The 60th exhibition opening is on Wednesday 22nd October at 7.00pm

North Shore Photographic Society

The North Shore Photographic Society is a group of enthusiastic, mainly amateur photographers. The Society aims to help members improve and enjoy their photography through workshops, competitions, exhibitions, critiques, discussion and encouragement. If this interests you, come along. Visitors are more than welcome - we even wine & dine you at the end! (Ok, just tea & biscuits really).

Try before you buy – you are welcome as a visitor but if you are still around after three meetings we will expect a subscription! If you are keen to submit your photos for assessment you must be financial.

 Nelson National Triptych Salon Success

Congratulations to Ilan Wittenberg on winning the Champion image at the Nelson National Triptych Salon for his triptych 'Silo 6'! Located at Wynyard Quarter, Silo 6 is a massive structure of old cement silos. Dominating the skyline with their grungy finish, these silos that are now used to host art exhibitions and culture events in Auckland
Notes from Ilan:
"Back in September 2013, I was looking for a suitable venue to hold a photographic exhibition. I was given access to this amazing structure for only 15 minutes . As soon as I entered I was totally inspired by the great height, the unique structure and the grungy surface. I quickly went back to my car and picked up the tripod. Using a wide angle lens, I positioned the camera as low as I possibly could, facing it up, towards the ceiling. I couldn't see the viewfinder nor the display at the back since the camera was about 30cm from the floor. Setting it on self timer to avoid camera shake, I went on to take five different exposures from each composition between the six silos. This enabled me to create the HDR finish and an edgy look. Enhancing contrast and saturation resulted in the dramatic outcome which I was looking to achieve while the square format turned out perfect for the triptych layout.

I am now very excited to invite you to my first solo photographic exhibition which will take place inside Silo 6 (Wynyard Quarter) during November 19-30. Check out all about it in:"

Ilan will judge our next open evening on September 24th.

North & South Photography Competition

Kia ora,
North & South is pleased to announce a new photography competition – The Essence of New Zealand – in which we want you to capture your New Zealand on camera. Since the competition was advertised in our latest issue (September – cover image below), we’re excited to have Bluebridge come on board as a sponsor, offering a return ferry trip for two and a car – valued at $450 – in addition to the original prize of $400 cash. Two runners-up will each receive $150. The best entries will be chosen to feature in a special North & South-Bluebridge calendar.
We look forward to seeing your entries.

To find out more about this competition look Here
Kind regards
Stacey Anyan
Books and Events Editor
North & South magazine

Finding Vivian Maier - Academy Cinema 30th October

At the end of Breen’s talk about Street Photography at our September meeting he encouraged members to have a look at the work of Vivian Maier. Her Images of American and French ‘ Street  Life’ were only discovered when literally thousands of her negatives were acquired at auction by John Maloof.
The Acedemy Theatre will be showing a film, from October 30th, ‘Finding Vivian Maier’
A mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and discovered decades later, the images she had taken are now being recognized as some of the finest street photography of the 20th Century.
Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are reveled through never before seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.

I was privileged to see a preview of this Movie and can thoroughly recommend it to you.
Time is flying past and our early bird discount has just over two weeks before it expires on Sept 30th.  Salon entries close on October 10th, so be sure and mark those dates on your calendars.

For more information on the following please have a look at the Newsboard page

If you would like to find out more about this Tour please have a look here: South India.

If you have received a Highly Commended or an Honours for a Landscape image, in either Prints or Projected, could you please forward a copy to for it to be considered in our entry for this interclub competition


Honours on Assessment Night

Important: If your printed image receives Honours on Assessment Night, please submit a digital copy for our website gallery to our webmaster, Kevin Chong no later than the following Wednesday.
Your photo(s) should be submitted in the same format as per digital images.

please also send a copy to for our Image Library


Get Involved

As a non profit organisation, the North Shore Photo Society is manned by volunteers.
If you want to get involved we'd love your help.
(The current volunteer tea roster is listed on the Volunteer page).

Meetings and Club Room Location

We meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month in the Memorial Hall, Takapuna Public Library Building, The Strand, Takapuna. Meetings start at 7:30pm.

Check out our calendar for what's on.


Information about our Society can be found by reading our Welcome Leaflet

Programme and Assessment Rules

More information on our Assessment Rules and Yearly Programme and can be found by reading this leaflet.

What's on next ?

7.30pm Wed 24th September 2014

This meeting is for Open Subjects,where we will have Ilan Wittenberg appraising your images.
He is a  professional photographer and a member of our club whose constructive comments are always well received.

See you there.

Digital Entries

Instructions on how to edit your Image files so they are acceptable for our Monthly Assesments can be found by following these guidlines.

Register your images:

For image entries, please register before 8pm on the Sunday before the assesment night.

August 2014 - Nature