A year of work and more than 1000 photos later, Nadia Elers can't wait to show off what she's achieved in photography this year.
The Rotorua Girls' High School student's photography board will be on display with the work of dozens of other senior students at Vision 2016 on Tuesday - a school event which showcases the work of senior art and design students to the wider community.
Nadia will show off her level two photography portfolio - the culmination of a year of work for the 17-year-old.
"I'm just really proud of it and I'm happy to be able to share it."
The 30 photos on display have been whittled down from more than 1000 photos taken for the project which was aimed to focus on "location and light".
Nadia picked a farm field near her house for the photo shoot, and used two models which was a challenge co-ordination wise, she said.
Next year Nadia plans to study level three photography and "will see from there" where she takes her passion.
For the next year the focus is on working out more tricks around how to use her camera well.
"It is so much more than pressing a button."
Photography and design teacher Bryony Edwards said the event showcased the work of senior students of the art and design technology faculty's seven subjects which included photography, design, art, digital, fashion, design and visual communication and hospitality.
It is the third year it has been held but the first time work from all the subjects in the faculty will be on display.
"The public can expect to see the Level 1 and Level 2 art folio boards from students who take art, design and photography as well as presentations from students in the other subjects. Year 13 hospitality students will showcase their skills by providing nibbles and drinks for the event.
"In recent years we have become renowned for having a high standard of work. The Art and Technology Faculty is so strong that we have some students who are taking four subjects within the faculty."
The event is being held on Tuesday at the school's performing arts centre from 1.30pm to 3.30pm, and 5pm to 7.30pm.