Upcoming events and happenings

October Workshop

Announcing our Black & White Photography Workshop hosted by Craig Philips on Saturday 12 October at 1:00 pm at the Johnsonville Community Centre, 3 Frankmore Ave Johnsonville.  The workshop will conclude at 5pm, and includes an afternoon tea.

Bring your cameras because there will be hands on practical experience at this workshop.

Club Member Craig Philips will lead a workshop on Black & White Photography. Learn some ideas that could give you a way of producing estunning black and white photos, go beyond just converting images to black and white and learn how to give your photographs an amazing three-dimensional quality and rich shadow tonal range.

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

What’s happening this month (September 2019)

Interclub Battle

A reminder about the 2019 Wellington Region Interclub Print Battle on Monday 23 September at 7:30 pm at Otaihanga Boating Club, 19 Makora Road, Otaihanga, Paraparaumu.

This year’s Wellington Region Interclub Print Battle is being hosted by the Kapti Coast Photographic Society on Monday 23 September at 7:30 pm at the Otaihanga Boating Club, 19 Makora Road, Otaihanga, Paraparaumu.

Come along and support the Johnsonville Camera Club’ entries in the various categories.

Below is the latest update of the Johnsonville Camera Club’s 2019 activity schedule.

September Club meeting

Gail Teale will present on her Impressionist Photography at our September Monthly Meeting. Various JCC members will present items of interest at the October Meeting and Splendid Photography will showcase new product line and talk about analogue photography in November. Our B&W Workshop still has spaces available on Saturday, 12 October.


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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:

Bank ASB
Account Name JVCC
Account Number 12-3223-0179718-00

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

Tell us what you are wanting to be involved with

We welcome visitors – send us your name etc. so we can give you a warm greeting.

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