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.
In 2020 I was awarded my first PSNZ Gold Medal. in the Open Print section of the National Exhibition (NATEX).
It was also awarded the Best Photojournalism Print, Shirley Peverill Memorial Trophy
The image - "Reach" - was taken at a local (Waiuku) Polocrosse competition in February.  ​​​​​​​
Another first in 2020 - a Gold Medal in the prestigious North Shore Salon of Photography in my favourite section - People.
"Isabella" captures my best friend's daughter at 12 years of age, in golden hour. 
This image, "Hongi" was awarded first place in the Social Commentary section of the New Brighton National Photojournalism Competition in 2020. It also made me the proud inaugural recipient of the Maree Turner Trophy
​​​​​​​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
"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
"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
"Strength and Encouragement" - Canon Online 2015 Round 3 3rd Place, North Shore Salon 2015 Honours
"Royal Spoonbills in Flight" - NATEX 2015 Acceptance
"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
"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
"Spreading Joy at the Easter Show" - 2nd place NZ National Photojournalism Competition 2015
"Bombs Away" - Inclusion in NZ Camera 2016
"Bombs Away" - Inclusion in NZ Camera 2016
"Serena in Action" -  NZ National Photojournalism Competition 2017 Honours
"Serena in Action" - NZ National Photojournalism Competition 2017 Honours
"On the Bus" - North Shore Salon 2017 Honours
"On the Bus" - North Shore Salon 2017 Honours
"Isabella" - NATEX 2017 Acceptance
"Isabella" - NATEX 2017 Acceptance
"My Turn Next" -   Canon Online 2017 Round 5 4th Place
"My Turn Next" - Canon Online 2017 Round 5 4th Place
"Nature's Lace" - Creative Focus Competition 2017 Highly Commended
"Nature's Lace" - Creative Focus Competition 2017 Highly Commended
"Follow Me" -  NZ National Photojournalism 2018 Honours
"Follow Me" - NZ National Photojournalism 2018 Honours
"Standing Where I Live" - Black and White Spider Awards 2018 - Honourable Mention Children of the World
"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
"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)
"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
"Young Girls with Goats" - Inclusion in NZ Camera 2018
"Alone But Not Lonely" - Creative Focus Competition 2018, Honours
"Alone But Not Lonely" - Creative Focus Competition 2018, Honours
"Royal Spoonbills at Dusk" - NATEX 2018 Acceptannce
"Royal Spoonbills at Dusk" - NATEX 2018 Acceptannce
"Juvenlie Royal Spoonbills" - NATEX 2018 Acceptance
"Juvenlie Royal Spoonbills" - NATEX 2018 Acceptance
"Bored Housewife" -  NZ National Triptych Competition 2018 Winner Best Monochrome
"Bored Housewife" - NZ National Triptych Competition 2018 Winner Best Monochrome
 "Early Morning at the Taj Mahal" - Canon Online 2018 Round 2 9th Place
"Early Morning at the Taj Mahal" - Canon Online 2018 Round 2 9th Place
"Lenticular Cloud over Kaimanawa Country" - NATEX 2018 Acceptance
"Lenticular Cloud over Kaimanawa Country" - NATEX 2018 Acceptance
"Free to Be"  National Exhibition (NATEX) 2019 Honours Ribbon
"Free to Be" National Exhibition (NATEX) 2019 Honours Ribbon
"The Cyclist" - North Shore Salon 2019 Honours (Street)
"The Cyclist" - North Shore Salon 2019 Honours (Street)
"Delhi Awakens"  - North Shore Salon 2019 Honours (Street)
"Delhi Awakens" - North Shore Salon 2019 Honours (Street)
"Sadhu" - North Shore Salon 2019 Highly Commended
"Sadhu" - North Shore Salon 2019 Highly Commended
 "Flamingo" - Canon Online 2019 Round 1, First Place
"Flamingo" - Canon Online 2019 Round 1, First Place
 "Tilly in Winter" Canon Online 2019 Round 3 8th Place, North Shore Salon 2019 Honours (Monochrome)
"Tilly in Winter" Canon Online 2019 Round 3 8th Place, North Shore Salon 2019 Honours (Monochrome)
"Effort" Honours NZ National Photojournalism 2019
"Effort" Honours NZ National Photojournalism 2019
"At the Finish Line" - Acceptance NZ National Photojournalism 2019
"At the Finish Line" - Acceptance NZ National Photojournalism 2019
"Where to Next" Acceptance NZ National Photojournalism 2019
"Where to Next" Acceptance NZ National Photojournalism 2019
"Family Portrait" - Acceptance NZ National Photojournalism 2019
"Family Portrait" - Acceptance NZ National Photojournalism 2019
"Children of Agra" - Acceptance NZ National Photojournalism 2019, Acceptance Street Digital, North Shore Salon 2020
"Children of Agra" - Acceptance NZ National Photojournalism 2019, Acceptance Street Digital, North Shore Salon 2020
"Girl in Blue" - GOLD Creative Focus Competition 2019, Human Impressionism
"Girl in Blue" - GOLD Creative Focus Competition 2019, Human Impressionism
"Kereru" - Acceptance Creative Focus Competition 2019
"Kereru" - Acceptance Creative Focus Competition 2019
"Grace" - Acceptance Creative Focus Competition 2019, Human Impressionism
"Grace" - Acceptance Creative Focus Competition 2019, Human Impressionism
"The King" - Acceptance Creative Focus Competition 2019
"The King" - Acceptance Creative Focus Competition 2019
"Young Man" - Acceptance Creative Focus Competition 2019
"Young Man" - Acceptance Creative Focus Competition 2019
"Peas in a Pod" - 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
"Pure Joy" Winner Canon Online Round 4 2019, Top Print and Overall Gold MPS Salon 2019
"Reach" PSNZ Gold Medal, Top Photojournalism print, Shirley Peverill Memorial Trophy NATEX 2020, 2nd Sport and Action, National PJ Competition 2020
"Reach" PSNZ Gold Medal, Top Photojournalism print, Shirley Peverill Memorial Trophy NATEX 2020, 2nd Sport and Action, National PJ Competition 2020
"Caught" - Acceptance NATEX 2020, Acceptance Open Digital North Shore Salon 2020
"Caught" - Acceptance NATEX 2020, Acceptance Open Digital North Shore Salon 2020
"Fisherman and Friends" Acceptance NATEX 2020
"Fisherman and Friends" Acceptance NATEX 2020
"Spirals" - Acceptance Open Digital, North Shore Salon 2020
"Spirals" - Acceptance Open Digital, North Shore Salon 2020
Acceptance "Serena in Silhouette" Acceptance Open Digital, North Shore Salon 2020
Acceptance "Serena in Silhouette" Acceptance Open Digital, North Shore Salon 2020
"Feng Huang Ancient Village" Acceptance Prints, Not Seen Before, North Shore Salon 2020
"Feng Huang Ancient Village" Acceptance Prints, Not Seen Before, North Shore Salon 2020
"Compliance" Acceptance Street Digital, North Shore Salon 2020, Acceptance Social Commentary National PJ 2020
"Compliance" Acceptance Street Digital, North Shore Salon 2020, Acceptance Social Commentary National PJ 2020
"At Home in Old Fuli Town" - Acceptance Prints People, North Shore Salon 2020
"At Home in Old Fuli Town" - Acceptance Prints People, North Shore Salon 2020
"Bella" - Highly Commended Open Digital, North Shore Salon 2020
"Bella" - Highly Commended Open Digital, North Shore Salon 2020
"Deanna" - Acceptance Prints People, North Shore Salon 2020
"Deanna" - Acceptance Prints People, North Shore Salon 2020
"Isabella" - Gold Medal Prints People, North Shore Salon 2020
"Isabella" - Gold Medal Prints People, North Shore Salon 2020
"It's a Secret" -  Acceptance, Nelson National Triptych Competition 2020
"It's a Secret" - Acceptance, Nelson National Triptych Competition 2020
"Chinese Smorgasbord" -  Acceptance, Nelson National Triptych Competition 2020
"Chinese Smorgasbord" - Acceptance, Nelson National Triptych Competition 2020
"Eyes on the Prize" - Acceptance, Sport and Action, National PJ Comp 2020
"Eyes on the Prize" - Acceptance, Sport and Action, National PJ Comp 2020
"Jumping Through" - Honours, Sport and Action, National PJ Comp 2020
"Jumping Through" - Honours, Sport and Action, National PJ Comp 2020
"Serena Prepares" - Acceptance, Sport and Action, National PJ Comp 2020
"Serena Prepares" - Acceptance, Sport and Action, National PJ Comp 2020
"Resplendent Tui - Acceptance, All Jazzed Up, Creative Focus Competition 2020
"Resplendent Tui - Acceptance, All Jazzed Up, Creative Focus Competition 2020
"Behind the Blue Window" - Acceptance, The Blues, Creative Focus Competition 2020
"Behind the Blue Window" - Acceptance, The Blues, Creative Focus Competition 2020
"Contemplation" - Acceptance, The Blues, Creative Focus Competition 2020
"Contemplation" - Acceptance, The Blues, Creative Focus Competition 2020
"Wildflower" - - Acceptance, All Jazzed Up, Creative Focus Competition 2020
"Wildflower" - - Acceptance, All Jazzed Up, Creative Focus Competition 2020
"Illumination" - Acceptance, All Jazzed Up, Creative Focus Competition 2020
"Illumination" - Acceptance, All Jazzed Up, Creative Focus Competition 2020
"Lotus" - Honours, Flowers, Creative Focus Competition 2020
"Lotus" - Honours, Flowers, Creative Focus Competition 2020
"Flamingo" - Acceptance, Creative Focus, Creative Focus Competition 2020,
"Flamingo" - Acceptance, Creative Focus, Creative Focus Competition 2020,
"Chromatic Scale" - Acceptance, All Jazzed Up, Creative Focus Competition 2020
"Chromatic Scale" - Acceptance, All Jazzed Up, Creative Focus Competition 2020
"Under the Bridge" - Acceptance, Creative Focus, Creative Focus Competition 2020
"Under the Bridge" - Acceptance, Creative Focus, Creative Focus Competition 2020
"Vermillion and Violet" - Acceptance - Acceptance, All Jazzed Up, Creative Focus Competition 2020
"Vermillion and Violet" - Acceptance - Acceptance, All Jazzed Up, Creative Focus Competition 2020
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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