National Exhibition Success

KCPS club members achieved great success at the 2019 PSNZ Canon National Exhibition.

Alison Viskovic, Carol Molineux, Hugh Scott, Rhonda Billington, Teresa Angell, Neil Gordon, Caroline Ludford, Shona Jaray, Jacky Challis and David Yockney all had acceptances. In addition, Rhonda was awarded a Bronze Medal for her Grey Warbler image, and Carol got a Silver Medal for her Coprinellus disseminates.

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“Coprinellus disseminatus” – Silver Medal. Nature Projected. ©Carol Molineux

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“Grey Warbler” – Bronze Medal. Nature Print. ©Rhonda Billington

Congratulations to everyone.

Click on the gallery below to see their successful images. (Jacky’s images will follow in a few days, so be sure to check back here for updates).

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PSNZ Service Award for Neil

PSNZ Service Award for Neil

At the PSNZ 2019 conference dinner KCPS member Neil Gordon was awarded a PSNZ Service Medal in recognition of not only his contributions to club and to PSNZ Council over the years, but particularly for his work on the PSNZ database. Along with PSNZ member William Wright – who was also awarded a Service Medal – Neil has been modernising and enhancing the database since 2013.

Congratulations to Neil from all at Kapiti Coast Photographic Society.

Summer 2019 Salon Results Gallery

The gallery of the Summer 2019 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.

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

Club Challenge Evening

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The next KCPS meeting will be a little bit different – this is an active evening for everyone!
We will start early at 7pm to have time outdoors before the light goes (sunset 7.50pm, it will be light for some time after that).
Bring a camera – any camera, a cellphone would do if you wish.
You will be put into small groups and each group will go out with a leader and a different challenge to photograph around the area nearby. We will then come back to the hall to discuss what you did and have club notices and tea/coffee as usual.
If the weather is bad, we will have a member exhibition instead.
There will be a follow-up activity at the meeting on 8 April, normal start time 7.30pm, when your group can look at and discuss some images you have processed, and show some to the rest of the groups.
This is going to be fun, a chance to share ideas and look for something new or different, and learn from each other along the way. It’s worth saying that this is a photographic challenge, not a competitive one – no prizes, just personal satisfaction!

Open Evening – Monday 25th Feb

Kapiti Coast Photographic Society are holding an Open Evening on Monday 25th February at Otaihanga Boat Club.

Anyone interested in photography and seeing what the club gets up to is welcome to come along, meet current members and talk all things photographic. A barbecue, nibbles/snacks and soft drinks will be provided.

The evening starts at 7pm. Venue is Otaihanga Boating Club, 19 Makora Rd, Otaihanga.

We ask existing members to bring a plate of finger food to sharePlease also bring a favourite print each to have on display.

Kapiti Camera Club 50th Anniversary Invite

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In February the Kapiti Camera Club is celebrating its 50th birthday and invite KCPS members to their celebratory “Kapiti Camera Club: 50 Years of Photography” exhibition and workshops.

When: 1 February to 10 March 2019

Where: At Bottle Creek Gallery, Pataka Art and Museum, cnr Parumoana & Norrie Streets, Porirua

Why: A celebration of members’ photography and the 50 year history of the club

What: Kapiti Camera Club members’ digital and print photographs and short videos, the club’s history and historic artefacts. As well there are two workshops / field trips. See details on the home page of the club’s website:  www.kapiticameraclub.co.nz

End of Year Awards Dinner

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A great evening again to round off the year before the summer break. Outgoing President Alison Viskovic presented the awards.

The winner of the inaugural Novice Grade combined print and digital was Dianne Daniels, with Moira O’Malley runner up.

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Novice Grade Winner Dianne Daniels

Greg Whitfield was the winner of both Print and Digital categories for the Intermediate grade, with David Yockney runner up  in Digital and Alison Fraei runner up in Print.

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Intermediate Digital winner Greg Whitfield

Advanced Digital winner was Susie Whelan. Runner up Carol Molineux.

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Advanced Digital winner Susie Whelan

Gavin Klee took the Advanced Print trophy, closely followed by Susie.

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Advanced Print winner Gavin Klee

This year’s Frank Hinchcliff award was won by Carol Molineux, the second time for her in recent years.

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The 2018 Frank Hinchcliffe Trophy winner Carol Molineux

The Best of Year competition was judged by Ann Bastion. Barry Culling won the print category with his fantastically detailed Bellbird. Unusually we had joint runners-up with Ann not being able to choose between Gavin Klee and Johanna Gouldsblom.

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Barry Culling, winner of Best of Year Print

Finally Gavin Klee rounded off a successful evening for him by taking the Best of Year Digital trophy, with Carol Molineux a close second.

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Best of Year Digital category winner Gavin Klee

A big thanks to Nicola McGinty for taking photos on the night – a pretty pressurised job in a roomful of photographers! The full gallery of photos from the night can be seen over on the KCPS Facebook page here.

Finally a huge thanks on behalf of the committee and the members to Alison for all her hard work over the year.

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Alison looking forward to a quieter year next year.

 

International Success for KCPS Members

KCPS members continue to make an impact in wider competitions. Results of this year’s PSNZ International Salon were recently published:

  • Neil Gordon had six acceptances (two in each of Open, Monochrome and Creative sections).
  • Alison Viskovic had an acceptance in Monochrome and another in Creative.
  • Hugh Scott had an acceptance in Open.

Congratulations Neil, Alison, and Hugh.

Spring 2018 Salon Results Gallery

The gallery of the Spring 2018 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.

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“Working Late” – Honours, Intermediate Digital – ©David Yockney

PSNZ Central Regional Convention – Whanganui

Nine club members enjoyed a fun and interesting convention in Whanganui last weekend, hosted by the Whanganui Camera Club.  A highlight was the salon, where the club and individual members did very well.

Our interclub sets won in both print and digital, and Nicola McGinty won the Stratford Cup for her portrait “Behind the Mask”, judged best print from all the interclub print entries.

Here’s our president, Alison Viskovic after Vonnie Cave presented her with the Palmerston Cup for prints and the Wanganui Cup for digital.

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The winning print and digital sets:

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KCPS Print Set – images from Nicola McGinty, Neil Gordon, Hugh Scott, Susie Whelan, Jo Goudsblom and Alison Viskovic

 

2018 Central Region Digital Set

KCPS Digital Set – images from Caroline Ludford, Gavin Klee, Carol Molineux, Neil Gordon, Jacky Challis and Helena Fierlinger

 

Individual honours were

  • Carol Molineux – 3 Honours
  • Susie Whelan – 2 Honours
  • Neil Gordon – 2 Honours
  • Caroline Ludford – 1 Honours

and five other members (Rhonda Billington, Jo Goudsblom, Teresa Angell, Alison Viskovic and Jacky Challis) also had images accepted.

The convention was very well organised, and everyone who went had a wonderful time. We plan to show some images from field trips, etc., at the next KCPS meeting on Monday 8 October.