PSNZ Liaison Report – September 2022

From our trusty PSNZ Liaison Officer, Judith:

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

Upcoming PSNZ events for everyone.

Camera Talk

Deadline for articles is 25th September.
This magazine is for all club members throughout New Zealand. If you are interested in advertising or have an article to contribute email the editor.

National Portrait Salon

Opens on 2th September. Closes on 30th September.
A new salon hosted by the Tauranga Photographic Society. It’s lovely to have a portrait salon added to the list of affiliated competitions and will be exciting to see the images. You’ll find guidelines, rules, and entry on the National Portrait Salon page of the Tauranga Photographic Society.

Judge Training Weekends 2022

15-16 October – online.This weekend training was to be held in Dunedin, but has now moved to online. Registrations are open.
Over the two day course, you will gain an insight into what is involved in the judging prcoess. 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

Canon Online Round

Closes 25th October.
No entry fee
Login to the members area of the PSNZ website and choose the Canon Online.

Workshop Programme

There are a few places available on the last workshops for this year:
Birds – October 7-9 – Canterbury Novice Landscape – October 21-23 – Buller
Intentional Camera Movement – November 26 – Miranda
More information here: Workshops.

Good Photo Spots (GPS)

Email your Good Photo Spots with some details (location; best time, weather, tides; relevant links; risks; GPS co-ordinates) about your spot to GPS project.
Good Photo Spots (GPS) are locally known spots that visiting photographers might not notice or know about about. They are not the secret and special spots. 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.

PSNZ Liaison Report – August 2022

From our trusty PSNZ Liaison Officer, Judith:

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

Upcoming PSNZ events for everyone.

National Triptych Salon

Opens on 1st August. Closes on 31st August.
Triptychs can take a bit more ‘putting together’. Head over to the Introducing Triptych page of the Nelson Camera Club for lots of information, T&Cs, entry forms and more.

Judge Training Weekends 2022

10-11 September – Christchurch. This training weekend is under a cloud as the current COVID wave continues.
15-16 October – Dunedin. Registrations are open.
Over the two day course, you will gain an insight into what is involved in the judging prcoess. 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

Canon Online Round

Closes 25th August.
No entry fee
Login to the members area of the PSNZ website and choose the Canon Online.

Workshop Programme

On 2 August there is 1 places left on the Street Photography (Wellington August 5 & 6); and 6 places left on the Astro Photography (Auckland 26 & 27 August).
More information here: Workshops.

Good Photo Spots (GPS)

Email your Good Photo Spots with some details (location; best time, weather, tides; relevant links; risks; GPS co-ordinates) about your spot to GPS project.
Good Photo Spots (GPS) are locally known spots that visiting photographers might not notice or know about about. They are not the secret and special spots. 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.

PSNZ Liaison Report – July 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.

Camera Talk

Deadline for articles is 25th July.
This magazine is for all club members throughout New Zealand. If you are interested in advertising or have an article to contribute email the editor.

National Photojournalism Competition

Closes on 31st July.
Open to all New Zealanders and PSNZ members who reside outside of New Zealand. Trophies for sport / action and street / social commentary.
Rules and entry forms at the New Brighton Photographic Club

National Triptych Salon

Opens on 1st August. Closes on 31st August.
This is still a month away so start planning your triptych now. These can take a bit more ‘putting together’.
There is lots of information, T&Cs, entry forms etc on the Introducing Triptych page of the Nelson Camera Club.

Judge Training Weekends 2022

10-11 September – Christchurch
15-16 October – Dunedin
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

Honours

The Honours Board met at the end of June and a number of DPS members were successful in gaining honours – Licentiate (LPSNZ) and Associateship (APSNZ) – this year.
From the PSNZ Honours page: “The PSNZ Honours distinction is an internationally recognised award, confirming a level of photographic competence demonstrated through a portfolio presentation of a member’s work.” You don’t have to be a member of PSNZ to apply for Licentiate (LPSNZ). Find out more on the PSNZ Honours page.
If this challenge appeals to you, and you’d like some group support, join up with the honours group by emailing Gordon or Gary.

PSNZ members only

Canon Online Round

Closes 25th August.
No entry fee
Login to the members area of the PSNZ website and choose the Canon Online.

Workshop Programme

On 13 July there are 2 places left on the Street Photography (Wellington august 5 & 6); and 6 places left on the Astro Photography (Auckland 26 & 27 August).
More information here: Workshops.

Good Photo Spots (GPS)

Email your Good Photo Spots with some details (location; best time, weather, tides; relevant links; risks; GPS co-ordinates) about your spot to GPS project.
Good Photo Spots (GPS) are locally known spots that visiting photographers might not notice or know about about. They are not the secret and special spots. 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.

DPS Honours focus group successes

Successful Licentiate set by Tulipa Briggs

The DPS Honours group was formed last year to encourage and support members to submit for a
PSNZ honour, such as Licentiate or Associate. We meet each month and in February some of us
submitted a set of photos for assessment. There was then a very long wait due to Covid-19
restrictions delaying the assessment panel meeting. This week we received the results. The following
people can now use letters after their name:
– Gary McClintock APSNZ
– Greg Hughson LPSNZ
– Gordon Speed LPSNZ
– Judith Swan LPSNZ
– Ross McIvor LPSNZ
– Tulipa Briggs LPSNZ

One other member of the group was unsuccessful this year but is planning to start earlier for the
next submission and hopefully, the feedback from this year will be useful.
Congratulations to all those who did the hard work of applying.
This year the Honours Board approved 49 people for an LPSNZ so our club made 10% of those
numbers. I think this is a great result for the focus group and I personally found it very useful both
for knowledge and feedback, and for motivation to keep working towards a goal.
Our group continues to meet with a plan for working towards another submission next year and has
been working through a series of exercises. We will now have to up our standards for the next
submission.
All members of DPS are welcome to join our group and we will help each other to work towards the
goal of a PSNZ Honour. We meet on Zoom on the third Monday of each month. It is a friendly group,
and everyone is supportive and willing to share their information and knowledge. If you are
interested drop me an email at gorspe@gmail.com and I will welcome you to the group and add you
to the reminder emails that I send out.

  • Gordon Speed

An update for our 13 June meeting

An update from our President for our 13 June meeting:

We have had another reminder that Covid remains an issue with our speaker for monday night having to pull out as she has contracted Covid and is unwell. Obviously this has required a significant rejig for Monday. We do want to go ahead with our long awaited face to face meeting.

A reminder that masks are required unless you have an exemption. I am aware that at least one member does have an exemption and so will not be wearing a mask. We expect to be able to operate this on trust and will not be asking to see exemptions.

The new programme for Monday 13th June:

  • Welcome
  • Print of the month (please make an effort so we have plenty of entries)
  • My Recent Photography (extended version) Noelle Bennett
  • Images from the Natmat hosted museum outing
  • Presentation of certificates (has not been possible until now)
  • Portrait inspiration and small group discussion

I am looking forward to see you on Monday night.

PSNZ Liaison Report – June 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.

Tauranga Audio-Visual Salon

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

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. Gary, Gordon, and Judith are looking at possible images for entry to this competition. We may contacting you about one or more of your images!
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. Open to all.
Information here: Creative Focus

Judge Training Weekends 2022

18-19 June – Orewa, Auckland
9-10 July – Taupo
10-11 September – Christchurch
15-15 October – Dunedin
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

4 Nations International Salon – call for entries

PSNZ is calling for images to enter in this International Competition.


Entries close on 15th June 2022.

The details from Paul Whitham LPSNZ (President PSNZ) are:
80 images from 80 photographers in these categories:

CategoryNumber of images
Open Colour35
Open Monochrome15
Nature15
Our Country15
  • Images that have been submitted as part of previous PSNZ entries are illegible.
  • The maximum horizontal length is 1920px and not the PSNZ standard of 1620px.
  • Titles need to be a maximum of 35 characters.

For more information and entry login to the members area of the PSNZ website and choose the 4 Nations International Salon.

Canon Online Round 3

Closes 25th June.
No entry fee
Login to the members area of the PSNZ website and choose the Canon Online.

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.

The return to in-person meetings!

Our first meeting back in person will be this coming Monday! The speaker will be Shelley Harvey.

From Pres Gary: Please bring a mask and wear this throughout the meeting. The restriction on visitors to Dunedin Public Hospital recently is a reminder that Covid remains active and that mask wearing is a protective measure for all. Remember to get your print ready for our Print of the Month competition. We will not be having supper at this stage however you are welcome to stay on and catch up with fellow members.

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.

PSNZ Liaison Report – April 2022

Another update 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.

Canon Online Competition – entries close 25 April 2022

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

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

Tauranga Audio-Visual Salon

Opens 5th May. 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

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.
Open to all. More information is available at Judge Training.

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:

  • Astro – Tekapo
  • Landscape – Coromandel
  • Landscape – Queenstown

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.