A one day seminar about portraiture not to be missed by anyone who photographs people – professionals and non-professionals alike.
Learn the secrets to creating great work and getting it published from some of Australia’s foremost commercial photographers and photojournalists.

Where: Chauvel Cinema, Paddington Town Hall, Cnr. Oxford St & Oatley Rd, Paddington, NSW 2021

When: Wednesday, 4 March 2009, 10am-4pm


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Digital photography has evolved over the past few years to the point where it provides photographers with more control and flexibility than ever before. With this in mind, a unique one-day event has been announced by the Head On Foundation to present digital photographers with expert tools and techniques for managing, enhancing and processing digital Portrait Photography.

Taking place at Sydney’s Chauvel Cinema on 4 March 2009, the Head On Seminar will provide amateur and professional photographers the opportunity to learn, discover and share along with some of the top photographers and digital artists in Australia. 

Learn a variety of tips and tricks to create stunning portraits and how to manage and manipulate images with confidence and speed while getting the best possible results from the images captured by the camera.

Eight expert presenters will reveal the art of creating beautifully lit, sensibly posed, excitingly composed story-telling images. Learn the secrets to creating great work and getting it published from award-winning photographers. The sessions will be presented by some of Australia’s foremost commercial photographers and photojournalists and will cover diverse topics related to portraiture, technical and beyond. There will also be a mini trade show featuring some of the latest offerings from Head On sponsors. 


Wednesday, 4 March, 2009
9.00am Registration
10.00am Philip Andrews – Photoshop CS4 techniques and ‘tricks’ for portraiture
11.00am Tim Bauer – Lighting secrets for powerful portraits, selling work locally and overseas
11.45am Gary Heery, Lauren Rosen – Retouching for Commercial and personal portraiture
12.45pm Lunch break (Visit the mini trade-show)
1.45pm  Marcus Bell – Adobe Lightroom 2 workflow in processing and marketing portraiture
2.45pm Mike Bowers, Adam Knott, Stephen Dupont – Shooting personal portraiture and for magazines, how to deal with editors and sell your work
4.00pm Visit the mini trade-show
 5.00pm Close


Philip Andrews is a professional photographer, digital photography teacher, Adobe ambassador and Co-editor of Better Photoshop Techniques magazine (www.betterphotoshoptechniques.com)
Gary Heery is one of Australia’s foremost portrait and advertising photographers (www.garyheery.com)
Lauren Rosen is a creative retoucher at Electric Art, an internationally acclaimed retouching studio based in Surry Hills, Sydney (www.electricart.com.au)
Marcus Bell is a multi award winning photographer and Adobe ambassador (www.studioimpressions.com.au)
Mike Bowers   is a renowned photojournalist and past picture editor of the Sydney Morning Herald (www.eurekamedia.com.au)
Adam Knott

is the Chief Photographer of the Weekend Australian Magazine, Wish Magazine and The Deal. He has just spent 13 years in the United States working as an editorial photographer. His portraits of celebrities such as Audrey Hepburn, Nelson Mandela, Hilary Duff, Cate Blanchett have appeared in Esquire, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, Time, and Harpers Bazaar (www.adamknottphoto.com)

Tim Bauer is a multi award winning photographer whose career has spanned over two decades with enormous success in all areas of commercial photography from corporate trough photojournalism and editorial to advertising. He photographed many celebrities include Charlton Heston, Audrey Hepburn, Andy Warhol, Russel Crowe, Kylie Minogue, John Howard, Margaret Thatcher and many more. His list of clients includes Qantas, Toyota, Canon, American Express, Bonds, Microsoft and Australian Tourism Commission with work published in leading national and international magazines such as Harpers Bazaar, Wired, New Yorker, NY Times, Who Weekly, Elle, ACP and Fairfax Group (www.timbauerphoto.com)
Stephen Dupont is a multi award winning photographer and a member of Contact Press Images. His reportages which have been widely featured in major international publications, have earned him some of photography’s most prestigious prizes, including a Robert Capa Gold Medal citation from the Overseas Press Club of America, first places in World Press Photo and at Pictures of the Year International and the W.Eugene Smith Prize for Humanistic Photography. He was one of the judges of 2008 Head On Portrait Prize (www.stephendupont.com)


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