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Image credit: Julian Kingma

Perfecting the portrait with Julian Kingma

Date: Wednesday, 6 April
Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (AEST)
Locations: Online

Cost: Non-members: $AU15
          Head On Members: Free

Members - Log into Head On website, then RSVP to access

About the session

We’ve teamed up with Julian Kingma to share his secrets for taking beautiful portraits. Join us at our workshop Wednesday, 6 April and learn techniques for finding creative light, flattering posing, and composing your image so that you capture your subject beautifully.

This workshop is designed for all levels, so whether you’re a hobbyist or a professional looking for tips, you’ll be sure to gain valuable insight by attending.

Meet Julian Kingma

Julian Kingma has received Quill Awards for Best Portrait and Best Picture Story, Australian Nikon Photographer of the Year, and was a finalist at Head On Photo Awards in 2021. He began his career in 1988 as a cadet photographer at Melbourne’s The Herald Newspaper. Eventually, Julian became the Head Features Photographer for The Sunday Age, producing striking images for the newspaper for over ten years. Since then, Kingma has worked with several world-renowned publishers, such as Gourmet Traveller, Conde Nast Traveller, Harpers Bazaar, Rolling Stone and the best of Australia’s weekend magazines, The Australian Magazine and The GoodWeekend.

Julian’s unique style of portrait photography owes much to his time in these fast-paced publishing worlds. As he explains, “portrait photography is a very strange fish - for me at least. Rarely do I go into a photoshoot with any preconceived ideas. I’ve always been a very instinctual photographer; I think I owe that to my early years in the newspapers. I always had very little time - so I am always thinking on my feet, attempting to get the most arresting image quickly with what I have on hand.”...

How live sessions work

  Once you've registered, you'll receive an email confirmation. The next steps are: 
  1. One hour before the session you will receive the link to the session.
  2. Playback will depend on your internet connection and computer set up.
  3. The session will be recorded and will be made available at a later date.  

Head On Foundation sessions are supported by

Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative





April 6th, 2022 from 12:30 PM to  1:30 PM
Online broadcast
Sydney, NSW
Event Fee(s)
Access ticket $ 15.00 (includes GST of $ 1.36)
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