Internationally recognised photographers set to inspire students at TAFE
Tuesday, 31 January 2012
Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE (MSIT) will be abuzz with creativity and photographic inspiration during the annual Hair of the Dog international photography convention from 4 to 6 February.
For the third year running, MSIT has partnered with the (Queensland) Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) to hold the three day professional development, trade show and networking event which delivers an unparalleled line up of international industry speakers.
Institute Director Kaylene Harth said the convention will be hosted at the Mt Gravatt campus Creative Industries Precinct.
"Events such as Hair of the Dog allow emerging and student photographers to learn from the best in the business, in Australia and from around the world," Ms Harth said.
"MSIT student participants will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of photography, meet new contacts and receive professional and career advice from other successful photographers."
Topics to be covered will include weddings, portraiture, business, marketing, social media and digital imaging using Adobe Photo Shop.
Brisbane photographer Jonas Peterson is one of the talented industry speakers who will share his insights into capturing those truly special moments.
Ranked by American Photo Magazine as one of the top ten wedding photographers in the world, Mr Peterson wrapped up a successful ten year career in advertising and turned his skills to photography after previous job roles as an actor, army sniper, cruise director, ski instructor and copywriter.
"I always loved photography but I didn't start working in this field until 2009. I realised I could tell the stories I had in me, but I also understood I knew how to capture the stories around me, the small things that happen every day. After years of making things up for the advertising world, it was liberating capturing real life," Mr Peterson said.
"Every wedding that I photograph is completely different. Every couple adds something new to the mix. For me, it is all about capturing the wedding day and getting the best shots possible.
"I love being there to capture their day and I hate being in the way. You won't find me running around telling people what to do. I try and walk in with a sense of naivety and capture the events as they happen."
Other keynote speakers to present at the convention include Greg Gibson, Yervant, Wayne Radford, Kristen Cook, Vicki Bell, Christine Pobke, Mark Galer, Murray Fredricks, Glen Krohn, William Long, Shane Monopoli and Matt Adams.