A gallery of the Autumn 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.
A gallery of the Summer 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.
We all had a great time at the PSNZ Central Regional Convention held in Porirua last weekend. We were entertained by an array of guest speakers all of whom were very inspiring and had a lot of fun with the workshops and field trips around the hills.
We have fully recovered from the aberration of the recent Wellington Interclub Battle by almost sweeping the board at the Central Regional Salon! With 6 Cups.
Our Print and Digital sets won the two Interclub Cups, and the following people had individual successes:
Plus from a mix of prints and digital:
Carol, two Honours and one Accepted
Gavin Klee, two Honours and four Accepted
Rhonda, one honours, two Accepted
Rachel Stevens, two Accepted
Neil, six Accepted
Jo Goudsblom one Honours, three Accepted
Susie, one Honours
Teresa Angell, one Accepted
Hugh Scott, one Accepted
Alison, one Honours and three Accepted
Autumn Salon Gallery is now online.
The images that received Honours or Highly Commended in the Autumn Salon judged on 23rd May 2016 by Craig Phillips.
The gallery can can be viewed here.
Our judge for the KCPS 2016 Summer Salon last Monday was Glenn Howey. For the first time, we all viewed the prints on the new easels right from the start of the meeting – a great innovation from our president, Alison Viskovic.
The images which received either Highly Commended or Honours can be seen in the 2016 Summer Salon Gallery which is now online. (All Galleries can be viewed by clicking on the Galleries main menu item at http://kcps.org.nz)
Special congratulations to brand new members Peter Katz, who gained an Honours and a Highly Commended with his first two entries as below, and to Martin Wagner who also gained a Highly Commended with one of his entries.
After his excellent judging session, Glenn gave a slide show of images from his recent trip to Indonesia, with some fantastic photos made well away from the standard tourist destinations. Thanks once again to Glenn for all the work he puts into judging, and the expertise and images that he shares.
Our judge for the KCPS 2015 Spring Salon last night was Fred Wotton APSNZ.
The images which received either Highly Commended or Honours can be seen in the 2015 Spring Salon Gallery which is now online.
Special congratulations to brand new member Alison Wills-Olsen, who gained a Highly Commended in her first salon entry with the lovely image below.
Our judge for the KCPS 2015 Winter Salon last night was Cliff Threadgold FPSNZ ARPS. His judging was very thoughtful, thorough and well explained, with many useful comments about what was good and what could be improved in the images.
After the judging, Cliff kindly showed some of his own photos – first about all the opportunities which present themselves (which is why it is always useful to have a camera with you), and second a presentation of people shots from Nepal.
We had around than 30 members present for a great evening. The images which received either Highly Commended or Honours can be seen in the 2015 Winter Salon Gallery which is now online.
Special congratulations to Brian Holden and Chrissy Garlick for their Honours in the Novice Section, for the images below.
I’ve been away a bit lately – hence the lack of posts (apologies). I was sorry to miss the judging of the Frank Hinchcliff Competition by Bruce Girdwood on 13 July.
Congratulations to Carol Molineux who was this year’s winner of the prestigious trophy, with her print “Facing the Storm”.
Runner up was Barry Culling, with “Fast and Low”.
Here’s Carol receiving her trophy from Bruce (thanks to Gavin Klee for the photo):
This year, we asked Bruce to award “Honours” or “Highly Commended” ratings to the images he liked best. A full gallery of those images is available under the GALLERIES section of the KCPS website here.
Meeting 27 July – PSNZ Honours
Shona Jaray will be the speaker on Monday night’s meeting at 7:30 pm. She’ll talk about going for PSNZ Honours. In particular, she will show examples of unsuccessful and successful sets. This should be a very worthwhile session for those who are considering going for honours next year.
Our judge for the KCPS 2015 Autumn Salon last night was Stephen Rowe from the local Photo School. It was really good of Stephen to judge our salon – his first time. Unfortunately we were not able to see his presentation after the judging – we’ll have to have him back for that. Meanwhile, you can find out more about Stephen here.
We had more than 30 members present for the salon judging. While the print set subject of “Backlit” was relatively easy, there was lots of innovation applied to the digital set subject of “10 Square Yards”.
The images which received either Highly Commended or Honours can be seen in the 2015 Autumn Salon Gallery which is now online.
Special congratulations to new members Craig Burleigh and Helena Fierlinger, for their first appearance in the Gallery for their awarded images below.
Our judge for the KCPS 2015 Summer Salon on Monday was Glen Howey. We had an excellent turnout of some forty members to hear his views on a record high for the number of digital entries – 41, together with 33 prints. So the total number of entries was likely a record as well.
It was interesting to see the different interpretations on the set subjects of “Intimate Moments” for prints, and “Let’s Make Music” for digital. Glen awarded Honours to five images, and Highly Commended to 24. Congratulations to all those awarded, but especially to the newer members Susie Whelan, Jan Meese, Chrissy Garlick, Gary Key and Joy Svendsen.
The images can be viewed in the 2015 Summer Salon Gallery which is now online.
Following the judging, Glen showed around 90 photos from his current project “Please Demolish With a Kind Heart”. This was a fascinating, slightly scary, very sad, look around many wrecked homes and buildings in Christchurch. One example is seen below – there are more via Glen’s website and in recent news stories such as “Man risks death to capture quake memories“.
We are so lucky to have such talented local photographers who not only provide constructive thoughts on our Salon images, but also share their recent work like this. Thanks Glen!