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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

The feedback from the tutors has been positive, with ideas on where and what to try to improve for next time, the response time was good too, if I ever had any queries.

Mike Loveland

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