Club Events
General Events (Past 3 Years)
Thursday 05-Apr-2018
Again this year we will be running this workshop and invite members to submit 1 image per person – with a maximum of 15 images. So get in quick. Submit your image to

The critiquing panel comprises 3 PSNZ judges, and each judge will critique the images, giving their assessment and feedback. The ideas behind this is for each member to see and understand how different judges can interpret each image and you will better understand the judging process.
Thursday 19-Apr-2018
Nature; Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation. The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while remaining high technical quality.

Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects – such as barn owls or storks – adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, such as hurricanes or tidal waves. Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible.

Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are not eligible; nor is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement. No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted. Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorial content, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted including HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning.

Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise and film scratches, are allowed. Stitched images are not allowed. All allowed adjustments must appear natural. Colour images can be converted to grey-scale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.

Images entered in Nature sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above may have landscapes, geologic formations, weather phenomena and extant organisms as the primary subject matter. This includes images taken with the subjects in controlled conditions, such as zoos, game farms, botanical gardens, aquariums and any enclosure where the subjects are totally dependent on man for food.
Thursday 03-May-2018
Simon Raby is a skilled director and cinematographer in both feature film and television with over 20 years experience in New Zealand and abroad and will be running a workshop on Lighting Techniques
Thursday 17-May-2018
Photo Journalism; 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.
Cropping is acceptable only if this does not affect the truth of the story. Colour images can be converted to greyscale monochrome. Infrared image, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed
Thursday 21-Jun-2018
Tools of the trade; A butcher, a baker, or candlestick maker; but the importance is in the presentation of the object. It could be an action image, still life, or a story, or however you choose to present your image.
Thursday 19-Jul-2018
Triptych; For the purpose of this Salon a triptych is a presentation made up of three (and only three) distinctly separated photographic images displayed on a common background. Additional Guidelines: The background should complement the presentation of the three images but must not become a significant “fourth image” in the message of the triptych’s three images. The only restriction on the arrangement of the triptych’s three images is that they must not meet or overlap. There is no requirement that the three images must be either the same size or the same shape. Added borders, drop shadows etc. are allowed. See also Successful images may be entered in the Nelson Camera Club Competition