Club Events
General Events (Past 3 Years)
Thursday 17-Jan-2019
Your best Black and White Photography
Thursday 21-Feb-2019
Portrait photographs must be of people, not animals and be character studies, not action shots The subject will normally dominate the picture, but the image may include surroundings if these tell more about the subject.
Thursday 21-Mar-2019
The field is wide open. The only restriction is the current APS Rule that states:
“Digitally enhanced images are acceptable provided that they originate from a photograph taken by the author and the enhancements are undertaken by the author.”
Thursday 18-Apr-2019

Nature photography depicts living, untamed animals, uncultivated plants in a natural habitat, geology, and the wide diversity of natural phenomena. Images of animals that are domesticated, caged or under any form of restraint, as well as cultivated plants, are ineligible.

The subject of the image must be in its natural environment and may include animals and birds living freely within conservation or nature reserves. Naturalised subjects are allowable, providing they are photographed under natural, not domestic conditions. Examples of naturalised subjects are deer, black swan, monarch butterfly, and briar (not cultivated) roses. Minimal evidence of human influence is acceptable for some nature subjects where they have adapted to an environment modified by humans. Examples include shags, harrier hawks, and welcome swallows. The presence of scientific bands on wild animals is acceptable. The accurate record of the subject and the natural environment are the prime factors.

All images must maintain a faithful representation of a natural form, behaviour or phenomenon as captured in the original image. No elements within the original image may be moved, cloned, introduced, deleted, rearranged or combined. No artificial, false or substitute backgrounds are to be used. Any manipulation or modification to the original image is limited to minor retouching of blemishes and must not alter the content of the original scene. Resizing, cropping, selective lightening or darkening and restoration of the original colour of the scene are also acceptable. Digital techniques that extend the capability of the camera may be used as long as they honestly and accurately represent the original nature story or event at the time of capture. Images in New Zealand Nature must have been taken in the natural environment of New Zealand or its offshore islands. For all Nature images, scientific or common names must be included in the titles.

Thursday 16-May-2019

The Photographic Society of New Zealand defines this as storytelling images such as seen in the news media and periodicals. They may include contemporary life, human interest, documentary, illustrative, spot news, sport, etc.
The storytelling value of the image shall receive priority over pictorial quality. In the interest of credibility, photojournalism images must not misrepresent the truth. No situations shall be set up for the purpose of photography.

Any manipulation or modification of the original image must not alter the content of the original scene and elements of the story may not be introduced, removed, shifted or changed in any way including HDR toning or use of image enhancement software, but corrections to exposure and the removal of spots is acceptable.
The following are NOT PERMITTED:

  • Filters
  • HDR
  • Vignetting
  • Selective colouring
  • Post processing with layers
  • Triptych or composite images
  • Self-portraits or staged images
Thursday 20-Jun-2019
Your best Night Photography image.