I was asked to take the official photo for the National Australian Pharmacy Students’ Association (NAPSA) Congress 2008, this year hosted by the Sydney University Pharmacy Association (SUPA) – both organisations with which I have had a fair bit of involvement over the years.
To achieve this image, I borrowed a Canon EF-S 10–22mm f/3.5–4.5 USM ultrawide zoom lens from a friend and performed a perspective correction during post-processing in Adobe Photoshop. A commercial Fujifilm Frontier Digital Minilab was used to prepare 30 cm x 20 cm prints, which were distributed to congress delegates.
It was also a great honour to have had the opportunity on the day to meet Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir, Governor of New South Wales and Chancellor of the University of Sydney. As an adolescent psychiatrist, Professor Bashir is highly regarded amongst medical students at Sydney Medical School and I found, during our conversation, that her reputation is indeed very much deserved.
Update (10 Feb 2008): Full-size NAPSA Congress Sydney 2008 photo now available for download.