MONTHLY MEETING 5th May Doug Scott




MEMBERS NIGHT    Tuesday 7.30pm 5th May Doug Scott
Venue: WHITE STUDIOS, 30 Burleigh St, Eden Terrace,
thanks to our host, Charles Howells.

GUEST SPEAKERDoug Scott   Photographer and Photography Judge 


Doug Scott is a highly accomplished photographer and well respected Judge for the Photography Society of NZ.

Doug will speak on his experiences as a Judge and give some insight into what Judges are looking for and how to take more powerful images.




Girls on Maui, Hawaii, participating in the Butterfly Event to raise money for Breast Cancer.  Taken by Ronald Winstone 24th April 2015  Some people get all the luck.




I am encouraged by a lot of positive feedback on how exhibitors and reviewers are enjoying the Round Robin Reviews.  But we are all still learning and any suggestions would be appreciated.

I will be trying to observe an 8 minute duration for reviewing images. If we don't get a chance to review all of a photographers images, the next review group can pick up where the preceding group left off.

Reviewers please make an effort to use the three step review process. 1/ See.  2/ Interpret 3/ Discuss.  

It’s about learning and helping ?


If you wish to make a presentation please contact Tom Bowie.





Auckland Festival of Photography.  CPF EXHIBITION 11th - 15th June

Last year about 20 members participated in the Landscape Exhibition at Kinder House and the People & Places Exhibition at APIX.  This was a resounding success in terms of exposure for CPF and experience for participants.


This year the Kinder House Exhibition will be open to all genre, meaning that there will not be any set subject or theme.  However there will be a selection process by a Curatorial committee.


It is hoped that this will encourage greater participation and raise the standard of work.


Also there will not be any guest photographer, similar to Jackie Rankin and Harry Janssen.


Rules of entry

Entries close Thursday 25th May 

1. The exposure of the image must be the original work of the photographer.

3. Photographers may enter a maximum of ten (10) entries. There are no restrictions on genre or subject matter.

4. A two step submission process will apply. First. Digital images will be submitted to a curatorial committee. Secondly Once accepted printed works will be delivered.

4. Minimum size of the printed image shall be 25 x 18cm. There is no maximum size.

5. If accepted. All printed work must be to a presentation standard, mounted on stiff card suitable for hanging with an adhesive tag and be sufficiently robust to last the duration of the exhibition. Work should be unframed (no glass). 

6. The Curatorial Committee reserve the right to determine what work will be exhibited. The committees decision shall be final. No correspondence will be entered into.

7 Copyright remains with the photographer. CPF reserves the right to reproduce photographs of exhibits for promotional purposes.


8 Submission Process

  1. All people wishing to submit work for exhibition must send digital images to by 20th May for selection by the Curatorial Committee. 

  2. Images should be jpg and named with: 1. The photographers name. 2. Title. 

  3. When submitting a covering email should list the works and explain how the images will be presented: 

  • Dimensions of print and mount. 

  • Details/specifications of how the work will be printed and mounted. 

  • The price the photographer wishes to receive is the work is sold.  CPF reserves the right to add a commission.

  • e.g. Printed by “Evoke Printers” on ..Epson 250 g Archival Matte Paper with an image size of 40 x 20cm and matted with 70x40 card. Photographers price $500

  1. Photographers will be advised by 7th May if they have been accepted.

  2. Printed works are to be handed to the Print Coordinator at the CPF meeting on 2nd June.  All photographs must be labeled on the reverse side of work with title and artist’s name, address and phone number.

After the exhibition work can be removed after the Closing Night or at the CPF Meeting 7th July

Winter lecture and courses

The events committee will be planning a series of lectures and workshops for the winter. Feedback is welcomed on the following possible topics.

  • How to review photography.

  • Lighting People & Fashion.

  • Lightroom basics

  • Lightroom advanced

  • Photoshop basics

  • Photoshop advanced, masking & layers  


Annual Subscription for year ending 31st March 2016
is due 1st April 2015                  
                                      TOTAL AMOUNT DUE   $75 *

Payment by Direct Bank Credit to:    
Contemporary Photography Foundation
Acc 12-3030-0750957-00
Please state:  “Your Name”, “Phone number”, “Sub”.
Special rates for
Senior Members: Over 65 years $50
Country Members residing outside Auckland City $25
Student: Attending Arts or Photographic course at University level.  $25