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Peter Eastway is an Australian photographer who is best known internationally for his landscape work.

 

A practising professional photographer, in addition to his landscape work he shoots editorially (mainly for Better Photography, Australian Surfing World and ChillFactor magazines), and works selectively in advertising and family portraiture, two diverse ends of the professional sphere.

 

Peter’s work is published internationally in photographic magazines (USA, UK, Japan, Germany, Greece, New Zealand and Australia). He is also the author of the Lonely Planet’s Guide to Landscape Photography.

 

Peter also is the publisher and editor of Australia’s Better Photography Magazine and The Working Pro Newsletter. He has been involved in photographic magazine publishing for over 30 years with a number of Australia’s magazines until he and his wife Kathie began their own title in 1995. Better Photography is currently Australia’s leading photographic magazine. In addition, Peter publishes Which Camera magazine and is co-publisher of Better Digital and Better Photoshop Techniques magazines.

 

Peter Eastway is a Grand Master of Photography, a Fellow and an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography, and an Honorary Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography. He won the AIPP 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. Internationally he also won the Grand Award for the Commercial Category at the 2005 WPPI Exhibition in Las Vegas, First Place in the Natural World category of the UK SWPP & BPPA 2006 competition, First Place in the Fine Art category and 2nd overall in the 2007 international WPPI Print Competition held in Las Vegas, USA; and the 2007 Overseas Photographer of the Year in New Zealand.

 

Peter speaks nationally and internationally on topics including landscape photography, Photoshop techniques, publishing and the business of professional photography.

 

www.petereastway.com

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.

 

One of the premiere Australian Landscape Photographers, Christian has just won the AIPP Australian and Western Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year 2011

 

www.christianfletcher.com.au

I first picked up a video camera in October 2007 after looking for a creative outlet other than shooting still images with my twin brother Christian. I needed my own identity and shooting landscape images in competition with him was not fulfilling a need to stand on my own two feet in the image making world.

 

I started out with the Canon XHA1. I added the Letus 35 extreme 35mm adapter to this after watching guys like Philip Bloom on Exposure Room and later Vimeo.

 

The 5D MkII was a turning point for me, allowing the creative style formally only on offer to high end cinematic camera’s. I have relied on this camera 100% on all my video projects to the point that I have forgotten how to use a proper video camera.

 

I don’t profess to being a tech savvy camera operator. I shoot what looks pleasing to my eye and do my best to cover my poor shooting technique with soothing post production.

 

I’m so excited to be new to this genre of image making. There are exciting times ahead and I’m hoping to be right amongst the new technology hopefully learning and improving as I go.

 

You can view my collaborative work with my brother at

 

www.christianfletcher.com.au

Tony is a ‘Grand Master of Photography’ of the prestigious Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP). He is an Honorary Fellow of the AIPP and a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography.

 

Tony Hewitt is a ‘Grand Master of Photography’ and Honorary Fellow of the prestigious Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) where he was awarded the 2013 Canon AIPP Professional Photographer of the year, along with the 2013 AIPP Professional Landscape Photographer of the year, and the 2013 AIPP W.A. Landscape Photographer of the year. He is also a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography and was awarded the 2013 NZIPP Overseas Photographer of the year. In total, Tony’s career highlights feature over 150 state, national and international photography awards. He has judged at numerous state, national and international awards since 1995, and is regularly invited to speak nationally and internationally on subjects as diverse as creative photography, rapport and personal awareness.

 

Tony is also a Master Practitioner of NLP. Combining versatility with experience in the area of counselling and coaching, he has developed a reputation as a creative speaker who touches the heart and changes thinking. A qualified Master Practitioner of NLP, (Neuro Linguistic Programming), Tony has co-authored a series of 9 books, which stimulate and service the growing demand for information in the area of lifestyle and well-being.

 

www.tonyhewitt.com

Dr Les Walkling is an artist, educator and consultant. His work is in many public collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Centre for Creative Photography, Arizona; The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; The National Gallery of Victoria; and The Art Gallery of New South Wales. He has exhibited widely, including a retrospective exhibition ‘So to live as to dream’ at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1990.

 

His first university appointment was in 1983 as a lecturer in drawing, and subsequently art history and theory, and fine art photography. Les is the former Program Director of Media Arts at RMIT University (1993-2005), and Senior Research Fellow and Australian Research Council Discovery Project grant recipient in the RMIT School of Art (2006-2010). He supervised over fifty MA and PhD research candidates to successful and timely completions. Les regularly presents his research at industry conferences, seminars and festivals as an artist and digital imaging and colour management consultant. In 2011 he took early retirement from RMIT in order to remove all administrative constraints on his research and practice.

 

Les presented his first photography workshop in 1977, and has conducted regular digital photography courses since 1993 through public funded contemporary art spaces such as the Centre for Contemporary Photography (Melbourne) and PhotoAccess (Canberra). He also presents training and professional development programs for the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), the Australian Commercial and Media Photographers (ACMP), and many of Australia’s cultural institutions including the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, the National Library of Australia, the National Archives of Australia, the Australian War Memorial, and the Art Gallery of NSW.

 

From 2010-2012 Les was the digital imaging consultant on the Atlas of Living Australia (www.ala.org.au). The ALA is an initiative to improve access to essential information on Australia’s biodiversity, and is a partnership between the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the Australian natural history collections community, and the Australian Government.

 

In 2012 Les was appointed a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (FAIPP) in recognition of his service to the photographic industry.

 

www.leswalkling.com

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