•  Whangarei falls
  • leave me alone
  • Captured
  • Flower In A Vase
  • Airborne
  • the big blue
  • Snug as a Bug
  • Fijian Dancer
  • BlackAndWhite
  • Hot Stuff
  • djamilla
  • Snack
  • Power Of Light
  • Gorilla Rock From Cave Exit 0
  •  Dargaville vintage and steampunk crank up day
  • AutumnInDroplets
  •  Remote
  • flaxflowereater
  •  Taj Mahal
  • Plop
  •  My Silver Spoon
  • Letting off steam
  • Fluted Rock
  • Team Work
  • Kea
  • " Missy" NZ Falcon
  • Mosque
  • Hanging on
  •  The Meditator
  •  Tweety

April newsletter

Welcome to April.

 Hopefully any jokes played on you were worth the effort, and that you were able to reciprocate!

Did you know that April 4th is National Reading a Roadmap Day – very useful if you are heading somewhere to take those special photographs - but it is also National Cordon Bleu Day, so that might mean stopping in at a special restaurant on the way home (if any are open on Easter Sunday).  Enjoy.

Next Wednesday 7th is Camera Club day, and images are due for the Nautical Trophy and also for an Open subject. Please ensure that the Projected Images are resized to 1024 pixels on the longest side, and are presented on a flashdrive memory stick.

Also during the evening, the Northland Trophy images will be presented and commented on, along with last month’s Open subject. Another treat in store, is a showing of the successful images entered in the Glennie Competition.

Really Important!  Don’t forget to visit The Bach in the Town Basin, to view the Club Exhibition. There are some exceptional prints showing, and feel free to comment loudly about how wonderful they all are. The images will be up until 22nd April.

There are a couple of people who have yet to pay for their Tiritiri Matangi trip.  If this is not paid by the end of April, the next on the list will get to go instead.

Saturday 17th Aprilis when we will be joining the Dargaville Camera Club to photograph the west coast sun set – weather permitting.  The idea is to car-pool from Kowhai Court in Rust Avenue at midday ($10.00 per person to the driver), meet with the Dargaville people and spend the afternoon photographing points of interest in and around Dargaville – yes, there are plenty of points of interest in and around Dargaville. Then 4WD along the beach to the best vantage points for the sunset, and also fit in dinner at Sharkey’s before we head home.  All welcome.

Club night on 21st Aprilis the night Ian Taylor will add to our knowledge and expertise in Portraiture. Don’t miss this evening.

Other Things of Interest:
*           In November 2010, nature photographers David Burren AAPS and Martin Bailey are leading a 3-week photographic expedition to South Georgia and Antarctica with Aurora Expeditions.

Along with taking photographers to these stunning locations, David and Martin will be providing photography tuition through seminars and hands-on instruction throughout the voyage.  Details of the voyage can be found online at http://antarctica2010.com

*           Lensbaby Intensive at Lochmara Lodge with Mary Jo Bedford 6 - 11 May, 2010.

$875 / person twin share accommodation including tuition and water taxi Picton-Lochmara return Contact Mary Jo at mj@maryjobedford.com or 03 328 7118

Join Mary Jo for a Lensbaby Intensive at Lochmara Lodge in the Marlborourgh Sounds. Can you imagine? Six days and five nights of lensbaby, photo-friends, super good food, a bit of paddling, art walks, even glow worm caves!

*           The People & Planet International Photo Competition is back!  Open to photographers anywhere in the world, the competition selects 55 photos to be published in the 2011 People & Planet Social Justice & Environment Diary & Calendar, which raises money for Australian non-profit organisations. 

They are looking for 55 images of people, places or things which tell a story about a social-justice or environment issue.  The best 55 photos will be published in People & Planet 2011, so it's a great chance to have your photos published and achieve international fame!

All submitted photos must be accompanied by 2-5 sentences describing the image and the social-justice or environment issues which are raised by the photo. Photos will be assessed jointly with the accompanying description.

The People & Planet International Photography Competition is open to everyone. You can submit up to 4 photos per entrant. 
Full competition and entry details can be found at http://www.peopleandplanet.org.au
Entries Close Friday 31 May 2010

*          New Zealand Photography Tours  
PO Box331555, Takapuna 0622 North Shore New Zealand
office@nzphotographytours.com | www.nzphotographytours.com

Saturday, 15 April
You will be taken around several areas of the Auckland CBD: Viaduct Basin, Britomart, Vulcan Lane, Freybourg place, Town Hall and Albert Park.
This will provide you the ability to capture a variety of images in the impressionist, architectural and reflection style photography.

Weekend, 01-02 May – Impressions of Light by Eva Polak.
This fun two-day workshop is intended for those interested in an alternative approach to traditional photography. This will include a journey to discover the spirit of the West Coast (Muriwai Beach), place of wild beauty and ancient spirituality.


*           The search is on for New Zealand’s most talented budding photographers in the 2010 Canon EYEcon photographic competition.


Canon EYEcon 2010 will give tertiary photography students and apprentice photographers the chance to win an enviable prize package of Canon product and cash as well as the unique opportunity to gain experience, insight and inspiration by spending a day with each of the country’s four top photographers, to be announced later in 2010.

For important enrolment criteria and key dates visit www.canon.co.nz/EYEcon

See you next Wednesday.