaches her work with a fine-arts sensibility, technical mastery, and cultivated creativity. She possesses a cosmopolitan eye and joyous spirit, bringing intelligence and sincerity to her craft.

A bi-coastal professional, she divides her time between New York and San Francisco. Throughout the year, she is commissioned as an Editorial Director and Lead Photographer for diverse clientele, including John Deere, Reuters, Credit-Suisse, and News Corp. Catherine’s editorial photography appears in print publications, such as The New York Times, Sydney Morning Herald, and National Geographic Traveler.

An international photography-competition judge and lecturer, Catherine’s sponsors include Apple, Epson, and Adobe. She regularly speaks at top photography trade schools and conferences, such as WPPI, PDN PhotoPlus, Macworld and PPA Affiliates.

An adventure-driven photographer, Catherine’s projects have taken her to 30 countries in five continents. Some of her most-treasured cultural experiences include shoots in India, Tasmania, Hungary, and Brazil. As a result of her travels, her fine-arts work is exhibited worldwide, including galleries in France, Italy, San Francisco, and New York City.

She attended Oxford University, also graduating Summa Cum Laude and first in her class in the Applied Art and Design Department at Cal Poly, SLO.

Website: http://www.catherinehall.net


Catherine Hall
CATHERINE HALL STUDIOS
United States


Bill Hurter
Bill Hurter is the editor-in-chief of Rangefinder and AfterCapture magazines, monthly publications for professional photographers. He is the former editor of Petersen's PhotoGraphic magazine and a graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography, from which he holds a BFA in professional photography and honorary Masters of Science and Masters of Fine Arts degrees. He has been involved in professional photography for more than twenty-five years and has worked on Capitol Hill as well as for the L.A. Dodgers.

Website: http://www.billhurter.com


Bill Hurter
United States


Kevin Jairaj



Kevin Jairaj
United States


Jackie King
ABIPP QEP
Jackie’s background in Film and Fashion propel her signature style of photography and drive her creative essence, cutting her teeth as a stylists assitant on studio and location shoots for magazines and music videos, her attention to detail and artistic flare have encapsulated her unique approach to image taking.

“From photographing musicians in Algeria to celebrating Women in Science and Technology for Imperial College London, I have been delighted by the connections and the characters I have had the pleasure to capture on film and sensor and I feel very strongly that these are reflected in the final images I have created”.

Jackie’s Portfolio includes commissions by Imperial College London, Porsche, Waitrose, and PetPlan, she has been widely published and her Fine Art images have been exhibited internationally from Australia and China to New York and Dublin. Jackie runs her own Photography Workshops and has been heavily involved with the BIPP (British Institute of Professional Photography) serving on the Board of Directors, the first woman to do so Jackie enjoys judging National and Internationally renowned Photography competitions and is a passionate obsessive when it comes to images.

Website: http://www.jackieking.com


Jackie King
ABIPP QEP
United Kingdom


Chris Lalonde
quite a few...
As a principal photographer at Photolux Commercial Studio, at age 37, Christian Lalonde, has already made his mark in the industry. His work demonstrates a remarkable versatility as a commercial photographer & photo illustrator. Christian also holds a spot on the executive board of the CAPIC organization.

Christian completed his photography studies in 1996 from La Cite collegiale in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Since joining Photolux in 1997, he has secured clients such as ; Agriculture & Agri-food Canada, Cooking Light Magazine, Costco Wholesale, Crown Plaza Hotels, Estee Lauder, IBM, Le Cordon Bleu, Loblaws, Maple Leaf, McCain, National Art Centre, Nygard, Readers Digest, Sony and Yves St. Laurent... just to name a few.

His recent work in producing images for the book "Le petit Larousse du chocolat" for Larousse Publications, awarded him with a "GOURMAND COOKBOOKS AWARDS France " - Awarded for it visual content by the Jury of Gourmand France in the category of Best Chocolate book. In 2010 Christian received an Applied Arts Award for the food images in the story "101 Things to Try Before You Die".

As part of his impressive repertoire Christian was named "Canadian Commercial Photographer of the Year" in 2001 & in 2002 by the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC). He has been highlighted in several international trade magazines and publications. Recognized for his expertise in lighting as well as his high standards in photography, Christian has been speaking for the last 8 years at WPPI, one of the world's largest photography conventions & trade show, held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Last year Christian was the Print Chairman in the Commercial Categories in the WPPI print competition. His work is also feature by MOAB Papers as well as LiteShapers on a regular basis.


Website: http://www.photoluxstudio.com


Chris Lalonde
quite a few...
Photolux
Canada


Mike Langford
F, MAIPP, Hon F, FNZIPP
Professional Photographer for over 30 years.
NZIPP Professional Photographer of the year 2006
NZIPP Landscape Photographer of the year 2006
NZIPP Architectural Photographer of the year 2006
AIPP Landscape Photographer of the year 2007 & 2009
AIPP Travel Photographer of the Year 2011

Website: http://mikelangford.co.nz


Mike Langford
F, MAIPP, Hon F, FNZIPP
Queenstown Centre for Creative Photography
New Zealand


Jim Liaw
FMPA, MBA (UK)
Jim Liaw
Studied Photography and started his studio in England in 1992. A Fellow of the Master of Photographers Association, UK, Jim’s work has won numerous international awards and was named International Overseas Avant Garde Wedding Photographer of the Year 2003/04 in UK. Jim has been voted the Malaysian Best Male Wedding & Portrait Photographer by The Wedding & Portrait Photographers Malaysia (WPPM)2010. Appointed President of WPPM, 2011. Specializing in Landscape, Wedding and Portrait, he is a recognized international judge, Master Class Speaker and served on many qualification panels all over the region.


Website: http://jimliaw.com


Jim Liaw
FMPA, MBA (UK)
Jim Liaw Photography Studio
Malaysia


William Long
M.Photog III, MNZIPP, FBIPP, FRPS
Originating from the UK, I studied both the performing and visual arts, starting my professional life as a performer, resulting in a 17 year career as a Principal Ballet Dancer with The Scottish Ballet. My photographic career effectively began in 1975, quickly establishing a niche market in Europe, within the highly specialised field of ballet & performing arts photography. My work evolved to include a varied range including corporate, commercial & advertising photography. 1990's brought about a permanent move to Australia, forming Longshots Photography; concentrating on the exciting and varied world of Corporate, Industrial, Advertising and Studio photography

Website: http://longshots.com.au


William Long
M.Photog III, MNZIPP, FBIPP, FRPS
Longshots
Australia


Ray Lowe
Hon FBIPP. Hon FMPA FRPS. MCrPPA
Ray has been working in all areas of professional photography for over 44 years with all his Fellowships awarded in Portraiture, Weddings and Industrial photography. The only person to be awarded 2 Honorary Fellowships in the UK for his outstanding work in the industry. Has been President of both the UK's professional associations, BIPP & MPA. He has been lecturing and judging around the World for 30 years. Was Chairman of UK qualifications and Chairman of FEP qualifications. Winner of 9 Kodak European Gold awards along with a host of national UK awards over many years.

Website: http://www.raylowestudios.co.uk


Ray Lowe
Hon FBIPP. Hon FMPA FRPS. MCrPPA
Ray Lowe Studios
United Kingdom


Annika Metsla
Annika Metsla – Nikon Baltic Photographer of the Year 2011


Annika is an Estonian Wedding and Portrait photographer. She was born in a time when her country was part of the Soviet Union. Estonia gained independence and freedom from Soviet rule 20 years ago and it is this “freedom” and “joy” that can be seen throughout her photographic work.

Throughout her career she has been active in print competitions, first national and subsequently international. She has been awarded “Wedding & Portrait Photographer of the Year 4 times in her native Estonia and has been a finalist in the Nikon Baltic awards for the last 2 years. This year she achieved the highest accolade and was awarded overall winner of the Nikon Baltic Wedding & Portrait Photo Contest, held in Riga, Latvia.

But she has not confined her talent to home and since 2001 has been a regular entrant in competition at WPPI. Her achievements to date include over 100 Accolades of Excellence at international level and she has been placed many times in the final 3 for Wedding, Portrait, and Glamour. In 2007 Las Vegas she was placed 3rd in the wedding category and 2009 she was placed 3rd in the Glamour category.

Annika has another job as a mother to her 3 children but she still finds time to lecture regularly, teaching photography, at the Eestifoto Centre in Tallinn, Estonia. She is also in great demand to cover weddings both in The Baltic States and Europe and her portraiture and fashion images regularly appear in national magazines.

Annika will bring a fresh eye to the judging in the Loupe Awards. Her integrity and open minded approach to judging will reward the new and innovative, as well as the established, crafted image.
But most of all she will be looking for those qualities of “freedom” & “joy”.

Website: http://www.annikametsla.com/blog


Annika Metsla
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Dan O'Day
AAIPP
Dan O’Day has been the recipient of numerous industry awards, including, 2011 AIPP Australian Creative Photographer of the year, Highest Scoring Print at the 2010 Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA), the AIPP ACT Wedding and Illustrative Photographer of the Year (2010, 2011), 2010 ACT AIPP Professional Photographer of the Year, as well as receiving a Highly Commended Award at The Doug Moran Photography Prize.

In 2010 Capture Magazine awarded Dan as one of the Top 5 Emerging Wedding Photographers in Australia. He is currently based in Canberra although a majority of his wedding assignments have him traveling (both domestically and internationally) throughout the year.

Dan specialises in Wedding & Fine Art Photography.

Website: http://www.danodayphotoblog.com


Dan O'Day
AAIPP
Dan O'Day
Australia


Dennis Orchard
ABIPP ALPE AMPA ARPS
Dennis Orchard. ABIPP ALPE AMPA ARPS ASWPP Cr.SWPP.

Dennis took his first picture at the age of 5. And ha always worked as a photographer. He considers that he is still learning the "Art of Photography".

Dennis graduated with a Higher Diploma in Photography, Film, & Television from London in 1980. He started his career as a Landscape photographer, working for The Daily Telegraph Magazine and Getty Images. In 1995 he turned his attention to Wedding Photography and in 1999 he was awarded "UK Wedding Photographer of the Year" by The UK Guild of Wedding Photographers.

The following year Dennis attended The Wedding & Portrait Photographers Convention (WPPI) in Las Vegas. Over the next few years he entered the 16x20 International Print Awards, winning over 100 "Accolades of Excellence" including four 3rd places, three 2nd places , and two 1st places in the competition. In 2004 he achieved the highest level in the WPPI Accolades Program -
"Accolade of Lifetime Photographic Excellence."

In 2005 Dennis was awarded "UK Wedding Photographer of the Year" for the second time and upon his return to Las Vegas in 2006 was presented with WPPI's highest honour,

"The WPPI Lifetime Achievement Award"

for his services to the photographic community.

Dennis speaks and teaches, both nationally & internationally, on all aspects of Contemporary Wedding Photography. He has also been in demand as an International Judge. He has judged nationally in the UK, Ireland, Australia, Malaysia, Cyprus and USA. He has been a Judge at WPPI for the last 8 years and is Director of the Judging Panel for The Nikon Baltic Photo Contest. This year he will Chair the 20x16 judging at UK's SWPP Convention

Dennis loves to "see" the story in an image. In judging a print he likes to reward, innovation & technique but above all emotion.


Website: http://www.dennisorchard.com


Dennis Orchard
ABIPP ALPE AMPA ARPS
Photo D
United Kingdom


Louis Pang
AAIPP
Louis is Asia's first WPPI keynote speaker and print judge. The first Asia-based photographer to win WPPI awards for five consecutive years. In 2010, he won the prestigious WPPI Portrait Print of the Year award. He is one of the most celebrated and sought-after photographers in Asia.

Website: http://www.louispang.com


Louis Pang
AAIPP
Louis Pang Studio
Malaysia


Antonio Ranieri
2011 NSW AIPP Landscape photographer of the year
Having first started his career as a concretor in the family business Antonio was given an olympus camera for his 25th Birthday & from there his passion for sport & landscape photography exploded. With a late start in life Antonio's talent in landscape photography was soon realised by recently taking out the 2011 NSW AIPP Landscape photographer of the year award.

Antonio believes photography is a Fine Art & must come from the heart. "Photography should be felt by the heart & mind".

Antonio shoots both in Australia & overseas with a passion for european landscapes.

Antonio Ranieri

Website: http://www.aranieriimages.com.au


Antonio Ranieri
2011 NSW AIPP Landscape photographer of the year
Australia


Jackie Ranken
AIPP MPIII, NZIPPF
Jackie has been a photographer for over 30 Years. Since 2003 she has won Australian Photographer of the Year, Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year twice. World Press Photo award 2nd Place ,New Zealand Photographer of the Year, New Zealand Landscape Photographer of the Year twice, New Zealand Illustrative Photographer of the Year three times and Editorial Photographer of the Year. She has won highest scoring monochrome print three times. In 2011 she was runner Australian Landscape Photographer and won three categories at the New Zealand Professional Photography Awards in 2011 and was finalist for Photographer of the Year

Website: http://www.qccp.co.nz


Jackie Ranken
AIPP MPIII, NZIPPF
Queenstown Centre for Creative Photography
New Zealand


Lisa Saad
AIPP Masters 1, NZIPP Fellow, ACMP, WPPI, WIPM, SWPP-BPPA
At an early age Lisa Saad chose to create her own direction in the world of commercial photography. Her specialty lies in photographing people in the most unusual and fascinating ways to capture intimate and original portraits. Lisa takes pride in her attention to detail and in the ability to think outside the box.

Lisa has worked and apprenticed many industry leaders, on numerous local and international campaigns. From this broad experience, Lisa has developed the most innovative and creative style producing some of the most memorable images created in Australia today. Lisa targets 'high-end' advertising including fashion, food, portraiture, still life, editorial, automotive, illustrative and interior both locally and internationally with work appearing regularly in many publications.

As well as being an ACP and ANZ preferred Photographer, Lisa is constantly working on new creative projects and is now enjoying adding and growing to her enormous image making portfolio as Director of Photography on many productions. Combining this to her original non-commissioned works utilises Lisa's seventeen years of experience with an experimental approach and advanced skills in digital composition and manipulation to produce some very powerful imagery.

Her maxim? "Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, our greatest fear is that we are powerful beyond all measure."


Website: http://www.lisasaadphotography.com.au


Lisa Saad
AIPP Masters 1, NZIPP Fellow, ACMP, WPPI, WIPM, SWPP-BPPA
Lisa Saad Photography Pty Ltd
Australia


Ryan Schembri
M.Photog II, AEPA, FSWPP
Australia's youngest ever Master of Photography with the AIPP at the age of 20. Ryan Schembri of Schembri Studios PTY LTD & owner of XSiGHT Photography & Video - Sydney, has grown up in the world of photography from a very young age. A 5 x WPPI International print of the year winner has accolades from across the globe, and now is one of Australia's most established wedding & portrait photographers doing just over 60 weddings & conducting workshops all over the world.

Website: http://schembristudios.com


Ryan Schembri
M.Photog II, AEPA, FSWPP
Schembri Studios
Australia


Maria Tsoli
ASWPP
Maria Tsoli is a leading wedding & Portrait photographer based in a small town of Geece, colled Kastoria. She has been working as a photographer at her fathers studio since the age of 12. Her father is her teacher and mentor.Even after 31 years her passion for photography grows stronger and stronger every minute. 2008 was the first time she competed in an International Photographic Competition and got her first award.

2008 - Second place international phoptographer of the year ,SWPP
2008 - Contemporary Portraiture - International photographer of the year, SWPP
2010 - Wedding category - photographer of the year ,photocyprus
2010 - Children category - photogrpaher of the year,photocyprus

Website: http://www.studiotsolis.gr


Maria Tsoli
ASWPP
Studio Tsolis
Greece


Johannes Van Kan
Fellow of the NZIPP
Photographer of people.
Too many photographers take photographs of people staring at cameras.
I want to go deeper.


Website: http://jvk.modafotografica.co.nz


Johannes Van Kan
Fellow of the NZIPP
Moda Fotografica
New Zealand


Bella West
FBIPP
Specialist environmental portrait photographer based in the UK. A Fellow of the British Institute of Professional Photography. A passionate teacher and mentor of photography.

Website: http://bellawest.co.uk


Bella West
FBIPP
Bella West
United Kingdom






The 2010 Judging Panel (Below) hosted amazing photographic judges from
Australia, United States, Malaysia, South Africa, United Kingdom, Sinapore, Canada and New Zealand.

Alycia Alvarez


Website: http://www.alyciaalvarezphotography.com


Alycia Alvarez
Alycia Alvarez Photography
United States


Rocco Ancora
Master Photographer (iv) AIPP
Four time Australian Wedding Photographer of the year, Rocco Ancora is renowned for his classic and romantic imagery, imbued with evocative lighting and composition. Rocco has featured prominently in the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) awards list and as a speaker he is celebrated both in Australia and Internationally presenting seminars at USA, UK, and Europe.


Website: http://www.ancoraandbell.com.au


Rocco Ancora
Master Photographer (iv) AIPP
ANCORA & BELL
Australia


Sue Bryce
Sue Bryce FNZIPP II AAIPP Portrait Photographer specialising in Stills and Video Fusion. People Photographer of the year 2007 Highest Scoring Print 2008 NZ Highest Scoring Print 2009 AUS, Photoshop Master.

Website: http://www.suebryce.com


Sue Bryce
Sue Bryce Photography
Australia


Daniel Capobianco
M.Photog, AIPP
Since 1990 has been honing his skills in graphic design, photo re-touching and enhancement, and video production. In 2003 Daniel embarked on a new career and passion...photography. His love of the whole photographic process had begun and he scored his first job with a very average, noisy digital camera and LOTS of Photoshopping!!!

Since his start in photography, he has established himself as an accomplished photographer and all round digital artist. He has won many awards both at home and abroad and has achieved his masters with the AIPP and is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop.

Although predominantly wedding and portrait based at first, he has now combined all three skills (graphic design, video production, photography) to offer his clients a complete service whether it be portraits, advertising or commercial work.

Staying at the forefront of the digital medium and its various branches along with his commitment to quality and consistency of work has helped him establish himself as a real player in the photography industry.

"Life is definately about the journey and not the destination, however, photography is equal parts journey and destination. If an image looks good and evokes an emotion...it is good."
Daniel Capobobianco

Website: http://www.pixelpurity.com.au


Daniel Capobianco
M.Photog, AIPP
Pixel Purity
Australia


Bob Coates
Master., Cr., CPP, AZPPA Top Ten 10 of 11 years. Kodak Gallery and Fuji Masterpiece Awards, PPA Loan
Bob Coates is a successful photographer based in Sedona, Arizona. In addition, he's an author of photography books and magazine articles, educator and speaker. Currently serving his second term of Arizona Professional Photographers Association Bob is constantly looking to serve the photography profession and help fellow photographers grow their image making and business skills. Check out his fine art photography at http://sedonavista.com and commercial work at http://bcphotography.com

Website: http://bcweddingphoto.com


Bob Coates
Master., Cr., CPP, AZPPA Top Ten 10 of 11 years. Kodak Gallery and Fuji Masterpiece Awards, PPA Loan
Bob Coates Photography, Inc.
United States


Pieter de Ras
FPPSA ( Fellow of the Professional photographers of sourhern Africa)
Current President of the Professional Photographers of Southern Africa, and a founder member of the WPA.
Specializing in Architecture and Architectural Interiors.

Website: http://WWW.PHOTODERAS.COM


Pieter de Ras
FPPSA ( Fellow of the Professional photographers of sourhern Africa)
DE RAS PHOTOGRAPHY
South Africa


Jackie Dean
M.Photog 1V. FAIPP
Commercial Photographer specialising in Architectural Work. Diploma in Photography Sydney Institute. Director of the AIPP 2002 - 2010. National President 2006 - 2008. M.Photog 1V. FAIPP

Website: http://www.photographics.com.au


Jackie Dean
M.Photog 1V. FAIPP
Dean Photographics
Australia


Peter Eastway
G. M. Photog., Hon. FAIPP, Hon. FNZIPP, FAIPP
Peter Eastway is an Australian professional photographer who works in landscape, travel, portrait and advertising. He is also the publisher of Better Photography magazine and co-publisher of Better Digital Camera and Better Photoshop Techniques magazine. He has won the AIPP Australian Professional Photographer of the Year Award twice and many national and international awards. He is also an international photography judge.

Website: http://www.betterphotography.com


Peter Eastway
G. M. Photog., Hon. FAIPP, Hon. FNZIPP, FAIPP
Better Photography Magazine
Australia


Christian Fletcher
I have been photographing landscapes in Australia and around the World for over 19 years. In that time I have witnessed huge changes in technology, the introduction of Photoshop and Digital and the demise of Film and analogue printing. What an incredible time to be taking photographs.
I have three galleries in Western Australia as well as numerous outlets that sell my work.

Website: http://www.christianfletcher.com.au


Christian Fletcher
Christian Fletcher Photo Images
Australia


Catherine Hall
Award-winning editorial photographer Catherine Hall is a masterful visual storyteller, powered by boundless energy, creative artistry, and a gift for connecting with others. With assignments as diverse as corporate/ industrial shoots, fine art portraiture, and fashion-lifestyle work, Catherine nimbly serves the needs of her broad-based clientele. Her projects to date have taken her to 30 countries within North, Central, and South America; Europe; Asia; and the Trans-Pacific.

Catherine’s flair for building trust and connecting easily with subjects is prized by clients, as is her passion for perfection, easygoing nature, and out-of-the-box artistry. While she gives her all for each and every frame she shoots—checking backgrounds, flattering angles, lighting, depth of field, and composition—she achieves her most dramatic results when she follows her heart and gut. Clients who rave about her work include John Deere, Reuters, NASDAQ, News Corp, FOX, Credit-Suisse, and Goldman Sachs.

Catherine's award-winning images have been exhibited in galleries in Paris, New York City, the San Francisco Bay area, and Lestans, Italy, near Venice. Her work is featured regularly in prestigious publications, among them The New York Times, Sydney Morning Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, and National Geographic Traveler.


Website: http://www.catherinehall.net


Catherine Hall
Catherine Hall Studios
United States


Bill Hurter
Honorary Masters of Science and Masters of Fine Arts degrees from Brooks Institute
Bill Hurter started out in photography in 1972 in Washington, DC, where he was a news photographer. He even covered the political scene—including the Watergate hearings. After graduating with a BA in literature from American University in 1972, he completed training at the Brooks Institute of Photography in 1975. Going on to work at Petersen’s PhotoGraphic magazine, he held practically every job except art director. He has been the owner of his own creative agency, shot stock, and worked assignments (including two and a half years with the L.A. Dodgers). He has been directly involved in photography for the last thirty five years and has seen the revolution in technology. In 1988, Bill was awarded an honorary Masters of Science degree from the Brooks Institute. In 2007 he was awarded an honorary Masters of Fine Arts degree from Brooks. He has written more than 35 instructional books for professional photographers and is currently the editor of Rangefinder and AfterCapture magazines.

Website: http://www.billhurter.com


Bill Hurter
Honorary Masters of Science and Masters of Fine Arts degrees from Brooks Institute
billhurter.com
United States


Kevin Jairaj
In just a few short years, Kevin Jairaj has not only become one of the most sought after photographers in the USA, but also worldwide. Kevin is known for his dramatic use of lighting and color and his ability to create some of the most stunning wedding artistry for his clients.

He has been commissioned to shoot weddings in London, Hawaii, Trinidad and Tobago, The Bahamas, Mexico, Jamaica, and Anguilla in addition to the many weddings he shoots in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area and the rest of the USA. Kevin is also a favorite among the celebrity crowd and has shot weddings and events for many musicians, actors, and famous athletes.

Kevin has also won Numerous 1st Place Awards in the very prestigious WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) 16×20 and 8x10 print competitions in addition to having several prints selected in the PPA Loan collection. He was also named a 2008 Top Knots of Wedding Photography by the very well respected Photo District News magazine and his work has been published in countless books and magazines such as Photo District News, American Photo, Rangefinder, USA Today, Professional Photographer, Destination Weddings, Southern Vanity, and People just to name a few.


Website: http://www.kjimages.com


Kevin Jairaj
KJImages Photography
United States


Jackie King
ABIPP, QEP, QEST Scholar
Based in England, Jackie is the recipient of numerous awards, including UK British Professional Photographer and British Portrait Photographer of the Year, both in 2005.

Jackie has worked within the film industry in Ireland as well as the fast-paced fashion industry in Italy for Milan-based design duo DSquared. She honed her photography skills in the United States at the Maine Photographic Workshops and then with fine art photographer John Paul Capongiro. Tying her many experiences together, today she produces images ranging from hyper-realistic to avant-garde abstraction that define her intimate style when concentrating on her Portraiture and Fine Art Photography.

Most recently she gave a seminar on 'Women in Photography' to the BIPP National Awards and also moderated a panel discussion at B&H Photo Video in NYC.

Jackie thrives on the artistic energy that propels one of the world’s most exciting capitals while also taking inspiration from her many travels across the globe and is currently preparing for an exciting exhibition which will showcase her intimate colour work in New York in May 2011.

Website: http://www.jackieking.net


Jackie King
ABIPP, QEP, QEST Scholar
Jackie King Photography
United Kingdom


Chris Lalonde
CAPIC - National Board Member
As a principal photographer at Photolux Commercial Studio, at age 35, Christian Lalonde, has already made his mark in the industry. Christian is an extremely versatile photographer whos work illustrates high standards in lighting and composition. His work can be seen circulating on the Canadian 5$ banknote. As part of his impressive repertoire Christian recently received top honors in the 2010 Applied Arts Awards as well as a 1st Place in the Industrial Category and a 2nd Place in the Wedding Album Category at this years WPPI Convention.

Website: http://www.photoluxstudio.com/commercial


Chris Lalonde
CAPIC - National Board Member
Photolux Studio
Canada


William Long
M.Photog III, MNZIPP, FBIPP, FRPS
Originating from the UK, I studied both the performing and visual arts, starting my professional life as a performer, resulting in a 17 year career as a Principal Ballet Dancer with The Scottish Ballet. My photographic career effectively began in 1975, quickly establishing a niche market in Europe, within the highly specialised field of ballet & performing arts photography. My work evolved to include a varied range including corporate, commercial & advertising photography. 1990's brought about a permanent move to Australia, forming Longshots Photography; concentrating on the exciting and varied world of Corporate, Industrial, Advertising and Studio photography

Website: http://www.longshots.com.au


William Long
M.Photog III, MNZIPP, FBIPP, FRPS
Longshots Photography
Australia


Ray Lowe
Hon FBIPP- Hon FMPA- FRPS - Master PPA
Ray has been working in all areas of professional photography for over 44 years with all his Fellowships awarded in Portraiture, Weddings and Industrial photography. The only person to be awarded 2 Honorary Fellowships in the UK. Has been President of both the UK's professional associations, BIPP & MPA. Has been lecturing and judging around the World for 30 years. Was Chairman of UK qualifications and Chairman of FEP qualifications. Winner of 9 Kodak European Gold awards along with a string of national UK awards over many years.


Website: http://www.raylowestudios.co.uk


Ray Lowe
Hon FBIPP- Hon FMPA- FRPS - Master PPA
Ray Lowe Studios
United Kingdom


Dennis Orchard
ABIPP ALPE AMPA ARPS CrSWPP
Twice UK Wedding Photographer of the Year, Dennis has, for the last 6 years, Judged internationally at WPPI Las Vegas and has also been a UK national Judge with SWPP.
Dennis holds the highest award at WPPI, the Accolade of Lifetime Photographic Excellence and in 2006 was honoured with WPPI's Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to the Photographic Industry.

Website: http://www.dennisorchard.com


Dennis Orchard
ABIPP ALPE AMPA ARPS CrSWPP
Photo D
United Kingdom


Louis Pang
Louis Pang is an internationally sought after photographer and speaker. He is a the first Asia-based photographer to speak and judge at Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) convention, the world's largest wedding photography conference held annually at Las Vegas, USA. He has been a featured speaker for Asukabook, Epson, Lastolite, Nikon and Think Tank Photo. Louis is an eight-time WPPI award winner, including the coveted International Portrait Print of the Year Award 2009.

Website: http://www.louispang.com


Louis Pang
Louis Pang Studio
Malaysia


David Paterson
M. Photog. Hon LM. Hon FAIPP. ANZIPP
Since 1986 I have worked as the Senior Photographer at the Australian Defence Force Academy, which incorporates both a university and military environment. In 1985 I established Dorian Photographics, specialising in photographing artworks for galleries and artists alike. I am also an active member of the AIPP in addition to my commitments with the Australian Professional Photography Awards, serving on the APPA committee since 1993 and as Chairman of Jurors from 2002. My personal work shows my passion for the landscape, however I am equally at home taking Architectural studies and dabbling in contemporary Portraiture.


David Paterson
M. Photog. Hon LM. Hon FAIPP. ANZIPP
Dorian Photographics
Australia


Sebastian Tan
The New York Festival Gold, D&AD, Creative Circle Awards, Media asian Advertising Awards, Asia Pacif
Group Managing Director Sebastian Tan

Sebastian entered the market as a fresh-eyed art student. Also a much sought after photographer and director today, Sebastian has been known to be a maverick possessing a unique and effective blend of creativity, fiery passion and foresight.

Never giving up his dream of becoming an art director one day, he showed gritty persistence and imagination in his first stint as a photographer’s assistant. Even while he was constantly kept busy by the demands of his job, he honed the skills of the trade from the bottom up.

Armed with only a 35mm camera, a couple of lenses and the proceeds from the sale of his car, The Shooting Gallery was born in 1987 out of his necessity to survive.

Perhaps one of the few things that The Shooting Gallery of today has in common with its humble roots is the professionalism of Sebastian and his crew. A diversified and major player in print and television commercial production, the brainchild has expanded to include production subsidiaries and dedicated digital imaging facilities, Wishing Well The Imaging Station. The collective enterprise has bagged practically every major advertising award in the world including a Gold Lion at Cannes, secured long-term deals with major clients and teamed up with top-class professionals from around the globe
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To date, Shooting Gallery Asia is a collective of 15 companies with offices and studios in Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, New Zealand, The Maldives and growing.
The latest being Artison, a production design business to support and add value to the filmmaking industry. There’s also an office in Paris to market the group and support work from Europe.

Besides being the President of the Professional Photographers Association (Singapore), Sebastian also sits on the advisory panel of Temasek Polytechnic’s School of Design and the Institute of Technical Education’s Design and Media Academic Advisory Committee. He is a member of the Singapore Workforce Development Agency’s Media & Communications Manpower Skills & Training Council.
He has also served and judged in various Award Shows like, the Creative Circle Awards, The Hall Of Fame Awards, The Crowbars, The Phoenix, The Kodak Gongs, The Asian Television Awards, The Apollo and many more. At the 2005 Creative Circle Awards, he was one of five individuals honoured with a ‘Champions of the Creative Circle Awards’ for his contributions to the industry. He has also been awarded the Spirit of Enterprise, 2007 and been named in Marketing Magazine’s ‘The Singapore 20’, a select list, identifying experts whose decisions truly impact the Singapore media scene. He was also awarded with a Most Promising Entrepreneurship Award at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards, 2009 that was organised by Enterprise Asia. He is most recently awarded 2010 Successful Entrepreneur. The Shooting Gallery also won the Gold at the Agency of the Year Awards 2009 and named the Production Agency of the Year

With a sprawling 21,000 sq feet headquarters at Brilliant Building, Sebastian has much to be proud of his achievement. But he still remains the same simple and humble visionary, with no airs at all, persuading clients not just with the depth of his views but also the expertise of his direction.

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Website: http://www.ShootingGalleryAsia.com


Sebastian Tan
The New York Festival Gold, D&AD, Creative Circle Awards, Media asian Advertising Awards, Asia Pacif
Shooting Gallery Asia
Singapore


Johannes Van Kan
Fellow of the NZIPP
All I ever wanted to do was to be a magician. Photography lets me live the dream. I only ever want to the best I possibly can. That makes me look harder for the good shots and perform better for my clients.


Website: http://jvk.modafotografica.co.nz


Johannes Van Kan
Fellow of the NZIPP
Moda Fotografica
New Zealand




The 2009 Judging Panel (Below) hosted an amazing mix of photographic talent.

Rocco Ancora
M Photog (iv)AIPP
Being awarded a prestigious accolade such as the Australian Institute of Professional Photography’s wedding photographer of the year once in a career is meritorious; to receive the award three times in a four-year span is a ringing endorsement of the high regard in which his peers hold Rocco’s craftsmanship.
Rocco Ancora claimed the AIPP award in 2004, 2006, and 2007 and he has also featured prominently in WPPI’s awards list. And an additional accolade he prizes is the Ilford Trophy for the highest scoring monochrome print in Australia, which he claimed in 2007 and also voted as one of the top Three wedding photographers in Australia in 2008 & 2009 by Capture Magazine. Rocco has become one of Australia’s prominant wedding and portrait photographers due to his creative talents and his ability to master and harness the potential of technical aspects of photography.

Website: http://www.imagesbyrocco.com.au


Rocco Ancora
M Photog (iv)AIPP
Images By Rocco
Australia


Rob Anderson
AIPP Master of Photography (AIPP)
Rob operates from a busy South Yarra warehouse studio, specialising in advertising and commercial photography. Photography is a passport to places and insights into people like no other profession.
He is a Director of the Australian Commercial & Media Photographers (ACMP)
His numerous awards include Victorian Advertising Photography of the Year and a Master of Photography (AIPP).


Website: http://www.robanderson.com.au


Rob Anderson
AIPP Master of Photography (AIPP)
Rob Anderson Photography Pty Ltd
Australia


Alexey Arkchangelsky
Was born in 1980ă in Moscow. The Full member of Association of Wedding Photographers of Russia, full member and vice-president of Regional Association of Wedding Photographers.



Website: http://www.savemoment.ru


Alexey Arkchangelsky
Wedding Photographer
Russia



Gavin Blue
Gavin Blue Photography
Australia


John Bodin
AIPP Double Master Photog. Hon Life member
John Bodin was formerly trained in 1982 at RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) Bachelor of Arts-Photography he has attained a Double Master status (Master Photog.) from the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP)

His work is principally concerned with the utility of the landscape within a semi – abstracted interpretation. Bodin’s study in philosophy and meditation serve as a visual source of reflection and is integral to his image making.

He has traveled extensively and in 2003 served a short residency at New Delhi India and more locally has been involved in a solo show in May 2006 and eleven group exhibitions in the last six years. He was a finalist in the 2005 New Social Commentaries Acquisitive Prize and the acclaimed Prometheus Visual Art Award in 2007.

Represented in Melbourne by Anita Traverso Gallery, he has been collected privately in Australia and New Zealand.

He has been consistently invited to Judge at the (AIPP) National PPY Awards and has participated as a Mentor to University and College students of photography.

John Bodin works from his inner city Melbourne studio.



Website: http://www.bodin.com.au


John Bodin
AIPP Double Master Photog. Hon Life member
John Bodin Photography Pty Ltd
Australia


Rob Burnett
Master of Photog.
As a professional photographer based in Tasmania Australia it is necessary to be very diverse in applications but generally cover all types of commercial assignments.
The digital transition has been fantastic and like many photographers have embraced the medium with gusto.
As a member of the AIPP, I have enjoyed many benefits over the years and have formed long lasting friendships in the industry.

Website: http://www.robburnettimages.com.au


Rob Burnett
Master of Photog.
Rob Burnett Images
Australia



Gay Campbell
Montalbetti+Campbell
Australia


Daniel Capobianco
M.Photog, AIPP, Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop
Daniel Capobianco of Wicked Images Photography & Video started his working life at a ripe young age of 12 with his father.

With the purchase of the first Mac in 1990, he discovered photoshop and the art of image enhancement and manipulation. A monster had been created!

With this background in Graphic design, photo enhancement and manipulation, Daniel started Wicked Images and embarked on a new career...photography.

Daniel did his first real wedding photography job in 2003 with a crappy, noisy digital camera and lots of photoshopping!!!

Since his start in photography, he has established himself as an accomplished photographer and amazingly talented digital artist. He has won many awards both at home and abroad and has achieved his masters with the AIPP and is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop.

"I live to take pictures and play on my mac...Photoshop ROCKS!!!"
Daniel Capobianco

Website: http://www.wickedimages.com.au


Daniel Capobianco
M.Photog, AIPP, Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop
Wicked Images
Australia


Bob Coates
M.Photog., Cr., CPP 3 Fuji Masterpiece 5 Kodak Gallery Awards
Bob is an award winning photographer, author and speaker based in Sedona, Arizona USA. He runs a successful photography business and coaches other photographers on getting the most out of their business.

Member - Arizona Professional Photographers Association, National Association of Photoshop Professionals and other photographic associations.

Website: http://fotografia-romantica.com


Bob Coates
M.Photog., Cr., CPP 3 Fuji Masterpiece 5 Kodak Gallery Awards
Bob Coates Photography
United States


Kaye Davis
Fellow of NZIPP



Kaye Davis
Fellow of NZIPP
New Zealand


Pieter de Ras
FELLOWSHIP (PPSA)


Website: http://www.photoderas.com


Pieter de Ras
FELLOWSHIP (PPSA)
DE RAS PHOTOGRAPHY
South Africa


Peter Eastway
G.M. Photog., Hon. FAIPP, Hon FNZIPP, FAIPP
Having worked in most areas of professional photography, Peter Eastway's passion is for landscapes, portraiture and the printed page. He is the publisher of Better Photography and co-publisher of Better Digital and Better Photoshop Techniques, Australia's three leading photography magazines.

Peter's work is so respected that Lonely Planet chose him to write their international photography guide book on landscape photography. He is also a Grand Master of Photography, one of only five in the world and earned from a career spanning nearly 30 years.

Peter has won many awards for his photography. In 1996 and 1998 he was the AIPP Australian Professional Photographer of the Year. He was Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year in 1995, 1996 and 1998, Australian Illustrative Photographer of the Year in 2004, and NSW Professional Photographer of the Year in 1995, 1996 and 2004. He has also won the Grand Award for the Commercial Category at the 2005 and 2008 WPPI Exhibition in Las Vegas.

Peter is well-known as a photography judge both in Australia and overseas and has shared his experience with amateur and professional photography organisations around the world.

Website: http://www.petereastway.com


Peter Eastway
G.M. Photog., Hon. FAIPP, Hon FNZIPP, FAIPP
Australia


Jim Fiscus
Known for his pioneering work integrating conceptual photography and computer generated imagery, Jim Fiscus has produced award-winning images for Levi's, Showtime, Nike, ESPN and many others. Voted International Photographer of the year in 2006, his work has landed two Communication Arts covers and multiple articles. Fiscus was named #1 photographer in the United Kingdom in 2008 by industry bellwether Campaign for his highly-narrative and provocative work for Channel 4. A native Texan, Fiscus lives with his wife Lisa and their two-year-old son in the eccentric southern town of Athens, Georgia.


Website: http://fiscusphoto.com


Jim Fiscus
United States


Christian Fletcher
I have been taking photographs professionally for over 18 years. In that time I have had to evolve with every advance in technology and creative technique. It is such an exciting and challenging time to be in the industry. The advent of digital has revolutionised photography as an art form. It has also bought photography and image manipulation to the masses. Every second person now takes photographs and many are trying their hand at creating a living from their hobbies. Digital in some ways made it easier to be a “photographer”, but it still takes a certain level of skill and understanding to truly master the craft.

I cut my teeth on film and lived for years in a darkened room, mixing chemicals, printing my own prints and framing them. When I think of where I began, look at where I am now and beyond to the future I am amazed at how far I have come and how far there is still left to go. Every month someone develops an new idea or approach that refines photography just that little bit more. It is these refinements that keep it exciting for me. Photography comes second to my family, I place it that highly. Sometimes it can be frustrating, sometimes depressing, but it is always rewarding if you work hard and want to succeed.

Website: http://www.christianfletcher.com.au


Christian Fletcher
Christian Fletcher Photo Images
Australia


Catherine Hall
Catherine Hall has been capturing expressive images of people through her camera since an early age. With Clients such as John Deere, News Corp, Reuters, Credit Suisse, and Goldman Sachs, Catherine Hall is one of the top professional photographers working today. Hall, studied photography at Oxford University and Cal Poly where she graduated summa cum laude and first in her class. Her work regularly appears in a myriad of publications including: Elegant Bride, Grace Ormonde, The Knot, PDN, National Geographic Traveler, Modern Bride, The Tribune, The Sydney Morning Herald, American Photo, and The New York Times.

As an accomplished teacher and international print & album judge, Hall possesses a broad skill set. Her work has been displayed on Times Square billboards, and in promotional materials of fifteen non-profit organizations. Hall's professional experience includes working with Getty Images as a photographer, photo editor, and grants consultant, and she has earned sponsorships from Adobe, Epson, Kodak, Lowepro, WPPI, and Julia Dean while exhibiting work worldwide, including in New York City, Paris, and the San Francisco.


Website: http://www.catherinehall.net


Catherine Hall
Catherine Hall Studios
United States


Kevin Jairaj
Kevin Jairaj is an Internationally Award Winning Fashion and Wedding Photographer based in Dallas, Tx. His colorful style and flair for the dramatic image has garnered him much acclaim worldwide. His work has been published in countless books and magazines around the globe and he is a very much in demand speaker in the photography world. You can see Kevin's work at www.kjimages.com or www.thekjblog.com

Website: http://http://www.kjimages.com


Kevin Jairaj
KJImages Photography
United States


Jackie King



Jackie King
Jackie King Photography
United Kingdom


Chris Lalonde
As a principal photographer at Photolux Studio, at age 34, Christian Lalonde, has already made his mark on the industry. Christian is an extremely versatile photographer who's work illustrates high standards in lighting and composition. As part of his impressive repertoire Christian was named "Canadian Commercial Photographer of the Year" in 2001 & 2002 by the Professional Photographers of canada (PPOC). To see his work please visit www.photoluxstudio.com/commercial

Website: http://photoluxstudio.com/commercial


Chris Lalonde
photolux studio
Canada


William Long
M.Photog III, MNZIPP, FBIPP, FRPS
William Long

Originating from the UK, I studied both the performing and visual arts, starting my professional life as a performer, resulting in a 17 year career as a Principal Ballet Dancer with The Scottish Ballet. My photographic career effectively began in 1975, quickly establishing a niche market in Europe, within the highly specialised field of ballet & performing arts photography. My work evolved to include a varied range including corporate, commercial & advertising photography. 1990’s brought about a permanent move to Australia, forming Longshots Photography; concentrating on the exciting and varied world of Corporate, Industrial, Advertising and Studio photography

Website: http://www.longshots.com.au


William Long
M.Photog III, MNZIPP, FBIPP, FRPS
Longshots Photography
Australia


Ray Lowe
Hon-FBIPP Hon-MPA FRPS Master PPA QEP
Past President of BIPP and MPA
The only photographer to be awarded an Hon Fellowship of both BIPP and MPA for services to the photographic industry.
Has lectured and judged around the world for 30 years.
Past Chairman of European Photography qualifications.
Past Chairman of BIPP qualifications.

Website: http://www.raylowestudios.co.uk


Ray Lowe
Hon-FBIPP Hon-MPA FRPS Master PPA QEP
Ray Lowe Studios
United Kingdom


Ian McKenzie
FAIPP, Hon FAIPP, M.Photog ll
40 years as a professional photographer.
Most frequently works in the areas of architectural, industrial, and corporate photography, specialising in brochure or annual report work.
In recent years directed several corporate documentary films.
Frequently travels on assignment, mostly to South East Asia.



Ian McKenzie
FAIPP, Hon FAIPP, M.Photog ll
Australia


Robin Moyer
A Time Magazine Contract Photographer from 1982 to 1998, Robin has been based in Asia since 1985. He is the recipient of many awards for his work (World Press Picture of the Year; Robert Capa Gold Medal Citation) and his photographs reside in many collections, including the Masters' Collection at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.

Website: http://http://www.robinmoyer.com


Robin Moyer
Pacific Empire International, Ltd.
Hong Kong


Dennis Orchard
ABIPP ALPE AMPA ARPS CrSWPP
Twice UK Wedding Photographer of the Year, Dennis has, for the last 6 years, Judged internationally at WPPI Las Vegas and has also been a UK national Judge with SWPP.
Dennis holds the highest award at WPPI, the Accolade of Lifetime Photographic Excellence and in 2006 was honoured with WPPI's Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to the Photographic Industry.



Website: http://www.dennisorchard.com


Dennis Orchard
ABIPP ALPE AMPA ARPS CrSWPP
Photo D
United Kingdom


David Paterson
Hon LM. Hon FAIPP. ANZIPP
David is a professional photographer working at the Australian Defence Force Academy. In 1985 he established Dorian Photographics, specialising in photographing artworks for galleries and artists alike.
David also is also an active member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography in addition to his commitments with the Australian Professional Photography Awards. He has served on the APPA committee since 1993 and is the current Chairman of Jurors.
David’s personal work shows his passion for the landscape, however he is equally at home taking Architectural studies and dabbling in contemporary Portraiture.



David Paterson
Hon LM. Hon FAIPP. ANZIPP
Dorian Photographics
Australia



Nick Rains
Australia



Moshe Rosenzveig
Australia


Johannes Van Kan
NZIPP Wedding Album of the Year ... every year
Its all about the story in the image.
Its either the one you put there as the author or the one you see as the viewer

Website: http://www.modafotografica.co.nz


Johannes Van Kan
NZIPP Wedding Album of the Year ... every year
Moda Fotografica
New Zealand


Alexey Vinokurov
Wedding photographer

Website: http://www.avinokurov.ru


Alexey Vinokurov
AV Photography
Russia