Bowron and Wiltshire 2022

KCPS will be entering the Bowron Landscape Trophy and the Wiltshire Digital Image Cup in 2022. Online entry forms are now open for you to submit images to be considered for our entries.

The forms will remain open until 1 February. They both contain links to information relevant to the competitions.

Go to the Salon and Competition Entry page.

Winter Themed Salon 2021 Results Gallery

The gallery of the Winter 2021 Themed Salon entries that were awarded Highly Commended or Honours has been published. You can find the link to it here. Alternatively, select the Galleries menu from the top of the page and navigate to the page from there.

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“Vanilla-Mating Pied Oystercatchers” – Honours, Advanced Themed Print – ©Carol Molineux

KCPS Wins 2021 Trenna Packer Salver

The objective of the national PSNZ Trenna Packer Salver Competition is to illustrate the diversity of the natural world in New Zealand and its off shore islands, with images that are of a very high standard. There were sets entered from twenty once camera clubs across the country, and this year the winner of the competition was – us!

 Contributors to the winning set were:

  1. Anthornis melanura – Gavin Klee
  2. Geum uniflora – Carol Molineux
  3. Metrosideros umbellata – Carol Molineux
  4. Scutellinia colensoi – Rhonda Billington
  5. Stalactite Patuna Chasm – Neil Gordon
  6. Female Ischnura aurora – Rhonda Billington

And special congratulations to Rhonda and Gavin who  were awarded honours for their images. A great result all round for the club.


This is what the judge, Bob McCree FPSNZ had to say about the Kapiti Coast Photogrphic Society’s entry:

An excellent, diverse and consistent set of natural history images. This is certainly one of the best sets here with each image nicely notated with the Latin names for the species. The set is well book ended by two very strong images nicely positioned – the first looking into the set at the start, and the sixth looking back into the set at the end. There is a very pleasing tonal flow and mixture of images here. The consistent high quality of each individual image together with their placement within the set and the overall high quality of the set’s presentation, all adds up to a very pleasing set to view.

2021 Frank Hinchcliff Award

The 2021 Frank Hinchcliff Award was judged by Bruce Girdwood, who did his usual excellent job in providing thoughtful and insightful comments on this year’s entries.

The competition is for prints only and commemorates a founder member of the Waikanae Camera Club that was a forebear of the Kapiti Coast Photographic Society.

Congratulations to this year’s winner Ian Yeoman, with “New Zealand Dotterel”

Ian Yeoman (L) and Bruce Girdwood (R)

The evening was completed with an excellent talk by Brendan Gully describing his adventures in taking photographs of storms in the USA’s tornado season. Visit his website https://brendangully.co.nz for some stunning imagery.

Winter Salon 2021

Entry forms are now open for the Winter Salon.

For entries, navigate to the Salon and Competition Entry menu page or use these links directly:

Salon Digital Entry Form

Salon Print Entry Form

This is a themed salon – “Fifty shades of grey”. Submissions close on the 8th August for digital and online registration of prints, with prints to be handed in at the meeting of 9th August.

Autumn Salon 2021 Results Gallery

The gallery of the Autumn 2021 Salon entries that were awarded Highly Commended or Honours has been published. You can find the link to it here. Alternatively, select the Galleries menu from the top of the page and navigate to the page from there.

Shear Strength WWDS

“Shear Strength WWDS” – Honours, Intermediate Digital – ©Ian Yeoman

Bring and Buy Sale

Kapiti Coast Photographic Society is organising a “Camera Gear Bring and Buy”.

Club members and the general public are invited to bring along any surplus camera equipment or general photography related gear they might have and put it up for sale. And of course, everyone is invited along to come along and buy any of the equipment.

Venue: Waikanae Memorial Hall, 3-5 Pehi Kupa St, Waikanae. We will be in the small hall at the back.

Time and Date: 9:00am to 12:30pm, Saturday 29 May.

If successful sellers could make a small donation from their sales,that would be great. It will help cover our costs.