The gallery of the Summer 2023 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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This year the Interclub Print Battle was hosted by Johnsonville Camera Club and took place on 19 October at the Johnsonville Community Centre.
Topics this year were:
You Light Up My Life
Viewed 100mm from the ground
Night Life in the City
B/W Landscape in the Style of Walker Evans
Quote: “There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heaven”.
It was closely contested all the way, but in the end KCPS emerged victorious only 2 points ahead of our closest rivals. Results and points awarded for each topic are shown below, followed by KCPS entries in the same order.
Many thanks and congratulations to all our contributors – Roger Smith, Ian Yeoman, David Yockney, Eva Petro, Alison Viskovic, Carol Molineux, Hugh Scott and Nicola McGinty.
This year our annual ceremony was held at Hungarian restaurant Anzil in Paraparaumu. Presentations for the winners and runners up for overall salon results were followed by the Best of Year competition judged by Bruce Girdwood.
Results for the salon winners and runners up in the Novice, Intermediate and Advanced categories:
Novice combined Print and Digital
Hugh Scott and Eva Petro
Congratulations to the winners and runners up and thanks to all submitted to the salons throughout the year.
The highlight of the evening was the Best of Year competition, where members submit their best images of the four salons in the Digital and Print categories for comment, feedback and ranking by the judge.
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.
Recent KCPS activities and achievements include entries in three PSNZ inter club competitions and the awarding of PSNZ honours.
KCPS was awarded second place in the Bowron Landscape competition with images from Greg Whitfield, Jacky Challis, Shona Jaray and Graham Lonsdale. Many thanks to Jacky Challis and Kelly Munro for contributions to the selection process.
This year thanks go to Eva Petro, Caroline Ludford and Ian Yeoman for compiling our entry to the Wiltshire Digital Image Cup. Images provided by Eva, Greg, Ian and Jenny Setchell.
Having won the Trenna Packer last year, and despite a very strong entry comprising images from Carol Molineux, Gavin Klee, Rhonda Billington and Jim Embury, KCPS didn’t make it into the top three. Thanks to Carol, Gavin and Rhonda for putting together the club entry:
Finally, warm congratulations to Ian Yeoman on achieving LPSNZ honours this year.
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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.