Hailing from the USA, Craig Wetjen moved to Australia (and out of his comfort zone!) 25 years ago, where after a notorious early career in the USA, he completely immersed himself into the world of photography in Australia.
Circa 1986, he started his career photographing sports for his local newspapers in Connecticut, USA.
One of his proudest photography career highlights was working for NASA, while earning his official degree in photography.
Moving to Australia in 1996, he introduced one of the country's first digital photography subjects in a university, at RMIT. The dawn of digital photography during that year was far different to the photography we know today.
In over three decades working in the photography industry, Craig has won countless awards around the world. His method remains constant in the knowledge that a photographer learns from every one of their images. Whether your photograph is an award-winning piece, or it is the final photograph you deliver to a client, you will always take something away.
Amongst being a photographer, Craig is an accomplished author, publishing a bestselling book in 2016 titled ‘Men and Their Sheds’. Craig’s book has been featured on several television shows such as Channel 10’s The Project and Channel 9GO! Manspace TV. His book serves him as a self-reminder of how important it is to look after yourself and your mental and physical wellbeing. It is through his photography and this book, that Craig highlights the importance of men’s health and what a shed and photography can do for someone's mental health.
Craig has a great passion for not only the captured image but the many facets that go into creating an image. He is dedicated to creativity, superior quality, exceptional service and an enjoyable experience in capturing a perfect moment or someone's personality, with natural expressions along with being an educator and mentor in the craft of photography.
Craig has been involved in the photography tertiary education industry for several years, teaching in prestigious institutions such as Melbourne Polytechnic, RMIT, Swinburne University of Technology and Photography Studies College.
Feel free to contact Craig, and he will answer any questions you might have.