PSNZ Liaison Report – May 2022

From our trusty PSNZ Liaison Officer, Judith:

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

Upcoming PSNZ events to note.

National Convention News

Where: Lower Hutt Events Centre
When: 20 – 22 October 2023
The format has been changed a bit and more information will arrive as decisions are made.

Trenna Packer Salver Nature Photographic Competition for clubs

Now open. 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. Images can be taken by any member of an affiliated club.
More information here: Trenna Packer Salver

Tauranga Audio-Visual Salon

Now open. Closes 8th June.
Entry is a digital AV file. Open to current financial members of PSNZ, affilitated clubs, and international photographic organisations.
Information here: Tauranga AV Salon

Laurie Thomas Landscape Salon

Now open. Closes 22nd May.
There is “no prescriptive definition of “landscape” specified for the Laurie Thomas Landscape competition… While we would not expect alterations to the physical facts we do wish to encourage entrants to present their own interpretation of their chosen subject matter.”
Information here: Laurie Thomas Landsscape Salon

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. Open to all.
Information here: Creative Focus

Judge Training Weekends 2022

18-19 June – Orewa, Auckland
9-10 July – Taupo
Later in the year South Island venues are being planned.
Over the two day course, you will gain an insight into what is involved in the judging prcoess, that is, how to view images, critique and communicate the results to the photographer. You will also learn more about how to become an accredited judge.
Open to all. More information is available at Judge Training.
Sign up at Judge Training Weekend Registration

PSNZ members only

Workshop Programme

More information is here: Workshops. It is recommended that you check your diary BEFORE registrations open as these workshops fill up fast!
Coming up are:

  • Landscape – Coromandel
  • Street / Urban – Wellington
  • Astro – North Island
  • Birds – Christchurch
  • Creative Portrait – Tauranga
  • Novice landscape – Buller
  • Intentional Camera Movement – Miranda

Good Photo Spots (GPS)

PSNZ members will have received an email (on 29 Mar 22) about this nationwide project to identify and share local Good Photo Spots with visiting photographers. Remember this is not about the secret and special spots! It is about the places that the locals know about but that you might not notice if you were visiting.
GPSs will be collated and listed in the members only area of the PSNZ website so you can have some ideas of where to go the next time you’re out of town.
Email your GPS and some details (location; best time, weather, tides; relevant links; risks; GPS co-ordinates) about your spot to GPS project.