The gallery of the Autumn 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.
A reminder that submissions for the Autumn Salon are due by the 24th April, prints to be handed in on April 25th.
Use the links on the Salon and Competition Entry menu page.
The gallery of the Summer 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.
Entry forms are now open for the Summer Salon.
For entries, navigate to the Salon and Competition Entry menu page or use these links directly:
Submissions close on 27th February for digital entries and prints are to be handed in at the meeting of the 28th February.
Happy New Year to all our members. Our first meeting will be on February 14th and will include one of the features of the year – the Photography Quiz! This has always been a challenge and great fun.
Also on the action packed agenda will be the President’s welcome, Jim Embury will be showing images from the Subantarctic Islands, and members are invited to submit images with the theme “Why I Love Photography” which is wholly appropriate for a Valentines Day meeting. These can be images you have seen or taken yourself. We will be showing all the images entered and you are invited to talk about them on the night.
The entry form is the Holiday Image Challenge and can be found on the Salon and Competition Entry page. Or follow this link:
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||Ani McManaway||Malcolm Bayliss|
|Intermediate Digital||Graham Lonsdale||Ian Yeoman|
|Intermediate Print||Ian Yeoman||Eva Petro|
|Advanced Digital||Jacky Challis||Carol Molineux|
|Advanced Print||Carol Molineux||Greg Whitfield|
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||Photographer||Image Title|
|Print Winner||David Yockney||Into the Desert|
|Print Runner Up||Barry Culling||Heron Pair|
|Digital Winner||Carol Molineux||Godwits Return|
|Digital Runner Up||Greg Whitfield||Office Construction|
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.
The gallery of the Spring 2021 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 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
- Multiple Exposure
- 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.
These are now available to view on the protected Salon Results page under the Salon and Competition Entry Menu page.
KCPS will be entering the Bowron Landscape Trophy and the Wiltshire Digital Image Cup in 2022. Online entry forms are now open for you to submit images to be considered for our entries.
The forms will remain open until 1 February. They both contain links to information relevant to the competitions.
Go to the Salon and Competition Entry page.