The 49th Dunedin Festival of Photography is now open for entries!

The 49th Dunedin Festival of Photography is now open for entries!

Image City Life by Ita Daniels

Important dates to note:
Closing Date: 11:59pm Tuesday 31 August
Prints to be received in Dunedin by: Monday 6 September
Selection Day: Saturday 18 September
Exhibition Opening: Saturday 9 October, at the Dunedin Community Gallery, Princes St
Exhibition: Sunday 10 – Friday 15 October

The Festival is open to all New Zealand residents and financial members of PSNZ affiliated camera clubs.

More information and entry details are available at:https://dps.org.nz/festival/

Best of luck from the Festival team!

-Nicola

Projected Image Exhibition – May 2021

The results of our Projected Image Exhibition were shown at our most recent meeting – massive congratulations to Gary McClintock for producing the Champion images in both the Open and the Natural History categories! What a coup! Congratulations to everyone else for their accepted and awarded images, and many thanks to our judges Graham Dainty and Mike Boyd-Clark for their selections and appraisals. And lastly, thanks very much to our Projected Image Secretary, Melanie Dick, for putting the whole exhibition together, and for producing these slideshows to show our great results! Enjoy 🙂

  • Nicola

2020 Projected Image Exhibition No.2 Results

The results of our second Projected Image Exhibition for 2020 were announced at the club meeting this week. For the first time, we used Zoom at a club meeting, so that one of our judges was able to present her comments ‘in person’, and it seemed to work really well. Watch this space for more Zoom visitors at meetings!

Congratulations to Stephanie Forrester APSNZ for her Champion Open Image Out of the Fog and to Simon Parsons for his Champion Natural History Image Albatross 1, and well done to everyone who had images accepted.

Out of the Fog by Stephanie Forrester

Albatross 1 by Simon Parsons

Thank you very much to our judges, Nicki Mora LPSNZ for the Natural History section, and Cushla Moorhead for the Open. We really appreciate the time they put into judging for us, and their thoughtful commentary.

The results are available here as a PDF and below in the two slideshows.

  • Nicola

Focus Groups: NatMAT

Thanks to Judith for putting this together for us recently – looks like the NatMAT group has been a hive of activity!

Themes and Fieldtrips

What has the Nature – Macro – Astro – Timelapse (NatMAT) focus group been doing??

Well, we started with a chat and found out we were keen on photographing pretty much anything ‘outside’, taking part in field trips, and learning from our colleagues. So with those things in mind we set up a field trip to the Botanic Gardens.

The aim was to take some macro images. We had a beautiful afternoon of sunshine with nearly a dozen of us finding bees, weevils, flowers (especially yellow flowers!), yellow and black bugs, and some fungi. These images got critiqued at our next face-to-face meeting, and we learnt good ideas from each other.

Then COVID-19 came along and turned the world upside down!

Nature-Macro pivoted to online! We decided to meet once a week (Sunday evening) using the DPS Zoom room, sharing images based on a theme.

We started with ‘My Garden Inhabitants’ which showed up some skills within our group. We’ve challenged ourselves with birds, water, focus stacking (after Ged shared some techniques for focus stacking), fungi, insects (after a DPS presentation on insect photography), ‘creative nature’ (after some ideas from Tulipa), astro/stars, and always open.

As soon as we moved to level 1 Nature-Macro scheduled a field trip!!

In mid July another dozen or so of us arrived at Yellowhead, Broad Bay, again on a stunningly clear beautiful afternoon with a low tide. We enjoyed a wonderful slow stroll around the point with images of birds, krill, harbour, sky, boats, and lots of the cliff face. All supported with lots of chat, catching up, and friendships – new and old.

Our club colleagues from the Astro-Timelapse focus group opted to come along and join in. As the group size expanded, so did our name!!

More recently, we’ve learnt from Karen about the different twilights, and the transition from light to dark. We’ve challenged ourselves to use that learning with astro and twilight themes. More trips and themes have included Purakanui, birds in flight, green, weather, asymmetry, black and white, and Aramoana.

This week we’re working on spring images, thinking about other things we’d like to do, and hoping for a nice enough weekend to visit Aramoana. If any of this sounds like you, please come along – DPS Zoom room, Sunday, 7:30pm.

Here are some of the images that we’ve taken and shared and learnt from:


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  • Judith

2018 Projected Image Exhibition

The results of the Projected Image Exhibition for 2018 were announced and presented at the meeting on Monday 12 November. The Open Section images were selected by Trish and Alistair McAuslan. They were not present at the meeting, but their comments were read out by Melanie Middlemiss. The Natural History Section images were selected by Craig McKenzie who commented on each of the images as they were projected.

The awards, which are summarised below, were presented by our Patron, Ian Wyllie. Congratulations to all ten members of the Society who had images accepted for the exhibition, and to the six who also received Honours awards. Special recognition went to Andre Koschinowski, who received the Champion Award in the Open category, and to Gary McClintock, who received the Champion Award in the Natural History category. Gary was also awarded the F.H. Williams Memorial Trophy. Special thanks to Trish and Alistair McAuslan and Craig McKenzie for their careful selection and the insightful and constructive comments. Videos of past exhibitions and field trips can be seen here.

Simone Jackson 2 Acceptances Open
1 Honours Open
Andre Koschinowski 2 Acceptances Open
1 Honours Open
Champion Open
Gary McClintock 5 Acceptances Natural History
Champion Natural History
3 Acceptances Open
F.H. Williams Memorial Trophy Open
Mark McGuire 3 Acceptances Open
Simon Parsons 4 Acceptances Natural History
1 Acceptance Open
1 Honours Open
Paul Sorrell 3 Acceptances Natural History
3 Honours Natural History
Bill Stanford 1 Acceptance Open
David Steer 6 Acceptances Natural History
6 Acceptances Open
Ian Thomson 1 Acceptance Natural History
4 Acceptances Open
1 Honours Open
Dave Wilson 3 Acceptances Open
1 Honours Open

 

 

2017 Spring Print Exhibition

 

Upcoming: Spring Print Exhibition

A reminder to all members, our Spring Print Exhibition is coming up soon and entries will close on Monday 14th August 2017. 

Please bring prints to the next meeting or e-mail  Gary (prints.dpsnz@gmail.com) to arrange a drop off.
Also note, all image titles must be entered through the online system here as well.  This helps ensure titles are printed on labels and certificates with the spelling you prefer 🙂

We have booked the Dunedin Community Gallery for the exhibition and so our meeting on the 11th September will be the official opening evening and then the images will be on display 12th-14th September.
Images are being selected for the Open section by Alan Dove, and for the Natural History section by Ross McIvor.

Details for entering:
  • Spring Print Exhibition is open to all financial members of the Society
  • Members can submit up to six entries in each of the Open and Natural History sections
  • Images previously accepted in seasonal exhibitions are not eligible
  • Images must be the original work of the exhibitor
  • Images may be trade or exhibitor printed
  • Prints must be mounted on a firm backing and have a mat
  • Prints can be any size to fit within the mat size you use:
    • Minimum size of mat 25cm x 30cm ( 10″ x 12″ )
    • Maximum size of mat 50cm x 40cm ( 20″ x 16″ )
  • Exhibitors name, image title and section must be on the reverse side of mount, at centre top
  • Image titles must be entered through the online system here.

Horsing Around, Melanie Middlemiss
Horsing Around, Melanie Middlemiss. Open Champion, 2017 Autumn Print Exhibition