Winning photography talent in Marie’s nature
She may be the newest member of the South Waikato Camera Club, but Marie Wilson’s success is already being captured.
The Tokoroa photographer won the colour print section at a South Waikato Camera Club trophy competition, which is held annually for nature photographs, and was this year judged by John Greenwood of Hamilton, who is a respected photographer and retired Department of Conservation Ranger.
Roger Brownsey, another South Waikato photographer, won in the monochrome prints section with his photograph of a wind surfing gannet.
There were also sections and trophies for projected images, in which Yvaan Adams of Mangakino, with a portrait of a New Zealand Falcon, and Chris Adkins of Horahora, with his patience to get a study of a Fantail, were given the monochrome awards.
The club is also staging an exhibition at the Art of Main Gallery in Tirau from October 12- 26 displaying 54 photographs depicting ‘‘ Our New Zealand through the Art of Photography’’, the result of a competition with entries invited from members of camera clubs in the central North Island.
A selection panel has chosen the prints for the exhibition and final winners will be decided by local artist photographer Lynette Smallwood of Puketurua.
The successful pictures will be announced at a presentation on October 13.
EXCELLENCE AWARDED: South Waikato Camera Club president Paul Ryder congratulates Marie Wilson for winning the colour print section at a recent trophy competition for nature photographs.