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Are you still thinking about attending the NZ Conference?
We are fortunate to have Laurieton United Services Club as our Conference Venue. They have provided five separate rooms for our exclusive use: private registration foyer — conference room — exhibition hall — masterclass studio, — dining.
There are also three local masterclass venues, all within walking distance.
On Friday Evening from 6:00pm you’ll be able to do early registration and book your choice of Practical Masterclass Sessions being run on Saturday afternoon, stroll through the Print Exhibition at your leisure, assess each submission, and afterwards have a drink at the LUSC Bar and/or a meal with friends and acquaintances before retiring to your hotel, or going home.
On Saturday Morning the Registration booth opens at 9:00am sharp, and if you have not already enrolled for the Saturday afternoon Practical Masterclass Sessions, NOW is the time to do it. EIGHT Masterclasses are scheduled: four during the 1st session, and four during the 2nd session. Click on Link
Each NZ delegate will be able to participate in at least two Masterclasses.
There will be keynote Speakers throughout the Morning (as per the agenda) and you’ll be able to wander around the Exhibition Hall at any time to look and handle Cameras and Lenses you’ve only ever read about. Also, talk to professionals about your photographic printing and equipment interests. Click on Link
After Saturday Lunch at 1:30pm sharp, you should make your way to the foyer and join your Masterclass Leader. You will be lead to the venue/room by your Leader, where you’ll be busy for an hour—actively participating in the Masterclass.
After the first Masterclass, you should return to LUSC for ‘Tea and a Treat’, then make your way back to the foyer to join your Masterclass Leader for the next one-hour session.
If at any stage you feel bored or don’t want to participate in the ‘Shoot’ anymore, you are free to return to LUSC (all within easy walking distance) and browse the Exhibition Hall which will be manned all the time.
After the second Masterclass you are free to return to LUSC; have a drink; socialise with friends and acquaintances; browse the Exhibition Hall, or just go back to your accommodation to freshen up for the evening event.
The pre-dinner drinks will start at 6:30 pm at LUSC and the Awards Night and Dinner at 7pm. Dr Roy Killen will give his Keynote address, and we will have a fun and laughter-evening.
On Sunday Morning we will have two Keynote addresses by two well-known and famous people (as per agenda). The Conference will finish up at 12:00pm on Sunday and Delegates will be able to make their way home.
Do not forget to pack the following for the Convention
Your camera, suitable lenses & tripod.
Hat, sunscreen and sunnies.
Bring this along to the Convention Venue on Saturday morning UNLESS you can nip to your accommodation during Lunch to fetch it before the Masterclasses start at 1:30 pm.
On March Club night Kevin Ho gave a presentation on creating stitched panoramas. His prepared notes can be read by clicking on Creating Stitched Panoramas
This is an update of my last post which had the incorrect day for 11th March, see corrected entry below.
His session with be followed up by a practical field trip on Sunday 11th March at 8.am. Members to meet at the entrance to the Westport Bowling Club. Please follow the instructions in Kevin’s notes for setting up your camera and for the equipment you should bring to the outing. Help will provided by Kevin and other experienced photographers to get those wow factor images. The session will be followed by coffee at the Bowling Club.
By the way Kevin would appreciate your comments about his Tuesday session. Please click on Leave a Reply below this entry.
Thank you to all the Members who have submitted images for the individual
Set Subject (Australian Nature) in the Northern Zone 2018 Competition which closes
on the 1st MARCH.
What a BUMPER CROP ! 67 x Individual Images were received (I had only 32 by Tuesday-evening)
We will keep our word and NOT CHARGE the $1/image entry fee to our Entrants.
Good luck to our Members…it will be good to bring the Set Subject Trophy Home.
Have a nice and relaxing week-end.
The Hastings Photography Group is the host for this year’s Convention.
I recommend this year’s unique convention which has been very well planned by our own HPG Northern Zone sub-committee. There will be a variety of eminent speakers and presenters and an opportunity for members to handle the latest cameras and lenses, to learn portraiture skills in a fully equipped studio with models and to attend other workshops to learn photography skills under the guidance of professional photographers. Competition entries from all clubs will be displayed at the Convention.
Photography Competition winners will be presented with trophies and awards at the formal dinner and for the first time I would like to see winners actually receive their awards in person., especially if they are HPG members, and don’t forget to book a dinner place for your partner to help make it a fun night.
Please get in early and register for the Conference by Registering on the new Northern Zone Website specially introduced by the HPG. I would love to see you there and showing what a great club we have.To find out more and to register for the Conference please click on the following link:
Please note you can use your HPG website user name and password on the site.
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We have been asked by Douglas Vale Vineyard to participate in their Festivities by exhibiting some of our Club’s Photographs. John & Susie Smith, Paul Barron, John Upton, Frank Kolver, Linda Appleby, Colin Bennett and Chris Randall exhibited some of … Continue reading
We had a lovely evening, filled with laughter, jokes and good food in the company of friends and members of the Club and their spouses.
We have not gone home as late in a long, long time. Thank you to each and everyone who stayed until the very end. I appreciated that very much.
Anita Targett was the lucky person whose number got drawn in the Raffle for a Full Day Tuition by Will Eades. Lucky girl !
John Smith was crowned the undisputed Winner with his image selected as TOP OVERALL IMAGE for 2017 . What was that bang ? Just a beautiful image,John. Straight
into the Northern Zone Club Competition with that one…thank you, Sirree…
Linda Appleby won the PRINT Division with her entry : A well-protected Family. Gary Bretell (the PIOTY Judge last year, said : A definite winner for Northern
Zone Set Subject entry in 2018 – tell that ‘girl’…so ‘Linds…you are hereby informed that he thought it a cracker image, so straight into Northern Zone Set Subject
(Australian Nature) with that one.
Roy Killen lectured on which images to choose for a National or International Competition-entry. Very interesting.