PSNZ Cen­tral and South­ern Con­ven­tions an­nounced

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The or­ga­niz­ers of this year’s PSNZ Cen­tral Re­gional Con­ven­tion, to be hosted by the Kapiti Cam­era Club and ti­tled Di­ver­sity in Pho­tog­ra­phy, have as­sem­bled a line-up of out­stand­ing pho­tog­ra­phers who will de­liver a va­ri­ety of pre­sen­ta­tions and work­shops guar­an­teed to cover key gen­res of pho­tog­ra­phy. This year’s event will be held in Porirua at the Whi­tireia New Zealand in­sti­tute of tech­nol­ogy, from Septem­ber 23 to 25.

Some of New Zealand’s most tal­ented pho­tog­ra­phers will share their knowl­edge and tech­ni­cal skills dur­ing the event, in­clud­ing Pro­fes­sor Ge­of­frey Batchen, Grant Shee­han, Glen Howey, and Es­ther Bun­ning. Work­shops will also be hosted by pho­tog­ra­phers Nick Ser­vian, David Hamil­ton, Chris Hel­li­well, Ge­off Mar­shall, and Fiona Fox­all.

Welling­ton cre­ative pho­tog­ra­pher and Nikon New Zealand am­bas­sador Es­ther Bun­ning will share her whim­si­cal cre­ative style, which al­lows her to cre­ate the fairy tale–like il­lus­tra­tive and award-win­ning im­agery she is renowned for. While, if pi­lot­ing a drone is some­thing you are keen to mas­ter, you won’t want to miss the pre­sen­ta­tion by Grant Shee­han, one of New Zealand’s mas­ter drone pho­tog­ra­phers.

Nick Ser­vian, a highly cre­ative award-win­ning pho­tog­ra­pher with a vast amount of ex­pe­ri­ence in many fields, in­clud­ing ad­ver­tis­ing, ar­chi­tec­ture, cor­po­rate, peo­ple, stu­dio, still life, cars, aerial, travel, and fine art, runs his busi­ness from his own drive-in stu­dio, which he’s had built in Welling­ton.

Regis­tra­tion is open to all pho­tog­ra­phers, not just PSNZ mem­bers. For more info, visit kapiti­cam­er­a­­ven­tion.


Spec­tac­u­lar scenery, di­verse wildlife, and fa­mous West Coast hos­pi­tal­ity will make PSNZ’s South­ern Re­gional Con­ven­tion, to be held over Oc­to­ber 7–9, a mem­o­rable event.

This year’s con­ven­tion is ti­tled Top of the Coast and will be hosted by the Buller Cam­era Club, which has put to­gether a pro­gramme guar­an­teed to ed­u­cate, in­spire, and al­low del­e­gates to ex­plore and ex­pe­ri­ence some of the out­stand­ing scenery and his­tor­i­cal as­pects in and around West­port.

The key­note pre­sen­ter, Bay of Plenty pho­tog­ra­pher Andy Belcher, boasts myr­iad top photograph­ic awards — in­clud­ing Bri­tish Wildlife Pho­tog­ra­pher of the year, Aus­tralasian Un­der­wa­ter Pho­tog­ra­pher of the Year, and Nikon Photo Con­test In­ter­na­tional — and he will share his wealth of knowl­edge with at­ten­dees.

West Coast lo­cal and out­door en­thu­si­ast Phil Ros­siter is chair­man of the Old Ghost Road — the long­est con­tin­u­ous sin­gle track, pur­pose­built for moun­tain bik­ers and tram­pers alike. As a mem­ber of the group re­spon­si­ble for its con­cep­tion, plan­ning, con­struc­tion and ul­ti­mate com­ple­tion, Phil will share his in­ti­mate ex­pe­ri­ences of be­ing so closely in­volved over the eight-year jour­ney to its open­ing.

Two field trips com­plete the pro­gramme, and they’ll take del­e­gates to two of the Coast’s most spec­tac­u­lar scenic des­ti­na­tions. North of West­port is the Den­nis­ton Plateau, home to one of the rich­est high-qual­ity coal seams in New Zealand, and, in the op­po­site di­rec­tion, are Mitchells Gully, Charles­ton, and Cape Foul­wind, all of­fer­ing spec­tac­u­lar scenery, his­tor­i­cal relics to ex­plore, and wildlife at the cape seal colony.

Regis­tra­tion is open to all pho­tog­ra­phers, in­clud­ing non PSNZ mem­bers. More in­for­ma­tion can be found at buller­south­ern­re­

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