Hi to everyone and Happy New Year.

2016 is shaping up to be a busy and interesting year for KCPS members.
First of all, we celebrate the winners of awards presented at our end-of-year dinner last November:

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Salon Grade results:

Intermediate Prints: 1st Rhonda Billington, Runner-up Susie Whelan
Intermediate Digital: 1st Susie Whelan,  Runner-up Roger Smith

Advanced Prints: 1st Carol Molineux, Runner-up Alison Viskovic

Advanced Digital: 1st Johanna Goudsblom, Runner-up Carol Molineux

A Pair Plus One

“A Pair Plus One” – Best of Year Print- ©Johanna Goudsblom

Kotare with mud crab

“Kotare with Mud Crab” – Runner Up, Best of Year Print – ©Gavin Klee


“Emily” – Best of Year Digital- © Susie Whelan


Big Sister

“Big Sister” – Runner Up, Best of Year Digital – ©Rachel Stevens

What’s coming up this year?

We hope you are all seeking out images of Kapiti for the mid-year exhibition at the Paraparaumu Library. The theme is “Kapiti – Our Place” so that covers anything from land- and sea-scapes to people and activities that are typical of Kapiti. Some good opportunities coming up include the Kapiti Heritage Weekend, Sat 23 and Sun 24 January. All the museums from Otaki to Paekakariki will be open and many will have special displays and activities. Then the Waikanae Garden Trail is on Sat 30 and Sun 31 January.
Our main programme starts on Monday 8 February, when the main speaker will be Gavin Klee on his nature photography.  This year’s club brochure will be available that evening.

Monday 22 February

We are having an open evening – visitors invited, and there will be a sausage sizzle. Members are each asked to bring a plate of finger food, and a print to display on our brand-new easels.

Monday 7 March

Is the first Development Session, focussing on use of camera controls – bring your camera, and be prepared to try things afterwards out in a small project we’ll set you!

Monday 14 March

Will be a Member Exhibition night, with three members showing images and talking about their photography. Closing date for Summer Salon entries.

Monday 28 March

Will be Summer Salon (just open, no set subjects this year!)

Looking forward to seeing you around with your cameras, as well as at our meetings.
Cheers from Alison and the Committee