Welcome!

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 2 – Nature

There were 34 entries that were rated the highest by our judge(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in Competition 2 – Nature

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Yucca Old and New
Ron Willems – Honours
A Grade – Digital – Nature

New Zealand Edelweiss
Roger Ball – Honours
A Grade – Digital – Nature

Tyria jacobaeae Cinnabar Moth
Carolyn Hope – Honours
A Grade – Digital – Nature

Amphipsalta zelandica
Caroline Foster – Honours
A Grade – Digital – Nature

Aurora Australis 2401
Nicole Tai – Honours
A Grade – Digital – Nature

Tasman Glacier Ice Cave
Mary Lorier – Honours
A Grade – Digital – Nature

Cygnet
Andrew Smith – Honours
B Grade – Digital – Nature

Seracs Tasman Glacier
Mike Lorier – Honours
B Grade – Digital – Nature

Kaka
Roger Ball – Honours
A Grade – Print – Nature

Apis mellifera on white clover
Caroline Foster – Honours
A Grade – Print – Nature

Pterostylis comparison
Don Pittham – Honours
A Grade – Print – Nature

Novaranea queribunda Orb spider
Irene Callaghan – Honours
A Grade – Print – Nature

Fijian Crab
Jane Pordon – Honours
A Grade – Print – Nature

Alpine Tarn Glentanner Mt Cook
Dianna Hambleton – Honours
A Grade – Print – Nature

Meercat On Watch
Jane Pordon – Merit
A Grade – Digital – Nature

South Island Robin – P. australis
Deb Corbett – Merit
A Grade – Digital – Nature

The Pollinator
Barry Doig – Merit
A Grade – Digital – Nature

Pterostylis banksii Orchid
Margaret Harris – Merit
A Grade – Digital – Nature

Myosotis australis
Don Pittham – Merit
A Grade – Digital – Nature

NZ Falcon Kārearea – Glentanner
Dianna Hambleton – Merit
A Grade – Digital – Nature

Mute Swan
Sue Newport – Merit
A Grade – Digital – Nature

Paraxerus Cepapi Tree Squirrel
Verity Davidson – Merit
B Grade – Digital – Nature

Tomtit
Sherilee Swanepoel – Merit
B Grade – Digital – Nature

Mussels on rock as tide coming in
Karina Arrowsmith – Merit
B Grade – Digital – Nature

The little shag
Sinclair Dyer – Merit
B Grade – Digital – Nature

Seal
Rob Wells – Merit
B Grade – Digital – Nature

North Island Robin – P. longipes
Deb Corbett – Merit
A Grade – Print – Nature

Drone fly Eristalis sp. on Camelia
Barry Doig – Merit
A Grade – Print – Nature

White Herons Nesting
Helen Howie – Merit
A Grade – Print – Nature

Ranunculus lyallii Mt Cook Buttercu
Margaret Harris – Merit
A Grade – Print – Nature

Cocnchomyces bursiformis
Carolyn Hope – Merit
A Grade – Print – Nature

Feeding time. Gentoo Penguin and ch
Tom Young – Merit
A Grade – Print – Nature

Trametes versicolor – Turkey Tail
John Miles – Merit
A Grade – Print – Nature

Trite Auricoma Jumping Spider
Jon Coe – Merit
A Grade – Print – Nature

by John Miles, 11/06/2024

Results for competitions in Competition 2 – Nature

There were 34 entries that were rated the highest by our judge(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in Competition 2 – Nature

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Yucca Old and New
Ron Willems – Honours
A Grade – Digital – Nature

New Zealand Edelweiss
Roger Ball – Honours
A Grade – Digital – Nature

Tyria jacobaeae Cinnabar Moth
Carolyn Hope – Honours
A Grade – Digital – Nature

Amphipsalta zelandica
Caroline Foster – Honours
A Grade – Digital – Nature

Aurora Australis 2401
Nicole Tai – Honours
A Grade – Digital – Nature

Tasman Glacier Ice Cave
Mary Lorier – Honours
A Grade – Digital – Nature

Cygnet
Andrew Smith – Honours
B Grade – Digital – Nature

Seracs Tasman Glacier
Mike Lorier – Honours
B Grade – Digital – Nature

Kaka
Roger Ball – Honours
A Grade – Print – Nature

Apis mellifera on white clover
Caroline Foster – Honours
A Grade – Print – Nature

Pterostylis comparison
Don Pittham – Honours
A Grade – Print – Nature

Novaranea queribunda Orb spider
Irene Callaghan – Honours
A Grade – Print – Nature

Fijian Crab
Jane Pordon – Honours
A Grade – Print – Nature

Alpine Tarn Glentanner Mt Cook
Dianna Hambleton – Honours
A Grade – Print – Nature

Meercat On Watch
Jane Pordon – Merit
A Grade – Digital – Nature

South Island Robin – P. australis
Deb Corbett – Merit
A Grade – Digital – Nature

The Pollinator
Barry Doig – Merit
A Grade – Digital – Nature

Pterostylis banksii Orchid
Margaret Harris – Merit
A Grade – Digital – Nature

Myosotis australis
Don Pittham – Merit
A Grade – Digital – Nature

NZ Falcon Kārearea – Glentanner
Dianna Hambleton – Merit
A Grade – Digital – Nature

Mute Swan
Sue Newport – Merit
A Grade – Digital – Nature

Paraxerus Cepapi Tree Squirrel
Verity Davidson – Merit
B Grade – Digital – Nature

Tomtit
Sherilee Swanepoel – Merit
B Grade – Digital – Nature

Mussels on rock as tide coming in
Karina Arrowsmith – Merit
B Grade – Digital – Nature

The little shag
Sinclair Dyer – Merit
B Grade – Digital – Nature

Seal
Rob Wells – Merit
B Grade – Digital – Nature

North Island Robin – P. longipes
Deb Corbett – Merit
A Grade – Print – Nature

Drone fly Eristalis sp. on Camelia
Barry Doig – Merit
A Grade – Print – Nature

White Herons Nesting
Helen Howie – Merit
A Grade – Print – Nature

Ranunculus lyallii Mt Cook Buttercu
Margaret Harris – Merit
A Grade – Print – Nature

Cocnchomyces bursiformis
Carolyn Hope – Merit
A Grade – Print – Nature

Feeding time. Gentoo Penguin and ch
Tom Young – Merit
A Grade – Print – Nature

Trametes versicolor – Turkey Tail
John Miles – Merit
A Grade – Print – Nature

Trite Auricoma Jumping Spider
Jon Coe – Merit
A Grade – Print – Nature

by John Miles, 11/06/2024

Competition 3, Landscapes, is closing soon – Judged by Landscape Photographer Mike Langford

A selection of Mike’s 26 Books

Just under a week to enter your images in Comp 3 – Landscapes. This is a great opportunity to have your images assessed and critiqued by Mike Langford, a New Zealand born, multi-award winning international landscape and travel photographer. He has been a professional photographer for over 35 years and an International Awards judge and lecturer for 25 years.

You can enjoy his work at MikeLangford.co.nz

by John Miles, 04/06/2024

Updated Competition Rules and the new Pointscore Tables

Rules Update

We’ve updated the competition rules to include the new maximum / minimum image sizes dimensions (4k) and file sizes. Here is the updated section:

The maximum size for Digital Projected Images is 3840 pixels wide and 2160 pixels high with a minimum size of 1620 pixels wide and 1080 pixels high. Image files must be in .jpg format and sRGB colour space and must not be larger than 6MB. Files must be named with the name not to exceed 35 characters (including spaces and punctuation.)

Pointscore Tables

Our competition platform automatically calculates and produces tables of the points gained by entrants over the year’s competitions. To see the tables and where you stand click on the new blue Pointscore Button on the top left of your Members page and select the group table you are interested in.

by John Miles, 24/05/2024

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

Profusion
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
Portal
Rebecca Mason – Merit
B Grade – Print
Rain Drops
Helen Atkinson – Merit
B Grade – Print
Dad and Son/Sun
Verity Davidson – Merit
B Grade – Digital
Wilderness
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

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

HELP ON JOINING A CLUB

by John Miles, 20/03/2024