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Launched in 2001, moved quickly to establish itself as the most credible and used photographic news, digital camera reviews, classifieds and photography tips website in Australia. The site's success and continued growth has attracted not only the attention of the photographic industry's largest corporate companies but most importantly the attention of photography enthusiasts from across Australia and around the globe.




Michael Gazzola - Managing Director


While Michael Gazzola studied part-time and eventually completed a Diploma in Applied Photography between the years 1993-98 he worked in a professional photo lab and learnt the now lost fine art of colour film printing, in both the traditional darkroom and on machine. Although the mediums today have changed he acknowledges the basic elements are exactly the same, only now captured in digital form. Since 1999 Michael has run a professional commercial photography studio and today still very much works in the field specialising in architecture photography. In 2001 Michael founded the company and the rest is history.




Kylie Norwood - Reviews Coordinator


Kylie Norwood took over the role in January of 2014 and also looks after news and event press releases received by many photographic brands associated with Organising a great deal of the administritive tasks that go on behind the scenes, Kylie has instantly streamlined a number of processes and been an excellent acquisition here at central.








Paul Burgess - Digital Camera Reviewer


Paul Burgess has a background of 20 years in Information Technology and Training and has played with plenty of gadgets across that time including numerous generations of camera gear. Paul's photography dates back to film days of black & white processing in high school art classes, which was furthered to a career studying photography at PSC. His first camera was an Olympus OM10. A self confessed gear geek and freelance photographer, Paul's personal photography focus is on landscapes based around the high country of Victoria. His commercial work ranges from images captured for clients web sites through to more personal portrait based photography.


portrait-kp-bw-e2.jpgKatrina Ferguson - Digital Camera Reviewer


Katrina Ferguson joined the team back in April 2008. She arrived with a passion for photography accompanied by a Bachelor of Journalism and a Diploma of Art in Applied Photography. Since July 2010 Katrina has worked as the Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences faculty photographer at Monash University and concurrently built a domestic photography business specialising in weddings and portraits, along with beginner photography workshops. Katrina's concise writing style and keen eye for detail has seen a number of her reviews discussed in online forums and linked to by many photography websites around the globe.



Ashley Akers - Digital Camera Reviewer


Ashley Akers joined the digital camera reviewers team in April 2012 and brings a unique blend of photography and video expertise to our reviews. Specialising in both fields, Ashley utilises his talents for all things 'band' related and has worked with local bands The Deep End, Armoured Earth and They (featuring Xavior from Big Brother 2013), and is currently working on the 2014 feature film Arrowhead, directed by Jesse O'Brien and starring Shaun Micallef. His passion for photography and direction for music videos have been an excellent score for with his background providing a solid base for our reviews.



Site Contributors


portrait-sm-bw-e1.jpgShelton Muller - Creative Photo Workshops


Shelton Muller is a well-known figure in the Australian photographic arena and has worked as a professional photographer since the 1980’s. In 1996 he became the editor of PhotoMaster, and later progressed to publisher and editor of his own publication Total Image. Shelton is sought after to write for other photographic publications both in Australia and overseas and has lectured for photographic associations, businesses and clubs. More recently Shelton started a new venture in Creative Photo Workshops with business partner Glynn Lavender, providing hands on works shops for enthusiasts and professionals.




David Harradine - Photography & Training


David Harradine is a photographer, independent trainer and Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom beta tester, who since 2001 has trained many of Australia's and New Zealand's leading photographers, graphic designers and imaging professionals in the ways of Photoshop, digital photography and colour management. David is a regular speaker at many imaging conferences, a founding member of the Visible Light conference team and contributes technical articles to many leading industry magazines. Furthermore, David has set up an intimate 6 computer classroom in Mebourne called Glowschool, where he runs regular Photoshop, Lightroom and Colour Management classes.


portrait-gg-bw-e3.jpgGlenn Guy - Photographer


Glenn Guy is a photographer with 30 years industry experience including newspaper, wedding/portrait, documentary, travel, landscape and film stills. Almost 20 years of teaching experience and time as a Technical Specialist and Product Manager at Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd further underpin his wide-ranging career. Over the years Glenn’s passion for photography and travel have resulted in photography adventures to China, Tibet, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, New Zealand and throughout Australia.  Glenn also operates a small publishing business and produces postcards and greeting cards and a range of educational products through his site.  

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