ABOUT THE Canon Collective
The Canon Collective is an initiative of Canon Australia, providing an on-line space for Australian photographers to collaborate, inspire and share knowledge, and to support each other in achieving more than they thought possible with their Canon products and their passion for photography. The Collective currently connects over 19,000 photographers, and continues to welcome like-minded members regardless of age and photographic experience. Community Managers Jules Ingall and Stephen Finkel share their own passions and skill with the Community through weekly challenges, tips, and advice.
The Clique Awards is an initiative of The Canon Collective Community Managers, being delivered with the assistance of the Photo-competitions team, and with the support of Canon Australia and photo retailer CameraPro.
THE Photo-Competition Team
Are a passionate group of like-minded photographers who all enjoy the challenges & joys that photography brings.
Having been inspired to explore a career in nature photography by his father’s travels in Antarctica, Australian professional photographer Canon Master Darren Jew now pursues his passion for capturing and sharing the wonder of the natural world.
After graduating from the Queensland College of Art, he first worked in commercial photography, before taking up a position as Photographer with the Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service, where he worked for eight years.
Darren’s unique vision has earned him the accolade of Australian Professional Nature Photographer of the Year six times between 2007 and 2018.
Darren has been on the judging panel of the United Nations World Oceans Day Photo Competition; ANZANG Wildlife Photographer of Year competition; both the Australian and the New Zealand Professional Photography Awards and numerous local, regional, national, and international photographic competitions.
Many many moons ago, Jasmine’s photographic journey stemmed from her love of scuba diving, being in the ocean, and meeting all the ocean’s amazing creatures. It grew immensely and with intensity when she was introduced to humpback whales in 2014.
Jasmine’s images of the underwater world have since been recognised and featured in media worldwide, and she was celebrated as the recipient of the prestigious HIPA Grand Prize in 2020 with her humpback whale image “Essence of Life”.
Jasmine has also been involved behind the scenes in delivering a number of photographic, film, and education projects.
Greg has been involved in the photographic industry for the last 35 years. Starting his career in the early 1990s at Canon Australia in the photographic department.
A Queensland College of Art Graduate, he worked with many professional photographers, before leading a team of creatives at one of the busiest studios in Queensland.
Photographic education is something that Greg is passionate about, sharing knowledge in both terrestrial and underwater photography.
Greg’s passions are photography, scuba diving, and popcorn.