August 4, 2022

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Taking a shot at new nationwide photography pageant

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Regardless of whether you choose pictures on a phone, a Brownie or a digital SLR digital camera, there will be something for everybody at the inaugural 2022 New Zealand Picture Festival.

Two Nelson photographers, Braden Fastier and Andrew MacDonald, are aiming to fill a nationwide void by showcasing images as a result of workshops, seminars and exhibitions in the town from April 1-10 upcoming yr.

Total time character, landscapes and documentary photographer MacDonald said the New Zealand Photograph Festival notion was sparked all through a frequent catch up with nearby photographers although the pair have been “lamenting” more than the lack of an Aotearoa pictures festival.

He claimed they realised, “hang on, we could basically run it, there’s nothing at all halting us”.

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New Zealand Photo Festival organisers Braden Fastier and Andy MacDonald will be bringing the inaugural event to Nelson next April.

Braden Fastier/Stuff

New Zealand Photograph Festival organisers Braden Fastier and Andy MacDonald will be bringing the inaugural function to Nelson up coming April.

“No-just one is accomplishing a correct New Zealand huge photograph pageant and there is heaps of astounding photographers out there.”

It would be earn-win for absolutely everyone, MacDonald claimed.

Photographers would have an outlet, a “unifying function for all genres of photography” even though the general public would be capable to see a vast array of images in 1 put and “get a truly feel for the New Zealand photographic scene”, he reported.

“We want it to be inclusive, pretty much run like a fringe competition. The superb point about photography is there is so lots of styles and ways to do it – and that is the attractiveness of it.”

Andrew MacDonald is a nature, landscape and documentary photographer who had the experience of a lifetime capturing a moment with an orangutan in a Sumatran forest.

Andrew MacDonald

Andrew MacDonald is a nature, landscape and documentary photographer who experienced the knowledge of a life span capturing a instant with an orangutan in a Sumatran forest.

Being a photographer was “an astounding excuse for adventure”, while also remaining a way of communicating, he reported.

He recalled a person of his most unforgettable adventures in a Sumatran jungle when he came confront to encounter with an orangutan. Though everyone else ran to hide, MacDonald remained to seize the minute.

It was the “most wonderful knowledge of my complete life”, he explained.

Getting driving the lens authorized him to seize illustrations or photos of items that amazed him, and share the moments with other folks.

“If people today get psyched about them then I get fired up about them.”

This photo of Richard Satherley with his Phantom 88 Model Steam train was part of a portfolio which won Braden Fastier Features Photographer of the Year at the 2020 Voyager Awards.


This photo of Richard Satherley with his Phantom 88 Product Steam teach was portion of a portfolio which won Braden Fastier Attributes Photographer of the Calendar year at the 2020 Voyager Awards.

Stuff visual journalist Fastier is a winner of various Voyager Media Awards which include jointly winning Photographer of the Year in 2019.

He claimed any individual could take part in the competition, with a good deal to choose aspect in, together with workshops, picture competitions, gallery and lane way exhibitions, and projections on structures all over town.

His photography passion stemmed from his father, he explained, who would take shots on slide film and keep a family slide display when a thirty day period.

“I cherished it.”

Later on in his early teenagers, Fastier progressed to participating in with his dad’s digicam, experimenting with aperture and shutter speeds prior to getting his initial pictures break, capturing times at his faculty athletics working day.

The area newspaper printed the shots, and it was then he assumed, “maybe I can do this as a job”.

He reported it was the second he realised some thing he appreciated executing could be valuable.

Fastier hoped to consider the pictures competition to some educational institutions around the area, to allow young children to “discover pictures as a medium and to be happy of what they’ve achieved”.

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