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.

Working Late

“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.


The winning print and digital sets:

2018 Central Region Print Set

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.


KCPS Exhibition Formally Opened

Our new exhibition “Through the Photographer’s Eye” was formally opened last evening.

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About forty members and guests were present – here’s just some of them enjoying the occasion and viewing the photographs.

Exhibition Overview

We were honoured to have KCDC Mayor K Gurunathan present, and formally open the exhibition.

Mayor Guru and Carol Molineux

Mayor Guru in discussion with Carol Molineux about her NZ Dotterel Chick photo

Mayor Guru Declaring Exhibition Open

The Mayor declaring the exhibition open

Our President, Alison Viskovic, has done a tremendous amount of work leading and organising the exhibition, and was warmly thanked for everything she has done.

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Alison speaking at the formal opening

The exhibition will continue until 5 October, at the Paraparaumu Library in Iver Trask Place off Rimu Road. Come along and see it! Opening hours are:

  • 9am to 5pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
  • 9am to 7:30pm, Thursday and Friday
  • 10am to 4pm, Saturday
  • 10am to 2pm, Sunday

KCPS is grateful to the Kapiti Coast District Creative Communities Scheme for support for our exhibition, and to all members who contributed images and time to make the exhibition a success.



Canon Online Success for KCPS Members

Continuing a good year for KCPS members in national competitions,  Shona Jaray APSNZ and Caroline Ludford LPSNZ LRPS have both had images placed in the top 10 in Round 4 of the Canon Online 2018 competition.

The images and the comments of judge Bruce Girdwood FPSNZ are online here on the PSNZ site..

Winter 2018 Salon Results Gallery

The gallery of the Winter 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.

Seen better days

“Seen better days” – Honours, Advanced Print – ©Shona Jaray

Regional Print Battle – KCPS Win Second Place

The club had great success at this year’s Wellington Regional interclub print battle, hosted by Wellington Photographic Society on 23rd August. This competition is a friendly between all six photography clubs in the Wellington region.

Leading for most of the evening, KCPS were just pipped into second place right at the end by the Hutt club. The full results table is:

Subject Hutt KCPS KCC Karori WPS J’ville
Seen on the street 6 2 3 4 1 5
Hats 3 1 2 4 5 6
Flowing Water 1 6 4 5 2 3
Curves 5 1 6 2 4 3
A Closer Look at Things 1 3 5 6 4 2
Minimal 1 4 3 2 6 5
Standing Out 5 3 1 2 4 6
Frame within a Frame 2 3 5 1 6 4
On the Move 2 6 1 5 4 3
Waiting 2 1 3 4 5 6
Totals 28 30 33 35 41 43
Placing 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th

The images entered by the club were:

Closer Look - Alison Viskovic

A Closer Look at Things – Alison Viskovic

AV Hats

Hats – Alison Viskovic

Flowing Water - Carol Molineux

Flowing Water – Carol Molineux

Minimal - Carol Molineux

Minimal – Carol Molineux

Waiting - Gavin Klee

Waiting – Gavin Klee

On The Move - Gavin Klee

On The Move – Gavin Klee

Seen on the Street - Neil Gordon

Seen on the Street – Neil Gordon

Frame within a Frame - Nicola McGinty

Frame within a Frame – Nicola McGinty

Standing Out - Roger Smith

Standing Out – Roger Smith

Curves - Susie Whelan

Curves – Susie Whelan

KCPS Exhibition

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KCPS is pleased to announce “Through the Photographer’s Eye” – an exhibition of images created by its members. Starting on Monday 17th September with a members and guests only opening evening, the exhibition is open to the public from 18th September to 5th October inclusive.

Venue is Paraparaumu Library in Iver Trask Place off Rimu Road. Opening hours are:

  • 9am to 5pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
  • 9am to 7-30pm, Thursday and Friday
  • 10am to 4pm, Saturday
  • 10am to 2pm, Sunday