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From the Southern Regional Committee

We would like to welcome all PSNZ and camera club members from where-ever you are, to an exciting and fun few days in Nelson at the PSNZ Southern Regional Convention this October.

The four excellent speakers we have confirmed are looking forward to illustrating, educating, and entertaining you on each day of the event.

We have three Field Trips arranged with something to suit everyone’s genre of photography.

Or, if you are a partner and would just like to enjoy the sun and sights, we know you will get much pleasure from the experience.

The Wakefield Steam Museum is a rural collection of anything and everything of bygone years, lovingly restored by guys who just like to tinker in their workshops.

For added photographic interest we will have some Steam Punk models dressed up for the occasion, to add to scenes, or be a subject on their own. This museum has lots of open spaces, corners, walls and dark areas, both inside and out, all lending themselves to imaginative and stylish photography.

Busses will take all those going to this event and return them to the Richmond Hall later in the afternoon.

For those who would like something completely different there is the World of Wearable Art in Nelson where you can immerse yourself in the creative world of costume design and classic cars.

If you are an early morning person and didn’t stay up too late on the Friday evening, you might like to catch the sunrise ferry to the Boulder Bank in the Nelson harbour for a different view of Nelson. This is a great place for some natural history and maritime photography.

No convention is complete without a banquet where you can dine and dance to a “Black and Pink” theme with old and new friends.

Throughout the whole weekend there’ll be a print exhibition of all the awarded images selected from the Southern Regional Salon. There will be a second showing of all selected projected images, just to refresh your memories, before the Awards are presented on the Sunday morning.

The convention will finish with a final speaker and a luncheon, before you continue your journey home or to other places of interest.

We look forward to seeing you




In this joint presentation by two Australian speakers, international award winning photographer Ken Ball introduces his latest book “SHE: a visual celebration of women” which was largely produced using a self-styled production method he devised using Vellum paper to merge photography and painting. Here’s your chance to learn layering without digital media manipulation to create outstanding and innovative results. He is followed by emerging art photographer Wendy Verity who will share her technique in creating a variety of abstract macro images using a wine glass, oil, water, food colouring and Aspirin. The alternative techniques in creativity devised by these two photographers is certain to inspire photographers of all levels.

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