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BE INSPIRED, BE successful, BELONG


Contents

OCTOBER 2011

Executive Updates 04

Presidents Report

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Honours Council Report

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Portrait Directors Report

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Wedding Directors Report

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Commercial Directors Report

Ilford Diary 10

Cover Images: © Ollie Dale - MNZIPP Commercial/Advertising Category - Silver Epson / NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards 2011

Diary Dates for 2011

NZIPP News 11

Welcome to New Members

11 New Q’s 11

Q Submission Dates

11 NZIPP on Facebook

Infocus 2012 12 Infocus 2012

Regional Updates 13 Auckland/Northland Region

Contact NZ Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP) PO Box 27 277 Christchurch New Zealand W: www.nzipp.org.nz E: info@nzipp.org.nz We welcome your feedback and thoughts. If you have something to say, send it through to: marketing@nzipp.org.nz

PRO REPORT is a publication of the NZIPP © NZIPP 2010. All rights reserved.

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Wellington Region

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Canterbury/Westland Region

Member Profile 16

Kaye Davis - Honours Chairperson


Contents

OCTOBER 2011

Contents Education 18 Epson Digital Print Workshops

NEWSFLASH

20 NZ Geographic - Photography Symposium 2011 20

Photoshop Masterclass

The Missing Links 21

Malcolm Somerville

Photo Competitions 22 Black & White Spider Awards 22

Sony World Photography Awards

23 International Loupe Awards

Industry News 24

Steve Jobs - 1955 - 2011

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Photography in NZ

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Photography Scam

Business Update 25

Westpac Business Hub

Corporate Members 25

Thanks to our Corporate Members

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Executive Updates

Presidents Report

OCTOBER 2011

Now is the time for all of us to work towards the future – especially the future of the NZIPP. Now is the time to rejuvenate your local region, time for the regions to find out what your members need, and to start delivering it to them. This is also the mantra of the NZIPP Board as we now plan the future of the Institute in general. We need you to tell us what you want, and even better how to pay for it. As members you have already shown your commitment by becoming members of the NZIPP. What we now need is for you to tell others who should be members why they should also join. We know there are thousands of photographers out there who aren’t members of any photographic organisations, but who still earn an income from photography. These are the people we want to join our Institute, and once members will help them work towards becoming Qualified Professional Photographers, followed by achieving the NZIPP Accredited status. Without them joining, and participating in the education process we are constantly at risk of being undercut by photographers who do not even know about photographic terms and conditions, or best practices currently in use in New Zealand. We need these people to become members in order to raise the overall standard of professional photography in New Zealand, for the NZIPP brand to become bigger and stronger. By implementing the new NZIPP Certified Professional Development (CPD) programme we will have the building blocks for our members to become ‘Accredited’ and educated. By growing our membership we will earn increased funds with which to provide a wider range of business and photographic seminars and events to all members around New Zealand. If you know of someone who earns money from photography, then it is your task to get them along to a meeting and to join the Institute. Our future is in your hands.

Mike Langford - Hon F, FNZIPP, F, MAIPP NZIPP President

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Honours Council Report

The NZIPP Honours Council recently held their first meeting following the Iris Awards in August. This was a productive and positive meeting that provided the opportunity to reflect on this year’s event, and come up with possible solutions for issues that arose (and it’s great to be able to report that these overall were minor). We also started discussions on potential directions for moving forward, and how to make next year’s Iris Awards in Christchurch just as successful. The following points provide some feedback to members on the Iris Awards as we see them, and outline a few items on the Honours agenda that we will be addressing over the coming months. •

Unfortunately at this year’s Awards, a number of images were disqualified, due to not meeting some of the criteria set out in the Call for Entries document. This resulted in enormous devastation for those affected entrants, and ultimately a result of presumption by not reading through the document carefully enough. This is one area we will focus on for next year, and is a step towards educating entrants fully so they understand all the entry requirements. So, watch this space!!

Interpreting the entry guidelines of categories is sometimes difficult, and these are constantly being reviewed to reflect changing trends. By and large, Honours are comfortable with the way categories are described in the Call for Entries document. There will be some minor changes for next year and we hope these will assist entrants in making the right choice when deciding which category to enter their work.

The Photoshop Awards – this phrase has been heard for a number of years now, not just here in NZ but also overseas. I personally don’t fully agree with this, though many images that contain a lot of postproduction work do win awards. However, there are a number of categories within our awards system that emphasise and recognise good professional technique and practice, through in-camera skills, rather than through post-production techniques. To sit alongside these the Classic Portrait category was introduced this year, and it’s our hope to introduce additional opportunities for next year’s awards. I strongly believe that no matter how much post-production techniques are used in the creation of an image, there has to be a great photograph and vision to start with. We only have to look back at photographers throughout history to see how they manipulated images through darkroom techniques (look at the work of Henry Peach Robinson and Jerry Uelsmann). In conjunction with any craft skills, the strength behind an image is in the photographers’ vision and his/her ability to communicate visually through the photographic image. It is important to mention here that while Honours runs the Awards, we don’t actually judge the prints. The decision on what makes an awardwinning image is done by a panel of experienced Judges.

The Judging! Every year people query why certain images win awards and others don’t - this is always going to happen, as everyone will have differing opinions. Honours (and the NZIPP), to the best of their ability, aim to provide a fair and honest forum and scoring system within which images will be judged.

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It can be said (and I’m not the first to make this statement), that a good judge should be able to judge across any category. However, it has been our aim to appoint Judges (photographers) who are highly respected and familiar with the type of work they will be assessing. From a panel of five, each Judge brings with them their own experience, expertise and knowledge of photography. It is these different opinions, and a Judges ability to articulate their views, that are valuable in providing balance and fairness to the judging process. Thank you to all those who have provided valuable feedback from this year’s Iris Awards, it’s always helpful to gain insight on how things are viewed from another’s perspective. We can’t and don’t always get it right, so your feedback, suggestions, and questions are always welcome. Keep those coming through to: k.davis@ucol.ac.nz. Finally, I mentioned in the last report that changes were on the horizon within the Honours Council. As planned, Stuart Riddell and Shelley Amerio-Higgins have now stepped down from Honours, and on behalf of all those past and present Honours members who have worked with them, I would like to thank them both for the tremendous amount of work and effort they have put into the organisation over the past years. Joining Honours, to help fill the void left by Stuart and Shelley’s departure, are Blair Quax and Tony Stewart, both of whom have already made great contributions to the Honours Council after just one meeting. We look forward to moving positively forward with this new-look Honours Council.

Kind Regards

Kaye Davis - FNZIPP, MCGD Chairperson of the NZIPP Honours Council On behalf of the Honours Council, including: Malcolm Somerville, Ollie Dale, Blair Quax and Tony Stewart.

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Portrait Directors Report

Another thing about our Rotorua Infocus Conference that is still with me is the power of sharing. I pride myself on always being willing to share. I have nothing to fear or hide. I am not you, you are not me. None of us could do what each of us do. I see a guy like Mike Hill (I hope you don’t mind me mentioning you mate) who is an inspiration to me. His sensitivity to the moment and his ideas, when so new to the photographic game is really something. His star is shining and yet he still is learning to accept that he is worth way more than he charges. I want to see him reach his personal dreams from his photography, but if people like me don’t get in his face he might not. For each of us as NZIPP members giving and receiving feedback is how we all will succeed. How I see it, if you want to live by charging for images from here on in, is that it has become a race. We have never had to compete in a race like this before. Sure some pro’s would have shit themselves when 35mm came along, but as it was in the medium of film we seemed to have a solid margin between them (amateurs) and us (professionals). Our God given eye and the mystique of the darkroom were two things out of reach for the average Joe on the street. Those days are gone and dusted. The darkroom is now on a screen in front of anyone who cares to learn the tools. We now share the same tools as all the average Joe’s and Jodines out there. These days just a bloody app on an I- phone can make stuff look awesome. Thank God for our eye and all that other good stuff we bring to our clients (service, experience blah blah). That’s what will always be unique to us. But for us to stay valid and current is that all we need? To do things truly well, we have to be abreast of the possibilities that ever changing technologies allow us. You can’t beat a good straight shot, but look at the way artists like Sue Bryce and Esther Bunning make beautiful images even more so. Image presentation choices are now amazing, and I would say most of us are guilty of sticking with frame or canvas options only. We have to lift our game and make sure that margin between amateurs and professionals exists and stays there by what we deliver to our clients every day. So to my point. We as a team of 400 or so members should be harnessing our collective talent more often. It’s 400 vs 4,000,000 so we need to help each other get better. And we need NZIPP to get bigger. I just loved how much I got from being in Rotorua. Hearing about other peoples experiences, and their take on what we do was illuminating. Imagine the possibilities of synergy when learning of 400 collective experiences. Sharing is fun and powerful, and should be easy between us. Now even the newest of the new members might know stuff others of us don’t. I challenge especially those members who have been around awhile to stop just taking and start mentoring new members. It’s amazing how much you find out you know when it comes to helping others. Our upcoming CPD program is going to need this input; otherwise we will keep hearing from the same old voices. Right across all of us there are skills we should be sharing, so that we always have a point of difference that matters.

Russell Hamlet NZIPP Portrait Director PRO REPORT Member Magazine of the NZIPP

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Wedding Directors Report

OCTOBER 2011

In terms of percentage profits I make more money on my “files only” package than I do on my wedding albums, and I suspect I’m not alone in this. So why not just shoot and burn? I had a discussion with a new photographer in our region recently, and she was asking why I offer albums and whether she should since it all seems a bit complicated. It got me thinking about why I do offer albums, and why I choose not to be a shoot’n’burner :-). Like most of my business decisions, it’s a mix of emotion and analysis. I really love wedding albums. I love the way they feel, the texture of the pages, the feel of the leather covers, they trigger an emotional response in me that I want my clients to feel too. I decided a while ago to concentrate on doing the kind of work I love, and for me it is worth potentially sacrificing some dollars to work on stuff I love for people who appreciate it (although ideally it doesn’t involve any of that kind of sacrifice!). So the first part of my reasoning is that albums help me to connect with the ”right” kind of clients, the ones who love the same stuff I love. The second part is the more analytical stuff; •

Albums take my work out into the world looking it’s absolute best. They work like little billboards advertising me wherever they go. And because they look so fantastic, I suspect they get shown off a lot more than a disc.

Books are a pretty robust storage medium; it seems unlikely that they’ll become obsolete anytime soon. And sadly the same cannot be said for DVDs, so offering albums is a way of future proofing my client’s memories for them.

Most of my clients are time poor, and outsourcing the design of the album makes sense to them. They’re used to employing experts to take care of things for them. In fact I suspect they would see it as poor service if I didn’t offer wedding albums and album design.

While the percentage profit might drop off somewhat, of course albums offer the opportunity to make a lot more money from each wedding. Anywhere I can add value means I can increase my sale. And that means I can shoot fewer weddings, and concentrate on giving those clients the best possible experience and service.

Which is all great, but at the end of the day I keep coming back to that fact that I love wedding albums, and I want to deliver a product that I love to my clients.

Nicola Inglis NZIPP Wedding Director

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OCTOBER 2011

Commercial Directors Report

Letter Written by Richard Linton on behalf of the NZIPP Board to Roger Sutton CEO CERA (Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority)

This letter is sent on behalf of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography. The NZIPP is a not-for-profit organisation representing over 360 professional commercial, portrait & wedding photographers nationwide. At the recent NZIPP national awards & conference in Rotorua, members revealed a strong common feeling that access, communication & the recording of the events surrounding the Canterbury earthquakes of the past year by government agencies have been poor to say the least. These are events of a national significance & something we are unlikely to encounter again in our lifetimes. Our members feel that the pictorial record of the actual events, & the subsequent deconstruction of a city are not being captured in the most prudent & appropriate manner. Only history will tell, however history has demonstrated that still images are an incredibly powerful & important record for future generations. Consider events of the past; the Vietnam War, the Wahine sinking, 9/11 or even winning the World Cup in 1987. It is the still images that you remember first which have the greatest emotional connection, & that they last as an enduring record. While many thousands of images have been captured by the public of the Canterbury earthquakes with mobile phones, people on controlled PR & media tours, & by contractors, most of these images are unlikely to be suitable as an appropriate long term record because of both technical & aesthetic deficiencies. We would suggest that it is the professionally captured images that you remember, treasure & value. Documentation of these events deserves a level of respect & empathy. Something that often only a true professional can do. Something that probably only a Christchurch based professional photographer can achieve. Hindsight is 20/20, what will the pictorial history of this event say? Will viewers be disappointed if the greatest event in our lifetime is inadequately documented? Too often all photographers, their individual approaches & outcomes get homogenised as a single product. Quite simply not all photographers, or their purposes are equal. From the point of view of recording the earthquake events we see four distinctly different areas that have quite separate & unique requirements: Media - to record and disseminate to the general public Recording - a factual, evidential record of the process as it happens Documentary - a more personal journey by the image maker Fine Art - unique views and emotive documentations (this also applies to artists, musicians, poets, writers) The NZIPP asks the following questions: •

Is the documentation of the events comprehensive?

Is the documentation being performed by the most suitable/skilled/ qualified photographers for the task?

Does this record meet the technical requirements for future archiving and use?

Finally, how will those in the future look at these events and the documentation of it? PRO REPORT Member Magazine of the NZIPP

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Executive Updates

OCTOBER 2011

Our Christchurch based members have faced many challenges over the past year, ranging from personal loss, business interruption and other circumstances. These are business people, but they are also visual artists who feel they that they are being overlooked and that you are doing a disservice to them, the community and the shared wealth of the nation by not actively engaging their services and skills. Every day that passes is another day irrevocably lost. How will history judge this? In generations to come this is the time that our actions today will be judged. The institute asks you to ask yourself what is being done to appropriately record and document this event. While photography may at this time seem down in the level of importance and allocation of resources, history says that the power of the still image is vital. Should you feel it is important that the event is appropriately documented, the NZIPP would be happy to assist you making appropriate decisions in that regard.

Richard Linton NZIPP Commercial Director

Ilford Diary October 2011 November 2011

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Canty/Westland Regional Meeting

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December 2011

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Canty/Westland Christmas Party

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Canty/Westland Regional Meeting

Don’t forget, if you are travelling around New Zealand, as an NZIPP member you can go to any NZIPP Regional Meeting. If you are in the area, take the opportunity to participate in a regional meeting outside your own region. Click on A DIARY ENTRY for more information.

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NZIPP News

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NZIPP News Q Submission Dates For those who aren’t qualified yet be in quick for the last Q submission for 2011. Once successful you’ll be able to advertise your NZIPP qualification, & your profile will appear in the Find a Photographer function on the NZIPP website.

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Mark the last 2011 Q submission date in your diaries & start planning now! Wednesday 15 November 2011 For more info see the Q Programme Details under Quick Links on the NZIPP website.

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NZIPP - Auckland / Northland Region

NZIPP - Waikato / BOP Region

NZIPP - Wellington Region

NZIPP - Canterbury / Westland Region

In order to bring the current NZIPP Q submission criteria into line with the impending rollout of the NZIPP Continuing Professional Development program, there are two changes to the Q Submission requirements which will be effective from the 15th November 2011 submission date. For all Portrait and Commercial submissions the requirement is now for 10 of the 12 images submitted to be judged to be of a professional standard (previously it was 9 images). For all Wedding submissions the requirement is now for two albums to be submitted. The new wedding requirement is for a digital version of a second album (different wedding) to be supplied on disc, in addition to the printed album that was previously required. Please refer to the NZIPP Website Q Programme for full details on the Q submission requirements.

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Infocus 2012

OCTOBER 2011

Infocus 2012 Diary INFOCUS 2012 now! 20 – 22 September 2012: Epson/NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards 23 – 24 September 2012: Infocus Conference and Industry Exhibition Kindly sponsored by:

Principal Sponsor To be held at The Chateau on the Park, Christchurch

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Regional Updates

OCTOBER 2011

Regional Updates Auckland/Northland Region Auckland Photographer of the Year 2011 The Auckland region had some fantastic successes at this year’s Iris Awards. But there can only be one Auckland Photographer of the Year 2011! And the winner is Harry Janssen from Redzebra Studio. Harry won 7 bronze and two silver awards at the recent Iris Awards and is a Master of Photography. Check out some of his work at www.redzebrastudio.co.nz. Well done Harry!

Harry Janssen Auckland Photographer of the Year 2011

We would also like to congratulate all of our Auckland members who achieved Honours this year. Keep up the great work.

Keeping Business Fit At our September meeting we had two fantastic speakers, Lisa McKay from HR Toolkit and Peter Yeoman from Lifesport. Lisa McKay, is the creator of HRtoolkit and specialises in Human Resources and employment issues. She has 15 years experience across the UK and NZ. Lisa shared her employment law knowledge and discussed how important contracts are if you employ or intend to employ staff, assistants or contractors for your photography business. Lisa pointed out various scenarios where photographers need to be aware of how legislation can affect them if the appropriate agreements are not in place. It was very eye opening and something that all photography business owners need to know. Lisa offers a variety of information and services on her website www.HRToolKit. co.nz. You can even download templates such as contractor agreements.

Lisa McKay

Peter Yeoman, is the creator of Lifesport and has been in the Fitness Industry for over two decades. He is now recognised as a leader in his field through his work as a strength and conditioning coach for many successful elite athletes, including some of New Zealand’s World and Olympic champions. Peter shared how important exercise is for business owners. He showed us a few stances and exercises we can do to counter balance that heavy camera equipment. It’s all about distributing the weight evenly and toning those specific muscles. Peter also shared his knowledge of running a successful business. Peter is a Master Trainer for three leading international fitness brands, Power Plate, Star Trac and Spinning.

Peter Yeoman

To find out more about Peter and the Lifesport philosophy visit his website at http://lifesport.biz/

October Meeting Our next meeting is one not to be missed. We have celebrity photographer, Norrie Montgomery, talking about his glitterati life on the red carpet. We also have recently qualified (Commercial Q) photographer (and doctor!), Rory Laubscher, who will show us a few lighting techniques with off camera flashes. Wednesday, 12th October at Topic Photographic Rentals, Unit F, 326 New North Road, Newton

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Regional Updates

OCTOBER 2011

Regional Updates Wellington Region The Legend. Peter Bush took time out from his RWC duties to talk to us about his ‘Hard on the Heels’ exhibition. A regular at our meetings he was keen to tell us a little of the exhibition and some of the current exhausting RWC coverage. A young 80 year old, Peter has a wealth of experience as a photographer and storyteller. He is a wry observer of life, presenting his perspective in photos and particularly in his comments on the background to the events. His stories revolve around people, spills into world events, explains what we have gained in the modern professional game, .... and what we lost. Peter Bush backgrounds a shot taken in the Lido Club in Paris.... with AB’s of course. (Photo Terry Hann)

By a happy coincidence the Canon sponsored and ImageLab printed exhibition “Hard on the Heels” is simultaneously in five cities across New Zealand. Dunedin

Otago Museum 16 July - 6 Nov

Wellington Museum of Wellington, City and Sea 27 Aug - 30 Oct Christchurch Canterbury Museum 5 Aug - 6 Nov Auckland Backing Black Clubhouse, Viaduct Basin. Sept 24 - 17 Oct Whangarei Art Museum 12 Sept - 27 Nov Peter’s presentation was a fantastic experience for all present and was very much appreciated. Sid Going bursting through in fog -1972, v.’s Wales. The iconic shot of the exhibition. Note that most earlier games were in daytime, although fog didn’t help. (Photo Peter Bush).

Peter Bush comments on some of the off-field antics of earlier All Blacks, (Photo Terry Hann)

We met at Wellington Photo Supplies who have always supported these and GRINZ events. They even took this into account when redesigning their showroom by building display units on wheels and storage for 20 folding chairs so we can set up theatre style in a few moments. The October meeting may well be one of elation or deep depression. It will be Tuesday 23rd, 2 days after the RWC Final. The details will be advised.

Malcolm Somerville Wellington Regional Committee

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Canterbury/Westland Region At the last Regional meeting Richard Linton NZIPP Commercial Director presented Rachel Callandar with her Wedding Photographer of the Year award from Epson / NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards. A huge congratulations to Rachel again.

Image by James Ball

Louise Hatton - Fashion Photographer Louise Hatton, a fashion photographer from Wellington was our guest speaker this month. Having spent years building her client base, she now has an impressive list of top NZ designers that she regularly works with. Whilst studying at “The Photo School”, a one year, highly intensive course based in Wellington, she focused on specialising in fashion photography. Her first job after leaving her course was shooting World of Wearable Arts & she stills see this as her most challenging job to date, having to shoot all the models & performances using only the stage lighting. While shooting WOW, she met many young designers, which led to her collaborating with them & gaining experience shooting their lookbooks. Louise used these opportunities to bulk up her portfolio. Once she felt she had strengthened her skills & gained a reasonable amount of experience she increased her prices & that, through word of mouth, is when she started to get some of bigger clients. current clients include Ruby, Robyn Matheson, Ashley Fogel, Julian Danger, twentyseven names & D-luxe jewellery.

Images © Louise Hatton

Louise broke down the planning of a shoot & how she works with the stylist, make up artist, hair stylist & model. For her it’s largely a collaborative effort with her role being that of producer as well as photographer, which necessitates a lot of organising of the team to ensure everyone is briefed. It also includes casting the models, finding the locations, & making sure things run relatively smoothly on the day of the shoot. For most of her clients, Louise will generate the concept for campaign shoots, & therefore spends time with the designer collaborating over the idea & ensuring they are both on the same page. She tends to shoot using natural light, which requires consideration when deciding on locations & the timing of the shoots. Louise is very passionate about natural lighting which is obvious in much of her work. Lastly, Louise discussed her belief in continuing to do personal work outside of the paying jobs to keep you fresh & creative. Our meeting this month was held at ‘The Studio’, thank you Garry Senior for your hospitality. Kirsty Macdonald Canterbury/Westland Regional Committee PRO REPORT Member Magazine of the NZIPP

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Member Profile

OCTOBER 2011

Member Profile Meet the New NZIPP Honours Council Chairperson Name: Kaye Davis Your website: N/A Camera and accessories brands: Canon 5D Mark II, lenses (love macro) and flash, Hasselblad (remind me never to take one on the Tongariro Crossing ever again!!) and Mac computer. What type of photos do you take? Landscape (do I need to mention trees?), Still Life / Illustrative, Portrait and Macro images. What do you love about the professional photographic industry? The amazing people I get to meet and the wonderful places I get to see. I love capturing and creating images that reflect my perspective of the wonderful world we live in. On Honours, being part of something that showcases the phenomenal talent we have in NZ. Something that makes you grumpy? Filling out questionnaires, and students that don’t read the brief. Website or blog site that you enjoy? I look at so many – but to name a few: Olivia Parker, August Bradley, Lara Jade, Erica Leighton, Maggie Taylor … Are you a collector of anything? I’m a collector of photographic books and awards. Name one thing not many people know about you: I’m a bit of a clean freak (so my kids keep telling me). Name one thing you miss about being a kid: I don’t really miss being a kid - I’m just enjoying the journey, and long may it continue! List five things you would need to survive, if left alone on a deserted island. 1.

Solar powered laptop

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Sun (and sunscreen)

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Camera

4. Music 5. No work … I repeat, NO WORK!

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Member Profile

Images Š Kaye Davis

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Education

OCTOBER 2011

NZIPP / EPSON DIGITAL PRINT WORKSHOPS This hands-on workshop, with the morning led by Epson specialist Derek Mobbs, will provide expert guidance and advice on digital workflow processes that will translate into achieving high-end results with your photographic prints. Derek will be demonstrating on the latest Epson technology, taking you through monitor calibration, lighting conditions, Photoshop set up, soft proofing, to the final print output, including Black and White imaging. You’ll also be introduced to four recent additions to the Epson paper range: the Hot and Cold Press Natural and the Hot and Cold Press Bright papers. Jo Grams in the afternoon, will be sharing her practical knowledge of outputting photographic work for both her clients and personal work. As a practicing photographer, Jo’s insights into the digital workflow and printing processes will be invaluable. Jo will be sharing her experiences gained over the years, and also talk about how technological improvements have made the output process a whole lot easier in recent times. Tuesday 01 November Auckland: Novotel Ellerslie 10.00am – 4.00pm

Thursday 03 November Wellington: Kingsgate Hotel 10.00am – 4.00pm

Members - $75.00 / Non-members - $135.00 Register online at www.nzipp.org.nz

Book early to ensure you don’t miss this excellent opportunity to learn a variety of techniques that will help improve your digital workflow, prints and your business.

DEREK MOBBS - Epson Australia Derek has been employed at Epson Australia for over 10 years in the roll of Professional Graphics Applications Specialist / Trainer / Sales Engineer. Derek’s background has been varied over the years as an Adobe Photoshop trainer, photographer & photo retoucher. He has trade certificates, in Graphic Reproduction & Pre Press as well as Compositing, also a Fine Arts Degree. Over the years Derek has been instrumental in steering Epson users towards working with colour managed workflows as well as developing techniques to obtain the best from Epson printers. One of the greatest rewards has been working with various photographic societies both professional and amateur, to help educate members so that their workflow produces the best results possible. As Epson progresses into new markets and directions Derek is at the forefront of making sure that users are completely satisfied with the expected results.

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NZIPP / EPSON DIGITAL PRINT WORKSHOPS JO GRAMS - NZIPP FELLOW I’ve known photography forever...as a young teenager being on the night shift at a pro lab on the Sunshine Coast, QLD. Yes, I know what film is and what a darkroom was. As a photographer I’m not scared of heights, I’ll climb trees, I’ll stand in the middle of a busy road, I’ll get wet, I’ll run 500 meters up a gully, walk through knee deep mud, get in a helicopter, trip over rocks, destroy my favorite shoes, hang out a window on the 10th floor, ride bareback on a horse backwards, I’ll go the extra mile because as a photographer I have wings. As a photographer I have me. As a photographer I see no sense in getting just the safe shot. I have worked for some of the best in the wedding / portrait arena in Australia. Six years ago I married Kiwi photographer Johannes van Kan and together we run Moda Fotografica in Lyttelton, Christchurch. This year everything changed, a natural disaster does that. The one thing that has not changed is my urge to speak through my prints.

Images © Jo Grams

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OCTOBER 2011

Education

Education 26 SEPTEMBER 2011: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2011

PHOTOSHOP MASTERCLASS WITH PAUL GUMMER

PHOTOGRAPHY SYMPOSIUM 2011 October 27, Auckland War Memorial Museum 8.30am to 4.30pm. Lunch and refreshments provided

19th & 20th November 2011

UCOL invites you to a Photoshop Masterclass with award winning photographer Paul Gummer.

This inaugural New Zealand Geographic event will give aspiring photographers and hardened pros alike the opportunity to attend workshops held by a pantheon of the finest editorial photographers in the country in a single day, alternated with introductions to the hottest new equipment.

In this 2 day intensive workshop you will learn to use advanced Photoshop techniques to give your images that creative visual edge – essential for the NZIPP Iris Awards or for enhancing what you are able to offer your clients.

JAMES FRANKHAM, EDITOR, NEW ZEALAND GEOGRAPHIC — WHAT EDITORS WANT

Numbers will be kept low (max 10) to ensure each participant receives the time for feedback & to work on up to three of their own digital images. The workshop is suitable for all forms of photographic work as the techniques taught can be adapted to suit personal style & approach.

COLIN MONTEATH — LIGHT ON THE LAND

Go to www.ucol.ac.nz/ photomasterclass or email Samantha Polatsek (S.POLATSEK@UCOL. AC.NZ) for more information on the workshop, including content, registration and timings. Registration & workshop fee of $590 (incl GST).

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO BOOK YOUR PLACE, VISIT: www.nzgeographic.co.nz/symposium

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How do you approach an editorial assignment? What shots do you need to get coverage, and how does a photographer zero in from those spectacular single frames that will make a double page spread or a cover?

JAMES FRANKHAM

ARNO GASTEIGER — THE HUMAN LANDSCAPE Gasteiger will analyse the core toolset of the editorial photographer, how that might differ from what is required of a commercial photographer and tips and tricks for engaging with your subject. How do you create images which are at once compelling, insightful, humorous and include an element of interpretation?

ROB SUISTED — LIFE IN THE LENS

ARNO GASTEIGER

Suisted will share his secrets on working with wildlife, approaching subjects, as well as his philosophical approach to image-making: What is the photographer trying to achieve, and how can you capture the spirit of a subject with sensors and glassware? Monteath will reveal some of the secrets learned over a lifetime of photography. What are the ingredients of an effective landscape photograph, what can you do to improve your craft, and what role do techniques such as HDR play in capturing the natural environment.

RICH ROBINSON — THE LIFE AQUATIC Robinson will share his knowledge of capturing the play of light underwater, how it differs from the terrestrial environment and what opportunities might exist for those with a hankering for life in liquid.

ROB SUISTED

PETER QUINN — TELLING STORIES THROUGH IMAGES Quinn will offer a personal and forthright account of how a committed narrator; the photographer, balances the mix of art, commerce and truth to tell stories for the pages of a magazine or book.

Following the Photography Symposium in the evening will be the awards ceremony and the finalists exhibition – held in the Auckland Museum Event Centre.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact: Juliette Bavister Juliette@musemarketing.co.nz 021 027 83414

COLIN MONTEATH

TICKETS ON SALE NOW:

Photography Symposium - $99 New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year awards night - $79 ABOUT: Both events - $149 (save $29) New Zealand Geographic magazine is the journal of record for New Zealand; celebrating its people, places Book now: and wildlife. The magazine has built a strong reputation www.nzgeographic.co.nz/ over the past 21 years for lavish photography, showcasing symposium

RICH ROBINSON

the extraordinary natural and cultural riches that make New Zealand unique. Bimonthly – available at newsstand nationwide and on subscription. RRP$14.95 per issue; $74 for one year www.nzgeographic.co.nz

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The Missing Links

OCTOBER 2011

The Missing Links

Written by Malcolm Somerville

It would be rude of me not to refer to the RWC at this time. That is, it’s my reference point without claiming any special relationship. That’s easy... I don’t drink Heineken, preferring another; I have just left ANZ/ National having had a bad ING experience. But I don’t abstain from Telecom (yet), and I am an Air NZ air-pointer. Besides, my humble servants - the Government have made me a part owner in stadia and fan zones and probably a whole lot of other stuff I won’t hear about. The ‘collateral damage’ has been a fantastic range of events across the country that I guess in many cases will be the key experience that will reside in our memory. Last night my six year old went to the Australia / USA game, he was face painted Australia and they won. But a lot of the joy was of the pizza before, the TRY signs, and most important - the Mexican waves. My joy is to watch (and hear) the fantastic light projection shows. The RWC opening event at Eden Park was thrilling, the same producers, lead by Mike Mizrahi have created ‘Illuma’ which will run until October 9th every night on a 7 minute loop. His Inside Out Productions has established a worldwide reputation for large, sophisticated, innovative event presentations. and he directed it with the Sydney based company Electric Canvas. The show will be projected over iconic buildings in Wellington’s harbourside fan zone, the Boat Shed and Te Papa..... “combining spectacular imagery and state-of-the art super bright PIGI technology.... for example, iconic images representing each of the countries participating in the Tournament will be projected across Te Papa”. For your interest the PIGI system is a film based high resolution animation system that outputs 80,000 lumens. See more here http://tinyurl.com/3dcrzyh Learn more too by visiting the Apple site which profiles creative professional case studies..http://tinyurl.com/mme36v and read how a Rennes, France based company Spectaculaires bring large projection shows together using software and equipment similar to what many photographers have. The interesting thing with all this is that where much of larger projection events were previously more discrete, in house product launches, corporate celebrations, stage shows; now they are universal, accessible and will become an ‘expected’ part of any presentation. Just as some photographers are adding motion video to their bag of tricks, so some will add event projections.

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Photo Competitions

OCTOBER 2011

Photo Competitions

The NZIPP does not endorse any of the following competitions. Anyone interested in entering these or any other competitions should read the rules of entry carefully to ensure that the moral rights of the photographer are not being undermined in anyway. If you do come across any competitions where the copyright is demanded by the organisers, please send details to: marketing@nzipp.org.nz

Black & White Spider Awards 2011 Entries Close: 16th December 2011 The 7th Annual Black and White Spider Awards is now accepting entries. With 132 title awards, international press, and exposure to the biggest names in photography from Sotheby’s, The Armory Show, Magnum, Fratelli Alinari, Phillips de Pury & Company to the Tate in London - it’s your opportunity to be recognized as the best in the industry. Enter now and take advantage of early entry pricing - Save 50% off entry fees! Enter Now at www.thespiderawards.com

Entries Close: 4th January 2012 Are you a serious photographer with a true passion for the job? Do you understand the craft of taking pictures, documenting a story, conceptualising an idea, capturing emotions and evoking a response from those who view the finished product? Submit your best work for the chance to become the next Sony World Photography Awards, Professional Photographer of the Year and win our most coveted prize, the L’Iris d’Or, along with prize money of $25,000. The Professional Competition has 15 diverse categories spread across 3 genres of photography: Fine Art, Commercial, Photojournalism & Documentary. Enter now at www.worldphoto.org/competitions/sony-world-photography-awards-2012-professional-competition/

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Industry News

OCTOBER 2011

Industry News Professional Photography in NZ 1938 - 1992 The book is a 110 page soft cover, abridged copy, of the original hardcopy version compiled by Ivan McLellan and published through Blurb. It contains all of the group photos and most of the other photos, but only contains half of the interviews in the original version. Ivan has generously offered to give a copy of the book to members or ex-members of the NZPPA if they were in any conference photo before 1992 for free...... no charge!! Just send a self addressed 31cm x 28cm envelope (the size of the book) with a $4.20 stamp attached to Ivan McLellan, PO Box 17606, Sumner, Christchurch 8840. If members fall outside this category they can still get a copy by paying $70.38. Click on the following link for further details and conditions: http://

STEVE JOBS - 1955 - 2011 From Stuff News Website Apple mastermind Steve Jobs, considered by some to be the Leonardo da Vinci of his generation, has died after a long illness.He was 56. “We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today,” Apple’s board of directors said in a statement. “Steve’s brilliance, passion & energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich & improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve. “His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, & his family. Our hearts go out to them & to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts.” Jobs was the mastermind behind the Apple iMac, iPhone, iPad, iPod, & iTunes, & founder of Apple Computers. He formed the company in 1976 &, with his friend Steve Wozniak, marketed what was considered the world’s first personal computer, the Apple II. Jobs is credited with transforming the world of computing, digital music & communications.

www.ivan.co.nz/membersonly.html

His death comes after several years of ill health - In 2004, he beat pancreatic cancer, & in 2009 he was forced to get a liver transplant.

Photography Scam - Be Aware

In August 2011 he announced he was stepping down as Apple’s chief executive. “I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties & expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know,” Jobs wrote in his letter of resignation. “Unfortunately, that day has come.”

An NZIPP member has received an email from this address:

The homepage of Apple’s website has switched to a full-page image of Jobs with the text, “Steve Jobs 1955-2011.”

mark_pil@yahoo.com> Regarding a wedding to be held on 28 October in Wellington. He’s asked for a photographer for his daughter’s wedding. I’ve rung the places he says he’s booked & to cut a long story short, this is a scam. He is asking that we organize a car for the wedding & he will pay us by credit card etc. Just very odd emails & asking for our details etc which prompted me to find out more.

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Corporate Members

OCTOBER 2011

Business Update

Corporate Members A special thank you to our Corporate Members for their continuing support:

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