The weather was almost enough to keep me home last night, but I was glad that I did venture out in the torrential rain and gale to go to our KCPS meeting. Around twenty of us enjoyed three interesting presentations:

Focus on Fun

Paul Witham from the Hutt Camera Club told us all about the Central Region Convention which they will host at Silverstream from 7-9 November.  See the full details on their website. It does indeed sound like lots of fun, with great speakers and workshops and field trips.  Register soon to get the early bird rate and make sure you have your pick of the workshops. I have.

Hal Gimperson

It was fascinating to see the range of photographic prints from Hal, who is a new KCPS member, having joined in April.  Some examples are shown below – a textural detail from a railway engine at Paekakariki; a solarized monochrome print; and one of a number of beautiful matt prints where Hal took a narrow vertical slice of a colourful sunset over the Kapiti Coast, and then expanded it horizontally to a panoramic format.

"Close 5a" (c) Hal Gimperson

“Close 5a” (c) Hal Gimperson

"Greely railroad" (c) Hal Gimperson

“Greely railroad” (c) Hal Gimperson

Example of vertical sliver of sunset expanded horizontally (c) Hal Gimperson

Example of vertical sliver of sunset expanded horizontally (c) Hal Gimperson

 Ian Linning

Our President also gave a very interesting presentation on his photography – covering three themes. First were some examples of street photography from when he lived in Singapore; second was sharing some examples and experiences of his commercial photography business Primofoto; and third was a short video of a trip to Italy where the images were all taken on a very travel-friendly Canon G10, and “Ken Burns” panning was used to good effect. Some imagery examples are also shown below.

(c) Ian Linning

Example of a Kapiti Coast image created, printed and installed on a glass splashback.

(c) Ian Linning