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.

2021 May – FIAP Photo Academy

Hoss Mahdavi of Hoss Photography Abbots Langley

The FIAP Photo Academy the most prestigious Photographic association in the world asked Hoss to conduct a virtual seminar for its world audience. It was titled 'An In Depth Look At The World Of HOSS'

There were photographers from countries including, India, Iran, Turkey Chile, the USA, Canada and most European countries.


An In Depth Look at The World of Hoss

2017 October – 5 Masters one Model

2017 October - 5 Masters one Model 1

Hoss was invited by The MPA to be one 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.

2017 April – Three Fellows Three Approaches

2017 April - Three Fellows Three Approaches 2

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….