George Fetting

Portrait work – a Journey

Internationally published, multiple award-winning portrait photographer
George Fetting goes behind the scenes of some of his most engaging portraits – the likes of Lee Lin Chin, Barry Humphries and Cate Blanchett to name a few.
Three decades of analogue through to digital, natural light and advanced lighting techniques are explained plus the crucial connection to subject.
George is known of his strong portraits both B+W and colour, combining traditional and sophisticated post-production techniques creating truly distinctive and cinematic studies.


Nationally and internationally published, multiple award-winning Fine Art Portrait Photographer GeorgeFettingis considered to be one of Australia’s most experienced photographers. 

25+ years of portraits, travel and other artistic endeavors, George’s passion, innovation and flair for photography have been praised universally by clients and acknowledged within the industry with a number of George’s images residing in the prestigious National Portrait Galleries of London and Canberra, the National Library of Australia and on a Royal Australian Mint Commemorative Coin featuring his iconic portrait of Fred Hollows. 

George has been an awards finalist and invitee judge on multiple occasions including having the honour of being invited as a guest judge for The National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 – NPG, Canberra. With already seven portraits residing in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra such as Lee Lin Chin and David Gulpulil, George was commissioned for an eighth portrait of Andrew Gaze Basketball Legend in 2018 to celebrate 20/20. 20/20 showcased a suite of arresting portraits commissioned to celebrate the National Portrait Gallery’s 20th year. 

Worldwide recognition of Georges work was highlighted in 2004 when George was placed first for PDN World In Focus Human Condition Portrait - NYC as well as receiving first place in Photo District News Best Website – NYC in 2004 for his George Fetting website. In 2008 George was placed as a finalist for The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize - NPG London George received first place in the Australian Travel Photographer of the Year Awards in 2008 and 2011, placed first in the coveted Olive Cotton Portrait Prize in 2007 and received the Director’s Choice Award and Highly Commended the following year. In 2007 George also achieved double finalist + highly commended in The Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize - Sydney. More recently George achieved Finalist for the $15,000 Ballarat International Foto Biennale Inaugural Martin Kantor Portrait Prize, 2017 and achieved Finalist for the $20,000 Olive Cotton Portrait Prize - Tweed River Art Gallery as well as Finalist - $25,000 Josephine Uhlrick & Win Schubert Photographic Prize – Gold Coast.

A career professional photographer with decades of experience in all facets of creative media shooting for a wide range of leading online & print creative media outlets including Bauer Media & SMH covering titles include Harpers Bazaar, Rolling Stone, Top Gear, Belle, Good Weekend, Gourmet Traveller, Travel + Leisure to mention a few. 


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