iStock by Getty Images to host global photography summit in Australia Nov 6-8

September 17, 2015 • Company News

Local photographers have a chance to win a free ticket to this three-day educational and creative photography event set to capture the real Australia

Sydney, Australia, 17 September 2015 – iStock by Getty Images, the original resource for superior royalty-free stock imagery and video sourced from the crowd, today announced it is to stage Australia’s first ever iStockalypse photography summit in Sydney. The event will bring together a select group of local and global photographers and videographers for three days of intense photography workshops, seminars and practical application including specially sourced shoots across the city.

Held at the iconic Bondi Bowling Club the iStockalypse Sydney will run from 6th – 8th November 2015.  Photographers and videographers are invited to attend the event, where Getty Images’ creative team will provide proprietary information on current visual trends and local customer content needs and create a forum in which contributors and staff can share advice on how to succeed as commercial photographers and videographers.

In partnership with Fairfax’s Clique photo club, Getty Images is also running a competition that gives local photographers the chance to win a Nikon DSLR camera and a free ticket, including flights and accommodation, to attend this renowned event. For a chance to attend the iStockalypse Sydney, local photographers need to submit an image by 20th October to the Getty Images’ competition website that illustrates “Everyday Australia” – the laid back, easy going, down to earth Australia (see more details below).

“We are excited to be bringing iStockalypse to Australia for the first time,” said Rebecca Swift, Director of Creative Planning, iStock by Getty Images, who will be in Sydney for the event. “The iStockalypse events are about bringing artists together and sharing the knowledge, passion and information necessary to create great commercial imagery. Our iStockalypse workshop will help us engage more local photographers and videographers and help us to deliver even more locally-produced content to our customers here in Australia and also around the world.”

The iStockalypse was first held in 2005 as an official multi-day iStock photography event. Several times a year, contributing artists from the international iStock community come together to collaborate, share knowledge, and exchange tricks of the stock imagery trade. Under savvy expert guidance, beginners and seasoned professionals get to share what they know and create standout images with old and new friends. Since the first event in Las Vegas, iStockalypse has visited Berlin, Seattle, Boston, Ljubljana, Prague, Austin, Barcelona, Marseilles, Buenos Aires, Malta, Calgary, Istanbul, Cannes, Dubai, London, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Paris, Milan, Tokyo and Copenhagen.

“Whether you already shoot for iStock or Getty Images, or you’re new to the stock photo world, this is an opportunity to learn how to create better work, take your skills to the next level and learn more about how to earn more with your video and photography. I would encourage any budding photographers to enter our competition for a chance to join the iStockalypse Sydney,” added Swift.

Current iStock contributors can purchase a ticket for the event here.

Clique Competition

For a chance to attend the iStockalypse Sydney, local photographers need to submit their best moments of life in Australia here by 20th October 2015.  Friendship, mateship, hospitality and generosity are all key, as is representing the diversity and uniqueness of Australia.
Judges will review all entries and select the best images based on composition, originality, technical skills and observance of the brief. The winners will be announced on 27 October 2015 on this website and via the email used to register for the competition[1]. The full Competition Brief and terms and conditions of the competition can be viewed here.

1st prize:

  • Nikon D750 with $1,000 Nikon lens voucher
  • Attendance of iStockalypse event in Sydney, with flights and accommodation provided for a participant residing in Australia.
  • Portfolio review by Getty Images’ senior art directors
  • An arrangement for the photographer to be involved in a professional shoot with an art director and models at the iStockalypse event

2nd prize:

  • $750 Nikon Store Voucher
  • Attendance of iStockalypse event in Sydney (travel not included).

 3rd prize:  


  • Tom Hind, ‎Director, Creative Content at Getty Images
  • Tegan Sadlier, Picture Editor of Fairfax’s Good Weekend and Sunday Life

iStockalypse Sydney schedule:

  • Day 1: 6th Nov 2015 (Fri) 15:00 to 19:30 New Contributor Introduction (registration, seminar)
  • Day 2: 7th Nov 2015 (Sat) 9:00 to 17:00 Education and shooting day (lecture, photo session)
  • Day 3 : 8th Nov 2015 (Sun) 9:00 to 17:00 Shooting day and portfolio review party


Bondi Bowling Club

1 Warners Ave,

Bondi NSW 2026, Australia



We are pleased to partner with Fairfax’s Clique photo club for iStockalypse Sydney.

[1] The jurisdiction governing the competition is NSW. The entity promoting the competition is Getty Images Sales Australia Pty Ltd (“Getty Images”).

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