End of year celebrations. Drinks & nibbles courtesy of Apix

  • December 11, 2013 · 6:00 PM

It has been a fantastic year of events at ImageCentral.  

Just as a recap we have had 23 high quality successful events over a period of 7 months - that’s an average of just over 3 events per month. 

I am going to single out several people who have made a huge difference to the success of the group.

Firstly our sponsors, particularly Suzie for her tireless support and the Apix team made up of Trevor, Steve, James, Chris, Peter and Jordan.

Let’s not forget, the Three Musketeers (oops Masters) of New Zealand photography: Mike Hollman, Michel Perrin and Harry Janssen whose encouragement, support and participation with ImageCentral has been instrumental in our success. 

Thank you to Belinda, Jack and their team at PCL - they have been absolute stars in allowing our members to see what happens behind the scenes of a professional print lab. Hopefully, they will permit us to arrange a few more visits in the New Year for members who have not had the privilege to meet them.

To date we have 167 members of which there is a core group of about 30 who will always be at our events come rain or shine - you know who you are - so a big thank you from me for your support. As a result great friendships are being developed and with this, words of encouragement and sharing of ideas, tips and tricks to strive for excellence. 

To those members who have signed up to ImageCentral and as yet have not been to an event I encourage you to participate - you are missing out on some awesome events and meeting some great people to help accelerate your knowledge, be inspired and motivated to get out there and shoot.

I would also like to thank all the guest speakers, made up of professionals giving up their time to share their work and to those members brave enough to take the digital dust off their images from their hard drives and present their work. We have many talented members so I encourage you to do a show and tell - call me if you would like to be considered. 

I hear you ask what events are being planned for 2014? Well, some hard core members of ImageCentral and Apix will be thrashing out some ideas shortly, so, if you would like to contribute then send me an email directly with your thoughts: [masked].  

Finally, as a huge thank you from Apix for your support, they are laying on a bit of a jolly - Christmas drinks and nibbles - so please come along and help celebrate. (Members, sponsors and guest speakers only)

Please note: if you have RSVPed 'Yes' to attend and for some reason you cannot attend then please change your status as it will help Apix with catering for the right numbers.

RSVPs close: Dec 09, 6:00 PM

Anil 

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  • Kevin P.

    was talking to someone who was going to take some pics of the sky tower I am looking for a pic with it lit up in tribute to nelson mandela

    December 18, 2013

  • Trevor H.

    Thanks for a good night. Thanks too Anil and Kirsty for all your hard work (behind every good man there is a good woman) and thanks too Apix Trevor and Suzy for supporting everyone and being a friend as well. Everyone have a good Christmas and have a good new year and see you all next year

    1 · December 13, 2013

  • Brian L.

    Thanks everyone. Great catching up. Thanks to Apix for your great service and especially to Suzie for going beyond the call of duty to track things down and just being incredibly supportive. Great bunch of people.

    2 · December 12, 2013

  • Christopher F.

    Excellent

    December 12, 2013

  • Nguyen van T.

    Many thanks to Apix, Anil and Suzy for your generosity and hard work. Much appreciated!

    1 · December 12, 2013

  • Colin T.

    Another great night, thanks Anil for all the work you have done, Trevor and all at apix for all your support of image central and Suzie always with a smile on your face. Hope you all have safe holidays and see you back at apix again.....

    3 · December 12, 2013

  • Eugene B.

    Good turn out, great way to finish this year and start planning for the next one! have a good Xmas and happy snapping!

    2 · December 12, 2013

  • Christopher F.

    A great Night! Thank you Apix and Anil!

    1 · December 12, 2013

  • Chen S.

    a fantastic finale of the year's good work :)

    1 · December 11, 2013

  • Suzie C.

    A Big SHOUT OUT to Anil, our guest speakers, Trevor Draffin & the Apix team & finally to all our Image Central members who have been so supportive this year THANK YOU!!!! Also a BIG 'thank you' to Lee-Anne Marsh for providing nibbles for tonight's event "You Rock"

    Have a Merry Christmas folks & best wishes for the new year from the Apix team :)

    1 · December 11, 2013

  • Nguyen van T.

    A merry Xmas and happy 2014 to everybody 8-)

    1 · December 11, 2013

  • Nguyen van T.

    Thanks for the photos Suzy 8-)

    1 · December 11, 2013

  • Anil D.

    Thank you to all who came for the drinks this evening. Sorry that I didn't get a chance to speak with all of you. Thanks again to Apix for laying on this evening to smooze. Have a great Christmas & New Year break - see you next year for more great events.

    1 · December 11, 2013

  • Rosemary C.

    Lovely evening merry Christmas everyone and thank you to Anil, Suzie and APIX for all the great meet up functions during the year

    1 · December 11, 2013

  • Jeff N.

    A very pleasant evening.

    1 · December 11, 2013

  • James M.

    I loved the critique night and also Mike Hollmans presentation. Ewen Cafe and Lyn and Rex Haslips were very enjoyable for me also. Please forgive some of my absences throughout the previous year as I do have a young son that I love to get home to and most of the image central events have happened on Wednesday nights. Being busy on Tuesday nights and then having a second night away in a row from him puts a strain on this lovestruck daddy.

    Hopefully the next year can see me attending more.

    December 11, 2013

  • Liz R.

    Can't make it after all but I do want to wish you all a happy and safe holiday season. Thanks to all the presenters and guests this year for sharing their knowledge, thanks to Anil and Kirsty for all the organisation and special thanks to the team at Apix for their generous hospitality. My highlights were Mike Hollman's presentation and the invitation to exhibit in Elements in June. Looking forward to more inspiration next year.

    2 · December 10, 2013

  • Ewen C.

    I'll be up north all day Wednesday but should get back in time. :)

    December 9, 2013

  • Dianne B.

    Oh would love to be there but it's on the same night as my work Xmas party, have a blast and thank you for all the amazing events over the past twelve months look forward to next years

    1 · December 2, 2013

  • Jeff N.

    I agree with all of the above but would like to add my thanks to Anil for everything you have done.

    2 · November 28, 2013

    • Anil D.

      Jeff, much appreciate - thank you.

      November 29, 2013

  • Christopher F.

    Fantastic effort Anil & Kirsty, thank you!

    1 · November 29, 2013

  • Anil D.

    My personal favourite event has to be the Photo Critique with Mike Hollman, Michel Perrin and Harry Janssen. Their energy and enthusiasm of imparting what makes for a successful image has helped me to view the world with fresh eyes and hopefully creating better images. What was/were your highlights and why? Please share.

    1 · November 28, 2013

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