Autumn 2019 Salon Results Gallery

The gallery of the Autumn 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.

Sunset, Old Bagan

“Sunset, Old Bagan” – Highly Commended, Advanced Digital – ©Shona Jaray

Frank Hinchcliff Winner 2019

KCPS President Greg Whitfield (L) presenting the trophy to winner Roger Smith (R)

The annual KCPS Frank Hinchcliff Trophy has this year been won by Roger Smith for his print “Early Start Paekak”. In awarding the win on Monday 22nd July, judge Toya Heatley commented “I can almost smell the steam as it rises from the engine”.

Early Start Paekak

Runner up was “All Eyes on the Sunrise” by Greg Whitfield.

All Eyes on the Sunrise

Thanks to all who entered.

PSNZ 2019 Interclub Results

KCPS entries to the various 2019 PSNZ competitions did well again this year, with two 4th placings and a 10th.

The first of the 4ths was in the Bledisloe Cup, which is for a set of four diverse images all taken in New Zealand. Photos in this set were by Alison Viskovic, Jo Goudsblom, Neil Gordon, and Barry Culling.

KCPS Bledisloe Cup Set

Fourth place was also awarded in the George Chance Cup – a competition for sets of four landscape prints, one print per club member, to be submitted by member clubs of the PSNZ. Images for this set were created by Jacky Challis, Carol Molineux, Hugh Scott, and Greg Whitfield.

KCPS George Chance Cup Set

Finally we managed to get 10th place in the Wiltshire Memorial Cup. Submissions for this consist of a selection of four digital images, one image per club member, on any subject. These were taken by Susie Whelan, David Yockney, Hugh Scott, and Alison Viskovic.

KCPS Wiltshire Memorial Cup

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.

Silver Medal Coprinellus disseminatus

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

Grey Warbler

“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.


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

Club Challenge Evening

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:

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.