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Date: May 31, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
All Guests: Free
Location: TAFE QLD South West Lecture Theatre, Toowoomba campus 100 Bridge Street Toowoomba 4350
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TAFE QLD South West Lecture Theatre, Toowoomba campus 100 Bridge Street Toowoomba 4350


** Optional to stay for Exhibition opening @ 5:00pm**

10:00am - Event Opens
12:00pm: Lunch Break
4:00pm Seminar Concludes

5:00pm: Student Exhibition "Light Stories" commences


Selena Rollason, William Long, Gary Cranitch, Mel Sinclair, Tony Holden, Charlotte Reeves, Mel Anderson


The students of TAFE South-West Toowoomba have invited industry professionals from AIPP Queensland up to their campus for a day-seminar, Q+A Panel and Exhibition.  Speakers will give a presentation about their business in photography and how they operate as professional image creators. Later, before the exhibition opens, students and attendees will have the opportunity to ask the speakers on a Q+A panel questions about their work, the industry or their business.
The Exhibition of student work will commence from 5:00pm, and all attendees are welcome. 



Selena Rollason APP AAIPP

Selena Rollason is a passionate photographer, mentor and inspirational speaker from Stafford Heights in Brisbane, who has built a full time career changing lives with her beautiful images of childbirth, fresh48, in hospital and lifestyle family moments.

Known internationally for her award winning work, her powerful documentary images beautifully capture some of the most raw and special moments that families share when they welcome a new baby. She has achieved multiple International, National and State Photography Titles in less than 5 years – from 2 x 1st places, 2 x 2nd places and a 3rd place in the Photojournalism category at the WPPI annual print competition,  to 2 times Australian Birth Photographer of the Year, Queensland Birth, Travel and Documentary Photographer of the Year titles.....and most recently winning the overall 2018 Queensland Professional Photographer of the Year.

Selena is very passionate about changing lives and this certainly shows through both in her work and in her inspirational and motivational speaking roles. As a mother of 4, Selena speaks to the role that photographs are having in changing the way that women see themselves, their births and their first weeks as mothers. She is helping to reverse societal perceptions around motherhood, and assisting women to heal from birth trauma - showing women that the birth and postpartum period is an important part of who we are, and something to be truly celebrated and cherished.

William Long APP. L, Hon LM AIPP,  M.Photog V, FNZIPP, Hon LM BIPP, FBIPP, FRPS, Hon LM PPAQ

William is a photographer whose qualifications and class are second to none. His experience and status in the Australian community is unparalleled, yet he is always humble and willing to assist those at the beginning of their careers.

Ilford Master, Eizo Ambassador, BIPP Ambassador
Member of the United Nations International Photographic Council
 The PhotoWatchDog
Years in the Photography Industry: 44
Years judging: 23, including; judging at Qld awards, interstate awards, APPA, Moran Contemporary Photography Prize, 
World Photographic Cup, Epson Pano Awards, Creative Asia Awards, and others.
First year of entry of awards:1994
Significant awards and achievements:
·         Master of Photography plus 5 gold bars - AIPP
·         Fellow – NZIPP
·         Fellow – BIPP
·         Fellow – RPS
·         Honorary Life Member AIPP
·         Honorary Life Member BIPP
·         Honorary Life Member PPAQ
·         2013 Australian AIPP Commercial Photographer of the Year
·         2000 British BIPP Portrait Photographer of the Year
·         1998 Australian AIPP Illustrative Photographer of the Year
Significant awards and achievements cont/
·         2016 Qld AIPP Commercial Photographer of the Year  
·         2015 Qld AIPP Commercial Photographer of the Year  
·         2014 Qld AIPP Commercial Photographer of the Year    
·         2013 Qld AIPP Commercial Photographer of the Year  
·         2011 Qld AIPP Commercial Photographer of the Year
·         2010 Capture Mag Australia’s Top 10 Industrial Photographers of the Year
·         2009 European Photographer of the Year – Finalist
·         2009 Qld AIPP Commercial Photographer of the Year
·         2009 Capture Mag Australia’s Top 10 Architectural Photographers of the Year  
·         2006 Qld AIPP Commercial Photographer of the Year
·         2002 Qld AIPP Commercial Photographer of the Year 
·         1997 Qld AIPP Professional Photographer of the Year
·         1997 Qld AIPP Illustrative Photographer of the Year
·         1996 Qld AIPP Illustrative Photographer of the Year
·         1995 Qld AIPP Commercial Photographer of the Year
Gary Cranitch APP M.Photog
Gary has worked as a wildlife photographer at the Queensland Museum for 34 years.
His work has been published in Australian Geographic, Popular Science(US),New Scientist, National Geographic online and numerous other publications and journals around the world. He has also contributed to the Queensland Museum extensive range of natural history publications.
Achievements include:
·        2008 AIPP Australian Science and Nature Photographer of the Year
·        2015 Eureka Prize for Science Photography
·        Principal photographer “The Great Barrier Reef-A Queensland Museum Discovery Guide
Gary is an experienced  photography judge with 8 years experience at both State and National level for the AIPP. He also runs workshops and seminars on underwater photography and Digital Asset Management.
 “The natural world never ceases to amaze me and I feel privileged to have photographed so many different landscapes and animal 
species throughout my career.”

Mel Sinclair BCI APP AAIPP

Mel (Melanie) Sinclair is a passionate landscape and creative photographer from Brisbane, Australia. Specializing in the creative and the quirky, Mel makes images that demand attention. Classically trained in Fine and Visual Arts, she loves nothing more than to explore photography as mixed media, incorporating skills and techniques borrowed from other artforms. Her work has been snapped up by several high-profile companies, all drawn to her intense use of colour, visual language and presentation.
Mel has established herself as a popular judge for several local and international competitions, from camera clubs to the Epson Pano awards and has also been applying this knowledge in judging AIPP state awards for Queensland.

2003: Diploma of Fine Art
2007: Bachelor of Creative Industries (Visual Art)

Tony Holden APP

Tony has been part of the Australian photography industry for over 30 years. His experience spans the gamut of the industry from photographic retail with George Camera Stores (since renamed Ted’s) through to key positions in leading photo wholesalers, including Maxwell Optical Industries, Kodak Australia and Adeal. He managed the Kodak Imaging team for the 2000 Sydney Olympics; and together with his staff of over 100, was responsible for maintaining the largest digital imaging workflow ever undertaken – managing the capture, storage and display of over 200,000 images and the sale of 80,000 prints over the 10 days of the games. 
During his time at Maxwell’s, who where the Australian Agents for Nikon, Tony was the lead educator for Nikon Club Australia, running workshops to hundreds of participants all over Australia.
Tony has served on the State Council of the AIPP’s Queensland Division for over 5 years and has been engaged in numerous planning committees for the AIPP. Tony was the Queensland State Sales Manager Professional & Consumer Imaging Divison at  CR Kennedy and Co. for over 6 years 
Until just recently, Tony was  contracting his vast knowledge to PROtog, a Melbourne based wholesaler who are the Australian Distributors for 3legged Thing tripods, Jinbei Flash equipment, Ledgo LED lighting and other great products.
Tony is now consulting to Nikon Australia, working in a  support roll for the Professional photographers in Queensland and driving the education market for Qld, NSW & ACT.
Tony’s photographic work is eclectic, having captured everything from International motor sports events to subtle portrait images. His work today is more about the urban environment captured at that precise moment. Tony is also an avid collector of Photographic equipment and cameras and has an extensive private collection.

Charlotte Reeves APP

Through her Brisbane-based business, Charlotte Reeves Photography, Charlotte has fearlessly photographed over a thousand dogs since 2007. Her work has beckoned readers from newsstands on magazine covers and pages from Australia to Germany.  Whether she’s shooting for a commercial or private client, she holds herself to high technical and creative standards that she hopes to share widely and lift the entire pet photo industry. Charlotte was recently awarded the 2018 AIPP Queensland Epson Pet/Animal Photographer of the Year.

Melissa Anderson APP.L  M.Photog I

Melissa Anderson is a practicing photographer, artist, and educator. She has over 25 years of industry experience covering commercial, domestic and the fine art sectors.  She has received many accolades throughout her career for her work, business skills and her photographic contributions towards community. Her work has been awarded, exhibited and published national and internationally, and she has lectured internationally. Her work is held in international, national and state galleries.
Melissa was the 1999 Illustrative Photographer of the year, 2001 Qld Commercial Photographer of the year, 2001 Australian Fashion/Advertising Photographer of the year. In 2007 she was named one of the top 10 photographers in Australia, and in 2011 she was awarded RCC Commbank Woman in Business award. Melissa’s work has been shortlisted in the prestigious Olive Cotton Award, Percival Portrait Prize, Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert award amongst others, numerous times. In 2017 Melissa was shortlisted in the Clayon Utz Art Prize, Freemantle Portrait Prize, Australian Photography Awards, AIPP Australian Travel Photographer of the year finalist, and Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Prize. In 2018 she was recognized with an Australia Day Cultural award for her work in the cultural sector. She co-curated and developed the Loud and Luminous Festival, and she currently has images exhibiting in the 2018 Percival Portrait Prize.