About

Tableland Photography provides professional photography services to all of North Queensland from their base on the Atherton Tableland. They are passionate about giving you a professional image which you will be truly proud to put on display.

John de Rooy is an Accredited Professional Photographer, with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) and has been awarded the distinction of Honorary Life Member of that body for his service to the industry. John’s wife Pam received the distinguished award of Claude McCarthy Award for services to the profession in North Queensland. John served on the National Board of the Institute for 8 years with 2 years as National Chairman.

John began his photographic career as a forensic crime scene photographer working all over North Queensland for 17 years, and then John and Pam ran their Photographic Studio in Townsville for 20 years, creating images for business, government, commercial, family portraiture, schools and weddings.

Photography is his passion; starting at a time when film and the darkroom were the norm his knowledge of the traditional photographic process is extensive as is his experience with digital technologies and software.

From 2015 to 2018 John and Pam were privileged to manage Australia’s largest ever coordinated portrait project; “Reflections – Honouring our WWII Veterans” where they managed the photography of 6,500 WWII Veterans all over Australia, undoubtedly their proudest achievement in photography.

John and his wife Pam have completed photographic projects all over North Queensland for over 30 years and have now based their business on the Atherton Tableland near Malanda.

Why use an Accredited Photographer?

Being a professional in every facet of business does not come by chance; it takes dedication, study, passion, commitment and financial investment.

The Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) complying with strict government guidelines and requirements accredits photographers. Accredited Photographers have to adhere to a minimum standard, demonstrate their skills by portfolios submission with regular reviews, and similar to other professions they also have to participate in ongoing professional development/training to ensure they stay abreast of technology.

Legal requirements are imposed to ensure public liability insurance is in place and the photographer adheres to all business and legal requirements and follows a recognised digital asset management regime.

Accredited Photographers are required to follow a strict code of practice that prohibits unethical marketing or sales techniques, with a requirement to advise a client if they are not qualified to undertake a project.

Accreditation ensures the photographer has access to skill sets necessary for an ongoing viable business but more importantly it is there to protect the customer and ensure they get the products service and protection they are entitled to.