Aries Tao

Graduated with the doctorate degree from Macquarie University in 2009,  Aries Tao established  “CloverImage” wedding photography studio based in Sydney, which became the one of the most high-end Intimate Wedding and Pre-wedding Photography studio based in Australia.

Aries holds the title of:

• AIPP NSW Wedding Photographer of The Year - 2017 and 2018

• WPPI Master

• MPA Oversea Classical Wedding Photographer of the Years 2017 

• Asia Top20 Wedding Photographer of the Year - 2017 and 2018

Because of his contribution in wedding photography industry, he was invited as part of the judging panel in WPPI, ISPWP and AsiaWPA competition. He is also the current AIPP NSW State council member. He has recently invited as “Godox Ambassador Australia” and “Ambassador of SOM(Studio of Masters)”. With his success in the professional photography world, he was exclusively interviewed by SBS Radio, Portrait Magazine China, etc.

At this workshop, Aries will share a few lighting setups to create his signature WOW images on location. These setups can be also used in portrait and fashion photography. During this workshop Aries will explore the Godox location flash series including AD200, AD400, AD600, and corresponding modifiers, he will show you his way of utilizing this gear in different lighting scenarios. 



Schedule 2019

Tuesday 12th November

Trade Opens & Rego Opens 8.30am Trade Show and Registration Opens
Joshua Holko 9.30am - Polar Wildlife Portraiture
Coffee Break 11.00am 
Rocco Ancora 11.15am - Creating Dramatic Portraits
Lunch Break 12.45pm 
Forum 1.30pm 
Lauren McGill 2.00pm - Finding The Light
Coffee Break 3.30pm 
Melissa Ghionis 3.45pm - Business Workflow 
Drinks 5.15pm 
Evening Hands on Shoots 6.30pm 
End 9.30pm

Wednesday 13th November

Trade Opens & Rego Opens 8.30am Trade Show and Registration Opens
George Fetting 9.30am - What makes a Good Headshot
Coffee Break 11.00am 
Jason Edwards 11.15am - The Day in the Life of News Photog
Lunch Break 12.45pm 
Forum 1.30pm 
Ashley and Nicki 2.00pm - Not So Fancy
Coffee Break 3.30pm 
Jerry Ghionis 3.45pm - Meaning & Purpose
Drinks 5.15pm 
Print Awards 6.15pm 
End 7.30pm


Leonda By The Yarra 

Leonda By The Yarra is an iconic Melbourne venue in an outstanding location. Situated on the banks of the Yarra River in Hawthorn and just 4 kilometers from the CBD, Leonda offers both convenience and tranquillity. There is complimentary parking on-site and excellent public transport links from the city, with a range of accommodation close by.

Car Parking

If you choose to drive to Leonda then we have FREE parking on-site that can accommodate up to 150 vehicles.

Public Transport

Tram - Leonda is located just steps from stop 29 Power St/Riversdale Rd on route 70. Once exiting the tram, walk approximately 200m down Wallen Rd towards the City. We will appear on your left!
Train - After exiting at Hawthorn Station, walk for approximately 630m down Evansdale Road towards Wallen Rd. The path will veer left slightly at Glan Avon Rd and go under a bridge.
Boat - For something a little bit wow, arrange for boat transport from Melbourne’s iconic Southbank to Leonda’s own private jetty