Master Photographer A.I.P.P
The exquisite alchemy between the man, the camera lens and the subject, have made Nick Ghionis a Master Photographer. His images capture our dreams!
Nick’s meteoric rise in the international world of photography has been nothing less than remarkable. Although his career spans over 25 years, it was at the insistence of several Industry heavyweights that he was finally persuaded, in 2006, to present his work on a competitive level.
And so started the upward trajectory! Today a multi-international award winner, Nick’s most recent awards include '2014 Wedding Photo of the Year', awarded by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography, for his striking satirical take on the infamous painting 'American Gothic'. It also won GOLD and First Place at the World Photographic Cup 2014, against numerous entrants from 22 countries across four continents.
His achievements include being awarded 'Victorian Wedding Photographer of the Year' (2014 and 2011), and 'Victorian Photographer of the Year' (2011). He has held the prestigious title of Master Photographer with the AIPP, for consistent award winning since 2006 and is a Double Master of Photography with the American peak body; Wedding and Portrait Photographers International, also for his consistency in award winning images.
Today Nick Ghionis is constantly invited to deliver guest appearances, talks and workshops to seasoned professionals and up-and-coming photographers around the world. Since 2009 keynote addresses have been presented at the AIPP, National Convention in Sydney; the SWPP Convention in London; WPPI in Las Vegas, and PWS in Athens. His generosity in knowledge-sharing is renowned; apart from undertaking international photographic gigs; educational workshops have been delivered in Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Greece, France, Fiji, Vietnam and the USA.
Since 2004, as Director of Xsight Photography, Nick has delivered an international photographic brand. Under his leadership, Xsight Photography can now be found in Melbourne, Sydney and Darwin in Australia and Sacramento, USA.
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Joe began his photographic career in 2005 photographing portraits in boutique photographic studios in and around Melbourne while completing a multi media bachelor's degree. Upon completion he landed a position as a photographer and studio managing role for a renowned wedding and portrait photography studio based in Collingwood for a number of years. In 2011 an opportunity arose to photograph and work for Australia’s largest magazine publisher Bauer Media, photographing Fashion and Commercial jobs, a dream job for many photographers.
However what he missed the most, was photographing 'fairytales' and being a part of something special. That is when he decided to join the iconic XSiGHT Photography & Video team in 2012 where he gets to photograph weddings and portraits.
His softly spoken demeanour and wealth of experience over the years, makes him a hit with his couples.
Joe has a passion for the entire image process, from photographing, post production to the printed and final resting place of an image.
M.Photog III, AEPA, FSWPP SYDNEY STUDIO
Australia’s youngest ever master of photography with AIPP at the age of 20.Ryan Schembri of Schembri Studios – Sydney, Australia has been around the photography industry his whole life. Growing up in a photographic family Ryan has been involved in all facets of Photography from printing at his fathers laboratory at the age of 12 and going on to take over the family Wedding & Portrait studio just on 10 years ago.
Whilst Ryan’s core work is in the wedding market it has lead to shooting many different events & projects throughout his career. Currently shooting 60 weddings a year in Australia & overseas, the balance of maintaining and developing a shooting style along with the educational programs he conducts is vital in today’s market as Ryan hopes to continually bring and educate all areas of the market to the importance of hiring a professional photographer.
George is an internationally acclaimed photographer. Over the past 10 years George has also created his signature photographic style that has been praised for it’s outstanding quality. Often using minimal elements and precise composition, George aim’s to create artworks of beauty that touch the viewer’s heart and imagination.
George started his photographic carrier in Melbourne, at the age of 16, working at one of Australia’s No.1 photographic studios; XSiGHT Photography & Video. He learnt the craft by assisting world renowned photographers Jerry & Nick Ghionis.
In 2009 he moved to Darwin, Australia and set up his own XSiGHT Studio. There he preceded to set the benchmark for wedding, portrait and corporate photography. George is now the AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photographers) Mentor for up and coming photographers in Darwin.
In 2011 George was named one of the 'top 10 destination wedding photographers'.