A couple of weeks back I was asked to capture an event where the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, the Australian Prime Minister, was delivering an address at UNSW. He was speaking to representatives of the Group of Eight, Universities Australia and delegates from the Chinese Embassy inc;uding the Chinese ambassador to Australia, Cheng Jingye, and the Chinese consul general, Gu Xiaojie.
It was a tricky event to prepare for as there was many factors that were not known prior to the day. And there was always a chance that his plans would change last minute and he would not be able to attend! I was able to speak with the PM’s staff prior to his arrival and discuss protocol for photographing Mr Turnbull.
We were ideally looking for a shot of Professor Ian Jacobs, the UNSW President and Vice-Chancellor shaking hands with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Unfortunately they never shook hands and we weren’t permitted to direct the PM to any posed shots.
The next best thing, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull taking a selfie with Professor Ian Jacobs and UNSW’s Chief Communications Officer Darren Goodsir! The PM took lots of requests for selfies in his stride and was even looking for the best light when taking them.
Well, it’s a year on after I received the big gong. This time last year I was celebrating my award of 2014 Australian Professional Commercial Photographer of the Year.
It was a real honour to be awarded the 2014 Australian Professional Commercial Photographer of the Year title at the Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA’s). The icing in the cake is that I was voted to receive this by some very esteemed senior judges, many of whom have had long and illustrious careers in professional photography.
The portfolio of images I entered into the awards were a mix of a corporate portrait and industrial warehouse sites. It was important for me to enter these two different types of images into the commercial category as they represent the majority of my work these days. To enter the commercial category, the images must have been commissioned by a client. So they are real working images not just work photographed for the awards.
The awards are just about here for this year and I’m hoping it will be another great year.
See below for my portfolio that won me the 2014 Australian Professional Commercial Photographer of the Year.
As often requested lately. I was asked to create a suite of corporate photography to compliment the new website of Hunters Hill Medical Practice. Their brief was concise and right up my alley, the only problem was making sure all the Doctors were available at the one time for their corporate portraits. Luckily it wasn’t up to me!
We scheduled the time to suit when a majority of the Doctors would be in, and the rest were available which happened to fall when the practice was closed. Being careful not to show any patients in the images, I photographed the staff first and then shot the remaining interior and exterior images. I returned about a week later early one morning to shoot a few more images that worked best with it being daylight.
They have a great team of people and top class facilities, not your average GP that’s for sure! If you live in the Hunters Hill area, give them a call when you next need a check up.