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The tricky virus strikes again. We are fortunate we have a hobby which we can enjoy singularly, in a bubble or as a group. Hopefully levels will be back to normal for the March meeting. Remember if you feel unwell stay at home. If you have visited Auckland within the timeframe of the latest outbreak, please stay home.
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A warm welcome to new members and welcome back to existing members. If you are interested in joining, don't hesitate to come along and join the fun.
See you there at Classroom 1, St John Ambulance Station,
Thursday 4 March 2021 starting at 7.30pm


Thursday 4 March.

Please bring along blocks of ice.
You will need a couple of days to do this so please make sure you allow plenty of time.
TIP: Use boiled water to make the ice less opaque.
You can experiment with freezing things inside the ice like leaves, flowers or coins, or other items. You could also refreeze a jumble of iceblocks to make interesting patterns.
Bring camera and tripod, towels and chilly bags. Bring different coloured lighting or cellophane to create background colours. 

These websites are good for inspiration:
How to do Frozen Object Photography at Home (
COOL Home Ice Photography Idea You Have To Try!!! - YouTube

Due 4th March
Can involve taking one picture and splitting it into three different parts or shooting three separate photos that are related.

Double Exposure
Can be produced in-camera or by post editing.
April Competitions
Due 1st April
Elements: Natural elements are what we are after. These are Air, Fire. Water, Earth.
You can combine elements and your images might show the effect of elements.

To keep up with the latest news, events and competitions with PSNZ visit the link to their magazine Camera Talk.

Annual Prizegiving
Congratulations to the following trophy winners and recipients of certificates.
NZ landscape
1. Pam Stephens - (High and Dry)
2. Christine Anderson - (Whangarei Harbour)

Creative Trophy
1. Barbara Herman (The Campfire)
2= Pam Stephen  (A Quiet Place)  Jack Horlock (Falling Feather)

Audio Visual
1. Bruce Dorset  (Birds)
2= Ruth Mooney (?) Barbara Herman (Southern South Africa)

Salon Portfolio
1. Karen Newton
2. Pam Stephen

Hooper Trophy
1. Noel Herman (Look at Us)
2. Rose Tantau (Aaron Caving)

Self Assignment
1. Ruth Mooney (Daisies)
2. Noel Herman (On Track)

President's Challenge (Vanitas)
1. Karen Newton (All Good Things ..)
2. Michael Sullivan (Vanitas Project)

Portrait Trophy
1. Pam Stephens (Self Portrait)
2. Michael Sullivan (Fisherman's Portrait)

Nautical Trophy
1. Noel Herman (Did I Come Last?)
2. Karen Newton (Sailing Away)

Total points trophies
1. Pam Stephen
2. Ruth Mooney

1. Jack Horlock
2. Stacey Townsend

1. Michael Sullivan
2. Phillip Shaw 

Mono All
1. Michael Sullivan
2. Jack Horlock

Colour all
1. Ruth Mooney
2. Pam Stephen

Projected Images
1. Karen Newton
2. Pam Stephen

1. Pam Stephen
2. Noel Herman
Subscription fees are now due:
  • Single member $65,
  • Double or Family membership $85,
  • Junior member (to 18 years) $45.
Fees can be paid to the treasurer on club night or can be paid directly into the
club bank account. ASB 12-3093- 0144102- 00 
If fees are paid directly to the club account, please include your name and club number in the details. 
ALSO please send an email to confirming your payment has been made.

Club Outings

Houhora Heads, Wagener Holiday Park (postponed).
This trip will be left until spring.

Russell Farm Visit
Club members are invited to Neville and Donna Russell's beef farm at 25 Baker Road, Whatitiri on Saturday March 27 from 10am. The 900-acre farm has lots of pasture, QEII covenant bush with huge puriri trees, a photogenic old barn as well as beautiful vistas toward the Tangihua Ranges. The farm has been sold so this will be a last chance to compile an album of photos for the family and hopefully you will find some subjects for the landscape competition.

Kawau Island Dates
Kawau Island trip is proposed 16 to 18 April. 
We are planning to stay at the Sand Spit Holiday Park and take a day trip to Kawau Island on Saturday 17 April
. We need to know numbers so please check your diaries and we'll take a tally on Thursday night.
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