QORF acknowledges our Visioning the Outdoors Competition judges, Chris Bray of Chris Bray Photography and Toby Ryston-Pratt from Adventure Film Tours. Toby will be selecting the Best Film and best Youth Film and Chris both the Best Photo and best Youth Photo.
Chris is an Australian Geographic photographer who is well known to QORF as he presented at the annual Queensland Outdoor Recreation Awards dinner, was the very first photo competition judge back in 2009 and again 2016. Toby is is the co-founder of Adventure Film Tours which screens the best outdoor adventure films throughout Australia.
Photo Competition Judge
Photographer, Adventurer, Conservationist & Author.
Chris grew up sailing around the world and then leading world-first cart-hauling expeditions across the arctic before becoming an award-winning Australian Geographic photographer, Lowepro ambassador and Canon’s Australian ambassador for five years.
Chris’s work has appeared in National Geographic (along with Australian and Canadian Geographic) as well as TIME Magazine and Discovery Channel. He’s written a successful book ‘The 1000 Hour Day’ (now a multi award-winning documentary ‘The Crossing’), sits on the advisory committee for The Australian Geographic Society and is also founder and CEO of Conservation United, crowd-funding the world’s critical conservation projects.
See Chris Bray’s Online Photography Course
Film Competition Judge
Toby is is the co-founder of Adventure Film Tours which screens the best outdoor adventure films throughout Australia. Toby also co-founded the Women’s Adventure Film Tour which selects local and international films to play in a film tour especially designed to celebrate the inspiring women around us doing adventurous things. The next season of the Women’s Adventure Film Tour will be screening in Queensland during Women’s Health Week in the first week of September in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Nambour and other locations.