Rocco Ancora

Creating Dramatic Portraits

Join WPPI Grand Master and Portrait Grand Award winner Rocco Ancora as he shares insights and techniques on how he uses light to create dramatic impactful portraits in a studio environment and how light is used as a narrative tool to evoke emotion. An in-depth look in the techniques of creating a more engaging visual story

 

 

Bio

Italian born, Australian based photographer Rocco Ancora is one of the most prolific & awarded photographers in the wedding and portrait industry. His work is often described as emotive, dramatic, romantic and has reached a level of sophistication only possible by his pursuit of excellence over his 25-year career artist is widely considered a master's master. Nikon Ambassador, Rocco has won the Australian Wedding Photographer of the year award for an unprecedented four times. He's one of only three people in the world to achieve Grand Master of the AIPP & WPPI where he is the second most awarded photographer of the organization. Rocco has shared his knowledge for over 15 years in over 20 countries. He is not only an in-camera artist, but his colour & BW darkroom experience helped him to master the art of digital post-production with the flair and finesse synonymous with the Ancora name.

https://www.roccoancora.com 

Speakers

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

Location

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

Website: https://www.leondabytheyarra.com.au/