Light Awards LIVE: Sydney

SUNSTUDIOS, 5 – 6 August, 2017
Exclusive Masterclasses

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

  • Image of man in desert with a handgun by Juliet Taylor

    Embedded Masterclass

    Juliet Taylor and Christopher Ireland explain how putting themselves in unfamiliar or confronting scenarios helps deliver their finest work and develop their style. In the process, they’ll take you on a journey from Sydney’s largest housing commission to the middle of the Arizona desert.

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  • Still Life Masterclass

    The world is awash with imagery so the “why” you shoot is often the defining feature. What is your purpose? This is an on-going process and it evolves as you do. In this invaluable masterclass, Danny Eastwood will focus on defining yourself photographically - the reason why you shoot.

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  • Commercial Photography Masterclass

    With his extensive experience in the photographic industry, Sean Izzard will share his most valuable lessons and insights about how to navigate your professional career as a commercial photographer.

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  • Art of Vision Masterclass

    Whether photographing in ordinary, and un-inspiring locations, or new and exciting frontiers, 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

Register for the Masterclass of your choice

Choose from three different Masterclasses to learn a particular genre of photography.

Learn from the best

Attend your Masterclass with your chosen Pro Photographer for three hours of learning and inspiration.

Get the brief, go out and shoot

Receive a brief personally created by your chosen Pro Photographer. You only have 24 hours to plan, shoot and upload your best image.

Day 2

Upload your best image

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

Gain invaluable feedback

Listen in as the Pro Photographer provides live feedback on the top images submitted.  

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.

  • Image of lion in Africa

    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.

  • Image if backpacker hiking through mystery destination

    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

SUNSTUDIOS Sydney is a busy creative hub for professional photography, television and video production image makers, in a beautiful renovated 1930’s woolshed in Alexandria. It is the perfect location to get you inspired for Canon Light Awards LIVE.



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Learn in this truly creative space
  • Studios Spaces

    Six studios ranging from 120 to 300 metres squared

  • Rent & Buy

    Check out the latest camera and lighting gear available to try or buy.

  • The Treehouse

    Co-working space provides a community environment for visual creators.

  • Gear servicing

    On site Canon service technicians can help with your equipment checks and repairs.

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