Kapiti Coast Photographic Society are holding an Open Evening on Monday 25th February at Otaihanga Boat Club.
Anyone interested in photography and seeing what the club gets up to is welcome to come along, meet current members and talk all things photographic. A barbecue, nibbles/snacks and soft drinks will be provided.
The evening starts at 7pm. Venue is Otaihanga Boating Club, 19 Makora Rd, Otaihanga.
In February the Kapiti Camera Club is celebrating its 50th birthday and invite KCPS members to their celebratory “Kapiti Camera Club: 50 Years of Photography” exhibition and workshops.
When: 1 February to 10 March 2019
Where: At Bottle Creek Gallery, Pataka Art and Museum, cnr Parumoana & Norrie Streets, Porirua
Why: A celebration of members’ photography and the 50 year history of the club
What: Kapiti Camera Club members’ digital and print photographs and short videos, the club’s history and historic artefacts. As well there are two workshops / field trips. See details on the home page of the club’s website: www.kapiticameraclub.co.nz
A great evening again to round off the year before the summer break. Outgoing President Alison Viskovic presented the awards.
The winner of the inaugural Novice Grade combined print and digital was Dianne Daniels, with Moira O’Malley runner up.
Greg Whitfield was the winner of both Print and Digital categories for the Intermediate grade, with David Yockney runner up in Digital and Alison Fraei runner up in Print.
Advanced Digital winner was Susie Whelan. Runner up Carol Molineux.
Gavin Klee took the Advanced Print trophy, closely followed by Susie.
This year’s Frank Hinchcliff award was won by Carol Molineux, the second time for her in recent years.
The Best of Year competition was judged by Ann Bastion. Barry Culling won the print category with his fantastically detailed Bellbird. Unusually we had joint runners-up with Ann not being able to choose between Gavin Klee and Johanna Gouldsblom.
Finally Gavin Klee rounded off a successful evening for him by taking the Best of Year Digital trophy, with Carol Molineux a close second.
A big thanks to Nicola McGinty for taking photos on the night – a pretty pressurised job in a roomful of photographers! The full gallery of photos from the night can be seen over on the KCPS Facebook page here.
Finally a huge thanks on behalf of the committee and the members to Alison for all her hard work over the year.
KCPS members continue to make an impact in wider competitions. Results of this year’s PSNZ International Salon were recently published:
- Neil Gordon had six acceptances (two in each of Open, Monochrome and Creative sections).
- Alison Viskovic had an acceptance in Monochrome and another in Creative.
- Hugh Scott had an acceptance in Open.
Congratulations Neil, Alison, and Hugh.
The gallery of the Spring 2018 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.
Nine club members enjoyed a fun and interesting convention in Whanganui last weekend, hosted by the Whanganui Camera Club. A highlight was the salon, where the club and individual members did very well.
Our interclub sets won in both print and digital, and Nicola McGinty won the Stratford Cup for her portrait “Behind the Mask”, judged best print from all the interclub print entries.
The winning print and digital sets:
Individual honours were
- Carol Molineux – 3 Honours
- Susie Whelan – 2 Honours
- Neil Gordon – 2 Honours
- Caroline Ludford – 1 Honours
and five other members (Rhonda Billington, Jo Goudsblom, Teresa Angell, Alison Viskovic and Jacky Challis) also had images accepted.
The convention was very well organised, and everyone who went had a wonderful time. We plan to show some images from field trips, etc., at the next KCPS meeting on Monday 8 October.
Our new exhibition “Through the Photographer’s Eye” was formally opened last evening.
About forty members and guests were present – here’s just some of them enjoying the occasion and viewing the photographs.
We were honoured to have KCDC Mayor K Gurunathan present, and formally open the exhibition.
Our President, Alison Viskovic, has done a tremendous amount of work leading and organising the exhibition, and was warmly thanked for everything she has done.
The exhibition will continue until 5 October, at the Paraparaumu Library in Iver Trask Place off Rimu Road. Come along and see it! Opening hours are:
- 9am to 5pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
- 9am to 7:30pm, Thursday and Friday
- 10am to 4pm, Saturday
- 10am to 2pm, Sunday
KCPS is grateful to the Kapiti Coast District Creative Communities Scheme for support for our exhibition, and to all members who contributed images and time to make the exhibition a success.
Continuing a good year for KCPS members in national competitions, Shona Jaray APSNZ and Caroline Ludford LPSNZ LRPS have both had images placed in the top 10 in Round 4 of the Canon Online 2018 competition.
The images and the comments of judge Bruce Girdwood FPSNZ are online here on the PSNZ site..
The gallery of the Winter 2018 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.