Long Exposure - hand in Nov 10th - digital only

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Results for Long Exposure - hand in Nov 10th - digital only are now available.

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Next club evening: Thurs 9th March Club evening

The handin for Thurs 9th March is Natural History .  This is a trophy topic and with that comes the opportunity of submitting 2 prints AND 2 digial images. So 4 images in all. 

So what is the catch you ask?

  • Well - there are no grades. So everyone is on the same playing field. Don't be put off by this. And for those thinking about it .. these are the platform for preparing you to submit into national wide/ international competitions. 
  • Ahhh... also there are a few, but very strict rules about how little photo editing you can do. So you will need to check out the rules:  Click here         (Carol, 11th Feb - Edited as incorrect topic) 

Thurs 9th Feb Club evening - well attended so thanks :-) 

WOW, so many members received their 1st Honours. Well done. Yahooooooo 

Chris Parkins' critique was extemely constructive and well received for our November topic "Long Shutter speed".  We'll be sending him a huge thanks. With his critique being an audio file (the same as Oct for Macro) we need to investigate a way to provide the critique as non-audio for our results page. So any one with the knowledge and time to conver to text .... please .... please .... contact us on info@marlboroughcameraclub.org.nz 

I have uploaded the results here (not the individual critique as audio)  (Carol, 9th Feb) 

Happy New Year to all of our members. Here's to a creative year ahead :-) 

The committee also took a holiday off to re-charge our batteries so we had enough in the 'tank' to support, provide learning and mentoring opportunities and grow the club. We did have a new year hiccup with the website - we apologize for that as family priorities took precedence.  

NEXT CLUB EVENING is THURSDAY 9th FEBURARY with doors opening at 7pm, meeting starting 7:45pm (allowing plenty of time for catch-up).  There isn't too much planned for the 1st club evening back. So shall we set up some evening / morning field trips  before the next club evening in March?  The hand-in topic is Summer so it's a huge opportunity to go in many directions.      (Carol 20th Jan)

Communication in  2023 and moving forward.  

Yes there are many ways to communicate with the committee and members. Currently email, this website, public facebook website, MCC members only facebook website. We really have to narrow down the method especially for interactive comms and organising casual field trips. While emails are the 'best' method, we are very conscious of not sending out too many emails. Tthe current process is via the MCC members only facebook site. (if you don't have access, please email us) We can assist by restricting your facebook privacy if that is a concern for you. We will investigate other options - but it does need to be generic enough for most members to participate in. So please  put your thinking caps on. It will be very much appreciated.        (Carol 20th Jan)    info@marlboroughcameraclub.org.nz

Updated Competition Calendar with all topics till Feb 2024! 

2022/2023 has had all topics uploaded with dates, Judges (some tbc still) and descriptions. 

  • https://marlboroughcameraclub.org.nz/competitions/2022-2023-competition-topics/

2023/2024 has had the topics till Feb 2024 uploaded with dates, judges (some tbc) and descriptions. 

  • https://marlboroughcameraclub.org.nz/competitions/2023-2024-competition-topics/                    (added by Carol - 14th Nov) 

MCC CHRISTMAS LUNCH  - Sat 19th  Nov at 1pm

WHERE : The Runway:  760 Middle Renwick Rd, Woodbourne

COST : $35.00pp     Please refer to the menu in the email, or on our members only facebook page.

Please see below menu and let us know by Wed 16/11/22 if you wish to attend.

Payments can be made to:  Marl Camera club account 03-1355-0761081-00

Please include your own 'Name(s) and 'RUNWAY' as a reference.

Please note we have included a subsidy from the club towards the meal. We are just clarifying if there is a children's menu difference and/therefore price.  (Carol 1st Nov) 

Wow - an upgrade on the website for members

Wow - you can now look up your image results for any image that you've submitted using the online submissions.  It's the "VIEW MY COMPETITION RESULTS"  on the same page that you logon to submit your images.   (Aug 18th - Carol) 

8th Sept club evening - Jessica Jones our guest speaker

We're got some very exciting news ... we have Jessica Jones coming along to our club evening.  

First of all she'll be giving us some critical posing tips - including how to make us all look better (both as models and photographers!)

Then with a portrait studio setup and with her camera tethered to the PC, we can see what she sees. So we'll get an insight to what she's doing and why !!!  Then afterwards we'll have another two portrait setups so you can have ago with your camera. Everyone will get some time with Jessica. We're very fortunate photography is her passion and she's more than keen to donate her time and expertise to us. 

Check out her website

Welcome to the new committee for 2022/2023

At the Marlborough Camera Club AGM (12th Aug 2022), the following committee was nominated, seconded and elected: 

President: Karl Burt 

Vice President: Lynette Bainbridge

Treasurer: Prin Kim

Secretary: Carol Spaulding 

Committee Members: Stuart Wilson, Grant Udy, Sue Henley, Norman Gamble. And recent committee member - Jaimee Josephs. 

Your summary of ratings and year totals 

When you logon into the member section, you see the summary of ratings and year totals (for end of year trophies) for the current club year - 1st July to 30th June.  The last competition for this current year was Portrat. If you want to record your summary - either conisder printing off a screen shot, or record them. 

As of 1st August 2022, your summary of ratings and year totals will be reset for this new year (2022-2023). "Street Photography" (edited 20th July) was/is the 1st topic of the year and was due July 14th 2022. 

Seddon Shield weekend - Friday 26th August to Sunday 28th August in Nelson - Weekend cancelled

Sadly the weekend was cancelled due to the wild weather the previous weekend. However the results of the submissions are available online.  click here    

Back in the hall - MCC Club Night - Thursday 12th May (or zoom)

The committee has arranged for two speakers for the May club evening, we'll have the evening at the hall.

  • John Boyd will intrigue us with his "Rigours of Expedition Photography" presentation
  • Robyn Carter will present her ICM (Intential Camera Movement) critique.that we handed in April

Hand-in "Around the House" with a before and after photo editing image (before is not sent to the judge). There are a few who have submitted images already - and it's amazing. It'll be an awesome learning opportunity. :-) . 

If you're not ready to attend in the hall, please register your interest for going online via zoom to info@marlboroughcameraclub.org.nz.     (Carol - 4th May) 


If you're new to the club, you may not be aware that Marlborough Camera Club is part of a bigger family of photographers. PSNZ or the Photographic Society of New Zealand, is the national organisation that represents photography enthusiasts (neither MCC nor PSNZ care whether you are an enthusiastic amateur or a seasoned professional, you've just got to love photography) in NZ, and this club is an afiliated club. PSNZ has its own workshops, competitions and awards, some which you need to be a member of PSNZ to participate in, but there are opportunities, even if you're just a member of your local club. (If you join both PSNZ and MCC, you get a small discount on your MCC membership). The judges who critique our monthly competitions are drawn from a pool of PSNZ accredited judges from around the country. You certainly don't have to be a member of PSNZ to enjoy the club, however if you're already confident in your photography, and want additional challenges and opportunities to take your photography to the next level, PSNZ membership might be a worthwhile progression for you.

Competition Entries and  Rules

The web based competition submission form is working well and can be found on the web site under competitions -> Image Submission.

The submission system makes sure that individual images are submitted correctly, but it does not check how many images you have submitted. Several members are failing to follow the published rules on the web site and submitting more images than are allowed in a category. Unfortunately these additional images cannot be awarded points, as this would be unfair to members who stick to the rules.