Photography

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    Dipaolo BertBert DiPaolo, BAppSc(Photography)
    Senior Medical Photographer

    Qualifications

    Bert holds a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Photography from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. During his studies he received the "Institute of Photographic Technology" Award.

    Career

    Bert has 20 years experience as a professional photographer. He has worked as a Medical Photographer for 15 years, beginning his career at the Educational Resource Centre in 1986. In 1989 he travelled to Greece to photograph an archaeological dig, and spent the next four years as a freelance photographer concentrating on the medical/ commercial and industrial fields. In 1993 Bert was employed as the sole medical photographer, and Manager of the Clinical Photography Department at the Preston and Northcote Community Hospital which then relocated to the Northern Hospital in 1998. He has now returned to the Educational Resource Centre as a Senior Medical Photographer.

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    Aquino AlvinAlvin Aquino, BAppSc(Photography)
    Medical Photographer

    Qualifications

    Alvin holds a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Photography from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (1991-1993).

    Career

    Alvin has worked as a Medical Photographer since 1994 initially with Monash University followed by a short contract at the Royal Children's Hospital before being appointed by Monash Medical Centre to provide a photographic and audiovisual service to the Southern Healthcare Network. In 18 months he was able to provide a professional service, manage the department and provide income to what is now a viable service in that region. In 1996 he was appointed to work at the Educational Resource Centre at the Royal Children's Hospital as part of a bigger more diverse team.

    In 1998 Alvin accepted an offer to work for three months in the Clinical School of Cambridge University based at the Addenbrookes Hospital site in England on a Professional Exchange Program.

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    Robert ReitmaeirRobert Reitmaier, BAppSc(Photography)
    Medical Photographer

    Qualifications

    Robert has a Bachelor of Applied Science in photography from RMIT, graduating in 1995

    Awards

    1995 - Silver and bronze awards at the AIPP National awards (wedding category)
    1994 - Silver award at the AIPP Victorian awards (wedding category)

    Career

    Robert began his career in various photographic laboratories printing custom black & white and colour prints. Whilst he was studying for his degree he worked in a wedding and portrait studio where he won a number of prestigious silver and bronze awards from the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers. In 1995 he began his career as a medical photographer at the Royal Children's Hospital on a part-time basis, before being appointed full-time in 1996. He has also had some experience with video and signage.

    Robert now manages The Batten Foundation 3D Imaging Centre, where state of the art technology is utilised to assist in patient treatment.  

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    Ellis Lloydvale Lloyd Ellis, BAppSc(Photography)
    Senior Medical Photographer

    The Royal Children's Hospital has been saddened by unexpected death of Lloyd Ellis, a member of our clinical photography team for 24 years.

    Lloyd had over 30 years experience as a photographic practitioner, beginning his photographic career as an Assistant Photographer progressing through to Photographer with the Royal Australian Air Force Publications Unit. Lloyd's next career move was to Monash University's Department of Anatomy Photographic Unit as a Technical Assistant/Photographer and then promoted to Technical Officer/Photographer. In 1989 Lloyd was recruited to the Royal Children's Hospital's Educational Resource Centre. Lloyd was also a key member of the Video unit that produces the weekly in-house television show "Going Nuts with Macadamia". Lloyd also lectured in Biomedical Photography 3rd Year at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology's Department of Visual Communication.

    During his career Lloyd also freelanced for many Graphic Design Companies with a major projects in commercial and industrial photography. Lloyd served on many AIMBI and Hospital committees.