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HEAD ON SEMINAR – (ALMOST) EVERYTHING ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY

Aimed at anyone who takes pictures – professionals and non-professionals alike 

Learn the secrets to creating great work and getting it exhibited from some of Australia’s foremost practitioners and listen and participate in discussing some of the current hot topics in photography.

Latest camera gear, photo software, backup hardware and more demonstrated at the trade show. FREE ENTRY – no need to register.

Lighting & Portraiture workshop with leading Australian portrait photographer.

Where: National Art School, Forbes Street, Darlinghurst 2010
When: Saturday/Sunday 8-9 May 2010, 10am-5pm
Cost: $85 per day ($70 members)
         $45 per half day
         $25 Lighting & Portraiture Workshop

Bookings are advisable as places are limited

The Head On 2009 seminar was a huge success. Please see below comments from a couple of the participants:

‘I am writing to you to express a huge thank you for one of the better, if not best seminars on photography that I have been to.
The recent one day Head On seminar at the Chauvel Cinema was an absolute blast!’
Graham Monro

‘It was a great little inspirational seminar for a technophobe like me who hates reading the manual… I had lots of good tips.’ Zorica Purlija

DETAILS AND BOOKING FOR LIGHTING WORKSHOP HERE

EVENT TIMETABLE

Saturday, 8 May, 2010

BOOK HERE WHOLE DAY 1  

BOOK HERE Day 1 for Student Discount

 

9.00am

Registration for Morning Session

 

10.00am

Peter Eastway – Lightroom in the Cold

Peter Eastway, Grand Master of Photography, returns from the wilds of Antarctica, the Falklands and South Georgia Island with an amazing audio visual and tips and tricks on how he uses Photoshop and Lightroom for his travel and landscape photography.

Book HERE      Day 1 Morning Session   9am-1pm
 

11.00am

Kim Batterham ACS – Making Movies – the confluence of cinematography and stills in the HD DSLR. 

Movie making has been available to the masses in the form of video and even super 8 for 60 years. Why has the new generation DSLR excited stills photographers and movie makers alike across the world?   What can you do with the HD DSLR? What is the difference between stills and movies? By multi award winning cinematographer Kim Batterham.

 

12.00pm

Mark Rogers – Moving Stills

The challenge of storytelling in a single frame  and the means of producing dramatic works across different fields of photography from production stills to fashion and beyond.

 

1.00pm

Lunch break (Visit the FREE mini trade-show)

 

  

1.00pm Registration for Afternoon Session
 

2.00pm 

Making Money off Your Photography – Licensing and Copyright issues for Photographers (AIPP)

Experienced photographer and industry advocate Chris Shain along with specialist Copyright Lawyer Ian McDonald give an overview of principles of licensing and basic copyright issues for photographers.

Book HERE     Day 1 Afternoon Session   1pm-5pm

3.00pm

Christopher Stewart – Destinations: The Art and Commerce of Photography

Christopher Stewart, Subject Leader of Photomedia at the National Art School, will discuss a number of issues relating to   convergence in the art and commerce of photography by referencing the work of selected former students. These include award winners of some of the world’s most prestigious prizes (including a winner of the 2010 World Press Photo  Award) and photographers represented by galleries and cutting edge commercial agencies.

 

3.30pm

Child Photographer or Child Pornographer?

The ethics, practices and current debates about photographing, exhibiting and publishing images of nude children.
Convened by Tamara Winikoff, Executive Director of the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA), Maurice O’Riordan Art Monthly editor, Gary Lee, an artist and anthropologist, Dr Jacqueline Millner  (UWS) and Ella Dreyfus, Artist, Lecturer in Photography and Head of Public Programs at the National Art School.

 

 5.00pm

Visit the mini trade-show
 

 7.00pm

Head On Screen

Sunday, 9  May, 2010

BOOK HERE WHOLE DAY 2 
BOOK HERE Day 2 for Student Discount
 

9.00am

Registration for Morning Session

 

10.00am

Centre for Documentary Practice (Griffith University) – Photojournalism: Rhetoric & Reality

Book HERE     Day 2 Morning Session   9am-1pm

11.00am

“The finest photographers produce images that ought to achieve more than a gut reaction but help us make sense of events, great and small” – John Pilger

As a discipline, Photojournalism purports to be concerned with a social justice agenda, yet often it simply perpetuates stereotypes, presenting people and issues as singularly dimensional.  Presented by the Centre for Documentary Practice, this seminar will focus on the distance between the rhetoric and reality of journalism today. 

 

12.00pm

 Featuring Angela Blakely (Australia) and virtual presentations by Shahidul Alam (Bangladesh) and Brenda Ann Kenneally (USA), the session will be chaired by David Lloyd.

 

1.00pm

Lunch break (Visit the mini trade-show)

 

 

1.00pm Regitration for Afternoon Session
 

2.00pm 

Michael Stoddardt – Get the Most out of Photoshop

Techniques and ‘tricks’ from Adobe Guru Michael Stoddardt

Book HERE     Day 2 Afternoon Session   1pm-5pm

3.00pm

Tim Hixson – Tactile: A Short History Of The Degraded Image

Photography has always embraced change and just before digital photography appeared on the scene big modifications began to occur to the photographic image.

Many photographers were looking for new and exciting ways to make a print look and feel different.

This talk looks at some of those methods such as Polaroid Transfers, Lith Printing Plastic Cameras and others responsible for a new, more tactile direction in image creation.

 

4.00pm

So You Want To Have An Exhibition

Meet the people who make the decisions about what goes on the walls of galleries, the gallerists themselves. Photography galleries are thin on the ground in Sydney. Who dhows photography? What sells and why? What does a curator do? How do you approach a gallery? What support material do you need? What are the current trends in editioning, framing and presentation? Who’s hot in the photography scene right now and why? All these questions and more answered.

Convened by Sandy Edwards (Arthere). Panelists: Mary Meyer (Meyer Gallery) Josef Lebovic (Josef Lebovic Gallery), Sandra Byron (Gallerist), Inara Walden (MOS).

 

5.00pm

Visit the mini trade-show

 

 6.00pm

Close

 

Book Day 1

Book Day 1 – Morning Session

Book Day 1 – Afternoon Session
Book Day 1 Student
Book Day 2 Book Day 2 – Morning Session Book Day 2 – Afternoon Session Book Day 2 Student
Book Workshop      

 

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

Day 1  Saturday, 8 May, 2010
Peter Eastway Peter is a Grand Master of Photography with a career spanning nearly 30 years.
Having worked in most areas of professional photography, his passion is for landscapes. He is the author of Lonely Planet’s international photography guide book on landscape photography.
Prizes and nominations: AIPP Australian Professional Photographer of the Year, Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year, Australian Illustrative Photographer of the Year, NSW Professional Photographer of the Year and Grand Award for the Commercial Category at the 2005 WPPI Exhibition in Las Vegas.
His limited edition prints are exhibited in selected galleries around Australia and are held by private collectors in England, Canada, New Zealand, Japan and the USA.  (www.petereastway.com)
Kim Batterham ACS Kim has worked as a professional cinematographer on features, mini-series, independent dramas and documentary.  He has been recognised for the high standard of his work by his many awards, which include ACS Cinematographer of the Year 2000 and an AFI for best Cinematography 2001. 
Kim has also been a finalist in the the 2009 National Photographic Portrait Prize.
Mark Rogers Mark Rogers has shot publicity stills on 25 feature films and television shows from ‘Water Rats’ to ‘Underbelly’ and film posters from ‘The Interview’ to ‘Samson & Delilah’. He has shot for Discovery Channel USA on Mt Everest, for Yothu Yindi Foundation in Arnhem Land, fashion in Spain and celebrity portraits and advertising in Sydney. (www.markrogers.com.au)
Chris Shain Chris Shain has 30 years of experience as a commercial photographer, Head On Portrait Prize finalist (2004, 2007) and is currently on the board of the Australian Copyright Council (www.shain.com.au)
Ian McDonald Ian McDonald has worked in copyright for over 16 years, first as a lawyer with the Copyright Council and now as a consultant, advising on copyright and moral rights issues, writing and publishing extensively, and presenting many talks and lectures.
Christopher Stewart Christopher Stewart is Subject Leader of Photomedia at the National Art School in Sydney. Previously he was Associate Professor of Photography at RMIT University in Melbourne. His work was most recently shown in the group exhibition and book Darkside II at the Fotomuseum in Winterthur, Switzerland (Darkside II, Steidl 2009) and is included in the photographic publications The Photograph as Contemporary Art (Thames and Hudson World of Art Series, 2nd Edition, 2009) and Basic Photography (Focal Press, 9th Edition, 2010). He is represented by Gimpel Fils in London where he had a solo exhibition, Super Border, in 2009. (www.nas.edu.au)
Tamara Winikoff Executive Director of the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) (www.visualarts.net.au)
Ella Dreyfus Ella Dreyfus was awarded the inaugural Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture in 2005. Her major exhibitions include The Body Pregnant, Age and Consent, Transman, Under Twelves and Scumbag.. Dreyfus’ photographs ‘hover between fine art and documentary, they embrace the ordinary and strikes a rich source of humanity, compassion and emotional resonance’. Her interactive installation Weight and Sea was exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi She is a lecturer in Photography and Head of Public Programs at the National Art School, Sydney. (www.elladreyfus.com)
Dr Jacqueline Millner Dr Jacqueline Millner writes widely about contemporary art and lectures in art history and visual culture at the University of Western Sydney. Her latest book Conceptual Beauty was published by Artspace in 2010.
Maurice O’Riordan Maurice O’Riordan is the current editor of Art Monthly Australia, since January 2008. He is an Art History graduate of the Australian National University who has written on the visual arts for various publications, including Photofile, for over 15 years. He has also dabbled in curatorship and public relations, and is a regional consultant for the Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair. (www.artmonthly.org.au)
Gary Lee

Gary Lee is an artist and anthropologist from Darwin. A Visiting Indigenous Research Fellow at the Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, his photography practice largely deals with representations of masculinity and ethnicity yet in his latest series, On the Verge, he also zooms in on the subject of adolescence and ‘boys-to-men’ phenomena. Gary’s exhibition Men at Ease (including On the
Verge 2) is currently showing at Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane, as part of the Queensland Festival of Photography.

 

 Day 2

 Sunday, 9  May, 2010

Brenda Ann Kenneally Brenda Ann Kenneally is a mother and an independent journalist whose long-term projects are intimate portraits of social issues that intersect where the personal is political. She is working to push the boundaries of the social document, using the web as a tool to expand and contextualize her immersion style of reporting. She has received many awards and grants for her work including the W. Eugene Smith Award for Humanistic Photography, the Canon Female Photojournalist grant the Getty Grant For Editorial Photography and The Open Society Distribution Grant For Documentary Photography. (www.brendakenneally.com)
Angela Blakely Angela Blakely is interested in people’s stories, believing that everyone has a story to tell and that they just want someone to listen.  She seeks to be invited in to people’s lives and, with respect; she uses her camera to allow people to share their stories.  This process of collaboration has allowed her to inquire into issues that are often seen as taboo.  Her work on suicide, ‘keep passing the open windows’, and her earlier bodies of work on women, anorexia and sexual fetish, contribute to breaking down the taboos associated with these topics. (www.blakelylloyd.com)
Shahidul Alam Shahidul Alam Studied and taught chemistry at London University before taking up photography. He returned to his hometown Dhaka in 1984, where he photographed the democratic struggle to remove General Ershad. A former president of the Bangladesh Photographic Society, Alam set up the Drik agency, the Bangladesh Photographic Institute and Pathshala, the South Asian Institute of Photography. He is director of the Chobi Mela festival and chairman of Majority World agency. His work has been exhibited in prestigious galleries such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Royal Albert Hall in London and The Museum of Contemporary Arts in Tehran. Alam is also a jury member in numerous international contests, including World Press Photo, which he has chaired. Alam is an Honorary Fellow of the Bangladesh Photographic Society and the Royal Photographic Society.
David Lloyd David Lloyd is a lecturer and an exhibiting and published practitioner in photojournalism and documentary practice.  He is currently Deputy Director and Convenor of Photojournalism at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.  He argues that good journalism and documentary practice is a form of social activism, while lazy and corrupt journalism is a human rights abuse. (www.cdp.edu.au)
Michael Stoddardt Michael Stoddardt is Creative Professional Business Development Manager at Adobe with years of experience in the creative arts. (www.adobe.com/au
Tim Hixson Tim Hixson is a multiple award winner and widely exhibited photographer with over 40 years experience. His personal work in the past ten years using plastic camera was published as a book entitled ‘Beach’.
 (www.timhixsonphotography.com.au)
Josef Lebovic An art dealer for nearly 25 years, Josef Lebovic is one of Australia’s most well known and respected figures in the field of original prints and photography. He is a member of the Australian Antique Dealers Association, the New South Wales Antique Dealers Association, the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) and the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA). (www.joseflebovicgallery.com)
Inara Walden
Inara Walden – Curator, Museum of Sydney (http://www.hht.net.au/museums/museum_of_sydney
Sandra Byron Sandra Byron – Photography curator and past photography curator at the Art Gallery of NSW.
Mary Meyer Director of Meyer Gallery which specialises in photography by Australia’s leading and emerging artists (www.meyergallery.com.au)
Sandy Edwards Creative Producer of ARTHERE has 20 years experience as a curator and photographer. She has a long and ongoing association with Stills Gallery and has contributed widely to the world of photography in Sydney. She is also well known as an exhibiting and published photographer. (www.arthere.com.au)
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Day 1

Peter Eastway

Peter is a Grand Master of Photography with a career spanning nearly 30 years.

Having worked in most areas of professional photography, his passion is for landscapes. He is the author of Lonely Planet’s international photography guide book on landscape photography.

Prizes and nominations: AIPP Australian Professional Photographer of the Year, Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year, Australian Illustrative Photographer of the Year, NSW Professional Photographer of the Year and Grand Award for the Commercial Category at the 2005 WPPI Exhibition in Las Vegas.

His limited edition prints are exhibited in selected galleries around Australia and are held by private collectors in England, Canada, New Zealand, Japan and the USA.  (www.petereastway.com)

Kim Batterham ACS

Kim has worked as a professional cinematographer on features, mini-series, independent dramas and documentary.  He has been recognised for the high standard of his work by his many awards, which include ACS Cinematographer of the Year 2000 for the Mini-series The Potato Factory and an AFI for best Cinematography 2001 for One Night The Moon.  He achieved recognition of his portrait work and was hung by the National Photographic Portrait gallery in 2009.

Mark Rogers 

Mark Rogers has shot publicity stills on 25 feature films and television shows from ‘Water Rats’ to ‘Underbelly’ and film posters from ‘The Interview’ to ‘Samson & Delilah’. He has shot for Discovery Channel USA on Mt Everest, for Yothu Yindi Foundation in Arnhem Land, fashion in Spain and celebrity portraits and advertising in Sydney. (www.markrogers.com.au)

Chris Shain 

Chris Shain has 30 years of experience as a commercial photographer, Head On Portrait Prize finalist (2004, 2007) and is currently on the board of the Australian Copyright Council (www.shain.com.au)

Ian McDonald 

Ian McDonald has worked in copyright for over 16 years, first as a lawyer with the Copyright Council and now as a consultant, advising on copyright and moral rights issues, writing and publishing extensively, and presenting many talks and lectures.

Christopher Stewart

Christopher Stewart is Subject Leader of Photomedia at the National Art School in Sydney. Previously he was Associate Professor of Photography at RMIT University in Melbourne. His work was most recently shown in the group exhibition and book Darkside II at the Fotomuseum in Winterthur, Switzerland (Darkside II, Steidl 2009) and is included in the photographic publications The Photograph as Contemporary Art (Thames and Hudson World of Art Series, 2nd Edition, 2009) and Basic Photography (Focal Press, 9th Edition, 2010). He is represented by Gimpel Fils in London where he had a solo exhibition, Super Border, in 2009. (www.nas.edu.au)

Tamara Winikoff 

Executive Director of the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) (www.visualarts.net.au)

Ella Dreyfus

Ella Dreyfus was awarded the inaugural Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture in 2005. Her major exhibitions include The Body Pregnant, Age and Consent, Transman, Under Twelves and Scumbag.. Dreyfus’ photographs ‘hover between fine art and documentary, they embrace the ordinary and strikes a rich source of humanity, compassion and emotional resonance’. Her interactive installation Weight and Sea was exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi She is a lecturer in Photography and Head of Public Programs at the National Art School, Sydney. (www.elladreyfus.com)

Dr Jacqueline Millner 

Dr Jacqueline Millner writes widely about contemporary art and lectures in art history and visual culture at the University of Western Sydney. Her latest book Conceptual Beauty was published by Artspace in 2010.

Maurice O’Riordan

Maurice O’Riordan is the current editor of Art Monthly Australia, since January 2008. He is an Art History graduate of the Australian National University who has written on the visual arts for various publications, including Photofile, for over 15 years. He has also dabbled in curatorship and public relations, and is a regional consultant for the Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair. (www.artmonthly.org.au)

Gary Lee

Gary Lee is an artist and anthropologist from Darwin. A Visiting Indigenous Research Fellow at the Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, his photography practice largely deals with representations of masculinity and ethnicity yet in his latest series, On the Verge, he also zooms in on the subject of adolescence and ‘boys-to-men’ phenomena. Gary’s exhibition Men at Ease (including On the

Verge 2) is currently showing at Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane, as part of the Queensland Festival of Photography.

 

Day 2

Brenda Ann Kenneally 

Brenda Ann Kenneally is a mother and an independent journalist whose long-term projects are intimate portraits of social issues that intersect where the personal is political. She is working to push the boundaries of the social document, using the web as a tool to expand and contextualize her immersion style of reporting. She has received many awards and grants for her work including the W. Eugene Smith Award for Humanistic Photography, the Canon Female Photojournalist grant the Getty Grant For Editorial Photography and The Open Society Distribution Grant For Documentary Photography. (www.brendakenneally.com)

Angela Blakely 

Angela Blakely is interested in people’s stories, believing that everyone has a story to tell and that they just want someone to listen.  She seeks to be invited in to people’s lives and, with respect; she uses her camera to allow people to share their stories.  This process of collaboration has allowed her to inquire into issues that are often seen as taboo.  Her work on suicide, ‘keep passing the open windows’, and her earlier bodies of work on women, anorexia and sexual fetish, contribute to breaking down the taboos associated with these topics. (www.blakelylloyd.com)

Shahidul Alam

Shahidul Alam Studied and taught chemistry at London University before taking up photography. He returned to his hometown Dhaka in 1984, where he photographed the democratic struggle to remove General Ershad. A former president of the Bangladesh Photographic Society, Alam set up the Drik agency, the Bangladesh Photographic Institute and Pathshala, the South Asian Institute of Photography. He is director of the Chobi Mela festival and chairman of Majority World agency. His work has been exhibited in prestigious galleries such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Royal Albert Hall in London and The Museum of Contemporary Arts in Tehran. Alam is also a jury member in numerous international contests, including World Press Photo, which he has chaired. Alam is an Honorary Fellow of the Bangladesh Photographic Society and the Royal Photographic Society.

David Lloyd 

David Lloyd is a lecturer and an exhibiting and published practitioner in photojournalism and documentary practice.  He is currently Deputy Director and Convenor of Photojournalism at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.  He argues that good journalism and documentary practice is a form of social activism, while lazy and corrupt journalism is a human rights abuse. (www.cdp.edu.au)

Michael Stoddardt

Michael Stoddardt is Creative Professional Business Development Manager with years of experience in the creative arts. (www.adobe.com/au

Tim Hixson 

Tim Hixson is a multiple award winner and widely exhibited photographer with over 40 years experience. His personal work in the past ten years using plastic camera was published as a book entitled ‘Beach’.

 (www.timhixsonphotography.com.au)

Josef Lebovic 

An art dealer for nearly 25 years, Josef Lebovic is one of Australia’s most well known and respected figures in the field of original prints and photography. He is a member of the Australian Antique Dealers Association, the New South Wales Antique Dealers Association, the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) and the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA). (www.joseflebovicgallery.com)

Malcolm Smith 

 Program Manager, Australian Centre for Photography (www.acp.org.au

Mary Meyer 

 Director of Meyer Gallery which specialises in photography by Australia’s leading and emerging artists (www.meyergallery.com.au)

Sandy Edwards 

Creative Producer of ARTHERE has 20 years experience as a curator and photographer. She has a long and ongoing association with Stills Gallery and has contributed widely to the world of photography in Sydney. She is also well known as an exhibiting and published photographer. (www.arthere.com.au)

 

Book Day 1 Book Day 1 – Morning Session
Book Day 1 – Afternoon Session
Book Day 1 Student
 Book Day 2 Book Day 2 – Morning Session Book Day 2 – Afternoon Session Book Day 2 Student
Book Workshop      

 

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