MP + LP 2020 - Competition Outline

Our Esteemed Judges

Russell Hyde

Russell would best describe himself as a ‘car guy with a camera’. He’s a petrol-head from way back…He loves hot rods, street cars and drag racing.
Russell has been a Wedding and Portrait  photographer in Perth for over 6 years however his passion photography started way back before he even owned his first car.

Steve Huddy

Steve grew up travelling through remote islands in the Pacific with my family. Photography was a way to occupy my time and document my travels. That’s where my photography journey began. I started my career doing many things including wedding and portrait photography and working in photographic labs. But my first full-time photography role was as a cruise ship photographer. I’ve also worked in sales for many different brands, which lead me to Canon.

Ross De Hoog

Ross has worked in the photography industry for over 35 years.
He has been a professional photographer, photography teacher and photography judge, to name only a handful of roles.
Ross works alongside artists to support their dream of selling artwork, his work has not only earned him an excellent reputation but also displays a rare integrity.


Gary Jackson

Gary is a Portrait and Commercial photographer who has been involved in the photographic industry for more than 40 years. During this time I have my works exhibited in various international exhibitions and have received numerous awards for my photography. In addition I have also published several books featuring my photographic work.

Gary’s Judging Philosophy

  • Its composition, is it balanced and aesthetically pleasing?
  • How has the photographer used light? 
  • Does the image draw me in?
  • Does the image tell a story?
  • Does the image elicit emotion?

Creativity in image concept, composition and subject matter