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Song of the Dove.

– posted by Kerry

Sonia Kretschmar is a very talented illustrator and will be celebrating the release of her first hard cover picture book, Song of the Dove.

Written by Errol Broome, illustrated by Sonia Kretschmar.

Published by Walker Books Australia

Book launch

Friday April 8, 6.30  - 8.00pm

Readings Carlton, 309 Lygon Street

skype: sonia_kretschmar

+61 (0)3 9460 6924

0413 901 922



Lachlan Moore- Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize.

– posted by Kerry

Lachlan has recently been awarded one of 40 finalist births in the 2011 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize! It was a phone call he was completely unprepared for and needless to say he's pretty excited about the announcement.

‘Mossman Gorge – Monday afternoon’ was made whilst on holiday with my wife Emma. The diffused light through the canopy was stunning, the water icy & the air warm. Previous to our afternoon at the gorge, I had been reading a Tim Winton novel called Land’s Edge. His words to me created an honest, familiar Australian landscape brimming with texture & life. This along with other recent influences motivated me to re-consider my approach to making pictures. I felt compelled to take a step back and embrace more of the environment in order to broaden the context of my work. As we were leaving the gorge with camera in hand I turned around to take one last look at this peaceful, harmonious & magical place. This is what I saw at Mossman Gorge, Monday afternoon.

The Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize was set in motion in 2007 by the Moran Arts Foundation. This Prize is exhibited at the same time as the Portrait Prize and consists of three sections; Open, Secondary Schools and Primary Schools. Entrants are asked to interpret ‘Contemporary life in Australia’, with an emphasis on Australian’s going about their day-to-day lives. An exhibition of the finalists is held each year at the State Library of NSW following a touring exhibition around Australia. There is a total prize pool of A$130,000, with $100,000 awarded to the winner of the Open division and up to $10,000 awarded for highly commended works.

Winners will be announced on Tuesday 3rd May 2011 at the Mitchell galleries in the State Library of New South Wales.

We wish him the best of luck!


Les Walkling at Blue Tree Studios.

– posted by Kerry

Blue Tree Studios, in association with Canon Australia, is proud to present “From Capture to Print”, the first of their ongoing “hands-on” seminars featuring renowned photographer, artist and educator Les Walkling.

The Capture to Print seminar, run from March 28th to March 30th, provides a critical overview of contemporary best practice workflows, from the initial image capture to proofing for pre-press and publications, and the highest quality exhibition printing. It is presented over three separate sessions/nights from 6.00pm to 9.00pm at Blue Tree Studios in Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.  Sessions are only $150 each or get a huge $100 discount for the full 3 night seminar at only $350.

For anyone who is looking to improve their photography businesses this will definitely appeal, especially to those trying to find a new edge and reduce their overheads. There will be limited places as we intend to keep the numbers per session small enough so as to maximise the learning experience.

Who and Why should you attend?  
Commercial, wedding and portrait photographers in particular can take advantage of the unique opportunities provided by fully controlled in-house print operations.
During the seminar participants have the opportunity to photograph and print their own images.  
Discover the benefits of full control over the image-making process.
Improve your workflow and sales opportunities.
Take the myth out of printing your own work.
The seminar is presented as a cohesive experience over three nights, however you can book into just one or more sessions depending on your interest and availability. A discount is offered if you book into all three sessions.  Bookings can be made online at or email Blue Tree on


Opening night Daniela Federici retrospective.

– posted by Sally


I was in Daniela's year at RMIT, so it was great to go and see her and the body of work she has compiled over the last 20 years. 

Many of us from that year including, Tracey Rowe -TVC director, Heather Dinas - top Melbourne shooter, Jeff Moorfoot - head of Ballarat Bienalle, Alex Syndakis- RMIT lecturer and International shooter - Kim Tonelli, to name a few,met up for a fun night and a must see exhibition.


Daniela Federici Retrospective.

– posted by Sally

The exhibition is open through to 9th April and well worth a look.

Sophie Gannon Gallery

2 Albert Street, Richmond VIC 3121(03) 9421 0857 



– posted by Sally


As you may be aware, this year's AUSTRALIA'S TOP PHOTOGRAPHER AWARDS have been cancelled.

However, please note:


Judging will take place this month, with this year's winners being announced at the end of April in the May/June edition of Capture magazine.

All the best to the emerging photographers in the running for the title.


Kate Tyzack’s first folio.

– posted by Sally


I first met kate when I gave a talk to students in 2010 at PSC.
She was quick off the mark and contacted me shorlty afterwards.
We worked together on her final folio and were able to pull together some fabulous spreads. There are 3 here which I love.
Now kate has graduated and looking to get into the world of assisting and shooting, we are about to launch into revising the graduating folio.
This is a common practise with new shooters, as a folio you graduate with has to please lecturers and fullfill course criteria. In many cases this may not be the folio that you want to show industry, parts of it certainly, but as a whole it needs to be revised and tweeked.
We will be working on the updated version in the next few months. new shoots and a different focus.



– posted by Sally

 It’s a kind of speed dating for photographers. For a fee you get an opportunity to show your folio to a range of career influential reviewers of your choice in a series of one on one 20 minute interviews, designed  to give valuable feedback and advice on your work and possible future directions. 

The reviewers are drawn from the ranks of gallerists,  publishers, academics, festival directors, curators, photographers reps and eminent photographers from all over Australia and overseas.

The BIFB’11 Portfolio Reviews are designed for photographers serious about advancing their careers, who have already established a strong body of  work, or students in the final stages of their education looking to kick-start their careers in photography. 

In the normal course of events, making appointments to show your work  to the range of reviewers available at BIFB’11 could take months to organise.

The BIFB’11 Portfolio Reviews will take place on Sunday August 21st and Monday August 22nd 2011. You can download a BIFB'11 Portfolio Review kit

On the recommendation of the reviewers, one lucky participant will be offered the opportunity to submit a proposal to be included in the Core Program at BIFB’13, and we have also three vouchers for $300 each courtesy of Blurb for the top three folios.  So be prepared.  Get your best work together in your portfolio and sign up for the BIFB’11 reviews - you never know where it may lead!


Jeff Moorfoot

Festival Director


Ballarat International Foto Biennale

September 4 to October 4 2009


Cricket’s folio highlights.

– posted by Sally

Cricket is a delight to meet and work with.

A huge amount of energy and ideas burst forth when you meet her.

My job was to corale these ideas and make a folio that showed her versatility with fashion and her ability to create beauty from simplicity.

These images I have selected are beautiful , edgy and real. 


Alison’s Daughter Exhibition.

– posted by Kerry

NewNorth Gallery


An Introduction to being a Heartfelt Photographer.

– posted by Sally

Heartfelt is a volunteer organisation of professional photographers from all over Australia who have come together to form an organisation dedicated to giving the gift of photographic memories to families that have experienced stillbirths, premature and ill infants and children in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units of their local hospitals, as well as children with serious and terminal illnesses. 

On Wednesday, March 23 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Gavin Blue Vic & National President of Heartfelt invites interested photographers along to an introduction night about being a Heartfelt Photographer.

With the backdrop of Heartfelt's exhibition, you are invited to come to an information night to hear about the profound difference heartfelt photographers make and to consider whether it would be something you would like to do.

The night also includes a tour of Excite Images facilities and plenty of drinks and nibblies.
We would love to see you there.

Excite Images, Gallery Space

690 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne, Australia


Jess Bialek Madame Butterfly

– posted by Sally


Recently Jess shot rehearsals of Madame Butterfly in Sydney.

"I was lucky enough to have access to the rehearsal studio at the Sydney Opera House, where the Australian Ballet were rehearsing for the upcoming production of Madame Butterfly.

As with most ballets, there are  sweeping movements and grand leaps, but Madame Butterfly is all about the finer gestures found in Japanese culture, which are full of meaning."

Nice work Jess. 


Hey Spid! Show us your folio!

– posted by Sally

Spid flew over from NZ to spend a day with me and it was fantastic to meet a shooter from across the Tasman.

Spid is a ball of energy and had some amazing work to show me.

He is a hugely successful photographer with an agent who works well for him in NZ and abroad.

The reason he wanted to meet with me was to look at stretching the style of work he has. He needed to put the passion back into his photography and show a greater depth.

We looked at many images over the day and his final folio is a credit to Spid. It has texture and emotion, along with a strong sense of who he can be as a shooter.

As a people person his folio reflects Spid’s character and is an extension of his current work. It’s something he can truly be proud of.

My favourite pages are…


Heartfelt Exhibition Opening

– posted by Kerry

Gavin Blue has asked us to share this invitation with you.

Heartfelt is a volunteer organization of photographers from all over Australia who give the gift of photographic memories to families that have experienced stillbirths, premature and ill infants and children in the neaonatal Intensive Care Units of their local hospitals.

This exhibition shares the stories of heartbreak, courage and hope that the families we have the privilege to work with have faced.

Exhibition Dates: 14 March - 3 April

Opening Night: Wednesday, March 16 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Excite Images Gallery Space

690 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne, Australia


“Shooting a Concert GigaPixel Crowd”

– posted by Kerry

A few months ago Mauro Risch was contacted by a Sydney based Agency to help them check the viability of a project.

This is what happened......

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