Russell Ord (Australia)

From Rugby League player and Fireman to award-winning Ocean and Lifestyle photographer, Russell Ord found his passion through adventure and the discovery of the untouched/unseen wilderness.

Russell’s photos blend the environment with real-life storytelling, his work has been published in magazines and books throughout the world, was awarded the 2016 IPA International Sports Photographer Of the Year at the prestigious Lucie Awards and exhibited in Germany at Photokina 2016 and Tokyo Japan 2017 for Fujifilm.

His life and work have been the subject of the documentary “One Shot” which was broadcasted nationally by the ABC in a seven-part art series and internationally through Film festivals and Garage Entertainment. (

“Its more than just moments in time, its about the connection with people and the environment, creating content that reflects this very essence” – Russell Ord.


I have recently been a convert to the X Series cameras and could not be happier with my decision,  having been a SLR user for the last 15 years (surf photographer) I was a little skeptical at first about focus speed, build and image quality however I was more than pleasantly surprised when I trialled the X-Pro2, 16mm, 56mm and the 50-140mm from Camera Electronic, this is exactly what my photography required, a light kit for travel, un-intrusive equipment for my lifestyle work, robust, exceptional image quality and the list goes on. I am now a proud Fuji owner and user which consists of the following:
X-Pro2 | 56mmF1.2  | 16mmF1.4 |  90mmF2 | 60mmF2.4 | 50-140mmF2.8 | 35mmF2 | 27mm (pancake) F2.8 | 100-400mmF4.5-5.6.
Happy to recommend any of the above – great build quality and my photography work has gone to a different level.


  • X-H1
  • X-Pro2
  • X-T3
  • X-T2
  • X100F
  • XF16mmF1.4 R WR
  • XF23mmF1.4 R
  • XF27mmF2.8
  • XF35mmF2 R WR
  • XF56mmF1.2 R
  • XF60mmF2.4 R Macro
  • XF90mmF2 R LM WR
  • XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR
  • XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR