The development night on Monday 2nd March focusses on preparing your images for salons, competitions, or general show. It will cover matting and mounting printed images, resizing digital ones, and anything else related to image presentation.
The annual end of year awards dinner was held on 18th November at a new venue for us the Lloyd Parker Plateau Centre in Parkwood Village. This marked the last formal event of the KCPS calendar. 2019 president Greg Whitfield presented the main club awards, with guest Bruce Girdwood judging and awarding the Best of Year trophies.
The club awards are taken by totalling the scores across all four seasonal salons, with bonus points being added for images that match the subjects for the Regional Interclub Print competition.
Moira O’Malley, who was last year’s runner up for the Novice Grade combined print and digital award went one better this year by taking the win, just ahead of Warren Sutton.
The Intermediate Grade Digital winner was Graham Lonsdale, with Isobelle Gosling runner up.
Greg Whitfield took out the Intermediate Grade Print award, ahead of Di Daniels.
In the Advanced Grade Digital, Gavin Klee won with Roger Smith runner up.
Winner of the Advanced Grade Print was Hugh Scott. Barry Culling was runner up. Unfortunately Hugh could not be with us at the dinner hence no cheesy photo.
The major trophies for overall best print and best digital of the year were judged and awarded by Bruce Girdwood.
Barry Culling won the Peg Griffin Trophy for Best of Year Print for his Water Lily with Frog. Alison Viskovic was placed second for Isolation.
The Waikanae Cup for Best of Year Digital was won by Roger Smith for Angry Bird. This rounded off a successful year for Roger Smith who earlier in the calendar won the 2019 Frank Hinchcliff Trophy. Carol Molineux was runner up for her Tararua Clearance.
Roger and Barry had a good year between them, with a number of awards and trophies.
The Whanganui Camera Club have been celebrating their 125th anniversary this month. As part of the commemoration, the club re-instated their annual Open Salon – last held in 1992. The theme was “Humanity and Earth”, and was further subdivided into three salon categories, one of which was titled “Humanity and Nature” and was judged by Simon Woolf.
Roger Smith was judged winner in this category for his ‘Keep Vehicles Away from Nesting Birds’ image, and he and his wife Mavis attended the awards dinner where he was presented his winning certificate by Vonnie Cave, Whanganui’s oldest and most distinguished member.
Following closely on the heels of Roger, Jacky Challis received a Commendation for ‘Plastic Scourge on Remote Arctic Island’.
Congratulations to you both.
It has been a fruitful year for KCPS members entering external non-club salons.
- Twelve out of sixty seven KCPS members have had external acceptances or better this year so far.
- Five members had an image in the PSNZ Four Nations set of 40.
- Six members have an image in NZ Camera, to be published later this year.
The full list of salons and KCPS results to date is:
The annual KCPS Frank Hinchcliff Trophy has this year been won by Roger Smith for his print “Early Start Paekak”. In awarding the win on Monday 22nd July, judge Toya Heatley commented “I can almost smell the steam as it rises from the engine”.
Runner up was “All Eyes on the Sunrise” by Greg Whitfield.
Thanks to all who entered.
KCPS entries to the various 2019 PSNZ competitions did well again this year, with two 4th placings and a 10th.
The first of the 4ths was in the Bledisloe Cup, which is for a set of four diverse images all taken in New Zealand. Photos in this set were by Alison Viskovic, Jo Goudsblom, Neil Gordon, and Barry Culling.
Fourth place was also awarded in the George Chance Cup – a competition for sets of four landscape prints, one print per club member, to be submitted by member clubs of the PSNZ. Images for this set were created by Jacky Challis, Carol Molineux, Hugh Scott, and Greg Whitfield.
Finally we managed to get 10th place in the Wiltshire Memorial Cup. Submissions for this consist of a selection of four digital images, one image per club member, on any subject. These were taken by Susie Whelan, David Yockney, Hugh Scott, and Alison Viskovic.
KCPS club members achieved great success at the 2019 PSNZ Canon National Exhibition.
Alison Viskovic, Carol Molineux, Hugh Scott, Rhonda Billington, Teresa Angell, Neil Gordon, Caroline Ludford, Shona Jaray, Jacky Challis and David Yockney all had acceptances. In addition, Rhonda was awarded a Bronze Medal for her Grey Warbler image, and Carol got a Silver Medal for her Coprinellus disseminates.
Congratulations to everyone.
Click on the gallery below to see their successful images. (Jacky’s images will follow in a few days, so be sure to check back here for updates).
PSNZ Service Award for Neil
At the PSNZ 2019 conference dinner KCPS member Neil Gordon was awarded a PSNZ Service Medal in recognition of not only his contributions to club and to PSNZ Council over the years, but particularly for his work on the PSNZ database. Along with PSNZ member William Wright – who was also awarded a Service Medal – Neil has been modernising and enhancing the database since 2013.
Congratulations to Neil from all at Kapiti Coast Photographic Society.
Kapiti Coast Photographic Society are holding an Open Evening on Monday 25th February at Otaihanga Boat Club.
Anyone interested in photography and seeing what the club gets up to is welcome to come along, meet current members and talk all things photographic. A barbecue, nibbles/snacks and soft drinks will be provided.
The evening starts at 7pm. Venue is Otaihanga Boating Club, 19 Makora Rd, Otaihanga.