Virginia Schnauer - Waikato Photographic Society

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March Club Night

Our evening starts with some general club business before moving on to see the range of images entered under the subject ‘Liquid’. This appealed to the imaginations of most members so has produced some spectacular images. It is also the last evening for entering for our April competition ‘Scapes’ & our General Category. Scapes – […]

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Our first official club night will be held on the 12th February. After an informal update on the club news we will view the Judged entries for the January competition ‘The Letter P’. Tonight is the last date for entries into our February competition – Liquid & Open Category.Liquids have definite volume, but indefinite shape. […]

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January 2019

While we don’t have an official club night in January we do start taking entries for our Monthly competitions. Entries close on the 25th January for the Digital Entries into the competition titled ‘The Letter P’. Use the guide below and your imagination to impress the Judge and our members. Print entries will close on […]

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17th November Photo Scavenger Hunt

We are looking at having a photo scavenger hunt as our last field trip. This is planned for Saturday November 17 and will finish at 1pm at a Café in Hamilton. You can do this individually or in groups and start as late or as early as you like. We will need to know numbers […]

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13th November Club Night

This evening we will see some interesting images. We are viewing the entries from the Set Subject ‘In The Style Of’. This is a chance for photographers to show off their own work displayed in the style of an artist they choose e.g. “Apples for lunch (Monet)”. It allows for creativity and imagination while trying […]

Photography Skills

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. ND Timer it calculates the […]

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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 are entered into. Submitting before […]

A Wider Angle,   Photography Skills


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 with your camera and explains […]

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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 of the Society, an international […]

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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 piece of software for such […]

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