You may have found this website because you’re interested in improving your photography (composition, colour, lighting and so on) and/or wanting to learn about digital cameras, and perhaps lenses and other equipment as well; or maybe you’re already an experienced photographer and want to join others to share knowledge and the fun of making great images together. Whatever the case, feel free to join us at our regular meetings; new people are always more than welcome to come along as visitors.
On this website you will find a lot of information about how the club operates - our club nights and our monthly competitions, field trips and more - however, nothing beats seeing for yourself. So just come along and experience it, or contact us via email or phone first if you prefer. We're a large friendly enthusiastic group of all ages and we enjoy meeting new faces and we’ll be pleased to answer all your questions.
Forget all those bad light and out-of-focus family photos of the past; over time, and with practice, members learn to take great photos that more than impress their family and friends. Whatever your interests, from Street Photography, Portraiture, Macro, Landscape, Travel Photography, Architecture, Night Photography (long exposures, light trails and so on), Colour or Black & White, Fine Art and much more, we cover it all, and that includes Digital Post Processing techniques as well (Photoshop and others). The club also has a studio with backdrops and studio lighting. The annual membership fee is very inexpensive and while you will need to own (or have access to) a camera, you don’t need the latest and most expensive camera to make great images. Some members have a basic inexpensive camera, while a few have top-of-the-line equipment, and the rest have something in between. Club members also receive very good photo printing discount off recommended retail too!
Manawatu Camera Club is affiliated with PSNZ Photographic Society of New Zealand
Below we list an outline of club events taking place in the near future. If you're not a member of the club but are keen to see some fine images or you're interested in finding out more about our club, you are most welcome to join us as a visitor. There is a Gold Coin donation at the door for all meetings in the club rooms at the Lido Aquatic Centre. APG Open Night meetings are practical and totally free!
All members are welcome to APG (Applied Photography Group) Open Nights. Bring your camera and tripod along to the studio, located behind Square Edge (down Jersey Lane off Fitzherbert Avenue). The theme is TBA. Learn something new and prepare to make some great images. There is no cost, just turn up, learn something new, use the studio lighting and have fun, and hopefully come away with some great images. Please contact Udo for further info or if you have suggestions for a theme in the studio.
PLEASE NOTE: Start time is 7:00PM.
November's competition judging night - judging club members' "Emotions" and "Open" images, Print/DPI, A-Grade/B-Grade. Also, this date is the deadline for submission of your Print and/or DPI club Competition Images for the year's judging night in December. Entries for December's competitions and end of year
- "Bridges in the Manawatu" - 1 x Print only p/p. No DPI's will be accepted.
- "Best Image of the Year" - 2 x Print p/p or 2 x DPI p/p only. Resubmit your two best competition images from 2016, March-November Competition Nights only. (NOTE: Summer snaps shown at February's meeting are excluded.)
- "Photos from 2016 Club Outings" - Print or DPI.
November's Competition Night is in the clubrooms at Lido Aquatic Centre, Park Road. Visitors and new members are very welcome. Start time is 7:30PM.
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All members are welcome to APG (Applied Photography Group) Open Nights. Bring your camera and tripod along to the studio, located behind Square Edge (down Jersey Lane off Fitzherbert Avenue). The theme is TBA. Learn something new and prepare to make some great images. There is no cost, just turn up, learn something new, use the studio lighting and have fun, and hopefully come away with some great images.
Please contact Udo for further info or if you have suggestions for a theme in the studio.
PLEASE NOTE: Start time is 7:00PM.