Club Meeting – 26 November 2014

The next meeting is on Wednesday the 26th November. While talking with
Cliff and Heuchan after the Hutt Battle, the subject of what we are doing
for next meeting came up and we thought it would be an idea to do
something related to Monochrome.

So the next meeting will be devoted to Monochrome i.e.

  • What makes a ‘good’ monochrome image?
  • What are the differences between monochrome created from different media?
  • What digital post processing can we use for conversion?
  • How do you shoot or see monochrome images?

The following are the topics/presenters

  • Cliff Threadgold showing his APSNZ and FPSNZ sets both in Monochrome and produced using film, the darkroom and a little bit of something else.
  • Discuss/show what happens when you take a black and white negative and have it scanned to be used for digital post processing. Cliff will be showing this.
  • I will bring along a print that was taken with digital camera and post processed and printed as black and white. And I will also show the workflow/post processing that was done.
  • Some members from of the Black and White Darkroom group will be attending. I have asked that they each bring along a print that they consider to be a good example of a monochrome.
  • And finally, if any of you would like to see how one of your images could be processed, bring along an image, (RAW format is preferable), and we will see what we can do.

Meeting Details

19:30, Wednesday 26th November
Karori Arts and Crafts Centre


Here is an interesting exercise in perception from Charles E. Gardner.

Karori Hutt Battle 2014 – Results

Hi All

Wasn’t the Hutt Karori Battle a resounding success? Other than than the
result that is :-). For the record, Hutt ‘snuck’ home on the evening, the
scores being as follows:

Karori Hutt
Long Exposure 69 65
Money Shot 69 82
Near Miss 69 72
The Landing 72 72
279 291

Thanks to all the club members who helped out – it made things easier.

Thank you to the Hutt Camera Club for turning out in such numbers. And Congratulations on a fine collection of images.

And again thank you to Cliff Threadgold who did a fantastic job with the Judging – we all appreciated the constructive, thoughtful feedback and learnt a thing or two.

Below are screenshots of all the images used for each category.

Long Exposure


Money Shot


Near Miss


The Landing


Karori Hutt Battle – 12 November 2014

Well, the Focus On Fun Convention has been and gone. It was a very enjoyable,
informative convention and it was good catching up with colleagues again.
Thanks to the Hutt Camera Club for hosting.

This week we have the long awaited Battle with the same Hutt Camera Club.

19:30, Wednesday 12th November
Karori Arts and Crafts Centre

As a reminder here are the details.

  • There are 4 categories of images. Each club submits 10 images in each category.
  • The Judge, who this year is Cliff Threadgold, evaluates each image giving a score from 1 to 10 (10 being positive) and provides constructive feedback.
  • The categories are:
    • Near Miss
    • Money Shot
    • The Landing
    • Long Exposure
  • On the evening itself, the hosting club provides a light supper. So we are looking for people to bring a plate. I will provide a cheese board.
  • We will will need some volunteers to help out with setting up the room. We would like to start the setup at 18:00 on the 12th.
  • On Tuesday, Heuchan and I will be calibrating the projector/laptop and checking out the screen setup.


To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something
interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the
things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.
Elliott Erwitt