• Information

    Click on the How To link, here or at the top of the page, for information on joining our club or if you are already a member, for information on how to do things like resizing and submitting images.

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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.

    Directions

    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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    Please note that any and all photographs displayed on this site are copyright of the respective photographer/club members and may not be copied or reused elsewhere.
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Mastering Digital SLR Photography

A free online version of Mastering Digital SLR Photography can be read here. Sadly this link no longer works.

The book contains the following sections;

  1. Digital SLR Photography Now and in the Future
  2. Digital SLR Technology Made Easy
  3. Mastering Your dSLR’s Controls
  4. dSLR Quirks and Strengths
  5. Working RAW
  6. Working with Lenses
  7. Close-Up Photography
  8. Capturing Action
  9. Composition and dSLRs
  10. Mastering dSLR Special Features
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Soul of Stellenbosch Competion

WIN R25,000
worth of prizes

Capture and celebrate the unique, quirky, historical, social, fun, environmental and beautiful soul of Stellenbosch, to win great prizes!

We are looking for pictures of family fun, outdoor adventure, coffee shop culture, gourmet delights, as well as wine and cultural experiences.

Entry is free – load your picture onto the website before 30 June 2009. For more info, rules and regulations, contact:

Tel: (021) 886 4310, or visit http://www.wineroute.co.za.

Home Photography magazine – May issue available

Home Photography Magazine is a free monthly online magazine. Click the image on the right to read the latest issue online or download the pdf here.

The publishers also operate a forum and gallery site; sign up for it here.

Enroll for a course now at last year’s prices

Vega (including the National College of Photography) are offering their courses at last year’s prices. Althought their new prices come into effect on 1 June, you have until 22 June to register at the old prices. Below is a reduced size image of the advert they e-mailed. It’s hard to read so click here to see the advert on their own site.

Vertical Lines

I was quite taken with this photo and thought I would show it to you as a rather unusual image that would meet the subject of our next competition evening, Vertical Lines.

Scott Kelby’s 2nd Annual Worldwide PhotoWalk™

Scott Kelby’s 2nd Annual Worldwide PhotoWalk™ is taking place on Saturday 18 July 2009. If you’re interested in taking part, get over to the page for the Cape Town walk and sign up. Only 50 participants are allowed for each walk.

HPS Meeting Wed. 13th May 2009

We were happy to welcome guests, as well as several new members who signed up during the evening.  It was good to see Johan Beyers once again – we have missed him.  Thomas Niemeyer is another member who travels from far, so it was good to hear about the progress of the PSSA Congress/Av Convention he is organising for October in Hermanus.  Please check the PSSA and/or Hermanus websites (www.pssa.co.za and www.hermanusphoto.co.za) for details which will be updated regularly (put them under your ‘favourites’), and seriously consider attending the Congress, even if you can manage only one or two days.  The speakers are excellent and there is a full program which will re-charge your batteries!

Appropo Thomas’s visit, I await (with huge interest) the result of his ‘Mexican wave’ request – if I know Thomas, it will be different.

The competition ‘City Life’ drew about 40 prints and images, whilst the projected images numbered at least 50.  All members are encouraged to make the effort to take part – don’t be discouraged at what you might think is a low awarded mark – be assured that every image is judged and evaluated with respect.  Judges are not perfect – they have their opinions – and in the end if you are happy with your image that’s all that matters.  Being a member of a club and having your images evaluated may lead you to making images you never thought you could make!

Remember, Interclub (Sat. 31st october) will be on us soon, and we would like to be able to choose the 12 prints and 12 projected images which will represent the Club, from the widest base possible – so please join in!

After tea, Steve showed a technical audio-visual presentation on RAW workflow which informed me of aspects I did not even know about, but am assured that the more experienced photographers understood!

We were once again treated to apples from Andre du Toit’s farm – thanks Andre!

Our meeting in June promises to be a special one – watch this space.  Suffice to say that entering your best landscapes in the Open Section (Set Subject ‘Vertical Lines’), will be a recommendation!