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
25 Mar - 12 Jun 2016
Te Manawa - Museum of Art, Science and History
326 Main St, Palmerton North
A photographic exhibition that celebrates and sheds light on the heritage-registered Electric Power Generation Station in Keith Street, Palmerston North, and the work of the Power Station Trust.
Due to earthquake risk the future of this iconic building is somewhat uncertain. The visual impact of an exhibition of large-format prints will be substantial and memorable. Images are by members of MCC's APG.
Exhibition Formal Opening Evening - Thursday April 7, 6pm - Open invitation for club members to attend, please contact Udo.
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!
Miniatures and Set Design - This evening will be hosted by Paul Robertson and will be something quite new, different and fun. The goal is to create some photographic images that tell a story that you come up with yourself using miniature toys such a Z Energy's recent giveaway Blokheadz, Lego figurines, matchbox cars and the like, in conjunction with a custom-made backdrop. You will play with lighting your set, and maybe try some light painting as well if you like. The story your image evokes can be anything that comes into your imagination on the night (with some ideas from Paul provided to get you going), and will be created by using and arranging the objects supplied, and you are welcome to bring some of your own miniature objects along as well. Paul will supply a range of pre-made backdrops. If you enjoy the evening it should give you plenty of inspiration to go away and create a few of your own unique backdrops to create more fun story images at home. More will be revealed on the night, but think macro photography, colour, light and fun, and bring suitable camera gear along (a tripod is a must).
All club members are welcome. If you have any questions prior to the evening please email Paul - email@example.com
PLEASE NOTE: Start time is 7:00PM.
June's competition judging night - judging club members' "Minimalism" 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 judging in July - up to 2 x Open and 2 x Set Subject ("Long Exposure").
A full list of 2016 Set Subjects are found on the COMPETITION TOPICS 2016 page, and there is also a PDF you can download and print out to carry in your camera bag which includes club meeting dates for the full year as well.
June Competition Night is in the clubrooms at Lido Aquatic Centre, Park Road. Visitors and new members are very welcome. Start time is 7:30PM.
Practical Nights are held at the Park Road clubrooms on the fourth Monday of each month, February through to November, 7:30pm start.
To find out what's on this time check back here mid-June, or see June's newsletter which is due out at around the same time.
Visitors and new members are always very welcome.