Spring Salon 2020 Results Gallery

The gallery of the Spring 2020 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.

Still life with pears

“Still life with pears” – Honours, Intermediate Digital – ©Eva Petro

Vision 2020 Exhibition Opening

A wet and stormy evening didn’t deter KCPS members and guests from attending the opening of our Vision 2020 photography exhibition on Monday 19th October at the Roderick and Gillian Deane Community Art Space Paraparaumu Library.

KCPS were pleased to have the the Director of Mahara Gallery Janet Baily to do the official opening before enjoying the buffet put on by the members.

Twenty four members had their work showcased in 65 images across 6 categories – Nature, Landscape, Travel, People, Creative and Kapiti.

The exhibition runs from 19th to 30th October. Funding support was provided by the Kapiti Coast District Creative Communities NZ project.

Vision 2020 Exhibition

The Kapiti Coast Photographic Society is holding its 2020 exhibition at the Roderick and Gillian Dean Community Art Space, Paraparaumu Library from 19-30 October. It will be open to the public during library hours.

Sixty four images are showcased in 6 sections: Nature, Landscape, Travel, People, Creative and Kapiti. Images will be for sale at the end of the exhibition.

The exhibition will be opened by Janet Bayley, Director Mahara Gallery, Waikanae.

The cost of printing and mounting has been partly met by a grant from the Kapiti Coast District Council Creative Communities Scheme, and partly from funds from the sale of the club’s annual Kapiti Coast calendar. The calendar will be on display at the exhibition and available to buy at local markets. 

Best of Year Competition 2020

Entries are now invited for your best images submitted in this year’s salons. Each member may submit one digital and one print image.

Prints can be handed in at the club meeting on 26th October. The entry form will remain open for digital entries until 5pm on 28th October.


Winter Salon 2020 Results Gallery

The gallery of the Winter 2020 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.

“Múlafossur waterfall, Faroe Islands at dusk ” – Honours, Advanced Digital – ©Jacky Challis

Spring Salon Entry Forms now Open

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

Salon digital entry form

Salon print entry form

Submissions close 27 September for digital and online registration of prints, with prints to be handed in at the meeting of 28 September.

Lighting Development Night

September’s development night was spent experimenting with the club’s studio lighting gear that was recently donated to us by Kim Duckworth.  A big thanks to David for imparting his lighting knowledge to the group, and also to Nicola who sat patiently throughout as the lighting model.

We have 3 professional lights, lighting stands, a softbox, umbrellas and reflectors. The intention is to make it available to be loaned out to KCPS members, and we could also use it in the future for some studio lighting projects at future meetings or workshops.

Frank Hinchcliff Results

Winner Carol Molineux being presented the trophy by judge Alison Viskovic

The 2020 Frank Hinchcliff Award was judged by KCPS Past President Alison Viskovic. 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.

You can read all about the life and times of Frank here.

The winner this year was Carol Molineux with her brilliant image of a Spoonbill entitled “Spunk”. Runner up for the second consecutive year was Greg Whitfield with “Flying Ahead”.

Alison provided some great feedback on the submitted images. A hardcopy of her comments can be found in the Salon Results page on this site. Note that this is password protected for members only.

The following gallery contains the winning image (a photo of the print), plus digital versions of the runner up and those prints awarded Highly Commended.

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The evening was rounded off by an entertaining and fascinating talk by local author Mike Peryer describing the wildlife of Waikanae Estuary.

Printing Workshop 10 August

Registration is now invited for Shona Jaray’s printing workshop on 10 August, starting 7pm at Otaihanga Boating Club.

Registration is not required to attend. The purpose is to gauge interest in order to prepare sufficient handout materials in the form of a spiral bound printed booklet. Registrees will each receive a copy on the night.

If you wish to register, please do so before registration closes on 1st August.

Link to Registration Form