Professional Headshot & Profile photography

Your image matters!

Russell Photographic provides high quality professional headshots and profile images without the drama.

Friendly, efficient service is backed up with years of experience and the ability to use either your environment or a mobile studio setup to get exactly the look you are after - wherever you are.

Your files are provided via Dropbox with a short turn around time, making the whole experience as simple and efficient as possible.

Catering to individuals or entire organisations - corporate, sporting, personal or creative.

Your profile image is often the first impression people will have. Make it count.

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    Privacy Policy

    We will never share your information with anyone, unless required by law.

    Our approach to privacy

    Russell Photographic is firmly committed to your privacy. Please find following the information gathering and dissemination practices for the website Russell Photographic adheres to the National Privacy Principles in all its dealings with individuals in Australia. A copy of the National Privacy Principles may be obtained by following this link to the Federal Privacy Commissioners Web site

    What personal information is collected online

    This website privacy policy applies to the information we collect from you when you use the Russell Photographic website. We may collect personal information from you online when you complete a form on this site (for example if you send us an email from our contact form). We may ask you to provide your name, address, e-mail address and contact telephone number. Sometimes these will be your business contact details, and other times these details will identify how we can contact you at home. As noted below in Tracking Use, we may also collect other information as a result of your use of the Russell Photographic website, which may or may not identify you.

    How do we use personal information collected online?

    If we collect personal information from you online, we may use it to:
    · provide you with our products or services, or with other information you have requested.; and
    · communicate with you effectively. We may use your contact details to notify you about new products or services or promotions from time to time.

    Other important privacy issues

    In order to protect your privacy:
    · We do not sell or give to other persons or organisations lists containing your personal information unless required by law.
    · We will not disclose any personal information we hold about you to any third person.
    · We protect your privacy by restricting access to personal information about you.

    Tracking use

    When you visit the Russell Photographic website, we may collect additional information about your use of the Website, which may or may not identify you. We may collect information about which pages you visit on the Website to help us determine which parts of the site you value, so that we can build and develop our Website to best meet your needs. We may also collect information about your Internet browser, operating system, address of the referring site, screen resolution, your internet protocol address, clickstream information and other non personaly identifiable details for wesite development purposes. This information helps us to understand how you came to find our website and how you use it, allowing us to constantly improve our service to you.

    Contacting Russell Photographic

    If you have any questions or comments about this Website Privacy Policy, please contact us by:

    • phone: 0431 728 783, or
    • e-mail john(at.)russellphotographic(dot.)com.

    Privacy policy statement

    Russell Photographic is committed to compliance with current privacy laws. These laws protect the privacy of personal information Russell Photographic holds on customers and other individuals with whom we deal. Russell Photographic respects the privacy of our customers, the privacy of our business contacts and the privacy of our employees.

    Only in the circumstance described below, personal information may be disclosed outside Russell Photographic.

    Disclosures required by law
    For legal reasons, other disclosures may need to be made to law enforcement agencies, government agencies, courts or external advisers. Russell Photographic’s policy is to only make such disclosures in accordance with the Privacy Act. Russell Photographic does not sell, rent or trade personal information to or with third parties.

    Changes to this privacy policy

    This privacy policy may change from time to time. The online copy should always be considered the current version.

    Commercial Photography

    Making your business look great - it's as simple as that!

    To stand out in the crowd you need images that truly shine the light on your business.
    Russell Photographic can turn your marketing ideas into reality with an open and friendly approach, working together to give you oustanding results.
    From corporate portraits to small business promotion, product photography to sweeping industrial landscapes, together we can take your business to the next level.

    Need someone to document your next special event or field day, industry seminar or unique workplace practice? Russell Photographic has years of experience ensuring you get great results that perfectly fit your brief.


    Hi, I’m John Russell. I’m a formally trained, multi-award winning photographer with a career spanning more than 20 years.

    A selection of publications my photos have appeared in:


    Photos that changes the worldThe 20th Century. Prestel Publications.

    The Unthinkable. Amanda Ripley

    Tsunami – The worlds most terrifying natural disaster. Geoff Tibballs

    The Faces and the Streets. Charles Sturt University

    Aonami Collections. Veronique Sergrais-Saita


    Time Magazine

    Australian Geographic

    Inside Sport

    The Age

    Herald Sun

    The Border Mail

    Stern Magazine (Germany)

    U.S. News & World report

    Australian Financial Review

    The Australian Woman’s Weekly

    Kansai Scene


    Some of the more prominent achievements I am proud of include:

    Charles Sturt University logo

    • Bachelor of Arts – Photography
    • Border Morning Mail Scholarship

    Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers Association logo

    • News Photograph of the Year

    The Border Mail logo

    • Photographer of the Year
    • Best News Photograph

    LEAD Awards logo

    • Photo of the Year

    Australian of the Year Awards logo

    • Young Australian of the Year Awards 1999

    Nominee for Outstanding Achievement – Arts.

    Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance logo

    • South East Regional Media Awards

    Excellence in Regional & Rural Photography

    South East Australia Basketball League logo

    • Best Action Photograph

    I have been in love with photography all my life. I developed my first black and white print in a makeshift lab in my parents’ laundry way back in primary school, about 35 years ago. Back then digital photography was a concept that no one had even thought of.

    I had an old, beaten up Canon A1 35mm camera with a slightly dodgy lens, but it was enough to get me hooked forever.

    Fast forward a decade or so and I found myself traveling around the world with a camera permanently attached to my arm, shooting everything from kids playing in the dusty streets of Luxor in Egypt to yaks grazing in the dizzy heights of the Himalayan mountains. I returned home after several years to bolster my practical knowledge with formal training in the shape of a Bachelor of Arts in Photography. I wanted to know more.

    The landscape has changed dramatically since then. Digital images are now the industry standard and computers have long since replaced the darkroom. I loved watching black and white prints materialise as if by magic in the deep red glow of a developing bath; however, new technology, with all the possibilities and challenges it provides, keeps me excited to see what’s around the next corner.

    I consider myself fortunate to have worked as a professional photographer for an extremely diverse range of clients. I have worked with everyone from international brands to the bloke next door, from small and large businesses to community and sporting organizations, and spent almost a decade as a staff photographer at one of Australia’s most successful and respected daily newspapers.

    I think I’m pretty lucky – I have the best job in the world…

    Ph: 0431 728 783

    russell photographic

    Located in North-East Victoria between Yackandandah and Myrtleford, I am perfectly placed to serve
    Albury, Wodonga, Wangaratta, Beechworth, Bright, Rutherglen, Tallangatta, Chiltern, Myrtleford, Corowa
    ....or anywhere else you can think of.
    Call, text or use the form below to let me know how I can help

    Russell Photographic

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    Why Russell Photographic?

    John Russell has been delivering stunning photography to clients in the Albury Wodonga region and across North East Victoria for more than 20 years.
    News media, community and social events, commercial assignments, architecture, portraits, sport and product photography are just some of the things that make up an extensive and multi-award-winning catalogue of work.


    From corporate and commercial projects to community events, family portraits or fine art. Versatility and flexibility makes Russell Photographic the perfect choice.


    Formally trained with a degree in Photography and moulded by 20 years of industry experience, you can be assured you will get fantastic images every time.


    Every situation is different. Every shot unique. From macro to telephoto and everything in between - the best equipment and lenses ensure nothing is left to chance.


    Whether its a personal shoot or commercial brief, the ability to think outside the square and see the possibilities in each shot defines great photography.

    The Work

    Click the images below or visit the Portfolio and Galleries pages for more information & photographs.


    A truly mixed bag – editorial photography encompasses news events and media related interests, publications, community and regional events, sport, social documentary, environmental portraiture and lifestyle photography. Photographing the people, places and events that make us who we are.  SEE MORE…


    From promotional material for brochures and annual reports to advertising products or even corporate headshots, Commercial photography encompasses all things aimed at making your goods and services stand out from the crowd. Business, Corporate & Industrial, Real Estate and Architecture, Product and Promotional photography, Food and Wine photography.  SEE MORE…


    For anything of a personal nature. Whether you are looking for family portraits that you will cherish forever, or need someone to document your social gatherings or individual achievements, Russell photographic is the perfect choice.  Portraits, pets, people & places – and just about anything else you can think of  SEE MORE…

    • Event photography

    From large scale community events to private functions or club activities - no event is too big or too small.

    • Business & Corporate Photography

    Marketing & promotional material for annual reports, advertising & special needs. Headshot & Profile photography for individuals and teams in your organisation.

    • Family photography

    Family portraits, Anniversaries, Parties & other milestones - even the family pet. Cherish what's important with timeless photos that you'll love forever.

    • Food & Products

    Showcasing the fantastic food, wine & products produced in our own backyard to audiences both locally and nationally.

    • Sport

    Football, Netball, Soccer, Cricket, Cycling, Mountain Bikes, Hockey, Campdraft, Eventing, Dressage, even Lawn Bowls... Bring it on!

    • Real Estate photography

    Images that help sell your most valuable asset by attracting more clients both locally and from interstate.  Private & commercial clients welcome.

    • Schools

    Providing coverage for special events and theme days, school productions & sporting events. Specialising in photography for year books and general promotional material.

    • Freelance photography

    Catering to the special needs of any individual or group - contact me today to see how we can make your ideas come to life.

    Recent things...

    Bright Festival of Photography

    Had a great weekend hanging out with photographers and educators at the Bright Festival of Photography. There was a lot on offer but I decided to concentrate on bikes - motor bikes and mountain bikes. Big shout out and thanks to the boys who spent…

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    Black and white photo of the windows of The Gardens medical centre in Albury

    That Big City feeling

    Here are a few of the images I took last week for a commercial client who wanted to highlight the metropolitan feel of Albury, one of Australia's largest regional centers. The brief was to highlight the modern, use dramatic angles, clean lines and…

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    Mountain bike rider wearing green and orange jumps through the air

    On ya bike!

    I've been out having fun shooting a few mountain bikers recently. We are so lucky to live in an area with fantastic trails of such a diverse nature. No matter your skill set or experience there is something available within a stones throw from here…

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    Where does Russell Photographic like to hang out? Albury, Wodonga, Lavington, Barandudah, Wangaratta, Rutherglen, Myrtleford, Yackandandah, Beechworth, Barnawartha, Tallangatta, Kiewa, Chiltern, Corowa, Eldorado, Bright, Ovens, Indigo Valley, Gapsted, Milawa, and everywhere else in North East Victoria and Southern New South Wales.
    What services does Russell Photographic offer? Editorial photography, News & media photography, Commercial & industrial photography, Portrait photography, Sport photography, Event photography, Social photography, Family portrait photography, Advertising photography, Product photography, Pet photography, Corporate photography, Business photography, Food & wine photography, Tourism photography, Outdoor adventure photography, Lifestyle photography and other related services.

    Editorial Photography

    Photographing the people and events that make us who we are.

    Years of experience shooting for newspapers and magazines shows that every situation can provide the opportunity to capture fleeting and fascinating moments in time. Whether it's an incident of National importance or a local community activity, Russell Photographic can deliver images that truly tell the story of what, where, who, how and why.