KPS has a number of experienced members who are happy to mentor other members with their photography, whether that be camera technique, software, composition or something else.

KPS is revamping our mentor list so hopefully it will grow to give our members a greater choice of mentors and subjects.

We can help with a number of photographic subjects.

Click on one of the tabs below to see who may be able to help you with your subject of interest. The non-highlighted tab is the active one.

Once you have found a name either seek them out at a KPS meeting or use the contact form below and we will forward your details to the relevant mentor.

People who can help with the technical aspects of your camera include

David Burren, particularly Canon, but familiar with most brands.

Noel Butcher, particularly Fuji mirrorless but previously a long time Canon SLR and DSLR user.

Yit How, particularly Nikons

Alfred Zommers, particularly Nikon and Olympus.

People who can help with your photography technique include

Julie Bird, Audio Visuals (for Mac only) using Photomagico

David Burren, Jack of most trades, especially outdoor photography

Noel Butcher, Jack of most trades, master of none.

Yit How, particular expertise in lighting and portraiture. Happy to share his home studio for practice shoots.

Kim Wormald, happy to help those starting off in the world of bird photography.

Alfred Zommers, particularly photographing ‘scapes’, photojournalism (people doing things or at work) i.e. environmental portraits, natural outdoor portraits, architecture.

People who can help you with Adobe Lightroom include

David Burren, David is an Adobe Certified Expert

Noel Butcher, particularly with the Catalog and Development modules

Yit How

Alfred Zommers, particularly with the Catalog and Development modules

People who can help you with Adobe Photoshop include

David Burren

Noel Butcher, knows a bit about Photoshop but mostly works in Lightroom these days.

Alfred Zommers

Rob Sloane, long time KPS member, club secretary and general go to bloke for  KPS

Ron Cork, particularly with image evaluation.

Alfred Zommers, particularly with understanding the requirements of the Australian and International honours system, where he has had considerable success.

You can read a little about our Mentors by clicking on their name tab below. The non-highlighted tab is the active one.

The topics listed are those that they will be happy to talk to you about should you need a little help.

Julie Bird is a long-time member of KPS and a prolific photographer who has a particular interest in making Audio Visuals which are a combination of images, music and/or voiceovers.

I work as a photographer and tutor, and run photography workshops and expeditions. I use Lightroom and Photoshop (and InDesign for my books) and am an Adobe Certified Expert in Lightroom.
I also consult in colour management, from calibrating and profiling cameras/displays/projectors/printers, through to producing fine-art printed work.
Most of my cameras are Canon models, but I have used most brands.

Once upon a time I used to earn my living taking pictures. For the first twenty or so years I worked for a daily newspaper in Melbourne and for the second twenty or so years I ran my own photography business working for both government and commercial clients.

I own and use Fuji mirrorless cameras, specifically the X-Pro 1,the X-T1 as well as the X-T2.
Basic & advanced camera techniques
Image editing using Lightroom & Photoshop
Image catalogue management using Lightroom

Not everyone submits their work into a monthly image appraisal or competition. Not everyone is prepared to expose themselves to the processes of judgement and appraisal. Some have more images they would like to submit than is allowed by the rules of each event. Some would like advice on a range of images before choosing which to submit for appraisal or which to print.

Ron Cork* runs an image appraisal session at his home on the first Thursday of each month, (or you can book a one-on-one session for another time). At these monthly meetings you can bring 1-2 (or more) prints or jpeg images which he will help you in evaluating, suggesting modifications to such things as composition, editing and cropping, and give constructive and informed feedback on each. The images may also be discussed by others attending the group sessions.

Maybe you have an image you really like but it has not done well before a judge and would like to know why, or at least get a 2nd (3rd) opinion, then this might be for you.

To quote Nick Melidonis and a few others, “A painter starts with an empty canvas and decides what to put in. A photographer starts with everything the lens can capture and has to decide what to leave out. Deciding how to frame a photograph that keeps the most important and powerful elements while removing or reducing unwanted content is a critical creative skill in photography.” This is a skill that can be taught and learnt.

Whether you bring a print or a digital file on a memory stick or CD, Ron prefers that you also bring the original RAW capture and if possible the unflattened Photoshop file as well. These may not be used but it allows for broader appreciation and deeper appraisal of an image. It also opens the image for experimenting with editing ideas that you can take home with you.

The meetings will be at his home in Knoxfield on the 1st Thursday in the month, from 7:30pm.

If you are interested in joining this group, see Ron at the meetings or send an email via the contact form here and Ron will be in touch.

*Ron is  both a long standing member of KPS and a very experienced judge as well as being a founding member of the Australian Photographic Judges Association.

How is an experienced photographer and enjoys portraiture, particularly in his home studio using his trusty Nikons.

Uses mainly Adobe Lightroom for post processing work. Helps out in Lightroom classes.

You can see some of his work here.

Rob is a long time member of KPS, uses Canon equipment and is well experienced in using Adobe Photoshop Elements.

Kim is an avid bird photographer and has a wonderful collection of bird images. You can see these images and read about her philosophy towards bird photography at her website

I own & use Nikon @ Olympus cameras (currently have Nikon D700, D810 & Olympus OMD EM5)
Basic & advanced camera techniques
Image editing using Lightroom & Photoshop
Image catalogue management using Lightroom
Photographing ‘scapes’, photojournalism (people doing things or at work) i.e. enviromental portraits, natural outdoor portraits, architecture.
Depth of field and hyperfocal distance
Image evaluation
Understanding the requirements of the Australian & International honours systems

When using the contact form below, please mention the name of the mentor you  wish to contact so that we can forward your message to the correct person.

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