Achievements

Achievements

In January 2020 NZPhotographer published my Cormorant Fisherman photo on their cover, and interviewed me about my travel to China. A humbling and proud moment in my photography journey.
Link to the full magazine and article here.
​​​​​​​A selection of some of my images which have been rewarded at national or international competition level    
"Monkey Love" - Canon Online Round 2 1st Place, Inclusion in NZ Camera Book 2014
"100 and Proud of It" - Inclusion in NZ Camera Book 2015, North Shore Salon 2014 Honours
"Strength and Encouragement" - Canon Online 2015 Round 3 3rd Place, North Shore Salon 2015 Honours
"Royal Spoonbills in Flight" - NATEX 2015 Acceptance
"The Girl in the Green Car" - Champion Portrait Dunedin Festival of Photography 2017, Canon Online 2016 Round 6 4th Place, North Shore Salon 2017 Honours, Inclusion in NZ Camera Book 2017, NATEX Acceptance
"Spreading Joy at the Easter Show" - 2nd place NZ National Photojournalism Competition 2015
"Bombs Away" - Inclusion in NZ Camera 2016
"Serena in Action" - NZ National Photojournalism Competition 2017 Honours
"On the Bus" - North Shore Salon 2017 Honours
"Isabella" - NATEX 2017 Acceptance
"My Turn Next" - Canon Online 2017 Round 5 4th Place
"Nature's Lace" - Creative Focus Competition 2017 Highly Commended
"Follow Me" - NZ National Photojournalism 2018 Honours
"Standing Where I Live" - Black and White Spider Awards 2018 - Honourable Mention Children of the World
"Newsagent, Delhi Train Station" - Black and White Spider Awards 2018 Nominee, Portrait
"Street Shave" - Black and White Spider Awards Nominee 2018, People, North Shore Salon Honours (Colour version)
"Young Girls with Goats" - Inclusion in NZ Camera 2018
"Alone But Not Lonely" - Creative Focus Competition 2018, Honours
"Royal Spoonbills at Dusk" - NATEX 2018 Acceptannce
"Juvenlie Royal Spoonbills" - NATEX 2018 Acceptance
"Bored Housewife" - NZ National Triptych Competition 2018 Winner Best Monochrome
"Early Morning at the Taj Mahal" - Canon Online 2018 Round 2 9th Place
"Lenticular Cloud over Kaimanawa Country" - NATEX 2018 Acceptance
"Free to Be" National Exhibition (NATEX) 2019 Honours Ribbon
"The Cyclist" - North Shore Salon 2019 Honours (Street)
"Delhi Awakens" - North Shore Salon 2019 Honours (Street)
"Sadhu" "The Cyclist" - North Shore Salon 2019 Highly Commended
"Flamingo" - Canon Online 2019 Round 1, First Place
"Tilly in Winter" Canon Online 2019 Round 3 8th Place, North Shore Salon 2019 Honours (Monochrome)
"Effort" Honours NZ National Photojournalism 2019
"At the Finish Line" - Acceptance NZ National Photojournalism 2019
"Where to Next" Acceptance NZ National Photojournalism 2019
"Family Portrait" - Acceptance NZ National Photojournalism 2019
"Children of Agra" - Acceptance NZ National Photojournalism 2019
"Girl in Blue" - GOLD Creative Focus Competition 2019, Human Impressionism
"Kereru" - Acceptance Creative Focus Competition 2019
"Grace" - Acceptance Creative Focus Competition 2019, Human Impressionism
"The King" - Acceptance Creative Focus Competition 2019
"Young Man" - Acceptance Creative Focus Competition 2019
"Peas in a Pod" - Acceptance Creative Focus Competition 2019
"Pure Joy" Winner Canon Online Round 4 2019, Top Print and Overall Gold MPS Salon 2019
In 2017 I achieved my Licentiate with the Photographic Society of New Zealand - LPSNZ.
From the PSNZ website: "For this a portfolio of ten images is required. A Licentiateship is awarded for ‘proficiency of a high order in practical photography’. This means the applicant is required to demonstrate sound basic technical ability; along with good compositional skill and awareness of lighting. Proficiency implies skill with the camera, as well as in processing and presenting images. A Licentiate submission does not require a theme. Photographic proficiency is best demonstrated by a ‘diversity’ of approach. "
This was my successful set:
Across 2017 and 2018, I completed my Diploma of Digital Photography through the Southern Institute of technology, whilst working full time. I travelled to the deep south to attend my graduation ceremony in Invercargill where  I managed a selfie with mayor Tim Shadbolt, as well as collecting my certificate.
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