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Paul Dawson

Paul Dawson

Paul Dawson has been a professional photographer since 1988. Paul’s photos have featured on the front pages of major metropolitan newspapers including The Daily Telegraph, The Australian, The Weekend Australian, The Age and The Sun Herald’s Weekend Property section. Paul's photographs of the Kempsey bus crash and the refugee landing at Scotts Head and Australia's largest Heroin Haul were sent worldwide. His wedding photos were displayed in a double page feature in Sydney's Complete Wedding Bridal Magazine. Locally his photos have appeared on the front pages of the Port Macquarie News and on numerous occasions the Hastings Happenings. He has photographed former Prime Minister John Howard, former Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile, and Local federal MP Rob Oakeshott for his campaign shots. The Daily and Sunday Telegraph have also sent Paul to the private homes of former Police Commissioner John Avery and former NSW coroner Derrick Hand for portraits. Before selling the school division of Hydro he photographed nearly twenty thousand children a year and even after 20 years of shooting, he still loves to shoot children. He was the longest serving National Chairperson of the Professional School Photography Association of Australia and New Zealand and re-wrote the Australian Code of Practice for the School Photography Association. He has been a spokesperson to the photographic industry on the new Industrial Relations laws and is always keen to help fellow photographers. He is regularly asked to speak and educate photographers and students on Workflow and File / Colour Management issues and is passionate about the photography industry. That passion resulted in him being awarded the Photo Marketing Association’s National 2011 "Distinguished Service Award" for service to the photographic industry. In 2012 and again in 2013 he was awarded the prestige "Google Business View Photographer of the Year" for Australia / New Zealand. He is the most experienced Google Map editor on the Mid North Coast. He had a retail photographics studio / printing business for 30 years but now he spends his time photographing properties for real estate agents and custom commercial photography.