Aperture Australia is a photography conference that deserves a spot on your 2020 calendar. Held over the 15-16 August, we celebrate the collective insight and advice from some of our industries finest legends of the lens.¬†Even if you’re not a photographer, the images and stories from the speakers will blow you away.

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As the art of photography continues to evolve in the digital age, accelerated by the latest innovations in technology, a greater number of people can now access photography than ever before. In fact, statistics indicate that the average person will see up to 1000 photographic images per day. Not even Joseph himself could have predicted that.

The aim of our Aperture Australia photography conference is to create an interactive space for hobbyists and professional photographers to develop their knowledge and skills while being inspired by the room of like-minded enthusiasts around them.

Aperture Australia attendees will hear exclusive presentations from a select list of influencers in the field of photography, representing an impressive range of disciplines. These speakers will talk openly about their most iconic works, the gear they use, turning points in their career, and the raw reality behind their profession. At the core of this conference is an open opportunity to connect with the personalities behind the camera, and find your own inspiration from what drives their passion.

6 DIVERSE TALKS

From some of the industries most iconic photographers

DISCUSSION

Inspired by panels and interviews led by TV journalist Ray Martin

WORKSHOPS

Learn what it takes to be a leading professional photographer in 2019

OUR 2020 EVENT WILL BE HELD AT THE ICONIC MELBOURNE CONVENTION EXHIBITION CENTRE.

The MCEC is the premiere, contemporary space located on south bank in Melbourne, Victoria. The venue has easy access to public transport and sweeping views of the city. The venue also offers guests wireless connectivity.

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YOUR SPEAKERS: 6 MASTERS OF THEIR CRAFT

Attendees of Aperture Australia 2019 will learn exactly what it takes to work for global brands and make an impact with their work both domestically and internationally.

Attendees will be inspired and educated on the gear and fear needed to pursue their photographic work in war-torn areas of unrest, and solo expeditions in some of the world’s most extreme locations. Talks will tour the audience beyond charming coastal fringes to glamping in the Great Barrier Reef, camping on an Arctic fjord, and capturing that first flicker of light at daybreak.

Australia's biggest Photographic Conference

YOUR HOST: AWARD-WINNING TV JOURNALIST

Ray Martin is back again as the face of Aperture Australia 2019. Not only is he a veteran interviewer and iconic television journalist, but Ray is also a keen photographer and will be bringing his respect for the art of photography to the stage. As host of the weekend conference, Ray will introduce each speaker, conduct on-stage interviews and lead the audience through thought-provoking panel discussions.

2020 SPEAKERS

Australia's biggest Photographic Conference

Frans Lanting

International Wildlife Photographic Icon

One of the most highly regarded wildlife photographers of our time.

Australia's biggest Photographic Conference

Anne Geddes

Portrait Photographer

One of the most iconic portrait photographers of our time

Australia's biggest Photographic Conference

David Oliver

Wedding Portrait Icon

A Grand Master of wedding and portrait photography.

Australia's biggest Photographic Conference

Tim Page

Conflict Photographer

One of the world's greatest ever conflict photographers.

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Chris Rainier

National Geographic Photographer

Using photography to document the anthropological story of indigenous cultures.

Mindy Tan Aperture Australia

Mindy Tan

Documentary Photographer

Singapore-born documentary photographer with a deep love for Asia

2019 SPEAKERS

Australia's biggest Photographic Conference

Ami Vitale

National Geographic Photographer

Australia's biggest Photographic Conference

Stephen Dupont

Conflict Photographer

Australia's biggest Photographic Conference

Christian Fletcher

Landscape Photographer

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Ray Collins

Oceanic Photographer

Australia's biggest Photographic Conference

Tamara Dean

Fine Art Photographer

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Jasin Boland

Stills Photographer

2018 SPEAKERS

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Ken Duncan

Landscape Pioneer

Australia's biggest Photographic Conference

Krystle Wright

Adventure Photographer

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Eugene Tan

Aquabumps Founder

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Megan Lewis

Portrait Photographer

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Gary Heery

Iconic Photojournalist

Australia's biggest Photographic Conference

Murray Fredericks

Landscape Photographer

Australia's biggest Photographic Conference

Alexia Sinclair

Photographic Artist

Australia's biggest Photographic Conference

Jack Picone

Conflict Photojournalist

THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE IS A SPRINGBOARD FOR LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHERS SEEKING TO TAKE THEIR SKILLS AND PASSION TO THE NEXT LEVEL, JUST LIKE THE SPEAKERS HAVE

POWERFUL PRESENTATIONS. AWE-INSPIRING PHOTOGRAPHY.

LANDSCAPE. PORTRAIT. ADVENTURE. DOCUMENTARY...

1 WEEKEND. 6 SPEAKERS. 1000 PHOTOGRAPHY ENTHUSIASTS.

EXPLORE THE ART FORM. TRAVEL. GEAR. INSIDER TIPS.