Victoria Purdie AAPS AFIAP PSQA

I enjoy working with people, taking their photos, getting them to laugh and making it a fun and relaxed time.  Whether we are in the bush, on the beach or somewhere in between, and especially on a couple’s wedding day.  Working with business people, models, musicians or sports people is also a favoured photographic subject.  I enjoy capturing great images for businesses to use in their sales and marketing. 

I love to photograph nature and the world around us too. 

I have a Blue Card and am always happy to work with children and animals.

I have a small drone and licence to fly for selected aerial work depending on safety and location.

20 years experience.


PSQA (Accredited Judge)

Many years ago after gaining my AAPS & AFIAP with the Australian Photographic Society, I was asked to become a photography judge.

This took 6 months of training before I was allowed to judge on my own at camera clubs, exhibitions and competitions all over the country.  In 2021, 2022 and 2023 I helped to judge the photography section at the Ekka Show in Brisbane and the Mt Gravatt show in 2022. 

As well as judging, I adore giving talks to camera clubs and at photography conferences.  Topics I speak on are below.  All talks are fully illustrated with PowerPoint presentations and lots of funny true stories.

All presentations require the host to supply a laptop with MS Powerpoint Software, projector and sound system. Each presentation has a question and answer time at the conclusion.

Happy to travel so please get in touch.

In 2023 I became the Chair of the Judge’s Executive Committee (JE) looking after the Photographic Judges in Queensland and am the Current Vice President for the Photography Society of Queensland.



“Awesome Reasons to be a Photographer” (Approx 30 minutes)  Good intro with other talks.

“Lighting Can Really Make Your Image” (Approx 1 hour) Covers Natural Light, Flash etc 

“You Dont Have to Travel Far to Take Great Photos” (Approx 3/4 hour) 

“Things you Can Do with Your Images”  (Approx 30 minutes) 

“Random Interesting Photography Stuff”  (Approx 1.5 hours)

“The Beginners Guide to Wedding Photography” (Approx 1.5 hours)  Lots of funny stories and sound advice.

“Photography Trends, Fads and Cheesey Stuff” (Approx 1 hour)  Fun and educational.

“What Judges Look for in an Image” (approx 1 hour)

“People vs Portrait Photography” (approx 3/4 hour)

Coming Soon:  Mobile Phone Photography/Videography

Check out my latest book. A comprehensive guide to Rangitoto Island in Auckland, New Zealand. Coffee Table style. Over 200 photographs. 72 pages. Hard Cover. $45 AUD.