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Yvette Worboys

Yvette Worboys has been teaching photography in the VET sector since 2008. She currently holds the Adobe Certified Associate in Visual Design using Photoshop and is an Adobe Campus Leader. This enables her to bring fresh ideas and new ways of teaching the creative process and creative expression to both her professional colleagues and students alike.

Yvette has over 20 years of experience in both graphic design and photography with interests in the arts from an early age. Yvette has managed to create a life supported by her love for art and design, having worked within the consulting engineering and education industries both on a teaching and creative level.

Yvette's visual art has been published and exhibited over the last 15 years both nationally and internationally. She has exhibited nationally in groups and solo shows, including the Head On photo festival and the Olive Cotton Portrait Prize.

Her photographs have appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Daily Telegraph, Time Out Magazine as well as local and independent newspapers.

Yvette is also a member of Ludlites, a photographic collective using low-fi cameras and lenses to create inspiring and emotive artwork. "By experimenting with technique and refining my craft I create an emotive mood for the sitter, using the surrounding environment to create a statement about my subject", Yvette Worboys, Artist Designer, Photographer and Educator.

You can find Yvette’s website here:

www.yvetteworboys.com

Her involvement with the Ludlite collective works can be found here:

www.ludlites.com

Justin Aitken

Justin Aitken is a Multi Award Winning Professional Photographer.

His expertise, creative quality and specialty can be seen in his portrait, lifestyle and wedding photography. His personal work consists of music, landscape and travel photography.

Justin also holds a graphic design qualification and before he became a full time photographer, worked as a graphic designer for 4 years learning the ins and outs of Adobe applications.

Justin has had his work published in many magazines, books, and websites. He has photographed international & local celebrities and acts, including Metallica, Santana, Dave Dobbyn, Fat Freddy's Drop and Coldplay.

Please feel free to view Justin's work here:

www.justinaitken.com

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George Seper

Internationally respected, George Seper has been photographing food for over 30 years. He is the longest continuous contributor to Vogue Entertaining and Travel, who recently commissioned him to photograph their 30th Anniversary cover among other features.

His list of clients include the best advertising agencies and magazines worldwide. He has won prestigious awards including the gold and silver folio awards and has images represented in the photographic collection of National Galleries across the world. George is currently photographing a series of cookbooks for Murdoch Books.

Please feel free to view George’s work here:

www.georgeseper.com

Julian Watt

Julian has won gold, silver and bronze at many international shows and was once selected as a finalist in thirty categories at one show! The international shows include Clio, Cannes, D&AD, London internationals, New York Festivals, Communication Arts, Adfest… that's just on the work that I've had the pleasure of producing with him. He's also an awesome smart, super talented image maker who gets it. I miss working with him, it's been too long. Since I moved from Asia to the states, we haven't had the opportunity for obvious reasons, but I look forward to the day where we can collaborate again!" - Craig Smith, Creative, New York.

Julian is an established, conceptual advertising photographer based in Sydney, Australia. Clients work with him because he’s versatile, a wizard with light, has never had to do a reshoot and always makes it look easy. He rolls with the punches and doesn’t get flustered. His productions are often large scale, but he also enjoys smaller, more flexible creative briefs.

Julian has a passion for sharing his knowledge and experience with students and has been authoring materials and teaching within the Australian VET sector for many years.

You can find Julian Watt’s website here

www.julianwatt.com

Steven Vote

Internationally recognised and acclaimed, Steven Vote is a photographer, storyteller, director, twice published author, mentor, fine artist, and filmmaker.

Blurring the line between commerce and art; Steven's lush, rich and very distinct work has appeared in magazines and on billboards across the globe. Steven's work has been featured in American Photo, PDN, Popular Photography, Applied Arts, and singled out by Graphis Photo Annual for exceptional imagery. He has been a frequent contributor to many travel, lifestyle and business magazines in the US as well as working directly with a large number of Fortune 500 companies and other prominent, international corporations. He is a passionate and diligent fine artist, with collectors in North America, Australasia, and Europe.

Steven is a devoted educator, gifted teacher, and creativity mentor.

When he is not making art or working with students at The Photography Institute, Steven develops science-backed creativity enhancement and life betterment processes. photoSana helps individuals, companies, and organizations around the world to grow, thrive, and prosper.

After an advertising and editorial photography career of more than 20 years - living in Sydney, London, Paris, and New York; Steven Vote now lives with his family (and alligators) in coastal South Carolina.

Be inspired. Steven posts fresh new work (almost) everyday on Instagram

Create | Build | Inspire

@steven.vote + stevenvote.com

Gary Wallis

Gary Wallis has been a freelance photographer for over 20 years working mainly in fashion and portraiture. He has shot for magazines around the world including Japanese Vogue, Dutch Elle, Marie Claire, The Independent Magazine, The Evening Standard, i-D, Dazed and Confused, Swedish Slitz Magazine and more. His commercial clients have included Topman, Motorola, Sony, Lloyds, Harper Collins.

His first photography book was published in March 2015, 'McQueen - backstage the early shows'. This is an intimate document of the legendary designers early work using previously unseen images. The book was published by www.bigsmilepublishing.com

Gary has also taught photography for 20 years at leading UK Art College Central Saint Martins and is now Subject Leader in Photography for the Communication Design Program teaching across the Masters and Bachelors degree courses. He also has a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

Please feel free to view Gary’s work here:

www.wallispictures.com

or see him on:

Instagram @wallispictures

Twitter @mrgarywallis

Leila Nasr

Leila Nasr is an award-winning newborn photographer. For as long as she can remember she has always had a camera in her hands.

Leila’s passion for photography started in her youth and was top of her senior class in photography going old school in the ‘red room’!

She decided to start a professional career when her passion grew for photographing babies after she had two beautiful children of her own, in fact, she is a PI graduate!

Leila took her skills further when she decided to obtain a diploma in Photoshop as well as having extensive newborn photography specific training.

She owns her own successful photography business and loves every minute of it!

View Leila’s work:

www.chelseaphotography.com.au

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George Seper is ingenious! I have not studied since 2005 so I wasn't sure how I would fair but he made this course a delight to read, all the while you are learning invaluable information and at times laughing along as you go!

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