February and March 2010 Outings

Please make a note of the following outings, organised by Paddy: ‘OLD CARS’ (Wijnland Auto Museum) next to the Cape Garden Centre on the N1 on the way to Paarl – take Exit 34.  Meet there at 9.30 am on Saturday 27th February.  R50 entrance fee payable at the museum. This is an ideal opportunityContinue reading “February and March 2010 Outings”

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2009

Iziko Museum, Company Gardens, Cape Town. Until 13th March 2010. I visited the exhibition recently and marvelled at most of the photographs. Being a bit of a photographic purist, I could not appreciate the 2008 and 2009 winners receiving accolades for photographs that had been ‘organised’ by the setting off of trap-beams, instead of physically pressing theContinue reading “Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2009”

Full Moon Outing Sat.30th Jan.2010

Despite it being incredibly windy – and later, very cold – quite a few members ventured to the top of Signal Hill – Bernard, Irmel, Paddy, David and Celine, John and Liz, Marius, Caroline, Harry and Susan, Marisa and Neil, Rosie, Kina, and Nettie.  Neels was also there with a small group from CTPS. ThoseContinue reading “Full Moon Outing Sat.30th Jan.2010”

3 Ways to get Better Control of Autofocus

Sometimes autofocus can be really annoying. For some shots it’ll focus on the right part of your subject, but then the very next shot it may choose to focus on something far and away into the background. Sure, you could avoid this problem by always using manual focus, but autofocus is great when you needContinue reading “3 Ways to get Better Control of Autofocus”

Captured Experiences Photo Competition

Captured Experiences Photo Competition – 10 Categories – 120 prizes – and an additional 7 special prizes Visit any of the 6 Arid Parks in the Northern Cape throughout 2010 and share your special moments in nature with us to win great prizes! Winners of each round will have their photos published in an upmarketContinue reading “Captured Experiences Photo Competition”

Outing: University Stellenbosch ‘Jool’

Sat 23rd January 2010.  Those who could make it (Irmel, Paddy, Marius, Hilde, Nettie, Michele, Rosie, Denise, David and Celine – hope I haven’t left anyone out!) met in front of JJ’s shop, and then spread out a bit to wait for the float parade. At last the flag-waving majorettes arrived, with a ‘Kaapse Klopse’Continue reading “Outing: University Stellenbosch ‘Jool’”

Wicus Leeuwner and JJ van Heerden Workshops

You are invited to join us in… Two 2010 Photographic Workshops! Come and meet old friends … or make new ones! with Wicus Leeuwner & JJ van Heerden Your choice of two workshops: Cederberg : Monday 19 April to Friday 23 April (less than 4 months away- secure YOUR place now!) Overberg : Wednesday 20Continue reading “Wicus Leeuwner and JJ van Heerden Workshops”

Dance of Light Workshops 2010

      Macro Photography        Dates: March… … … …   5, 6, 7                   November… … … 5, 6, 7     Autumn in the Vineyards        Dates: June … … … …    4, 5, 6             Face to Face     Photographing people       Dates: March… … … 19, 20, 21                   September …  10, 11, 12    Cost:R2950 perContinue reading “Dance of Light Workshops 2010”

15 Tips for Low Light Landscape Photography

Capturing scenes in low light remains one of the most challenging aspects of photography, yet the results when executed well can be truly captivating. Whether it’s an energetic cityscape or ethereal seascape the possibilities are endless. Here are a few essentials points to consider before you begin. 15 Tips for Low Light Landscape Photography