Nambucca Heads Camera Club to host regional photography conference in Macksville on May 25

This year, the Nambucca Heads Camera Club is hosting the 42nd conference of the Northern NSW Zone of Photographic Societies.

Bee Study by Helen Rushton

Bee Study by Helen Rushton

The two-day event is being held on May 25 and 26 at the Macksville Ex-Services Club where there will be an exhibition of over 600 photos.

Registered participants will have the chance to learn from keynote speakers including Warwick Williams (Fujifilm Australia's National Training Manager), while Derek Mobbs (Epson Australia) will teach how to print like a professional.

Sharon Lamb from Gladstone is a local photographer dealing with light painting techniques and Simon Whittaker from Coffs Harbour, is a creative, passionate portrait photographer specialising in Weddings.

Double Vision by Helen Rushton

Double Vision by Helen Rushton

Brendan Ray from Woolgoolga produces images for the advertising/fashion industry and Matthew Gilligan from Port Macquarie will also have the opportunity to inspire/guide the next generation of photographers.

Workshops include a portrait shoot; hip hop/take a pose with a Ballerina - learning about natural light and movement; Valley Tours hosted by local photographers; and a spectacular (hopefully) sunrise with ocean surf photographer and Nambucca local, Chris Hewgill.

Guest speaker on Saturday night is David Oliver, whose recognised by the photographic profession as a grand master of photography and is an ambassador for Nikon and Epson.

The Northern Zone Conference Awards will follow David's presentation at the dinner.

Registrations are now being taken online at