Des has been a professional photographer since he started with a country studio (Busselton) in 1977. Including an 8 year stint as a corporate photographer for the Water Corporation, he has spent the last 39 years photographing beautiful bride and handsome grooms… until last year when he retired from weddings to concentrate on sharing his knowledge and experience with aspiring young photographer in his role as a full-time lecturer in TAFE’s diploma and advance diploma courses in photography.
Over his career, Des has worked in a range of genre’s including weddings, portraiture, editorial, corporate and business, advertising, aerials….and even a little scientific.
Concurrently, he has been involved with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) with roles such as State President, Board Member, National Vice-president National Treasurer, Membership Assessor, Business Mentor and currently is on the State Council. AIPP qualifications include Master Photographer, Licentiate Member and an Honorary Life Member.
Currently, he is lecturing at North Metro TAFE delivering topics on camera techniques, post-production systems (incorporating Photoshop and Lightroom), studio lighting, colour management systems, illustrative photography as well as TAFE’s short courses on basic and intermediate photography.
As a well-rounded, experienced, qualified photographer who is trained to tutor students, Des is an ideal Nikon School Instructor for all Nikon enthusiasts.