Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Photographers achieve outstanding success

Photographers achieve outstanding success in National photographic competition

Patience and practice perfecting their skills have paid off for a handful of New Zealand’s talented photographers as they scooped the top trophies in the Photographic Society of New Zealand’s (PSNZ) annual Canon National Exhibition (Natex).

The photographers, some amateur and some professional are scattered around the country and say they are ‘ecstatic, surprised and honoured’ at their photographic works being recognised.

Natex represents an opportunity for any PSNZ member to submit their work to be selected for this prestigious exhibition, which is comparable to any photographic exhibition on the world stage.

For the majority of entrants, photography is a passion combined with a full time job, however when you look at the works selected, one would think it is their career, said Peter Wise FPSNZ, PSNZ Councillor for Natex.

This year the selectors saw an increase in the number of entries with a total of 1961 images entered from 300 photographers, compared to 255 people submitting 1700 images in 2013.

A total of 484 photographs - including prints and projected images - make up the exhibition, which the public can view in the Exhibition Hall at the Marlborough Convention Centre during the PSNZ National Convention from April 23 – 27, 2014.

While the selectors consider technical competence in selecting a winning image, they also consider the composition and execution of an image, as well as the creativity, character and illustration to suit the specific category in which it was entered.

Initially the selection process is fairly straightforward, choosing images that would become part of the projected section. The next process was to review all the images that either ‘just made the grade’ or ‘just missed out’. Then on further consideration and panel discussion, some of these were either added to or deleted from the exhibition, explained Peter Wise, PSNZ Councillor for Natex.

Three expert photographers were challenged with the task of selecting photographs from four separate categories: Open Prints, Open Projected Images; Nature Prints, and Nature Projected Images.

The selection panel had hundreds of images to get through in two days, which meant that a photograph has to have an instant WOW factor. Something outstanding to make them want to look again and again.

“Choosing images for the top awards from the best of the best is not always an easy task, said Peter.

THE NATIONAL EXHIBITION IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FROM 10AM TO 2PM ON SATURDAY 26 APRIL AT THE MARBLROUGH CONVENTION CENTRE.

-Ends


Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Architecture:
Ian Athfield Dies In Wellington

New Zealand Institute of Architects: It is with great sadness that we inform Members that Sir Ian Athfield, one of New Zealand's finest architects, has passed away in Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington Production: New-Look Tracy Brothers Are F.A.B.

ITV and New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures today released an exclusive preview of the new-look Tracy brothers from this year’s hotly anticipated new series, Thunderbirds Are Go. More>>

ALSO:

Cardinal Numbers:
Pope Francis Names Archbishop From NZ Among New Cardinals

Announcing a list of bishops to be made Cardinals in February Pope Francis named Archbishop John Dew, Archbishop of Wellington, overnight from Rome. On hearing the news of the announcement, Archbishop John Dew said "This news is recognition of the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand, and the contribution it makes to the global Catholic family." More>>

ALSO:

Nomenclature: Charlotte And Oliver Top Baby Names For 2014

Charlotte and Oliver were the most popular names for newborn girls and boys in 2014... The top 100 girls’ and boys’ names make up a small proportion of the more than 12,000 unique first names registered for children born this year, says Jeff Montgomery, Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriage. More>>

Werewolf: Katniss Joins The News Team

From the outset, the Hunger Games series has dwelt obsessively on the ways that media images infiltrate our public and personal lives... From that grim starting point, Mockingjay Part One takes the process a few stages further. There is very little of the film that does not involve the characters (a) being on screens (b) making propaganda footage to be screened and (c) reacting to what other characters have been doing on screens. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Ko Witi Te Kaituhituhi

Witi Ihimaera, the distinguished Māori author and the first Māori to publish a book of short stories and a novel, has adopted a new genre with his latest book. But despite its subtitle, this book is a great deal more than a memoir of childhood. More>>

Werewolf: Rescuing Paul Robeson

Would it be any harder these days, for the US government to destroy the career of a famous American entertainer and disappear them from history – purely because of their political beliefs? You would hope so. In 1940, Paul Robeson – a gifted black athlete, singer, film star, Shakespearean actor and orator – was one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. More>>

ALSO:

"Not A Competition... A Quest": Chapman Tripp Theatre Award Winners

Big winners on the night were Equivocation (Promising Newcomer, Best Costume, Best Director and Production of the Year), Kiss the Fish (Best Music Composition, Outstanding New NZ Play and Best Supporting Actress), and Watch (Best Set, Best Sound Design and Outstanding Performance). More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news