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!

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


  • 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.

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

Annual Scavenger Hunt Photo Walk

Christmas by Melanie Dick

This weekend, we finally managed to run our annual photo scavenger hunt, after postponing due to threatened bad weather (that never eventuated), then changing our venue at the last minute due to some semi-bad weather…but luckily we had an excellent turnout of members. Even though I greedily demanded a very quick turn-around of images, so we could fit the slideshow into the last meeting of the year, I received a whopping 108 photos, making this the longest photo walk/field trip slideshow of the year – it’s so long, I had to find three totally irrelevant songs to accompany it!

The themes were:


Thanks to everyone who submitted their images so quickly!

  • Nicola

PSNZ Update – November 2021

As mentioned in the recent Camera Talk, the PSNZ Council has recently created a Councillor for Clubs Liaison role, designed specifically to be the go-to person for affiliated clubs to communicate with, about PSNZ affairs. They’ve asked for each club to nominate a member to be the contact for that club, and we’re very lucky that Judith Swan has agreed to take on this role. Her first update is as follows:

Upcoming PSNZ events and dates to note

22 November 2021: CameraTalk
Articles for the next CameraTalk are due. Email to michamberlain@icloud.com CameraTalk can be read at: https://photography.org.nz/events-and-publications/cameratalk/

16 January 2022: Honours submissions
Submissions open and must be received by 5pm on 28 February 2022. Information about the PSNZ Honours can be found here: https://photography.org.nz/honours/ 

January 2022: PSNZ Sony National Exhibition
Entries open. Categories are Nature and Open. The competition is open to all NZ residents. More information here: https://photography.org.nz/salons-galleries/psnz-sony-exhibition/

1 March 2022: PSNZ Interclub Salons
Entries for these salons close. More information about these competitions is here: https://photography.org.nz/interclub-salons/

April 2022: PSNZ National Convention
REGISTRATIONS OPEN. The convention next year is in Rotorua and you can learn about the event here: https://national.photography.org.nz/