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2021 Update No.10 – Time To Party

2021 Update no.10 – Time To Party

Mid Year Social – Our 60th Birthday celebrations

When: Tuesday 8 June 2021
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Hutt Valley Tramping Club, 15 Birch Street, Waterloo
Topic: Pot luck dinner and celebration

To have a variety of dishes for our potluck dinner: those whose first name begins with the letters A – L please bring a savoury item and those whose first name begins with the letters M-Z please bring a sweet

The club will be providing non-alcoholic beverages, however feel free to bring along your own choice of drink.

A few past members are planning to join us and are looking forward to catching up with us

Remember to also bring along a matted image for our pop-up exhibition. The slideshow is coming along well with lots of photos and pics from back in the day, if you still have some to contribute, please send to me at

Interclub Print Comp Planning – via Zoom

When: Tuesday 15 June 2021
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Zoom link:
Topic: planning for the Wellington Interclub competition

Join in with Rob to discuss how we will approach the topics we have selected for this year’s competition.

Critique Series 2: Landscapes

When: Tuesday 22 June 2021
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Hutt Valley Tramping Club, 15 Birch Street, Waterloo
Topic: Image Critique with the Topic: Landscapes

Come along to practise your new photo assessment skills and actively participate in the first topic of our new critique series.   If you did not submit any images but would still like to have an image critiqued, you are welcome to bring a print or digital image/s along for us to practise on.

Upcoming Fieldtrips/Workshops

Saturday 24 July – Carlucciland
Come along to join in a fun outing and learn from other club members.  Starting and ending with food and drink of course.   Check here for all the details

Request for old Camera’s 

Jordyn O’Keeffe is trying to start a photography club at the school she works at and is trying to scrounge some cameras. If you have any old digital cameras you would be willing to lend them long term or donate… They don’t have to be DSLR’s they could be point and shoots has long as they have a manual function.    Contact her at:

PSNZ Judges Training – Taupo

Venue: Taupo Vintage Car Club Rooms, Hickling Park, AC Baths Ave, Tauhara, Taupo 3330

The start time will be advised nearer the time but is generally around 10.00am.  Lunch, morning and afternoon are provided on both days.  A comprehensive manual is also provided.  This year we are charging PSNZ members $25.  The charge for those who are not PSNZ members but are members of affiliated clubs remains at $60.  This charge will become no-refundable after 27th July 2021.  Register online here:

The class is limited to 30 people and we often have a waiting list, so book your place now.

Photo Tour – Chatham Islands

10 September – 17 September 2021
Ex Wellington, New Zealand

  • See the first sunrise in New Zealand (and the world) for the day
  • Visit historic early settlers locations
  • Unique wildlife and fauna
  • Numerous shipwrecks
  • Local fishing villages and industry
  • Stunning landscape and sea view
  • Meet the local characters of this region
  • Evening photography sessions to share the days images
  • Workshops and technical discussion lead by tutors
  • Limited numbers


  • Return Air Chatham flights ex Wellington
  • Hotel Chatham accommodation
  • Airport transfers at Chatham’s
  • All meals (beverages extra)
  • Fulltime tour leader from beginning to end
  • Local Chatham guides and transport
  • Experienced photographic guides \ tutors, working alongside you
  • All concessions (includes private property locations)
  • 188 page Chatham Islands history book
  • Etched souvenir thermos flask

Lead by Lindsay Keats – An experienced, international award winning travel and commercial photographer.

assisted by Fiona Foxall – Over 25 years of professional and industrial photographic experience and Christine Jacobson – A successful and experienced amateur covering many topics

Tour Prices
per person from
Single with shared facilities: $5577
Standard twin / double with en-suite: $5677
Superior double: $5777

via Chatham Island Tours

P +64 (0)3 249 8294
M + 64 (0)274 324 111

Contact Nick Maitland
M +64 (0)27 605 3447

From the Archives

Celebrating our 60th year, I will post a tidbit up from the archives each update. This one is the program for the Silver Jubilee celebration

Photography inspiration, courses and tips

How to Shoot a Simple Sunset Photo with Off Camera Flash – 13m
Beginners guide to Landscape Photography, Camera setup – 17m 30s
Capture Every Detail in Your Landscape Photos Using Exposure Bracketing
Texture and Clarity Sliders in Lightroom Classic CC: What’s the difference?


Click here for up to date programme information
Click here for all the latest news
Click here for the latest images and other items posted by our members


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