Videography & Photography

Melbourne, Australia

Professional videography and photography for education, business, government, fitness, events, tourism, real estate, not-for-profits, and documentaries.  Fifteen years strong, Aspire Pictures continues to deliver quality content for many clients.  


Needing video or photography content?

Call  0412 998 173

Stunning photos


I’m Rodney and I manage Aspire Pictures. I provide outstanding visual content to many organisations.   I’ve received numerous awards and my work has been widely published and broadcast. My easy-going and professional nature provides the foundations for positive and ongoing relationships with many clients. So if you have a video idea or need photography, please get in touch.


A collection of footage filmed over 15 years taken for Monash University, City of Melbourne, Bendigo Tech School, Australian Red Cross, Oxfam Australia published by Sydney Morning Herald and Australian Geographic,  University of Melbourne, Bush Heritage Australia, SBS The Feed, ABC TV, YMCA, Work My Own Way, Startup Gippsland, Doxa, RACV Community Foundation, Welcome to Eltham published by The Age, Get Up published by Guardian Australia, and Bill Codes forthcoming documentary The Lake of Scars.

Cinamatic Video

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Cinematic steadicam footage for your video.  Using the DJI Ronin-S Gimbal combined with slow motion footage provides the coolest look.


Stunning time-lapse to give your video that wow factor. Equipped with sturdy tripods, intervalometers, and post-processing techniques to ensure great quality.


Awesome overhead content provided in 4k. I have my Remotely Pilots Aircraft (RPA) Operator Accreditation so I’m good to go for commercial flying.  


I deliver both videography and photography content within the one shoot.  Why use an expensive agency when you have me to deliver your shoot at reasonable prices at the same quality!  For complex jobs I employ talented second shooters and assistants to cover all your requirements.
Video Style

I specialise in producing engaging videos that portray real moments, they are visually stunning with a snappy narrative.   

Photogaphy Style

I photograph across a full range of styles, from corporate portraits, events, tourism, photojournalism to real estate.                                                                              

The Process

I’m a specialist in producing short engaging videos and stunning photography designed for publications, social media and websites.
Project knowledge

I have a wealth of project knowledge in terms of delivering short films that are on message and photography in accordance to the clients brief.   


This involves the planning, scripting, production, direction, and editing for clients across Australia.  Every last detail is planned to ensure I deliver in accordance to your vision. 



After identifying the key messaging and visuals required, I film overlay footage and take photographs in accordance to the shot lists and conduct interviews in line with the key messaging.


I’m always looking for content that is super engaging, and I typically place this in the first 10 seconds of the video to hook the audience in.  This content might contain captivating visuals, a profound quote, something dramatic, or all the above.

Social Media

Typically I provide a three minute video for your website and then edit shorter versions for Facebook and Instagram posts and stories.  I provide these in vertical, square, and horizontal formats. 

Facebook Views

Short videos and strong visuals combined with a snappy narrative connect people to my client’s audiences. Click on the icons below to watch on Facebook.






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My team and I have been working with Rodney for many years now. Rodney captures and shares amazing stories through his videos and photos and has contributed to our goal of sharing our alumni and research impact. We use Rodney’s photography and video across a range of channels with very high engagement rates. Rodney has worked with a range of stakeholders with us and knows how to make them feel comfortable in front of the camera, so we capture their best moments. We look forward to working with Rodney on more amazing projects!

Seshna Maharaj, Senior Manager Marketing and Student Recruitment Education, Monash University

Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Rodney has always operated as a very responsive and professional photographer and videographer, with our organisation. I enjoy collaborating and bouncing ideas off with Rodney, and he is always open and constructive with ways in which we can obtain the best outcome of the situation, for the benefit of the customer/end-user. Rodney always likes to plan accordingly for our briefing requirements, whether that is via reccie of the location/s, storyboarding and scripting or mockups for particular portraiture pieces. Rodney takes care with all post-production material, in that it meets both our standards and style guide requirements and the needs of our audience.

Glen McClay, Creative Advisor, Strategic Communications, City of Melbourne

Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness

Rodney’s still photography and video are first-class and he is a wonderful visual storyteller. He brings new perspectives and fresh ideas to every shoot and is a great collaborator. Highly recommended.

Lara McKinley, Senior Content Coordinator Education, Monash University

Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Rodney is an experienced photographer and videographer with a great eye, professional manner, and reasonable rates. Couldn’t recommend him more highly.

Meghan McBain, Master of Communication Design, Wide Open Co.

Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Rodney is a wise and highly skilled photographer. He has a wonderful sense of calm and empathy during photoshoots, which makes working with him a pleasure for his clients and subjects. Highly recommended!

Suzanne Barton, Advisor, Corporate Communications, Strategic Communications, City of Melbourne


I’m an award-winning commercial and documentary photographer. Finalist accolades include: The Moran Photographic Prize, Head On, Reportage, International Photography Awards and the UN Media Peace Awards. My work has been published / broadcast in newspaper, book publications, radio and television.

Sector Showreels

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Numerous videos produced for Monash University, Bendigo Tech School, and Banyule City Council have played an integral role in enhancing social media platforms and websites.  


A selection of short films about refugees and climate change featured on SBS, ABC, The Guardian Australia, Fairfax, and Australian Geographic.


The fitness industry will be coming back strong after lockdown. See a section of videos produced for the YMCA, Startup Gippsland, and Monash University.


Specialists in working with people who need support, filmed for Oxfam Australia, RACV, Australian Red Cross, and YMCA.


A collection of inspiring films about innovative businesses and startups produced for DOXA, Work My Own Way, and Startup Gippsland.


Events & Music

Footage filmed for Monash University, GippsTech, RACV, YMCA, Bendigo Tech School, Oxfam Australia and Moores.


Real Estate

Real Estate videos using Steadicam and drone showcasing your home.



A collection of films produced for the City of Melbourne, Macedon Ranges Shire Council, and Banyule City Council.



Photos that connect

I regularly shoot for government, editorial, and commercial clients delivering high-quality digital photos across a range of styles including lifestyle, events, reportage, portraits, landscapes, and tourism. These photographs are often used for advertising, annual reports, industry publications, editorial, online and for campaigns.





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Get in touch

Do you need some photos?  Do you have an idea for a video?  I can help so get in touch.