ABOUT

OVER 17 YEARS IN PHOTOGRAPHY,
I'M ONLY JUST GETTING STARTED

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ince graduating from my commercial photography studies, I’ve spent 17 amazing years heavily involved in the photography industry. I began my career photographing children and families, moving onto studio glamour portraits.

Over the past 10 years, I have worked as Senior Photographer for the Government. A variety of disciplines I work with allow me to work in classified environments and with high profile corporate and military leaders.

My main goal is to work with entrepreneurs and small businesses- to bring their business to life, by capturing what they love to do. My expertise includes creating portraits and customised brand images, all whilst providing professional guidance. The process begins by selecting a relevant location to photograph your business story, we discuss what you should wear and I’ll take care of ensuring you look great at every angle

"My main goal is to work with entrepreneurs and small businesses- to bring their business to life."

ABOUT

OVER 17 YEARS IN PHOTOGRAPHY,
I'M ONLY JUST GETTING STARTED

Grace-Costa

GRACE COSTA

PHOTOGRAPHER | ARTIST | EDUCATOR

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ince graduating from my commercial photography studies, I’ve spent 17 amazing years heavily involved in the photography industry. I began my career photographing children and families, moving onto studio glamour portraits.

Over the past 10 years, I have worked as Senior Photographer for the Government. A variety of disciplines I work with allow me to work in classified environments and with high profile people.

In establishing Grace Costa Photographer, my main goal is to work with entrepreneurs and small businesses- to bring their business to life, by capturing what they love to do. My expertise includes creating portraits, customised brand images, all whilst providing professional guidance. The process begins by selecting a relevant location to photograph your business story, we discuss what you should wear and I’ll take care of ensuring you look great at every angle

"My main goal is to work with entrepreneurs and small businesses- to bring their business to life."

I LOVE HELPING PEOPLE
DISCOVER THEIR CREATIVITY

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ducation is important to me. I have formal studies in Commercial Photography and I believe in investing in time to educate yourself rather than making expensive mistakes by learning the hard way. I tutor photography to students of all skill levels, from those wishing to become professional, to improve their travel images or simply create dynamic photos of their kids. I enjoy guiding individuals to improve their technical skills, achieve creative goals and overall confidence in their journey to become a more skilled photographer. Tuition sessions are usually conducted during the weekends at a location that is convenient to you. Contact me if you would like to discuss photography tuition.

"Grace takes a holistic approach to teaching photography.
She uses different methods and has inspired my personal journey in photography"

I LOVE HELPING PEOPLE
DISCOVER THEIR CREATIVITY

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ducation is important to me. I have formal studies in Commercial Photography and I believe in investing in time to educate yourself rather than making expensive mistakes by learning the hard way. I tutor photography to students of all skill levels, from those wishing to become professional, to improve their travel images or simply create dynamic photos of their kids. I enjoy guiding individuals to improve their technical skills, achieve creative goals and overall confidence in their journey to become a more skilled photographer. Tuition sessions are usually conducted during the weekends at a location that is convenient to you. Contact me if you would like to discuss photography tuition.

"Grace takes a holistic approach to teaching photography.
She uses different methods and has inspired my personal journey in photography"

CUSTOM MENTORING SESSIONS START AT $230

EXHIBITIONS

  • HORSE, Scratch Art Space, Sydney 2017 (Head On Photo Festival) 2017
  • HORSE, Weswal Gallery, Tamworth NSW 2017
  • HORSE, Nishi Gallery, NewActon, Canberra 2016
  • STILL Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne 2014
  • STILL Gaffa Gallery, Sydney 2015
  • Represented by The Photography Room Gallery, Canberra 2016-2017
  • National Photographic Portrait Prize 2014
  • Fremantle International Portrait Prize 2013
  • “Poppy Collection” BSG Gallery Melbourne 2013
  • “Buck’d Off” (Australian Rodeo)- Solo Exhibition
  • Canberra 2012
  • Sydney 2013
  • Melbourne 2013

GROUP SHOWS

  • Ponyland The Big Pony Show, Logan Art Gallery, QLD
  • National Photographic Portrait Prize, NPG Canberra
  • XI FIP World Polo Championships Art Exhibition, Sydney
  • St Kevin’s Art Show, Melbourne
  • Still, Grace Costa and Mark Mohell, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney
  • Still, Grace Costa and Mark Mohell, Weswall Gallery, Sydney
  • “On Film”, Huw Davies Gallery, Canberra
  • PhotoACTIVISM, Huw Davies Gallery, Canberra
  • “Photography” Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne
  • “Click 12” Exhibition Melbourne
  • “Kodak Salon Awards”, Contemporary Centre for Photography, Melbourne
  • “Graduating” exhibition, High Court Of Australia, Canberra

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS

  • Semi Finalist Fremantle International Portrait Prize 2017
  • Finalist National Photographic Portrait Prize 2014
  • Finalist Fremantle International Portrait Prize 2013
  • Winner of the Click 12 Photography Prize 2013

     2013

  • 6x Silver

     2012

  • 1 x Silver With Distinction
  • 4 x Silver

GUEST SPEAKING

  • TEDx Canberra speaker “Momentum
  • Canberra Institute of Technology graduating class Diploma of Photography 2017.
  • Canberra Institute of Technology Diploma of Photography 2016.
  • Canberra Institute Technology 3rd Year Diploma of Photography 2014.
  • Australian Business Academy, Canberra – Graphic Design class (guest photography teacher) 2015,2014
  • St Mary MacKillop College Canberra – Year 12 photography class 2014

     Guest Judge

  • Australian Business Academy Exhibition
  • Canberra Photographic Society
  • Canberra Creatives Photography competition

EXHIBITIONS

  • HORSE, Scratch Art Space, Sydney 2017 (Head On Photo Festival) 2017
  • HORSE, Weswal Gallery, Tamworth NSW 2017
  • HORSE, Nishi Gallery, NewActon, Canberra 2016
  • STILL Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne 2014
  • STILL Gaffa Gallery, Sydney 2015
  • Represented by The Photography Room Gallery, Canberra 2016-2017
  • National Photographic Portrait Prize 2014
  • Fremantle International Portrait Prize 2013
  • “Poppy Collection” BSG Gallery Melbourne 2013
  • “Buck’d Off” (Australian Rodeo)- Solo Exhibition
  • Canberra 2012
  • Sydney 2013
  • Melbourne 2013

GROUP SHOWS

  • Ponyland The Big Pony Show, Logan Art Gallery, QLD
  • National Photographic Portrait Prize, NPG Canberra
  • XI FIP World Polo Championships Art Exhibition, Sydney
  • St Kevin’s Art Show, Melbourne
  • Still, Grace Costa and Mark Mohell, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney
  • Still, Grace Costa and Mark Mohell, Weswall Gallery, Sydney
  • “On Film”, Huw Davies Gallery, Canberra
  • PhotoACTIVISM, Huw Davies Gallery, Canberra
  • “Photography” Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne
  • “Click 12” Exhibition Melbourne
  • “Kodak Salon Awards”, Contemporary Centre for Photography, Melbourne
  • “Graduating” exhibition, High Court Of Australia, Canberra

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS

  • Semi Finalist Fremantle International Portrait Prize 2017
  • Finalist National Photographic Portrait Prize 2014
  • Finalist Fremantle International Portrait Prize 2013
  • Winner of the Click 12 Photography Prize 2013

     2013

  • 6x Silver

     2012

  • 1 x Silver With Distinction
  • 4 x Silver

GUEST SPEAKING

  • TEDx Canberra speaker “Momentum
  • Canberra Institute of Technology graduating class Diploma of Photography 2017.
  • Canberra Institute of Technology Diploma of Photography 2016.
  • Canberra Institute Technology 3rd Year Diploma of Photography 2014.
  • Australian Business Academy, Canberra – Graphic Design class (guest photography teacher) 2015,2014
  • St Mary MacKillop College Canberra – Year 12 photography class 2014

     Guest Judge

  • Australian Business Academy Exhibition
  • Canberra Photographic Society
  • Canberra Creatives Photography competition

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What services do I provide?

I provide professional photography services for people in business that requires contemporary and relevant imagery to help tell the story of who they are or what their service is all about.

  • Business portraits (commonly know as headshots).
  • Custom branding imagery of your product or service

Photography tuition for adult individuals wishing to improve their photography skills. Gift vouchers are available for this service.

Which areas do I service?

For business photography and tuition I service the Canberra only.

What kind of things do you sell on your shop?

Fine art, limited edition prints.
All prints are made locally on the finest quality Ilford archival paper.
Print turn around time in Australia is 2-3 weeks.
Gift vouchers are available in the store

Can I commission you for something outside the scope of your usual services?

Yes, please email me directly with your request and I’d be open to new ideas.

What forms of payment do I accept?

I am accepting payment with Visa, Mastercard, American Express and PayPal on the website shop, but also bank transfer and cash for other projects. All credit cards used for payment must have a valid billing address.

Are my payments secure?

All orders are encrypted with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology on both your end and ours. SSL encrypts all of your personal information including credit card number, name, and address, so that it cannot be read as the information travels over the Internet. In order for SSL to work, you must use an SSL-enabled browser.

For your own safety we do not save any payment information. Payments are made directly through Stripe—certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1, the most stringent level of certification, so we can guarantee that important information stays confidential and private.

Buying on gracecosta.com

When you buy something on my website, the money goes into a neutral escrow account so the Seller does not get paid until you have received your product and had time to review it.

The funds are not released until 48 hours after I have gotten confirmation that you have received your item. So you can be confident that you will get what you bought and know that it is what it is advertised to be.

How do I check the status of an order?

In “My orders” you can see the progress of all of them. Once delivered, you will receive more information on how to track the package and when it will arrive.

To check the status of your sale, hover over your profile icon in the top right corner of the screen. Click it and choose ‘Orders’ in your dashboard, which is a page of all your active and previous orders.

If on the right hand side of the listing title the icon is Orange, it means that the item has not shipped yet. You will receive a shipping confirmation email when the tracking number has been put into the system and your order receipt with your dashboard will provide the info for you to track the shipment.

What is the shipping return?

The products are delivered directly from me, to your doorstep.

In case of any concerns, please reach out to contact me.

Which countries do we ship to?

At this point, Australia-wide.

How much will the delivery cost me?

This is subjective depending on the destination. Also the size of the product and delivery type (standard or express) will affect the price. Delivery costs are clearly stated on the checkout page while buying.

How long does it take normally for an order to arrive?

Typically 5-15 business days.

See the terms and conditions page for more specific information regarding delivery times.

Be sure to check out shipping company’s estimated delivery time when they send you the tracking number for your order.

Why am I required to register before making a purchase?

Registering is quick and easy, we require only a password in addition to the email that you provide. Having an account lets you keep track of your orders’ status from your dashboard easily.

How do I change my email settings?

To change your connected email address or change your email notifications, follow the steps below:

On the upper right hand corner of any page you’ll see a link called ’Account’ or your username if you’re signed in. Click on your username to access your user account dashboard.

Select “Account settings”. You are then able to change your connected email address, shipping address, and specify if you’d like to receive email from gracecosta.com

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I may collect personally identifiable information, such as your name. My website also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your age and gender. We may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

 

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I collect and use your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.

 

When you place an order on the website, you must provide your first and last name, a valid email address, phone number, billing address, shipping address, and credit card number. We will use this information to fulfill the order you place and to communicate with you about it.

 

I use your information for four purposes: (1) to fulfill the orders you place on the Site, (2) to answer any customer service inquiries that you may have, (3) to contact you about special offers, news and new products and (4) to understand the shopping habits of our customers to better serve them in the future.

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