About Julia Nance
Hey there, I’m Julia – a professional headshot photographer based in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. I’m a qualified photographer, with a Bachelor of Photography degree from RMIT University, and I have nearly 8 years of experience with studio portraiture (and even more behind a camera in general).
I fell in love with taking portraits in my teens. There was something about capturing the beauty of people. I think it had a lot to do with watching their faces light up when they saw their beauty themselves too.
I love transforming people’s perceptions of themselves through the art of portraiture. I truly believe that we’re all beautiful, and it’s the little quirks about ourselves that make us special.
When I’m not photographing people then you might find me underwater, capturing the joys of the ocean. By far my favourite oceanic subjects are whales and seals – they have me hooked, and the encounters always take my breath away (pun intended).
And if I’m not photographing in the ocean, I’m probably taking photos of dogs on my phone. I love dogs.
But other than photography, I have a strong appreciation for pasta, I obsess over plants (yet I am a terrible gardener), and I enjoy ceramics, painting and other art.
Qualifications & Expertise:
2014, BA Arts (Photography), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, graduated with Distinction.
Over 8 years of experience in studio lighting and photography.
Over 10 years of experience in photographing people and portraits.
Over 10 years of experience with Adobe Photoshop and retouching.
Awards and Achievements:
2018, Highly Commended in the Landscape Category, in the Capture Magazine Top Emerging Photographers competition, for series ‘Stillness & Reflection’.
2018, Launched Julia Nance Portraits
2017, Highly Commended in the Art category in the 2017 Capture Magazine Top Emerging Photographers competition, for series Young Poise.
2015, Finalist Capture Magazine’s Top Emerging Photographer’s Competition – Advertising category.
2014, Winner Sally Brownbill Folio Consultancy Award.
2014, Winner for Two Girls Building, Abbotsford. RMIT Enchanted Competition.
2014, Graduated from RMIT University Bachelor of Arts (Photography) with Distinction.
2012, Runner Up in the Yarra Ranges Council Photographic competition.
2011, Awarded Dux of the Arts – Tintern Schools.
2011, Award for Studio Arts – Tintern Schools.
Publications and Features:
2018, Image featured on the Nikon Australia Instagram and Facebook Page.
2018, Written Article featured on ‘This Woman Can‘ website.
2018, Images and interview double page feature in Tintern Grammar School Magazine ‘Factis‘ (print and digital copies)
2017,Images and written article featured in Fiji Airways in flight magazine Fiji Time May/June issue.
2017,Image featured in the National Geographic Your Shot Daily Dozen, January 13, 2017.
2017,Image featured on ‘Discover Ocean’ Instagram account.
2016, Image Jonathan from the series Lovers chosen for inclusion in The Annual magazine by Capture (Emerging Category, published in Hard copy and electronic editions).
2014, Image Swan chosen for inclusion in The Annual magazine edition by Capture (student category, published in hard copy and in iPad edition).
2012, Yarra Ranges Council magazine front cover.
2014, 2 pieces in the Tintern Schools permanent art collection – Swan, The Writer.
2014, 3 pieces in the Two Girls Building permanent collection, Abbotsford – Swan, Resignation, Lift.
2014, 1 piece in the private collection of Peter Cahill, art collector and Director of the Domain Hill Property Group – Swan.
2014, RMIT Graduate exhibition RAW.
2013, RMIT Second year photography exhibition.
2012, RMIT First Visions photography exhibition.
2011, Tintern Schools Year 12 Art Exhibition.
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