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  • Meetings

    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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For Sale



I have a Canon EOS 5D for sale.

Full frame sensor  12.8 Mg.

Body only with extra battery pack and 3 batteries.

R15 000,00 for body and R1 000,00 for battery pack.

Contact me at 082 656 0660 or 021 531 5415 or 021 462 4064 or cpbeyers@mweb.co.za.

Neels Beyers


Southern Cape Digital Workshop

Join well-known photographer David Rogers from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th July for a three-day workshop focusing on the coastal and floral treasures of the Southern Cape. The workshop includes accommodation at Bucaco Sud in the quiet coastal town of Betty’s Bay.

This area is the heart of the Cape Floral Region, which has such diversity of plants that it has been proclaimed a World Heritage Site. Our field trips, where we will be accompanied by a guide as well as David Rogers, will take us to Harold Porter Botanical Gardens, Kogelberg Nature Reserve as well as scenic stretches of the southern Cape coastline.

David will cover the following subjects in two lectures that will be held in the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens.

  1. Wildlife, landscape, macro and bird photography techniques
  2. Equipment and settings
  3. Managing your images with Adobe Lightroom software
  4. Working in RAW and tips for great results
  5. Various creative techniques including adding graduated filters and creating seamless panoramas.

There will be an opportunity for David to analyse images taken during the workshop. It is targeted at digital SLR camera users but partners are also welcome.

David Rogers is a professional photographer and writer specializing in natural history and tourism. He has a degree in Environmental and Geographical Science and English from the University of Cape Town. After starting his career as an editor at Reader’s Digest Special Books he became an award-winning photojournalist at Getaway magazine where he spent seven years. As a freelancer for the past 10 years he has featured in Africa Geographic, Conde Naste Traveller, Travel Africa, Sunday Times, Getaway, Geo, Travel and Leisure and many other titles. He now concentrates on photographing lodges, making books and running specialist photographic trips throughout Southern and East Africa. For more go to www.davidrogers.co.za

His most recent titles include:

Winelands in Style (Africa Geographic, 2009)
Classic Safari Camps of Africa (Hornbill, 2008)
South Africa in Style (Africa Geographic, 2008)
African Islands in Style (Africa Geographic, 2007)
Living Landscapes of Southern Africa (Struik, 2007)
East Africa in Style (Africa Geographic, 2006)
Zambia in Style (Africa Geographic, 2006)
Southern Africa in Style (Africa Geographic, 2005)
Zambia Landscapes (Struik, 2004)

The workshop price of R2,995-00 per person includes accommodation and all meals, comprehensive lecture notes, a guide and David Rogers.

Where applicable, entrance is free to Botanical Society members or those with Wild Cards, otherwise entrance fees will be payable by individuals.



EMAIL: john@bestcape.co.za
FAX: 086 5731371
CELL: 082 5646001



The Crest Hotel — a photo essay

richard mark dobson – the crest hotel | burn magazine

I remember the Crest Hotel way back in the 70’s. In fact it was from this hotel that I gathered my first impressions of our newly adopted land, South Africa.

Upscale and Out of Res!

Learn more about image dimensions and how to get the best out of your printed images.

Upscale and Out of Res!

Several concepts are important when discussing the characteristics of bit map images: pixel dimensions, image resolution, output resolution, and screen frequency. Another type of resolution, called bit resolution or pixel depth, is important when considering how color is displayed onscreen.

Ultimate Collection Of Useful Photoshop Plug-Ins

Ultimate Collection Of Useful Photoshop Plug-Ins | Developer’s Toolbox | Smashing Magazine

Can Photoshop do everything? Of course, it can. But one should have extreme skills, plenty of experience and a great deal of time before retouching images or creating graphics pixel by pixel. Photoshop is an amazing graphics application that has forever changed graphic, Web design and digital photo editing.

One should know how to use Photoshop to its full potential to get the most stunning results. This is where Photoshop plug-ins come in handy. (Plug-ins aside, though, if you have time to acquire extreme skills, we encourage you to do so because there is nothing better than learning something new.)

Featured below is the ultimate collection of useful Adobe Photoshop plug-ins that will make your work easier, faster and better and reduce the number of steps needed to accomplish tasks. They will also allow you to do things you just cannot do with the features built into Photoshop. Some of the plug-ins are collections of filters, whereas others are programs or utilities that you may find useful.

Cederberg Workshops

There have been two cancellations for the Cederberg Workshop from 4 to 8 May; so this is your chance to get in if you missed it before the slots all filled up. See our previous post for details of the workshop.

Virtual Camera

Craig Hickman’s Virtual Camera is an online application, or web site, that presents a camera whose settings you can control. As you change the settings the image on the simulated LCD changes, showing you how the setting changes affect the image. You can choose auto, program, aperture priority, shutter priority and manual modes as you would on your camera. The site behaves just as your camera would, allowing you to change the either the aperture, shutter speed or ISO depending on the mode you chose. You can also change the exposure value (EV). This is a great way to learn how all these settings interact to affect the image.

Here is a screenshot of the site.

Screenshot of Craig Hickman's cameraDemo