PSNZ Canon National Exhibition Results

The results for the 2018 exhibition for KCPS club members who submitted images are:

Jacky Challis – Nature Projected one Gold (ie top image) and three Accepted; Open Projected two Accepted.
Carol Molineux – Nature Print two Accepted; Open Projected three Accepted; Nature Projected four Accepted
Neil Gordon – One Print One Honours; Open Digital Three Accepted
Rhonda Billington – Nature Projected one Accepted
Jo Goudsblom – Open Projected one Accepted
Caroline Ludford – Open Projected one Accepted
Alison Viskovic – Open Print one Accepted.
Carol Molineux also had her portfolio accepted by the honours board for APSNZ.

KCPS Wiltshire Memorial Cup Success

KCPS’s entry into this year’s PSNZ Wiltshire Cup earned 2nd place this year. Congratulations to Rachel Stevens, Susie Whelan, Shona Jaray and Jo Goudsblom.

The Wiltshire Cup is an annual competition awarded to the PSNZ club submitting the best selection of four digital images, one image per club member, on any subject.


1_Wiltshire_In my fathers eyes_KCPS

“In My Father’s Eyes” – Rachel Stevens

2_Wiltshire_Jamie and Rotor_KCPS

“Jamie and Rotor” – Susie Whelan

3_Wiltshire_Robin Rogerson_KCPS

“Robin Rogerson” – Shona Jaray

4_Wiltshire_I Met A Boy_KCPS

“I Met a Boy” – Jo Goudsblom

Summer 2018 Salon Results Gallery

The gallery of the Summer 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.


“Glow” – Honours, Intermediate Digital – ©Greg Whitfield

Open Evening – Monday 26th Feb



Kapiti Coast Photographic Society is pleased to announce an Open Evening on Monday 26th February at Otaihanga Boat Club.

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

The evening starts at 7-30pm. Venue is Otaihanga Boating Club, 19 Makora Rd, Otaihanga.

We ask existing members to bring a plate of finger food to share, and BYO if you want wine of beerPlease also bring one favourite print each to have on display.

Spring 2017 Salon Results Gallery

A gallery of the Spring 2017 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.

“Catching dinner before the storm” – Honours, Intermediate Digital – ©Jacky Challis

News from Central Regional 2017

Stratford Camera Club hosted a very friendly convention over the weekend. A good mix of speakers and activities had been arranged, and the weather cooperated for the Saturday afternoon field trips. The food provided a sensible and tasty range to suit various tastes. Highlights for me were Kevin Bone on Friday evening, Tony Carter and Ron Willems on Sunday morning. The salon images were well displayed, both print and digital. The dinner entertainment made the most of local talent, and the committee and their helpers all made us feel very welcome – in all, a successful regional convention.

Here’s how well we did.

KCPS came 2nd in the print selection and 5th in the projected selection.

CR 2017 Prints

2nd Print Selection

CR 2017 digital

5th Projected Selection

The results are as follows, a huge congrats to Shona, Neil, Teresa, Carol & Rachel.


In My Fathers Eyes

‘In my Fathers Eyes’ Jocelyn Barrett Cup, Champion Open Digital – Rachel Stevens

Blue Ice.Carol Molineux.O.jpg

‘Blue Ice’ Very Highly Commended Open Print – Carol Molineux

Drosera stenopetala.Carol Molineux.N.jpg

‘Drosera stenopetala’ Merit Digital Nature – Carol Molineux

The old and the new.jpg

‘The Old and the New’ Very Highly Commended – Shona Jaray

Geometric.Neil Gordon.O

Very Highly Commended, Open Digital, “Geometric” – Neil Gordon

Milky Way and Meteor over Kapiti Island.Neil Gordon.N

Very Highly Commended, Nature Digital, “Milky Way and Meteor over Kapiti” – Neil Gordon

Milky Way over Kapiti.Neil Gordon.N

Merit, Nature Prints, “Milky Way over Kapiti” –  Neil Gordon

Sea Sculpture.Neil Gordon.O

Merit, Open Prints, “Sea Sculpture” – Neil Gordon

Bullers Albatross.Teresa Angell.N

“Bullers Albatross” Very Highly Commended – Teresa Angel

European Greenfinch.Teresa Angell.N

“European Greenfinch” Merit – Teresa Angel


This is what Teresa had to say about the field trip to Nigel Ogle’s Tawhiti Museum.

“An incredible display of handmade models depicting the history of the area. Nigel custom makes every tiny figure, animal, plant and equipment as well as the life size models. Extraordinary!!! Not easy to photograph glass displays but these might give an idea of how intricate the work is.”

And lastly a photo from the Shakespearean themed awards dinner.


A Night of Astrophotography with Mark Gee – TONIGHT!

The Cave

We are excitied to announce Astrophotographer Mark Gee is out guest speaker tonight, he is to talk about his stories behind “The Art of Night”

Mark Gee is an award winning photographer & visual effects artist based in Wellington, New Zealand – You can check out his work at

Everyone welcome.
Free for KCPS members, non members $10.
Seats are limited, non members please book here

See you all there.

Winter Salon Gallery

A gallery of the Winter 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.

“Dawn Fog” – Honours, Novice Print – ©Carolyn Easton

Field Trip 2017

Hi Everyone

Below are the details for our weekend away from Friday 3th to Sunday 5th November in Napier. The Hawkes Bay area has lots of  opportunities for landscape, wildlife, architecture and people photography.

If you are not on the list and would like to go please let Rachel know.

Pot luck dinner Friday Night at the Motel & Saturday dinner or lunch with the Hawkes Bay Photographic Society.

Rhythm & Booms which is a performing arts, music and fireworks festival in Waipukerau on the Saturday the 4th (unfortunately you will miss the dinner) but there will be heaps of photo opportunities and yummy food. $15pp – tickets have to be purchased prior. See

The Gannet Safaris which everyone has said yes to going (we are just deciding between dawn and sunset) is $81.20 per person.

A dawn run to Te Mata Peak is also being organised but it will depend on the Gannets whether it will be Saturday or Sunday morning.


I’ve made the following booking at Deco City Motor Lodge

Twin Room – $77.50 per night per person Total $155 to pay the hotel

(One bedroom units with queen in the lounge and twin singles in the bedroom, kitchenette and spa bath/shower.)

Double room – $125.00 night per couple Total $250 to pay to the hotel

(Double Studios with queen bed, kitchenette and spa bath/shower.)