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.
Just a reminder that our development night is this Monday the 1st of May and is on Street Photography.
It would be a good idea to bring your camera so we can help set up useful settings combinations, etc.
This will be followed by a Meetup on the 13th May in Wellington to practice what we have learnt. It just so happens that the LUX Light Festival is on that day so we should be able to get some interesting shots. To RSVP to the Meetup please click HERE
See you all Monday 🙂
Only 6 weeks to go before the CRC kicks off in the wonderful and diverse city of Porirua!!
It’s all coming together nicely and as you know, registrations have been open for some time (and are now filling fast).
Some workshops have already reached maximum numbers.
So, if any of your members have not yet registered, it would pay them to do so sooner than later to ensure that they get a preferred workshop and field trip
To register click HERE
Please also mention to your members that the deadline to RECEIVE both Printed and Digital images for the Salon and Interclub competition is Friday, 2nd September 2016 Late entries cannot be accepted
Confirmed Guest Speakers
Professor Geoffrey Batchen – http://www.victoria.ac.nz/sacr/about/staff/geoffrey-batchen
Grant Sheehan- http://grantsheehangallery.com/about/
Glen Howey – http://www.glenhowey.co.nz/biography.htm
Esther Bunning – http://www.estherbunningcreative.com/
Nick Servian – http://nickservian.com/
David Hamilton – http://www.davidhamiltonphotography.co.nz/
Chris Helliwell – http://www.nzexposed.co.nz/
We are very proud to announce our guest speaker for our meeting on the 27th June will be renowned wellington photographer and iris award winner Rob Suisted.
He will be giving a talk about his award winning book Molesworth Station, which will be on sale after the meeting for a special discounted price of $50.
Wilderness drove Rob Suisted’s passion to craft a lifestyle from wild places. Rob has visited much of NZ’s wilderness, Antarctica (18 times so far), Sub-Antarctic, the high Arctic and many spots in between.
Sharing this love through photography and guiding, Rob has photos on over 30 postage stamps, our new bank notes, hundreds of calendars, books, magazines, and murals all over the world.
Rob’s photographed 16 books so far, his last ‘Molesworth’ won a prestigious NZ book award. He’s just had the honour of filming Country Calendar’s 50th anniversary book (due September). He shoots for the likes of NZ Geographic and Tourism NZ.
Giving back to conservation is important, through photos and lectures, but also investing profits into forest restoration.
Previously Rob was the NZ National Marine Mammal Advisor & NZ Sea lion recovery group leader; working on issues of bykill, species recovery, tourism and strandings management.
See Rob’s work at: blog.naturespic.com | http://www.naturespic.com
Andrea Gardner Photography exhibition
All welcome, entry free.
Photospace, in Courtenay Place:
- Dave Edwards, East to West (presentation Thurs 3 March, 7.30 pm. (Koha admission)
- John Williams, Pilgrimage – a large documentary collection from India and Sri Lanka. On till 2 April
- Justin Quinnell Talk on PInhole Photography, Friday 18 March, 6pm (Koha admission)
Wellington City Gallery:
Talk by Peter Black, 2pm, Sat 5 March (free)
Photobook Festival/Book Fair at Massey:
Tasman St, Saturday 12 March and Sunday 13 March. You need to register to attend presentations, but can visit any time to view displays.
Wrights Hill Through Your Lens – with Simon Woolf
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Limited numbers. Bookings are essential. For more information or to book please phone the Treehouse 04 499 1400
Foe more photography events go to http://www.meetup.com/KCPS-Photography-Meetup-Group/
Congratulations to six of our club members who were accepted into the PSNZ New Zealand Camera book which will be published in April. Scott Stevenson, Shona Jaray, Jo Goudsbloom, Gavin Klee, Alison Viskovic and myself, well done everyone you have made our club very proud and we cant wait to see a copy of the book.
Meetup Group – Welcome to Taylorville
Just reminding everyone that our next meet up is tomorrow at Clive Taylor’s in Raumati, 2pm. If you would like more information please head over to our meetup.com page HERE.
We would love to see you there, entry $5pp.
In the latest copy if the D-Photo Magazine (Feb-Mar, p90) is a fantastic write up about the Kapiti Coast Photographic Society thanks to some careful planning by Alison, there is also a showcase of some our top images from 2014. So what are you waiting for? Hop into your nearest book store and grab yourself a copy, it’s well worth the read.
First Meeting for 2015 – Monday 9th February 7.30pm
Last but not least, the formal programme for KCPS will kick off on Monday 9 February at 7:30 pm, with a talk by Carol Molineux on ““Recent Journeys into the Arctic Regions of Svalbard and Iceland”. She has some great images from a unique area that few get the opportunity to visit. Not to be missed.
We are also looking forward to welcoming some new members to the club.
A reminder that you can always found out the latest details of our upcoming programme and events at https://kcps.org.nz/events/
The year is already off to a good start with several meetups. (Thanks to Rachel Stevens for organising these!) I managed to get to the first one at Pukerua Bay (along with around twenty other photographers). There’s lots of photos posted – have a look.
The next meetup is on Sunday 8 February – “Welcome to Taylorville” – check out all the details here, and come along and join us.
The formal programme for KCPS will kick off on Monday 9 February at 7:30 pm, with a talk by Carol Molineux on ““Recent Journeys into the Arctic Regions of Svalbard and Iceland”. She has some great images from a unique area that few get the opportunity to visit. Not to be missed.
Summer Salon – Set Themes
Entries for the first salon for the year are due on 9 March. Please note that the Committee has decided to change the format this year, so that the first three salons will include set themes as well as open images. The updated rules for the 2015 competition can be downloaded here.
For the Summer Salon, you can enter one open digital image, and one on the theme of “Let’s Make Music“. For prints, you can enter one open print and one on the theme of “Intimate Moments“. Make use of this gorgeous summer weather to get out and about to make images on these themes – which also correspond to two of the topics for the Wellington Interclub print battle later in the year. So we are hoping that this will result in a good selection of images to choose from for that.
Finally – there’s an exhibition of work by Yvonne Todd at the City Gallery in Wellington until 1 March that may be of interest. Check out http://www.citygallery.org.nz/exhibitions/yvonne-todd-creamy-psychology .
We’re into the final month of activities for this year. A rundown of what has already happened, and what is coming up:
Development Group – 3 November
We had a good attendance last night, and everyone (including me) learned more about how Lightroom can be used to input, organise and post-process images.
Best of Year Entries – Due by 10 November
These can be entered online now. You can enter via the SALON ENTRY menu item on our website, or go direct to http://www.jotform.co/KCPS/bestofyear. Remember there are no grades for this final competition. Any member can enter one digital image and one print but they must be the same (or based on) images which were entered in one of the four salons during the year.
Online entries must be in by 5 pm on Monday 10 November. Bring your print along to the AGM that evening.
AGM – 10 November
The AGM will be held at 7:30 pm on Monday 10 November, at OBC. Following the AGM we will show the AV of this year’s Laurie Thomas Landscape Competition.
Formal notice of the AGM was earlier sent to members, and further documents will be distributed.
For this meeting:
- Don’t be shy about putting your name forward to join the Committee. It is very rewarding to be involved in running our Society, and it’s always good to get new people with new ideas. Please bring along your completed nomination form.
- Please bring along your matted print for the Best of Year Entry, along with a printout of the online entry you made (or a note with your name and the print title).
- We expect to have, for return to members, any unclaimed prints from the KCPS set or from individuals that were submitted to the PSNZ Central Region Salon being held this coming weekend at Silverstream.
- Bring along up to two mounted (but unframed) prints you would like to display at the Kapiti Arts Trail (to be held on the weekend of 15-16 November), with a price indicated if they are available to sell. While we see this mainly as an opportunity to promote the club, visitors do also expect some works to be for sale.
- Bring money to buy tickets for the EOY function ….
EOY FUNCTION – 24 November
This year’s venue for the EOY will be the Kapiti Club at 32 Marine Parade, Paraparaumu Beach. The function will start at 7 pm. The esteemed John Boyd will be the judge for the Best of Year Competition, and other awards will be given. This is always a great night – don’t miss it.
If you go to our home page at http://kcps.org.nz, in the left-hand sidebar you’ll see a short list of the next events coming up. There are some oddities just now about WordPress interaction with Google Calendar, so you may see some duplicates. Sorry. The calendar itself is ok.
That embedded calendar, and another full list of events, is available at https://kcps.org.nz/events/ .
If you want, you can subscribe to the KCPS Google Calendar of events, so any changes automatically update in your own calendar system. Instructions were posted in August 2011. Check it out here. Please let me know how you get on, and if the instructions need updating.
Nick Ward II
Speaking of upcoming events, we’re delighted to say that Nick Ward will once again be our speaker at the next KCPS meeting on Monday 24 February. He was very popular and entertaining when he spoke to us almost exactly a year ago. See the brief report on that meeting.
This time around, his topic will be “Finding a suitable title for your image(s)” and is sure to be just as entertaining and informative. Don’t miss it.
Report on Chris Helliwell Presentation
Unfortunately I had to miss this presentation last week. Ian Linning reports that there were around 35 members there, and that Chris made these key points about Nature Photography:
- Patience! – Wait, Wait and then Wait longer
- Shoot at your subject’s eye level (You’ll be prone 90% of the time)
- Know your kit well
- Have an image objective in mind before you go out rather than wait for the image to come along
There were lots of questions and then one-to-one discussions over tea and coffee. Chris had brought along 18 kg of gear (!) and eagerly demonstrated items on a one to one basis.
Come along for our meeting tomorrow evening at 7:30 pm to hear from the esteemed John Boyd Hon FPSNZ Hon PSNZ APSNZ, who will once again be judging the print entries for our annual Frank Hinchcliff Award.
You can read all about Frank Hinchliff here: