About the club


What happens at a photography club?
Is it necessary to have an expensive camera and be an “expert”?
Where do we meet?
Do you have a Facebook page?
What is the procedure for entering photos into the monthly competition?
Where can I find a points table?
Becoming a member and paying subscriptions
Who is on the committee?
Our constitution


What happens at a photography club?

On the second Tuesday of each month – except January – we meet at 7:30 pm and photos, both digital and print, are displayed.  Members can enter up to three photos each month: all in that month’s Set Subject, all in Open Subject, or any blend of the two. We finish at 9:30-10:00 pm, and it’s not a problem if you need to leave before we finish.

A visiting judge comments on each photo and awards a grade, the idea being that we can learn from the judge’s comments. It’s a friendly competition and members are not obliged to enter photos. Afterwards there’s time for coffee and a chat. You don’t need to bring a camera on the second Tuesday of the month.

Visitors are welcome to attend two meetings as our guest in order to get a feeling for the club and how the events are run.

We also endeavour to arrange occasional field trips and workshops (learning opportunities).

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Is it necessary to have an expensive camera and be an “expert”?

Certainly not. In photography we are always learning: this means that everyone is at different points on the same road, and in a club you can learn from those who are further along than you are. You can get a second hand camera for less than $50 that will provide good image quality (if you choose well), besides which photography is about art, not technicalities. Many famous photographs have far lower image quality than is seen in the shots produced by modern point-and-shoot cameras, and these famous photos are popular because content is king. Expensive cameras do have their advantages, but they’re not essential.

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Where do we meet?

Click here to go to our maps page.

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Do you have a Facebook page?

Yes we do: click here to go to it.

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What is the procedure for entering photos into the monthly competition?

Click here to download the instructions.

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Where can I find a points table?

Click here to go to our newsletters page.

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Becoming a member and paying subscriptions

You are welcome to attend a couple of meetings as our guest in order to familiarise yourself with the club prior to joining.

We have a number of options should you wish to join the club:
1) Complete an online membership form and pay via internet banking. The form has an option for people who don’t use internet banking.
2) You can attend a club night, complete a membership form and pay the treasurer on the evening (cash or cheque).
3) Attend a meeting, take home a membership form, complete it, and post it back to our treasurer with your payment.

If you’re paying via internet banking please include your surname and membership type in the payment details. Please send your payment to ASB 12-3028-0493197-00.

Annual Subscriptions (Junior means under 19):
PSNZ members: Senior $60, Couple $95, and Junior $35
Non-PSNZ* members: Senior $65, Couple $105, and Junior $40

Part-year subscriptions for people who join after 31 July:
PSNZ members: Senior $30, Couple $47.50, and Junior $17.50
Non-PSNZ* members: Senior $35, Couple $57.50, and Junior $22.50

* The price difference is due to the Photographic Society of New Zealand charging affiliated clubs $5 per annum per member for those members who are not also members of PSNZ.

Annual subscriptions are due by the second Tuesday in February, which is the first club night of the year. If subscriptions remain unpaid past this date any points awarded at the monthly club competitions cannot be accrued towards the annual points competition.

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Who is on the committee?

John Penny – President
Lynn Fothergill Secretary and Newsletter Editor
Tony Hopman Treasurer
Chris Jaggs Vice President

Linda Thorne

Allysa Carberry

Bev Hyde

Theresa Simson

Click here if you want to contact a committee member.

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Our constitution

Click here to download our constitution.

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