Snappers capture wins
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.