Spring Salon Entry Forms now Open

For entries navigate via the Salon and Competition Entry menu page, or use these links directly:

Salon digital entry form

Salon print entry form

Submissions close 27 September for digital and online registration of prints, with prints to be handed in at the meeting of 28 September.

Lighting Development Night

September’s development night was spent experimenting with the club’s studio lighting gear that was recently donated to us by Kim Duckworth.  A big thanks to David for imparting his lighting knowledge to the group, and also to Nicola who sat patiently throughout as the lighting model.

We have 3 professional lights, lighting stands, a softbox, umbrellas and reflectors. The intention is to make it available to be loaned out to KCPS members, and we could also use it in the future for some studio lighting projects at future meetings or workshops.

Frank Hinchcliff Results

Winner Carol Molineux being presented the trophy by judge Alison Viskovic

The 2020 Frank Hinchcliff Award was judged by KCPS Past President Alison Viskovic. 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.

You can read all about the life and times of Frank here.

The winner this year was Carol Molineux with her brilliant image of a Spoonbill entitled “Spunk”. Runner up for the second consecutive year was Greg Whitfield with “Flying Ahead”.

Alison provided some great feedback on the submitted images. A hardcopy of her comments can be found in the Salon Results page on this site. Note that this is password protected for members only.

The following gallery contains the winning image (a photo of the print), plus digital versions of the runner up and those prints awarded Highly Commended.

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The evening was rounded off by an entertaining and fascinating talk by local author Mike Peryer describing the wildlife of Waikanae Estuary.

Printing Workshop 10 August

Registration is now invited for Shona Jaray’s printing workshop on 10 August, starting 7pm at Otaihanga Boating Club.

Registration is not required to attend. The purpose is to gauge interest in order to prepare sufficient handout materials in the form of a spiral bound printed booklet. Registrees will each receive a copy on the night.

If you wish to register, please do so before registration closes on 1st August.

Link to Registration Form


Autumn Salon 2020 Results Gallery

The gallery of the Autumn 2020 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.

Estonian singer (MP)

“Estonian Singer (MP)” – Highly Commended, Advanced Themed Digital – ©Barry Culling

Summer Salon 2020 Results Gallery

The gallery of the Summer 2020 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.


“Feeding time” – Honours, Advanced Digital – ©Carol Molineux

Next Development Night – Presenting Images

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.

As usual, there will also be a general Q&A opportunity for those with current problems or interesting techniques and tips they wish to share.
Time is 7-30pm at the usual venue of Otaihanga Boat Club.

2019 End of Year Awards

The annual end of year awards dinner was held on 18th November at a new venue for us the Lloyd Parker Plateau Centre in Parkwood Village. This marked the last formal event of the KCPS calendar. 2019 president Greg Whitfield presented the main club awards, with guest Bruce Girdwood judging and awarding the Best of Year trophies.

The club awards are taken by totalling the scores across all four seasonal salons, with bonus points being added for images that match the subjects for the Regional Interclub Print competition.

Moira O’Malley, who was last year’s runner up for the Novice Grade combined print and digital award went one better this year by taking the win, just ahead of Warren Sutton.

Novice Winner Moira O’Malley

The Intermediate Grade Digital winner was Graham Lonsdale, with Isobelle Gosling runner up.

Intermediate Digital winner Graham Lonsdale

Greg Whitfield took out the Intermediate Grade Print award, ahead of Di Daniels.

Intermediate Print winner Greg Whitfield, presented by treasurer Sharon

In the Advanced Grade Digital, Gavin Klee won with Roger Smith runner up.

Advanced Digital winner Gavin Klee

Winner of the Advanced Grade Print was Hugh Scott. Barry Culling was runner up. Unfortunately Hugh could not be with us at the dinner hence no cheesy photo.

The major trophies for overall best print and best digital of the year were judged and awarded by Bruce Girdwood.

Barry Culling won the Peg Griffin Trophy for Best of Year Print for his Water Lily with Frog. Alison Viskovic was placed second for Isolation.

BoY Print Winner Barry Culling

“Water lily with Frog” – Honours, Advanced Print – ©Barry Culling

“Isolation” – Honours, Advanced Print – ©Alison Viskovic

The Waikanae Cup for Best of Year Digital was won by Roger Smith for Angry Bird. This rounded off a successful year for Roger Smith who earlier in the calendar won the 2019 Frank Hinchcliff Trophy. Carol Molineux was runner up for her Tararua Clearance.

“Angry Bird(nature)” – Honours, Advanced Digital – ©Roger Smith

“Tararua Clearance” – Advanced Print – ©Carol Molineux

Roger and Barry had a good year between them, with a number of awards and trophies.

Trophies galore!