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
Win a trip to Paris with Fondation Alliance Française 2017 photo competition. The subject this year is 'Fashion and Dress Code'.
For competition details please click here: www.french.org.nz/photo-contest.html
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!
Practical night in the studio, bring your camera gear along. For more information, please contact Udo.
The studio is located at the rear of Square Edge - drive down to the end of Jersey lane (off Fitzherbert Ave) and go through the gate and the studio is to your left. Start time is 7:00 PM. Visitors and new members are always welcome.
Competition Judging Night at Lido Aquatic Centre clubrooms, Park Road.
This is also the close date for June Competition Night, DPI and Print entries are due in so bring your Prints along and get your DPI entries uploaded - maximum of 2 x Set Subject "Landscape" (PRINT ONLY, NO DPI) and 2 x Open images (Print or DPI). Visitors and new members are always welcome.
We have a Steam Punk photography evening so expect to shoot some outstanding photos of people in their awesome costumes. This evening might provide you with some suitable images if you are entering the Fondation Alliance Française photo competition this year. For competition details
click here: www.french.org.nz/photo-contest.html
Bring your camera, and electronic flash and light reflector too if you have these. Tripods are optional.
Venue: Lido Aquatic Centre clubrooms, Park Road. Visitors and new members are always welcome.