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Report January Meeting 14.01.09

A great crowd of over 50 members arrived at the meeting last night – quite a few new faces, as well as some we hadn’t seen for some time.  We welcomed several guests, as well as Francine, a lecturer at the Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography, who was our judge for the evening.

Of course, one of the most important ‘notices’ was to say Thank You to Steve for setting up our brilliant website –  the round of applause from the audience was well deserved.

Eric Palmer has offered to organise an outing involving some of his off-road mountain biking friends, at a venue where members can photograph them doing all manner of tricks – speeding, jumping, flying (and no doubt, falling down …).  Members will be advised via this website as to when exactly this outing is going to happen.  Paddy is busy organising the February outing – watch this space.

The Competition ‘Silhouette’ and the Open Sections in both Prints and Projected Images were both well-subscribed … there were several ‘first timers’ included, which is heartening – perhaps our ‘Get your Feet Wet’ project is paying off.  Francine got through the judging very efficiently – thanks also to Ilse and Steve for their administrative flair. Steve will soon be placing the competition results on the website.

The break for tea allowed for some busy social interaction, after which Chris Joubert presented ‘The People of Lubumbashi’ – a photographic project which he hopes to self-publish and get printed, in order to enlighten the general public of the dire circumstances in which the poorer people of Lubumbshi live.  His portrait work was excellent, and his street photography highlighted the difficult circumstances that many of the people live in.  We wish him well in his venture, and thank him for his presentation.

My thanks to the many members who helped out with the tea and kitchen duties, as well as the committee members for the ‘setting up’ and ‘taking down’ before and after the meeting.

Next month’s meeting is going to be an Evaluation one, together with Hermanus, who will be our guests.  Watch the website for more details!


HPS Competition Meeting Update

I hope you are looking forward to our first meeting this year – this coming Wednesday 14th January at 7.30pm.

Here are a few updates:


JJ has very generously increased his sponsorship of prizes for our competitions, as follows:

There will be vouchers awarded to First Place (R40); Second Place (R30) and Third Place (R20) in the four categories ie. Prints Set Subject; Prints Open; Projected Images Set Subject and Projected Images Open. At the end of the year, members will decide on the Best Image of the Year (via our website) – for which the prize will be the printing of that image on canvas 600mm x 900mm valued at R350.  Our thanks to Picture Works

for this very generous sponsorship.


Bernard Seymour Hall will be at the meeting – receipt book in hand – hoping you will be paying him your R200 membership fee.  If you wish to pay via the Internet, please find the details on our website, and don’t forget to mention your name as a reference.


Those of you who have perused the website in detail will have realized that digital images need to be sent to a new e-mail address viz.



Kindly insert this new address in your ‘Address Book’ asap.


Please remember to get your images in timeously – before 6pm on Tuesday.


We are lucky to have obtained the services of an outside judge for our competition; and after tea, Chris Joubert will be presenting ‘The People of Lubumbashi’ (co-incidentally the city where Nicole was born!).


Hoping to see you all on Wednesday –

Kind regards,




Agenda for Club Meeting Wed. 14th Jan.’09

Welcome and Notice Board

Competition: ‘Silhouette’;  judged by a lecturer from the Stellenbosch Academy


A Presentation by Chris Joubert … ‘The People of Lubumbashi’ (formerly Elisabethville), DRC