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

Open Subject evening is on Wednesday 29th 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.

End of Year Competition 3rd December

.Up to 2 photos per person may be submitted

They must be photos that have been entered during the year and have received either an acceptance, highly commended or honours -

They must be as entered, no changes, the photos can be either projected or prints and members can submit 2 projected or 2 prints or 1 of each Projected images must be sent no later than 30th November

Prints must be brought on the night - no pre-registration necessary

As per our rules - at the end of the year competition, members may enter work in only one grade. Thus a member who has moved up a grade during the year must exhibit in the new grade.

The judge will be asked to pick the best Projected image and the best Print in each grade, and will be asked to comment on only the winners and runner-ups.

 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.

Creative Photographic Weekend – 7th – 10th November 2014

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.

Please click here to find out more about the film and watch the trailer:​
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 ?

Wendnesday 22nd October 7.00pm
instead of our usual meeting at the Takapuna club room we will all be going to the 60th Anniversary Exhibition opening at the Mairangi Arts Centre.
Wednesday 29th October 7.00pm
Open Subject, our judge will be Breen Porter

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