Semi Finalist, HeadOn Portrait Prize 2017

 

I photographed

NAOMI AND ANDREA

because they are 2 very talented and passionate women. When Naomi introduced Andrea at Orchestra rehearsal, I recognised they had the same surname: Power! After a chat about their story and backgrounds I decided to photograph them at Earlwood Uniting Church Hall.

Read Their story:

“We got married because first and foremost we love each other, also because we wanted to be granted the same rights as heterosexual married couples.  We think that the state recognising same sex marriage is an important first step but there is still a long way to go for full equality as the right to be able to marry is a basic human right.

Our love for music brought us together and we channel that passion into every aspect of our everyday lives, often playing together and making music together.

We believe the woman can be extremely strong and resourceful if allowed to be. In current society there are still many obstacles facing women of today and still many habits or customs that are still maintained from the chauvinistic history such as the salary gap between men and women in the same role or being “wolf whistled” in the street.  Change is slowly coming about but these things take time and by us taking a stand on marriage equality and “going against the grain” of conservative Australia by being married in a different country sends a message that women are prepared to fight – there is a reason we have our surname “Power”!  Finally, gay marriage should be legalised around the world and all couples regardless of gender orientation should be able to enjoy the same privileges as married heterosexual couples. ”

 

When I reflect on the class and what I learned from your teaching, I wonder if you are conscious of the fact that you really are one of the really good educators. I just want to say thank you.

Jon Soe ( Student)

TO BOOK YOUR SESSION GO TO WOLFWERK MENTORING IN THE MENU AND CONTACT FIONA@WOLFWERK.NET

 

I just want to say thank you…Thanks Mate!
Posted by Wolfwerk on 28 April 2017

OMG!!!  The photos are amazing, I am so thrilled and just so happy to have chosen you to take them.  Thank you ever so much. They really capture the family well and will be treasured. Thank you!!

Danielle Somers

 

 

OMG!!! The photos are amazing…a wonderful testimonial!
Posted by Wolfwerk on 26 April 2017

Wolfwerk photography location shoot with Encore Strings at Paddington Reservoir and Centennial Park:

Thanks Naomi, couldn’t ask for better feedback!

“We had a fantastic experience with Fiona from Wolfwerk Photography photographing our string quartet.  From the start Fiona was extremely professional and friendly, she was knowledgeable in different locations and suggested the locations for us to have our photo shoot.  On the day Fiona had an arsenal of ideas ready at hand and it was clear she had done her research; Fiona also brought these ideas out in a way that made logistical sense as there were two locations we were shooting at.  We received our edited photos very quickly and we are absolutely delighted with them – I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Fiona to anyone who would like a friendly, professional and extremely creative photographer to do their photo shoot.” Naomi Power (Cello)

 

This shoot wouldn’t have worked so well if it wasn’t for the passion of these 4 ladies! 2 locations, several outfit changes and some decent jumping action required!

www.encorestrings.com.au

Encore Strings

Encore Strings

Amanda

Amanda

Wolfwerk shoots Encore Strings
Posted by Wolfwerk on 8 June 2016

Winter is the time to hibernate, procrastinate and…edit edit edit!

You bring the photos and I supply the coffee and a one on one session providing valuable feedback on your work.

You invest $75 and receive 1 hour to work on:

– developing your style

– photobook editing

– portfolio development

– curatorial advice

– image selection for submissions

For photographers of all levels

 

How is this different to the 2h session within the mentoring program? This 1 h session is a classic portfolio review with focus on images only. During the mentoring program we discuss marketing plans, presentation, context of the images and plan an outcome or longterm project. The 1h session is useful for an interim feedback on projects or check of progress of your work. If you feel like you need a broader insight and more advice on your project/ exhibition/ commercial portfolio or other more in depth topics please book a 2h session.

To book please contact me via email at fiona@wolfwerk.net OR call 0404 780 325

 

 

The Thursday Sessions- a winter special
Posted by Wolfwerk on 29 May 2015

 

Knowledge CentreIf you missed my INSPIRATION

talk at the last ACMP Trampoline meeting here’s a chance to join me before the Christmas break and take some inspiration with you in to the next year:

This 1h talk and q&a session is a journey through my photography career starting at the first heureka moments of darkroom printing, following through 35mm to medium format to digital. It shows a read thread indicating a sense of image composition and choice of subject/ object. The recognition of the urge to take photos in a certain way and perfect this to become my unique signature style.

The rise from a simple lucky happy snapper to a successful commercial photographer and exhibiting artist. Picking the images that opened the doors for me on the way and distinguished my own style from other photographers. It also shows the inspirations I have had on the way and honors my teachers. I give a broad and honest insight into dealing with criticism, the art of editing and finally presenting you work on both a commercial and artistic level. With lots of tips along the way this talk is not to be missed by emerging photographers, students or established shooters for an hour of inspiration shared by award winning photographer and exhibiting artist Fiona Wolf-Symeonides.

WHEN: Wed 26 Nov, 6-8pm

WHERE: Momento Pro, Chippendale (map)

RSVP to fiona@wolfwerk.net by

24 Nov 

Inspiration- Talk on finding your voice as a photographer
Posted by Wolfwerk on 14 November 2014

It’s SPRING! Shake off the winter cobwebs and put the umbrellas away- the sun is out. Time for some fresh photos of your family, since the kids have magically grown another inch and a half over the winter months!

 

Forgot how that amazing but oh, so complicated Dslr works that you got last Christmas? Book a parent workshop and brush up on your skills so you can take the killer shots this summer season!

Spring special:

Parent workshop DSlr basics, 2 hour session theory and practical part, on location or at your home.

per couple $150

group discounts for Mums: up to 3 people $ 125 per person, more than 5 people $100 per person

Please contact Fiona@wolfwerk.net for details on the sessions and gift vouchers. All levels from beginner to pro are welcome!

 

Couldn’t be bothered taking the photos or annoyed you are never in the shots!? Book your family photo session and get a 2h photo shoot at your favorite location- your couch or any beach or park location that will make the relatives overseas jealous!

Spring Special: $ 300 for a 2h location shoot and up to

25 files on disc

Contact me at Fiona@wolfwerk.net for more information, gift vouchers and bookings.

 

www.wolfwerk.net/family

 

 

Terms: The spring special is available for bookings made from

1st Oct – 31st of October 2014. Quote “Spring Special in your email”

 

Looking forward to hearing from you!absolute (50)

It’s Spring!
Posted by Wolfwerk on 11 September 2014

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Jake is

a former student of my Photographer’s Assistant class at The Australian Centre For Photography. He has moved to Kiel, Germany and is setting up a business there for analog film processing and printing. And of course he is out and about taking photos and building his portfolio. Jake took a 2x2h Skype mentoring Session and has come up with a super good result in just a few weeks: A body of work on Fussball in Germany accompanied by an artist statement and bio, a portfolio website ready to show (which has been submitted to Capture magazine’s young talent section) and some new contacts to approach for assisting work in the North of my home country Germany. Result: Excellent!!

Here is what he had to say:

 

 

I contacted Fiona a number of months ago to help me find my identity as young photographer. I had a number of projects that I needed help with to round up into an intial body of work so that I could present myself in a professional way to the outside world. Fiona used her years of experience in both commercial and fine art photography practices to help me with image selctions and furthering my work to a initial level of completion so that I could finalise my online portfolio. As I live in Germany Fiona and I worked  together over skype and through emails without any loss of a personal interaction.

 

This was by far the best investment I’ve made to date in my journey to becoming a photographer.

 

Cheers!


http://jake-campbell.format.com

https://pipandjays.squarespace.com

Wolfwerk Mentoring presents: Blut Akka- Jake Campbell
Posted by Wolfwerk on 21 August 2014

FINDING YOUR VOICE As a photographer- Talk by Fiona Wolf

 

Venue: Mondo Digital, L2, 409 George St, Waterloo, NSW
Date: 20th August, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Tickets: $15 ACMP Members & Students with ID,
$25 non-members

 

This 1h talk and q&a session is a journey through my photography career starting at the first heureka moments of darkroom printing, following through 35mm to medium format to digital. It shows a read thread indicating a sense of image composition and choice of subject/ object. The recognition of the urge to take photos in a certain way and perfect this to become my unique signature style.

 

The rise from a simple lucky happy snapper to a successful commercial photographer

and exhibiting artist. Picking the images that opened the doors for me on the way and distinguished my own style from other photographers. It also shows the inspirations I have had on the way and honors my teachers. I give a broad and honest insight into dealing with criticism, the art of editing and finally presenting you work on both a commercial and artistic level. With lots of tips along the way this talk is not to be missed by emerging photographers, students or established shooters for an hour of inspiration shared by award winning photographer and exhibiting artist Fiona Wolf-Symeonides.

 

Book at ACMP.COM.AU/events

Knowledge Centre

 

 

Finding your voice as a photographer
Posted by Wolfwerk on 14 August 2014