2017 Northern NSW Zone Convention 19/20/21 May


This years photographic convention is proudly hosted by Grafton Camera Club and will be held at the Grafton Community Centre - Duke Street Grafton.  We have an exciting line up of speakers and 2 optional workshops.  While there will be attendees from the 11 camera clubs in northern NSW it is also open to the general public.

Event Program


3.00 – 6.00pm         Yamba Sunset Photography workshop                                       Duncan Fawkes (optional)

4.00-6.00 pm          Early Registration and public photo viewing



6.00am                      Sunrise photo opportunity - Grafton                                                 (optional – no cost)

8.00 - 9.15am            Registration

9.15 – 9.30am           Opening and welcome to country

9.30 – 10.30am         Speaker:  Duncan Fawkes                                                                 – Seascapes / landscapes

10.30 – 11.00am       Morning Tea

11.00 – 12.00pm       Speaker: Brendan Ray                                                                      organising for a photoshoot

12.00 –  1.30pm        lunch ( not included in registration fee)

1.30 – 2.30pm           Speaker: Steve Axford                                                                     – Fungi

2.30 – 3.00pm           Speaker: Catherine Marcinek                                                        – ABC Open

3.00 – 3.30pm          Afternoon Tea

3.30 – 4.00pm          Speaker: Thomas Hearne                                                                 – To photoshop or not?

4.00 – 6.00pm          Grafton Hidden Gems - photo trail                                                   (optional – no cost)

4.15 – 5.30pm          AGM for delegates

6.30pm                      All attendees return to centre

7.00 – 10.00pm        Presentation dinner



8.30 - 9.00am         Additional Registrations

9.00 - 10.30am       Speaker: Steve Parish                                                                       - Keynote speaker

10.30 - 11.ooam     Morning Tea

11.00 - 12.00pm     Speaker:  Adam Hourigan                                                               - Photojournalism

12.00 - 12.10pm     Hastings 2018 zone introduction

12.10 - 12.15pm     Convention close


1.00 - 5.00pm        Steve Parish - The Joy of Photo                                                      Storytelling workshop  (optional)      

This promises to be a weekend to  inspire your photography passions - you are able to attend the whole conference or just part of it.  The workshops are independant from the convention and are also available to the general public.  


For more information please contact

Terry  ph 0418 601 439



Duncan Fawkes - Yamba Sunset Workshop

Local landscape / seascape photographer Duncan Fawkes is holding a 3 hours sunset workshop from 3.00 - 6.00pm on Friday evening 19th May in Yamba.  

Cost for the workshop $95.00 - places are limited.

Contact Terry on 0418 601 439 for bookings.


Steve Parish - The Joy of Photostory Telling

Renowned wildlife photographer Steve Parish is our keynote speaker at the conference.  He is also offering an optional 4 hour workshop on Sunday afternoon 21st May 1.00 - 5.00 pm

Cost for the workshop $150 - no limit on places 

For more details or to BOOK ONLINE  - CLICK HERE

Event Pricing

FULL REGISTRATION                             $120.00

Attendance at all presentations, dinner saturday evening, morning and afternoon teas Saturday, morning tea Sunday (no workshops included)


SAT / SUN excluding dinner                 $70.00

Attendance at all presentations, morning and afternoon teas Saturday, morning tea Sunday (no workshops included)


SAT ONLY excl dinner                           $55.00


Attendance at all presentations on Saturday, morning and afternoon teas on Saturday (no workshops included)


SUN ONLY                                                $45.00

Attendance at all presentations on Sunday, morning tea on Sunday (no workshops included)


STUDENT REGISTRATION                    $20 per person per day

Primary / Secondary student accompanying an adult member / guest (no workshops included)

Contact: Colin Dixon  0404 244 103


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