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    Please refer to our programme for specific dates.

    Club meeting
    19h15 on second Wednesday of each month.

    BWI meeting
    (Black & White + Information)
    19h15 on first Wednesday of each month.


    Audio-Visual meeting
    19h00 on last Wednesday of each odd-numbered month. Held at a private home, use contact link above to request details.

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Audio-Visual Salon

Thomas Niemeyer has asked us to bring to our members’ attention an AV Salon being hosted by the Magalies Foto Fun Club.  Details may be found on the PSSA Website:  http://www.pssa.co.za .  Do take a look and consider entering!

First MFFC Audio-Visual Salon – 2009

South African resident photographers are cordially invited to enter the first Magalies Foto Fun Club (MFFC) AV salon. Entrants may submit up to 3 AVs on a CD or DVD, two AVs in the Open set subject and one in the Africa set subject. Each AV must be between 1 and 3 minutes in length. The salon closes on 15th February 2009.

PSSA Patronage has been granted and Bronze medals will be awarded to the winners in each set subject.

Full details and the entry form are available on the salon website

Enquiries may be directed to the Salon Director: Jeff Morris LPSSA This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Telephone: 012 803 2105 / Mobile: 082 840 5459



Comment from Francien Fick, judge at ‘Silhouette’ meeting

It is always good to know how you can improve on a great photograph…

·         Composition –  putting the subject matter in the middle of the photograph;

·         Digital noise;

·         Excessive use of Photoshop or filters;

·         Focussing problems or image blur caused by slow shutter speed in dim lighting conditions.

Feel free to contact me again for any future events, as it will be easier to do now that I know how the club operates.

Thank you for the chocolates, I ate nearly all of them on the way home!

Francien Fick

Photography Department Stellenbosch Academy for Design and Photography Tel.  +27 21 880 2623 Fax.  +27 21 8801233



International Filter Photo Contest 2008/9

International Filter Photo Contest 2008/9 – PhotographyBLOG

The International Filter Photo Contest 2008/9 is open to anyone who has taken a photograph using any type of filter. Sponsored by Kenko with a top prize of 500,000 Yen of Kenko products, there are a total of 139 prizes to be won with a total prize fund of 2,900,000 Yen. Images can be of any subject and taken on digital or film cameras, black and white or colour. Entries to the International Filter Photo Contest must be submitted by 31st December 2009.

Viewing Distance: The Overlooked Aspect of Print Size

Viewing Distance: The Overlooked Aspect of Print Size – photo.net

A while back, on The Online Photographer, I linked to a video segment from a British television show called The Gadget Show. It documents a not-so-rigorous test of film vs. digital in which the two hosts dress up as the main characters from the old “Avengers” TV show, get their pictures shot with a film 35mm camera (a Nikon F5) and a digital 12 MP camera (a Nikon D700), and then have 17-meter-high prints made from both, which they hang up on the side of a building to evaluate. Not the best test (not to mention the fact that the whole film vs. digital thing is sort of a “who cares” issue these days), but I was impressed by their budget!

After I posted the link, several TOP readers posted comments along the lines of, “Well, I’m never going to worry about the enlargeability of 12 MP digital files again.”

Really? Not so fast.

One thing those commenters might have been forgetting is that print size scales with viewing distance. Looking at a print that covers the side of a building from 200 feet away might be little different than looking at a 6×9” print placed eight inches from your nose.