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Justin Aitken

Justin Aitken is a Multi Award Winning Professional Photographer. He is a Master of Photography and NZIPP Fellow.

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.

His work has been 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

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Steven Vote

Internationally recognised and acclaimed, Steven Vote is a photographer, storyteller, director, twice published author, mentor, fine artist, and filmmaker.

Blurring the line between commerce and art; Steven's lush, rich and very distinct work has appeared in magazines and on billboards across the globe. Steven's work has been featured in American Photo, PDN, Popular Photography, Applied Arts, and singled out by Graphis Photo Annual for exceptional imagery. He has been a frequent contributor to many travel, lifestyle and business magazines in the US as well as working directly with a large number of Fortune 500 companies and other prominent, international corporations. He is a passionate and diligent fine artist, with collectors in North America, Australasia, and Europe.

Steven is a devoted educator, gifted teacher, and creativity mentor.

When he is not making art or working with students at The Photography Institute, Steven develops science-backed creativity enhancement and life betterment processes. photoSana helps individuals, companies, and organizations around the world to grow, thrive, and prosper.

After an advertising and editorial photography career of more than 20 years - living in Sydney, London, Paris, and New York; Steven Vote now lives with his family (and alligators) in coastal South Carolina.

See what Steven creates here:

www.stevenvote.com + Stories matter

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

It has been such a great journey and I have learnt so much along the way. When I first started I had no clue about photography really and I have grown and gained so much knowledge. I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone who is seeking to learn more about photography or take it to the next level as a career.

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