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