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.

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  – 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.

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.

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/

Projected Image of the Month: Flow, July 2021

Thanks to Melanie Dick for her appraisal this week, and congratulations to Ian Thomson, Kate Burton and Greg Hughson! 

We only have a very small pool of judges within the club, so Melanie very kindly stepped in this month. If you think you might be interested in becoming a judge, check out the upcoming PSNZ Judge Training Workshop weekend, which will be held in Dunedin on 30-31 October. Even if you’re not quite ready to start judging yet, these workshops are said to be very beneficial in sharing insights into what’s involved in the judging process. More info here: Judge Training and Accreditation Programme

Standings

  • Nicola

Update from the President

We have now been doing our online Zoom meetings for the last two months and have had members who live as far away as Nelson joining in meetings. While it has been a successful medium for many, I do acknowledge that Zoom has not worked for all members, so I hope this update newsletter helps fill the gap in some way.

At this stage, we do not have a date when we see our meetings at the church hall or practical sessions starting again, so Zoom meetings will continue for the next while. 

Images from the Bubble

Each week members have had the opportunity to share up to 4 images taken during the week. Some weeks we have had close to 80 images with a wide range of subjects. Here is a selection of images from the 36 members who participated.

PSNZ Sony National Exhibition 2020

Congratulations to the following members who were successful in the PSNZ Sony National Exhibition 2020.

Open Prints

  • Kate Burton: 4 acceptances
  • Ita Daniels: 2 acceptances
  • David Steer: 2 acceptances
  • Gordon Speed: 1 acceptance

Open Projected Image

  • Glenda Rees 1 acceptance

Nature Prints

  • Gary McClintock: Gold Medal and 1 acceptance
  • Glenda Rees: 2 acceptances

Nature Projected Image

  • Glenda Rees: Gold Medal and 2 acceptances
  • Noelle Bennett: Silver Medal

Unfortunately due to COVID 19, there was no exhibition of the images but you can view the online catalogue here.

Speakers

Nicola Wilhelmsen

Nicola has shared her knowledge with the society a number of times now. She is a professional photographer based in Dunedin. Nicola shared the development of two images that she has submitted for a fun lockdown challenge hosted by NZIPP. It was helpful seeing how she refined her concept and images, as well as seeing some of the technical issues around lighting. Nicola posts on Instagram as nicolafromthehelm

Sam Purdie

Ross met Sam one night while out photographing insects at Woodhaugh Gardens, when he stopped and offered to show Ross where he could find stick insects. They swapped details and the result of that encounter was an interesting talk by Sam where he presented a recipe for finding insects and then some tips on photographing. Sam posts on Instagram as samanimalman

Nick Beadle

Nick runs a window cleaning business in Dunedin, See Through Windows Ltd. He shared his journey from watching one of his employees taking pictures on his phone through to now dividing his time between window cleaning and a growing photography career. Nick posts on Instagram so just search for seethroughwindowsltd

Future Plans

We will look to resume face to face meetings as soon as this is possible. However, we are aware that there may be some members who will continue to manage their health risk by not attending physical meetings. We have also seen that Zoom has enabled some of our more distant members to be involved.  Between now and the end of the year, Council has decided to continue with one regular Zoom meeting per month. This meeting will involve presentations by overseas speakers.

As a taster, our first overseas speaker will be this week, Monday 25 May 7.30pm – Zoom Room, Julian Elliott. He will present a talk Mongolia – From the landscape to eagle hunters: take a journey across Mongolia from the famous Steppe landscape to the eagle hunters of the Altai region in western Mongolia.

Look forward to seeing you all in the Zoom Room on Monday.
Gary McClintock
President, DPS