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Update No. 15 Back To The Future

Update No. 15 Back to the Future

Covid-19 – Alert Level 4

Greetings from my bubble to yours.  Hope you are all keeping safe and well.  I live in a hotzone (Johnsonville) which is pretty exciting.  I am still unwell so have been tested and am covid free which is good news.    We have decided that we would like to attempt to have the Portrait critique at club, alert levels permitting.  We will try for the 31st of August, when if still in lockdown we will conduct by Zoom

Critique Series 3: Portrait

When: Tuesday 31 August 2021
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Hutt Valley Tramping Club, 15 Birch Street, Waterloo / Zoom
Topic: Critique Series 3: Portrait

Join us as we listen to the critique for our latest topic – Portrait.  You get to have your say as well.

Exhibition Opening Night – Odlin’s Gallery

When: Tuesday 14 September 2021
Time: 6.00pm
Location: Odlin’s Gallery, Hutt Art Society, 9/11 Myrtle Street, Lower Hutt
Topic: The opening night of our annual exhibition

At this stage, we are going ahead as planned until further information comes to hand.   Come along to view images from the club and catch up with members

Upcoming Fieldtrips/Workshops

Saturday 28 August – Wellington CBD
check here for all the information
unlikely to go ahead as we will most likely be in Level 3, but easily shifted to any weekend.

Annual Exhibition

At this stage, it will still be held this year from 14 September to 26 September.   Members may submit up to four images into the exhibition. Have a couple in reserve if we don’t have enough. The actual number displayed will depend upon the total number of images entered overall, and how the images all work together.

To get the best print and display possible for your image and better chance of selling, we recommend the following services:

NZ Editions in Wainuiomata  – Grant will work with you and do test prints to get the results you are after

Lewis Paape Art Gallery in Waiwhetu – Simon will create beautiful Matts for your image and gives a discount for HCC members

PSNZ Camera talk

This issue contains our ‘Wildlife and Nature Photography’ special feature with a wide range of different photographers’ experiences and images.


Nelson National Triptych Salon 2021

The Nelson Triptych salon is now open. The three special Awards for this year are:

  • Best – Power is…
  • Best – Love…
  • Monochrome

Projected Image entries only

Use three images to tell us a great story or a great design. Maybe both.
Remember the special rules for this salon:- Three images only on a common background. No fourth image on the background. Not text on the background and the three images must show a separation with no overlapping of images.  Entries close midnight 31st August.

49th Dunedin Festival of Photography Salon

The 49th Dunedin Festival of Photography is now open for entries!

Important dates to note:
Closing Date: 11:59pm Tuesday 31 August
Prints to be received in Dunedin by: Monday 6 September
Selection Day: Saturday 18 September
Exhibition Opening: Saturday 9 October, at the Dunedin Community Gallery, Princes St
Exhibition: Sunday 10 – Friday 15 October

The Festival is open to all New Zealand residents and financial members of PSNZ affiliated camera clubs.

Whanganui Salon

The Whanganui Salon is open to all New Zealand-based photographers.

Our theme of Humanity and Earth provides  an opportunity to shine a light on the positive and negative relationships we have with the planet we live on. We have great prizes for the winners from our sponsors Progear Photographic, Wellington Photographic Supplies and Print Art.

The Salon winner will also receive the inaugural Vonnie Cave medal. Entries close next Tuesday 24 August.

From the Archives

Celebrating our 60th year, I will post a tidbit up from the archives each update.   This time, an article from the 1991 Hutt News about our member Al Benge

Photography inspiration, courses and tips

Are You Losing Interest? – Thom Hogan (poor title, material is important)
What Is an ‘Art Photographer’?
Elements of a Photograph: Texture 
The 2021 International Portrait Photographer of the Year Winners


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