Online Portfolio Reviews | Head On Photo Festival

Online Portfolio Reviews

 

 

Is something holding you back from getting that next client?

Is your work not getting the exposure that it deserves?

Are you seeking meaningful and constructive feedback on your work?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then a Head On Portfolio Review can help you.

Our reviewers will give you honest and constructive advice on your work and will also propose possible paths forward.

Our goal is to ensure that you have access to quality industry feedback at an affordable rate.

Book a session today to take your first steps to improve your photography.

Why online?

Portfolio reviews traditionally run at photo festivals or as stand-alone events. While it is a fantastic opportunity to get feedback and to network with industry leaders, it requires a substantial investment from you both in time and cash. Between registration fees, travel expenses and printing your portfolio, it can cost thousands of dollars, not to mention the potential loss of income while you are away.

We are here not to replace face-to-face portfolio reviews, but to offer something different; instead of you going to the reviewers, what if they came to you?

 

How do online portfolio review sessions work?

Each private session consists of a 20 minute online session with the reviewer of your choice. The session will be online via a web browser video conference platform. The session is adapted to address your specific needs:

  • - Finding your unique voice
  • - How to get your work out there
  • - Identifying key shots for your project to build around
  • - Technical guidance (composition, lighting camera skills etc.) 

All sessions are in English; some reviewers offer another language.

Booking process

Select the reviewer via the drop-down menu at the bottom of the page; pay for your session with them.

All times are in AEST check what they are in your time zone via a time zone converter.

Note: currently our system only allows you to select one reviewer at a time. You can add other reviewers by repeating the process.

Once your payment has been received you will receive an email with:

  • - Link to the reviewer's calendar with their availabilities and select the time that suits you best. This link will be valid for a limited time, please book the session within 30 days of receiving the email. You will be sent a URL with meeting details. You will also be able to save it to your calendar (Outlook and Google)
  • - Instructions on what you need to prepare for the review and make the most of your time.

One week before the review, please send us:

  • - 20 images you wish to discuss. (from a single body of work)
  • - Description of your body of work (if applicable)
  • - What you would like to get out of the Review
  • - A short biography

Reviewers

Moshe Rosenzveig OAM is the founder and Creative Director of Head On Photo Festival. He has over 40 years’ experience in the media as a photographer, award-winning television producer/director (SBS TV) and curator. He has held lecturing positions at the University of Technology (UTS), the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and others. He has also sat on judging panels for various competitions including The Walkleys, Tokyo Photography Prize, Sydney’s Art & About and is the lead judge for Head On Photo Awards. 

Availability (Sydney time)

Monday:
Tuesday: 
8:00-10:00 & 17:00-19:00
Wednesday: 8:00-10:00 & 17:00-19:00
Thursday: 8:00-10:00 & 17:00-19:00
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:

Nicky Catley graduated with a BA in History and Curatorship from the Australian National University in 1996 followed by a twenty-year career as an editorial photo editor. She is currently a photo editor at the Sydney Morning Herald and has been commissioning and editing news photography in Australia since 2011 following a decade in London as a staff picture editor and shoot producer on newspapers and magazines where the art and editorial photography sectors were closely entwined.

Availability (Sydney time)
Monday:
9:00-17:00
Tuesday: 9:00-17:00
Wednesday: 9:00-17:00
Thursday: 9:00-17:00
Friday: 9:00-17:00
Saturday:
Sunday:

Irina Chmyreva is Co-founder and Artistic Director of PhotoVisa, Russia’s most significant international photography biennial outside Moscow. Irina has curated more than a hundred exhibitions worldwide and collaborated with several state and private museums in Moscow and other Russian cities, presenting both national and international contemporary artists. She has curated the Project in Support for Photography in Russia for the IRIS Foundation and was a part of the team behind FotoFest 2012 Biennial, Contemporary Russian Photography: 1950s-2012 in Houston, USA.

Additional languages: Russian

Availability (Sydney time)
Monday:
Tuesday: 
14:00-16:00 & 23:00-23:59
Wednesday: 00:00-1:00
Thursday: 23:00-23:59
Friday: 00:00 - 02:00
Saturday:
Sunday: 
00:00 - 03:00

Jennifer Greenburg is a contemporary artist who works with photographic imagery. She holds an MFA from The University of Chicago and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute. Solo shows of her work have been held at The Print Center, Philadelphia, and The Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. Greenburg’s work has been part of numerous international group shows and is part of the permanent collections of many art museums. Jennifer Greenburg is currently an Associate Professor of Fine Art at Indiana University Northwest. Her area of concentration is in conceptual art and the articulation of ideas using lens-based media. Greenburg has been invited to speak about her work, her teaching, and to hold workshops with students around the globe.

Availability (Sydney time)
Monday:
Tuesday: 
00:00-12:00
Wednesday: 00:00-12:00
Thursday: 00:00-12:00
Friday: 00:00-12:00
Saturday: 00:00-12:00
Sunday: 

Michael Itkoff has been deeply involved in the publishing industry in both print and digital media for well over 15 years. Michael has written for the NYTimes Lens blog, Art Asia Pacific, Nueva Luz, Conscientious and the Forward. Michael’s photographic and video work is in public and private collections in the United States and his work has appeared on the covers of Orion, Katalog, Next City and Philadelphia Weekly. Michael was the recipient of the Howard Chapnick Grant for the Advancement of Photojournalism, a Creative Artists Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Arts Council, and a Puffin Foundation Grant. Michael's monograph, ‘Street Portraits’, was published by Charta Editions in 2009.

Availability (Sydney time)
Monday:
Tuesday: 
19:00-24:00
Wednesday: 00:00-11:00 & 21:00-23:59
Thursday: 00:00-11:00 & 21:00-23:59
Friday: 00:00-11:00 & 21:00-23:59
Saturday: 00:00-11:00
Sunday: 

Natan Dvir is an Israeli photographer who focuses on the human aspects of political, social and cultural issues. He received his MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts (NY), after which he became an adjunct faculty member at the ICP. Based in Tel Aviv, he photographs around the world and is represented by Polaris Images agency and Anastasia Photo gallery. Natan’s main projects were exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Europe, South America, Asia, and Australia. His work has been published by numerous international magazines and has received recognition winning prizes around the world.

Additional languages: Hebrew

Availability (Sydney time)
Monday: 
14:00-16:00
Tuesday: 14:00-16:00
Wednesday: 14:00-16:00
Thursday: 14:00-16:00
Friday: 15:30-23:00
Saturday: 
Sunday: 14:00-16:00

Oded Wagenstein is a seasoned photographer and educator, with his work published by National Geographic, BBC, The Guardian, VOGUE, and displayed in numerous exhibitions. He has more than a decade of experience in conducting hundreds of workshops and masterclasses across the world. In his approach to teaching and portfolio review, the emphasis is on crafting the ability to tell visual stories, evoke emotions, and finding personal voice and style.  

Additional languages: Hebrew

Availability (Sydney time)
Monday: 

Tuesday: 18:00-22:00
Wednesday: 18:00-19:00
Thursday: 
Friday: 
Saturday: 
Sunday: 

Simon Harsent’s career has spanned more than 20 years and three continents. Born in England, his photographic career began in London after he finished studying photography at Watford College. In 1987 Harsent moved to Sydney, Australia where he soon established himself as one of the country’s leading commercial photographers working with the top advertisers in Australia and Asia. 1997 saw Harsent move to New York. However, his connection to Australia and Asia did not stop there. He frequently returns to Australia to shoot and is co-founder of POOL collective, a thriving photographers’ collective. Harsent was listed as one of the most influential people in advertising in Australian Creative’s 2011 Power 20 issue.

Availability (Sydney time)
Monday: 
9:00-11:30
Tuesday: 9:30-10:30
Wednesday: 
Thursday: 9:00-23:00
Friday: 
Saturday: 
Sunday: 

SUITABLE FOR

Reviews are suitable for everyone.

We can help photographers at all career stages to improve their skills and vision in our one on one sessions, no matter where they are on their journey. 

 

DETAILS

Cost: AUD$60 GST inc (approximately US$41 or €36)

Duration: 20 minutes

Location: online video conference

Book early to secure your preferred time slot

 

Terms and conditions

Attendees responsibilities

  • - Portfolio reviews are designed for anyone wanting to gain knowledge and advice. However, it is not intended to teach technical skills (how to use your camera etc)
  • - Please make sure you send us your contact details - we take no responsibility if you do not receive emails due to incorrect email addresses or spam filters
  • - Please make sure you check all your email boxes such as trash, junk, spam, clutter etc. We take no responsibility if you do not read the emails we send you
  • - Please ensure you have adequate internet speed and connection to support this Online Review
For more information please email mail@headon.com.au

Refunds / cancellations

  • - Full refund is available one week before the confirmed starting date
  • - Half refund is available for cancellation up to 48 hours before the confirmed starting date
  • - You must email your request for a refund to mail@headon.com.au before any refund can be issued
  • - If the session is cancelled or if you cannot attend or your internet connection/speed is insufficient, please email mail@headon.com.au to discuss options
  • - We will endeavour to notify you as soon as possible of any cancellations and new availability of the presenter
 
Price: 
$60.00
Member Price: 
$55.00
Product Category: 
workshop