Richard Colless is a professional photographer based in Ruse, New South Wales
Although I've been taking photographs for many years, it's only about 7 years since I decided to turn professional. I enrolled in the Photoimaging course at Nepean TAFE, and graduated with a Certificate IV (Distinction) a few years later. I then continued to Diploma level, and have just completed my Diploma of Photoimaging (Credit) at the end of 2013.
I tend to lean towards landscape and nature, but years of working in industrial chemistry have given me a particular insight into industrial and technical photography. As a former industrial chemist and works manager, I can appreciate what you are trying to show when photographing a machine failure or a safety hazard.
I've also become pretty good at portraiture - six years at TAFE have enhanced that. Most of my commercial clients need "strictly corporate" portraits for annual reports and the like, but for personal shoots I prefer to go for the unusual and interesting. And don't think that portraits are just for young families - I love bringing out the character in more mature faces.
Uniting Church, Campbelltown - Church Elders and Church Council
, Uniting Care, Campbelltown - Annual Report portraits
, Leppington Pastoral Company - industrial photography
, Wingz Productions (theatre group) - Special effects photography and portraiture
, Sydney Diesel Centre - industrial photography
Certificate IV in Photoimaging (Distinction)
, Diploma of Photoimaging (Credit)
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