Handed his first camera as an 16 year old and really took to photography immediately. The first few years were spent as a hobby taking photographs of landscapes and Rally Car events. Craig Mason established East Coast Photography in 1997 and since then ECP has quickly become the go to professional photographer in the area.
Numerous awards, state / nationally and internationally in the 2 most contested categories – landscapes and wedding. Achieving 3rd in world for wedding photography in 2004 and top 100 landscape photographers internationally in 2015.
Craig’s continued passion in photography and community has seen him Nominated for Artist category in Australia Day Awards 2016, held committee member for various clubs, including Camera Clubs and Forster Tennis Club, founding supporter of the Ronald McDonald Beach houses Forster and founding committee member of Forster Digital Photography Club.
Photographic equipment, those of you viewing this page who are photographers themselves always want to know about the gear used. Craig started professionally using Canon equipment, yet after 16 years decided it was time for a move. Always one for being adaptive with trends, Craig moved to a mirrorless system, Fujifilm XT series. These cameras are just like a traditional camera, with dials for ISO and shutter speed and aperture ring on lenses, they just feel right. Responsive and easy to use as a manual camera. Most of all I really like the electronic viewfinder system on the Fuji’s being a WYSIWYG setup.
Out of work, Craig enjoys family life with partner Samantha and her 2 beautiful daughters Savannah and Amber. Social gatherings are part and parcel of life and Craig is honoured to have such a great circle of close friends to spend time with. Favourite activities include Tennis, Swimming and Bush walking. PS Craig loves a good craft beer (note to self – do more exercise).