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The Video Button with Karen Alsop

In recent years Karen has become a “mirrorless convert” and now she uses the latest mirrorless technology extensively in both video and still mode. Karen works in association with Nikon and in this workshop she will highlight the advantages of…

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Orana Park

Orana Wildlife Park is New Zealand’s only open range zoo. It is 15 minutes from the town centre. The park offers more than 400 animals covering 70 different species, including hand fed giraffes, a lion encounter, meerkats, orang-utans and NZ’s…

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Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Located along the Avon River with 21 hectares, the gardens are described as a living museum with plants and displays transforming through the seasons. You will find plenty of opportunities to explore any interests from macro to landscape to nature. …

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Portrait and Studio Lighting

  A hands-on session creating mood and emotion in your portrait photography. Working in small groups, this on-site workshop will explore different lighting styles, using studio equipment, how to pose models, what to look for during the shoot and what…

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Food Photography

Join Tonya Kirkbeck and her partner Steve Morris for a food photography masterclass! From food preparation and plating through to lighting and photography options, you will go through the whole process of how to create stunning commercial images. Steve, a…

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Exotic Cars

Established in 1973, Auto Restorations has won many awards for restorations undertaken on classic and vintage cars.  Their work features in major museums and collections around the world and they have won over 16 class awards at prestige Concours d’Elegance. …

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Dog Photography with Craig Turner-Bullock

Craig Turner-Bullock Join Craig on a 3-hour workshop with a selection of models, where you will have the unique chance to learn how he manages to get so much emotion and engagement from his subjects – a fun and entertaining…

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Dancing Partners

Creative Circuit

For those who would like to stay close to base but still want to have fun with their camera then we have just the thing. One advantage of running the Convention in a school is that we can use as…

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An Introduction to Traditional Printing

WARNING!!! Once you start down this “rabbit hole” you might never come back… CPS member and accomplished Fine Art photographer Stuart Clook will be leading a workshop exploring the use of alternative processes in modern photography. Stuart says: “Like a…

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Self-Guided City Walk

The city is in transition from an earthquake-stricken state to a new modern city. There are many examples of old buildings about to be demolished right beside new high-tech buildings, offering all sorts of opportunities for interesting architectural juxtaposition, creative…

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Dawn Service

Join us at the Christchurch ANZAC day commemoration at the dawn service and citizen’s service at Cranmer Square. The dawn parade and ANZAC service will be held on Saturday the 25th April. It starts at 6:15 AM with a parade…

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Sunrise Shoots

We have a couple of great options for the early birds. The plan with these trips is that you will be up and away in the dark and arriving at the destination with time to set up before the sun…

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Travis Wetlands with Bevan Tulett

Landscape and wildlife are Bevan’s favourite subjects.  Bevan states ” Good photography doesn’t just happen, you make it happen. I rely on well-executed timing rather than resorting to Photoshop and digital manipulation that artificially enhance the image.” Bevan is the…

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Julieanne Kost Photoshop Workshop

Ask anyone who went to the Tauranga convention and they will still be talking about it… As well as being an inspirational and entertaining speaker, Julieanne will be running a post processing talk in the main auditorium. To quote Julieanne…

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Industrial Imagery

An opportunity to capture industrial images in a working environment. We will travel out to a local engineering workshop near Woolston where we have exclusive access to their expansive engineering workshop for the morning. Sparks will fly in several set-up…

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Ferrymead walkabout

The fantastic creative environment of Ferrymead heritage park, you will be immersed in the world of a recreated Edwardian township and period drama to help get those creative juices flowing! Explore the settler-period environment.

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Ferrymead Portraiture with Scott Fowler

Scott is an International Exhibitor and judge, who takes creative portraiture to the next level.  With his child-like passion for photography, he takes those attending his workshops on a voyage of discovery. Even if you have never taken a portrait…

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Compelling Compositions

COMPELLING COMPOSITIONS – how to make better images through design “Good use of visual language or design lifts an image from average to one of impact. An author may have a great story to tell but if they do not…

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Honours Review

So you are thinking of applying for PSNZ honours… …and you have a couple of questions What makes a good Honours Set? Does an A Set need a theme? Is a projected set harder to get than a print set?…

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Self-Guided City Walk

The city is in transition from an earthquake-stricken state to a new modern city. There are many examples of old buildings about to be demolished right beside new high-tech buildings, offering all sorts of opportunities for interesting architectural juxtaposition, creative…

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Riccarton Market Street Photography

The bright, vibrant colours of Riccarton Market offer a myriad of street photography opportunities, regardless of the weather. Shapes and colours abound, so whether you’re interested in people textures, colours or even macro, there will be plenty of images to…

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Godley Head Gun Emplacement with Cole Thompson

We will head up to visit the WWII barracks and gun emplacement at Godley head. Take the opportunity to explore the historic buildings and down to the coastal baches at Boulder bay, where creative landscapes abound at this unique location.…

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Sports Workshop with Kevin Clarke

Join international photographer Kevin Clarke for a sports masterclass. With his photographic origins in camera clubs, Kevin has turned his hobby into an international business. His sports photography won him the national Photojournalism title several years running and now, as…

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Photographing your Grandchildren with Ann Worthy-Stephenson

Ann runs Photoworthy Images based at Kairaki Beach just north of Christchurch and she is chair of the local NZIPP branch. Her work ranges from fantasy storytelling, through newborn imagery to more conventional portrait photographs. So you want to make…

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Epson Fine Art Printing

In this workshop you will learn to take control of the printing process as Shona Jaray takes you step by step through making your own fine art print, demystifying each step; The benefits of printing yourself Selecting a paper that…

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Dancing Partners

Creative Circuit

For those who would like to stay close to base but still want to have fun with their camera then we have just the thing. One advantage of running the Convention in a school is that we can use as…

Read More
Coloured Pallet. Montreal

Compelling Compositions

COMPELLING COMPOSITIONS – how to make better images through design “Good use of visual language or design lifts an image from average to one of impact. An author may have a great story to tell but if they do not…

Read More
psnz_logo_2048

Honours Review

So you are thinking of applying for PSNZ honours… …and you have a couple of questions What makes a good Honours Set? Does an A Set need a theme? Is a projected set harder to get than a print set?…

Read More
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Self-Guided City Walk

The city is in transition from an earthquake-stricken state to a new modern city. There are many examples of old buildings about to be demolished right beside new high-tech buildings, offering all sorts of opportunities for interesting architectural juxtaposition, creative…

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