Photo Inspo Festival 2020

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Inspiring photographic creativity, learning and growth!

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Supercharge your photography at the Photo Inspo Festival 2020!

Enjoy an amazing festival of photographic inspiration that will spark your imagination and inspire you to explore new trails in your photography.

The"Photo Inspo Festival" spans online and real-world spaces, featuring 10 online speaker sessions and exciting real-world photowalks in Perth spread across 9 days!

Running from Saturdy 18 July to Sunday 26 July, your ticket to this festival will open up new worlds of photographic inspiration for you --  all for only AUD$195 (for the whole online and photowalks experience) or AUD$165 (online components only).

If your 2020 has been hampered by social and travel restrictions and the "isolation" life has dulled your creativity, then this festival will jump start your creativity, vision and motivation, and get you feeling excited about photography again.


Please note that all webinar times are AWST (Australian Western Standard Time)


10.00am - 3.00pm: Portrait lighting event with Steve Wise and Seng Mah

Venue: Team Digital

Join us at Team Digital for a sensational lighting and portrait photography demonstration. Pick up tips on lighting techniques and then try your hand at portrait photography using a combination of LED lighting and studio lighting! Join Seng Mah and Steve Wise for two sessions of learning about light and try your hand at some portrait photography!

3.30pm - 5pm: Urban landscapes and urban photowalk with Mark Brierley

Venue: Team Digital

Join multi-awarded urban landscape photographer, Mark Brierley, and Ben Walton of Team Digital for a session on how to create award-winning Urban Landscapes, followed by a photowalk in East Perth. Discover alleys, lanes and mine the potential for great images in an urban environment and get your images for the next Golden Shopping Trolley Award for Urban Landscapes!

7pm - 8pm: Jordan Cantelo - "Chasing Storms" (Webinar)

Venue: Online via Zoom

Storm chasing demands a certain bravado, hardiness and patience from the photographer. This is your opportunity to learn from one of the best practitioners in this field -- Jordan Cantelo. Discover the ins and outs of storm photography in Western Australia, why Jordan is drawn to sit under thunderous skies, how he plans for his chases, what gear is in his bag, and what settings he uses to nail that elusive lightning image. 


10am - 12noon: Civic Gardens Photo Walk, Touch and Try event with Geoff Temple

Venue: Civic Gardens, Cannington & Digidirect Cannington

Explore the Civic Gardens in Cannington at this event where you'll have the opportunity to test out a range of photographic products including Tamron lenses, Three-Legged Thing tripods, Peak Design bags and more! This photowalk is then followed by a portrait shooting experience session at Digidirect Cannington.

2pm - 3pm: Belle Verdiglione - "From Potential to Potent: Portraits that make you go Oooh!" (Webinar)

Venue: Online via Zoom

Being a visionary in 2020 means more than just expressing the heart of your work. If you really want to change the world, you've got to be willing to expose the workings of your heart. Join visual visionary, Belle Verdiglione, on a journey into photography of the raw and real, the fierce and fiery, the wild and untamed, the soft and strong, the dark and deep. Discover how to bring your whole self into your work and the wonder that you can create by being emotionally embodied in your photography.

4pm - 5pm: Northbridge Photowalk with Julie Kerbel

Take on a photo challenge at this urban photowalk with award-winning photographer, Julie Kerbel. Hone your ability to find visual interest in an urban setting.

7pm - 8pm: Chris Dark & Chris Saunders - "Purpose, Projects and Print" (Webinar)

Venue: Online via Zoom

Join multi-award winning photographers Chris Dark and Chris Saunders as they take you through the reasons why they choose to shoot in the style they do: from the middle of an expansive salt lake, or from 2000 feet in a small aircraft. Both Chris and Chris will give an insight into their thought process and how their visionary collaborative project "Head East and Turn Right" was created. You'll be inspired to push your own visual boundaries and explore new photographic opportunities. 


7pm - 8pm: Brodie Butler - "Off-camera Flash Lighting" (Webinar)

Venue: Online via Zoom

Brodie Butler needs no introduction -- he's a master of creating slick, commercial images using off-camera lighting. Join the master of OCF for an "enlightening" session that covers his thinking, planning, setting up and shooting with off-camera flash lighting to create stunning portraits and product imagery! 


7pm - 8pm: Simone Addison - "Crafting the Creative Portrait" (Photoshop Demo and Webinar)

Venue: Online via Zoom

Join award-winning fine art portrait and wedding photographer, Simone Addison, for a session that's all about crafting a creative portrait in Photoshop. Pick up valuable portrait editing techniques and discover the whys and wherefores of portraiture editing! 


7pm - 8pm: Steve Huddy - "Stop Motion and Time Lapse Photography" (Webinar)

Venue: Online via Zoom

Steve Huddy joins the Festival to get you thinking of photography in a way that moves beyond the single, still image. Learn how to leverage the power in your cameras to create stop motion movies and time lapses that will take viewers deeper into your images and engage them in ways that stimulate the imagination. 


7pm - 8pm: Etienne Bossot - "Stay Inspired: Keeping Travel Photography Real" (Webinar)Venue: Online via Zoom

For lovers of travel and photography, join travel photographer Etienne Bossot who is joining us all the way from Hoi An in Vietnam, to share his thoughts and approaches on making your travel photographs authentic and real and to keep evolving your travel photography style. 


4pm - 5pm: Scarborough Beach Photowalk

Join the very creative (and much awarded) Johannes Reinhart for a memorable photowalk at Scarborough Beach!

7pm - 8pm: Johannes Reinhart - "Jumpstarting Personal Photography Projects" (Webinar)

Venue: Online via Zoom

There's something very special and rewarding in pursuing a personal photographic project. It's the culmination of your passion and your vision, and Master Photographer, Johannes Reinhart, will show you how to get started, stay motivated and finish your project. From the nuts and bolts of starting one, to the various paths you can tread while working on it, and finding publishing and exhibition opportunities for your work, this session will stich on your desire to craft a photographic project close to your heart. 


6.45am - 8am: Claisebrook Cove sunrise shoot with Rob Gillman

Shoot the rising sun at East Perth's Claisebrook Cove with urban and architecture photographer, Rob Gillman.

9am - 10am: Nature Photography photowalk with Craig Franke

Venue: Wireless Hill, Booragoon

Uncover the secrets of our WA bush on a nature photowalk with wildlife and macro photographer, Craig Franke.

11am - 12noon: Beth Baker - "An Environmental Bouquet" (Webinar)

Venue: Online via Zoom

Find the beauty in your own backyard and great outdoors by joining Beth Baker on a journey into the photography of Australian flora and fauna. You'll be surprised by the fragile and unique beauty that is to be found in the Australian bush.

2.30pm - 3.30pm: Midland Workshops photowalk with Sean Breadsell

Explore the environment at the Midland Workshops in a photowalk with street photographer, Sean Breadsell.

4.30pm -5.30pm: Burns Beach sunset shoot with Lynn Gail

Join travel photographer, Lynn Gail, for an exhilarating sunset shoot at Burns Beach.

7pm - 8pm: Seng Mah - Lens on India (Webinar)

Venue: Online via Zoom

Join Seng Mah for a webinar on the photographic opportunities that is available in India, and how to shoot for authentic travel images. This webinar may feature Kolkata-based photographer, Shivam Pandey, who is a professional photographer and photo tour guide. 


6.45am - 8am: Mandurah Marina sunrise shoot with Steve Eagland.

Take a wander around Mandurah Marina and catch the sunrise with Mandurah-based photographer, Steve Eagland.

9.30am - 10.30am: Guildford photowalk with Sean Breadsell

Explore historic Guildford on a photowalk with street photographer, Sean Breadsell.

2.30pm - 3.30pm: Kent Street Weir photowalk with Seng Mah

Explore the environments around the Kent Street Weir in this nature-themed photowalk with Seng Mah.

5pm - 6pm: Claisebrook Cove sunset shoot with Rob Gillman

Shoot the sunset at East Perth's Claisebrook Cove with urban and architecture photographer, Rob Gillman.

7pm - 8pm: Aaron Dowling - Making a Step-Change in Photography (Webinar)

Venue: Online via Zoom

If you've ever felt that your photography is in need of evolution or reinvigoration, then join Master Landscape Photographer, Aaron Dowling on exploring the changes you can make to your own photographic journey by examining your own images, reasons for shooting and how you can continue to create fresh, new, meaningful work. Find out how you can find new inspiration to drive your photography forward.

Photo walk leaders: Sean Breadsell, Mark Brierley, Steve Eagland, Craig Franke, Lynn Gail, Robert Gillman, Julie Kerbel, Seng Mah, Johannes Reinhart and Ben Walton.

Note: A booking schedule for the photo walks will be sent separately to festival ticket holders. The schedule will include instructions on how you can book into the photo walks and shoot events of your choice. In the event of inclement weather, the photo walks may be re-scheduled for a later date.


Your ticket to this festival gives you full access to the online speaker sessions, which will be conducted via Zoom, and to a selection of photo walks which you can book on a first come and first served basis (don't worry, we have scheduled lots of photo walks, so you won't miss out on joining in them). The ticket price is $195 for full access to the festival (online sessions and photo walks). If you prefer to attend only the online sessions (perhaps because you live outside of Perth), then use the code ONLINEONLY to purchase your ticket for only $165 (which gives you access to all the online speaker sessions).

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