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The Head On(line) Photo Festival will include an exciting program of talks, panel discussions, workshops and webinars all online and free! 

Learn from leading industry professionals in a series of workshops, including sessions presented by Festival sponsors Sony and Adobe. Watch discussions unfold around current topics in photography and the world beyond, in one of the many panel discussions. And hear from the artists behind some of many exhibitions in the online festival. 

Join us online for over 50 hours of free events across 1-17 May 

Some highlights

Sony presents

Join experienced photographers and educators, as they guide you through sessions covering photographic inspiration, expressing yourself through photography, astrophotography and, wedding photography when we have no weddings. Presenters Mark Galer, Jay Evans, James Day and Matt Palmer, each one passionate about photography will give you plenty to think about. Presented by our Major Partner, Sony

Image credit: Mark Galer

Adobe presents

Paul Burnett (Principal Creative Cloud Evangelist, APAC)  and Julieanne Kost (Digital Imaging Evangelist Director) will present a series of engaging virtual workshop sessions covering the creative process, the power of Lightroom and mobile photography. Join Julieanne and Paul for illuminating and refreshing conversations as they share the techniques to ignite and sustain the creative spark and manage your workflow. Presented by Adobe.

Image credit: Abobe creative cloud youtube

Paper tigers; a panel discussion on the best of contemporary Australian photojournalism

The online exhibition, Paper Tigers, features some of the best Australian photojournalists and their most iconic photos. In this panel discussion hear from the photographers who have captured and shared the most important moments in Australia’s recent history. 


Image credit: Jake Nowakowski

Armchair street photography 

Stuck at home but want to work on some street photography? Learn how during this workshop on google street photography with Natan Dvir. 

Open reviews

Receive invaluable feedback by having your work reviewed by leading industry experts with our live open reviews. Want to have your work reviewed? Let us know.

Image credit: Stephen Godfrey

Visual storytelling in portrait photography

Join photographer and educator Oded Wagenstein for a look into the fascinating world of portraiture and culture photograph. Learn how to tell a person’s story in a portrait and gain skills to improve your portrait photography.

Image credit: Oded Wagenstein

Artist talks

The Head On(line) Photo Festival will host over 100 exhibitions. Hear from the photographers themselves in these online artist talks brought to you from all over the world.

Here’s a sneak peek into the work of Emmanuel Angelicas. whose exhibition celebrates fifty years of photography in Sydney’s Marrickville. Here, he sits down with curator Alan Davies to discuss the project.


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Head On Photo Awards 2024

Entries to the Head On Photo Awards 2024 open in May/June.

Image detail: Gary Ramage