THE PSNZ CENTRAL Regional Convention ‘Discover the Forgotten World’ focuses participants on
the wealth of knowledge and expertise of local photographers.
What do we expect you to get out of attending, what stories will inspire you, challenge you, allow you to ‘dare to do’?
The challenge of a photography project is one many of us contemplate, prevaricate on and often do not commit to.
It is easy to find reasons why not to do something as challenging, yet ultimately rewarding as keynote speaker Tony Carter’s Ohura project.
Take inspiration from the story behind the project which centred on photographing people living on the edge of society in small rural towns in the Mt Taranaki region.
The enthusiasm that Tony brings to his work is one of the primary features ลาวสามัคคี
the Central Regional Committee wants participants to embrace and to apply to their own photography.
The Ohura project led to Tony’s first solo exhibition of the people of Ohura at Puke Ariki Museum in New Plymouth in 2015.
In turn, this led to him being invited to exhibit his Ohura images at two photo festivals in China in 2015 and 2016. This project is ongoing.
As well as sharing the inspiration and the stories behind the images, attendees will learn
from details of camera techniques to capture personality in portraits – both candid Convention news
and posed – and how to find the right light on any day, regardless of variables like the weather.
While Tony was always solidly committed to photography as a profession, the transformational story that Kevin Bone tells is inspirational.
Not many of us have the faith and commitment (Kevin might say crazy stupidity)
to shift professions midlife the way Kevin has done Convention news.
Maybe pick up a camera as a hobby, but to totally change professional horses midstream requires a huge amount of bravery and commitment.
Attendees will learn from this commitment. They will be inspired by the passion for visual imagery and story telling that is reflected in Kevin’s work.
Closer to home – in terms of history within PSNZ, not geographic proximity – keynote speakers Ron Willems Hon PSNZ FPSNZ FAPS AFIAP ARPS
and Newell Grenfell Hon PSNZ FPSNZ FNPSNZ will encourage attendees to question – to think – and to ask themselves why.
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