Workshops and Speaker Sessions 2017

This year’s talks and workshops will be announced soon. In the meantime check out last year’s.
Speaker Sessions

Photo Live Expo’s highly anticipated speaker sessions feature award-winning photographers who are passionate about their art form. In the 30 minute talks, the speakers will discuss their process and tricks of the trade to help your learn how to capture the perfect shot in their specialised areas of photography. The MC of the speaker sessions will be Tony Hewitt, twice awarded Australian AIPP Photographer of the Year. Read below for a bio of each photographer, time of the session and click to book.


Pre-sale $16.00  / On the Day $25.00 (unless sold out prior)


Travel Photography

9.00am–9.30am / Dan Avila


Dan will be discussing practical measures anyone can apply to get professional standard travel images with specific techniques and details on which equipment to use and how to get the most out it – from smart phone photography to pro-DSLRs and the latest high end medium format cameras. Whether shooting volcanos from helicopters, underwater with whale sharks, ancient cities in Europe or ski-shooting the Alps – a travel photographer has to do it all. Dan will provide details about how to plan, shoot and process your images to quickly get the epic shots that will set your images apart as well as exactly what the top magazine editors are looking for in travel photos right now. Dan will detail exactly what gear he uses and why.


9.50am–10.20am / John Goldsmith


Shooting stars:  Digital cameras now enable photographers to document impressive astronomical objects, such as the Moon, Sun, planets, Milky Way, meteors, comets and deep space objects.  With ready access to dark skies, Western Australian photographers are ideally placed to document the cosmos, using a range of techniques including astrophotos, timelapse, panoramic and spherical images.  Curator of the Astrofest astrophotography exhibition, Dr John Goldsmith, will present a selection of astro-images from Western Australia, with an introductory discussion of how digital cameras can be used for astrophotography.

Underwater Photography

10.40am–11.10am / Karl Fehlauer


Find out the ins and outs of the basics of underwater photography. What equipment you will need to capture decent underwater images from cameras and lenses through housings and strobes. Get the right information and walk away knowing how each part of your underwater equipment interacts with each other and how it will benefit your photography.

Baby & Kids Photography

11.30am–12.00pm / Lisa Ivandich


Find out how to take great photographs of kids and babies without tears, threats or breakdowns (from you or the kids).  Including great tips to get kids looking at the camera and on avoiding fake smiles.

Landscape Photography

12.20pm–12.50pm / Karl Monaghan


More info to come

Drone Imagery & The Rules

13.10pm–13.40pm / Mark Stothard


Mark will share drone imagery and how he achieved it, from the most stunning and interesting locations. Speaking with him will be a CASA Certified Drone Pilot discussing the legalities behind drone flying, and how to become certified. Prepare to be inspired!

Street Photography

14.00pm–14.30pm / Tony McDonough


Tony is going to talk about how he shoots street photography, how he approaches it , what cameras he prefers and what he thinks street photography is all about. He will show images from entry level C , D Lux and top of the range M. There will be some hints and tips, and a little about the Leica Akademie.

Portrait Photography

14.50pm–15.20pm / Garry Sarre


Specialising in Black and White Portraiture for women, Garry Sarre originally started as a commercial/advertising/fashion photographer and utilising his experience in fashion, moved into portrait photography 20 years ago.


Specialising only in female photography his work includes single shots, women and children as well as more sensual photography of women and their partners. Garry has a friendly and inviting studio in Subiaco with a dedicated make-up and hair styling room.


“I love the craft of photography – I shoot, process and print everything myself”

Photo Competitions

15.40pm–16.10pm / Tony Hewitt


Join AIPP Awards Team Manager, APPA Chairman & international photographic judge Tony Hewitt in a session where he explores the world of photo competitions.
Whether amateur or professional, most of us strive to produce images that have impact, resonate with others, and express how we see our world. Through entering competition, the challenge of producing our best work, along with the invaluable feedback that often accompanies the judging, provides a fantastic opportunity to improve our photography on so many levels.


I will share a few tips into what judges are looking for and a few insights into how I approach my own competition entries and my experiences as both an entrant, a judge, and a competition organiser.

Sport Photography

16.30pm–17.00pm / Daniel Carson


The world of sports photography in a nutshell through the eyes of a freelancer as well an agency sports photographer. Starting with the basic gear that’s required the presentation navigates through the reality of being a professional photographer on the other side of the fence. Addressing both the requirements and expectations of working for an agency such as Getty Images through to covering a private client brief such as Hockey Australia. Once the ground is set for the who and why, we enter the discussion on “how”. A decent section of tips and tricks to carry with you on your next excursion and a touch on workflow. It’s not all settings and gear, there’s a few stories of what life is like on tour with work and the sports team. Hopefully you’ll laugh, but if you cry that’s another story again.

Workshops Series

Photo Live Expo workshops will go for 2 hours and the expert speakers will go into detail in their specialised areas. Complementary coffee, tea and water will be available for those enrolled in workshops. Numbers are limited so get in fast!


Pre-sale $75  / On the Day $95

Light & Movement

9.00am–11.00am / Frances Andrijich


Frances has earned her place as one of Western Australia’s finest photographers by striving to turn out beautiful, incisive and technically fine images. An authentic Western Australian feel pervades her images, from the tiniest fleck of rusty corrugated iron to the vast grandeur of red ochre landscapes.


Frances’ images grace the covers of magazines, feature articles, books and campaigns, including Good Weekend, Australian Geographic, Halliday Magazine, Gourmet Traveller, Wine Decanter (New York & London Editions), The Financial Review Magazine, Qantas Magazine and Wish Magazine. Her portfolio is diverse, grown out of her ability to be versatile, and her desire for the extraordinary. It includes portraits documentary, dance, corporate, landscapes, food and wine.


A particular passion is working collaboratively with dancers, which she is looking forward to sharing at the Photo Live Expo 2017.

Print Workflow

10.00am–12.00pm / Adam Monk


Seeing your hard won photographic images on a lovely bright computer screen is great, but there is nothing quite like a hard copy paper print of your masterpiece, it simply feels more substantial. The price of high quality photographic printers has come way down; they are now within reach of most keen photographers.  But you know, those printers may be affordable, and there is no doubt they can produce amazing results, but they never seem to work quite the way the salesman said they would, the print just doesn’t look like it did on the screen!  There is a whole lot of stuff that the camera shop salesman didn’t tell you, stuff that when you see it in a book or on a web page looks awfully daunting and complex.  It’s not, not when it’s explained carefully in logical steps with practical examples, and that’s exactly what we do in this printing workshop.


The workshop will explain the how and why of digital Photographic Printing while being interesting and practical.  All the right information, delivered in a clear and understandable way that won’t put you to sleep!


This course will resolve the Colour Management mystery with a clear concise explanation of what colour management is and how it actually works.  This will be followed by a practical demonstration calibrating a graphics monitor for accurate printing colours, before moving onto colour managing the image right through to the printer.


11.45am–13.45pm / Nick Melidonis


Nick Melidonis is of WA’s most sought- after presenters and educators on the use of digital software for image enhancement and fine art photography. Enjoy a visual journey as he informs and inspires us on the use of Photoshop, Lightroom and many of his favourite digital  plug-ins.


14.30pm–16.30pm / Griffin Hammond


Griffin Hammond is a documentary filmmaker in New York City, known for producing DIY filmmaking tutorials for indie filmmakers, and his award-winning documentary “Sriracha.” He covered the U.S. presidential election for Bloomberg Television, and the U.S. State Department named Griffin a ‘Film Envoy’ for the 2017 American Film Showcase-a cultural diplomacy program that sends independent filmmakers around the world to teach.

Terms and Conditions

Booking and Payment

Registrations are allocated and guaranteed only upon receipt of full payment.



Workshop fees are non-refundable if you do not attend or notify Camera Electronic that you cannot attend. You must arrive 5 minutes before the speaker/workshop is due to start. Late arrivals will not be allowed in.


We reserve the right to alter or cancel any workshop at any time. If any workshop has to be cancelled by us, then fees are refunded in full.


Limitation of Liability

Payment of your booking fee represents your acceptance of all terms and conditions outlined anywhere on our website.


We aim to provide every participant with a safe, educational and enjoyable experience during the workshops. As there is always certain risks and dangers associated with photography, we accept no responsibility or liability for injury, death, illness, accident, losses or additional expenses associated with workshop participation. Nor do we accept responsibility for damage to equipment, property or digital data loss.


We reserve the right to substitute venues and facilities, and to alter the itinerary when deemed necessary or advisable.


We reserve the right to take photographic or video records of any workshop and may use any such records for promotional and/or commercial purposes.


Client Responsibility

You are responsible for bringing the appropriate equipment to participate fully in your designated workshop.


In the event of medical emergency and/or repatriation from a workshop by whatever means, the responsibility of such costs will be borne by the client. It is therefore essential that adequate cover is in place.


We reserve the right to decline to accept or retain any member of any workshop should such person’s actions impede the operation of the workshop or the rights or welfare or enjoyment of other members of the workshop, and it is agreed that no refunds will be given in such circumstances.


Recording, including and not limited to voice or video recording, will not be allowed to occur during the speaker sessions/workshops.



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