Annette Johnston

Annette Johnston

Credit: Annette Johnston

About Annette Johnston

Annette Johnston APSNZ: I am a wife to one, mother to four and grandmother to 7. I am a serial volunteer, including 25 years in the performing arts movement, and more latterly as an active member of the PSNZ affiliated Tauranga Photographic Society, where I am now President. A self-educated photographer, I cut my photography teeth, largely on the side of sports fields; rugby, cricket and hockey make up the bulk of my work, but I have been seen at boxing, water polo, netball, kayaking, equestrian and with a family connection to ballet, I love having the opportunity to photograph young dancers as they develop their craft. I have enjoyed success in national competitions including: three-time Gold-Medalist at successive PSNZ National Exhibition’s, and most recently, awarded Champion Triptych at the 2018 Nelson Triptych Salon, and the recipient of two honours in the 2018 National Photojournalism Competition. The impressionist image of my granddaughter Mia, was featured on the cover of the 2015 New Zealand Camera.  In 2019 I was honoured to be awarded an Associateship of the Photographic Society of New Zealand. I now photograph a cross a diverse range of subjects including; sports, landscapes, wildlife, travel, portraits, street photography, and impressionism, but it is my love of gardening that has led me to a passion for all things botanical. With a recognizable fine art style, I delight in a balance of blur and sharpness. I love flowers at all their stages, from new-born’s to those in their prime – but I have an affection for blooms past their best. 

Annette Johnston APSNZ

Professional roles: Photographer

Location: New Zealand


IGPOTY Portfolio Award

3rd place, Portfolio - Competition 13

The Beauty of Plants


RPS Bronze Medal