New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP)
Infocus Conference 2009 - 2015 - Various venues
This was our sixth year (Queenstown and Rotorua both destinations twice, Auckland and Christchurch) managing the Infocus conference; the event for seasoned photographers and those just starting out to meet up, network and be inspired. As well as the chance to hear respected photographers from NZ and around the world, the conference featured a large art exhibition of over 1,000 prints.
Day one culminated in the Gala awards dinner: a celebration of NZ’s most talented photographers. And for day two, a change of pace … a “shoot out” between three well-known photographers. Given just 15 minutes to create a shot live, the winner was decided by the level of applause; a fun and inventive way to involve the audience.