Bookings are now open for the biggest weekend of photographic education and fellowship in WA’s history.

From 23rd to 25th June, the WA Camera Club (WACC) is hosting the West Australian Photographic Federation Inc Nikon Centennial Event 2017 at the Government House Ballroom ballroom in central Perth.

The event, featuring seven top-shelf presenters and two nights of gourmet celebrations, is open to all members of camera clubs affiliated with the WA Photographic Federation.

The occasion acknowledges the host club’s centenary, marking 100 years of popular photography in WA, as represented by the WA camera club movement which has grown to almost 40 affiliated groups.

Major sponsor Nikon is also 100 years old this year and it’s Ambassador, Rocco Ancora, one of Australia’s leading photographers and educators, will be the headline speaker throughout the three-day convention. He has won much acclaim for his ability to capture emotional impact in his images.

Six outstanding Western Australian photographers are presenting a range of talks, workshops and photo excursions for delegates. The presenters, Leah Kennedy, Georgina Steytler, Stan Davies, Alex Cearns, Gerrie Cooney and Richard Harmer, are acclaimed practitioners as well as engaging educators.

The presenters’ panel and the organising committee have selected topics with a difference for the event, ensuring delegates gain new and interesting insights to improve their photographic pursuits.

The cost of attendance is $260 and country members can qualify for a travel subsidy of at least $150, courtesy of Lotterywest.

WACC President Ray Ross says there has never been such a comprehensive program for photographers to learn from experts, share interests and knowledge with others and celebrate what we all love doing over a three-day format.

“The majestic beauty of the heritage ballroom at Government House will be an unforgettable setting for the inter-club event. Simultaneous sessions will give participants multiple choices and the evening functions will deliver polish and class in due recognition of the 100th anniversary.”

Limited to just 200 tickets and booking fast.
For more info or to reserve your place please visit



Australian of the Year Awards 2017

This is a total stretch but I’m sending appreciative thanks to whoever took the time and effort to nominate me.




MADE THE FINALS! ‘Orangutan’ made it to the finals of the Smithsonian Magazine Photography Awards. The awards received over 48,000 submissions from photographers in 146 countries and territories. 70 images were selected as finalists, with ‘Orangutan’ being one of the 10 images up for contention in the Altered Images category. Winners are announced on 28th March but regardless, I’m thrilled to see this sweet face selected to sit in the top 70 images.

‘Orangutan’ also scored a finals placing in the One Eyeland Photography Awards last month in the Nature / Wildlife category.

Voting is now open for the Readers’ Choice winner in the Smithsonian Magazine Photography Awards.

Could we trouble you to take a second and VOTE for ‘Orangutan’ in the Altered Images category? To VOTE just click open this link and then click on the VOTE tab on the web page.

Voting is limited to one vote per user per day and runs through March 27th 2017.

Thank you so much! xx






We are hosting a unique fundraising event in July with 100% of profits going to our friends at the Dogs’ Refuge Home of WA. We would love to see you there! We have a quirky and fun concept, a stunning event space and a special guest from the eastern states. Watch this space for more info and in the meantime, please save the date. #Exhibition #HelpRescuedDogs




You are invited to participate in a research project aiming to improve the health and welfare of pet cats in Australia.

Our friend Dr Lawson from Hobart is conducting a survey of cat owners in Australia investigating their cats’ lifestyle, environment and provision of resources.

If you live in WA and have a cat (or two or three or … ) please consider taking a few minutes to complete the survey.


Spider Holster Ambassador

Sometimes I have to have my photo taken. It’s not something I’m ever that comfortable with and I’ve had to learn to just go with it over the years. It helps if I have an animal with me – but that can prove harder to shoot as the photographer then has to capture the relationship between both subjects.

Last week I needed a pic for my Spider Holster Ambassador gig and I enlisted the help of a colleague, the lovely Julie Wilken Kerbel from Julie K Photography. We had 10 minutes to get the shot, I had a virus and Pixel didn’t want to look.

Despite the time pressure and the challenging subjects Julie worked super fast and did what she does best, delivering the photo I wanted. And that’s exactly why you hire an industry professional. :) #AIPP



AIPP WA Business Masterminds

Last night I had the privilege of speaking on a panel with esteemed and successful photographers David Ryall, Garry Sarre, and Russell Barton at the AIPP WA Business Masterminds event. It was so lovely to share some business tips and my lessons learnt with a room full of our peers and was a great night organised by dedicated the WA AIPP team.

Great timing too as my latest article for Photo Review Australia Magazine has just gone live. Read the basic photography business rules I live by (relevant to any business) at…/basic-rules-of-a-photograph…
#WAAIPP #BusinessMasterminds #AIPP



Gold award for ‘Zen Dogs’

A mind-blowing surprise to pick up a gold award for ‘Zen Dogs’ at the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) ‘The Annual’ Print Awards held in Las Vegas last week. ‘Rainbow’ and ‘Orangutan’ also scored a silver award each and these results exceeded my expectations as a first time print award entrant. Huge congrats to all of the category winners and a big thanks to Fitzgerald Photo Imaging for the meticulous printing of my entries and to the WPPI organizing team. Much love to Tamron Lenses USA / Tamron Australia / Blonde Robot for their Tamron SP lenses, my tools of trade.



International Photographer of the Year Awards 2016

Thrilled to pick up 4 Honourable Mentions in the IPOTY – International Photographer of the Year Awards 2016 for ‘Orangutan’, the ‘Orphaned Babies’ series and the ‘Winged’ series, all in the Professional Nature Wildlife category, and ‘Dogs Vs Cake’ in the Professional Fine Art Conceptual category.

All images captured using #Tamron super performance series lenses.
Tamron Australia / Tamron Lenses USA / WD / Spider Holster

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Dogs Today Magazine

Thanks to Dogs Today Magazine for including Banjo the Rottie pup in their “Best Dog Photographs In The World” section, March 2017 issue. He’s such a handsome boy!