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The SUMMIT Workshop 2020

October 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

We are so excited to bring you The SUMMIT 2020 – our annual workshop day for professional photographers! We invite you to come and join us this year in Wellington where we’ve lined up FOUR amazing speakers for a hands on day of learning!


9.30am – 12.30pm: Portrait Lighting Workshop with David Hamilton

Are you wanting to become more confident in using a studio and studio lighting? Join David Hamilton from Flash Dog Studios for a portrait lighting workshop that will help give you a solid place to start from, and the confidence to experiment further. David will be covering the following topics:

  • Understanding exposure, digital capture and reproduction
  • Converting F stops to digital information
  • Reading a Histogram
  • lighting quality and Lighting direction
  • using various modifiers – sSoftboxes, strips, beauty dishes, grids when and why
  • setting up the frame – camera, background and lights
  • tuning the light – cutters, grids, diffusers, filters
  • working with your subject to create a personal portrait – approaches, directing
  • looking for your point of view
  • live shoot with models – showing modifiers in action
  • question and answers
  • see some of David’s favourite portraits and the stories behind them.


12.30pm – 1.15pm – Lunch break (lunch included in ticket price).


1.15pm – 2pm – In Pursuit of your own style with Karolina Stus

Karolina Stus, NZIPP Expressive Photographer of the Year 2020, will share some of her Expressive category work and the story of how she creates these beautiful, tactile, experimental pieces. Karolina combines her photographs with natural elements, and manipulates found materials to creative effect – dyeing, stitching, burning, even boiling them. The results are unpredictable, unique and exciting. Karolina will inspire you to start exploring the opportunities and satisfaction to be had from using your hands instead of Photoshop. If you are ready to start thinking outside the box with your photography, this event will be perfect for you.


2.15pm – 3.45pm –  The Marketer’s Dozen with Jason Naylor

13 Powerful Ways to Grow Your Marketing and Your Business

Jason Naylor, creative business coach, is obsessed with helping small creative businesses find that balance between making art, and making money.

He’s fresh off delivering a 10-week digital marketing programme with James Day, and wants to bring some of that inspiration and genius to The Summit.

Marketing is so much more than great photos, and this will give you a crash course on how to stand out and generate more enquiries (plus a little bit of productivity, strategy, and mindset sprinkled in there!)


3.55pm – 4.25pm – Those difficult client conversations with Tim Kelly


Tim and Nadine have helped coach many photographers through difficult conversations with their clients. With Covid causing a lot of disruption recently, we thought it would be a good time to go over some strategies for keeping communications with your clients positive, avoiding conflict, and if conflicts does arise, how to address that in the best way for your business. In this talk Tim will give you some tips to keep your clients on your side during these tricky economic times.



October 22, 2020
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:


NZIPP – the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography


Flash Dog Studios
10 Oxford Terrace
Wellington, New Zealand
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