The West Australian Photographic Federation (WAPF) held their annual event in Merredin last weekend, a town about half way between Perth and Kalgoorlie in our beautiful wheatbelt. We were promised a weekend of surprises, we got that, plus a whole heap of laughs.
Keynote speakers at the event were Dylan and Marianne from Everlook Photography, and it was fantastic to meet them after following them online for a number of years. They both proved to be engaging presenters too, and seeing their images is always inspiring.
The event was sponsored by Nikon who held the inaugural Nikon Film Festival competition. Having never actually tried video mode on my camera, this competition inspired me to have a go and it proved a lot of fun. I was thrilled with a 3rd place for my short video for the theme "I am Photography", and even more thrilled that Nicole (my partner in crime on most shoots) took out the coveted videographer of the year award!
We took the opportunity for a short helicopter flight over the Merredin farmlands (Nicole looked slightly nervous when they took the doors off!). Was amazing and thoroughly enjoyed the new perspective. Will definitely do this again if the opportunity presents.
We took the long way home in the hope of finding some good canola crops to photograph, and we weren't disappointed.
I always love getting out of Perth on a photography weekend, really need to plan the next trip!