PSNZ Liaison Report  – March 2022

Thanks to Judith for the following info:

An update for DPS members on Photographic Society of New Zealand (PSNZ) events.

There are a couple of couple of competitions coming up for individuals and clubs. The details are below.

Upcoming PSNZ events and dates to note.

Camera Talk

The magazine of PSNZ. Articles, letters, updates, news need to with the editor by 25th March.
Email the editor.
Read Camera Talk.

Trenna Packer Salver Nature Photographic Competition for clubs

Opens 1st May. Closes 17th June
The objective of the Trenna Packer Salver Competition is to illustrate the diversity of the natural world in New Zealand and its off shore islands, with images that are of a very high standard.
More information here: Trenna Packer Salver

Creative Focus

Opens 3rd June. Closes 3rd July.
Creative Focus is a yearly competition run by the Pukekohe Franklin Camera Club with an emphasis on creativity.
Information here: Creative Focus

Judge Training Weekend 2022

These remain tentative and there is no further information available.
A number of Judge Training Weekends, open to everyone, are being planned for later in the year. More information is available at Judge Training. These are, of course, dependent on the COVID-19 situation but should be able to operate under the current red settings.

  • Orewa – 18-19 July – Hibiscus Coast Camera Club
  • Taupo – July – More details to come
  • Christchurch – September – More details to come
  • Dunedin – October – More details to come

Judge Training weekends will require full vaccination and valid vaccine passes.

PSNZ members only

PSNZ Annual General Meeting 2 April 2022

The AGM will held online via Zoom starting at 4pm. Further details will be shared in due course

NZ Camera

Open for submissions. Closing 31st March.
Login to the members area at PSNZ Members Area then NZ Camera Submission.

Canon Online Competition – entries close 25 April 2022

Round 2 images due 25th April.
Six round across the year. Points accumulate.
More information, log into the PSNZ Members Area, then Canon Online Submission.
See the 2021 winning images.

Workshop Programme

These remain tentative and there is no further information available.
– Attendees must be fully vaccinated and have a valid vaccine pass.
– Previously PSNZ have subsidised the workshop series, this practice is stopping. Hence workshops are more expensive than previous years, but will still be cheaper than attending directly with the presenters.
– PSNZ members only

The workshop programme kicks off from May. Registrations will likely open in March. All workshops are tentative and depend on the evolving COVID-19 situation.

  • Astro – Tekapo – Joseph Pooley – 27-28 May
    May be residential and include accommodation
  • Landscape – Queenstown – Meghan Maloney – 15-15 July
    Will be residential (include accommodation) and will include transport to the shooting locations.
  • Astro – New Plymouth – Leith Robertson – 23-24 July
  • Street / Urban – Wellington – Helen Westerbeke – 5-6 August
  • Creative Portrait – Tauranga – Karoline Ferbei – 1-2 October
  • Landscape for Novice and first time workshop attendees – Buller / West Coast – Graham Dainty – 22-24 October

Possibly also South Island workshops for bird, and studio portrait or natural light portrait.