Light Awards LIVE: Melbourne

Victoria Gardens, Richmond, 21 – 22 October, 2017
Photograph by Sarah Fountain
Exclusive Masterclasses

This is your opportunity to be inspired and challenged by some of the photographic industry’s greatest.

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    Fashion Photography Masterclass

    Join Sarah Fountain as she guides you through the exciting and fast-paced world of fashion photography. Develop your identity as a photographer and learn the importance of building the right creative team to achieve fresh and evocative images.

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    Travel Photography Masterclass

    Discover how to elevate your travel images to the next level with master photographer, Richard I’Anson. Journey to all seven continents and learn with Richard as he celebrates the diversity of environments, landscapes and cultures that make up our incredible world.

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    Environmental Portraiture Masterclass

    Ben Clement will help you dive into the changing landscape of portraiture photography. He will explore how personality, experience and culture of your subjects can shape how portraits are created. Learn with him as he demonstrates how movement, composition and lighting each help tell unique stories about personal progress.

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  • Art of Vision Masterclass

    The ability to see beyond the obvious is fundamental to finding & capturing thought provoking images. Join Tony Hewitt as he shares some of the thought processes and techniques behind the often, simple creativity in his images. 

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Two days packed with rewarding challenges

Day 1

Select your masterclass

Register for the half-day masterclass of your choice across four different photography genres.

Learn from the best

Attend your three-hour masterclass filled with learning and inspiration.

24-hour photography challenge

This is your opportunity to stay for the afternoon and challenge yourself with a brief created by your chosen pro-photographer. You only have 24-hours to plan, shoot and submit your best image.

Day 2

Submit your best image

Time is ticking, so upload your best image by midday within the 24-hour time limit.

Gain invaluable feedback

Listen in as the pro-photographers provide live feedback on all submitted images.  

Be recognised and celebrate

One winner will be chosen for each masterclass and receive a Canon ImagePROGRAF PRO-1000 A2 Professional Printer with a complete ink set and paper.

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    Trip to Africa

    The ultimate champion of the Canon Light Awards LIVE will join the Canon Collective team for a once-in-a-lifetime East Africa photography safari in 2018.

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    Grand Final at Mystery Destination

    State winners who choose to participate will be flown  to a mystery destination to compete in the Grand Final 24-Hour Challenge.

The all new Light Awards LIVE
HOYTS Victoria Gardens, Richmond

Settle in, get comfy and pull out a notepad at Victoria Gardens, Richmond. Located above the Victoria Gardens Shopping Centre, Hotys is just a short tram from Richmond Station and is the perfect location to get you inspired for the Canon Light Awards LIVE.

Victoria Gardens Shopping Centre


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