Focus Groups: Projects and Sets Photo-a-day challenge

Earlier this month, the Projects and Sets focus group ran a 15 day ‘Photo a day challenge’, which was fantastic practice for the current lockdown ūüė≤ The only criteria was that the photo should be taken on the day it was posted – no other limits. About 11 people took part, and it’s certainly spurred many of us on to keep creating. Thanks very much to David Steer for running it all, and Ferg Campbell for being star commenter! Here are some of our highlights:

If any other Focus Groups or members have any projects or news they’d like to post here, please let me know at cameracraft.dpsnz@gmail.com

– Nicola

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 ‚Äď 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

Theme Challenge

A quick update: we’ve decided not to continue with the theme challenges for 2021. There hasn’t been much interest this year for some reason, so the slideshows have looked a bit sad! In the same vein though, are our monthly Print and Projected Images of the Month. These are a great way to keep yourself challenged, as you can use each month’s theme to create a brand new image. The upcoming PIOTM and POTM themes are:

12 JulyPrintOpen
26 JulyProjectedFlow
9 AugustPrintOpen
13 SeptemberProjectedEdges
27 SeptemberPrintOpen
11 OctoberProjectedMulti-exposure
8 NovemberPrintOpen
22 NovemberProjectedReflections
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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 ūüôā

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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.

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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