April Images (Natural History)

Helen Rietveld - A Grade - Merit - Tannin Stained River

Results from the April monthly competition is now available on the site.

Call for nominations for Committee

Most of you probably just want to get on and do photography, and the mention of committees may make your eyes glaze over, but having a committee is an important aspect of running a club. As an Incorporated Society and registered charity, The Marlborough Camera Club requires a committee to operate. The club AGM isn't until August, but it's time to start thinking now about who can serve on the committee. The existing committee members have all served a number of years and would like a break, so it's time for some new faces. Rather than leaving things to the last minute, it's a good idea to start thinking now about who might be able to help. The club constitution calls for a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer (or secretary/treasurer) and a number of other committee members. Meetings don't have to be long, as agenda items can be discussed by email prior to meetings, so that meetings only have to formally adopt and minute decisions that have been made. The constitution only requires a mandatory four meetings a year, although in practice the committee usually meets monthly except over the summer. In addition the committee roles, there are other club roles like competition secretary, supper roster organiser and volunteers, field trips coordinator, keeping the club website and Facebook up to date, and help with setting up and packing up on club nights and other events.The more people who help, the less work there is for any individual, so people can get on and enjoy photography.

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Hay on Wye Interclub Competition

This year's Hay on Wye interclub competition is open for entries via the usual club competition entry form as an option when you select a competition. This year there is an 'abstract' theme. 

Call for digital images from club members for this annual friendly interclub challenge and a chance to regain the trophy won by Hay last year!  First started by David Brinn, past president of the Hay on Wye Camera Club (Wales UK) and also past president of our club, 20 digital imaages from different club members are required.  A final 20 of the best images will be selected by a panel of our club members.  This year Hay is organising the challenge and have decided on the theme - "Abstract".  Their judge has provided a link to examples for inspiration and to stir your imagination, but requests that you use your own interpretation of the theme. Follow the link https://goo.gl/images/NGp25z

A maximum of 2 images per person to be sent via the usual competition site on our website.  Max 1620x1080 and title your image HOW followed by the title, eg HOW-stars and stripes.  Images accepted now, final date for submission 12 May.

Bruce Girdwood Workshop Report

Sunrise at Rarangi - Emily ScobieA write up and image gallery from the Bruce Girdwood workshop is now available.

Black Birch Field Trip

An write up is available. If you attended, and would like to share some photos from the trip, please send them to Eunice.

Chris Cookson

2019 Competition Calendar

2019 set subject topics are now available on the website.

Photo News

The club is looking at reviving Photo News in a blog format on the club website. If you have an interesting story that might be of interest to other club members, or are prepared to provide a member profile about yourself and your photographic interests, let Robyn Carter or Chris Cookson know.

External Competitions

There's a new page under competitions tab with a list of external competitions, both PSNZ affiliated and others that may be of interest to members. These are often mentioned in email newsletters, but it's easy to forget what's in emails, so they're getting their own page on the website so that you can easily check what's coming up.

Competition Entries and  Rules

The web based competition submission form is working well and can be found on the web site under competitions -> Image Submission.

The submission system makes sure that individual images are submitted correctly, but it does not check how many images you have submitted. Several members are failing to follow the published rules on the web site and submitting more images than are allowed in a category. Unfortunately these additional images cannot be awarded points, as this would be unfair to members who stick to the rules.