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Thank you William Long

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The AIPP Board and membership community wish to acknowledge the long, exciting and greatly honoured career in photography of William Long APPLM MPhotogV FNZIPP FBIPP FRPS HonLMPPAQ HonLMBIPP HonLMAIPP.

William has made a bold life decision to return permanently to his roots in England. We are immensely proud that many of his years as a professional photographer in Australia were as a distinguished member of the AIPP

William’s involvement with the AIPP awards at both state and national level saw him personally rise to the level of Master Photographer V.  He has contributed selflessly to the richness, professionalism and value of the AIPP and in its day, the ACMP, for the betterment of the industry and our members including: 

  • Vice National President AIPP
  • Vice National President ACMP
  • State President of Queensland Division of AIPP
  • AIPP Membership & Accreditation Committee Member
  • QPPA (Queensland Awards) Chairman and Chairman of Jurors.

William has been bestowed with multiple honorary recognitions from photographic associations including the AIPP, BIPP, NZIPP and RPS as well as becoming a trusted ambassador for many of the industries leading brands.

Never one to shy away from speaking his mind, he showed courage and passion when it was important to do so – even when difficult jobs needed to be done.

William’s longest-standing commitment has been one of his own initiatives, PhotoWatchDogwhich provides education to ensure fair terms and conditions for photographic competitions for both entrants and organisers. 

We’re reassured to know that William will continue his work in this area.

William is capable of photographing anything but has been especially well known for immaculate commercial images, often documenting industrial and architectural spaces.
Image © William Long

William has served with distinction and dedication, often putting the industry and AIPP before himself. On behalf of all our members, we’d like to say thank you.

We wish him every success in the next stage of his life. A new adventure that will, in his own inimitable style, be far from retiring. 

You can see photos from William’s farewell drinks here.

Please leave a message for William in the comments below. 


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  • February 26, 2020 - Reply

    Peter Ryan

    Thank you William for the inspiration your brilliant images provided me with. Good luck for your future.
    Thank You

  • February 26, 2020 - Reply

    Ben Kopilow

    Thank you for all your hard work on behalf of the AIPP William. Wishing you all the best for the next phase of your life and photography journey.

  • February 26, 2020 - Reply

    Vittorio Natoli

    All The best William, its been great working with you. Enjoy your new endeavour.

  • February 26, 2020 - Reply


    William, we will miss your friendship and diligence in looking out for our brand. You are a great brand ambassador! The world is a small place in this digital day and age, so it’s not a goodbye, but a “see you in the socials”. xP

  • February 26, 2020 - Reply

    Clive Fox

    An absolute pleasure and honour to have made your acquaintance here in Australia William. You have certainly been an inspiration to many including myself.
    I wish you every success back in the old country.
    Clive Fox

  • February 26, 2020 - Reply

    Heidi Lewis

    All the best William. Thank you for all that you have done for the industry. And for my mentoring session years back – I still read the notes taken.

  • February 26, 2020 - Reply

    Sarah Long

    William, your work and tireless efforts will not be forgotten but will be missed here in Australia.
    Thanks for all your precious time, especially with your work with Watchdog and sound advice over the years. Good luck in merry ole England, enjoy the light, it’s a little softer and easier on the eye. Regards Sarah

  • February 26, 2020 - Reply


    A huge thank you for all that you do! Whilst I only met you in person once or twice, you have been a contact to confide in with questions regarding contracts and competitions for a long time and I cant thank you enough for the advice you have given, freely and openly. It really means a lot. I have also admired your work and you have been an inspiration to me personally in your photography and your contributions. I wish you all the best on your new adventures. Cheers, Kelly xx

  • February 26, 2020 - Reply

    Richard White

    William, back to the mother country. Good for you mate.
    Best of luck, Richard

  • February 26, 2020 - Reply

    Claire Pinder

    William, thank you for your time, expertise, knowledge and patience. Many years ago you mentored me and gave me a swift kick up the ass that I didn’t know I needed. Thank you for seeing and saying what needs to be done. Thank you, and all the very best.

  • February 26, 2020 - Reply

    mr malcolm mathieson

    William, has been a friend, mentor and all-round good bloke for as long as I can remember, he will be missed by those of us who know him on a personal basis and the industry as a whole.

  • February 26, 2020 - Reply

    Louise Sedgman

    All the best William and thank you for all you have done for our profession. Enjoy going ‘home’ 🙂

  • February 26, 2020 - Reply

    Benjamin Liew

    Thank you William for everything. Sad to see you go but I don’t think it’ll be the last we see of you 🙂 All the best!

  • February 26, 2020 - Reply

    Bill Bachman

    Best of luck for your next adventures, William, and thank you for all your contributions to many causes over the years, especially in the area of monitoring photo competitions.

  • February 26, 2020 - Reply

    Rebekah Wilson

    Wishing you all the best for your future William… I’ve been out of the industry for a while now but am glad to have been told of this new adventure so I could say thank you for your words of kindness and wisdom when I was involved with the WA AIPP Council. I have a huge amount of respect for you. You will be missed.
    PS: I’m really glad you’re not dead…it did read a little like an obituary! LOL!

  • February 26, 2020 - Reply

    Craig Cooper

    Hi William, thanks for all of your hard work and commitment to professional photography. We’ll all miss you here. Good luck for the future.

  • February 26, 2020 - Reply

    Jaya Mcintyre

    Thank you for been a fantastic positive influence in professional photography in Australia. You will be remembered for encouraging me and the rest of the local community to always charge my worth.

  • February 26, 2020 - Reply


    Wow, we will all miss you, you’ve been a monument to the industry, and of course everyone’s going to miss your wisdom, advice and expertise. You’ve been an inspiration, and I’m sure you’ll continue to be one wherever you go. Most of all people are going to miss you, William.
    Happy travels.

  • February 27, 2020 - Reply

    David Paterson

    Hey Willy, so a big move indeed! I just want to take a moment to thank you for all your dedication to the AIPP, APP Awards and both State and National councils, but most of all for your friendship. Stay strong and please don’t be a stranger, I still have files I would appreciate comments on… and vice versa I suspect!

  • February 28, 2020 - Reply

    Peter Best for Karen Lunney

    Dear William,
    Firstly, thanks from Peter for your friendship and concern in the last 18 months. I will enjoy corresponding from remote. Secondly from Karen as I think she would respond. Thank you so much for being her mentor and friend. She benefitted immensely from all your help and encouragement and learnt a lot about the world as well. She admired your photography and attitudes to life. It was difficult for her to keep going after her Lucie award in 2014 but she loved reviewing her nature photography and more emotion-focused work with you. Good new views on everything you see over the years to come.

  • March 5, 2020 - Reply

    Bruce Pottinger

    Hi William, best of luck in your new adventures and thanks for your support over a number of years. Stay safe. Cheers

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