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




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.