Penelope designed and teaches Temora Aviation Museum, SHOOT Aviation Photography Workshop educates photographers with the best techniques for achieving great aviation photography. Utilising a selection of the Museum’s premier collection of Warbird aircraft for hands-on tuition.
Margaret Fulton, the Queen of Culinary in Australia, opened Penelope's "The Art of Food" exhibition at the Hazelhurst Regional Art Gallery. It was a feast for the eyes presenting the work of award winning photographer and artist..
Penelope's repertoire of combining traditional and digital art photography has earned her countless commissions in food, lifestyle, advertisements and editorials worldwide as well as exhibitions in Australia, New York and China displaying her conceptual fine art portraits. She has worked with leading international Chefs and a variety of Michelin and awarded restaurants, hotels and resorts. Her images have appeared globally in magazines such as Vogue Living and Entertainment, Gourmet Traveller and Belle among others as well as in numerous cookbooks and other high end publications. In additional, Penelope’s food and fine art work has been extensively featured in Nikon My Life, Masterchef, Australian Photography, Photoshop Australia and Digital SLR Magazine.
Her specialty is to visually capture the story, stir the viewer’s emotions and always add the “wow” factor to each image. Penelope says, “My aim is to draw the viewer into my world. For me a successful image not only tells a story but it must lure the gaze, inspire, provoke, fascinate and stir the emotions”. In 2008 she won the pro division Sydney Morning Herald, Shoot the Chef with her renditions of Da Vinci’s Last Supper and over 37 awards in the New York, International Photography Awards (IPA); in 2011 awarded 2nd Prize overall winner for Pro category Digitally Enhanced with her take on the “Mad Hatters Tea Party and recently awarded semi finalist in the Moran Photographic Competition and a further 11 awards in the pro division IPA New York .
Penelope Beveridge's unique style is a marriage of image compositing, fine art principles blended together with beautiful conventional photography. The complexities and intricate details in her fine art images allow the viewer to escape the chaos of the world and transport them into her reality. “My photography is my journey; it’s my lifelong quest for perfection. I want to preserve the moments, harness the emotions and invite the viewer into a visual adventure“.
Other hatted chefs include Andy Ball (Ready, Steady, Cook) Matt Kemp (formerly: Montpellier Public House, Burlington Restaurant Balzac, Banc, Pete Evans (My Restaurant Rules) Colin Fassnidge (My Restaurant Rules, Four in Hand, 4 Fourteen & Paddington Arms), Timothy Montgomery (Bacchus Restaurant, Newcastle and formerly Bathers Pavillion & The Manse, Adelaide), Troy Rhoades-Brown (Muse Restaurant,Pokolbin and formerly Roberts Restaurant, Pokolbin), Emerson Rodriguez (Emerson’s, Pokolbin and formerly: Peppers Guest House Pokolbin), Jamie Ryan(Caves Beachside Resort and formely: The Brewery Restaurant, Newcastle and Sam’s Brasserie London), Andrew Wright (The Cellar Restaurant (Pokolbin), Paul McMahon (Catalina, Rose Bay) and more.
Penelope holds a Masters in Design Science majoring in Multimedia at Sydney University where she received the Deans Honour Award. In 2000 Penelope was granted an Australia Day award for her contribution to the creative industry. Since 2009 Penelope was appointed a Director and in 2011 Vice President for the Australian and Commercial Media Photographers to represent, speak, judge and conduct workshops for the industry, 2011 selected as an Ambassador for Sydney Institute and part of the committee for Head On Festival one of the largest photographic festival in the world, Speaker and Workshop facilitator for Vivid Light Festival, Nikon Australia, Judge for Landscape Photography Competition for the Front Covers of the Sydney and Regional Yellow Pages. Apart from her lifestyle and passion for photography her other love is cooking, nutrition, garden and aviation. If Penelope is not holding a camera or working on her computer you may find this amazing woman soaring in high altitude.