The gallery of the Spring 2022 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.
The salon was on the theme of “literary inspiration/based on the written word”. Digital entries were judged by Robyn Carter. Print entries were judged by Michele Usher.
Congratulations to KCPS member Ian Yeoman who earned his Licentiate honour from the Photographic Society of New Zealand this year. KCPS President Eva presented Ian his certificate at the the October 24th meeting.
For more information on PSNZ honours, follow this link.
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The gallery of the Winter 2022 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.
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The Kapiti Coast Photographic Society is holding its 2022 exhibition at the Roderick and Gillian Deane Community Art Space, Paraparaumu Library from 25 July to 5 August. It will be open to the public during library hours, after its official opening on 24th July to the club members and invited guests.
Sixty-four images are showcased in 3 sections: Kapiti, Open and inspired by the Written Word. Images will be for sale at the end of the exhibition.
The cost of printing and mounting has been partly met by a grant from the Kapiti Coast District Council Creative Communities Scheme, and partly from funds from the sale of the club’s annual Kapiti Coast calendar.
The 2022 Frank Hinchcliff salon was held on 11th July. The competition is for prints only and commemorates a founder member of the Waikanae Camera Club that was a forebear of the Kapiti Coast Photographic Society.
We were lucky enough to have John Boyd FPNZ APSNZ as judge, and he provided some great feedback and commentary on the seventeen prints submitted by ten different photographers. These comments are available in the members-only area of this site.
John selected three images as highly recommended:
“Agapanthus Buds” by Eva Petro (top right of Print Set 2 below)
“Ocean Wanderer” by Roger Smith (second row, left had side of Print Set 1)
“Wabi Sabi – Beauty in Imperfection” by Shona Jaray (bottom row middle image of Print Set 1)
Runner up was “Feed me…feed me” by Roger Smith (bottom left of Print Set 2).
But this year’s Frank Hinchcliff Trophy Winner was “Sunset Fishing” by Neil Gordon (third row, right hand image of Print Set 1).
You can read all about the life and times of Frank Hinchcliff here.
KCPS rounded off another active year with the annual awards dinner, held at the Paraparaumu Golf Club. The presentations of the annual club awards for best overall salon results was topped off with the Best of Year competition judged by Chris Parkin.
The photographers who had most overall points across the four 2021 salons in each grade and category were:
Novice Combined Print & Digital
Congratulations to all the winners and runners up, and of course to the entire membership for creating such a great set of images over the year.
The highlight of the evening was the Best of Year competition, where club members submit their best print and digital image for commentary and ranking by the guest judge. In addition to deciding the winners and runners up, Chris included a few special mentions while delivering his comments:
Carol Molineux for “Dispute” – Print
Alison Viskovic for “Grey Power” – Print
Eva Petro for “Hellebore Triptych” – Digital
Neil Gordon for “Morning Shower” – Digital
And on to the winners and runners up:
Best of Year Award
Into the Desert
Print Runner Up
Digital Runner Up
The evening rounded off what has been a very active year for KCPS with field trips, salons, workshops, and a wider variety of speakers. Below are a few images from the night.
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The 2021 Regional Print Battle this year was a very closely fought affair. Last years’s winners – KCPS – were joint runners up.
Judged by Bruce Girdwood FPSNZ, the battle was between the hosts Hutt Camera Club, Johnsonville Camera Club, Kapiti Coast Photographic Society, Wellington Photographic Society and Kapiti Camera Club. The format of the competition is that there are ten rounds, each of a different theme. Each club enters a photo in each round, and the judge orders them from best to least favourite. Points are given based on position – 1 point for 1st, 2 for second and so on. The club with the least number of points by the end of the evening takes the glory of winning the trophy.
The themes this year were:
H is for…
In the City
The Great Outdoors
What we do in the Shadows
As you can see from the scoreboard, it was an incredibly tight and exciting competition – only four points between first and last. The lead changed several times as each round unfolded.
Hutt and Johnsonville camera clubs took joint first place, the two Kapiti’s were joint runners up, with Wellington just one point behind. Bruce Girdwood commented that he had not seen such a strong set of fifty images all in one place for a very long time – all his decisions were very close.
A nice touch to round off the evening was with an impromptu pop up exhibition of all the entries across the clubs, giving everyone a good chance to browse some fantastic and inspiring images.
The committee had a tough time selecting images to represent the club from a large set submitted by the KCPS photographers. Our entries are in the gallery below, listing the theme and author.
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The objective of the national PSNZ Trenna Packer Salver Competition is to illustrate the diversity of the natural world in New Zealand and its off shore islands, with images that are of a very high standard. There were sets entered from twenty once camera clubs across the country, and this year the winner of the competition was – us!
Contributors to the winning set were:
Anthornis melanura – Gavin Klee
Geum uniflora – Carol Molineux
Metrosideros umbellata – Carol Molineux
Scutellinia colensoi – Rhonda Billington
Stalactite Patuna Chasm – Neil Gordon
Female Ischnura aurora – Rhonda Billington
And special congratulations to Rhonda and Gavin who were awarded honours for their images. A great result all round for the club.
This is what the judge, Bob McCree FPSNZ had to say about the Kapiti Coast Photogrphic Society’s entry:
“An excellent, diverse and consistent set of natural history images. This is certainly one of the best sets here with each image nicely notated with the Latin names for the species. The set is well book ended by two very strong images nicely positioned – the first looking into the set at the start, and the sixth looking back into the set at the end. There is a very pleasing tonal flow and mixture of images here. The consistent high quality of each individual image together with their placement within the set and the overall high quality of the set’s presentation, all adds up to a very pleasing set to view.“
The 2021 Frank Hinchcliff Award was judged by Bruce Girdwood, who did his usual excellent job in providing thoughtful and insightful comments on this year’s entries.
The competition is for prints only and commemorates a founder member of the Waikanae Camera Club that was a forebear of the Kapiti Coast Photographic Society.
Congratulations to this year’s winner Ian Yeoman, with “New Zealand Dotterel”
The evening was completed with an excellent talk by Brendan Gully describing his adventures in taking photographs of storms in the USA’s tornado season. Visit his website https://brendangully.co.nz for some stunning imagery.
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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: