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 🙂

Open Evening 27 February


Hi Everyone,

Reminder that this Monday will be an Open Evening. We are publicising this in the media and hope interested prospective members will come along to meet club members. Do bring interested friends with you, too.
The evening will start earlier than usual at 7pm.
We will have a barbecue, and tea, coffee and juice will be provided.
We ask members to bring a plate of finger food to share, and BYO if you want wine of beer.
Please bring one favorite print each, to have on display. We will also project the digital show from from last year’s field trip, to share a club activity.
Looking forward to seeing you all next Monday.

Kapiti Coast Express Day


I have listed a meet up for the Kapiti Coast Express Day, lots of photo opportunities.

We will be meeting at the Te Roto Drive Entrance, Paraparaumu at 10am, Saturday the 18th February. Please RSVP here

The Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway is nearly ready to open to traffic, so the M2PP team would like to invite you to the Kāpiti Coast ExpressDay – your chance to experience part of the Expressway before it opens to traffic later in February.

Walk or bus 5 kilometres of Expressway between Te Roto Drive in Paraparaumu, or Te Moana Road in Waikanae. Thanks to the generosity of Mana Coach Services (external link) ExpressTours will run from both sites throughout the day.

The ExpressDay route is open to pedestrians and mobility scooters/wheelchairs on one side and tour buses on the other side. People can also choose to try out 5ks of shared pathway alongside the Expressway.

Start your journey at either Te Roto Drive in Paraparaumu for fun and entertainment, or Te Moana Road in Waikanae, for education and expert speakers.

There’ll be something for all tastes at both sites, including Kāpiti food trucks.

GOLD COIN donation.

More details HERE

First Meeting for 2017

Hi Everyone,

It’s that time of year again, our first meeting for 2017 is this Monday 13th February.

Time to discuss and contribute to the planning of our program for this year, such as speakers, Meetup venues, development topics, future exhibitions -We would love you to get your thinking caps on and share your ideas.

There will also be a fun photography quiz at the end.

The following meeting on the 27th February will be our “OPEN NIGHT”, please remember to bring a friend and a matted print of your favorite image to have on display. It will be the same as last year BBQ and nibbles.

Wellington Photography Festival 18th February – 4th March 2017 “PHOTIVAL”

Various locations around Wellington.

Wellington’s first photography festival in over a decade, aims to use photography as social commentary to discuss widely important issues we face in the world today.  We are proud to be acting as a bridge between our audiences and many local and international organisations working for positive social change. Visit our About page to see who we’re working with this year. All our exhibitions are free and open to the general public. We will also be hosting a panel discussion.

Visit the homepage for links to the events/venues and further information.

If there is one particular exhibition that appeals to most, let me know and we can arrange a meetup.


Important Dates

KCPS 1st Meeting for the YEAR.

An early reminder that our first meeting of the year will be on Monday 13 February – a general catch-up for us all, planning for the year’s events, and a surprise item the committee are planning. The brochure for the year will be available at that meeting.


Wiltshire Cup & Bledisloe Cup 2017

Top of the agenda right now, however, is putting together two sets of images taken on the south Wairarapa coast by our members.  These are to enter in the Wiltshire Cup (four digital images) and the Bledisloe Cup (four prints, subjects must be taken in NZ).  A selection subcommittee will decide on the final sets.   Once we know which images are chosen for the prints we will ask for larger high-resolution files to print from. Some images may come from last year’s field trip but others are welcome.

Please email your images in the size you would submit for club salons: max 1080 ppi  on the vertical side, max 1620 pip on the horizontal side, SRGb and JPG.  Your images can be of landscapes, buildings, people, activities, seascapes, even abstracts… we’d like lots to choose from. They need not have been in a club salon beforehand. Everything you send will be deleted from the computer once decisions have been made.

The deadline to receive these images is Friday 27 January. Send to


PSNZ National Exhibition 2017

Entries are open to any New Zealander and PSNZ member residing overseas.

There are Four Sections available:

  • Open Print
  • Open Projected Image
  • Nature Print
  • Nature Projected Image

In a change from previous years registration and submission of entries will open on 1 December 2016 and will close on 10th February 2017.  The selection process will be conducted over the weekend of 25 February, 2017.

Enter here and click on the ‘Salon’ tab for details and Entry Form.


The New Zealand International Salon

The PSNZ New Zealand International Salon is open for your entries and will close on the 20th February 2017.

Heaps of awards to be won including 12 Gold Medals.

NZ$4.50 per image. up to 4 images in each section.

Four sections:

  • Open
  • Monochrome
  • Nature
  • Creative

For full information and to enter visit


65th PSNZ National Convention – Photography on the Edge

The Auckland Photographic Society is pleased to announce that registration for the 65th PSNZ National Convention – Photography on the Edge.

Being held at the Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre, from 6 – 9 April 2017, this will be an exciting opportunity for everyone to learn from the best, experience the enthusiasm of passionate photographers and to interact socially with other members and friends from throughout New Zealand.

If you have never been to a PSNZ national convention before, put an ‘I need to be here’ action on your calendar.

Register now for the ‘early bird’ discount and ensure you don’t miss out on your preferred choice of workshop and field trip.  The timing of the field trips will allow delegates to attend one in the morning, be returned to the hotel, and to then attend an afternoon session. Read the instructions carefully and follow the easy steps to register.

There is an outstanding lineup of talented photographers, speakers and presenters, as well as a great support from sponsors and trade stands – you will definitely be spoilt for choice.

The website is packed with information, so check it out for yourself and don’t delay your registration at