Photography Judges for 2019 To be Confirmed

 Tony Hewitt


Sandy Herd

Sandy Herd 

Tony is a ‘Grand Master of Photography’ of the prestigious Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP). He is an Honorary Fellow of the AIPP and a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography.


Tony’s career highlights feature over 300 state, and international photography awards. In September 2013 Tony was awarded the prestigious title of Canon 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. Tony was also invited to be a Core Artist at the 2013 Ballaratt International Foto Biennali. In 2016 his landscape images were awarded 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in the Landscape Category at the WPPI awards in Las Vegas, USA. He was Western Australian Professional Photographer of the Year 2004 and also in 1994.

Tony Hewitt’s photographic journey has seen him explore the genres of Fine Art Photography, Landscape, Portrait, and Commercial. He has exhibited both within Australia and Overseas, and has been invited to judge both nationally and internationally since 1995.


Sandy Herd is an award winning West Australian Photographer with a passion for travel, design and photography.

She studied photography at Curtin University in the 90's, completing a Bachelor of Arts with honours in Design and Photography. Sandy carries this design element through to her images, communicating a sense of place through simple and sometimes abstract compositions.

From 2000 -2002 Sandy moved to London and worked at the News International Newspaper Group where she developed a love of shooting live music. Her extensive portfolio comprises many famous international artists including Coldplay, Muse, Kasabian, The Prodigy, Ramstein and of course, many famous Aussie acts such as Powderfinger, Nick Cave, Empire of the Sun, Temper Trap and Paul Kelly.

After shooting and writing travel features for national lifestyle magazines, and being motivated by her love of travel, Sandy launched her own on-line magazine in 2010, entitled Self Indulged. The magazine was written and produced from'the road' during a recent 18 month photographic adventure through China, Mongolia, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and South America. Sponsorship, in the form of advertising within the magazine, helped to fund the travel extravaganza.

Sandy's work has been published within Australia and internationally and her work is held in private collections in Australia, Indonesia, Europe and the United States. She has an international clientele and is available for corporate and commercial photographic commissions around the world.

Seng Mah 

Seng Mah

 Adam Monk

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Seng is a professional photography instructor based in Fremantle, Western Australia.

He is an award-winning accredited professional photographer and photography educator – having taught at high school and university, designed courses for TAFE, universities and corporations, and project managed IT and eLearning development before he decided to combine his love of photography and teaching into Venture Photography Workshops.

He loves to travel, which is perfect for someone who likes discovering new places with his camera. He’s taken his camera across Australia and to Europe, India, New Zealand, Kenya, Nepal and South East Asia and has photographed everything from landscapes, street portraiture, architecture, street scenes and more on his travels.

Seng’s images have been exhibited in Australia, the UK and Lithuania and he has published two photography books on surf life saving. Seng is also involved in a range of community-based photography projects, from organising the FotoFreo Fringe Festival to running photography workshops for the likes of CanTeen, Propel Youth Arts and the Edmund Rice Institute of Social Justice. He is part of the organising committee for the Fremantle International Portrait Prize 2017 and is also a member of the Western Australia Photographic Judges Association (WAPJA). Seng is a regular judge at camera club exhibition and competition nights.

Seng is familiar with a range of different cameras, including Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Pentax, Fujifulm and Sony digital cameras.


Adam Monk, Landscape Photographer Fremantle Western Australia
Hi, my name is Adam Monk, I am a Landscape Photographer based in Fremantle Western Australia and my website will show you a little of how I see the world, the natural world as Nature created it.

I have been camping and hiking since I was young, I have always loved the wild untouched places, the peace and quiet of the bush both here in Australia and in my travels overseas to other countries.

Landscape Photography was a natural next step, to be able to bring some of these raw Naked Landscapes back home, to show them to others and hopefully inspire a little of the same things I feel when I’m out there. I have been taking photographs of one sort another since I was about 12 years old, and always loved playing with cameras. After returning from a huge 12 month trip through the US and Central America in 1994 (with a Canon F1 camera), I had a major direction change and decided to make my hobby my profession.