Don’t forget our images for August are due in by 11 pm tonight.

Our judge Ian Marriner has provided some information about himself which is below:

Ian Marriner Bio 2020 – Experienced Photographer

Hi, my name is Ian Marriner and I am a passionate photographer based in Nelson Bay, Australia.  
I’m an avid photographer and scuba diver, an exciting blending of passions. I have been photographing underwater for some 35 years while at the same time pursuing other photography interests. Simultaneously I created a successful portrait and wedding studio that honed and refined my photographic skills. My wife and I ran a successful studio (Hi Exposure Portraits) in the Upper Hunter for some 13 years. Moving to Newcastle I worked for a number of years as contract portrait and wedding photographer for both Studio Life Photography and Gap Studios.
I have worked as a freelance photographer on assignment for corporates such as Australian Tourist Commission, Lizard Island Resort, Australian Airlines (Now QANTAS) and Fitzroy Island Resort. I am now using this life-time of learning to create fine art underwater, seascape, and landscape images. Portraits remain a strong passion, creating timeless personal memories and beautifully family stories.

Being curious by nature I enjoy trying new approaches, whether that be in the image capture or in final finishing post-production technologies. I am enthusiastically exploring new opportunities to create fresh impressions of the subjects I photograph.
My images are most impressionistic in nature and do not pretend to always be realistic representations, they reflect my impressions through various photographic mediums and artistic methods. My images have been recognised with a number of awards for my portraits, underwater and above water images. I am excited to have had a number of images accepted in national and international competitions. I am currently a member of Belmont 16 footers Photographic Club, and President of Snappers Underwater Group based in Newcastle.