Stratford Camera Club hosted a very friendly convention over the weekend. A good mix of speakers and activities had been arranged, and the weather cooperated for the Saturday afternoon field trips. The food provided a sensible and tasty range to suit various tastes. Highlights for me were Kevin Bone on Friday evening, Tony Carter and Ron Willems on Sunday morning. The salon images were well displayed, both print and digital. The dinner entertainment made the most of local talent, and the committee and their helpers all made us feel very welcome – in all, a successful regional convention.
Here’s how well we did.
KCPS came 2nd in the print selection and 5th in the projected selection.
The results are as follows, a huge congrats to Shona, Neil, Teresa, Carol & Rachel.
This is what Teresa had to say about the field trip to Nigel Ogle’s Tawhiti Museum.
“An incredible display of handmade models depicting the history of the area. Nigel custom makes every tiny figure, animal, plant and equipment as well as the life size models. Extraordinary!!! Not easy to photograph glass displays but these might give an idea of how intricate the work is.”
And lastly a photo from the Shakespearean themed awards dinner.
We are excitied to announce Astrophotographer Mark Gee is out guest speaker tonight, he is to talk about his stories behind “The Art of Night”
Mark Gee is an award winning photographer & visual effects artist based in Wellington, New Zealand – You can check out his work at www.theartofnight.com
Free for KCPS members, non members $10.
Seats are limited, non members please book here https://form.jotform.co/KCPS/mark-gee-night-photography
See you all there.
Congratulations to Peter Van Dalen who was this year’s winner of the prestigious trophy “The Frank Hinchcliff”, with his print “Massey”.
And Gavin Klee as runner up with his “Wooded Wonderland”
Thanks to all who entered 🙂
Below are the details for our weekend away from Friday 3th to Sunday 5th November in Napier. The Hawkes Bay area has lots of opportunities for landscape, wildlife, architecture and people photography.
If you are not on the list and would like to go please let Rachel know.
Pot luck dinner Friday Night at the Motel & Saturday dinner or lunch with the Hawkes Bay Photographic Society.
Rhythm & Booms which is a performing arts, music and fireworks festival in Waipukerau on the Saturday the 4th (unfortunately you will miss the dinner) but there will be heaps of photo opportunities and yummy food. $15pp – tickets have to be purchased prior. See https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2017/rhythm-and-booms/waipukurau
The Gannet Safaris which everyone has said yes to going (we are just deciding between dawn and sunset) is $81.20 per person.
A dawn run to Te Mata Peak is also being organised but it will depend on the Gannets whether it will be Saturday or Sunday morning.
I’ve made the following booking at Deco City Motor Lodge http://www.decocity.co.nz/
Twin Room – $77.50 per night per person Total $155 to pay the hotel
(One bedroom units with queen in the lounge and twin singles in the bedroom, kitchenette and spa bath/shower.)
Double room – $125.00 night per couple Total $250 to pay to the hotel
(Double Studios with queen bed, kitchenette and spa bath/shower.)
Our Club Successes
A big congrats to our Club President Karyn who recently won a national Women’s Institute photo competition judged by Lance Lawson.
KCPS came in third place (our best ever) in the Trenna Packer interclub nature competition, with this set of six images, including Neil Gordon’s “Fog Bow and Glory” top middle. The two images bottom left are by Gavin Klee, top right by Roger Brent Smith, and top left and bottom right by Carol Molineux. You can view the wining sets HERE.
Well done everyone.
- For the Frank Hinchcliff competition in July a member may submit one or two Prints.
- There is no set theme.
- The entries must not have been submitted to a previous KCPS Salon or Frank Hinchcliff competition, and cannot be submitted to subsequent KCPS Salons.
- The images must also have been captured within the last two years.
Ive just re-established our KCPS Facebook page for KCPS members only (you will need to request to join).
Feel free to post photos you’ve taken or inform us of a photography related events. I will be posting notifications, reminders and anything photography both on the blog and Facebook.
The Facebook page can be found HERE
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 🙂