Further Exposure hosted by the NZIPP ~ Wellington 2017

And we’re back… Welcome to the second movement of the NZIPP Exposure & Epson/NZIPP Iris Awards gathering on the Wellington Waterfront a few weeks ago…

If you haven’t come from the Start of Exposure, make sure to go check out all that has happened in the first 2 days that have lead up to now…… Or flick ahead to InFocus ~ the Third Movement in the Symphony…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6,

I bring you to day 3 of this epic event, Saturday – The Public Day, where one & all are welcome and there’s a lot in store for everyone too… Live shoots through the day, ranging from some of the oldest ways to produce images to the latest in lighting inspired portraits, keep an eye out for when the World of Wearable Art‘s get involved… We’re into the final categories for the Epson/NZIPP IRIS Judging, Along with the amazing flow of newly awarded prints that were appearing on the walls around us. A whole bunch of additional workshops were running throughout the day as well… The coffee was great, the mood was uplifting, and the chat on the air was alive with excitement…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6,

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Exposure

With the Iris judging categories flowing through so smoothly, newly awarded prints were gracing the walls periodically…
With so much inspiration & meaning behind each picture, hours can be spent gazing into the wonderland of others…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6,

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6,

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6,

Competing for the first time are the entrants in the Book Category of the Epson/NZIPP Iris Awards. As this is a fairly vast category in the first place, the judges all had the chance to get some hands on time with each of the books…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6,

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6,

From there each book was given the spot for the judges to consolidate their opinions and award medals…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6,

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6,

Meanwhile, over in the main room, or The Hall of Wonders…. There’s that smiley Rachel Callander again, giving everybody the lowdown on Nikon’s competition for the day, to enter a photo of yourself with an “I Am NZIPP” logo…. Go check out Richard Linton’s winner, not a bad one this year mate!!

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Panasonic, Eizo, Leica, D-Photo, F11, Momento Pro, Olympus, Fujifilm, IPS, Ilford

Take your time to walk around the Tradeshow and have a natter with any of the suppliers..

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6,

  It’s like a magical land where you’re encouraged to get your hands on all of the latest gear and there are trade-show deals should your interest need some swaying too… :)

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Panasonic, Eizo

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6,

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Rachel kicking us right into gear, introducing the first of many to the stage, Lindsay Adler, the super savvy Fashion Photographer from New York… Lindsay is going to be shooing live, while taking us all through her process of lighting choices & insight into her intended shooting style.. She also loves to create art, so with The World of Wearable Art hanging in the wings, this was going to be insightful & magical all at the same time…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Lindsay Adler, WOW, World of Wearable Art, ProfotoTurns out that Lindsay has been inspired by New Zealand’s World of Wearable Art for quite some time, and jumped at the chance to collaborate with the WOW team… So we were all on her buzz of excitement to be working with such stunning subjects…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Lindsay Adler, WOW, World of Wearable Art, ProfotoEach decision that Lindsay made was given wonderful description, each step thought out. She also popped her camera on a tripod and gave us a quick look into how she creates her superbly unique cinemagraphs…

The garment featured below is “The Floating” created by Yanjingting Chen of Donghua University, China
Modeled by Lucy Aitchison, Dressed by Felicity Mountford, with Makeup and hair by Damask Dewhirst & Ellie Whiting from Matt Forceman hair….

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Lindsay Adler, WOW, World of Wearable Art, ProfotoThe garment featured below is “Eos”, created in New Zealand by Claire Prebble…
Modeled by Paige Shand, Dressed by Vanessa Kirkham, Makeup and hair by Damask Dewhirst & Ellie Whiting from Matt Forceman hair.

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Lindsay Adler, WOW, World of Wearable Art, ProfotoOnce Lindsay was happy with the shots, she gave us a look into some of her fine tuning skills in the editing process… Go and check out her write up of the inspiring experience that she had Working with WOW along with her final collection, it’s pretty & stunning…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Lindsay Adler, WOW, World of Wearable Art, ProfotoMeanwhile, outside of the Main events, the prints are still flowing beautifully…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, IRIS, prints

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, IRIS, printsI left everybody in the inspirational & capable hands of Tony Hewitt

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Tony HewittAnd followed this well groomed couple outside to have our picture taken as it would have around a century ago…
Brian & Jane of Brass & Glass – Photographic Alchemy were creating some stunning tintype images..

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Brass and Glass, Collodian, SteampunkShooting at an ISO of 1, a single image means that these two had to remain stationary for 7-8 seconds… And didn’t they pull it off amazingly…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Brass and Glass, Collodian, SteampunkThe chance to sit for a Collodion image doesn’t come around all that often, so there was no way I was missing this opportunity… It was amazing to experience the stripping back of photography to complete basics…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Brass and Glass, Collodian, Steampunk, Doug Richardson

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, IRIS, prints

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, IRIS, printsThe incredibly tallented Chris Knight, had the stage next.. Also hailing from New York, Chris has a fantastic way of playing with light to create some of the most inspiring portraits…  Today for the benefit of all, Chris is joined by NZ Radio personality Hewitt Humphrey who was more than happy to sit in as Chris’s subject…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Chris Knight, Profoto, Portrait

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Chris Knight, Profoto, Portrait

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Chris Knight, Profoto, Portrait

Now a little further down the waterfront at a wonderful establishment know as Foxglove, Olympus were hosting a Food Photography Workshop…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Foxglove, Olympus, Nick Tressider, FoodWith the charismatic Nick Tressider as their guide, the participants all had the chance to play with some of the newest Olympus cameras as they delved further into the art of falling in love with naturally lit food…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Foxglove, Olympus, Nick Tressider, Food

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Foxglove, Olympus, Nick Tressider, FoodOn the way back over to Shed 6, the Brass & Glass alchemists were still going late into the afternoon, with their portrait time now up to 15 seconds, Emma was the lucky last to sit for this camera today….

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Brass and Glass, Collodian, Steampunk

Brian & Jane are such a great team, it takes some serious dedication to maintain a craft as they do, and with such enthusiasm too…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Brass and Glass, Collodian, Steampunk

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Brass and Glass, Collodian, Steampunk

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Brass and Glass, Collodian, Steampunk

The stage now belongs to Dan O’Day… With a Portrait 101 session brought together by the Canon Collective, Dan took us through a variety of lighting set ups, and his own favourite shooting techniques..

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Dan o'Day, CPS, Portrait

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Dan o'Day, CPS, Portrait

Not to forget a touch of his own quirk & one of a kind character…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Dan o'Day, CPS, PortraitWith everything else going on, Lisa Saad is completely submerged in her Wellington Inspired Anonymous Man #34, Set up at the Eizo stand, anybody was welcome to have a squiz over her shoulder to watch the magic take shape…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Lisa Saad, Eizo, Annonymous Man

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Lisa Saad, Eizo, Annonymous Man Momento Pro had orgnaised in interview, conducted by Libby Jeffery, regarding how Crowdfunding can make a project amazing!!!
Artist, author & peacemaker Stuart Robertson, was on hand to let us know more about how his peaceful way of looking at humanity & how his entire project is crowd funded. You all must go check out – Peace in 10,000 Hands

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, MomentoPro, Momento Pro, Rachel Callander, Stu Robertson, CrowdfundingWhile Rachel took us down a road of her Super Power Baby Project. Her beautiful inspiration behind her book, how it all became a reality with the aid of crowdfunding and her goals that continue to spread due to this project getting off of the ground in the first place…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, MomentoPro, Momento Pro, Rachel Callander, Stu Robertson, CrowdfundingOver in the tradeshow arena, Mike Hill & Jake Thomas were spinning some serious & not-so serious yarns to bring the best out of all who sat before them for their Charity Portraits… All the donations went to Mission for Families, so a huge thanks to all who were involved!!!

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Wellington City Mission, Fujifilm, Mike Hill, Jake Thomas

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6,

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6,

One of the last prints to go through the judging… Image presented below is by Dan O’Day.

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6,

And That’s A Wrap Folks!!!!!  IRIS Judging all done for 2017… With many many medals & critiques given, all who entered came away with something to hold on to…  And for those who didn’t enter or feel that competitions are just not their gig, we got to see some very inspiring efforts by the photographers involved, some super awesome images, and maybe a bit of motivation to put something forth ourselves.. Because there is no denying all the processes that the entering photographers learnt to get here and all the new skills that lie ahead for anybody wanting to push themselves a little further in their art…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, IRIS, Doug RichardsonNo doubt’s you’re all amping to check out the awarded winners, so head through to the NZIPP Finalists Page and click through the galleries under the IRIS Awarded Images dropdown… Disclaimer – Allow a few hours to go through all the images…. :)

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, prints

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6,

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6,And since it’s been a long road for many in the lead up to the Iris Awards, a fiesta was in need, to celebrate all the highlights of the competition… Also to give a fantastic excuse for all of us to get together, have some chats and a great ol’ time!!!!! Dillinger’s was the place to host us, and an amazing night ensued……

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Wrap Party, Dillingers

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Wrap Party, Dillingerssd

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Wrap Party, Dillingers

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Wrap Party, Dillingers, Claire Birks, Jenna Young, Olivia Spencer-Bower, Meredith Dyer, Keri-Anne Dilworth, Rachel Jordan,

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Wrap Party, Dillingers

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Wrap Party, Dillingers, Claire Birks, Anthony Turnham, Doug Richardson

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Wrap Party, Dillingers As the drinks flowed & the confidence of James Bond kicked in, I found myself faster in my reflexes & seeing stars everywhere…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Wrap Party, Dillingers

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Wrap Party, DillingersNext thing I know, I’m looking down at Wellington from up high…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Wrap Party, Dirty Little SecretAnd on the walk home, we met a man, a man with a dog, who needed a lady, and Susie was more than obliging to give him a subject that mattered…

The Heather & Doug Records, Wellington, New Zealand, Susie Blatchford, bronze, dog, annonymous manAfter walking all my friends home, I found myself back at the office… As usual, the only light on at the crazy times in the morning, truthfully, I can’t sleep when the moon is up… #lovelife #rightnowisawesome #lifewithfriends #livingtothefullest

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Parlament, Bee Hive

And that folks brings us to the close of the Second Movement in the NZIPP Wellington 2017 Symphony… What an action packed day! And a perfect night to finish on…
In the morning we kick into the InFocus Conference, with beautifully selected speakers who will inspire us all to be better people, share kindness & pursue life’s purpose, if not only to take more meaningful photos…

Head through to InFocus ~ The Third Movement in the Symphony

Much love to all!! Chat soon

Doug :)

 



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