"Photography is about capturing souls, not smiles. ~Dragan Tapshanov"


In 2012, after injury forced me to stop marathon training, I invested in my first DSLR camera. I began capturing moments that thrilled me and the people in my community – sporting events. A surprising ability to bring smiles to everyone’s faces when they saw my camera on the sidelines, combined with my unexpected and intense enjoyment for photography, resulting in photography quickly growing into a passion. 

My first project, Paparazzi on the Run focuses on sports photography. I can proudly say POTR has developed into a prosperous adventure, telling the stories of athletes with a single image. 

My love for capturing unguarded, emotional moments guided me into wedding and portraiture photography. Dennis Tan Creative, allows me to capture cherished moments in people’s lives on film with a rawness so great, they feel they transported back to that exact moment each time they see the image. 

To me, this genre of photography is about discovering and embracing the freedom of people’s emotions, and the fulfilment of providing my clients a result that is beyond their expectations is what purely, and simply, makes me happy. Being the person to capture the raw emotion of your wedding, or the true essence of you and your loved ones in a portrait, would honour and humble me.

In addition to taking pride in my photographic work, I’m a genuine, fun and warm guy who loves comfort food and finds himself singing subconsciously (give me a bucket of KFC chicken and I’ll be yours forever!).

Although now retired from serious sports, I still look back at my time as an athlete and give thanks to what I’ve achieved – 3 Ironman triathlons and 10 marathons. Oddly enough, despite most of my time now committed to professional photography, the majority of my family and friends don’t want to believe I’m not racing anymore. They’re all convinced I’ll come out of retirement to return like John Farnham (again).

If you’re curious about the Dennis Tan Creative logo, it’s my name 丰 in Chinese, and it means ‘abundant’!


Now that you know a bit about me, I’d love to learn a little bit about you! Why not call me and have a chat?



AIPP WA Epson Professional Photography Awards - Documentary Photographer of the Year 2018 Finalist
Australia's Top Emerging Sports Photographer 2016,2018 Finalist 

Dennis Tan
AIPP Accredited Professional Photographer