About

 

EST. 2000

Born and raised in the Philippines, Alfonso Calero moved to Australia at the age of 15. I  graduated from the Sydney Institute of Technology with an Associate Diploma in Photography in 2001 and have been professionally photographing food, portraits, landscapes and travel subjects ever since. I started a travel education and tours company in 2008 delivering workshops every Saturday morning in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Fremantle. I also take small groups to Japan, The Philippines, Spain and Tasmania once a year for 5-10 day photography workshops. For more information about his tours and workshops go to www.photographytravel.net

Awards

Trip Advisor Award Of Excellence 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

2017 1st Place Winner Alliance Francaise

2017 Honourable Mention International Color Awards - Nature - Drowned Forest

2016 Honourable Mention Monochrome Awards - Landscape

2016 Honourable Mention ND AWARDS - Fine Art Landscape

2016 Honourable Mention ND AWARDS - Fine Art Landscape

2016 Nominee International Color Awards - Photo Journalism - Environmental Refugees

2016 Nominee International Color Awrds - Portraits - Environmental Refugees

2016 Honarable Mention Moscow Photo Awards - Environmental Refugees  Series

2015 Nominee 8th Annual Master Cup - Aerial "Wind Farms"

2015 Nominee 8th Annual Master Cup - Children Of The World "Bamboo Growth"

2014 Nominee 7th Annual Master Cup - Still Life "Botanical Banksia"

2014 Nominee 7th Annual Master Cup - Fine Art "Cathedral Rocks"

2013 Nominee 6th Annual Master Cup - Architecture "Machinery"

2013 Nominee 6th Annual Masters Cup - Portrait "Victorian"

2012 - Nominee 5th Annual Masters Cup - Landscape  "Snowed Under"

2011 - Nominee 4th Annual  Master Cup - Portrait of Geisha

2010 - Pride of Workmanship AwardRotary International

2009 - Capture Magazine - Australian Portrait Photography nomination

2007 - Roving Eye & Nikon Travel Photography Competition

2006 - Saatchi & Saatchi & ACMP Emerging Australian Photographer

Exhibitions

Group 2014 - Ultimo TAFE 50 Years of Photography Graduates

Solo 2013/2014/2015/2016 - Len Wallis Gallery Lane Cove - Permanent Exhibition

Solo 2012 Lane Cove Public Art Gallery -Anzacs

Group 2011 - Emergency Architects - Japan Tsunami Fundraiser

Group 2011 - Yuga Cage/Gallery - Japan Earthquake Fundraiser (Red Cross)

Solo 2010 - Public Art Gallery - Portraits of My Neighbours (Lane Cove)

Group 2010 - Emergency ArchitectsAustralia (Lincoln Hotel Potts Point)

Group 2010 - PMA Digital Life Expo in Melbourne

Group 2009 - Japan Travel Exhibition (Yuga Cafe Gallery & Studio 39)

Solo 2008 - "Wabi Sabi"(Kinokuniya Bookstore Gallery, Sydney)

Group 2007 - Portraits of Hanoi ( Tamarama Surf Club)

Group 2007 - Sudan Appeal (Federation Square, Melbourne)

Group 2007 - ACMP Signatures (Botanical Gardens, Melbourne)

Group 2006 - Colours of Japan (Saatchi & Saatchi, Sydney)

Solo 2005 - TImber Companies Conference (Novotel Hotel, Canberra)

Languages Spoken

English - My mother tongue.

Spanish - Mami & Papi taught me.

Japanese - Lived in Tokyo 4 years and married to a Japanese.

Filipino -  Born & raised in Manila, The Philippines until 15 years of age.

 

Qualifications

2010 - Certificate in teacher training & assessment (TAFE Ultimo Teacher 2010-2013)

2009 - Certificate 4 in tour guiding & operations (Former Japan Travel Bureau Guide)

2001 - Associate Diploma in Photography Sydney Institute of Technology

Regular Writer - Australian Photography Magazine & F-Stoppers

City Photo Walks

Director ofPhotography Tours/Workshops - www.photographytravel.net

Alfonso Calero