For Perth-based photographer Jarrad Parker, the memories of a childhood spent exploring Western Australia’s natural landscape turned a professional sign-writer into a professional photographer.

Documentary photographer Lynette Letic says she was drawn to photography in high school where she discovered the magic of the darkroom, but she honed her photographic visual language while at Griffith University’s Queensland College of Art.

Safe choices are not always the best choices, but we can learn from them. Believing that it is never too late to start something, Allison Harper applied to do the photo imaging course at Melbourne Polytechnic, and graduated with a diploma in 2016.

From the mundane to the dramatic, Leah Kennedy captures landscapes that evoke either a feeling of deep connection or wonder about our world. She's just been named 2017 AIPP Australian Creative Photographer of the Year.

The VII Photo agency was born 15 years ago, started by some of the best photojournalists in the world, just as film was on the way out and digital was about to change photography forever. Capture spoke with some of VII’s founders to gain an insight.

Milton Gan is an award-winning photographer specialising in weddings and travel. A mentor, educator, and competition judge, he’s also the creator of The Album Atelier, a workshop dedicated to album sales, marketing and design. Meet him at Foto L!VE.

Peter Brew-Bevan, one of Australia’s finest portrait photographer, and, arguably, Australia’s premier celebrity photographer capturing actors, musicians, artists, politicians, and sporting icons, is a keynote speaker at Foto L!VE.

Daniel Linnet's ability to interpret a brief and add that certain creative flair to any assignment has seen him produce images for MasterCard, Pfizer, Castrol, Country Energy, BankWest, Top Gear and Men’s Health magazines, to name a few.

Following her early success on Instagram, Lauren Bath quit her job as a chef in early 2013 to pursue a full-time career travelling the world and taking photos. She now has over 750,000 followers in social media. Meet her at Foto L!VE.

Agata Mayes remembers being mesmerised by the darkroom her father built in the bathroom of their family home when she was a child. For Polish-born Mayes, it sparked an early photographic fascination.

With more than four decades of experience, photojournalist David Burnett has worked in over 70 countries, photographed every US president since JFK, co-founded the photographic agency Contact Press Images, and been awarded the highest accolades.

Edwina Robertson found her niche by drawing on her background as a country girl, and her healthy appetite for adventure – both of which have formed the basis of an upcoming photographic experiment that will take her across the country.

Adam Levi Browne is the Winner - Documentary/Photojournalism in Australia's Top Emerging Photographers 2017

Fraser Chatham is the Winner - Art in Australia's Top Emerging Photographers 2017.

Jan Breckwoldt is the overall runner-up, and winner - Architecture in Australia's Top Emerging Photographers 2017.