Canon unveils ESO Masters

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15 May 2016

Canon New Zealand and Australia today officially announced the EOS Masters. A showcase of the talent and leadership of six of Australasia’s leading professional photographers.

Rochelle Mora, Brand Manager – Imaging at Canon New Zealand says the aim of the Canon EOS Masters is to inspire and challenge photographers of all experience levels to enhance their creative photography capability.

“The Canon EOS Masters represent some of the most gifted and awarded photographers in their respective fields,” says Mora. “We hope photographers of all levels and interests will find inspiration through the Masters, experiment with their photography, develop their expertise, and have fun trying something new.”

From a diversity of photographic fields, the Canon EOS Masters include:

  • Jackie Ranken– Illustrative/ Landscape/Education
  • Mike Langford – Commercial/Landscape/ Education
  • Graham Monro – Wedding and Portrait
  • Mark Horsburgh – Sports
  • Urs Buhlman – Commercial/Advertising
  • Yervant – Wedding and Portrait

The Canon EOS Masters are already playing a role in inspiring and developing the skills of photographers with their individual monthly photographic challenges on EOS 1Wall In coming months, keen photographers can also look forward to hearing the pros’ top tips for taking the perfect shot.

Introducing the EOS Masters

Jackie Ranken
Jackie Ranken has been a photographer since she was sixteen and lives in New Zealand with husband and fellow photographer Mike Langford. Jackie has been awarded Master Photographer status multiple times in New Zealand and Australia. Her list of awards is long and includes, since 2002, eight category wins from the AIPP and NZIPP and a 2nd place title in the Nature and Environment series section of the Canon World Press Photo Awards. What matters to her most is that she is out there exploring who she is and expressing herself through her photography. She considers her ‘art’ to be classic black and white landscape photography. Her main career is pursuing her personal photographic practice and running the Creative Photography Workshops as part of Queenstown Centre for Creative Photography. Her main commercial work is editorial in content. She is the current NZIPP Illustrative/editorial Photographer of the Year.

Mike Langford
Mike Langford is a Master and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) and a Fellow and Honorary Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP). He has been a professional photographer for 30 years and an International Awards judge for 20 years. With a raft of awards to his name, Mike has been awarded Australian Geographic Photographer of the Year, Korean International Photographer of the Year, NSW Photographer of the Year, twice Australian Institute of Professional Photography Landscape Photographer of the Year and the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography Photographer of the Year, Corporate/Industrial Photographer of the Year and Landscape Photographer of the Year. He is co-director of the Queenstown Centre for Creative Photography with his wife Jackie Ranken.

Graham Monro
Photographer Graham Monro is the founder of one of Australia's leading wedding and portrait studios, GM Photographics. A prolific photographer, Graham’s work has been published extensively throughout Australia, and internationally. Graham’s passion for photography was born out of a hobby which grew into a successful career in fashion and advertising, and most recently portraiture and wedding photography for clients in New York, Sydney and Singapore. Graham is a Double Master of Photography with the AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photographers), a Fellow of the NZIPP (New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers) and recipient of numerous industry accolades. He has been a Canon user from the start.

Mark Horsburgh
Mark Horsburgh is regarded as one of the world’s leading sports photographers and specialises in the high-speed world of motorsport, where he boasts such prominent manufacturers as Ford, Holden, Porsche, BMW, Audi, Mini and Volvo as valuable clients. Mark’s core business is as the series photographer for the V8 Supercar Series, and also provides action imagery from Formula One, Le Mans, Moto GP and IndyCar events to major international agencies. In recent years Mark has built his business, Edge Photographics, into an industry leader.

Urs Buhlman
Urs has been a professional photographer for 28 years and still loves it. Urs spent his early career travelling around Australia, shooting commissioned annual reports, before moving into specialist automotive work both in Australia and abroad. The passionate Urs “lives and breathes” photography and is recognised as one of the region’s leading Advertising and Commercial Photographers. Urs was awarded the Canon AIPP Australian Photographer of the Year 2006, voted Top Advertising Photographer in 2008 and 2009 and also has a couple of D&AD (British Design and Art Direction) gongs under his belt.

Yervant was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 1958 as the son of royal photographer Hagop Zanazanian. Yervant won his very first award in photography at age 11 with an African landscape image that he had photographed. Yervant was the first ‘Wedding’ photographer to win the ‘Digital Image Maker of the Year’ award in 1996, a category never before attempted, let alone won, by a wedding photographer. In 1998 Yervant became the youngest Fellow of AIPP in recognition of his significant influence in refashioning traditional wedding photography to what is now a standard mode within Australia and moreover overseas. Since then, Yervant has continued to receive international recognition and awards including being listed as one of the ‘Most influential photographers of the decade' in January this year. Yervant also received the WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International) Lifetime Achievement Award 2010 in March this year - the only Australian and one of the youngest in WPPI's 30 year history.

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