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Next club night is on Thursday 19 September starting at 7.30 pm in Classroom 1, St John Ambulance Station, Western Hills Drive, Whangarei.

Workshop Night

Let's get Creative

In this workshop, you'll have a chance to try different creative techniques to take your photography in a new direction.

We'll have a brief introduction before separating into groups and we'll have several different work stations so you can try out different scenarios.

Bring your camera and tripod and any lenses that you might want to try.


On Thursday night (tomorrow) please bring along items to include in a raffle/s for Interclub on Saturday afternoon.
We'll make them up into baskets to be raffled off. If there are a few items, these may be held for future fundraising raffles.
Any items are suitable - they don't have to be to do with photography.


Volunteers needed to help set up.... especially someone to look after setting up the projector. Please let Pam know if you are keen.

EVENT: PSNZ Olympus Workshop

Keep Saturday 21 September free for a workshop on macro photography and light painting by Peter Sweetman, ambassador for Olympus.
The workshop, sponsored by PSNZ, is open to anyone, so spread the word as spaces are limited.
The workshop costs $10 for Northland club members and PSNZ members, $20 for non-members.

Meet at 10.00 ready for a 10.30 start
St John Ambulance Station Whangarei, 43 Western Hills Drive,Whangarei
Parking is limited at St John's station. We suggest that you park in nearby Titoki Place or Percy St and walk to the venue. Try to car pool.
  • Your lunch.
  • Tea/Coffee will be supplied, along with morning and afternoon nibbles.
  • Camera & tripod
  • Morning tea and greeting: 10am
  • Morning session: 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Lunch break: 12.30pm to 1pm (Bring your own lunch)
  • Afternoon session: 1pm to 4pm 

About Peter Sweetman

Peter Sweetman, on behalf of Olympus New Zealand and in conjunction with PSNZ will be holding a workshop based around macro photography and lightpainting. Peter will be bringing expertise and equipment for participants to experience and learn on. Whilst Olympus have kindly offered to help make this day happen, it's not aimed at solely at Olympus users, it's an opportunity for everyone to come together for an entertaining educational day of photography and learning. 
Peters instagram page is petersweetmannz.
James Gibson from PSNZ has kindly initiated this event for us. It is great to have the support of PSNZ at club level.


Club members or PSNZ member: $10.00
Non-members: $20.00
Whangarei Camera Club (ASB 12-3093-0144102-00)
Particulars: Your name, Ref: Your club
Please email when you have made payment.

Because it is a catered event, we will need numbers and ask participants to book and pay in advance (or clubs can make a bulk payment and email the list of names to
Please can you make payment before 10 September as we would like to give preference to club members up to this date and then open to other interested parties after that based on confirmed attendees.

INTERCLUB 2019 4pm 21 September

Whangarei Camera Club are the hosts for this year and the entries are in and are amazing.
At 4pm we will commence the interclub part of the day.

While we do not have an exact end time, we expect the event will conclude about 6pm. There will not be a shared meal this time – please do not bring a plate we decided that food storage would be difficult for the day. There will however, be a substantial afternoon tea at 3.30pm.
Our own Exhibition at Shutter Room

Our club will also be holding an exhibition from 6 November to 30 November.
Please start to think about the two images that you would like to exhibit. 
These will be prints of A4 size, frames will be provided.
At this stage, we are seeking one print for each club member. Depending on numbers taking part, this may be expanded.

AGM: Calling for nominations

The AGM is coming up on 5 December, so anyone you is interested in a committee position, please let us know. It's not  too onerous and you get a chance to get more involved in club planning sessions.
How's that Self-assignment?

This is your own project for the year, where you get to choose your topic and put together a portfolio of three to five images. The idea is to push yourself to try new techniques and advance your knowledge and creativity.
Make sure you choose your topic soon, so you can start to put images aside for that as it seems to come around very quickly! There is a cool trophy too!

Club Outings

Dates are now confirmed for these club adventures:

Rotoroa Island
Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October 2019
This island was closed to the public for 100 years and was best known as a retreat for alcoholics. You can now stay there in houses and there are lots of birds, gorgeous vistas and bays to explore.
This trip is being organised by Donna Russell.
Two houses have been booked and are full.
Day trips are still possible if you want to go.

Exploring National Park

Friday 1 November to Sunday 3 November 2019
Led by Noel Herman, this outing will be heading down to National Park, probably staying in Pipers Lodge and will have easy day walks to the many gorgeous places around the mountains. Suitable for all ages, and you can walk as much or as little as you want.

If you are interested in going on any of these trips, for the entire time or as a day tripper, please let the tour leader know and put your name down on a list at the registration desk at the next meeting.
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