Print and digital entry forms are now open for the 2020 Winter Salon. Closing date 9th August for digital, 10th August for prints.
The entry form for submitting images for the exhibition is now open. Go to the Salon and Competition Entry page.
The subjects this year are:
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.
Entries are now invited for your best images submitted in this year’s salons. Each member may submit one digital and one print image.
Prints can be handed in at the club meeting on 28th October. The entry form will remain open for digital entries until 5pm on 30th October.
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.