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2020 Update No.11 International Speaker

2020 Update no.11 International Speaker

Covid-19 – Alert Level 3 to Level 2

Great news today that we are making a slow shift to level 2.   Our Ladder One results via Zoom went really well last week, so we will be using it again for our presentation tomorrow night.
We were approached by an English photographer residing in France who is offering presentations via Zoom so thought it was an excellent opportunity for us.

Tues May 12 – Patagonia: End of the World – The challenges of commissioned work

Topic: as above with Julian Elliott:
Julian Elliott has been a professional landscape and travel photographer for 10 years.
Having started writing for a number of British UK photography magazines he started selling his work through the World renowned Getty Images.
To date his work has sold in over 40 countries and he has travelled in over 30 countries capturing the world around him.​

Time: May 12, 2020 07:30 PM
Where: Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 868 2071 3939     Password: 026035

Participating in a HCC Zoom Meeting

The following guidelines will help you set up:
Choose one of your devices (eg phone, desktop, or laptop) that has a web-cam and a microphone and download the free version of Zoom onto it. You can either download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play or visit the Zoom website:
Around the time the meeting is scheduled to start, click on the link the host has sent you. FOR TOMORROW NIGHTS MEETING 12TH MAY, the link is:

When you enter a Zoom meeting, you’ll be asked what kind of audio to use – just select ‘Use Computer Audio’. Then you should be able to hear everyone!
The next step is checking everyone can see and hear you. In the bottom left are the ‘Mute’ and ‘Start Video’ buttons – click these to turn your audio and video respectively off and on. UNTIL IT IS YOUR TURN TO SPEAK, PLEASE MUTE YOUR AUDIO SO WE DON’T HEAR EXTRANEOUS SOUNDS FROM PARTICIPANTS.  TURN THE START VIDEO ON. 

In the middle are a few buttons:

  • Manage participants is a button for the call host to mute or manage everyone on the call
  • Share is for screen sharing – you will get to select a tab or screen that you want to share with everybody else.
  • Chat brings up a text window on the right, where everyone can do a text chat – useful to keep people from talking over one another. You can chat with everyone, or a specific individual.
  • Record is a host-specific button, to turn this on and off as required. – able to be given to others.
  • Security is a button for hosts that lets them lock the meeting (preventing new people from entering), and adjust other security settings for participants.


Tues May 26 – TBA

We were hoping that we could operate the fire spinning workshop as planned, but as we expect more than 10 people we will need to have another plan.  Keep an eye on the next update.

Ladder Two – heads up

It looks like we will be needing to run this as digital only again at this stage, so hold off on printing until further notice.

Sad News

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that William Wright passed away this morning.  William’s health deteriorated last year and he has put up a brave battle in the hope of his medics finding a positive treatment.
Sadly William’s time was up this morning, but he was surrounded by some of his family.  We will keep you up to date with details as they come to hand.
William joined the club in March 2003 and has his name on many of our trophies as well as being our first Fellow of the Photographic Society of New Zealand, which he achieved in 2016.
He served on the PSNZ board for many years and was their vice president at one stage as well. Last year he was also awarded a PSNZ service medal for his contributions to the society.
He will be missed by the wider photographic community and I am personally forever grateful for his advice when I was going for my licentiate.

I took this image of him dressed up as a PD worker for the PSNZ 2013 National Convention AGM – hopefully it won’t be his eternity!

RIP William.

Photography during Lockdown/isolation periods

Some more websites if you are looking for inspiration:

Creative Photography exercises to do at home:

Tips for documenting home life:

Ten creative things for photographing at home:,6URFB,QWZ9O0,RHOT4,1

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