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Chameleon Old world lizard

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2021 Portraiture Seminar

Award winning professional photographer Auckland
About the event
Join portrait photographer Ilan Wittenberg on a three hour seminar on documentary travel photography. Wittenberg is NZIPP 2020 Auckland Photographer of the year and the Editorial prize winner of the 2020 Sony Alpha Awards. Wittenberg was a finalist at the 2020 NZIPP Travel category and a finalist of the STORIES category at the AIPP 2021 Silver Lining awards.

Saturday, May 15, 1-4 pm, $49 admission fee, Register Here

Studio One Toi Tū
Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland.

What’s included

We will review travel photography from CairoJerusalem and Morocco. During this seminar participants will have plenty of opportunities to ask questions regarding Ilan’s camera technique, equipment, software, post processing, creating a portfolio, exhibiting and entering the Awards. Wittenberg will also talk about how to engage people in a foreign land when asking to create their portrait and how to use photos for storytelling.

You will also be able to try different printing papers courtesy of EPSON who will have an A3-A2 size photo printer available for us. You are welcome to bring your favourite 2-3 images on a USB or an SD card (JPEG format) so these can be printed during the seminar. Bring an empty cardboard tube so your print will travel home safely.


Techniques covered

  • Travel Photography
  • Equipment
  • Posing
  • Lighting
  • Composition
  • Selecting the right lens
  • Camera Settings
  • Engaging your subject
  • Post processing
  • Creating a portfolio
  • Entering Awards

What to bring 

  • SDHC memory card
  • Hi resolution JPEG images that you’d like to print on EPSON’s wide format photo paper
  • Cardboard tube for your new prints
Silver Lining Awards

Semi-Finalist – Stories category – Silver Lining Awards

Silver Lining Awards

Semi-Finalist status in the Stories category of the Silver Lining Awards



William Maealiuaki Tu’ihalafatai Taufa

Portrait Photographer Auckland

William Maealiuaki Tu’ihalafatai Taufa

Malo e lelei, Greeting.My name is William. My middle name is Maealiuaki Tu’ihalafatai and last name Taufa. I’m 38 years old. I’m Tongan. My father from Hofoa, Tongatapu Is. My mother from Futu, Niuafo’ou Is. I was born and raised in Angaha, Futu, Eua Is. I’m the fourth out of six. I have two sisters and three brothers.
I married to this beautiful lady named Lupe Tu’atonga. God blessed my wife and I with four beautiful children. Two boys and two girls.
All my tattoos represented my family, especially my beautiful wife and kids.
I love art and sport. I love music. I love food. My favourite food is taro leaves, lamb chopped with coconut. My big dreams when I was a kid was to be an architect and a photographer cause’ I love art. I like to have an admiration and ask myself questions for looking at the beauty of the creation of our God. I always thank God every day for beauty He created in us. How Great Ghou Art.

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