Judy Stokes pushes the boundaries of creative photography often creating images that look more like paintings than photography. She uses various techniques including the use of ICM (intentional camera movement) and in camera multiple exposures. She then has fun with her images in Photoshop. All these techniques will be shared with you:  her shooting techniques and post processing ideas.

You will have hands on shooting time in several locations moving from the City to the Sea. You will then also be coached through post processing your images to create individual, artistic works.

Come to hear how you can nurture your creative flame and take home some memorable images.

Saturday November 11th

We will meet at 9.00am at the Christchurch Arts Centre Makers’ Workshop for an introduction to creativity with your camera - the thought processes behind Judy’s images and camera settings she uses: this includes ICM and multiple exposures .

At 10.00am we will move to the Botanical Gardens for the first photo shoot followed by lunch in the area.

After lunch we will return to the Arts Centre for a session on how you can nurture your creative flame followed by an introduction to post processing.

Our second hands on camera work session will be in the afternoon at Waimairi Beach for a dune and beachscapes session. This will be followed by an earlyish dinner.

New Brighton Peer will provide a backdrop for our third camera session where we will hopefully have golden light leading us to the sunset around 8.30pm.

Judy will be hands on at all these camera sessions showing you how she works to create painterly images.

Sunday November 12

We will meet early at Sumner beach for a sunrise shoot – this will be followed by breakfast in a local café and an introduction to ICM street photography.  The City Art Gallery area will form the backdrop for our ICM Street photography shoot and lunch

After lunch we will do a hands on post processing session at the Arts Centre Common Room where Judy guides you to take your images from creative camera images to a finished unique work of art.

The Workshop finishes at 4.00 pm

All meals and refreshments will be self funded and taken in the various locations. We are not providing transport to the locations: these will be self drive but we will do our best to facilitate car pooling.

Participants will need a sense of adventure, a camera with a mix of lenses – preferably one of them a zoom. A laptop or computer with Photoshop downloaded onto it to do your own post processing for the Sunday afternoon session.

The Fee for this workshop is $245

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Cancellation Policy

Due to the nature of the PSNZ Workshop Series and that the workshops are generally for small groups and often over-subscribed, cancellations can have a significant financial and attendance effect on the workshop. Although we will do everything possible to ensure our workshops proceed, sometimes there are things beyond our control.

PSNZ reserve the right to postpone or cancel due unforeseen circumstances e.g. covid level affects, facilitator illness, venue access issues etc. In the event we do cancel a planned workshop, we will attempt to inform attendees as soon as possible and in most cases you will be given an alternative date to attend or provided with a full refund of the workshop costs.

If a workshop is postponed, then first right of refusal will be given to those who were already booked on that workshop.

Should a workshop fail to attract a required minimum number of attendees, PSNZ reserve the right to cancel the workshop.

PSNZ will not accept responsibility for travel and accommodation costs incurred by attendees.

In the event that an attendee booked for the workshop does not turn up, no refund will be given.

No refund will be given if attendee cancels within 30 days of the workshop date unless another person on the waiting list can take their place at short notice. A small administration fee of $20 will apply and be deducted from any refund.

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