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.

Summer Salon 2021 Results Gallery

The gallery of the Summer 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.

“Remnants” – Honours, Advanced Digital – ©Kelly Munro

Autumn Salon 2021

Entry forms are now open for the Autumn Salon.

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 25th April for digital and online registration of prints, with prints to be handed in at the meeting of 26th April.

Trenna Packer Salver Nature Photographic Competition

This PSNZ competition is for a set of six nature images.  They must be taken in New Zealand and its offshore islands.  Entries are open to all clubs in New Zealand.  The competition opens on 1st May 2021 and closes on 18th June 2021.

KCPS will be making an entry and you are invited to submit images for consideration. Go to Salon and Competition Entry from the main menu or use this link directly:

Trenna Packer Submission Form

KCPS Win Regional Interclub Print Battle

Print Battle Trophy

The 2020 Wellington Regional Interclub was the victim of Covid-19 restrictions and postponed to March 2nd 2021. Hosted by Kapiti Camera Club (not to be confused with us, the Kapiti Coast Photographic Society) it very nearly became the victim of a further postponement when alert levels were raised again just a couple of days before the event. Fortunately they had a plan to limit numbers to eight per club, which allowed what is always an enjoyable, popular and competitive competition to go ahead.

The six clubs that make up the Wellington Region submitted a print in each of the ten categories chosen by the host club. The guest judge ranks them in order, with the ranking translating to points (1st equals 1 point, 2nd is 2 etc). The club with the fewest points at the end of the judging takes home the trophy.

In addition to the main trophy, a secondary competition for the best abstract image on the night was also up for grabs.

It is great to be able to report that KCPS made a clean sweep on the night, winning both the main trophy and the abstract prize with Jenny Setchell’s image Crazy Pipes for the Musical Image category wowing the judge. The scoreboard with all the placings is shown below:

The selection committee had a tough time selecting which images to choose to represent the club, but obviously did a fantastic job. The images and the categories they represent were:

Summer Salon 2021 – 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 21 February for digital and online registration of prints, with prints to be handed in at the meeting of 22 February.

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.