11th October, set subject – Wings

Entries for the Set Subject – Wings along with the Open Category will be presented this evening. Last day to submit Images for Symmetry and Open for judging November 8th. For Symmetry think reflections, rotation symmetry and two halves make a whole. In photography composition, symmetry can be effectively used … Continue reading →

Long Exposure Videos

Here are the “Long exposure” videos I mentioned at camera club. Scott Kelby YouTube – Scott Kelby Long Exposure Video Jason Odell YouTube – Jason Odell Long Exposure Videos The Smart Phone App for getting the correct exposure if you are using an neutral density (ND) filter can be found. … Continue reading →

Photo Competition Entries

Rules for submitting photo competition entries Committee has asked that we remind all Members to follow the rules when entering our competitions, especially the following: Entry Forms – All entries must be accompanied by completed entry forms. The Competition Secretary’s shouldn’t guess who you are or what category your images … Continue reading →

Colin Tyler praised nature photos

Nature Photos Colin Tyler praised nature photos taken by Val Fabling …. Our meeting on June 9th was well attended and the photos entered received high praise from our guest Judge, Colin Tyler. Look at the Honours Page for images he was especially pleased with. Colin has Judged National Competitions … Continue reading →

Set Subject Guidelines for 2016

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Stripes | Beginning with the letter K | Vanishing Point | Memorials | Wings | Symmetry | End Of Year Stripes 1. A long, straight region of a single colour. 2. A long narrow band of a different colour, composition, or texture from the surrounding surface or background 3. Pattern ~ … Continue reading →

Urban Photography

So, how do Street and Urban photography differ? Street Photography is more people-based and quite often includes some statement of society or people in general. Urban Photography is more landscape-based, including buildings, bridges, landmarks, statues etc. and doesn’t necessarily need a human element at all. What is Urban? Think ‘city’ … Continue reading →

RAW vs JPEG

An explanation by John Bellingham (with info borrowed from various internet sources) So, you’ve forked over at least $1000 (but probably $2000) for your first DSLR camera. You have more buttons, dials, and menus than you know what to do with, even after reading through the fat booklet that came … Continue reading →

Contrast Colours – October

Contrasts – October Set Subject The world is full of contrasting colours, shapes, behaviours, different lifestyles and life standards… we may not always notice all the contrasts around us, but photographers do, especially those, who work in the field of street or social photography. Look at the contrast be tween … Continue reading →

Memorial Landscape Guide Lines

H James Memorial Landscape Competition and Margaret Macdiarmid Memorial Landscape guide lines for competition. H Stanley James ARPS joined the Society shortly after its inception in 1937. His service to the Society and to photography in New Zealand, as exhibitor, lecturer, judge, and on committee were outstanding. He was president … Continue reading →

Editing Your Photos for Free

Gimp At the digital night we usually focus on Adobe manipulation programmes.  For those of you who do not have Photoshop and maybe cannot afford to buy software there is an alternative for you and it is FREE. GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed … Continue reading →