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More than 30 people attended a
photography workshop last weekend
co-run by renowned Wellington-based
photographer, Simon Woolf and Te Anau’s
distinguished master of landscape
photography, Graham Dainty.
The weekend started with an audio visual
presentation on Friday night where Mr
Woolf showcased some of the photographs
he has taken of some of the world’s most
famous people, including Pope John Paul II,
Nelson Mandela, Queen Elizabeth II, other
members of the royal family and assorted
world dignitaries. Mr Dainty also impressed
with a selection of his stunning Fiordland
landscape pictures and a lecture on
composition in photography.
Workshop participants ranged from
beginners to accomplished hobby
photographers to those who make their
living from photography. Several members
of the Southland Photographic Society
travelled from Invercargill to attend. Among
the small handful of photography aspirants
was Year 13 Fiordland College student
Violetta Li, whose participation in the
workshop was sponsored by Simon Woolf,
Graham Dainty and the Distinction Hotel.
Saturday started with a practical portrait
session followed by a wedding photography
practice in the afternoon. This was a lot
of fun, with several members of the group
dressed up as the wedding party, including
Mr Dainty in a cameo role of the groom on
his vintage motorbike with four pretend
brides, all surrounded by the rest of the
class that looked like a pack of paparazzi.
The optional two-hour night shot session
held in the evening was attended by
all – proof of the enthusiasm
of the group and their
eagerness to learn.
On Sunday Mr Dainty took the class on a
landscape photography field trip for more
photo opportunities and tips.
At the completion of the workshop
participants were left with a list of learning
tools and a few pearls of wisdom such as
“The difference is the difference” – Graham
Dainty (on composition) and “It’s not the
lens, it’s what’s six inches behind it” –
After the workshop Mr Woolf said it had
been one of the best of his workshops ever.
When asked what made it stand out from
his other teaching experiences, he said “the
area, the people and the scenery”.
Photography focus on Fiordland
Graham Dainty (left) talks through landscape photography during a field trip with participants on a Te Anau-based photography workshop at the
weekend. Also pictured (second from left) is fellow presenter Simon Woolf, of Wellington.
By Alina Suchanski
The Swim Safe Southland Programme has
been granted $20,000 by the Community
Trust of Southland to continue its swim and
survive lessons to Southland children.
Co-ordinated by Sport Southland and Water
Safety NZ, in conjunction with Southern
REAP, the Swim Safe Southland initiative
is a five-year plan (2010 - 2015) that aims
to provide primary school children in rural
• a minimum of 10 lessons of 30 minutes
duration, per year through Years 1 to 6
• quality instruction and exposure to a
fundamental swim and survive programme
• teacher professional development to
provide quality swim and survive education
Already the Swim Safe programme has
been delivered to 10 schools in Western
Southland and 10 schools in Eastern/
Southern Southland. It will now be rolled out
to the remaining 13 schools – Bluff, Balfour,
Garston, Lumsden, Makarewa, Mararoa,
Mossburn, Otatara, Riversdale, St Teresa’s
Bluff, Te Anau, Waikaia and Woodlands.
Community Trust chief executive John
Prendergast said the trust recognised the
importance of swimming lessons, given the
region had easy access to beaches, rivers,
lakes, streams and ponds.
“The Invercargill Licensing Trust has funded
schools in Invercargill city for swimming
lessons each year but there was no
equivalent opportunity available for children
outside the city boundary,” he said.
“The Community Trust believes all children
in the province should be confident near or
in the water.”
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