CameraTalk Convention Special 2019

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T H E O F F I C I A L M A G A Z I N E O F T H E P H OT O G R A P H I C S O C I E T Y O F N E W Z E A L A N D I N C Convention Special 2019


In this issue PRESIDENT Moira Blincoe LPSNZ t. 09 379 7021 e: president@photography.org.nz

VICE-PRESIDENT

Karen Lawton t. 021 143 7764 e. vicepresident@photography.org.nz

TREASURER David Knightley PO Box 99470, Newmarket, Auckland 1149 e. treasurer@photography.org.nz

SECRETARY Patrice Nilsen 8 Raroa Terrace, Tawa, Wellington 5028 t. 04 232 1565 e. secretary@photography.org.nz

EDITOR, ADVERTISING & LAYOUT

AS I CHAIRED the Convention Organising Committee for HUTT2019 it is a little unusal now to be writing about it in CameraTalk. In this issue you’ll discover a taste of what went on over the four days in Lower Hutt. PSNZ conventions, at both national and regional levels, offer many opportunities for enjoyment and learning – not to mention the Canon National Exhibition and the chance to view accepted entries and successful honours sets, both digital and mounted prints. Later this year we will gather again for the Southern Regional, and I encourage everyone to see about going to a convention near you.

Paul Whitham LPSNZ Editor

Paul Whitham LPSNZ PSNZ Councillor t. 04 973 3015 or m. 021 644 418 e. paul@pwfotos.com

SUB-EDITOR Lindsay Stockbridge LPSNZ 14 Poynter Place, Whanganui 4501 t. 06 348 7141 or m. 027 653 0341 e. dilinz@actrix.co.nz

CAMERATALK DEADLINE

The next CameraTalk deadline is 1 June 2019 Email your contributions to the SubEditor at his email address. Editorial should be sent as Word or .txt files. JPEG images generally should be saved at 300 dpi, compressed to high to medium quality. Include return postage if you wish material to be returned. The opinions expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily those of the Editor or of the Council of PSNZ.

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On the cover Polish Princess by Tracey Scott FPSNZ created during her Conceptual Portraiture session.


A round of applause to….. …..the Hutt2019 convention organising committee of Paul Whitham LPSNZ(Chair), Toya Heatley APSNZ, Helen Westerbeke FPSNZ, Chris Parkin APSNZ and Don Hogben for doing such an outstanding job of organising the convention. No stone was left unturned; the events centre was abuzz with enthusiasm, inspiration and satisfied participants. You had a vision, you created a programme and you delivered - in spades! It truly was an event with a difference, with the aim certainly to ‘help photographers grow’. Thanks also to Glen Innes and his committee for organising the 2019 Canon National Exhibition. This was a great success and looked fantastic displayed in the light filled lobby of the Hutt Events Centre. As we say many times over, the Society would not be able to host such outstanding events without the commitment, energy and passion from the members who volunteer their time. To all of our volunteers - take a bow.

With appreciation, Moira Blincoe LPSNZ President

Thanking the committee by Neil Gordon APSNZ

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HUTT2019 in pictures - Day One

And so it begins by Paul Whitham LPSNZ Ready for business by Diana Andrews LPSNZ

Pinup by Paul Whitham LPSNZ

Macro workshop by Sheryl Gallagher

Going beyond by Paul Whitham LPSNZ Pinup by Moira Fergus

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Mark Gee presentation by Neil Gordon APSNZ

Ans Westra opening convention by Neil Gordon APSNZ

Bugwalk by Derek Reeves

Lights by Justin Blakie LPSNZ

Crystals by Barbara Lee Milky way by Moira Fergus

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President’s corner: A special convention! THE 2019 NATIONAL convention has been and gone, and it was a huge success. Nearly 200 photographers converged on the newly built Hutt Events Centre that was still being constructed when the convention organising committee took a leap of faith in booking it for this year’s event. Over the course of four days, attendees were entertained from the nearly 30 specialists who shared their knowledge through presentations, workshops and off-site activities. I’m confident most people left feeling inspired, motivated to step outside their comfort zone and hugely satisfied. As President I was very pleased with the success and outcome of this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). While all AGMs are important, this year’s meeting was especially so with the revised Constitution being presented for adoption by members. Thank you to those members who took the time to read through the proposed revision and to return comments for consideration. For the most part these comments were incorporated where appropriate. To recap for those who were not at the AGM, the key revisions to the document were: • All clauses have been rewritten in more modern language. • All clauses relating to membership and meetings have been removed and two new Bylaws (No. 23 and 24) have been created to cover these areas. • The tenure of the President, which has been a two-year consecutive period has been changed to allow the President to be re-elected for a further one year term, if they choose, but for no more than a total of three consecutive years. • The tenure of the Immediate Past President, which is currently two years, has been amended to a one year term. • The election process of members to Council has been revised, in that Council seeks more information about the member being nominated to ensure that the nominee has the skills to match any vacant role on Council. • The Executive has additional authority in specific areas, namely the ability to pay an honorarium, from time to time. This is a new clause inserted to recognise there is a need at certain times when professional services by members are required by the Society. • The Council shall also have authority to appoint personnel to management or other positions when Council deems this necessary to ensure the efficient functioning of the Society.

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• Similarly, the Executive may establish sub-committees for the purposes of advising or administering matters to ensure the efficient operation of the Society. • Overall a more concise and robust document now exists. • The document will now be known as the Constitution (not Rules).

There was healthy discussion on this document at the AGM. However, I am delighted to say that the revised Constitution was unanimously adopted by those present and from the Proxy votes submitted by absentee members and clubs. The final step will be lodging the document with Charity Services for approval, at which time the new Constitution comes into effect. This will effectively conclude an almost five year working project. In due course the new Constitution will be uploaded to the PSNZ website. As mentioned at the AGM I’m very appreciative to those members who gave their expertise and time to help us get this over the ‘finish line’. The Society is also indebted to the Auckland law firm of Martelli McKegg who provided ‘pro bono’ legal advice and services in reviewing the documentation. In conclusion, it’s been an honour to complete my first 12 months as President and with this project now completed, Council’s focus will turn towards reviewing our member benefits and developing new initiates.

Moira Blincoe LPSNZ President

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HUTT2019 in pictures - Day Two

by Anne Thornton Early morning ride by Helen Westerbeke FPSNZ Sean by James Gibson APSNZ

Nature panel by Sheryl Gallagher Manuela by Donna Jennings

At the market by Justin Blakie LPSNZ

Processing astro images by Derek Reeves

Creative Portraiture by Paul Whitham LPSNZ

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Architecture by Derek Reeves In-camera creative by Sheryl Gallagher

Lightroom by Richard Mayston LPSNZ MC Shona Jaray APSNZ by Andrew Turner

Steve Scalone by Andrew Turner

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PSNZ Honours awards THE PSNZ HONOURS Board was delighted to award photographic distinctions to the following members in the 2019 Honours Awards. Congratulations to you all on your outstanding achievements.

LICENTIATE Robert Beckett, Joy Brehaut, Mark Chamberlain, Janice Chen, Ron Crosby, Peter Dunbar, John Eaddy, Dayaram Ganda, Keith Harrison, Lynn Hedges, Sheng-huei Huang, Rachel Hume, Michael Inglis, Howard Jack, Jim Jefferies, Dawn Kirk, Les Ladbrook, Melanie McRae, Karen Moffat-McLeod, Coralie Moller, Frithjof Moritzen, Lindsay Muirhead, Destina Munro, Mark Phillips, Peter Rodgers, Brian Rowe, Chris Sharpe, John Smart, Ian Smith, Karl Tretheway, Sandra Van Der Lubbe, Rob Vanderpoel, David Watson, Chris Watson, Dr Robert Weir and Kevin Williamson.

ASSOCIATESHIP Marina de Wit, Jay Drew, Dr Charlotte Johnson, Annette Johnston, Kelly Munro, Michael Pemberton, Sue Smith, David Steer, Nola Sumner, Glenn Symon and Tony Venning-Thomas.

FELLOWSHIP Carolyn Hope (left) and Gail Stent (right).

Fellows

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Licentitates

Associates

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PSNZ service awards 2019 PSNZ Service Medal

Neil Gordon APSNZ DR NEIL GORDON’S involvement and contributions to photography in New Zealand started at club level when he joined the Waikanae Camera Club (later renamed the Kapiti Coast Photographic Society, KCPS) in 2005. He then joined the Photographic Society of New Zealand (PSNZ) in 2007. Neil served on the committee of Kapiti Coast Photographic Society from 2008 until 2015. In 2009 he was elected Vice President of KCPS and completed a two year tenure before moving into the President’s role in 2011 through to 2012. In 2012 Neil was elected to the PSNZ Council and contributed two years of his time. He made a valuable impact and contributed to many facets of governance and management of the Society. His innovative thinking paved John Boyd Hon FPSNZ Hon PSNZ APSNZ presents Neil with his medal. the way for many changes to the standard operating procedures and membership administration. In 2013 he became Chairman of the organising committee for the PSNZ Canon National Exhibition which was a superbly organised and successful event. As an innovator, Neil developed one of the most succinct and efficient methods of delivering results, not only to members but also to Council for ongoing communication and publicity. While on Council Neil, along with former fellow Councillor William Wright FPSNZ, began transforming the tired and rusty PSNZ database into the beginnings of what we have today, a responsive and accessible online database. For the past five years, Neil, and William, known as the Database Coordinators, or affectionately referred to by Council, as “the database boys”, has continued to research, develop and administer the database and make appropriate and innovative modifications to provide a better service to PSNZ and its members. The Photographic Society of New Zealand will benefit for many years to come from the outstanding services provided by Dr Neil Gordon APSNZ. We are delighted to award a PSNZ Service Award to Dr Neil Gordon, APSNZ.

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PSNZ Service Medal

William Wright FPSNZ WILLIAM WRIGHT’S INVOLVEMENT and contributions to photography in New Zealand started at club level when he joined the Hutt Camera Club in the early 2000s. He quickly immersed himself in the club’s activities and became the competition secretary for many years. In fact every member of the Hutt Camera Club describes William as being a “damn outstanding one” at that. William served on the organising committee of the very successful 2009 Central Regional Convention, hosted by the Hutt Camera Club. In 2010 William joined the PSNZ Council and became a a valuable and integral Councillor. Such was his contribution that he was elected Vice President in 2012, but sadly he stepped down in 2013 due to work and family commitments. In 2013 he joined forces with Dr Neil Gordon APSNZ to design and maintain the Society’s online database. While on Council William, along with former fellow Councillor Dr Neil Gordon APSNZ, began transforming the tired and rusty PSNZ database into the beginnings of what we have today, a responsive, robust and accessible online database. For the past five years, William and Neil, known as the Database Coordinators, or affectionately referred to by Council, as “the database boys”, has continued to research, develop and administer the database and make appropriate and innovative modifications to provide a better service to PSNZ and its members. Nothing is too much trouble for our database coordinators and their commitment to providing a timely and professional service ensures the technical aspects of membership administration is of the highest level. The Photographic Society of New Zealand will benefit for many years to come from the outstanding services provided by William Wright FPSNZ. We are delighted to award a PSNZ Service Award to William Wright, FPSNZ.

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Honours report on 2019submissions by Bruce Burgess FPSNZ, Retiring Honours Board Chairman

THE HONOURS BOARD met in Nelson in March 2019 and 93 applications were assessed: 39 Licentiate, 39 Associate and 15 Fellowship. Overall, there were 49 print portfolio submissions (51% successful) and 44 digital submissions (54% successful).

39 Licentiate entries (20 print, 19 digital)

37 successful (95%)

39 Associate entries (17 print, 22 digital)

11 successful (28%)

15 Fellowship entries (12 print, three digital)

two successful (13%)

In all, 93 entries (49 print, 44 digital) were received; of these 50 (55%) were successful. The success rate for Licentiate prints was at a record level at 95% (compared to 68% in the previous year), and the digital success rate was also at a record level at a similar 95% (compared to 33% in the previous year). The overall combined Licentiate success rate of 95% compared very favourably to last year’s 53%. The Board was very impressed with the high standard of the Licentiate submissions, many of which were heading towards an Associate level.

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In contrast, the success rate for Associate prints was down to 29% (compared to last year’s 38%), and the Associate digital pass rate held steady at 27%. The overall Associate pass rate for both categories fell to 28% (compared to the previous year’s 33%). The Board was extremely disappointed at the poor standard of many of the Associate applications, which in most cases were inferior to the generally high standard of the Licentiate sets. Despite articles published in CameraTalk in 2017 and 2018, detailing the “step up” required for Associate submissions, the pass rate deteriorated again. A large proportion of the Associate submissions just did not make the grade to succeed. As also mentioned in last year’s report, it appeared that many of the failed sets were not well planned; maybe being a symptom of leaving their submission too late before the shipment deadline, or maybe just delving into their image archives in order to select a variety of random images and tossing them together without much thought. It is recommended that an applicant seeking an Associate distinction first achieve their Licentiate distinction to better prepare themselves for the higher Associate success.

Another point is that the Board emphasised in the alterations and changes made to the Honours Board Guidelines (website updated in April 2018) that an Associate distinction is more likely to be achieved by submitting a “diverse” set of images as opposed to a “themed” set. The Associate distinction was never intended to be a “mini” Fellowship. It is a probability that the majority of the successful Associate sets started with a blank canvas and were designed from the outset to display a range of skills and artistry in both image and portfolio presentation. There are two new Fellows this year, both gained with print portfolios, being 17% of the 12 print submissions (last year 43%). The three Fellowship digital entries were unsuccessful. It is unfortunate that most of the Fellowship submissions did not make the higher Fellowship level required as described in the criteria.

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Bruce Girdwood FPSNZ, who has taken over the role of Chairman from 2020 on my retirement this year, has indicated that he will institute an Honours Training programme during 2019, to hopefully raise the success rate of the Associate and Fellowship submissions. To sum up, it is important to understand what sort of portfolio is required to succeed. A Licentiate is expected to show a high level of competence in the craft of photography. An Associate must go further in displaying not only craftsmanship, but also artistry. In Nature also, diversity is recommended to show broad technical competence, plus an appreciation of what is necessary in each single photograph to convey information about the subject, its environment and/or behaviour. At Fellowship level, with broad proficiency of craft proven through achievement of the Associateship, applicants are free to more narrowly explore a subject, technique or genre, and in doing so display their unique style. Our new Honours Board Chairman Bruce Girdwood FPSNZ has previously expressed it thus: “The role of the Honours Board is to give effect to the PSNZ objective through the distinctions it awards. We are often asked to provide prescriptive guidelines to clarify the requirements of each distinction. Because the PSNZ objective is clear that we are to “promote … art” and because art is born out of self-expression, rather than prescription by a governing body, it is counter-productive to prescribe requirements in any other form than broad guidelines within which each individual can express their unique creativity. To do otherwise would be to stifle creativity.

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The Honours Board promotes a framework within which to demonstrate photographic development through • A portfolio which demonstrates your ability to present a coherent body of photographic work; • Craftmanship that demonstrates your ability to use your equipment and photographic techniques, demonstrating your competency in photography; • Artistry that demonstrates your ability to express yourself through your photography. One way to think about this framework is as follows: Craft is the ability to use your tools. Art is the ability to use your tools to uniquely express yourself. I believe the Honours system is well designed to achieve the PSNZ objectives: • Licentiateship is all about basic craft (I can use a range of equipment in a range of situations and conditions to make photographs that are competent but don’t necessarily say a lot about me). • Associateship is all about advanced craft (I can use my camera to apply advanced techniques to show more than craft - I am starting to be an artisan with general skills; I am still exploring who I am through my photography). • Fellowship (I have mastered my craft and can use it to express myself uniquely; I am an artisan, an artist; I have my own style).

Whether you use a theme or a diverse set of images to achieve these outcomes is entirely up to you, as long as you demonstrate the key requirements of the distinction you are seeking.The more imaginative and creative you are in doing this the more exciting it is for the development of your own skills and for photography in general. We are not in the business of cloning a particular brand of photography.” The closing date for the 2020 submissions is 28 February 2020. Full details are available on the PSNZ website, including criteria, forms, and examples: https://photography.org.nz/honours/ I would also like to thank our retiring Secretary of the Board, Heather Harley APSNZ, for six years of service and her excellent organisation and communication skills. It made the Board’s job so much easier when everything went to plan and the Board appreciated her outstanding efforts, including arranging our accommodation, meals, transport etc. A special thanks also to Bob McCree FPSNZ who retires this year after three years’ service on the Board. Finally, after eight years of service (2012-2019) on the PSNZ Honours Board, including two years as Chairman, it is time for new faces on the Board and for my retirement. I have enjoyed working with many “Fellow” Board members over those eight years and sharing their expertise and professionalism. It has been my “honour”, so to speak.

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HUTT2019 in pictures - Day Three

Nature Tamed by Evan Davies LPSNZ

Action at Staglands by Melanie Dick LPSNZ Gerard meets George by Paul Whitham LPSNZ

Andrew Turner

BMX by Derek Reeves In search of fungi by Sheryl Gallagher

Sheryl Gallagher

Terry Harkin

Steve Scalone workshop by Neil Gordon APSNZ

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Evan Davies LPSNZ

Visual story telling by Helen Westerbeke FPSNZ


Moana by Philip Dyer

WOW by Charlie Johnson APSNZ

Ollie Daile

Photographing children by Moira Blincoe LPSNZ

4WD by Chris Parkin APSNZ

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From a presenter’s view By Catherine Cattanach FNZIPP

AS PHOTOGRAPHERS WE sometimes have to pull a rabbit out of a hat. Especially when shooting weddings: you’re often working in bad light, you’re up against time pressure, the weather can be against you, and maybe there are factors that mean you have to make cool portraits in sub-optimal locations. A while back I was scouting for a location to take portraits for a family who didn’t want to go far from their motel, and as I was gathering ideas and taking reference shots I wondered what potential my colleagues would see in the same unexciting environment. I thought it might make for a cool collaborative afternoon, where we all met up and brainstormed about what we would do in an unpromising situation to make sure we delivered for our clients. I haven’t yet made that happen, but Paul Whitham LPSNZ, one of the organisers for the Photographic Society of NZ’s national convention in Lower Hutt, caught wind of my idea and thought it would make a great workshop at the convention. I was very flattered to be asked, but also a bit nervous, because although I’ve done presentations before, I’ve never actually run a workshop. Also my original plan was that I would be learning from my fellow photographers as much as teaching them! But I said yes, mainly because at that stage it was still months away, so it didn’t seem so scary. It became more scarier as it loomed closer, but then when I started pulling together material for a slideshow, I realised I had numerous examples to show people. I had portraits taken in what were effectively broom cupboards, a lovely shot of a groom who’s actually straddling a toilet at the time (not that you’d know), and an entire bridal party shoot done inside a motel unit in 30 minutes. Wedding photography in particular is really great for honing your skills, teaching you tricks for eliminating chaos, and generally just helping you see that there are usually things you can work with even when they’re not immediately apparent. The Lower Hutt Events Centre is set within really beautiful gardens, but we ignored them and headed around the back of the buildings instead to see what we could find. We practised using foreground objects to block distractions or add interest, working in bright sun, and finding frames and natural reflectors. We finished up at the toilet block, which offered lots of options, with its fluted white sides, textured ends and red-tiled entranceway. I’m not sure that anyone straddled any toilets but they should have, because the yellow tiles in there were also very cool. It was a great group and I was so thrilled at how they all just dived straight in and started enthusiastically photographing our wonderful models, actors Jordan Rivers and Renee Perry. It was a really fun afternoon. 20


Here are some photos by the participants and by Craig Robertson from sponsor Fujifilm. The top row were taken by Craig, the second row by Rachel Hume LPSNZ and the third by Destina Munro LPSNZ. The next five images are from Don Hogben, and the final three were taken by Mark Burgess. Thank you so much everyone for sharing these photos, to Jordan and Renee for modelling, to Fujifilm for supporting this workshop and to the convention organisers for the opportunity!

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Acknowledging our partners The Photographic Society of New Zealand and the Organising Committee of Hutt2019 would like to thank all of our trade partners for their enthusiastic involvement in this national convention. The purpose built HUTT2019 venue offered PSNZ’s trade partners and supporters a light, airy and attractive space in which to display equipment, meet with delegates and share in the excitement (and enticement) of new gear and technologies. Our trade partners are an integral component in the convention mix and PSNZ and the Organising Committee strived to ensure that this event ran as smoothly (and memorably) for you as it did for all stakeholders. PSNZ was especially pleased to welcome on board Olympus NZ Ltd as a new trade partner at Hutt 2019. As well as operating their trade stands the partners had the opportunity to take naming rights to any of the off-sites, which gave them the chance to put their brands right in delegates’ hands. It appears both parties were pretty satisfied with how this worked – giving the trade exposure to their current users and/or photographers perhaps considering a change in equipment, and it gave photographers the chance to try cameras or lenses that they didn’t have. The organising committees of every convention and the Society recognise that while each trade partner commits to considerable expense to join us, we are confident that we return them value added benefits by being able to talk face to face with so many delegates, ongoing communication and advertising opportunities through the year and more opportunities to develop unique events to showcase their products.

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PSNZ partners Platinum

Gold

Silver

Bronze

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Convention supporters

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Convention Hutt2019 by Vivianne Baldwin APSNZ

ONE OF THE off-sites I had booked for was run by Esther Bunning. It was held at Trentham Racecourse and I joined the happy group aboard the double-decker bus. We were spoilt on the day by sunshine and later on by a breeze. Esther introduced herself as we waited for our models to arrive. The children ranged in age from four to 16, and Esther’s passion for child photography was contagious! I loved the way she interacted with the children, especially the youngest, Willa, who was four years old. Esther gets to know the children prior to the first session and discovers what they like most. For instance Willa loved dinosaurs. She loves the fact that they stomp! When it was Willa’s turn to be photographed Ester had made her a dinosaur costume out of cardboard boxes. Willa loved it, soon relaxed and happily stomped and roared in front of the paparazzi with their intimidating cameras. Later I spoke to Willa and took some photos while her sister was being photographed. She was delightful and kept coming back to talk to me; such a special moment. Her older sister loved to dance so we captured her twirling and dancing and she was happy and relaxed. Because Esther didn’t tell us what shutter speed to use, we had the freedom to experiment. I tried different shutter speeds with some pleasing results.

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The convention By Ann Bastion FPSNZ EFIAP

I WAS LOOKING forward to this convention because I had booked two workshops on creativity, a subject I enjoy. The sessions were well organised and from the moment they started I was engaged and ready to learn. We were shown some wonderful work and how it was created, then given some time to create something of our own, based on what we had learnt. I have come back inspired and 1kg heavier and that’s not kit……. I’m talking body weight here. Following are some images I created by combining ideas from the three workshops I attended.

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The PSNZ Canon National Exhibition by Sue Riach APSNZ

Special food delivery by Bob Scott LPSNZ

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The CR Kennedy Honours Banquet Unless otherwise stated, all images in this section are by Andrew Turner

President Moira is interviewed by Vivianne Baldwin APSNZ

Patrice and Peter Nilson

Moira LPSNZ and Chris Blincoe LPSNZ

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Mark Ward and Gerard Emery from CR Kennedy

Rob Willems Hon PSNZ FPSNZ FAPS AFIAP ARPS and Joy

Neil APSNZ and Jenny Gordon

Bob Scott LPSNZ


Group photo of Licentiates by Paul Whitham LPSNZ

Andrew Reid from Panasonic by Helen Westerbeke FPNSZ

MC Bruce Girdwood FPSNZ

The table decorations

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2019 National Exhibition of Photography Champion Colour Print, George Chance Trophy and PSNZ Gold Medal Open Print Helen Wilkin FPSNZ LIttle ballerina

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Champion Monochrome Print, Maadi Challenge Cup and PSNZ Gold Medal Open Print Adam Buckle FPSNZ GMNZIPP AAIPP The head land

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Best Photojournalism Print, Shirley Peverill Memorial Trophy and PSNZ Gold Medal Open Print David Smith FPSNZ Blowing smoke

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Best Landscape Print, H S James Award and PSNZ Gold Medal Open Print Daniel Wong APSNZ AFIAP Embers

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PSNZ Trophy and PSNZ Gold Medal ​for the Best Portrait Print Paul Willyams MNZIPP LPSNZ AFIAP Hine ki te pounamu

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Best Print Illustrating NZ Wildlife, William C Davies Memorial Trophy and PSNZ Gold Medal Nature Print Glenda Rees Male rifleman with a moth

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Best Landscape Projected Image, Eric Young Memorial Trophy and PSNZ Gold Medal Open Projected Image Geoff Cloake Highway storm

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Best Photojournalism Projected Image, Brian Brake Memorial Award and PSNZ Gold Medal Open Projected Image David Smith FPSNZ Fish trap maker

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Champion Monochrome Projected Image, Arthur Bates Trophy and PSNZ Gold Medal Open Projected Image Breen Porter FPSNZ ARPS LBIPP AFIAP Crossing

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Best Projected Image Illustrating NZ wildlife, Geoff Moon Nature Trophy and PSNZ Gold Medal Nature Projected Image Carolyn Elcock ANPSNZ AFIAP Juvenile kea

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Champion Projected Image, Robinson Cup and PSNZ Gold Medal Open Projected Image Elizabeth Passuello FPSNZ FNPSNZ AAPS QPSA EFIAP Faith

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PSNZ Trophy PSNZ Gold Medal for the Best Portrait Projected Image Scott Fowler FPSNZ EFIAP GPSA PPSA Nilani under the hood

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Best Maritime Print or Projected Image, Richard Ratcliff Marine Award and PSNZ Silver Medal Glenn Symon LPSNZ The sentinel

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PSNZ Silver Medal Nature Prints Glenda Rees Acanthisitta chloris (female) with insect

PSNZ Silver Medal Open Prints Helen McLeod FPSNZ ARPS SPSA The life cycle of water

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PSNZ Silver Medal Open Projected Adam Buckle FPSNZ GMNZIPP AAIPP Serenity

PSNZ Silver Medal Open Projected Ilan Wittenberg FPSNZ FNZIPP Amy

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PSNZ Silver Medal Nature Projected Carol Molineux APSNZ Coprinellus obscurus

PSNZ Silver Medals Nature Projected Glenda Rees New Zealand dotterill (Charadrius obscurus) with crab

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PSNZ Bronze Medal Nature Prints Rhonda Billington Grey warbler

PSNZ Bronze Medal Nature Prints Glenn Symon LPSNZ Buller’s albatross

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PSNZ Bronze Medal Nature projected Glenda Rees Female rifleman (Aconthisitta chloris) holding a moth

PSNZ Bronze Medal Nature projected Bevan Tulett FPSNZ Australasian harrier confrontation

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PSNZ Bronze Medal Open Prints Brian Eastwood MNZIPP Into the light

PSNZ Bronze Medal Open Prints Sue Riach APSNZ Eat our dust

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PSNZ Bronze Medal Open Prints Helen Wilkin FPSNZ Little blacksmith

PSNZ Bronze Medal Open Projected Samuel Chan Lamp and staircase

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PSNZ Bronze Medal Open Projected Dr Terry Maguire HonPSNZ ESFIAP Flight delayed

PSNZ Bronze Medal Open Projected David Smith FPSNZ Deep in thought

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PSNZ Honours Ribbons Nature Prints Phil Thornton

PSNZ Honours Ribbons Nature Projected

Immature gannet

Geoff Beals APSNZ Kokako feeding on nikau berries

PSNZ Honours Ribbons Nature Prints Liz Hardley FPSNZ EFIAP/b LRPS South African praying mantis devouring wasp

PSNZ Honours Ribbons Nature Projected Geoff Cloake Shy mollymawk head study

PSNZ Honours Ribbons Nature Prints

PSNZ Honours Ribbons Nature Projected Gaile Douglas LPSNZ

Christine Jacobson LPSNZ

White faced herons or motuku moana (Ardea novahollandiae

Silvereye ( ​Zosterops lateralis)

Ardeidiae)

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PSNZ Honours Ribbons Nature Projected

PSNZ Honours Ribbons Open Prints

Glenda Rees

Top cat

Jeanette Nee APSNZ

South Island robin roosting in matagouri

PSNZ Honours Ribbons Open Prints Margaret Bake FRPS FPSNZ HonFPSNZ FNZIPP Letter to Nana

PSNZ Honours Ribbons Open Projected Noelle Bennett LPSNZ Misty morning tranquility

PSNZ Honours Ribbons Open Prints Jay Drew APSNZ

PSNZ Honours Ribbons Open Projected

Dawn

Lynn Fothergill LPSNZ Free to be

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PSNZ Honours Ribbons Open Projected Jill Jackson LPSNZ Steaming

PSNZ Honours Ribbons Open Projected Gail Stent FPSNZ

Auckland skyline

PSNZ Honours Ribbons Open Projected Nola Sumner APSNZ AAPS Faceless alien invasion

Ron Willems Medallions, for the most successful photographer in Prints and Projected Images Glenda Rees

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For what it’s worth by James Gibson APSNZ EFIAP

AS ONE OF the organizing committee for the 2020/Vision Christchurch National Convention, part of my time was spent trying to remember all the little details that really make the difference to everyone’s experience. When did I start to get hungry? Were the seats uncomfortable? Could I find the loo? All that important stuff… Did I find anything like this? No! I kept finding useful stuff, great details on the video screens, the little 3B1 notebooks - OMG so handy, a super-convenient café… Captivating speakers and superb photo opportunities kept me entertained late into the evening playing with light painting, then up before first light trying to remember how my film camera works; being inspired by Tracey Scott FPSNZ and her stunning creative portraiture, then being able to put it to the test with the beautiful creations from the World of Wearable Arts! I really enjoyed wandering along the aisle of National Exhibition images; seeing the talent and diversity of everyone’s images is so inspiring and the convention has left me excited for next year! 2020chch.org.nz – bring it on!

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What was the graphic? WE WERE ASKED several times during the Convention about the graphic we had used throughout our promotions. It was based on a 2017 World of Wearable Arts piece by Wellington designer Lyndal Linton, that was photographed by convention chair Paul Whitham LPSNZ. As photographing WOW designs was one of the first comfirmed off-sites Lyndal allowed us to incorporate her design into our promotional material.

The last image

How you know when it’s all over by Ann Bastion FPSNZ EFIAP

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