Ian Walls FPSNZ
When PSNZ reinvigorated its judge training program Ian was one of the first to complete the Accredited Judge qualification. He now regularly judges at club, regional and national level and is a member of the Judge Accreditation Panel.
“It has been a challenge for me to understand why I am drawn to photograph the things that I do, and to recognise what this says about me?
By nature, I am an optimist, I see the positive side of things first. Photography is all about seeing things that others may not see. Consequently, my viewpoint will be a positive one.
I make pictures that I enjoy. For me photography provides a means and a motive to become a better observer of the good, the beautiful and the interesting.
As a judge I strive to recognise the personal vision that the individual photographer brings to the work. I believe that that vision is critical while design and technical considerations are secondary.”