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    19h15 on second Wednesday of each month.

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    19h15 on first Wednesday of each month.


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    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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PicturesToExe Deluxe 6.0 | PhotographyBLOG

The standard in our club has always been to use Wings for producing AVs but to move beyond the free version to allow multiple piture and audio tracks is quite costly. PicturesToExe is an alternative that some members might want to take a look at.

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WnSoft has released PicturesToExe Deluxe 6.0, a photo slideshow software for Windows. Version 6.0 of the Deluxe edition brings new enhancements to the program, including 3D effects and the capability to create executables for Mac. Other highlights include multi-monitor support, Windows 7 compatibility, and the ability to add your own soundtrack, sound effects and text comments to each slide.The Deluxe edition is available for $75.

PicturesToExe Deluxe 6.0 | PhotographyBLOG


A Beginner’s Guide to Flickr

Flickr changed my life. True story.

I am a relatively new Flickr convert and a full fledged Flickr evangelist and my number one message to the masses: Flickr isn’t a dumping ground for ‘pics’. It isn’t a graveyard where millions of images are laid to rest never to be seen again. It is a community where photographers share their latest conquests and view beautiful works by other artists. Of course, there are probably millions of users who merely dump and run but I think Flickr has done something rather clever to prevent too many non-users: they charge a minor yearly fee for accounts who want to upload more than a certain number of images. This might turn off a huge percentage of users who just want a free method of generating a url for their photos to put on Ebay but I think it just weeds out those who don’t intend on doing much with their subscription in the first place.

A Beginner’s Guide to Flickr

Lightroom: What is it and When Should You Consider it?



There have been questions posted as comments recently asking about the role of Lightroom in a photographer’s workflow. Many posters who are not currently using Lightroom aren’t sure whether Lightroom it is an alternative to Photoshop or where it fits if you have Photoshop too. I thought it was a good time to look at where Lightroom fits in the Adobe line up and to explain why Lightroom isn’t a Photoshop alternative.

Lightroom: What is it and When Should You Consider it?

November Competition Winners

Here are the winners of the November competition for which the set subject was Opposites, Yin/Yang, Oestrogen/Testosterone.

Please note that only digital images are available for display.


Set Subject

  1. Testing
    Irmel Dunaiski 
  2. Oestrogen/Testosterone
    Paddy Howes


  1. Overberg Landskap 
    Neels Beyers 
  2. Walker Bay 
    Neels Beyers 
  3. Ready For Action 
    Irmel Dunaiski 

Projected Images

Set Subject

  1. Pei Pyramid + Louvre Reflections – Paris
    James Simpson 
  2. Yin Yang Mask
    Roger Lee 
  3. Big ‘n Small on Watch
    Gavin Whiteford 

1. Pei Pyramid + Louvre Reflections2. Yin Yang Mask3. Big 'n Small on Watch


  1. Ancient Eyes
    Steve Crane 
  2. Fallen Petals
    Marius Swart 
  3. Purple Field
    Neels Beyers 

1. Ancient Eyes2. Fallen Petals3. Purple Field

ND Filter Tip: Creating Special Effects

Using ND Filter to create special effects

In this article, I will discuss on an important topic in photography. Although this can be treated as an intermediate to advanced technique, but I will try to keep it as simple as possible making it seem like a piece of cake to all my readers.

ND Filter Tip: Creating Special Effects – Digital Camera Reviews & Photography Tips

Interclub Results

Saturday evening saw the 2009 Interclub event take place at the Endler Hall in Stellenbosch.

Helderberg took the club honours by a narrow margin. The club scores were as follows.

Helderberg Photographic Society 516
Hermanus Photographic Society 513
Paarl Photographic Club 508
Cape Town Photographic Society 503
Fish Hoek Photographic Society 503
Tygerberg Photographic Society 502
Tafelberg Afrikaanse Fotografieklub 490
Creative Camera Club 486
Weskusfotoklub 468

The winning print was “Holding Hands” by Mark Chipps of Creative Camera Club.

062_B05_mark chipps_holding handsAnd the winning projected image was “It’s a Big World Out There” by Marthinus Retief of Helderberg Photographic Society.

080_D09_marthinus retief_it's a big world out there Marthinus’ image pipped Mark’s by one point to take overall honours.

The Golden Apple award for the highest scoring photographer went to Max Leipold of Hermanus Photographic Society.

A spreadsheet listing the detailed scores has been sent to each of the participating clubs.

A workshop in Kirstenbosch

I received this e-mail about a workshop that might interest those members not making the trek to Bredasdorp for the air show on that day.

Dear Photography Enthusiasts,
Below please find information on the next course that we will be offering.  Please do circulate amongst your club members as we would be delighted to have them join us!


14th Nov 2009 – Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Newlands

National Geographic and Getaway bring you Discover Digital, a one day photography workshop

which will not only leave you inspired but will teach you the necessary skills and knowledge

required to take that perfect picture!

The workshops have something for everyone whether you are a beginner or someone with

a little more experience.

Dave Rogers, who will be presenting the course, is a good friend of Getaway.  Prior to setting up his own business in 2000, David spent seven years as assistant editor at Getaway magazine writing and photographing more than 100 features including 20 cover stories for which he won several awards.
Dave is adding a practical element to the course, which we are very excited about!
The outline of the day is as follows:
   1. Introduction to ways of seeing
   2. A short slide show of bird, macro, landscapes, animals, etc.
   3. My top tips for great photography
   4. Making the most of your camera
   5. Work flow using Lightroom
   6. Processing images using Lightroom and Photoshop
   7. Short listing and analysing images
Join us and be inspired!


R700 per person (Getaway subscribers pay R630)

Cost includes tuition, course notes, meals, refreshments and a complimentary three-month subscription to Getaway magazine.

For more information, please contact Tracy-Lee Behr on tracy-lee@ramsaymedia.co.za or 021 530 3379.

Kind regards,