Lisa Saad

I knew I was going to be a photographer at just six years old. I was on a hunting expedition at a local tip with my father and godfather when I tripped over a camera half buried in the mud. Armed with that camera I started on an adventure second to none. I processed my first roll of film at age 10 and convinced my dad to build me a darkroom at just 12 years old. I used Ilford papers for all my printing then just as I am using Ilford papers now. Everyday I have commercial work leaving the studio and all the testing prints, proofsheets and final images are printed on Ilford Galerie Smooth Pearl and/or Glossy and most of my award prints have been printed on the Galerie Prestige range. Thank you Ilford for the last 30+ years, lets see what we can get up to over the next 30+ years.

Lisa Saad is an accomplished Advertising and Commercial Photographer as well as a shooting DOP with over 29 years experience in image development, creation and delivery and is always on the hunt for unique photographic briefs.

Lisa Saad owns and operates two photographic businesses from her studio in Melbourne. The first Lisa Saad Photographer –, is aimed at high end Advertising and Corporate clients wanting remarkable new and groundbreaking imagery, whist the second, Gotham Studios –, is an online prepaid photography service that is unique and serves to be placed as a market leader in the supply of functional high-end photography to B2B clients across Australia as well as a learning and mentoring portal for those wanting to increase their skill set in photography and maintain and run a photographic business.

Lisa has always believed that good quality photography should be accessible to everyone and that no one should miss out the opportunity to work with a professional photographer. Her experience in all platforms of digital and analogue media has made her an expert in producing imagery, digital manipulation, branding and campaign requirements and old school techniques.

Lisa’s in depth knowledge of all levels of client briefs, pre & post production, casting, lighting & camera requirements, crews, locations, retouching, composites, layered effects, cinematography, video editing and delivery has been proven over and over again and without fault hitting each and every brief, everytime.

Over the years Lisa has won some 200+ awards for her commissioned and conceptual personal work, both locally and overseas which now allows her the honour of being a rare true master dedicated to the art of photography.

Lisa is the 2015 Victorian and Australian Professional Commercial Photographer of the Year as well as the Australian Professional Ambassador for Manfrotto and an ILFORD Master.

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