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NZIPP Conference Part 2: The Infocus Conference 2015

This years New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP) conference in magical Queenstown had something for everyone, from the eyeball popping imagery of Alexia Sinclair to the gentle simplicity of Kristen Cook’s beautiful baby portraits and so much more in between.

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The speakers covered a variety of disciplines and in addition to the two mentioned above included the excellent Canadian business consultant powerhouse Corwin Hiebert,  Aussie wedding photographer Lucy Spartalis from ‘She takes pictures He makes films’  and NZ photographers Jason Naylor speaking about preparing for serendipity in wedding photography, Tony Carter who showcased his powerful environmental portraits of the community in Ohura, Jackie Ranken who shared images from her recent travels in Tibet and Paul Alsop talking about the techniques behind his incredible wet-plate photography.

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Kristen Cook with a slide from her beautiful ‘January Project’

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Jason Naylor from Wedo Photography kept us effortlessly entertained with his presentation.

Australian Portrait legend Robert Piccoli, and NZ commercial photographers Nick Tresidder and Leon Rose all ran workshops during the conference on various techniques of lighting and posing.

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Robert Piccoli demonstrates his style of portrait posing.

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This was the view from Rydges, where the conference was held … not too shabby!!

It was highly informative and inspiring but (as always) the best part of the conference was hanging out with old friends and kicking up our heels in the evening.  Always a good time!!  Waiheke was well represented this year with Alice Doig, Blair Quax, Michelle Hepburn and myself all enjoying the Queenstown hospitality.

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It’s always fun to hang out with my lovely and talented friend Jess Burges from Exposure Photographics in Keri Keri (If you are looking for a photographer in Northland, check her out!).  She, Alice and I had a friendly run in with the coppers one evening and wrangled them into posing with us beside one of my winning images from last year that was on display in the streets of Queenstown.

And then there was the gala dinner…

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Oh dear!! (Highly recommend a photobooth at your wedding by the way… so much fun!)

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That’s all folks!  Thanks for indulging my  holiday, oops I mean NZIPP Conference recap 😀

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