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Shutterbugs learn from the best as photographers meet

SNAPPED: Lisa Kurtz’ street photography.
SNAPPED: Lisa Kurtz’ street photography. Contributed
More from Lisa Kurtz.
More from Lisa Kurtz.

AS A photographer, it's easy to feel intimidated when surrounded by some of the best shooters in the business.

When Australia's top photographers were invited to the Ipswich Photographic Convention though, it was not to intimidate but rather to inspire.

The inaugural event, organised by the Ipswich Photographic Society, allowed shutterbugs of all levels to learn from experienced professionals.

Among the guests to offer their expertise were renowned wildlife and nature photographers Steve Parish and Michael Snedic.

The day also included a session on street photography by Lisa Kurtz, who was last year recognised by Australian Photography Magazine as one of the country's Top 10 Pro Travel Photographers.

During her seminar Ms Kurtz looked at what rights photographers had when they took pictures of people, places and objects in public.

"A lot of people are anxious about taking photos in the street, so I wanted to build people's confidence in regards to that," she said. "I want people to be able to capture those candid moments where what's apparently ordinary on the street becomes extraordinary."

The event lured more than 120 people, some travelling from as far as Stanthorpe and Gympie.

Secretary of the Ipswich Photographic Society Michael Zupnac said he hoped the convention was a positive learning experience for all who attended.

He said the event had been the perfect opportunity for photographers to improve their skills.

The convention was held at the UQ Ipswich campus. For more information about Ipswich Photographic Society and future events visit ipswichphotosociety.org.

An example of Lisa Kurtz’ street photography.
An example of Lisa Kurtz’ street photography.



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