Charmaine Heyer is an AIPP Grand Master, with one Platinum bar. She has been judging national competitions since 2006.

‘Photography gives me a chance to make a statement about life and the things that really matter to me. The post-production side of my work is where my heart is. Concepts and visual ideas sometimes originate from my subjects’ life stories, or a simple sketch that I choose to illustrate photographically.’

Charmaine has won the prestigious title of AIPP Australian Professional Photographer of the Year in 2009. She has also been AIPP Australian Illustrative Photographer of the Year in 2005, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2019 and also AIPP Australian Creative Photographer of the Year in 2016.

In 2020, she also won 1st place in both the Portrait and Creative categories at the Rise International Photography Awards.