The Monochrome Film Group recently held its fourth biennial black
and white print exhibition at the Hutt Art Odlin Gallery in Lower Hutt from 10 to 24 September.
The exhibition was opened by Helen Mitchell, Senior Photography lecturer at Massey University, where they still teach film photography.
Nearly 400 people visited the exhibition of 52 black and white prints produced in the darkroom ลาวสามัคคี.
A group of senior students from Massey University visited the exhibition opening and they were impressed with the quality of prints on display.
The group meets once a month with the aim of encouraging the art and science of black and white photography.
They meet in members’ homes and currently have ten members. PSNZ Trade partner Olympus recently joined with the clubs from
the Northern Region in Whangarei to host a photographic workshop centering around two themes, light painting and macro.
The running of a workship with a trade partner outside of the conventions is a new initiative that PSNZ is working on.
Wal Reid from Olympus shared these comments with us. “Fantastic day
in Whangarei, and a warm welcome from hosts, Pam & Donna,
and members from the Whangarei Camera Club Monochrome Film Group.
Weather was perfect (even though we were inside) however, there was a great spirit with everybody and people commented they had “learned” some fantastic new photography techniques, not only on the Olympus cameras, but on all camera systems.
We had some great feedback regarding the macro and light painting workshops, and, we had an opportunity
to speak to members one on one in regards to our products, and also any questions they had regarding their cameras.
It was a real ‘buzz’ interacting and socialising with the members and one, we’d like to repeat in the near future if the occasion arises.”
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