Tony Hewitt

Country: Australia 🇦🇺

Tony Hewitt Bio: APP-L, G.M. Photog.1Pb, Hon. FAIPP, FNZIPP, FAIPP, WPPI M.Photog.III Tony Hewitt’s photographic journey has seen him explore the genres of Fine Art, Aerial, Landscape, Nature, Portrait, and Commercial photography. With a passion for people, places and pictures, and an instinctive sense of the moment, Tony brings a unique combination of creative skills, award winning photographic vision and simple creativity. Tony is a ‘Fellow’, an Honorary Fellow, and ‘Grand Master of Photography’ of the prestigious Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP). He is also, a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography and a WPPI (USA), Triple Master of Photography. He is a well-respected and sought after creative mentor and coach, leads a variety of photography tours, and offers a diverse range of opportunities for learning and inspiration. Tony’s career highlights feature over 400 state, national and international photography awards. Tony has been recognised as the AIPP Australian Professional Photographer of the Year, and in the same year received the New Zealand Overseas Photographer of the Year, the Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year and the Western Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year. As recently as January 2020, Tony won the Nature, Landscape, Wildlife and overall Photographer of the Year at the SWPP 20x16 Print Awards in London UK. As an internationally recognised Fine-Art Photographer, Tony has exhibited both within Australia and Overseas since 1995, and more recently has presented consecutive successful solo exhibitions titled ‘Coast’, ‘Coast 2’, 'Lux et Aqua', 'Evapor8', and 'Transience' at Lynton & Kay Galleries in Australia. More of his work features alongside fellow photographer Dennis Glennon in the incredible 100 piece ‘Girt by Sea’ collection captured during a 31 day circumnavigation of the Australian coastline. Tony has been judging nationally and internationally for over 25 years, and was 'Chairperson' of the Australian Institute of Photography Awards Committee 2016-2020, and Chair of Jurors at WPPI in the USA 2019-2020. As a highly respected professional speaker, Tony has been presenting in a variety of forms for over 25 years. His innate philosophies on photography and vision, together with a broad skill set in the areas of personal and interpersonal communication make him an ideal presenter for almost any conference, photographic or otherwise? He presents on subjects as diverse as Photography, Fine-Art, Creativity, Vision, Repoire and Personal Awareness, often utilizing his amazing images to illustrate various aspects of his message. Tony loves a good coffee, great music, and can still ride a skateboard. Recent presentations include: • 2020 SWPP presenter judge in London UK • 2020 WPPI presenter/judge in Las Vegas USA • 2019 WPPI presenter/judge in Las Vegas USA • 2018 WPPI presenter/judge in Las Vegas USA • 2018 Canon Light Awards in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Hobart • 2017 WPPI presenter/judge in Las Vegas USA • 2017 Canon Light Awards in Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart • 2002 – 2019 Master of Ceremonies at the Annual Awards Dinner for the Australian Professional Photography Awards • 2016 WPPI presenter/judge in Las Vegas USA • 2016 Keynote presenter at the Baby Summit, Gold Coast Australia • 2016 Keynote speaker at the 50 year anniversary of WAPF • 2015 Closing Keynote at the HOTD conference in Brisbane Australia • 2015 Invited to be one of 5 International judges for the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards • 2014 Invited to be one of 5 International judges for the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards • 2014 Invited to present at the Nikon AIPP event Gold Coast Australia • 2013 Invited to speak at the Australian High Commission in Wellington NZ • 2013 Speaker at APSCON conference Bunbury • 2013 Speaker at IDEA conference Melbourne • 2012 Opening Keynote Speaker at PMA conference Melbourne • Master of Ceremonies at the Annual Awards Dinner for the Australian Professional Photography Awards 2002 to 2019 • Master of ceremonies for ‘The Nikon AIPP Event’ , Australia 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 • WPPI presenter/judge 2007 to 2011 in Las Vegas USA • Keynote Speaker at Light Pro 2009 in Florida USA • MC and Keynote Speaker Fujifilm Professional Conference, Australia 2009 • PMA Australian Awards 2008 Recent Awards include : APPA : Australian Professional Photography Awards SWPP : Societies of Photographers in the UK NZIPP : New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography WPPI : Wedding Portrait Photographers International • 2020 4 Gold, 2 Silver with Distinction Awards, WPPI • 2020 Overall winner Photographer of the Year, 16x20 print competition SWPP • 2020 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in Landscape Category SWPP • 2020 1st place in Wildlife Category SWPP • 2020 1st place in Nature Category SWPP • 2019 2 Silver with Distinction Awards, 2 Silver Awards APPA • 2019 2 Gold, 2 Silver with Distinction Awards, WPPI • 2018 1st place Landscape, Finalist Landscape, Nature APA • 2018 2 Gold, 2 Silver with Distinction Awards, APPA • 2018 2 Gold, 2 Silver with Distinction Western Australian Professional Photography Awards • 2018 Finalist International Colour Awards • 2018 Finalist HeadON Landscape Awards • 2018 1st place Landscape Category including 1 Gold Distinction, 1 Gold, 1 Silver Distinction, 1 Silver Awards WPPI International Photography Awards • 2017 2 Gold Distinction, 2 Gold, 2 Silver with Distinction, 2 Silver Awards WPPI International Photography Awards • 2016 1 Gold Distinction, 3 Silver Awards, APPA • 2016 1st, 2nd & 3rd place Landscape Category WPPI International Photography Awards, Las Vegas including 2 Gold Distinction, 2 Gold, 2 Silver Distinction, & 2 Silver awards • 2016 4 of the final 20, in the International Colour Awards – Aerial Category • 2015 1st place Landscape Category WPPI International Photography Awards, Las Vegas including 1 Gold, 1 SIlver Distinction, 4 Silver awards. • 2015 WA Landscape Photographer of the Year • 2014 2 Silver with Distinctions & 1 Silver APPA • 2013 Canon AIPP Australian Professional Photographer of the Year • 2013 Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year • 2013 New Zealand Overseas Photographer of the Year • 2013 WA Landscape Photographer of the Year • 2013 4 Silver with Distinction Awards Australian Professional Photography Awards • 2013 Finalist Fremantle International Portrait Prize • 2013 2nd place Open Nature Epson International Pano Awards • 2012 A Gold Award, one Silver Distinction and one Silver Award Australian Awards • 2011 Ten WPPI, Las Vegas Accolades of Excellence, including 3rd place Landscape • 2010 A Gold Distinction and two Silver Distinctions Australian Awards • 2010 Eight WPPI, Las Vegas Accolades of Excellence, including 1st place Landscape, and 2nd place in Commercial/Industrial Categories • 2010 WA Commercial Photographer of the Year • 2010, 2009, 2007, 2005 Curators Award WA Awards • 2009 received 6 accolades of excellence at WPPI and 3rd place in the Commercial/Illustrative/ Editorial Category • 2009 A Gold Distinction and three Silver Distinctions Australian Awards • 2008 received 6 accolades of excellence at WPPI and runner up in the Commercial/Landscape/ Nature Category • 2008 4 Silver Awards at the Australian Awards • 2008 3rd place Abstract/Illustrative Int. Aperture Awards • 2008 WA Landscape Photographer of the Year • 2004 WA Professional Photographer of the Year • 2004 WA Wedding Photographer of the Year • 2004 WA Landscape Photographer of the Year