KEYNOTE SPEAKER, KELLY BROWN

Kelly Brown is a distinguished figure in the world of newborn photography, with a career spanning nearly two decades. Since founding her business in 2004, Kelly has become a leading authority in the newborn genre, earning accolades and recognition for her exceptional work.

 

Beyond her own photography, Kelly’s true passion lies in education. She dedicates the majority of her time to training and mentoring photographers, both online and in person. Through her platforms, newbornposing.com and Kellybrownonline.com, Kelly offers a treasure trove of over 500 educational video tutorials and downloadable resources, including invaluable Photoshop actions tailored for photographers.

 

As a business-based portrait photographer and a mentor to over 70,000 photographers, Kelly understands the value of not only capturing moments but also nurturing the talent and skills of fellow professionals. She imparts her expertise in composition, lighting, and technique, inspiring a new generation of photographers to elevate their craft.

 

Kelly’s influence extends far beyond her tutorials. She offers business acumen to professionals eager to expand their skills and profitability. Her teachings empower photographers to not only master their art but also thrive in the competitive industry.

 

Among her many accolades, Kelly proudly holds the titles of AIPP Double Master of Photography, WPPI Grand Master of Photography, and SWPP Fellow of Photography. She is recognized as 1 of 15 Canon Masters in Australia & New Zealand and serves as an ambassador for esteemed brands like Graphistudio and Canson Infinity.

 

As an international photography judge and chairperson, Kelly continues to play a pivotal role in setting the standards of excellence in the industry. Through her generosity and expertise, she is not only capturing the essence of new life but also shaping the future of professional photography worldwide.



Some recent Awards include:

  • 2023 WA Professional Photographer of the Year – Orloff Awards
  • 2023 WA
  • 2023 Master Photographers International IIC Mentorship Award
  • 2023 1st place Landscape Australian Photographic Prize
  • 2022 1st place Landscape, R/up Nature, Australian Photographic Prize
  • 2021 awarded Grand Master WPPI
  • 2021 ‘Bill Hurter Award’ WPPI – overall highest aggregate
  • 2021 1st place in Creative Division & Landscape category WPPI
  • 2020 Overall winner Photographer of the Year, 16×20 print competition SWPP
  • 2020 1st in Landscape, Wildlife & Nature Categories SWPP
  • 2021, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2010 1st place Landscape, WPPI
  • 2018 Finalist International Colour Awards
  • 2018 Finalist Head-ON Landscape Awards
  • 2015, 2013, 2008, Western Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year
  • 2013 Canon AIPP Australian Professional Photographer of the Year
  • 2013 Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year
  • 2013 New Zealand Overseas Photographer of the Year
  • 2013 2nd place Open Nature Epson International Pano Awards

Some recent presentations include:

  • 2023 WPPI – Las Vegas USA
  • 2023 Canson Queenstown NZ
  • 2022 Australian Photographic Prize in Melbourne
  • 2020 SWPP presenter judge in London UK
  • 2002-2019 Master of Ceremonies at the Annual Awards Dinner for the Australian Professional Photography Awards
  • 2016-2020, 2007-2011 WPPI presenter/judge in Las Vegas USA
  • 2018 Canon Light Awards in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane, and Hobart
  • 2017 Canon Light Awards in Sydney, Melbourne, and Hobart
  • 2016 Keynote presenter at the Baby Summit, Gold Coast Australia
  • 2015 Closing Keynote at the HOTD conference in Brisbane Australia
  • 2014-15 Judge for the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards
  • 2014 Invited to present at the Nikon AIPP event Gold Coast Australia
  • 2013 Invited to speak at the Australian High Commission in Wellington NZ
  • 2013 Speaker at IDEA conference Melbourne, Australia.
  • 2012 Opening Keynote Speaker at Photo Marketing Association conference Melbourne, Australia
  • 2010-2015 Master of ceremonies for ‘The Nikon AIPP Event’ , Australia
  • 2009 Keynote Speaker at Light Pro in Florida USA

 

TONY HEWITT

APP-L, G.M. Photog.1Pb, Hon. FAIPP, FNZIPP, FAIPP, G.M.Photog. WPPI

websites:

  • www.tonyhewitt.com
  • www.girtbyseaproject.com.au

social media:

  • Facebook:  Tony Hewitt Photographic Artist
  • Instagram: tony.hewitt

 

Tony Hewitt’s photographic journey has seen him explore the genres of Fine Art, Aerial, Landscape, Nature, Portrait, Wedding and Commercial photography. With a passion for people, places and pictures, and an instinctive sense of the moment, Tony brings a unique combination of creative skills, award winning photographic vision and simple creativity.

Tony has been recognised as a ‘Grand Master of Photography’ of WPPI (USA) and a ‘Fellow’, Honorary Fellow, and ‘Grand Master of Photography’ of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP). He is a well-respected and sought-after creative mentor and coach, leads a variety of international photography tours, and offers a diverse range of opportunities for learning and inspiration.

Tony’s career highlights feature over 400 state, national and international photography awards. Tony has been recognised as the AIPP Australian Professional Photographer of the Year, and in the same year received the New Zealand Overseas Photographer of the Year, the Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year and the Western Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year. In 2023 Tony received the Mentorship Award open to mentors and teachers internationally. In 2021, Tony received the ‘Bill Hurter’ Award at WPPI in Las Vegas, USA. In January 2020, Tony won the Nature, Landscape, Wildlife and overall Photographer of the Year at the SWPP 20×16 Print Awards in London UK.

As an internationally recognised Fine-Art Photographer, Tony has exhibited both within Australia and Overseas since 1995 regularly sharing successful expressions of his vision through regular solo exhibitions including ‘Lux et Aqua’, ‘Evapor8’, ‘Transience’, ‘Continuum’ & Aliquas Partes in Australia. 2022 also saw the release of his latest retrospective collection, … ‘Occuli’. More of his work features in the incredible collaborative 100 piece ‘Girt by Sea’ collection, captured during a 31day circumnavigation of the Australian coastline.

Tony has been invited to judge and chair judging at local, national and international levels for the past 25 years, and also served as ‘Chairperson’ of the Australian Institute of Photography Awards Committee 2016-2020, as well as Chair of Jurors at WPPI in the USA 2019-2020.

As a highly respected professional speaker, Tony has been presenting in a variety of forms for over 25 years. He presents on subjects as diverse as Photography, Fine-Art, Creativity, Vision, Repoire and Personal Awareness, often utilizing his amazing images to illustrate various aspects of his message.

Tony loves a good coffee, great music, a game of table tennis, and time at the beach.

 

STEVE SCALONE

One of our most beloved speakers to ever grace our shores is back!

 

Australian based commercial and fine art photographer Steve Scalone captures scenes that resonate the ‘decisive moment’. The use of delicate tones, refined composition and a precise depth to draw the viewer into the images, provoking curiosity about the scenes and the people in them.

Steve embarked on a professional career in a series of photographic commercial labs. He witnessed the beginnings of the digital camera revolution and embraced the change.
In the years since, Steve pursued the photographic form in both his artistic and commercial practices. Along the way he’s acquired numerous Australian and International awards for photography and book production.

His talent on the ground for inspiring fellow professional photographers and nurturing his peers through education, as well as his continuing public advocacy for the arts, have led to him being honoured with the title of an ILFORD Master. 



PETER EASTWAY

Peter Eastway is an Australian photographer known internationally for his landscape photography and creative use of post-production. A practising professional, he shoots editorially (mainly for Better Photography magazine) and works selectively in advertising and portraiture.

Peter has been involved in photographic magazine publishing for over 40 years, establishing his own title, Australia’s Better Photography Magazine, in 1995. As a result, Peter and his websites are a wealth of information on how to capture, edit and print, offering tutorials, videos and inspiration for amateur and professional photographers.

Peter’s work has been published and exhibited internationally. He was the author of the Lonely Planet’s Guide to Landscape Photography. His photography has featured on the cover of the Lonely Planet’s guide to Australia, in articles in the Qantas inflight magazine, and in an international Apple television commercial. He has worked closely with Canon, Adobe and Phase One.

He was one of the featured photographers in the Tales By Light television series aired on the National Geographic Channel in Australia and produced in partnership with Canon Australia. It can currently be viewed on Netflix.

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 1996 and 1998 AIPP Australian Professional Photographer of the Year Award. He is a WPPI Master of Photography.

He won the 2009 Kodak Award of Distinction at the international WPPI Print Competition held in Las Vegas, USA; the AIPP NSW Professional Photographer of the Year 2019 and the AIPP Australian Professional Nature Photographer of the Year 2019.

Peter’s early landscapes were primarily black and white, carefully printed and toned, but with the advent of digital photography, he has taken a leading role internationally, creating a New Tradition (the title of his book) of high quality imagery, and speaks about ‘invisible Photoshop’.

He is an ambassador for a number of international photography brands, including Canson, Eizo, Epson, Momento Pro, Phase One, SanDisk, The Edge Photo Imaging, Wacom and Zenfolio.

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

Peter is in his sixties, rides a short surfboard, believes two skis are better than one, and in case you’re buying him lunch, he is vegetarian.

BELINDA RICHARDS

Embarking on her photographic journey in 2017, Belinda has proven that pet photography goes beyond capturing mere glimpses of cute dogs. In her role as the founder and Creative Director of Frog Dog Studios, Belinda has earned recognition for her adept skill in capturing the unique expressions, poses, and personalities of animals. Infused with her distinctive blend of humor, subtle social consciousness, and expertise in Photoshop, her works stand as a testament to her love for her subjects. 

 

Since 2017, Belinda has continuously honed her photographic skills, amassing numerous accolades in various international competitions. Notably, she secured the title of Australian Pet/Animal Photographer of the Year in both 2022 and 2023.  Her passion for the craft is evident in her hands-on approach, personally overseeing every facet of the creative process from capturing the image to the final print. This meticulous attention to detail, coupled with a lifetime of experience working with animals, allows Belinda to intuitively connect with her subjects, resulting in the creation of fine art portraits that effectively communicate, connect, and emote.



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