FULLY BOOKED FOR 2018 (Wait list is now open)

SNAPPY WOMEN is a unique inspirational seminar featuring six of the finest female photographers in the field. 

Each presenter will show a selection of their favourite images and will share insights into their photography journey, including:

  1. How they started in photography 
  2. The sort of photography they do and how they do it
  3. What they love about photography
  4. The challenges they have faced, and
  5. Three lessons they’ve learnt along the way, in life, business or photography

Join us for a day filled with motivation, learning and laughter and leave feeling energised about your passions.

Our accomplished speakers for the inaugural Perth event are: 

Frances Andrijich 

Frances Andrijich is one of Australia’s finest photographers. Her extraordinary images – whether captured in the townships of South Africa, the Croatian countryside, or Indonesian slums – have earned her a growing national and international reputation. That said, Frances’ heart lies in Western Australia and she has a passion for capturing the people and the places they live in. Shooting intuitively and incisively, Frances’ photographs can be lush and painterly, or witty and surprising; they are always technically superb. Frances’ images grace the covers of magazines, feature articles, books and campaigns, including Good Weekend, Australian Geographic, Halliday Magazine, Gourmet Traveller, Wine Decanter (New York & London Editions) and Wish Magazine. Her portfolio is diverse, grown out of her ability to be versatile, and her desire for the extraordinary. It includes portraits documentary, dance, corporate, landscapes, food and wine. Corporate clients include Alcoa, Australia’s South West Tourism, Bankwest, Bauer Media, City of Perth, City of Swan, Parliament House of Western Australia, Parmelia Hilton, Meerkats, Red Cross, Shell Australia, The West Australian Ballet, the West Australian Opera, UWA Business School, Wineries including Amelia Park, Cape Mentelle, Cherubino Wines, Clairault / Streicker, Happs Wines, Leeuwin Estate, Moss Wood and Vasse Felix. Frances is the recipient of numerous awards; she exhibits regularly and has published eleven books, also a contributing photographer to 4 other books. 

Alex Cearns 

Dogs Today Magazine in the United Kingdom calls photographer Alex Cearns “One of our greatest dog photographers in the world.” A former police officer, Alex is now the Creative Director of Houndstooth Studio and specialises in capturing portraits that convey the intrinsic character of her animal subjects. With a waiting list for appointments, Alex photographs for engaged pet lovers, corporate local and overseas brands including Peter Alexander, Pet Stock and Vet West, and around 40 Australian and International animal charity organisations. The recipient of more than 200 awards for photography, business and philanthropy, Alex was named as the 2017 WA AIPP Pet / Animal Professional Photographer of the Year.  Her images have been published extensively across global media, in books, magazines and advertising campaigns. She is the author of 4 books, with two more due for release in 2018. She is an ambassador for Tamron’s Super Performance Series Lenses, Spider Holster, and Seagate, and takes like-minded animal people on global adventures with World Expeditions. Inspired by the joy of working with animals, Alex’s philanthropy and passionate advocacy for animal rescue has earned her high regard among Australia’s animal lovers and a strong following on social media. Alex is a dynamic and inspirational speaker and uses warmth, humour and uplifting visual storytelling to highlight the essence of joy in animals and how to find your purpose to live a richer life. 

Lynn Gail 

Lynn Gail is a freelance photojournalist and writer based in Perth, Western Australia who specialises in the travel and tourism industry. She is regularly commissioned to work throughout Australia, and internationally, and has recently covered assignments throughout East Asia for International airlines and Australian travel magazines. Her photographic work is represented exclusively by the world’s leading photographic agency, Getty Images, through The Lonely Planet Collection. Lynn also runs immersive photographic tours through Cultural Connections Photography Tours alongside Perth educator and tour leader, Seng Mah.  They run tours to places of the beaten tourist trail, including the Yolngu homelands, East Arnhem Land, Madagascar, India and the Lesser Sunda Islands.  Cultural Connection’s emphasis is on connecting with people in little visited areas; their ethos: ‘is to not just pass through’.  As a photographer, Lynn feels compelled to capture a true essence of the people and places she encounters.  She feels that making a connection with her subject, however brief, is important in producing images that reflect honesty in the patterns of people as they go about their everyday lives in our ever changing planet.  Lynn is a fully accredited member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography, the AIPP, where she was named runner-up Travel Photographer of the Year in 2014. She is also a member of the Australian Society of Travel Writers, the ASTW.

Leah Kennedy 

Leah Kennedy has always had a passion for visual imagery and art but for a number of reasons she didn’t pursue this as a career earlier in her life. Her turning point was attending a photography workshop with Christian Fletcher and Nick Rains in 2013. It renewed her passion for creativity and visual imagery. Leah knew that this was going to be something, more than a hobby and with an uncontrollable drive. Her photography is inspired, in part, by her passion for travel and new experiences. She is diverse in photographic genres, specialising across travel, landscape, aerial and more creative/illustrative works. Everywhere she travels, be it local or abroad, she tries to find something unusual and unique from the mundane to the dramatic, believing firmly that there is beauty everywhere. Leah is the 2015 AIPP Creative Photographer of the Year and 2016 and 2017 AIPP Illustrative Photographer of the Year. She is considered by many to be one of the best landscape artists in Australia. 

Tammy Gibbs 

Not everyone gets to experience the underwater world. It’s an amazing feeling – being weightless, silent but for your own breathing, sharing the sea with all those weird and wonderful plants and animals. For Tammy Gibbs, diving is her way to relax, to escape for as long as her air lasts. Taking photos provides a challenge and allows her to share the beautiful things she sees. Tammy learned to dive in January 2004 and has dived some amazing places including:  Western Australia, from Exmouth to Esperance as well as the Cocos Keeling Islands and Christmas Island, South Australia, at Tumby Bay, Whyalla and the Neptune Islands in the Southern Ocean, The Galapagos Islands off Ecuador in South America, Mexico’s freshwater Cenotes, Raja Ampat, Bali, Alor, Komodo and the Lembeh Strait in Indonesia, Layang Layang in the South China Sea, Fiji, Kimbe Bay in Papua New Guinea, Bimini and Tiger Beach in The Bahamas, USA’s Blue Heron Bridge in Florida and Lake Tahoe, Monterey Bay and the Northern Channel Islands in California, the Great Barrier Reef and Osprey Reef on Australia’s east coast. She is the recipient of over 20 global awards for her stunning underwater portraits. 

Beth Baker 
Hear about the art of photographing beautiful native flora with award-winning professional flora photographer and author, Beth Baker. Beth has a passion for capturing the essence of our native flora as she enjoys being outdoors exploring and discovering the beauty and uniqueness that lies within the Australian bush. She is also the author of ‘Wild about Natives’, a photography book celebrating the wildflowers in the Perth Hills, King’s Park and Cape Naturaliste region of WA. Beth will be sharing her photographic style and discussing the thought process that occurs to capture what she sees in an artistic way. Learn about Beth’s journey into photography and how she captures these amazingly artistic images of Aussie flora using light, composition, equipment, depth of field and basic camera settings.


WHEN10am until 5pm Saturday 7th July 2018
WHEREReimagined Room at the Ibis Styles Hotel, 69 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth.
COST$235 per person
INCLUSIONSFull day workshop, lunch, tea & coffee, Mojo Gift Bag, bucket loads of inspiration.
SOCIAL MEDIAVisit the InSPHIGHER Facebook Page
GIFT BAGSContain items to help discover / reignite your creative mojo.


9:50amArrival at Reimagined Room
10amWelcome & Mojo Bags
10:10am'Finding your creativity' seminar morning session
12:30pmFul Catered Lunch
1:30pm'Finding your creativity' afternoon session
3:30pmInspo walk around
4:30pmReturn to Reimagined Room for final address & questions

HOW TO BOOK YOUR PLACE:  Please fill out our booking form here

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Order your ‘I’m A Snappy Woman’ apparel and stationary here and rainbow camera t-shirt here

Grateful thanks to our generous event sponsors Tamron, Camera Electronic, CR Kennedy, Fitzgerald Photo Imaging, Morgan Marks, Headliners, Bedtonic, and Barkday Pawty.


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