Wanganui Camera Club Member Wins Honours in the 21st Laurie Thomas New Zealand Landscape Salon
Wanganui Camera Club would like to congratulate their club member Anneka Barritt for receiving an 'Honours' award for her stunning image Kupe's Sail (page 5) of the catalogue. Click here to download and view the catalogue.
The second excursion, also by minivan, was around the mountain, stopping at various locations for members to walk together or photograph alone. It was a great way to see places you'd not normally visit and in the company of some quite knowledgeable and sociable members.
Club Trips - A great way to socialise and visit some interesting locations
Several times a year the Club organises daytrips for members. While these are a largely social outing, we generally visit locations where there are great photographic opportunities. The purchase of our club rooms this year disrupted our schedule so we've only managed to go on two thus far this year (which are additional to other social gatherings).
The first trip by minivan was to Wellington to see the Weta Studios exhibit at Te Papa, and the War Memorial Museum. Members had the choice of visiting these locations or doing other activities instead. A keen street photography contingent hit the streets, while others managed to sample the culinary delights of the region and visit the museums. The beauty was that you can be independent, or hang out with others. At the end of the day there were some very tired members, though this was forgotten after we stopped for dinner on the Kapiti Coast on the way back home.
2016 Members' Exhibition The Best Yet
If you missed our 2016 Club Exhibition, you missed a treat. The public and members considered it our best exhibition yet. People enjoyed being able to move around and view the exhibition in two adjoining galleries. The mini-exhibitions by Vonnie Cave and Margaret Walford were very popular and widely appreciated, as was information about the history of the club.
New WCC Club Rooms Grand Opening
Yes, we are one of the oldest Camera or Photographic Clubs in the country. We have a longstanding reputation for passion and excellence in photography, and have a good relationship with many other clubs around NZ, as well as being affiliated with the national organisation PSNZ (Photographic Society of New Zealand)
From left: Margaret Walford (Competitions Secretary, Life Member), Vonnie Cave (Patron, Life Member), Beverley Sinclair (Life Member), Lynn Waters (President). Photos by Mark Brimblecombe.
Nearly 50 club members attended the mid year camera club dinner at The Brick House on the second Wednesday in July. This event was very special as it combined a popular occasion in our club's calendar with a momentous occasion - that of the 120 year anniversary of the inception of the Wanganui Camera Club. The good food, warmth and camaraderie was enhanced by an interesting talk from John Chapman, a photo journalist who now lives in Raetihi. He shared his life experiences and anecdotes with the very appreciative audience who are now inspired to create images that tell a story.
The culmination of the evening was the cutting of the anniversary cake in celebration of our 120 years in existence. Our Patron Vonnie Cave spoke about her recollections of the club when she joined over 20 years ago and she was joined by two other Life Members, Margaret Walford and Beverley Sinclair, testimony of the stability and experience that we have in our Wanganui Camera Club. To read more of our club history, please click here. - Article by Lynn Waters (President)
Members of the Wanganui Camera Club celebrating their 120th Birthday, as Vonnie Cave, our distinguished Patron cuts the cake.
WCC Members enjoy the great photographic opportunity
Lynn Waters for winning
'Club Members' Pick
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We have now received copies of the New Zealand Camera 2016 book for our members who are also current members of the Photographic Society of New Zealand.
Congratulations to Sandra for her ‘Springbok Mantis’ image (page 109), and Samuel Chan for ‘Farm House in Winter’ which is also the cover image for the book.
The special feature in this edition of NZ Camera 2016 is ‘Black and White’. About half of the images in the book are great examples of Black and White photography.
We have two very talented club members who have had awards in the North Shore Salon for 2016. Congratulations to Antonia Sims and Jack Michalski.
Congratulations again to Antonia Sims and Jack Michalski for their awards also in the New Brighton Photojournalism Salon 2016.
Congratulations to Mark Brimblecombe. Mark has had the two images below ‘accepted’ in the Laurie Thomas Landscape Salon.
Members from our club were at the first passenger trips on Tram No 12 on Queen’s Birthday - Monday 2nd June. The 102 year old electric tram has been lovingly restored by local volunteers after being ‘out of service’ for the last 64 years. This was an opportunity to document an historical occasion for our city and to celebrate the efforts of another club. Some of the photos made are being donated to the Tramways Wanganui Trust.
The occasion was made special with the attendance of Mable Edmonds who is the same age as the tram! She was a great ‘model’. For more information about the Tram No.12 see the website for the Tramways Wanganui Trust. Photos by Mark Brimblecombe & Tania Warbrick