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National Photographic Convention comes to the Garden City

14 February 2021

This year’s annual national convention hosted by the Photographic Society of New Zealand (PSNZ), titled Vision – 2021: The Art of Seeing, will be held in Christchurch from 15–18 April 2021. Registrations have opened and there is still space to attend.

Craig Turner-Bullock, professional dog photographer and workshop host

Craig Turner-Bullock, professional dog photographer and workshop host

The line-up of speakers and workshop presenters for Vision – 2021 is formidable and collectively the presenters offer us an enormous range of national and international expertise and experience. The range of workshops, field trips, speakers, exhibitions, trade displays, and social functions is looking very attractive and exciting, designed to help develop and hone attendees’ creative and photographic skills. The programme offers something for everyone, including but not limited to:

Visiting a local fire station where photographers can make some unique photojournalism images of the crews practising their drills.

Sony Digital Imaging Product Specialist Aaron Key taking a hands-on session on creating mood and emotion in your portrait photography.

Branching out into dog photography with a fun and entertaining opportunity to explore lighting and interaction with one of New Zealand’s best pet photographers, Craig Turner-Bullock.

Hearing from Julieanne Kost, principal evangelist at Adobe Systems and post-processor extraordinaire, as she joins the programme on a virtual link (thanks to Covid).

A dawn shoot at Taylor’s Mistake or the New Brighton pier.

Julieanne Kost, Two Birds composite, virtual convention speaker

Julieanne Kost, Two Birds composite, virtual convention speaker

Getting hooked on food photography with ex-restaurateur, fantastic cook, recent fine arts graduate Jenny Reeve.

New Zealand artist and award-winning photographer Tony Bridge will be guiding delegates through the process of developing a set of images into a cohesive narrative and how to create a photobook.

A chance to view the work of brilliant Kiwi photographers in the Sony National Exhibition.

The PSNZ national conventions are always a highlight of the photographic calendar year. It is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in delving further into the art of photography, or those already skilled and established, to see and hear the latest in photographic equipment, and be entertained by award-winning artists.

To see the entire programme and to register, visit the PSNZ website at If you’re not a PSNZ member you can save on your registration by joining at

Tony Bridge, photobook workshop presenter

Tony Bridge, photobook workshop presenter