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The Portrait Conference


13 & 14 OCTOBER 2018
The Australian Portrait Conference is hosted by Robert Gatto and Peter Eastway and will include two full days of instruction on all things portraiture by eight of Australia’s most talented portrait artists and educators, including Tim Bauer, Vicky Papas Vergara, Natalie Howe, Robyn Campbell, Marcus Bell, Charmaine Heyer, Peter Rossi and Gary Grealy.

The conference begins with a keynote presentation by Peter Adams, a world collected portrait photographer who has interviewed and made portraits of 500 of the world's great photographers - a collection soon to be published in his forthcoming book ‘A Few of the Legends’. Peter will be followed by the eight other industry leaders presenting over two days. Open Forums will be held both days over the weekend with a mix of conference speakers available to answer your questions.

Celebrate with us on the Saturday night after the presentations have finished as we prepare the studio space for a "Flash Off" sponsored by Nikon where two professional portrait photographers will have 15 minutes each to shoot a portrait with one light and one modifier. We will then ask the audience to appoint the winner of the Nikon Flash Off and all the bragging rights that it brings.

To cap off the two day event on the Sunday evening after the last speaker has finished we will be announcing the winners of The Portrait Conference print competition, the winners of this competition will share in $20,000 in prizes.

Earlier Event: 10 October
Glenside Lions Art Show
Later Event: 15 October
Hamdan International Photography Award