Upcoming events and happenings

1 August 2020

Craig Phillips will present a workshop on digital blending process and if there is time, how to produce a triptych.

WHERE: This workshop will be held in the Johnsonville Community Centre.

There will be a limit of15 people that can attend. Contact the club President
Angelos Anastadiadis at jvillecameraclub@gmail.com


1.     Must have a laptop or tablet which has software that processes your photos.

2.     Must bring your camera.

3.     Must be able to download photo(s) to your laptop or tablet on the day.

June 2020

Adrian Heke has agreed to talk to the club on 24 June at our monthly meeting.

Adrian Heke is a freelance professional photographer from Wellington. He has worked with staff from Wellington Free Ambulance over different shifts to put together an exhibition, prints and publication.  He has photographed work in action and can talk about emotion and documenting a work environment on the front lines.

He is also a free lance photographer able to discuss a variety of work assignment.”

Well, Covid Level 2 is now either us and club meetings at the Johnsonville Community Centre have resumed.  More details will come shortly on what’s happening in June with the Club

Wednesday 29 January 2020 – Club meeting

Lindsay Keats and Craig Robertson will attend our first meeting of the year to present a selection of Lindsay’s photography and speak about the Fujifilm range of photographic equipment.

Starting at 7pm at the Johnsonville Community Centre.


Announcing The Creative Process for a Winning Photograph Workshop hosted by Bernie Velasco on Saturday 15 February at 1:00 pm at the Johnsonville Community Centre, 3 Frankmore Ave Johnsonville.

Past Club Member and photography expert Bernie Velasco will lead a workshop on The Creative Process for a Winning Photograph.

Bernie will utilize some of his most awarded photographs to help you learn how to create your own stunning and award winning photos, go beyond just entering competitions and learn how to impress the judges with your images.

This workshop is free entry for Johnsonville Camera Club members and $10.00 for non-members.

JCC Activity Schedule 2019 - Rev 10-09


May themes

The monthly challenge from 26th April to 26th May is to produce 2 photos for each of the two following topics as stated below.

This is to give members more flexibility in their personal photography schedule, while achieving the objectives of the photo challenge being active and being extended in their personal photography.
This time 2 photos per theme are to be uploaded to JCC google photos using this link by midnight on 26th May. All photos must have time of image capture in metadata and be labelled with your name and title of the theme challenge.
Please keep your images to under 2 to 3MB in size for uploading to the club’s theme drop box. You may be asked for a full file later for printing, so make sure you store the original file safely.
Upload here:

or on club website at

The theme for May is “Interclub themes”.
9. Fast or Slow

10. An image that reflects on this quotation from “The End” by Janet Frame:
“Up is heaven, down is ocean
Or more simply, sky and sea rivalling in welcome

Saturday 08 June – Alan Raga – Studio Lighting Workshop

From 1:00 to 5:00 pm at the Johnsonville Community Centre, 3 Frankmore Ave, Johnsonville.

Johnsonville Camera Club member, local photographer and studio lighting expert, Akan Raga will present a workshop on the uses of off camera flash units and studio lighting setup.

This workshop will give you a quick introduction to the world of artificial lighting and provide some helpful tips and advice to take you to the next level.

Please bring your camera along to the workshop.

This workshop is free entry for Johnsonville Camera Club members and $10.00 for non-members

Next Monthly Meeting on Wednesday 29 May at 7:00 pm – Keith Molloy – Stock Photography Presentation

Keith will give an informative talk on the subject of Stock Photography.

Stock Photography is the supply of images to a variety of photographic agencies, these agencies then on-sell or licensed the image for use by other companies and individuals. These photos images can be of absolutely anything.

These images are then categorised so allowing for quick searches. The images are taken by professional and amateur photographers and uploaded to one or more of the Stock Photography agencies.

Thursday, 25 April at 9:00 am ANZAC DAY Parade – Camera Walk

The Parade assembles at KFC Johnsonville at 9:15 am and starts at 9.30 am walking towards The Salvation Army Johnsonville where the Commemoration Service starts at 10 am.

Wednesday, 24 April 2019 at 7:00 pm

Club night with Ana Lyubich –‐Excio / NZ Photographer Presentation.

Ana is a photographer, co-founder and chief executive of the company Excio.

Excio is an online photographic community and platform that allows it’s users to create and maintain a portfolio, get advice on their photos and have their work exhibited and displayed on portable devices.

Ana is also co-owner of NZ Photographer Magazine. NZ Photographer is a free digital photography magazine for kiwi based professional and amateur photographers.

The magazine touches on all things photography, from gear reviews, how-too’s, photography techniques, competitions and interviews with leading photographers.

April 13 Workshop : Adobe Lightroom

On Saturday the 13 th April the Johnsonville Camera Club is holding an Adobe
Lightroom – Summary & Workflow Workshop from 1:00 to 5:00pm at the
Johnsonville Community Centre, 3 Frankmore Ave, Johnsonville. The workshop is hosted by Dave Roberts.

Local Photography and Adobe Lightroom expert, Dave Roberts will present Lightroom to you in an accessible and very easy to understand format. Dave will show you how to access and use all of Lightroom’s important tools, when and when not to use them, with super easy to understand step by step instructions anyone can follow.

This workshop is designed for people who already have Lightroom installed on their computer with a basic knowledge of it’s features.

Wednesday, 10 April 2019 at 7:00 pm

At the Johnsonville Community Centre at 7:00 pm there will be feedback on our first digital club competition presented by Patrick.

This workshop is free entry for Johnsonville Camera Club members and $10.00 for non-members.

March meeting 2019 – Guest Speaker

The next Johnsonville Camera Club meeting at 7:00 pm on Wednesday 27th March at the Johnsonville Community Centre will feature Photographer Richard Young as our guest speaker.

Richard is a full-time landscape and wildlife photographer based in Wellington. He teaches photography through his company New Zealand Photography Workshops and acts as a guide running photography tours.

Richard is also an award-winning photographer having won the ‘Best Landscape Photograph’ at the Banff Mountain Photography Competition. He has also received awards at The International Landscape Photographer of the Year, The Fine Art Photography Awards and The International Photography Awards.

Richard works from his Wellington Gallery and exhibits around the world.

This promises to be an interesting presentation, please set aside some time to come along and support the JCC and listen to Richard Young speak.

Non-members are welcome to hear Richard’s presentation- a gold coin contribution would be appreciated to help with supper and room hire costs.

Print Salon: category; opening and closing dates

  1. The 2018 Print salon will be OPEN.
  2. Image specifications are (please excuse the imperial measurements): minimum size 8 × 10 inch. Max size 16 × 20 inch. Harvey Norman and Warehouse Stationary provide printing for these sizes ranging from $6 to $16. PhotoEspresso, the Photo Warehouse and Wellington Photographic Supplies also offer printing services for slightly higher prices.
  3. Matteing of image is not required. Backing or other form of mounting of any kind is not required.
  4. Print salon dates
  • Opening date: 27 June 2018
  • Closes at 6pm on Sunday 15 September 2018.
  • Feedback date: Wednesday10 October 2018.

Friends of the club may enter the competition and receive the judge’s evaluation. To be able to enter, a small charge of $2 per image entered is payable to our bank account


Our method of payment is via internet banking. Our bank details are:

Account NameJVCC
Account Number12-3223-0179718-00

Please use your name as “Reference” when making payment.

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Subscription Fees

Our annual subscription fee for 2019 is $40. If you become a member after 1 July, this subscription reduces to $20. If you become a member of the club in December 2018, this $20 is taken into account in the subscription due for the 2019 year. Unwaged members (e.g. students, senior citizens on New Zealand superannuation) receive a 50% discount on the full member subscripton