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2016 Members Exhibition
The Club Members' Exhibition starts this Saturday 15th October and runs for 10 days, ending Monday of Labour Weekend. The venue is the Community Arts Centre at 19 Taupo Quay, open 7 days.
It is a great opportunity to see the works of our members, most of which will be for sale. The two categories this year will be Creative, and Open.
In addition we have a number of mini--exhibitions in the back gallery showing earlier work of patron Vonnie Cave, long standing member Margaret Walford; a mini exhibition of works by members which did well nationally this year, and a selection of images of "Wanganui Camera Club - How We Were"
It is a great opportunity to see what we do, meet us, and perhaps join our club.
New Zealand Camera 2016
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 example of Black and White photography.
WCC Calendar 2017
These are now available for our members to purchase for $5 each. You can purchase as many copies as you like for this price! Bring your money to our next meetings and collect your calendars.
WCC Club Rooms - Grand Opening 1st June
We meet at Wanganui Camera Club Rooms, 2 Handley St, Wanganui on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 7.30pm. For more about our club meetings... click here
NEXT Club Night PROGRAMME
LATEST Competition RESULTS
What are the rules around taking photos or filming in a public place? click here
At our last meeting we talked about this. All the information is on the PSNZ website. The annual opening date for submissions is the 16th of January, and the closing date is 28th February. If you would like to join a group of individuals who are thinking about making a submission for either the Licentiate (LPSNZ) or Associate (APSNZ) honours, please email Mark and he will arrange some meetings… perhaps one before the end of the year, and another late January or early February.
Congratulations go to Ray Anderson and Chris Gibson on having an image each accepted for the 2016 Rotary Calendar. To see the sample calendar please go to the link below.
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's.
Congratulations to Mark Brimblecombe. Mark has had the two images below ‘accepted’ in the Laurie Thomas Landscape Salon.
WCC welcome Photography Students from Wanganui High School
Thank you to all those at tonight’s meeting who made our guests from Wanganui High School welcome. The teachers – Catherine Sleyer and Di Pottinger, and the students, very much appreciated the evening. Some of the students want to become members of the club. Thank you Jo Sullivan for the prizes for the ‘favourite’ print board (Gail Imhoff’s choice) and for the favourite digital image.
AN ENJOYABLE FIRST CLUB MEETING FOR 2015
A great start back for 2015. With a more social feeling in the atmosphere, club members were able to catch up on events from the Christmas and New Year’s holiday break. The club also welcomed their newest members, Richard Milne, and Marco Meijer. As part of the nights programme, club members were asked to bring along a few of their images taken over the holiday break for an informal competition. Congratulations to Yvonne Malaquin for her winning photo of the two dogs (judged by Jan Penn) and Bruce Harding for your little girl in the doorway image (judged by Nori Kawamura). Also, a special thanks to Nori for your presentation of such wonderfully inspiring images.
And, like most clubs, there's always that one club member that brings a laugh or three to the table. Tonight, it was Cameron Long, modelling his "No Photos Please" shirt. Unfortunately it didn't work, so thanks for letting me make this photo Cam, you might want to ask for a refund on the shirt though.
Hunterville Huntaway Festival... Well Worth the Visit!!!
A few club members attended the Hunterville Shemozzle this year for some fun and photography. The weather was perfect, the crowds
were large and the competitors, awesome to photograph!!!
A selection of photos made by Gail MacNeill,
Jono Gribble and Tania Warbrick can be viewed here.
Colour My World 2014 Exhibition
Winner of the 'People's Choice'???
It's OFFICIAL, we're OPEN!
Our President, Lynn Waters welcoming our club members, their family and friends, and Vonnie Cave, our Club Patron, given the honour of 'Officially Opening' our exhibition.
Online Gallery Showing Now!!
A selection of images will be shown online in the gallery above for you to view, or come into the Community Arts Centre and see the full 48 exhibits for yourself. Click here for more photos from the Opening Night.
National Triptych Competition
Congratulation to our club member Ray Anderson for receiving an 'Acceptance' on your triptych print 'Riveting'.
18th Laurie Thomas New Zealand
The 18th Laurie Thomas New Zealand Landscape Salon organised by the Christchurch Photographic Society. This salon honours the memory of the late Laurie Thomas HonFPSNZ, APSA, a fine landscape slide photographer and member of the Christchurch Photographic Society. Laurie was also one of the pioneers of the Photographic Society of New Zealand. This year the salon received 608 entries with 184 images receiving an award. Three of those being from our own Wanganui Camera Club Member, Mark Brimblecombe. The winning images, and the ‘Honours’ images can be viewed here.
Congratulations to Mark Brimblecombe
on your ‘Acceptance’ awards on three of your images submitted to this Salon.
on your ‘Acceptance’ awards on three of your images submitted to this Salon.
Wanganui Camera Club 120th Year Celebrations
From left: Margaret Walford (Competitions Secretary, Life Member), Vonnie Cave (Patron, Life Member), Beverley Sinclair (Life Member), Lynn Waters (President). Photos by Mark Brimblecombe.
Members of the Wanganui Camera Club celebrating their 120th Birthday, as Vonnie Cave, our distinguished Patron cuts the cake.
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)
Thank you Le Roy for participating in our 'Featured Photographer of the Month' for WCC
For previous months 'Featured Photographer' please click here
Wanganui Camera Club Winners of the
George Chance Landscape Competition 2014
This year Wanganui Camera Club won the George Chance landscape photography competition! This is an annual competition between clubs affiliated with the Photographic Society of New Zealand for the best set of four landscape prints.
WCC Members enjoy the great photographic opportunity
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