Athol McCredie Guest Speaker

Hi everyone

Just a reminder that our speaker tonight is Athol McCredie, curator of photography at Te Papa,  and author of New Zealand Photography Collected, which was published last year. He will talk about the museum’s collection of photography, especially the New Zealand works.
Hope to see you all there for a very interesting evening

Autumn Salon Gallery Published

A gallery of the Autumn 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.

Facebook for KCPS

Hi everyone,

Ive just re-established our KCPS Facebook page for KCPS members only (you will need to request to join).

Feel free to post photos you’ve taken or inform us of a photography related events. I will be posting notifications, reminders and anything photography both on the blog and Facebook.

The Facebook page can be found HERE



Street Photography 1st May – Development Night

Hi Everyone,

Just a reminder that our development night is this Monday the 1st of May and is on Street Photography.

It would be a good idea to bring your camera so we can help set up useful settings combinations, etc.

This will be followed by a Meetup on the 13th May in Wellington to practice what we have learnt. It just so happens that the LUX Light Festival is on that day so we should be able to get some interesting shots. To RSVP to the Meetup please click HERE

See you all Monday 🙂

Night Photography Workshop

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HURRY Tickets are going fast!

Click HERE to book.

To celebrate Matariki we have decided to run a Night Photography class with national award-winning photographer Simon Neale!

Ever wanted to capture those stunning night shots of the stars or moving lights? Bring along your DSLR and learn to take the perfect pic!

Handy but not mandatory: Touch, tripod and shutter release device.

Tue 27 June 2017 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM NZST

Te Newhanga Kapiti Community Centre, 15 Ngahina Street, Paraparaumu.

Tickets $20.

Tonight’s Meeting & Other Stuff

Just a reminder that at tonight’s meeting Barry Culling, Colin McKenzie and Scott Stevenson will be showing their images and talking about them. It’s the first Member Exhibition of the year.
See you there!

PSNZ Service Award

We are delighted to hear that Shona Jaray, member and former President of KCPS, and former President of PSNZ (recently Immediate Past President of PSNZ), was presented with a PSNZ Service Award at the PSNZ Convention.
Congratulations to Shona from all of us.

Bledisloe and Wiltshire Cup Results

These are the two sets, one prints one digital, that the club entered this year in the national Bledisloe and Wiltshire
Unfortunately we were not placed in the first three for either of them.
The photographers are:
Bledisloe: Craig Burleigh, Gavin Klee, Hugh Scott and Jo Goudsblom.
Wiltshire: Carol Molineux, Jacky Challis, Neil Gordon and Jo Goudsblom.
KCPS Bledisloe 2017



KCPS Wiltshire 2017

Palliser Bay


NZ Camera

Submissions for New Zealand Camera 2017 close this Friday, April 14. This is your last chance to have one of your best images included in this flagship publication, which showcases outstanding photography from PSNZ members.

The themed section this year the theme is “Putting People in their Places” – environmental portraits. That is, portraits of people (or pets) in their work or life environment, where the environment brings out the story. We have a fairly open mind about this definition – we are looking for quality and interest above all else.

You can submit for the general section or the themed section, or both. You can submit two images. These are submitted online via the PSNZ website.

Terms and conditions:

Entry form:

Laurie Thomas Salon

Christchurch Photographic Society is pleased to welcome back previous and longstanding participants and to invite new competitors to the 21st annual Laurie Thomas New Zealand Landscape Salon; the pre-eminent yearly landscape salon held in New Zealand.
Opened 1st March 2017 and closes 26th May 2017

Tauranga Audio Visual Salon

Tuaranga Audio Visual

Canon Online

There are just two weeks left to get your entries in for this round of the Canon Online competition.  Please don’t leave it until the last minute to enter.  Entries close on the 25th!

It is simple to enter this competition, just log into the members area of the PSNZ website,, and click on Canon Online Submission and follow the entry form.

Please ensure that the image size is no greater than 1620px on the horizontal side and 1080px on the vertical side. Only one entry per person please.



Abstract & Soft Focus Effects

Just a reminder that tonight’s  Development session – topic this month Abstract and soft-focus effects.

If you have some examples to show and explain how they were achieved, please bring them on a USB stick, projection-ready as for salon entries.
If you are a newer member and want some ideas of things to do differently, please do join us.
We will follow up this session with a Saturday Meetup at Paekakariki, where there is some good subject matter for abstract images (old railway engines etc, buildings, beach)
To RSVP please click HERE

Club Successes & Upcoming Events

Natex Results

Congratulations to all, and particularly to Susie for her Honours Ribbon.

Susie Whelan APSNZ – Honours Ribbon in Open Print

Neil Gordon APSNZ – 2 Open Prints, 1 Open Projected, 1 Nature Print

Jo Goudsblom – 2 Open Projected

Shona Jaray APSNZ – 2 Open Prints

Carol Molineux – 1 Nature Print, 3 Nature Projected

Alison Viskovic FPSNZ – 1 Open Print

International Salon Results

Congratulations to all, and particularly to Rachel for her FIAP Bronze Medal.

Rachel Stevens – FIAP Bronze Medal in Open Section

Neil Gordon APSNZ – 3 Open, 2 Monochrome, 1 Creative and 1 Nature Section

Alison Viskovic FPSNZ – 1 Creative Section

Don’t forget next club meeting Monday 27th March, Salon results judged by John Boyd.

Upcoming Events

Otaki Kite Festival 25th & 26th March

Just to let you know the Kite Festival is on this weekend, we’ve been the last two years and there are lots of photo opportunities.

More info on our meet up group HERE

Cuba Dupa Festival 25th 8 26th March

I know it’s short notice but the Cuba Dupa festival is on this weekend. Shall we meet 5pm outside the Wellington City Gallery and wander up Cuba Street? Dinner afterwards at the night market?

More info on our meet up group HERE

Astrophotography and Moon photography Workshop 29th April

Mark Gee from The Art of Night will give you all you need to nail your shots, from equipment to camera settings and editing. And Rafael (the bard) from the PhotoPills team will teach you how to use PhotoPills app to plan your photo ideas. So, you’re always at the right place, at the right time, to capture the scene you want, to tell the story you want.

Tickets $60 to book click HERE

Sunday deadline for online salon entries

Hi everyone

Sunday 12 March at 1pm is the deadline to put in your entries for the club’s Summer Salon:
Go to this URL for the entry form:
All digital projection entries must go through the online form. We encourage you also to put JPEGs of your print entries online – then hand the actual prints in at the meeting on Monday 13 March.
Remember that you may add in brackets after any image title, whether digital or print,  one of the set subjects for the Wellington Interclub battle later in the year. They are listed on the entry form. To recognise your making the effort to try out new subjects an extra point will be added to your judging scores for each of those images.
For newer members, please remember that digital images entered must be max 1620 pixels wide and max 1080 pixels high, and in sRGB.
The speaker on Monday evening will be our own member Shona Jaray, on the image assessor training scheme – this should give you all some ideas about how to look at images, and how to talk about them and give feedback.
See you all Monday 🙂