Lectures, Judging and Speaking Engagements

Hoss is recognised as one of the most creative portrait photographers of his time, and is regularly called upon to judge at national and international qualification panels and competitions, and to give masterclasses and lectures to other photographers, as well as critiquing work to help other aspiring photographers.

He is an approved Mentor with the MPA, helping photographers improve their photography to achieve or advance their professional qualifications. He is also an approved judge on the MPA qualifications board.

If you would like Hoss to speak or judge at your event then please enquire about his availability.

2017 October – 5 Masters one Model

Hoss was invited by The MPA to be on of the five Masters of Photography to photograph one model, at their National Awards event held at Jurys Inn Hinckley Island.

Hoss was also asked to judge on the Licentiate Qualifications Panel.

Meet the Masters Event

2017 April – Three Fellows Three Approaches

The MPA Central Region held a special meeting in Haddenham, where three Fellows of the MPA photographed three portraits to demonstrate their differing techniques.

Hoss was one of the photographer Fellows along with David Calvert and Paul Wilkinson.

Ray Lowe - President of the MPA writing after the event - "What can I say, Tuesday night was a huge success because of the amazing effort that you put in, throughout the whole evening, you are such a great performer and everyone loves you. The electric atmosphere that you helped create was wonderful to watch and experience and the fun and joy that you project are infectious…. The end results that you put out on FB were absolutely stunning and the chatter that is has created is just what we need to push the MPAs new positivity. You are an absolute tower of a person and we are all the better for knowing you and being able to call you a friend. Carroll thinks your portrait of me makes me look human, well that’s an improvement on what she normally says about me….I want to try and do more events with you this year especially at the awards weekend, and I look forward to when you come and judge our region….



2014 May Art Plus – Dubai – Concept

Art Plus of Dubai invited Hoss to give a two-day photography masterclass to professional photographers on the Concept of lighting and posing.

Art Plus



Hamdan International Photography Awards – Dubai

Hoss announces the Hamdan International Photography Award Grand Prize Winner. Hoss. He is the only Iranian and the first to have gained the Fellowship of Master Photographers Association and British Institute of Professional Photography. With many national and regional awards.

Son of the Iranian Film Star Mohsen Mahdavi he has made his mark in the UK by also becoming the President Of the International Master Photographers Association and the Chairman of the Board of Directors 2013. Hoss has also received an award for services the to the MPA, only the second time this award has ever been awarded.

Hoss was to be one of nine judges from around the world. Judges were from Holland, Italy, USA, India, and the UK. " I was proud to have been selected to judge internationally," says Hoss. HIPA is the richest photography award in the world. Other judges included the Editor of the Guardian Magazine, Sunday Times Magazine Photography Editor, and Condé Nast Traveller Magazine Editor - a very prestigious gathering!  HIPA's hospitality was second to none. The image was in recognition of the visit of Dubai's Minister of Culture.

HIPA - Hamdan International Photography Awards

Britsh Journal of Photography

Islamic Arts Magazine

Al-Ahram Weekly

2014 Cannes International Festival of Fashion Photography

After being invited to Cannes, for the French Fashion Photography Exhibition, Hoss mingled with many of Frances greatest fashion photographers; the work was stunning. This international flavour is evident in Hoss’s photography.




2013 – June- Market Maker

Tracy and Hoss were asked by the MPA to give a lecture to other professionals, to teach them how to market their businesses.


Hoss judging MPA and BIPP Awards

Hoss Judging MPA and BIPP Awards

I had the pleasure and honour of judging the London and Essex Region MPA & BIPP regional Photography Awards last night. High standard of competition and very close finals made it a real challenge to choose the winners. Well done to all of the members that entered and congratulations to the winners. The venue was at the Halfway House.

2012 April Hoss presents True Colours Photographic Lecture at Epson


The MPA invites Hoss to present the True Colours lecture on portraiture at Epson UK.

Hoss published in Advanced Photographer Magazine

Hoss - article in aAdvanced Photographer Magazine

An article on Hoss Photography has just been published in the October issue of the Advanced Photographer Magazine. It's about the excellent standard of our printing, and the fact that we have full control of the finished product.

We pride ourselves in creating the very best quality prints from our Epson printer with latest 10 ink colour technology. The tonal range on black and whites is also amazing.

Every image is laminated and mounted to preserve the quality and longevity of our portraits. You can read the article at www.advancedphotographer.co.uk

2011 April – Hoss conducted a one-day lecture at Colorworld Imaging head office in Newcastle.


With over thirty delegates, it was a packed house, and there has already been some amazing feeback from those who attended.

Coloroworld has a vast range of products and provides a first class printing service, which Hoss was lucky enough to see first hand when he was given a full tour of the facilities. Manager Beverley Bennett oversees much of the work at Colorworld ensuring that their very high standards are constantly maintained. She was kind enough to organise the whole event and remained on hand throughout the day together with Colorworld management and staff. All in all it was a thoroughly enjoyable day. Many thanks to everyone involved including Colorworld, Hasselblad, On One Software, Profoto, and of course the delegates.

Future seminars with Hoss are already being arranged, plus a course of tutorial webinars.