A series of online talks by photographers from home and abroad.

These meetings are held via Zoom on the first Monday of each month for Dunedin Photographic Society members. If you are not a member and are interested in participating, please contact

Previous talks

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4 October – Polina Plotnikova: Starting from a blank canvas

Polina Plotnikova:

Polina’s presentation features images of two of her favourite photographic subjects – Creative Flower Portraiture and Still Life. Both themes will be illustrated with images from her studio work.

The “Flower portraits” part of the evening will be about my approach to flower photography which is somewhat similar to portrait photography: for every flower and plant that I photograph, I always try to find a unique look, study its mood and character, unlock its hidden beauty. In doing so, I neither aim at creating an accurate natural/botanical image, nor try to picture a flower in its natural habitat. What matters is my creative interpretation of a flower image.

In the “Still Life” part of the evening I will talk about composition, light, textures and colours that I use when creating my still life setups. My approach – for better or worse – is to start by creating an image in my mind’s eye and proceed to taking photographs only after all details have been thought through.

7 November – Marco Secchi: The life of a Getty photographer

5 December – Tatsiana Chypsanava: A long-term project about my adopted whānau in Ruatoki