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Matthew Evans

Matthew Evans started photographing professionally in 2002 having been a keen amateur for some years prior to that. He has since worked for a variety of clients focusing on architecture, products as well as commercial and private portraiture.

His love for travel photography has taken Matthew across the UK and Europe on a number of commissioned and stock based projects.

Matthew’s most recent project involves developing artwork installations such as photographic wallpapers for projects for architects and interior designers.

Please feel free to view Matthew’s work here:

www.fotogenik.net

Ian Laker

Ian Laker was formally trained in Graphic Design and Photography at Canterbury College of Art in the UK and has 40 years’ experience in these fields.

His work with the UK based Saga group has included lifestyle, events and corporate portraiture as well as shooting for home, motor, private medical and pet insurance.

Ian also contributes images to the stock libraries Alamy and Getty Images and shoots weddings on a regular basis.

As a graphic designer, he has valuable insight into the technical and aesthetic requirements for images used in advertising and publishing.

Please feel free to view Ian’s work here:

www.creative-eye.co.uk

Gary Wallis

Gary Wallis has been a freelance photographer for over 20 years working mainly in fashion and portraiture. He has shot for magazines around the world including Japanese Vogue, Dutch Elle, Marie Claire, The Independent Magazine, The Evening Standard, i-D, Dazed and Confused, Swedish Slitz Magazine and more. His commercial clients have included Topman, Motorola, Sony, Lloyds, Harper Collins.

His first photography book was published in March 2015, 'McQueen - backstage the early shows'. This is an intimate document of the legendary designers early work using previously unseen images. The book was published by www.bigsmilepublishing.com

Gary has also taught photography for 20 years at leading UK Art College Central Saint Martins and is now Subject Leader in Photography for the Communication Design Program teaching across the Masters and Bachelors degree courses. He also has a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

Please feel free to view Gary’s work here:

www.wallispictures.com

or see him on:

Instagram @wallispictures

Twitter @mrgarywallis

Justin Aitken

Justin Aitken is a Multi Award Winning Professional Photographer.

His expertise, creative quality and specialty can be seen in his portrait, lifestyle and wedding photography. His personal work consists of music, landscape and travel photography.

Justin also holds a graphic design qualification and before he became a full time photographer, worked as a graphic designer for 4 years learning the ins and outs of Adobe applications.

Justin has had his work published in many magazines, books, and websites. He has photographed international & local celebrities and acts, including Metallica, Santana, Dave Dobbyn, Fat Freddy's Drop and Coldplay.

Please feel free to view Justin's work here:

www.justinaitken.com

Feel free to follow Justin here:

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David Goldman

David Goldman’s professional career began in 1994 when he left his hometown Toronto for Los Angeles. For 12 years David worked with the biggest record labels and television companies around such as Warner Brothers. During this time he created a body of iconic and memorable imagery for music, advertising and celebrity clientele. David’s captivating work features artists from Madonna to Muse, Blink 182 to Maynard James Keenan.

With his move to New York in 2005 David shifted his focus towards travel and advertising work, though he still enjoys the high fashion photography he shoots for the Look-A-Like TV series he recently hosted. One glance at his website attests to David’s extraordinary talent in his chosen field.

Please feel free to view David’s work here:

www.davidgoldmanphoto.com

Feel free to follow David here:

Twitter

Facebook

Blog

Instagram

You can also read interviews with David by clicking the links below:

Interview 1

Interview 2

Leila Nasr

Leila Nasr is an award-winning newborn photographer. For as long as she can remember she has always had a camera in her hands.

Leila’s passion for photography started in her youth and was top of her senior class in photography going old school in the ‘red room’!

She decided to start a professional career when her passion grew for photographing babies after she had two beautiful children of her own, in fact, she is a PI graduate!

Leila took her skills further when she decided to obtain a diploma in Photoshop as well as having extensive newborn photography specific training.

She owns her own successful photography business and loves every minute of it!

View Leila’s work:

www.chelseaphotography.com.au

Connect with Leila:

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George Seper

Internationally respected, George Seper has been photographing food for over 30 years. He is the longest continuous contributor to Vogue Entertaining and Travel, who recently commissioned him to photograph their 30th Anniversary cover among other features.

His list of clients include the best advertising agencies and magazines worldwide. He has won prestigious awards including the gold and silver folio awards and has images represented in the photographic collection of National Galleries across the world. George is currently photographing a series of cookbooks for Murdoch Books.

Please feel free to view George’s work here:

www.georgeseper.com

Francesco Carovillano

Francesco's photography journey started right here as a student of The Photography Institute.

Today he is a professional photographer specialising in travel and landscape photography.

After 8 years working with still and motion pictures on movies and video-games as animator in several european capitals, he relocated in Paris and moved into full-time photography.

He works for high-end travel photography agencies and gives photography classes between his trips.

His images are regularly published in travel magazines such as National Geographic.

Francesco's website: www.francescocarovillano.com

Etienne Oosthuizen

Etienne Oosthuizen has a unique background when it comes to photography; professionally he is a photographic safari guide, constantly interacting, helping and guiding photographers through Africa. Etienne is also a past student of the Photography Institute and combined with his extensive experience with Wildlife, it was only natural that he would specialise in Wildlife photography.

Etienne has built up an impressive portfolio of wildlife images that have been published in many magazines like; Getaway Travel, Ranger Rick - National Wildlife Federation magazine, National Geographic traveler and Africa Geographic, Discovery - Cathay Pacific inflight magazine. A few of his photographs have also featured well in numerous international photography competitions including; BBC Veolia Wildlife Photographer of the year, Getaway Gallery, Windland Smith Rice & Nature's Best Photography competition, Africa Geographic.

Etienne is still very active as a guide and regularly takes photographers throughout Africa on photographic safaris and wildlife photography workshops. Recently Etienne has created a blog totally dedicated to aiding photographers capture the African spirit.

Please feel free to view Etienne’s work here:

Portfolio website: www.etienneoosthuizen.com
Photographic Blog: www.photographicafrica.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/etienne.oosthuizen.photography/
Twitter: @safari_guide
Instagram: @etienne.oosthuizen

As a result of this course I now have an in-depth knowledge. I have set up a studio, am building my website and most importantly have the confidence to get out there and promote my work.

I would urge anyone with a keen interest in photography to enrol in this course.

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