The Infocus Conference is the only major annual event for photography professionals in New Zealand, and offers a special discounted rate for PSNZ members. You do not need to be a professional photographer to attend.

The Iris Awards judging is held for three days prior to the conference, to maximise the benefit, and minimise time out of the office for both members and sponsors alike.

Infocus provides a forum for the New Zealand professional photography industry to come together to achieve a number of objectives:

  • To celebrate the craft of professional photography
  • To discuss important issues facing the industry
  • To provide professional development for photographers
  • To create networking opportunities between suppliers and photographers
  • To raise the profile of the Institute and photographers across New Zealand.

The Infocus Conference incorporates an invaluable Industry Exhibition, Gala Awards dinner – to celebrate the Iris Award winners. We encourage you to make the most of this valuable opportunity, to network with major players, be actively involved in the conference, enjoy all that Wellington has to offer, and in particular utilise the social functions to interact and exchange ideas with delegates.


Underwater photographer Darren Jew. Darren is one of only 12 photographers acknowledged as a Canon Master and starred in the recent National Geographic Channel Series documentary series ‘Tales by Light’ focusing on a select number of the world’s best photographers.

New Zealand’s answer to Sally Mann – rising star Niki Boon. Niki’s work has been published in publications including F11 magazine, Fraction magazine, National Geographic online, Blur magazine. Her work has been featured in joint international exhibitions, and also gained recognition in several international competitions ,most recently, finalist selection at Lensculture Exposure Awards.

Troy Goodall, ranked in Luerzer’s ARCHIVE top 200 advertising photographers worldwide.

Susana Barbera, an international reference in documentary wedding photography.

Photographer and couture artist Vicky Papas, the creative brainchild behind the brand VERGERA.

Grant Sheehan, award-winning Wellington-based photographer and publisher. His photographs have featured in magazines and newspapers such as Condé Nast Traveller and the New York Times, and in over 20 books.  He has twice won the New Zealand Travel Photographer of the Year Award (2002 and 2008), with images from international assignments.

And many more!

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