Lynn Clayton



Lynn has been a member of the Photographic Society of NZ for over two decades, including a term as President. Lynn is an accomplished judge contributing her expertise frequently at New Zealand camera clubs as well as other National and International Salons. She has been a PSNZ National Exhibition selector on three occasions. In 2015 she judged at the 16th China International Salon of Photography in Zhenghouz and has sat on the judging panel for the D-Photo Magazine Photographer of the Year.

Lynn has exhibited widely and has won a number of Gold medals and similar accolades. She has an Hon PSNZ and an ESFIAP from the Federation of International Art Photographique (FIAP). One of her images represented Women Photographers of the World in Italy.

Lynn often mentors other photographers and has published several photo books on

Of herself, Lynn commented: “photography is not what I do, it is who I am; it is my life.”

Bruce Girdwood

Bruce Girdwood FPSNZ


Bruce is a long-standing member of the Photographic Society of New Zealand and currently Chairs the PSNZ’s Judge Accreditation Panel and leads the delivery of the PSNZ’s Judge training programme. Bruce is also a member of the PSNZ’s Honours Board. Bruce has been the convener of selectors for several PSNZ National and Regional exhibitions and has helped select other national exhibitions, including the North Shore Salon.

Bruce leads photographic tours, runs creative photography workshops and frequently presents photographic talks around New Zealand.

“As I progress through life I seek to give expression to what I find in my journey of self-­ discovery. Some people talk, some write, some paint, some sculpt, some photograph and others combine some or all of these to express their views, thoughts, feelings, experiences and discoveries as they journey. I try to achieve this through my photography. My photography is an intensely personal expression of who I am, and hope to be.”

Ian Walls

Ian Walls FPSNZ


Ian Walls
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.”

Trish McAuslan



I was a teacher for 40 years and have been interested in photography for even longer than that. When we moved to Tauranga we were finally able to join a Photographic Club which this has lead to new friends, new photographic challenges and opportunities. I am a qualified judge for the Photographic Society of New Zealand and belong to the Audio-visual Division of the Australian Photographic Society. My interests cover all types of photography but in particular travel photography, landscapes, nature and digital AVs. I have had images in exhibitions both in NZ and internationally.

John Boyd



John joined The Photographic Society of New Zealand in 1962 and for many years was a keen exhibitor. He has been involved with many aspects of the Society’s administration, including serving on Council 1971-75, again from 2001 to 2008, including 2 years as President, on the Honours Board 1989-92, as Honours Board Secretary 1994-2001 and has been an Honours Board Joint Coordinator since 2004. He and wife Val were jointly awarded the PSNZ Service Medal in 2001, John was made an Honorary Life Member of Wellington Photographic Society in 1995, of PSNZ in 2008, and an Honorary Fellow in 2012. He has been a selector for International and many National Exhibitions, is a member of the Society’s Judge Accreditation Panel, custodian of the PSNZ Permanent Collection and is currently Patron of PSNZ.

John Hodgson



John has been active in amateur photography in Australia for nearly 40 years. Over that time, he has exhibited with considerable success at both national and international level, winning numerous awards for monochrome prints and, more recently, colour prints and audio-visual sequences. In 1985 he co-founded “Printworks”, an international print exhibitors group which has established itself as one of Australia’s most successful such groups.

Since 1980, John has judged regularly at club, state, national and international level, including Adelaide, Sydney, VIGEX and Maitland Internationals and the Adelaide International AV Festival. In 2007, he accepted an invitation to be one of the judges for the 12th China International, conducted in Lishui, China, and was a jury member for the Royal Photographic Society’s AV International in 2014.

He has also judged several South African audio-visual internationals.

For more than 20 years, John has been involved in photographic administration, serving several terms on the Management Committee of the South Australian Photographic Federation, serving as Judging Coordinator for the Federation from 1999 to 2011, and serving eight years on the executive of the Australian Photographic Society, including two years as President. He served as Chair of the organising committee for the 2004 and 2009 APS National Conventions (APSCON) and also chaired the organising committee for the 2011, 2013 and 2015 Adelaide International AV Festivals. Since 2006 he has been the Patron of the South Australian Photographic Federation.

John has given presentations at photographic conventions both in Australia and overseas, and has a particular interest in landscape, architectural and still life photography, and audio-visual productions.

His work has appeared in a number of books and magazines and is in public and private collections in several countries.