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.
Notes
– 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.

All members welcome

Just a reminder that there is a lot of activity going on in the focus groups each month, and all members are welcome to join any/all the groups whenever they would like.

You don’t have to be able to make every meeting, but if you would like to join at any point, all the details are below.

In addition to these meetings there are fieldtrips, photowalks and meetups planned. These will be advertised to all members and you are welcome to join any/all – you don’t have to be a member of the specific group.

  • NATMAT Group (Natural history, Macro, Astro, Timelapse)
    • Every Sunday at 7.30pm on Zoom – just use the regular DPS Zoom meeting link
  • Affinity Group (Affinity is photo editing software)
    • Every Thursday at 7.30pm on Zoom – just use the regular DPS Zoom meeting link
  • Projects Group (Focus on working towards photographic project of some description)
    • 3rd Monday of month at 7.30 on Zoom – just use the regular DPS Zoom meeting link
  • Honours Group (Working towards PSNZ honours)
    • 3rd Monday of month at 7.30 on Zoom – just use the regular DPS Zoom meeting link
  • Street/Urban Group (Out and about with cameras)

– Melanie

What’s On: March 2022

The old Rialto by Nicola Pye

Last week the Council decided we’ll continue with online meetings up until the end of May, then re-assess month by month as we see how things are going. Field trips and photo walks will still be an option, for a bit of safer in-person socialising, and this month the Street group will be organising our activity – details to follow!

DateActivityDetailsLocation
7:30pm, Monday 7 March  View Finder #16: Mieke Boynton – Landscape and Aerial Photography, an interactive presentation Zoom
7:30pm, Monday 14 March  Club meeting: Speaker: Linda Robertson – Inside photojournalism
Focus Group feedback: Honours
Projected Image Of The Month: Open      Zoom  
7:30pm, Monday 21 MarchFocus group meetings       Zoom and various  
10am, Saturday 26 MarchPhoto walk: We will checkout the protestors if still there, the people and architecture of lower Stuart Street, street art, farmers market, railway station, and skate park.
Coffee after at The Corner Store (has outdoor seating)
Meet by Ko te Tūhono in the lower Octagon
7:30pm, Monday 28 March  Club meeting: Speaker: Rachel Gillespie – Travel and tourism in the Mackenzie Country
My Recent Photography: Ian Thomson and Gary McClintock
Projected Image Of The Month: Photojournalism  Zoom  
  • Nicola

An update on the Photographic Society of New Zealand events

Thanks very much to Judith, our PSNZ Liaison Officer, for updating us with the following:

There is heaps coming up from PSNZ in the next few months and lots to plan for as the year unfolds. Have a look below for individual competitions, club competitions, honours challenges, workshops and judge training opportunities …

Upcoming PSNZ events and dates to note.

PSNZ Workshop – Bird Photography – Whanganui – Toya Heatley – 25-26 February 2022

On 8 Feb there were 3 spaces left!
PSNZ members only. $140.00.
Information and registration link.
Note – workshop attendees must be fully vaccinated and provide vaccination passes for accommodation and hospitality venues associated with the workshop.

Canon Online Competition round 1 – entries close 25 February 2022

PSNZ members only. Six round across the year. Points accumulate.
More information, log into the PSNZ Members Area, then Canon Online Submission.
See the 2021 winning images.

PSNZ Sony National Exhibition 2022 – entries close 28 February 2022

Digital only this year (due to COVID-19).
Open to ALL New Zealand residents.
Two categories: Open and Nature.
A number of trophies are able to be won.
Information, 2021 winning images, entry form here: National Exhibition information.

Honours Submissions close 28 February 2022

Submission for honours must be received by 5pm (1700h) on 28 February 2022.
More information here: https://photography.org.nz/honours/.

PSNZ Interclub Salons – entries close 1 March 2022

Wiltshire Cup

Four digital images.
More info here: Wiltshire Cup information and entry form.
See last year’s winning images here: Wiltshire Cup 2021 winning images.

Bowron Digital Landscape Trophy

Four digital landscape images.
More info here: Bowron Digital Landscape Trophy information and entry form.
Last year’s winning images here: Bowron Digital Landscape Trophy 2021 winning images.

PSNZ National Convention – Cancelled

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled for 2022. More information about this decision is here.

Camera Talk 2022

Articles, updates, and news for the next Camera Talk … email the editor.
Read Camera Talk/.

Tentative Workshop Programme 2022

Notes

  • 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.

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.

Judge Training Weekends 2022

A number of Judge Training Weekends 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.

What’s On: February 2022

Apologies for lazy photo choice: have blatantly chosen one simply for attention, of our old dog eating a carrot. And now that he has your attention, please see below for upcoming activities 😀 Don’t forget, while we’re at Red, all of our club meetings that would have been at Mornington will be held via Zoom.

DateActivityDetailsLocation
7:30pm, Monday 7 February  No meeting (Waitangi Day)  
7:30pm, Monday 14 February Club meeting: Speaker: William Patino: Composition options.
Our Recent Photography: Holiday & picnic images from members.
PIOTM: Open      Zoom  
7:30pm, Monday 21 FebruaryFocus group meetings       Zoom and various  
7:30pm, Monday 28 February  Club meeting: Activity: Printing and matting, a how to. (Where and when to meet to be confirmed?).
My Recent Photography: Tulipa Briggs and Judith Swan.  
PIOTM: Deliberate Composition  Zoom TBC  
  • Nicola

A big Red update!

So announcing we’ll be back to face-to-face meetings earlier this week may have been slightly premature! Now that we’re at Red, we’ll continue on with all meetings via Zoom, until we return to Orange. We should still be able to run some photo walks and field trips, in accordance with Covid regulations, so as always, keep an eye on your emails! And thanks to Melanie Dick for sorting our cute Covid icons so speedily once again!

Welcome to 2022 with DPS!

Ngā mihi o te tau hou! Greetings for the new year! Once again, things are looking like they won’t be back to normal for a little while yet, but we’ve got an excellent programme planned for the year and our trusty Zoom as back-up if things get nasty again. In the meantime, Council has met to discuss how we can keep our members as safe as possible, while also protecting the venue we use, and the other people who also use it. As you’ll know from Gary’s recent email, it has been decided that while we are at Orange, it will be a requirement that anyone attending our meetings at Mornington must have a valid Vaccine Pass and must wear a mask, unless they have an exemption. Although masks are not a legal requirement for our meetings at Orange, we feel it’s important that we err on the side of caution in regards to the safety of our more vulnerable members.

Keep an eye on your emails and on the programme for any changes, and don’t forget our Zoom link here.

  • Nicola