About Don Hildred

University lecturer and Master Photographer – 1988 to 2020

Don now lives and works in the beautiful garden city of Toowoomba


Don’s Professional Photography Qualifications & Awards

Qualifications

• 1988 Honours ASSOCDIP (QCA)
• 1988 Winner AIMBI award (QCA)
• 2015 Bachelor of Multimedia (USQ)
• Graduating in Top 10% at (Springfield)
• Contributor (Shutterstock) library
• Blue Card – Expiry 19/10/2022

Memberships

• Arts Queensland
• Flying Arts Alliance inc.
• Gallery of Modern Art Brisbane
• National Association for the Visual Arts
• Queensland Collage of Art alumni
• University of Southern Queensland alumni

Photography / Tutoring

• 30+ Years of professional photography
• 19+ Years of tutoring
• Public Liability – QBE Insurance
• ABN details – 87 565 837 510


A little about me…

Hi guys! I am a professional Commercial photographer with 30 years of experience after graduating from QCA Morningside, (now Griffith University, Southbank Brisbane) back in 1988.

My other passion is to teach photography, which has taken me form Far Northern Queensland, to Blue mountains in New South Wales and over to New Zealand.

I now live and work from the beautiful garden city of Toowoomba, situated a comfortable 2 hour west drive of Brisbane in Queensland.

Toowoomba location map

Where it all began!

17 Years ago…

Don’s first tuition role began with Flying Arts in 2001 with a week-long workshop in Blackall for Queensland Flying Arts Inc. in combination with Arts West Queensland.

Students photographed Aboriginal cave paintings, the Qantas museum and Stockman’s Hall of Fame. Producing a B&W exhibition in a temporary darkroom on location.

Since that time Don has travelled around regional Queensland, New South Wales, and New Zealand teaching guided touring students, week long workshops, and guest speaking at symposiums.

Don also runs weekly Private tuition lessons at Picnic Point Cafe, 164 Tourist Road, and Meetup photography classes and field trips in and around South East Queensland.


Past workshop locations

Queensland | New South Wales | New Zealand

Augathella
• One River: Centenary of Canberra

Babinda
• Flying Arts

Blackall
• Heartland festival

Blackall
• Experience The Arts

Blue Mountains
• TAFTA: Contextart forum

Brisbane
• Experience The Arts

Brisbane
• Flying Arts

Brisbane
• Textile & Art Academy

Bundaberg
• BRAG Photoshop

Bundaberg
• Symposium photography presenter

Charleville
• Bouncing Back

Harvey Bay
• USQ McGregor On the Bay

Ipswich
• Meetup Group lessons

Lismore
• Art Gallery photographing artworks

Longreach
• Arts West School of Creative Arts

Longreach
• Heartland Festiva

Millmerran
• Photography & Photoshop

Mittagong
• Sturt: Winter School

New Zealand
• Autumn in New Zealand workshop

Redcliffe
• Cultural Centre photographing artworks

Richmond
• Community Centre

Roma
• Santos GLNG Project Press & PR

Toowoomba
• Photography Meetup classes

Toowoomba
• U3A Photography classes

Toowoomba
• TAFE: Graphics & Photography

Toowoomba
• U3A Digital Photography classes

Toowoomba
• USQ McGregor Summer/Winter Schools

Toowoomba
• USQ Student Guild

Winton
• BHP Billiton Photographic Judge

Winton
• Workshop presenter