OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN ONE SHOT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION

One Shot and DOC partnership Launch

Rob Lile (Director of One Shot), Martin Rodd (Director of the partnerships at Department of Conservation) and Gillian Bishop (DOC volunteer and Chair of the Tasman Environmental Trust) set up a trap on Gillian’s property, in the Waimea inlet while Dave Buckton (photographer, director of Take Only Pictures (photo tours) and One Shot contributor) takes a picture.

LAUNCH OF A LONG TERM PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN ONE SHOT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION

New Zealand conservation work is about to get a whole lot more visible thanks to an exciting new long term partnership between DOC and One Shot.

Over 60 of One Shot contributing photographers, from all regions of New Zealand, have offered their time and expertise to capture images of NZ conservation projects at no charge.

This partnership with DOC will allow conservation project organisers to request the services of a One Shot photographer at no cost. Images of the project can be used to celebrate the project’s milestones or achievements, upgrade a website or produce promotional material for the group. In exchange, photographers will have the opportunity to capture unique experiences and environments which they can add to their portfolio of work.

Photographers will gain access to conservation projects across the country, from local community groups doing fantastic work in their regions to lesser known conservation projects in remote places such as offshore islands and interiors of national parks. In exchange, conservation groups can benefit from access to professional imagery and expertise which is often beyond the budget of most voluntary bodies.

This is an opportunity for DOC to use high quality imagery to better tell the story of conservation in New Zealand.

“I really admire the work of the Department of Conservation and the communities’ engagement in conservation but feel that so few people have an understanding of all the great work going on out there.  Every day I see award-wining images of New Zealand’s nature and spectacular landscapes which tell this story so well.  My vision is to see New Zealanders gain a greater understanding of this work and hopefully be inspired to get actively involved.  It’s about giving back to a cause that’s so important to who we are as New Zealanders” Rob Lile, Director of One Shot.

Conservation project organisers interested in finding out more about this exciting new opportunity can visit the One Shot website. Conservation projects can be on or off conservation land and may include projects supported or led by DOC. Examples could include upgrading a favourite hut, planting projects, building tracks or pest control.

Nelson DOC Partnership Ranger, Adam Riding who leads the partnership for DOC says, “for the Department and the many others working to improve New Zealand’s nature, it usually a case of being head-down on the job rather than taking the time to raise awareness of the work we’re all doing.  When we do look to tell a story we find it really hard to find really good images. A picture is worth a thousand words as they say.  One Shot has some of the most amazing nature photography I’ve ever seen and, alongside iwi and community partners, we manage some of the world’s most amazing species and scenery. Providing access for professional photographers to access these places to showcase what we do seems like a win/win all round.”

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Rob Lile (Director of One Shot), Martin Rodd (Director of the partnerships at Department of Conservation), and Gillian Bishop (volunteer and Chair of the Tasman Environmental Trust) set up a trap on Gillian’s property, in the Waimea inlet.

NOTES

  • One Shot is New Zealand’s leading stock image library representing the collective work of some of our country’s top professional photographic talent.
  • DOC and One Shot have entered a partnership which will see the photo agency contribute to NZ conservation by supporting DOC and associated conservation projects with professional photography opportunities.
  • The partnership will offer DOC and conservation projects the opportunity to connect with professional photographers in order to capture their work, achievements, special places and species. By using high quality imagery DOC can better engage, educate and inform the New Zealand public regarding conservation initiatives and successes.
  • The partnership is an example of DOC’s new operating model which is to work with key agencies, Iwi, businesses and other stakeholders to help grow conservation. It is about working smarter and collaboratively to achieve mutual success. The goal is to grow conservation by helping more people to understand the value of conservation in their lives, by getting more people involved and contributing, and by doing more work in partnership with others.
  • DOC and associated conservation groups can submit a request to One Shot (via the DOC Partnership Account Manager, Adam Riding) to work with a photographer in order to capture quality professional images portraying their work or a specific project. Sixty of One Shot’s photographers have agreed to offer their services to support conservation projects free of charge. In exchange, photographers benefit from the opportunity to photograph unique or special locations and experiences which they can add to their portfolio of work.
  • Images taken of conservation projects will be uploaded to One Shot’s image library and made available via its website oneshot.co.nz
    The images can then be used by DOC or the conservation group to promote its work on their web site, leaflets or publications. The imagery can help promote our species recovery work, our special landscapes and locations, DOC’s network of huts & tracks or the work of conservation volunteer organisations.

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Martin Rodd (Director of the partnerships at Department of Conservation), Kevin McClintock (DOC volunteer) and Gillian Bishop (DOC volunteer and Chair of the Tasman Environmental Trust) set up a trap on Gillian’s property, in the Waimea inlet while Dave Buckton (photographer, director of Take Only Pictures (photo tours) and One Shot contributor) takes a picture.