Snap­pers cap­ture wins

South Waikato News - - NEWS - By CAITLIN WAL­LACE

A flash of suc­cess has seen new and ex­pe­ri­enced South Waikato Cam­era Club mem­bers con­tinue to cap­ture the mo­ments.

The as­pir­ing pho­tog­ra­phers held their an­nual com­pe­ti­tion judged by Ro­torua’s Meg Lipscombe.

Long- stand­ing mem­bers Mar­garet and Roger Brownsey won the colour print project.

Mar­garet said this bian­nual com­pe­ti­tion went down well with the Pho­to­graphic So­ci­ety fel­low judge.

‘‘She spe­cially com­mented on the pre­sen­ta­tion and num­ber of print en­tries when so many pho­tog­ra­phers are turn­ing to dig­i­tal pro­jected images,’’ she said.

Though ex­pe­ri­ence is duly noted, new­est mem­ber John ten Velde was sur­prised at his dou­ble win.

The am­a­teur pho­tog­ra­pher claimed the top spots of the mono­chrome print and the colour pro­jected.

The tro­phies may be hap­pily re­ceived but Mar­garet said a good print is al­ways a win­ning re­sult.

‘‘A lot of clubs grade their mem­bers. We’re com­pletely open, what we’re look­ing at is the fin­ished prod­uct.’’

The monthly meet­ings fea­ture dis­cus­sions among fel­low mem­bers.

And also re­sults from their work which is sent away to an ex­pe­ri­enced pho­tog­ra­pher.

Mar­garet said the club com- prises about 16 mem­bers and is open to new peo­ple.

The only cri­te­ria is some knowl­edge of work­ing a cam­era.

‘‘It is to im­prove the qual­ity of our pic­tures.

‘‘We’re not there to teach them about the cam­era,’’ she said.

But you do not have to have the best tech­nol­ogy to do well.

‘‘It’s the brain be­hind the cam­era,’’ she said.

Flash win: Roger Brownsey, left, Mar­garet Brownsey and John ten Velde were named win­ners at the lat­est South Waikato Cam­era Club meet­ing.

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