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12 noonRegistration Open
1:00pmOfficial Opening
1:30pm2:25pmSimon Runting - Keynote Speaker
Simon will talk about putting the 'X' factor into your images and how to go about it. How he has developed into a bird photographer from a photojournalist and how that has helped him in his approach. Simon will show a series of bird images and the back story to them around planning and essential tips and some basic, but often missed actions to get the right image on the day.
2:30pm3:25pmRachel Gillespie
My Story - Rachel will share with you her story of how she started in Astrophotography, looking back on the journey and all the amazing places she has been able to shoot in, the opportunities that have presented and the tough parts of taking on the task of going professional in business, and being a single parent and the juggle of motherhood and being a business woman with many hats.
3:30pm3:55pmAfternoon tea break and trade stands open
4:00pmFIAP awards and Exhibition awards presentation. Exhibition digitals displayed on main screen for viewing.
5:00pmOfficial Opening of PSNZ Sony National Exhibition followed by dinner break (no dinner supplied).
6:00pmTrade closes for the day
7:00pm8:30pmKris Anderson - Keynote Speaker
Nailing the Narrative. We are all wired to connect with and remember stories. As photographers, to give our audience the best chance of reading and understanding our stories, we need to snag them and keep them engaged. In this session, commercial and fine art photographer Kris Anderson will take you through the techniques he uses to craft engaging narrative-driven images that keep a viewer hooked. Kris will use his own work to demonstrate practical examples. No matter what your photographic specialty might be, you'll leave this session with some new tools to try, and hopefully some inspiration!
8:30pmClose and wrap for the day.
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8:00am8:25amAV 2023 PSNZ Honours Digital Sets (optional viewing/loop>
8:30am8:45amWelcome; programme update
8:45am9:40amBirgit Krippner
From sailing on a container ship for 26 days, from Auckland to Philadelphia, to heading through Siberia on the Trans-Siberian railway. From a small-town cop in Missouri, to ‘Smitty’, who is a musician in Brooklyn NY. Then I will bring you back to New Zealand and I will share some photographs from my ongoing project with Māori tribe, ‘Tūhoe’. But first, I will tell you a little about me, why am I intrigued by LOW LIGHT.
9:45am10:30amCharles Brooks
Charles' will be presenting his Architecture in Music series which has become an international phenomenon. His exquisite images showcasing a wide range of musical instruments from the inside have garnered attention internationally. Charles' painstaking attention to detail not only results in beautiful images, but plays tricks on the mind of viewers who find them a truly immersive experience. It has been said that just as Ryan Brenizer perfected and popularised the concept of bokeh panorama aka the 'Brenizer Effect', Charles Brooks has been responsible for bringing extreme macro photography and image stacking to the attention of millions and would have deservedly earned having this labelled as the 'Brooks Effect'.
10:30am10:55amMorning Tea
11:00am11:55amAnnette Johnston FPSNZ
Annettes presentation  will be titled “The Unfurling”.   It will explore her photographic journey, with a particular emphasis on her floral work.  In conclusion Annette will show her latest conceptual work, a twenty image set titled “The Gift”. 
12:00pm12:10pmInterclub Trophy Presentations - main room
1:30pm3:00pmBreak out seminar 1 - Kris Anderson - Headshot Hustle
Break out seminar 2 - Simon Runting
Break out seminar 3 - Rachel Gillespie
Break out seminar 4 - Annette Johnston FPSNZ
Break out seminar 5 - Andy Spain
3:00pm3:35pmAfternoon tea
3:45pm5:15pmBreak out seminar 6 - Simon Runting
Break out seminar 7 - Rachel Gillespie
Break out seminar 8 - Annette Johnston FPSNZ
Break out seminar 9 - Andy Spain
Break out seminar 10 - Esther Bunning
6:30pm7:00pmPre-banquet drinks
7:00pmlateCRK Honours Banquet
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8:45am9:00amWelcome and Updates
9:00am9:30amCanon Online awards, and Jack Sprosen winners AV
9:30am10:25amTrades presentation on What the Future Holds, followed by time for questions
10:30am10:55amMorning Tea
11:00am12:00pmKris Anderson - Keynote Speaker
Dance photography - fast and slow Dance photography is an exciting and fulfilling niche, and like every area of photography has its own special considerations. Kris will walk you through his approach to a studio dance photography session, how he thinks about technical aspects like lighting and camera technique, communication with the client, and the logistics of moving through a studio session. We'll also explore how using long exposures and intentional camera movement can lead to spectacular abstract images.
12:00pmClosing remarks from President


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