Masters Apprentice



We all have our own unique calling in life. The Japanese call this ikigai—our ‘reason for being’.

Canon Master photographer, Richard I’Anson, has been relentlessly pursuing his ikigai, travel photography, for over 35 years. And now he wants to help you find yours.

Enter your details below and you could be the first Master’s Apprentice, and fly to Japan to experience a one-on-one week-long photography masterclass with Richard I’Anson—equipped with your very own Canon 6D Mark II Advanced Kit. In addition, you’ll also receive the Expand.My.World online course, ‘Travel Photography with Richard I’Anson’.

The Master's Apprentice competition has ended.
Winners will be announced soon.

Canon Master, Richard I’Anson, is recognised as a Master of Photography from the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), has authored five editions of the best-selling Lonely Planet Guide to Travel Photography and features in the award winning series Tales by Light, screening globally on Netflix.

MAJOR PRIZE

A Journey with the Master in Japan

Japan National Tourism Organization - cash1970.info (JNTO), together with Japan Airlines, will reward the winner with return premium economy flights to Japan to take part in a one-on-one photography masterclass with Richard I’Anson. The winner will also receive their very own Canon 6D Mark II Advanced Kit and the Expand.My.World online course, ‘Travel Photography with Richard I’Anson’.

Together, you will go on a week-long Autumn adventure through Hokkaido from 15th October 2018 to 22nd October 2018.

Your first stop will be Daisetsuzan National Park to rest, relax and prepare at the renowned, Sounkyo Onsen. From there you make your way to Sapporo, stopping at Furano to see sights such as the beautiful Ginga Falls and Obako rock formations. Once you reach Sapporo, your itinerary will be filled with iconic landmarks and pristine natural treasures such as the Hokkaido Shrine and the Nishiki Bridge over the Toyohira River, with your adventure ending at the Nijo Fish Market and the bright city lights of Sapporo.

To help you perfect your craft and discover your ikigai, Richard will mentor you every step of the way as he shares the priceless photography tips and tricks he has acquired over his extensive career.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to study under the guidance of a true master in their field.

Major prize list

  • Once in a lifetime Masterclass with Richard I'Anson in Japan
  • Return Premium Economy Class Flights from Australia to Japan with Japan Airlines
  • A Canon 6D Mark II Advanced Kit
  • Expand.My.World online course ‘Travel Photography with Richard I’Anson’
  • JAL
  • Canon

Runners-up

10x runners-up will receive Expand.My.World’s online course, ‘Travel Photography with Richard I’Anson’.

Expand My. World course - Travel photography with Richard I’Anson

Step inside the world of Canon Master Photographer, Richard I’Anson, as he opens the vault on everything he has learnt in this Expand My. World course.

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Japan Airlines Promotional Fare

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*Subject to change. Price correct as of 22nd August 2018.

JAL Japan Explorer Pass

JAL Japan Explorer Pass is a simple and low cost fare that allows you to go beyond Tokyo and access over 30 cities across JAL’s domestic network. With a JAL Japan Explorer Pass, you can now extend your itinerary and discover more of Japan’s unique sights and culture.

Japan Airlines Promotional Fare

Fly from Australia to Japan

Return from $868*

Experience true Japanese hospitality on board the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, configured with JAL's spacious cabins.

Book now

*Subject to change. Price correct as of 22nd August 2018.