Wanaka Autumn Art School 2018

Wanaka Autumn Art School 2018

Last week I attended the annual Wanaka Autumn Art School held at Mt Aspiring College, during the NZ Secondary School holiday period.

It was the 29th annual school and offered 16 classes taught by highly talented tutors from New Zealand and Australia.

I choose the Fine Art Photography course, and here are a few pictures of the five days worth of intense and enjoyable work often using PhotoShop, or similar to bring together various elements into one picture.

On Friday, the last day of the course we eagerly gathered around the printer, while our tutor Kaye Davis [centre] downloaded our images and printed them for us on the best paper I’ve ever seen or touched…
Wanaka Autumn Art School 2018


Cold press bright paper kindly given to us by Epson who make high quality photo printers, and they also donated the ink – thank you Epson!
Cold press bright by Epson at Wanaka Autumn Art School


Below are  selections of our work for the week – some of us did three or four prints, while others put all their efforts into just one..
Wanaka Autumn Art School


Wanaka Autumn Art School


Wanaka Autumn Art School


Wanaka Autumn Art School


Wanaka Autumn Art School


I for one, was really inspired by the creative and varied answers emanating from my class-mates, to our brief to bring together various elements to tell a story…
Wanaka Autumn Art School


Here are my four efforts – each involving the honing of various skills, both in camera and in post production.

The first was almost my undoing until Kaye made one vital suggestion to change the centre element edges/blending/bleeding wise, and to go pure black and white to match the walls…
Wanaka Autumn Art School


Wanaka Autumn Art School


Wanaka Autumn Art School


Wanaka Autumn Art School


During the first four days we made joint or individual trips around town to gather information in our camera’s. One option was to take advantage of a visit to Wanaka by the gypsy fair house-bus people. Although I’m pretty sure what they offered was not used, it was a colourful event held in the Wanaka Show Grounds…
Wanaka Autumn Art School


Wanaka Autumn Art School

Many thanks to Kaye, and to five of my good friends who attended – I enjoyed your company immensely 🙂

If any of you would like to add your effort[s] for the week please email me a copy – no smaller than 1024 pixels wide please ~ don@southernlight.co.nz

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Wanaka Autumn Art School 2018
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Wanaka Autumn Art School 2018
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Fine Art Photography Course held the Wanaka Autumn Art School held at Mt Aspiring College April 2018
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