You have arrived at our new competition and exhibition platform!

Entering competitions and exhibitions is all part of the involvement and fun of being a camera club member!

The club has two regular competitions where you can enter images for assessment and grading in our ‘Club Competitions’ and also for our informal ‘Member’s Choice’ competition.

You will shortly also be able to submit images taken on our Out & About and other club events.

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About our Club

The Nelson Camera Club is a thriving and active organisation. Members range from absolute beginners to experienced enthusiasts with a wealth of photographic knowledge.

No matter what your level of experience, if you’re interested in photography then we are interested in meeting you!

We meet on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7:30pm at the Methodist Church Hall, 94 Neale Ave, Stoke

For more information about our Club do contact noeline@nelsoncameraclub.co.nz

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Results for competitions in Competition 1 – Open No Set Subject

There were 28 entries receiving Merits and Honours and these are displayed below. Congratulations everyone!

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in Competition 1 – Open No Set Subject

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Irene Callaghan – Honours
A Grade – Print
Mental Academy
Jon Coe – Honours
A Grade – Print
Bottoms Up
Jane Pordon – Honours
A Grade – Print
At Punakaiki
Roger Ball – Honours
A Grade – Print
The Gesture
Dianna Hambleton – Honours
A Grade – Print
Moving Landscape 2
Nicole Tai – Honours
A Grade – Print
From the Garden
Caroline Foster – Honours
A Grade – Print
Millerton Waterfall
Irene Callaghan – Honours
A Grade – Digital
Veiled Contemplation
Julia Seagar – Honours
A Grade – Digital
The Yacht Race
Dianna Hambleton – Honours
A Grade – Digital
A balanced viewpoint
Mary Lorier – Honours
A Grade – Digital
Letter Litter
Carolyn Hope – Merit
A Grade – Print
Speargrass Valley Stream
Deb Corbett – Merit
A Grade – Print
Beagle Channel
Tom Young – Merit
A Grade – Print
One tree rock
Heather Knapp – Merit
A Grade – Print
Take Me Home
Barry Doig – Merit
A Grade – Digital
Black on White
Helen Howie – Merit
A Grade – Digital
Left in Antarctica – Scott’s Hut
Deb Corbett – Merit
A Grade – Digital
Misty Promenade
John Miles – Merit
A Grade – Digital
Baya Weaver
Nicole Tai – Merit
A Grade – Digital
Roll-up in the Shed
Caroline Foster – Merit
A Grade – Digital
Rebecca Mason – Merit
B Grade – Print
Rain Drops
Helen Atkinson – Merit
B Grade – Print
Dad and Son/Sun
Verity Davidson – Merit
B Grade – Digital
Andrew Smith – Merit
B Grade – Digital
Seokguram Grotto
Mike Lorier – Merit
B Grade – Digital
Chase in Te Popo African Animals
Sjef Lamers – Merit
B Grade – Digital
The Business
Noeline Alexander – Merit
B Grade – Digital

by John Miles, 14/05/2024

PSNZ’s Nature Editing Guidelines

PSNZ have updated their Photography Definitions to clarify that the Nature Definition includes Nature Editing Guidelines.

These Editing Guidelines were previously underneath the Definition of New Zealand Nature, however they also apply to Nature. Entries for our Competition 2 – Nature must comply with both. You may have missed this, so here is the clarified complete Definition of Nature including its Editing Guidelines.

PSNZ’s Nature Definition

Nature photography records all branches of natural history except anthropology and archaeology.  This includes all aspects of the physical world, both animate and inanimate, that have not been made or modified by humans.

  • Nature images must convey the truth of the scene that was photographed. A well-informed person should be able to identify the subject of the image and be satisfied that is has been presented honestly and that no unethical practices have been used to control the subject or capture the image.  Images that directly or indirectly show any human activity that threatens the life or welfare of a living organism are not allowed.
  • The most important part of a Nature image is the nature story it tells. High technical standards are expected and the image must look natural.
  • Objects created by humans, and evidence of human activity, are allowed in Nature images only when they are a necessary part of the Nature story.
  • Photographs of human-created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domesticated animals, human-created hybrid animals and mounted or preserved zoological specimens are not allowed.
  • Images taken with subjects under controlled conditions, such as zoos, are allowed.
  • Controlling live subjects by chilling, anaesthetic or any other method of restricting natural movement for the purpose of a photograph is not allowed.
  • Only scientific names, common names or descriptive titles shall be used.

Photographers must have complied with the PSNZ Nature Code of Conduct.

PSNZ’s Nature Editing Guidelines

Processing or editing must be limited to making the image look as close to the original scene as possible, except that conversion to grayscale monochrome is allowed.

Allowed editing techniques:

  • Cropping, straightening and perspective correction.
  • Removal or correction of elements added by the camera or lens, such as dust spots, noise, chromatic aberration and lens distortion.
  • Global and selective adjustments such as brightness, hue, saturation and contrast to restore the appearance of the original scene.
  • Complete conversion of colour images to grayscale monochrome.
  • Blending of multiple images of the same subject and combining them in camera or with software (exposure blending or focus stacking).
  • Image stitching – combining multiple images with overlapping fields of view that are taken consecutively (panoramas).

Editing techniques that are not allowed:

  • Removing, adding to, moving or changing any part of an image, except for cropping and straightening.
  • Adding a vignette during processing.
  • Blurring parts of the image during processing to hide elements in the original scene.
  • Darkening parts of the image during processing to hide elements in the original scene.
  • All conversions other than to complete grayscale monochrome.
  • Conversion of parts of an image to monochrome, or partial toning, desaturation or over-saturation of colour.

by John Miles, 03/05/2024

Two more weeks for you to enter Competition 2 – Nature

Comp 2 closes for entries on midnight May 13th. Note: entries to this competition need to comply to PSNZ’s Nature rules. Check out the rules here: PSNZ Nature Rules

Not sure this macro complies 🙂

Anal tube of Ultracoelostoma Assimile secreting honeydew – John Miles

by John Miles, 30/04/2024


Welcome to Nelson Camera Club’s Competitions Website.

If you are a financial member of Nelson Camera Club then please do Register and Join after which you can enter our competitions, view previous competitions, view your entries and view other member’s entries. And more!

To Register and Join, click the blue ‘JOIN OUR CLUB’ button on the left of this page to access our register / sign in page. For help on this, click the orange ‘HELP ON JOINING A CLUB’ button on that page.

You can also view and download this help page via the link below. Any problems joining up then please do contact our Competitions Secretary on competitions@nelsoncameraclub.co.nz


by John Miles, 20/03/2024