The results for the 2018 exhibition for KCPS club members who submitted images are:
KCPS 1st Meeting for the YEAR.
An early reminder that our first meeting of the year will be on Monday 13 February – a general catch-up for us all, planning for the year’s events, and a surprise item the committee are planning. The brochure for the year will be available at that meeting.
Wiltshire Cup & Bledisloe Cup 2017
Top of the agenda right now, however, is putting together two sets of images taken on the south Wairarapa coast by our members. These are to enter in the Wiltshire Cup (four digital images) and the Bledisloe Cup (four prints, subjects must be taken in NZ). A selection subcommittee will decide on the final sets. Once we know which images are chosen for the prints we will ask for larger high-resolution files to print from. Some images may come from last year’s field trip but others are welcome.
Please email your images in the size you would submit for club salons: max 1080 ppi on the vertical side, max 1620 pip on the horizontal side, SRGb and JPG. Your images can be of landscapes, buildings, people, activities, seascapes, even abstracts… we’d like lots to choose from. They need not have been in a club salon beforehand. Everything you send will be deleted from the computer once decisions have been made.
The deadline to receive these images is Friday 27 January. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PSNZ National Exhibition 2017
Entries are open to any New Zealander and PSNZ member residing overseas.
There are Four Sections available:
- Open Print
- Open Projected Image
- Nature Print
- Nature Projected Image
In a change from previous years registration and submission of entries will open on 1 December 2016 and will close on 10th February 2017. The selection process will be conducted over the weekend of 25 February, 2017.
Enter here http://www.photographyontheedge.org/ and click on the ‘Salon’ tab for details and Entry Form.
The New Zealand International Salon
The PSNZ New Zealand International Salon is open for your entries and will close on the 20th February 2017.
Heaps of awards to be won including 12 Gold Medals.
NZ$4.50 per image. up to 4 images in each section.
For full information and to enter visit http://www.psnzinternationalsalons.com
65th PSNZ National Convention – Photography on the Edge
The Auckland Photographic Society is pleased to announce that registration for the 65th PSNZ National Convention – Photography on the Edge.
Being held at the Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre, from 6 – 9 April 2017, this will be an exciting opportunity for everyone to learn from the best, experience the enthusiasm of passionate photographers and to interact socially with other members and friends from throughout New Zealand.
If you have never been to a PSNZ national convention before, put an ‘I need to be here’ action on your calendar.
Register now for the ‘early bird’ discount and ensure you don’t miss out on your preferred choice of workshop and field trip. The timing of the field trips will allow delegates to attend one in the morning, be returned to the hotel, and to then attend an afternoon session. Read the instructions carefully and follow the easy steps to register.
There is an outstanding lineup of talented photographers, speakers and presenters, as well as a great support from sponsors and trade stands – you will definitely be spoilt for choice.
The website is packed with information, so check it out for yourself and don’t delay your registration at www.photographyontheedge.org
Kapiti Coast Photographic Society invites you to attend the opening of our exhibition at the Mahara Gallery, at 5pm on Saturday 15 October.
The club exhibition opening night was a huge success, officially opened by Deputy Mayor Mike Cardiff and followed by amazing selection of drinks and nibbles provided by our members. Everyone enjoyed the array of images, the display of diversity and massive talent our club has to offer.
A special thank you to our president Alison for all the work she did in preparing the images to the highest standard and ensuring the exhibition flowed cohesively.
If you haven’t been yet? the exhibition is still on until the Friday 24th June.
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/
Another of our KCPS members, Helena Fierlinger, has an exhibition on at the Mahara Gallery in Waikane from 29 August to 27 September. Her photographic exhibition is entitled “Natural Design”.
Click below for further details of the upcoming Mahara Gallery exhibitions, and a floor talk by Helena at 11 am on 16 September.
KCPS member Hal Gimpelson will have a second solo show in the Art Space at the Paraparaumu Library from 23 August through 11 September.
It includes 15 abstract close-ups of rust and graffiti on railroad cars and prints of sunsets. Some of these images have been seen at KCPS meetings but have been refined. Some of the sunsets are now printed about 1.5 metres wide. To whet your appetites, below are a couple of the images on show.
Emerging Light Gallery
For poetry readers, three of Hal‘s writings have also been selected by three artists to create new works. It’s a fascinating show combining writer and visual art at an annual show entitled Con-Fluent at the Emerging Light Gallery in Plimmerton from now (it started on 14 August) to late September.
A metal piece by eco-jeweller JoAnna Mere is entitled Exhale/Poumoana with words from Hal’s Never Stopping, a felting work by Birgit Moffatt based on his Carving Aotearoa, and a third piece composed of layered and carved photos based on his We Can’t Photograph Every Cloud.
Mike Martin from KCPS, and Fred Wotton who will be our judge for the Spring Salon, are just two of the excellent monochrome photographers who will be exhibiting in “Monochrome 2015”. This runs from 2—13 September at the Odlin Gallery, 9-11 Myrtle Street, Lower Hutt. Open from 10:00 am — 4:00 pm daily.
Further details are below.
The Monochrome Group, a group of highly
experienced amateur photographers, will
show their work in an unusual exhibition in
Lower Hutt this month.
Monochrome 2015 will be the group’s second
exhibition, the first of which, in January
2013, set attendance records for the Odlin
The group, whose members come from
throughout the Wellington region, was
formed some 15 years ago with the intent of
preserving traditional photography.
Devotees of the darkroom, the group
members continue to use film and
chemicals rather than digital cameras and
Nine members will each present images in
an exhibition at the Odlin Gallery, near the
Dowse Gallery, in Lower Hutt, from 2
One of the group, retired engineer Brian
Smith, uses a large Kodak 2-D view camera,
a model maufactured between 1921 and
1950. Its 8×10 inch negative is equivalent to
a 1.3 Gigabyte digital file and produces
images far more detailed than those from
the average digital camera. Contact prints
from these negatives show domestic and
Another member, Johnsonville resident
Fred Wotton, now in his 80s, has been a
member of the group for over 10 years. His
speciality is capturing panoramic scenes
with his 35mm Leica rangefinder camera,
which he has been using for the past 54
National Geographic 50 Greatest Photographs
Around 15 people from the KCPS Meetup Group got together to view this Exhibition at Expressions Gallery in Upper Hutt last Saturday morning. Most stayed for a tea or coffee and chat afterwards. The Exhibition is highly recommended – it was great to be able to see all the images as prints – particularly this very large tree photo by Michael Nicholls.
I was personally also very taken with this photo by Sam Abell. It’s a brilliant example of composition, with many layers – maybe as many as nine. From the back there is the sky, the prairie, some cattle on the right, a single cowboy, two more cowboys grabbing another calf, the guy with the bucket for the Rocky Mountain Oysters, the cowboy with bloody scalpel in this mouth, the calf, and then the young guy on the left helping.
Whether or not you make it to the Exhibition (which closes on 26 July) I recommend getting this iPad app (NZ$6.49) which allows you to view all the images, read the back stories, watch some videos, and see other photos taken around the same time.
Thanks again to Rachel Stevens for all she does to organise such outings.
DEVELOPMENT GROUP – ADVANCED SESSION
There are around ten of us at the session last night, where amongst other things I discussed the Sam Abell image above. I also talked about some of the key principles which are common for time-lapse photography and my “Painted Skies” images. These are:
- Set everything manual (ISO, White Balance, Aperture, Shutter, Focus)
- Turn off image stabilisation
- Use either RAW OR JPG depending …..
- Solid tripod
- ND filter? (can be useful for motion blur)
At the end of the evening I shared a very useful Photoshop technique I’ve recently worked out for getting rid of haloes in images. They can occur at sharp edges with large changes in brightness, such as where the land meets the sky. I’m sure I’m not the first to do this, but I don’t think the technique is widely known.
What you do is open the image up in Photoshop, then create a new layer, and set its blending mode to darken. Then, working on that layer, use the clone stamp tool with a small brush, and set the origin of the clone stamp (Alt-Click in Windows, or Option-Click on a Mac ) to some of the lighter area just near the halo edge. Brush along the light halo and it will be replaced by darker sky from above and near it (the clone stamp origin will move along with the brush), while not affecting the land because that is already darker than the sky. You can do this without using another layer, and just set the blending mode of the clone stamp brush to darken, but I prefer to have a separate layer.
Below is an example for a portion of an image of mine, where the halo has been fixed in the central part, while it is still clearly visible to the left and right.
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 .