We have been fortunate to have a special offer for a guest speaker on Monday 11 June. This will replace the critique session that was to be at that meeting on topics 6-10 of the Wellington Interclub Print Battle to be held in August. Selection for our club set for the Interclub Print Battle will still take place at the KCPS meeting on 25 June.

Our guest speaker is Debra Glasgow, who is a Wildlife Photographer and Cetacean Researcher. Debra has had 12 seasons in Antartica, on two of which she has over wintered.

She works on icebreaker research ships and has photographed around the entire waters of Antartica. She has been based in Australia for the past 25 years and has worked on documentation of whale species around this coast.

Should be a fantastic talk and images.

(Don’t forget you can always check the latest programme by going to EVENTS on the top menu of http://kcps.org.nz .)

Wellington Talk by Tony Bridge – Thursday 14 June

The Wellington Photographic Society has invited members of neighbouring camera clubs to join them on Thursday, 14 June, 7.30pm at the Loaves and Fishes Hall, Hill Street, Thorndon for:

‘New Seeing – Beyond the Pictorial’
Keynote address by Tony Bridge

$10 payable at the door for non-members of the Wellington Photographic Society. Supper provided.

The Topic
Tony will talk about photography as art, and also photography and art. All that holds us back now is our own imagination and a willingness to experiment and make mistakes. Each of us is the greatest resource we have. Tony will share his move beyond the ‘pure’ photograph, using software to help express his vision.

About Tony
Tony Bridge FPSNZ, ACPP (dist) is a professional photographer, digital artist and writer, who has taught photography for more than 30 years. He has been a teacher, curriculum developer and is a published author, including (amongst others) White Cloud, Silver Screen, Out There South and Out There North.

He has taught and exhibited both nationally and internationally, in New Zealand, South Africa and the United States. He is a fellow of the Photographic Society of New Zealand and has been a member of its Honours Board, as well as Chairman of the Judge Accreditation panel, a qualified member of the NZIPP, as well as holding a BA in foreign languages and a Diploma in Professional Photography with Distinction. He has been a Kodak Professional Mentor and a member of the PSNZ Honours Board. He also works as a beta tester in imaging software development.

Tony has a unique teaching style and an ability to communicate concepts and ideas effectively. He is known for his ability to inspire and enthuse his students, as well as Introducing new approaches and attitudes to photography.