Established in 1953, the Photographic Society of New Zealand (PSNZ) is a registered charity whose purpose is to increase the knowledge and understanding of the art of photography for all photographers. Whether you have just purchased your first camera or a seasoned professional the main purpose of the Society is to “Help Photographers Grow”.

Our core values include education, growth through skills, knowledge, competency and satisfaction; enjoyment and friendship.

We offer a myriad of activities, programmes, national and regional events and workshop that all lead to enhancing the opportunity for any photographer to fulfil their passion for the art. The majority are delivered face to face, although like the rest of the world 2021 saw an increasing number being delivered online.

Membership to the Society is open to anyone regardless of photographic skill.  If you want to learn more about the Society read through our pages, check out the stunning photography on display, or even better still, go along to a camera club and see what goes on. There are around 60 affiliated camera clubs throughout New Zealand so there's bound to be one near you.

The success of PSNZ is testament to the strength and skill of its volunteer network.  From elected Council members to off-Council volunteers, the Honours Board, the Judge Accreditation Panel and Accredited Judges, to the many sub committees and affiliated clubs throughout New Zealand who organise regional events, we are only as good as your time and commitment given.

More than 1200 members and affiliated camera club make up the PSNZ family and among us, we photograph a myriad of photographic genres. Some members practice their craft for love while others make it their business. PSNZ is strongly supported by our partners in the photographic industry including retailers and suppliers who all  share our passion for the craft.

If you want to learn more about photography and join the PSNZ family I encourage you to click the 'Join' button in the menu above.

I look forward to welcoming you to a PSNZ event soon.

Kind regards,

Paul Whitham LPSNZ
Photographic Society of New Zealand

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