Dale Neill has spent a lifetime in professional practice as a photographer and teacher. He taught new professional photographers for five years in TAFE and many of his students are now WA’s leading photographers. He communicates with passion, energy and enthusiasm, illustrating his 50+ years in photography with images and narrative.
Currently one of Australia’s leading photographic educators Dale teaches portrait and digital photography for UWA Extension, government departments and private enterprise. Dale has led photography tours to Antarctica, Peru, Argentina, Chile, Bali, Egypt, Brunei and Borneo.
Dale is a Master Photographer (Gold Bar) in the AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography), having gained Silver Awards each year from 2001 to 2012. In 2012 he was a finalist in the National Portrait Prize with his image hung in the National Portrait Gallery. Dale won the WA Professional Photographer of the Year 2005 and the WA Commercial Photographer of the Year the same year.
In 2012 Dale established the Fremantle International Portrait Prize attracting 700 entries from 22 countries and raising $8000 for the Arthritis Foundation of WA. He owns and operates FACEZ Fine Art Portrait Studio in Fremantle.
Dale uses Nikon D700 cameras with 20mm, 50mm and 85mm prime lenses and 24-70mm and 70-400mm zooms. For travel his kit includes Fujifilm X100, XE-1 and X10 cameras. For underwater he uses a Panasonic Lumix FT4. LowePro camera bags and Manfrotto and Kennet tripods complete his kit. His studio and location lighting is Elinchrom.
(Dale's photo: Abigail Harman, Istanbul, Turkey)