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BRINGING AUSTRALIA TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE PHOTOGRAPHY

WHAT IS BLUR FESTIVAL?

Blur focuses on Photography (including stills and video) and its place in the world today.

There are lectures, interactive workshops, and guest speakers at Blur to pass on their skills, knowledge and experience about all things photography as well as the role a photograph plays in today’s modern world.

Your Blur experience is totally customisable and you can select 5 lectures, 4 workshops and 3 Guru guided shooting booths as part of your ticket. You also get unlimited access to the guest speakers, all the entertainment on the main stage, unlimited shooting at unguided booths including the adrenalin area, plus access to the Blur Bar at the end of the day to wind down share a drink with your new friends.

WHAT IS BLUR FESTIVAL?

SOCIAL MEDIA

Social media is an important part of most people’s lives and can be a way we keep in touch with friends or a medium we use to communicate to customers.

Blur is here to help small business owners tackle the world of Social Media. Learn and practice how to take better photos with any type of smartphone or camera right at the event and then what to do with these great new images. Our social media topics will get you started on your way to understanding and mastering social media.

Love to Party? Our Friday and Saturday night fashion spectaculars will blow your mind as Liz Golding presents garments from some of the best designers and performers in a visual gala set to fill your mind and stomach.

WHO IS BLUR FESTIVAL FOR?

Photographers of every level looking to have fun with photography and develop their skills. Anyone who loves taking photos - from smart phones to pro-gear.

Videographers wanting to learn from the world's best speakers and presenters covering shooting, storytelling and editing. Shoot to your hearts content right at the event.

Business Owners looking to develop their skills and learn to promote their business through social media. Take better photos that represent your business then learn how to get your products in front of real customers through social media.

WHO IS BLUR FESTIVAL FOR?

THE STORY

Blur was founded by professional photographer, Steve Pettit.

Driven by a thirst to learn and experience more within the photography industry, the idea for a dedicated photography festival was born.

Blur is a truly unique festival that offers everyone the opportunity to experience the joy of photography. It caters to every skill level, every background and every interest. It’s an event where people can come together as a community to grow, learn, share and enjoy a passion of all things photography.

Blur photography festival will run four times a year across Australia and Asia.

THE FOUNDER

Steve Pettit is a professional photographer with more than 15 years’ experience in the industry.

Steve has worked with magazines all over the world covering architecture, food, sport and lifestyle, and is photographically focused on people—portraits, weddings, fashion and editorial.

Steve’s desire to create a place for creatives to come together and create artwork in a supportive, celebratory learning environment is what inspired Blur—a place where people can advance their skills, meet new like-minded people, have fun and celebrate photography at the same time. Steve hopes Blur will become the go-to festival for creatives all over the world.

THE FOUNDER

THE VISION

Blur has created the most interactive photography festival in the world.

It’s an opportunity for creatives to come together to collaborate in a supportive and celebratory learning environment. We teach the best techniques from the industry’s greatest minds and showcase the latest technology from the most trusted brands. Blur is the place where people can advance their skills, meet like-minded people, and immerse themselves into our creatively inspired surroundings.

THE MISSION

At Blur, we celebrate all things photography, where the focus is on both the professional and aspiring photographer.

We are dedicated to providing individually tailored, fully interactive, career defining experiences for creatives at any skill level. We also aim to grow bigger and better every year, by providing up-to-date knowledge from the very best in the industry and stay connected with the most trusted brands.

THE MISSION