Simon Woolf in typically dynamic form

We have another treat in store at our regular KCPS meeting on Monday 9 July, with Simon Woolf giving a presentation on lighting.  He’s an excellent photographer and teacher, so this will be well worthwhile attending.

Entries are also due that night for the Frank Hinchcliff Trophy.  You can submit one or two prints, of images captured within the last two years.

At the start of the session we’ll also have a brief presentation of images from the Waikanae Estuary Photoshoot from two weeks ago. Those who took part are welcome to each bring along no more than six images that they want to share, on a thumb drive.


The Development Group meeting last Monday went very well. Carol reported:

There were 11 people who attended. Peter Ellis gave a power point presentation of the history of photography and the different processes over the years. These included the Dagurerrotype, Ambrotype and Tintype processes. He illustrated these with personal family photos showing the original and the restored photo he had done. He then restored a scanned damaged photo using layers in photo shop and some of the processes used included cloning ,blurring and increasing the contrast. Hugh Scott then showed his work set up which involved photographing the original photo in RAW using a macro lens. It was a very informative evening.

Six KCPS members went up to the Horowhenua Print Battle in Foxton last Wednesday 4 July. There were around twenty people in total who were split randomly into four teams. We had a really fun evening with lots of banter, and spot quizzes as well as print competitions.  Thanks to Sandy Carter and the rest of the Horowhenua Camera Club for putting on a thoroughly enjoyable night.