Club Events
General Events (Past 3 Years)
Thursday 07-Sep-2017

Greg is a passionate astrophotographer and will share experiences and expertise with us.

Thursday 21-Sep-2017
Black & White imagery is stunning because it lacks the distractions of colour, is versatile and lends itself to low light as well as studio lit situations. Black and White images can be strong, high contrast and powerful – or they can be so soft, gentle and subtle. Your subject is up to you but make sure the image is in black and white only, this includes all forms of black-and-white photography, which produce images containing tones of grey ranging from black to white but not other hues besides grey, such as sepia, cyan or brown.
Friday 22-Sep-2017

I am looking running a casual astrophotography workshop for those that might be interested on either Friday 22nd of Sept or possibly Saturday 23rd (rain day).

It will most likely be at the Kohekohe Church from about 8.30pm.

People will need to bring – a digital camera (ideally a DSLR) with a wide angle lens (ideally 14mm to 24mm, but even a 50mm will do)
- sturdy tripod, ideally with a ballhead.
- warm clothing including a hat and gloves
- something to eat and drink
- patience
- a SMALL torch!
I’m sure that I will think of some other things and let you know next week.

Pass this on to the club members to see who may be interested.

I have included some of the notes I use when I have done talks for a couple of presentations at Astrophotography groups.

I will be in contact again next week when I get back from conference to see if there is any interest.


Greg Stevens

Thursday 05-Oct-2017
A presentation on low light photography from Wayne Boardman.
Thursday 19-Oct-2017

The PSNZ definition is: “Photographs which capture a sense of “space” and “place” and tell a story of the scene before the camera. A landscape will typically combine elements of earth, sea or sky. The image may include human elements for scale and context but not to the extent that they become the predominant element. Creative enhancement of the images is acceptable provided that the resulting image still reflects the essential story of what is seen in that landscape”.

While there are many interpretations of landscape photography for the purposes of this competition the genre excludes cityscapes and abstract ‘landscapes’ (e.g. close ups of objects and forms other than nature).

NB: If your image is memorable and fits the brief we like to use these images in the George Chance Landscape competition. Your chance to star twice!! Take your time and choose your spot to record a landscape to take our breath away.

Thursday 16-Nov-2017
See competition for more info