Photographer, Speaker, Mentor and Educator; William Long is arguably one of Australia’s most reputable, successful and technically diverse professional photographers. In addition to winning numerous national and international professional awards across multiple photographic categories, William has been recognised for his excellence in Photography with Fellowships from the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP), British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) and the Royal Photographic Society (RPS). In 2014, William was also the recipient of a rare Honorary Life Membership from the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), and then in 2016 an Honorary Life Membership from the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) in recognition of his outstanding professionalism and voluntary work in the Photographic Industry. He is also a recipient of Quintuple Gold Bars – AIPP Master of Photography from the AIPP.
In addition to his award-winning photography, William has also developed his career as a sought-after internationally-recognised speaker, competition judge, mentor and industry advocate. He continues to use his talent to educate, guide and inspire other photographers at every level, both locally and worldwide, through his mentoring programs, workshops and online groups. William is also the Founder and Managing Director of PhotoWatchDog, a private industry advocacy concern group that lobbies companies, governments, organisations and individuals who produce photographic competitions to establish fair terms and conditions for all entrants.