InFocus hosted by the NZIPP ~ Wellington 2017

As we dive into the third and final movement of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography gathering in Wellington 2017, I bring you the InFocus Conference along with the Epson/NZIPP IRIS Gala Dinner Highlights…

If you’re after the previous two movements check them out at
Exposure hosted by the NZIPP ~ Wellington 2017
And Further Exposure the second movement…

InFocus is a beautiful two day event, with speakers right the way through, covering all facets of photography life.. And WOW… There was a beautiful & heart wrenching sense of realism in each individual that took the stage.. As real life people who use cameras, live with their hearts on their sleeves, have lives outside of photography, and have faced demons and overcome some grave times to become the beacons of light that they are today..
We learnt a whole lot about how one’s life story may enrich & inspire our own goals, or how to look at our surroundings with fresh eyes & to have humbleness for all that we have at our fingertips…
If there was one thing to take away from the NZIPP InFocus Conference this year it’s that we’re all destined to make an impact on others lives, as to how intensely you wish to do that, is up to you……

We start the day with the incredibly talented Lisa Saad… Who took us down the road that has lead her to here, a road filled with sticks & stones, high fives & praise, along with beautiful achievements that keep shooting her to the stars…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Lisa Saad, Eizo, Annonymous ManLisa took us through a complete concept of her creations, where her inspiration originates through to the depth of the layers used to create her dreams. As all aspects are photographed, there is no doubt that this is a whole other level of photography, conveying a vision, a message, an idea of individualism to the nth degree… I love it!

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Lisa Saad, Eizo, Annonymous ManYou must all go see Lisa’s Speed Edit creation of the Wellington inspired Anonymous Man #34… Created on site with shots taken around Wellington earlier in the weekend…
Thank you Lisa for paving the way for all who have a creative vision and a wish to create new aspects & boundaries of photography…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Lisa Saad, Eizo, Annonymous ManIf you’re into the cool & trendy fashions & fads of the international wedding industry, the Together Journal has it all.. And was up for grabs for all who attended the event, needless to say there were noses in this inspirational book for weeks afterwards!

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Exposure, Together JournalThe beautiful & amazingly poised Esther Bunning gave us insight to ‘her road to here’ while living life’s highs & lows and how looking for the light can bring such wondrous perspectives…

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

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

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

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Exposure, Jase Blair, C.R.Kennedy brought all of the student helpers to the stage, this lot were absolutely amazing in all of their aid in making sure that the Epson/NZIPP IRIS Judging goes off without a hitch. CRK had gifts for each of the students to thank them for their efforts! And a round of applause was well deserved!!!!

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Exposure,The wonderful & bubbly Lindsay Adler was back on stage, this time to give us a further look into her shooting styles along with any & all great tips to be super awesome at conveying a message to a client & to make them feel so comfortable that they think they thought it themselves….

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

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, Profoto

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

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Mark Rossetto, who had been giving workshops & coaching all weekend gave us all a lot to think about when it came to structuring our business lives for a healthier lifestyle & client experience…

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

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Mark RossettoThis inspired man had all on their feet for a stretch, a dance, a round of applause & a breath of fresh air….

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Mark RossettoAll the while, his encouragement for us all to connect deeper within ourselves brought wonderful sentiment & uplifting feels throughout all of his talks…

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

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

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Simon Devitt took to the stage with a magic show, to give us a look as to how our own eyes deceive us, how colours blend & fade, and how we can encompass these ideas in our own works…

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

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Simon DevittThe Prince of emotive light, Chris Knight, was next up, aided with a camera and lights, he took us deeper into the shadows & dimensions he loves to create while shooting portraits…

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

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Chris KnightJoined onstage by Fleur Verhoeven, Chris was thorough in his explanations on lighting sources & his favourite set ups…

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

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Garage Project, Crooked Cider, Matahiwi Estate wine, Beer, Ruahine PortsKindly sponsored by Yum Time Crooked Cider, those frikken amazing peeps down at Garage Project, the superb Matahiwi Estate, Mt Hector Wines & oh so delicious Ruahine Ports

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Garage Project, Crooked Cider, Matahiwi Estate wine, Beer, Ruahine PortsWith Lisa Saad having completed her Anonymous Man, it was time to head to the printers, Epson were well on hand to print this vision out at pretty much any size Lisa was after!!! And the prints of this stunning visual creation looked absolutely amazing!!!!!

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

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

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6,With drinks in hand, and everybody nicely chilled after Happy Hour, Libby Jeffery of Momento Pro took to the stage to put on Six60.. With 6 books being described by their photographers all within one hour, the words were flying & inspiration reached a whole other level…

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

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Momento pro,Living in Christchurch myself, this man, Glen Howey, is an inspiration.. The number of fences I’ve wished to cross to get a glimps of whats going on inside, never even mind taking a photo, is astounding, and well, he did it! All of it! And created a book of his experiences. “Please Demolish with a Kind Heart” is a stunning visual representation of what many of us dealt with and may still be dealing with today. Even in saying, I sat in many of those chairs pictured below in the Christchurch Balisica, still lying in ruin.. Do go and have a look at Glen’s 360 degree view of the Christchurch Basilica as it lies currently…

Simon was back on for his 10 minutes, to go through how he has developed to become a self published author along with taking us through a few of his best selling book designs…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Simon DevittMr Nathan Maddigan was great at letting us know how he puts his book designs & concepts together…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Nathan Maddigan, All the while reminding us that we are there as the photographers to create the Hero’s and tell Their stories…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Nathan Maddigan, One of New Zealand’s International authors, Mike Langford, gave us a brief look into book deals & publishing woes. While also inspiring us all to take up old projects, dust them off, complete them and send them on their way, all the while invigorating your own sense of accomplishment & opening up new space for future creation…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Mike LangfordThe dynamic Duo of Mike Hill & Jake Thomas took us through their experiences creating a book with a third individual, “an effin’ canvas”, and the many faces & personalities that sat before it…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Mike Hill, Jake ThomasI don’t feel I’m alone when I say that I love the Dynamic Range of this duo… Mike’s soft and tender side blends so well with Jake’s rough & real persona…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Mike HillIt’s undoubted that they wouldn’t be such a great match if it wasn’t for their mutual love for having a laugh, taking photos, oh, and bacon…

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

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Nathan MaddiganThe man who dedicates his time to family, friends, photos and sheds, Mr Craig Wetjen, gave some fantastic points on his inspirations into why he created his book “Men and their Sheds”…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Craig Wetjen, men and their shedsAll the while encouraging men around Australia & New Zealand to embrace life, share ideas & aspirations and discuss positively on a daily basis…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Craig Wetjen, men and their sheds

 

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6,And that my friends brings us to the close of the Momento Pro Six60!!! The close of Day One of InFocus Conference & Day 4 of the amazingness that I was living…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Craig Wetjen, Mike Hill, Simon Devitt, Mike Langford, Nathan Maddigan, Jake Thomas, rachel Callander, Glen Howey

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Mike Hill, Jake ThomasBright & early the next day, we were all welcomed back by the sprightly Rachel Callander, with coffee in hand & smiles all around…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, And first up, ALL IN CAPS, KELLY TUNNEY, gave us a fantastic reason to be up early, her life in Wedding Photography has been amazing and building business into home life has come with many wonderful lessons…

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

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Kelly TunneyWhile Mike & Jake were back at the Fujifilm stand handing out individual portrait inspiration like nobody’s business…

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 ThomasEach photo created by these two went through to the Epson guys, who printed each image beautifully, all black & white, stunning medium format images…

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 ThomasThen a reason came up for all to actually get their phones out, A certain Text Bomb hit the air, and the NZIPP President Katherine Williams (who was currently in the WLG Hospital with what was later discovered to be a broken back) was inundated with messages of Hi, Get Well Soon & Thanks for putting this entire amazing gig together, from ALLLLL who were in attendance….

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Rachel CallanderI swear it looked like the sun was shining indoors at this moment…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Then to continue the beauty of the morning, the forever smiling Amber Griffin took us into her world of Dance, Imagery & how to get Super Creative in the commercial realm…

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

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Amber GriffinAt the same time over in Room 4, Mark Rossetto was getting all in attendance involved in working their photography businesses and driving themselves towards living a successful lifestyle…

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

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Mark RossettoThe amazingly positive Craig Wetjen took to the stage again, this time, to take us through his personal story of life altering shock, overcoming fears, his own peacefulness, and creating a social project capturing how men should all embrace comradery, for the benefit of all involved..

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Craig Wetjen, men and their sheds

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Craig Wetjen, men and their sheds

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Craig Wetjen, men and their sheds

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Craig Wetjen, men and their shedsTurns out, there

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Craig Wetjen, men and their shedsThe next ray of sunshine to grace us was Ms Sharon Thompson… Sharon’s entire life has been a story of Wow! And now she shares her most beautiful vision into other’s lives…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Sharon ThompsonSharon is an amazing birth photographer, with a sense of humour that cracks them all… At the same time, her work with Heartfelt in the Christchurch region is profound… Combining her world of love and photography, she becomes a light for all to aspire to…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Sharon ThompsonAlong with the other Heartfelt photographers, who bring their love to others through such a beautiful means…

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

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

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

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Sharon ThompsonSharon also went into her other missions in life, to give Love & aid to those, who few care for, in a world far different to our own… Her volunteering with Super Power Babies & orphans in Vietnam is where she loves to shine her joy as much as is humanly possible!!!

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

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

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

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

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Sharon ThompsonNeedless to say, the feeling of love & light in the room was phenomenal!!!

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Sharon ThompsonOutside I wandered for some fresh air during lunch, to see this lot doing a wave!!! I’ll know more once I get my Brownie films developed…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Central OtagoBack inside, it was dark as night, as Denis Smith, put on a show of magic displaying his light-painting antics. His empowering energy that flows so perfectly into all of his creations was so present when hearing him speak… Giving testament to ideas & action being more powerful than the latest cameras, his encouragement for all to try something new and exciting was getting everybody amped to push their own potentials…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Denis Smith, The Ball of LightDennis also gave out & then took some ‘very serious questions from the floor’, specifically in regard to his experiences with lunar eclipses, camera noise & a mysterious object, known as “The Ball of Light”, which Denis has been following around the world and passionately photographing for years…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Denis Smith, The Ball of LightI’ll always remember the first time I saw “The Ball of Light”, while thinking on ways to accomplish a passion. It inspired me to get out into the darkness & play with long exposure photos & experimental photography more & more… Now well addicted to all ends of photography, light painting will forever remain a favourite!!! And this man is a pioneer!!!

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

As such a down to earth guy, Denis’s thanks to the NZIPP team for the oportunity & rejoicing at his ability to share his message was amazing to witness… Peace Denis!!!

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

Turns out he and Rachel had a message to give out as well… And needed more than just one to read it…

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

The NZIPP had set up a charitable donation to make it a reality for Sharon Thompson to revisit her special people in Vietnam, where her volunteer work is rejoiced…

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

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Sharon Thompson Our last speaker of the event, all the way from Washington State in the US, the creator of Fearless Photographers, Huy Nguyen
After years of wedding photography, Huy decided to give wedding clients a way to connect with their photographers by creating a world wide platform for photographers to display their favourite works. One aspect of this platform is the Fearless Awards, a combination of daring images that constantly push the boundaries & simplicities of wedding photography…

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

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

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

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Huy Nguyen, Fearless Photographers, Nathan MaddiganHuy took us through the wedding day through the flow of a Fearless Collection, comprising of award winning images that Fearless Members had entered… the emotion & hilarity of the possibilities is endless…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Huy Nguyen, Fearless PhotographersThanks Huy for giving us some beautiful pointers into how candid photography can make a wedding day that much greater…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, Huy Nguyen, Fearless PhotographersAnd thank you to all of the speakers, who over the last days, gave us such amazing insights to their lives, business practices, inspirations & goals, we were all incredibly moved by your honesty and integrity. Thank you, we will all continue to grow due to your visions & expressions!!!!

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Shed6, And a huge thanks to Rachel Callander for all of her smiles & amazing personality that she has radiated so far.. What an amazing MC & person!!! With so much attentiveness & joyousness given towards others… Thanks Rachel for being you!!!

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

From the close of the day at Shed 6, I boosted it back to the hotel, downloaded my cards for the day, charged all batteries, Suited Up!!! And headed out the door, Destination —- Te Papa Museum…

Through to Te Marae, the ambience was stunning, the persona of the space was Grand & Overwhelming!!! The excitement that filled the room was invigorating, and the bubble that was about to pop was filled with joy…
Rachel Callander welcomed us to the Epson/NZIPP IRIS Awards Gala Dinner for 2017… Her air of presence magnified by the beauty of this wonderful venue…
I have a few favourites here to make up the blogpost, should you wish to go through the entire collection of the Gala Dinner Images, please head to the NZIPP Facebook Album, click the photo below…

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner, Glen Howey

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner, Lisa Saad

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner, Esther Bunning

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner, Jackie Ranken

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner, Emily Adamson

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner, Justin Aiken

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner, Kelly Tunney

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner, Australia

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner, Canon,

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner, West Coast

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner, Honours Board

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner, Richard Wood, Fleur Verhoeven

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Rachel Callander, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner,

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner, Sharon Thompson

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Te Papa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner, Jessica Jones

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner

The Heather & Doug Records, NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand, Exposure, InFocus, IRIS, Awards, Conference, CRK, Epson, Canon, Nikon, TePapa, Te Marae, Gala Dinner

Again, click here should you wish to go through the entire Epson/NZIPP IRIS Awards Gala Dinner Photo Collection

And that folks, is a wrap!!! What an party hey?!?!!! Everything went so beautifully from start to finish. All who made it to the event, made the event! It was so epic due to the participation of each and every soul that was there..
I thank you all for supplying me with the energy needed to carry me through the entirity of the 5 days of fun & games! Not to mention the fair few photos it’s taken to put the collections together over the last month… What an experience! And one I am sure not to forget any time soon… :)

I’m so thankful for this opportunity to show you through some of what I got to see & I trust you enjoyed going through the blogpost Symphony that I’ve put together. Please remember to share them on to your friends. To those who were in Wellington for the Conference, to those who wished they had of been, and to all who may be thinking of attending next year.. Wouldn’t you want to be a part of this beautiful, inspiring & friendly gathering?!?! I hope to see many new faces and look forward to all the new inspired works, images & speakers that will grace Wellington’s InFocus Conference in July 2018

Thank you again.
Much Love

Doug :)

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