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Hillcrest Camera Club - Photoshop Workshop with Carl - 4th Sept 2018

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Friday, November 16, 2018, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone

1. Photoshop Workshop with  Carl Smorenburg - 4th September 2018 at 7pm


Following on from Carl's talk last month, we explore the editing power of 'luminosity masks'.

In Photoshop, there are many ways to make selections, but with Luminosity Masks, we can select specific areas because the mask targets luminosity values (for example, the brightness of an area), and allows for smoothly blending in ...


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Hillcrest Camera Club - Notice of Annual General Meeting - 19th JUne 2018 at 6pm

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, In : Meetings 

Hillcrest Camera Club 

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF HILLCREST CAMERA CLUB WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY 19th JUNE 2018, AT THE HILLCREST SPORTS CLUB, 3 HOSPITAL ROAD COMMENCING18H00

AGENDA
WELCOME
APOLOGIES
ADDITIONAL AGENDA ITEMS
FINANCIAL REPORT
CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
ELECTION OF OFFICE BEARERS
•    CHAIRMAN
•    VICE-CHAIRMAN
•    TREASURER
•    SECRETARY
•    COMMITTEE MEMBERS
GENERAL
CLOSE

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Hillcrest Camera Club - Final Meeting - Dec 2017

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Sunday, February 4, 2018, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone

Seasons Greetings and a Happy New Year to you all! We hope to have a photography filled and exciting year ahead. 


`. Membership Renewal for 2018

  • Please renew your membership for 2018 by paying your fees now. 
  • Thank you to those that have already renewed their membership. 
  • Pay by EFT. If you wish to pay in cash, please add R30 for the cash deposit fee charged by the bank. 
  •  
  • For those that are attending the Mpila weekend ...

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Hillcrest Camera Club - International Photo Sharing

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone

We will be viewing the International Photo Sharing photos this meeting. Our outing for the month is to Springside Nature Reserve, in search of bugs and other life, as guided by Marlies Craig. 

1. International Photo Sharing 

Please join us for the viewing of the International Photo Sharing. At the beginning of the year, we were invited to take part in an international photo sharing project by Scott...


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HIllcrest Camera Club - Beginners' Gathering - Sat 11th Feb 2017 at 3.30pm.

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, February 20, 2017, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone

1. Photos of the models

We hope that you enjoyed the lighting workshop on Tuesday. Please email your best photos so that we can forward them to our lovely models. 
hillcrestcameraclub@gmail.com



2. Beginners' Gathering - All Welcome 

If you havent already done so, please RSVP so that we can know numbers. 

Date: Sat 11th Feb 2017
Where: Jodi's farm, Crestholme
Time: 3.30pm - 6pm
Please bring your own drinks and snacks fo...


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Reminder - Hillcrest Camera Club - First Meeting and Photo Sharing - Tues 17th Jan 2017 at 7pm

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, February 20, 2017, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone

Tomorrow we hold our first meeting of the year!

  • This year we hope to welcome many new members, as well as our existing members.
  • Please remember to renew your membership fees asap! 
  • Please submit your photos for the photo sharing - TWO photos only, of your holiday break. 

1. Big Announcement - The Grand Competition

We will be announcing details of the HCC Grand Competition at the meeting. Not to be missed!...


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HIllcrest Camera Club - First Meeting and Photo Sharing - Tues 17th Jan 2017 at 7pm

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, February 20, 2017, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone

Happy New Year! Here's to an exciting and inspiring photography filled 2017!  This year we hope to welcome many new members, as well as our existing members. Please remember to renew your membership fees asap! 

1. Harry Lock - Staying inspired for 2017

Harry will be speaking to us about getting inspired, and how to keep your creativity going during 2017. He will give us ideas and tips on what to do, an...


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Hillcrest Camera Club - Year End Function - Tues 6th Dec 2016 at 7pm

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone

1. HCC Year End Function

Please join us for our Year End Function, which this year includes showing "Your Best Photo of 2016", a photo exhibition and celebrating our 10th year anniversary. Its going to be quite a bash! 

We have invited a few guests, mainly the speakers from the last year, plus some of the previous year's HCC members. We have also invited the possible "new ...


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Hillcrest Camera Club - Speaker - Damon Hyland - Tues 5th April 2016 at 7pm

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Saturday, April 2, 2016, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone

We have an exciting meeting planned for you! Not to be missed. 

1. Speaker - Damon Hyland from Nikon

Damon will be talking about the video functions of DSLR's, and will show us the potential available for creating videos on our cameras. He will be showing examples of his work, as well. 

 



2. Canon Roadshow - May 2016

The Canon Roadshow has just been announced. This year they will be featuring South A...


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Hillcrest Camera Club - Photo Sharing - Tuesday 15th March 2016 at 7pm

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Saturday, April 2, 2016, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone

1. Photo Sharing 

Join us for our photo sharing meeting. Show and share your best efforts for the month!


Categories :

Open
Creative
Troubleshooting
Outing - Botanical Gardens

Set Subject - Dramatic Landscapes


How to submit your photos:

  • Please submit your photos by email to: hillcrestcameraclub@gmail.com or bring 8x10 prints.
  • Email submission closes 12pm (midday) Tues 15th March 2016.
  • You can submit four photos in total for ...

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Hillcrest Camera Club - Meeting - Bird Photography with Robbie Aspeling - Tues 2nd Feb 2016

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, February 8, 2016, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone

We have an exciting meeting planned for you tomorrow! Not to be missed. 

1. Speaker - Robbie Aspeling on Bird Photography

Robbie is a superb bird photographer, and his work is always excellent. We are very honoured to have Robbie sharing his shooting tips and advice with us. He will chat about his passion for bird photography, and how to get the best out this very challenging genre of pho...


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Hillcrest Camera Club - Meeting - 19th January 2016

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, February 8, 2016, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone

Welcome back everyone! Here's to a fantastic photography filled 2016! And a big welcome to our new members - looking forward to getting to know you! 

 

1. First Club Meeting of the year - Tues 19th Jan 2016

The first meeting of the year will be held on Tuesday 19th Jan 2016, at 7pm. This is an informal meeting, where we catch up and also get to view each other's 'holiday photos'. The formal meetings begin in February. This meet...


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Hillcrest Camera Club - Reminder - Membership Renewals for 2016

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, February 8, 2016, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone

We hope that you have had a good festive season, and are enjoying the holiday so far! 

1. 
   Membership Renewal for 2016

Members are invited to kindly please renew their membership for 2016. Thank you to those who have already done so!

Single Membership - R350
Family Membership - R450

Payment can be made by EFT. Bank account details:

Standard Bank
Durban North
04-28-26
25 120 853 2
Acc Name: Hillcrest Camera Club


2. Next Club Mee...


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Hillcrest Camera Club - Year End Photo Sharing and Party - 1st Dec 2015 at 7pm

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Wednesday, December 9, 2015, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone

1. Year End Party - Tues 1st Dec 2015


The end of the year is fast approaching, and it is time to start the "silly season" with the HCC Year End Party! For fun, wear a Christmas hat - a hat decorated with Xmas decorations or Xmas wrapping paper. Or wear a Christmas hat. 

   


2. Photo Sharing 

This is our final photo sharing. Show your usual 'open', 'creative' and outing' photos. But also show your "Best ...


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Hillcrest Camera Club - Meeting - Tues 6th Oct 2015

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Thursday, October 8, 2015, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone

This weekend is going to be fabulous time for group Photowalks! There are TWO world wide walks happening - the Scott Kelby World Wide Photo Walk is on Saturday. The Instagram World Wide Instameet is on Sunday.  More info below. 


1.  Speaker - Hillary from Photo Freedom


Hillary from Photo Freedom will be coming to share with us her Portraiture knowledge and information. She will also be telling us more about Photo Freedo...


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Hillcrest Camera Club - Speaker - Pieter Venter - Tues 5th May 2015

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, In : Meetings 


 

Hillcrest Camera Club - Guest Speaker - Pieter Venter - Tues 5th May 2015 @ 6pm

Hi everyone

1.  Speaker - Pieter Venter

Pieter will be sharing his current photography passion - extreme macro. He will be showing us what he has shot, and how he does it. He will also be setting up his camera to show us his equipment, and what he has to do to get close up. 

Pieter is the chairman of Westville Camera Club. He is also a outstanding photographer ...


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Urgent Notice about Meeting Time Change, due to Load Shedding

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, In : Meetings 


 

Hillcrest Camera Club - Photo Sharing - TIME CHANGE - Tues 21 April 2015, 6pm

Hi everyone

URGENT NOTICE

Due to load shedding, we will be meeting an hour earlier, at 6pm on Tuesday, 21st April 2015. The scheduled load shedding is 8-10pm, so by meeting an hour earlier we hope to finish before the power is cut. 

Please arrive when you can. Also please submit your images via email, to avoid a rush with downloading off memory sticks before the me...


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Hillcrest Camera Club - Speaker - Grant Pitcher - Tues 3rd March 2015

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, March 2, 2015, In : Meetings 


 

Hillcrest Camera Club - Speaker - Grant Pitcher - 3rd March 2015

Hi everyone

1. Speaker - Grant Pitcher - Architectural Photography

Grant Pitcher will be speaking to us about his architectural photography. Find out how he progressed from running a web design business to doing full time pro work on architectural photography. Grant will also be sharing his passion with us - food, and showing us his food photography! 

Not to be missed, this pro...


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Change of Venue Due to Load Shedding

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, March 2, 2015, In : Meetings 


 

Hillcrest Camera Club - Meeting Venue Change Due to Load Shedding

Hi all

Venue Change for meeting


Tues 3rd Feb 2015, 7pm. 

Due to load shedding the meeting venue has been changed. Please meet at the Hillcrest Villagers Running Club. This is the club next to the sports club where we normally meet. Their entrance gates are to the right of the sport's club entrance gates. 

Enter and park to the right of the soccer fields. The meeting will ...


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Hillcrest Camera Club - Speaker - Harry Lock

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, March 2, 2015, In : Meetings 


 

Hillcrest Camera Club - Speaker - Harry Lock - Tues 3rd Feb 2015

Hi everyone

1.  Speaker - Harry Lock

Harry will be speaking to us about  photography and why we take photos - what motivates and inspires us. He will also be doing a practical portrait demo. You are invited to bring your cameras and tripods, should you wish to shoot. 

Tues, 3rd Feb 2015 @ 7pm



2. Shooting Opportunities for Feb

Dusi Canoe Marathon
Dates: 19, 20, 21...


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Hillcrest Camera Club - Year End Party and Membership Renewal for 2015

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Thursday, January 22, 2015, In : Meetings 


 

Hillcrest Camera Club - Year End Party 2nd Dec 2014 and Membership Renewal for 2015

Hi everyone

1. Year End Meeting and Party - 2nd Dec 2014

The Year End meeting and party is upon us!

  • Please bring your BEST PHOTO OF THE YEAR to be shared with the members. This is the photo that you deem is your best of the year, and may be from any time taken in 2014. It does not need to be a photo shown at the club, however it must be your BEST...

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Hillcrest Camera Club - Meeting with Kevin Tarr - Tues 4th Nov 2014 @ 7pm

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, November 17, 2014, In : Meetings 

Hi all

1.  Speaker - Kevin Tarr - Beauty Dish Demo and Workshop
 
Durban photographer Kevin Tarr will bespeaking at the club on Tuesday. He has promised to give a dynamic and interactive demo and workshop. He will be showing us how to make a beauty dish, and how to use it. He will also show how to use a professional beauty dish. 

This is a PRACTICAL WORKSHOP, and should you wish to take part, please bring your camera. 
We will need members to 'model' for us, so that we have people to shoot....


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Hillcrest Camera Club - Meeting - 7th Oct 2014

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, In : Meetings 


 

Hillcrest Camera Club - Meeting - Tuesday 7th October 2014

 

Hi all
This is a bumper month for photographic activities! Read further. 

1. Worldwide Photo Walk DURBAN 

Vanessa is leading the photowalk! 

When: Sat 11th Oct 2014
Time: 4.30pm - 6.30pm (Meet at 4.15pm)
Venue: Point Waterfront
Meeting spot: Corner of Browns Road and Escombe Road, at the curving grass steps.

Register NOW!! There are only 15 places left.  
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Hillcrest Camera Club - Speaker - 1st July 2014

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, July 14, 2014, In : Meetings 


 

Hillcrest Camera Club - Speaker - 1st July 2014

Hi everyone

We have an interesting meeting planned for tomorrow, with an exciting speaker.


1.  Damien Davis

Damien Davis is a young Durban photographer. He will speaking to us about his work, and what he likes to shoot. He focuses on a variety of ge...


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Hillcrest Camera Club - Meeting - 3 June 2014

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, June 2, 2014, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone

It's hard to believe that we are half way through the year. Let's make the second part of the year count and push our photography to new heights!

1. Meeting - Composition and Practical Workshop - 3rd June 2014

We will take a look at the composition rules, and look at examples. Then will do some practical shooting. We will be shooting still life scenes that depict and illustrate the rules. The aim of the evening is to expose yourself to the differen...


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Hillcrest Camera Club - Meeting - 6 May 2014

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Thursday, May 29, 2014, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone

We have an exciting month ahead of us. We will be hearing from club members who inspires them. There is the Clarens Autumn Weekend Away this weekend. And the set subject is a challenging technical subject - long exposure.

1. Meeting - "Who Inspires You"

Following on from the inspirational talk given by Matthew Willman last month, we continue with an exploration into which photographers motivate, inspire and provide enjoyment to members of the club....


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Hillcrest Camera Club - Meeting - 1st April 2014

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Sunday, April 13, 2014, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone

We have an exciting speaker presenting at the meeting this Tuesday!

1. Speaker - Matthew Willman

Matthew Willman spoke at our club a few years ago. His passion for photography was strongly evident then, as was his passion about his interaction with Nelson Mandela. Matthew has produced a book, "We Called Him M...


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Hillcrest Camera Club - Photo Sharing - Tuesday 18 March 2014

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Sunday, March 16, 2014, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone
 

Time to share our photos for the month. For the new members, please read below for information on how to submit your photos. If you run into difficulties, email Vanessa or Andre for help.
 

1. Photo Sharing

Here is what you need to submit:
1. Open
2.Outing
3. Creativity - If possible, please submit 'B...


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Hillcrest Camera Club - Meeting - 4th March 2014

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Sunday, March 16, 2014, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone


We have a great meeting lined up for you on Tuesday.


1. Explore Black and White Photography

  
Talk - We continue with our journey into shooting for Black and White. Andrew Roos, an HCC member who is passionate about B&W, speaks to us about this dramatic and effective genre of photography, and his i...


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Hillcrest Camera Club - Photo Sharing - Tuesday 18 Feb 2014

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, February 17, 2014, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone
 

Time to share our photos for the month. For the new members, please read below for information on how to submit your photos. If you run into difficulties, email Vanessa or Andre for help.
 

1. Photo Sharing

Here is what you need to submit:
1. Open
2.Outing
3. Creativity - If possible, please submit 'Before' and 'After' photos of your creative submission. This will help illustrate what editing or processing you have done.
4. Troubleshootin...


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Hillcrest Camera Club - Meeting - 4th Feb 2014

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, February 17, 2014, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone


We have a great meeting lined up for you on Tuesday.


1. Talk on  Improving your photography

 

  • Want to learn how to analyse your photos?

  • Want to improve your photography?

  • We will be providing GUIDELINES on how to achieve better results from your photography.

For all of us, the journey of learning and improving our photography is an exciting process, but can be daunting. At this meeting, we will show you some GUIDELINES on ...


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Hillcrest Camera Club - Guest Speaker - Willem Oets - Tues 5th Nov 2013

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Friday, November 8, 2013, In : Meetings 

Hillcrest Camera Club - Guest Speaker - Willem Oets - Tues 5th Nov 2013


Hi everyone

We have an awesome speaker for our last month of meetings!

1. Speaker - Willem Oets

 



We are very excited to have Willem Oets come and speak for us. He is a talented and creative photographer, one of Durban's best. He is coming to share his photographic journey and passion with us, from landscape photography to his new venture,...


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Hillcrest Camera Club - URGENT - Workshop Cancelled - 1 Oct 2013

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, October 21, 2013, In : Meetings 

Hillcrest Camera Club - URGENT - Workshop Cancelled - 1 Oct 2013

Hi all

1. Workshop Cancelled

Due to extreme wind conditions on the beach, we have decided to cancel tonight's workshop. We are postponing to Monday 7th Oct, which is when the wind is expected to calm down.

For safety reasons, we cannot risk having the sparks from the burning steel wool being blown out of control. We also cannot risk damaging Ushaka, or worse, ourselves or our e...


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Hillcrest Camera Club - Meeting - Tuesday 3 Sept 2013

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Friday, September 6, 2013, In : Meetings 


Hi everyone

A few weeks ago we asked you to put forward your requests for info or subjects that you wished to be discussed.  We are attempting to address all the requests, starting with a practical workshop this Tuesday.
Bring your cameras and tripods! 

 

1. "What's Your Passion?"
A Photography and Photoshop Workshop - with Demos and Practicals 

 

A dynamic workshop presentation, given by members of Hillcrest Camera Club,...


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Hillcrest Camera Club - Meeting - Tuesday 06 August 2013

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Friday, September 6, 2013, In : Meetings 


Hi everyone

Apologies for the late email! We had last minute admin hiccups affecting the promptness of this notice going out.

We have a colourful month ahead of us! Terry Haywood is our speaker, and he promises to be an entertaining and colourful speaker. The set subject is colour in photography.

 

1. Speaker:  Terry Haywood



Terry Haywood is a seasoned press photographer who has been shooting for over 35 years. He ...


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Hillcrest Camera Club - Meeting - Tuesday 2 July 2013

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Friday, September 6, 2013, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone

1. Speaker: Gary Jones - Wildlife Photographer



Gary Jones is our speaker for July.  He is a Durban photographer. He does wild life, avian, landscape, in fact all kinds of photography.  You can view his photos on Facebook, on garyj photography, or his web page is
www.garyjphotography.co.za.
 
At present he is focusing on Bird photography. He will talk on this, as well as how he won the Canon Road show contest ...


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Hillcrest Camera Club - Photo Sharing - Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Friday, September 6, 2013, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone


1. Photo Sharing

Here is what you need to submit:
1. Open
2. Outing (Baynesfield Weekend Away)
       - Your Best Photo (one only, for comment)
       - Slideshow of the rest of the weekend (10 photos, to be shown during the break)
3. Set Subject (Fast Food - a creative interpretation)
4. Creativity
5. Troubleshooting

How to submit your photos:


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Hillcrest Camera Club - Meeting - 04 June 2013

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Sunday, June 2, 2013, In : Meetings 

  Hi everyone


1. Speaker: Liz Cartwright - Glaciers, Garlic and Gasping



It is a great privilege for us to announce that one of our members, Liz Cartwright, will talk to us on Tuesday. She was part of a group that undertook an epic journey to Everest Base Camp and managed to capture some great images along the way. She has published a book documenting their journey.

So come along and experience the journey with her!


 

2. Set Subject: Fast ...


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Hillcrest Camera Club - Photo Sharing - Tues 16 April 2013

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, April 15, 2013, In : Meetings 


Hi everyone

It is time for our photo sharing evening for April. We have the well renowned Brett Florens coming to critique and comment on our photos, specifically on our set subject photos - Portraits by natural light. We are very excited about this!

 

1. Photo Sharing


Put forward your BEST portrait shot.
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Hillcrest Camera Club - Photo Sharing - Tues 19 March 2013

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, In : Meetings 



Hillcrest Camera Club - Photo Sharing - Tues 19 March 2013

Hi everyone

It is time for our photo sharing evening again and it is going to be an interesting one.


1. Photo Sharing


We are introducing a new section to submit photos for called Creativity. Vanessa did a great introduction to what this section is all about, but here is a quick recap. In our current sections we allow for minor adjustments to be made to your photos, but digital photography allows us to take our crea...


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Hillcrest Camera Club - Meeting - Tues 05 March 2013

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, March 4, 2013, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone

1. Speaker: Kierran Allen





Kierran Allen is young and dynamic professional photographer who has achieved a lot in a short space of time. He photographs everything from landscapes, to models, to events, to wildlife and weddings and he creates beautiful work from all of them.

Come along and experience his passion for photography.



2. Set Subject: Motion


Motion is a fun subject for this month and we are sure you will agree when you start playing around with ideas. Motion impli...


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Hillcrest Camera Club - Photo Submissions - Tues 19 February 2013

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, February 18, 2013, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone

1. Photo Sharing

This month's set subject has been challenging! We hope that you have all used the notes provided to follow how to do triptychs?  C
lick here to see the notes.

Carl Smorenberg was our speaker this month and he has kindly agreed to comment on our photos. He is one of the best people to comment on our Set Subject so get your photos in now!!!

  

Here is what you need to submit:
1. Open
2. Outing (Embassy Building)
3. Set Subject (Triptych - Land-/Seascape or Sunris...


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Notice for Club Meeting - Tuesday, 05 February 2013

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone

We would like to thank everyone that submitted photos at the last meeting. It is great to see everyone participating and getting excited about their photography. Let's keep up the momentum and make the club evenings great!


1. Speaker - Carl Smorenberg

Carl Smorenburg is a landscape photographer based in ...


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Hillcrest Camera Club - First Meeting of 2013 - Tues 22 Jan 2013

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, January 21, 2013, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone

Welcome back to an exciting 2013! We have some challenging Set Subjects and Outings ahead of us and we are going to continue our Beginner's Outing to help all of the newcomers to the club. We can't wait to get started!

1. Photo Sharing

Your Holiday Photos - We hope that everyone had a brilliant festive seas...


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HCC Year End Party 2012 - Photos

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Friday, January 4, 2013, In : Meetings 


Hillcrest Camera Club Year End Party 2012.



The Festive Food Tables.

 
Viewing and Judging of the photo boards!

 
Gordon counts the votes, with a little help from Pierre.

 
Winning Board - John Thackeray                                    Winning Photo - John Thackeray

 
John accepts his prizes from Gwynne

 
Marlies took the 'dress up' theme to heart!

See you all in 2013!



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Hillcrest Camera Club - Final Meeting & Christmas Party - Tues 4th Dec 2012

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Friday, January 4, 2013, In : Meetings 

Hillcrest Camera Club - Final Meeting & Christmas Party - Tues 4th Dec 2012

Hi all,

It is time for the last Camera Club meeting of 2012. Join us for an evening of Photo Sharing and Festivities, as we kick off the start of the Christmas break.
 

1. Christmas Party :
The HCC Christmas Party will be held at the Club venue on Tuesday 4 December 2012 at 7pm.
It’s a ‘bring and share’, so please bring a plate of eats, either savoury or sweet.
Dress up for the occas...


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Notice for Club Meeting - Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Sunday, October 14, 2012, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone


We hope everyone that attended the World Wide Photowalk on Saturday had a great time! We can't wait to see your pictures next month.

We are almost at the end of the year and everyone should start thinking what the club can do during 2013. Start making your list for Outings, Set Subjects, Speakers and any Festivals that that should make for a photographic extravaganza.


1. Photo Sharing

Here is what you need to submit:
1. Open
2. Outing (People Mover Busses) - See below for mo...


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Notice for Club Meeting - Tuesday, 02 October 2012

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, October 1, 2012, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone



1. Speaker: Brett Florence - Shooting with purpose and intent



It’s a great privilege to announce that we will have world renowned Wedding Photographer Brett Florens as our speaker for October 2012!

Brett is internationally recognized by Nikon as one of the world's most influential photographers. A self-taught photographer Brett’s images have appeared in many international magazines over the years.  He has been involved in the wedding photography industry for over 10 y...


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Notice for Club Meeting - Tuesday, 04 September 2012

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone

1. Speakers: Harry Lock, and Club Members

Our intended guest speaker is unable to make this month’s meeting, so a few Club members will be sharing their DIY equipment tips in a ‘Show and Tell’ themed evening.
 
If you have a piece of re-purposed equipment or have adapted something non-photographic for photography we would love to hear about it. For instance: Learn how club member Filip Kormuth adapted and inverted lenses to create macro lenses.  Marlies Craig...


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Notice for Meeting - Tuesday 4 September 2012

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone

1. Speakers: Harry Lock, and Club Members

Our intended guest speaker is unable to make this month’s meeting, so a few Club members will be sharing their DIY equipment tips in a ‘Show and Tell’ themed evening.
 
If you have a piece of re-purposed equipment or have adapted something non-photographic f...


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Notice for Club Meeting - Tuesday 21 August 2012

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, August 20, 2012, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone

It is the second Tuesday of the month and we are eagerly awaiting your photo submissions. Please remember to email them early so that we do not delay the start of the meeting with submissions on memory sticks.

One of our club members has lost their manual for a Canon EOS 550D. If anyone has a spare manual or on...


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Notice for Club Meeting - Tuesday 07 August 2012

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Thursday, August 16, 2012, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone

1. Speaker: Lanel Janse van Vuuren - Conceptual Portrait Photography

It is a great privilege to announce that we will have Lanel Janse van Vuuren as our speaker. She is a young and dynamic photographer that will inspire you to take your photography to greater heights.

She is a lecturer in Photography at th...


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Notice for Club Meeting - Tuesday 17 July 2012

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, July 16, 2012, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone

It is time to share our photos again. Please email your photos early and only bring them to the club on a memory stick if you are really unable to email them. The large amount of submissions before the meeting is delaying the start of the meetings. Also use the naming convention as stated below to make it easier t...


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Notice for Club Meeting - Tuesday 03 July 2012

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, July 2, 2012, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone

We have a workshop lined up for Tuesday and this is one that you can't afford to miss!!



1. Workshop: Fire Dancer

On Tuesday evening we will have another workshop evening and you will have the opportunity to photograph a fire-dancer. Please bring your camera, tripod, tele-lens (if you have one), and your...


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Notice for Club Meeting - Tuesday 19 June 2012

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, June 18, 2012, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone

We hope that everyone is out and about taking advantage of the cool weather and winter sun to shoot outdoors. This is a great time of the year for photography, because you don't have to worry about the boiling summer heat and harsh sun.

Share your photos with us and learn from everyone else. Also read on for a...


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Notice for Club Meeting - Tuesday 05 June 2012

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Friday, June 8, 2012, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone

We hope you all enjoyed the Comrades Marathon on 2nd June. The photo above of the fast moving feet was taken by Vanessa Cracknell. 

We are half way through the year and we hope that everybody has enjoyed their time at the club and also their photography. We will do our best to make the second part of the year j...


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Notice for Club Meeting - Tuesday 22 May 2012

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Sunday, May 20, 2012, In : Meetings 

We have our photo sharing session coming up and we can't wait to see your photos so start submitting! We also want the members that attended the Beginner's Outing to submit their photos from the outing to see what you have learned.

Read on for more info.

1. Photo Sharing


Please ensure that you change the filenames of your photos as specified below. It will prevent them from being placed in the wrong categories.

Here is what you need to submit:
1. Open
2.
Outing (Haunted H...


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Hillcrest Camera Club - Change of Meeting Dates

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Saturday, April 28, 2012, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone

Please note that our meeting dates for May have been changed. This is due to the public holiday on Tuesday and other unforeseen circumstance. The meetings will be held as follows:

First meeting: 08 May 2012
Second Meeting: 22 May 2012

We apologise for any inconvenience and hope to see you all on the 8th.

 



See you at 7PM, Tuesday 08 May 2012!



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Notice for Club Meeting - Tuesday 17 April 2012

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, April 16, 2012, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone


It is the best time of the month where we all get a chance to share our love of photography with like-minded friends. Submit your photos now and get a chance to hear what others think about them.

Please note that we made a mistake with regards to the outing date. Please read on for more details.


1. Photo Sharing

Here is what you need to submit:
1. Open
2. Troubleshooting
3. Outing (Wilson's Wharf)
4. Set Subject (Eyelashes and Facial Features)


Please submit your photos by email...


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Meeting Tuesday 03 April 2012

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Sunday, April 1, 2012, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone


1. Tuesday 3 April 2012 - Workshop: Still Life Photography and Lighting

Harry Lock is going to host a workshop and will be teaching us about different lighting setups when shooting Still Life photos. You will also see how different focal lengths and apertures affect your photos. This is a practical workshop, where you will get to shoot. Bring your camera with a fully charged battery, long and short lenses and a tripod, and try out Still Life Photography for yourself.




2. S...


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Meeting Tuesday 20 March 2012

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, March 19, 2012, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone


It is time to show everyone what you have been up to so submit your photos now! New members can find out what everyone else thinks of their work and learn from their comments. And for the old members, submit your photos, because others can learn from you, and there is always something new for you to learn.

1. Photo Sharing

Here is what you need to submit:
1. Open
2. Troubleshooting
3. Outing (Dusi Canoe Race)
4. Set Subject (Ground Level Photography)


Please submit your photos ...


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Meeting Tuesday 06 March 2012

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, March 5, 2012, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone


We would like to thank everybody that helped out at the Club's exhibition on Saturday. It was a great success and we expect to have quite a few new faces at the next couple of meetings. We also want to thank everyone that submitted photos. They were fantastic and we had many compliments from people that came to have a look.
    

Tuesday's meeting is going to be great and everybody has to attend. We are going to have two speakers that will give you the tools to tackle your...


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Meeting Tuesday 21 February 2012

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, February 20, 2012, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone


Our Photo Sharing evening is around the corner and you only have a few days to get everything ready for the meeting. This month the outing submissions will not be digital, but in print form. Read on for more details...

1. Photo Sharing

Our outing in January was a great success and we can't wait to see your photos. Your task was to photograph 8 subjects, print ONE jumbo sized photo for each subject, mount them on a board, title each photo and state the topic. There will be...


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Meeting Tuesday 07 February 2012

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Sunday, February 5, 2012, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone

We will have our first speaker for 2012 coming and showing us the ins and outs about Bird Photography and we can't wait to learn from him. This type of photography is difficult, but the rewards are great when you get it right. It will also help you in other fields of photography so you can't afford to miss this talk.

There are also lots to get through so read on for all of the details...


1. Harry Gazendam: Bird Photography



Harry is a wildlife photographer based in Pretoria...


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Notice for Club Meeting - Tuesday 17 January 2012

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, January 16, 2012, In : Meetings 

Notice for Club Meeting - Tuesday 17 January 2012

Hi everyone

The holiday season is over and everyone is back at work. We hope you had a fantastic time and that you are ready for a great year of photography. Our meeting on Tuesday will be a Photo Sharing evening and we want you to bring us the best photo that you have taken during the holidays. Check the Photo Sharing section for more details.

We had our Planning Meeting last week where the Set Subjects and Outings were decided...


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Notice for Club Meeting - Tuesday 06 December 2011

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Sunday, December 4, 2011, In : Meetings 

It is the last meeting of the year and we will be having our Photo Sharing evening as well as the Christmas Party. Join us for a fun evening. Please bring eats for the "Bring and Share".

1. Canon SA Expo and Photo Competition
We are very proud to announce that two of our members have made it into the finals of the Canon Photo Competition! Well done Marlies and Heinz! The winning photos of each catergory are to be decided by our votes.  Please vote for Marl...


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Notice for Club Meeting - Tuesday 15 November 2011

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Sunday, November 13, 2011, In : Meetings 

This Tuesday, 15th November, is our Photo Sharing evening and we cannot wait to see what you have been up to during the month. So don't delay and submit your photos now!

1. Photo Sharing

These are the categories to submit photos for:
1. Open
2. October Outing (Makaranga Garden Lodge)
3. Troubleshooting
4. Set Subject (Pattern)

Troubleshooting - This is a new catergory. Are you having trouble with taking a particular type of photo? Have you envisioned taking that perfect sh...


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Notice for Club Meeting Tuesday 8 November 2011

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Sunday, November 6, 2011, In : Meetings 

Hi everyone

It was very unfortunate that our Tuesday meeting had to be cancelled due to the Hillcrest power outage. We are happy to report that the power is back on, and we are having our meeting this coming Tuesday. Harry is away and will not be able to give his talk, but our chairman, Gordon Battersby, and a few other members have agreed to stand in. We hope to see everyone at the meeting.

1. Speaker - Gordon Battersby - Depth of Field and Gordon's trip to Rwanda

Depth of Field
Dept...


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Notice for Club Meeting - Tuesday 18 October 2011

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, October 17, 2011, In : Meetings 

Tuesday, 18th October is our second meeting so get your photos ready and submit them! Please take note that we have included a new section for your photo submission called "Troubleshooting".  Read on for further details...

1. Photo Sharing

We have included a new section called "Troubleshooting" in which you may submit one extra photo. This section will be for serious critiquing, or if you want to receive advice on a photo that you are struggling with. Use this secti...


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Notice for Club Meeting - Tuesday 04 October 2011

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, October 3, 2011, In : Meetings 


1. Speaker - John Lewis

It is our pleasure to announce that John Lewis will be speaking on Tuesday. He is a top equestrian photographer and  photographs for the Greyville Race Course. He also photographs for stud farms and his photos are published in Parade Magazine.

Equestrian photography is a very strict discipline where horses must be posed and photographed in a specific way. John knows the ins and outs of the racehorse industry and what is needed to create the perfect photo. Come along and ...


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Notice for Club Meeting - Tuesday 20 September 2011

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, September 19, 2011, In : Meetings 

Hi All

It is time for our Photo Sharing evening and we can't wait to see what everyone has been up to. So, get your photos ready and submit them!!


1. Photo Sharing

These are the categories to submit photos for:
1. Open
2. August Outing (Tala Game Reserve)
3. Set Subject (Self Portrait)
Please submit your photos by email to: hillcrestcameraclub@gmail.com, or bring 8x10 prints.
Email submission closes 8pm on Monday, 19 September, 2011.
You can submit photos for either/or the Set Subject...


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Notice for Club Meeting - Tuesday 06 September 2011

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, September 5, 2011, In : Meetings 

1. Speaker - Harry Lock

We are happy to announce that one of our own club members will be giving us a talk on Tuesday.

Harry Lock is one of our founding members and an exceptional photographer. When he is not photographing towns in the Karoo, Harry follows his other passion, photographing musicians. He will be explaining how he works and will be sharing some techniques and tricks when photographing musicians as they perform.

Come along and learn from one of our best.


  

2. Set Sub...


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Notice for Club Meeting - Tuesday 16 August 2011

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, August 15, 2011, In : Meetings 

Notice for Club Meeting - Tuesday 16 August 2011

Hi All

We have a bumper notice for you with lots of interesting things happening so read on to find out more.

1. Photo Sharing

We have been receiving a fantastic number of entries, so please keep up the good work and keep on submitting your photos.

These are the categories to submit photos for:
1. Open
2. July Outing (Creighton Aloe Train Trip and Rocky Bay)
3. Set Subject (Against the Light - Backlighting)


Please submit your photos by ...


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August Meeting 2011

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, August 1, 2011, In : Meetings 

1. Speakers 

This month we have arranged for two speakers to come and talk at the meeting.

Carl Smorenburg
Carl Smorenburg is a landscape photographer based in Kloof and he has been capturing spectacular images for the last five years. By combining good photography with the different tools available in Photoshop, he has taken his images to new heights. He will showcase some of his work and has kindly agreed ...


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Notice for Club Meeting - Tuesday 19 July 2011

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Friday, July 15, 2011, In : Meetings 

1. Meet and Greet

Its time to 'Meet and Greet', and get to know each other! We have had nearly thirty new members join the club since January, and we thought it would be a good idea for the new and old members to get aquainted. Come and share members' photos, and make some new friends.

Instead of the usual 15 minute tea break, we are going to have a bring and share session, where we can mingle and chat. Please bring a plate of snacks, ei...


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REMINDER! CAMERA CLEANING.

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, July 4, 2011, In : Meetings 
Hillcrest Camera Club

REMINDER! CAMERA CLEANING.

Hylton Spencer will be...

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Notice for Club Meeting - Tuesday 05 July 2011

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Sunday, July 3, 2011, In : Meetings 

1. Speakers
Donald Davies of the Durban Art Deco Society

Donald Davies of the Durban Art Deco Society will be speaking at the club, telling us about a proposed book to be published on the Art Deco Buildings in the city. The society is calling for photographers who might be interested in the project to provide photographs for inclusion in the book.
 

Help Portrait
If you could give back, instead of just taking a photo, what would you do?
Jonty Peters from Help Portrait will be speaking about his p...


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Notice for Club Meeting - Tuesday 05 April 2011

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Thursday, April 7, 2011, In : Meetings 

Hillcrest Camera Club

1. Painting with Light Workshop
 

On Tuesday night Harry will be hosting our first workshop evening. He will be showing us a technique called 'Painting with Light'. This is a technique which uses an open shutter and a continuous light source to achieve an exposure. It can be used to photograph stationary objects, from small items in a table-top set up, to buildings or other large structures.
 
There will be a short explanation of the technique, and then the fun will start ...


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Notice for meeting - 01 February 2011

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Friday, February 25, 2011, In : Meetings 

Hillcrest Camera Club - Notice for meeting - 01 February 2011

Hi everyone 


We hope your year has had a great start and that you are feeling inspired and creative. We can't wait to see some more great photography that we can share with everyone at the meetings. Let's see what is coming up in February.

1. Speaker

Our speaker for February is our very own Allan Jackson, who is one of the founding members. He is leaving our shores and will be emigrating to Australia, so this will be the last time he w...


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Wecome 2011! Meeting Notice - Tues 18th Janaury 2011

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Friday, February 25, 2011, In : Meetings 

Hillcrest Camera Club

Welcome back everyone! We will be holding the first meeting for the year this Tuesday 18th January.
Hope to see you all there!


1. Membership Fees  
Membership fees are due NOW, January 2011. We encourage you to make prompt payment as this will assist the club with paying hall hire fees and other annual expenses. Thank you to those who have already made payment!

Membership fees 2011 :
Single membership - R200
Family Membership - R300

* Please pay by EFT only. Please avoid mak...


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Hillcrest Camera Club - Notice for meeting - 2 November 2010

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Sunday, October 31, 2010, In : Meetings 
 
 

Hi All

This is going to be a bumper month for the club with two meetings, the outing, the Christmas Party and the exhibition. We still need your assistance with bookings for the Christmas Party and mounted prints for the exhibition, so please read on.

1. Speaker

The speaker for November is the accomplished photographer Shane Doyle...


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October meeting - Tues 5 Oct 2010

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, In : Meetings 

October Meeting - Tuesday, 5th October 2010 at 7pm

Hi All

1. Speaker

On Tuesday, we have a very interesting speaker lined up, Rogan Ward.

Rogan is a freelance photographer based in Durban. While his work covers all genres of photography, his passion is social documentary photography. Doing this work he often finds himself in challenging, if not interesting situations and places. On Tuesday he will be sharing some of his experiences and explain how he approaches and interacts with the people...


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September Meeting - 7th Sept 2010

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, September 6, 2010, In : Meetings 
 
Hillcrest Camera Club

September Meeting - Tuesday, 7th September 2010

Hi All

It's time again for the first meeting of the month. From this month we are also implementing the change of the meeting's format that you have voted for. Read on for more details.

On Tuesday, we have Roger de la Harpe speaking for us.

Information from his website : "From their base in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, freelance photographers and writers, Roger and Pat de la Harpe, have over the years ma...


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August Meeting - 3 Aug 2010

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, August 2, 2010, In : Meetings 

Hi All

We have a fantastic speaker lined up for this month's meeting! There will be an announcement about the format change of the club meetings, as well as details given about the new website. The new committee will be introduced to us all. Be sure to be at the meeting!


Speaker - SEAN LAURENZ
 

         

Sean, based in Durban, is one of South Africa's foremost fashion and beauty photographers. His client list boasts some of the biggest names in the fashion business.  He will be showing a ...


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2nd Meeting 20 July, and Summerveld

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Sunday, July 18, 2010, In : Meetings 
Two things:
1) A reminder about our outing to Summerveld on 17 July 2010. We will meet at the car park any time from 5h30am-6h00am and will have breakfast at the nearby club when we've had enough photography. Directions to get there are as follows:
Drive out of Hillcrest along Kassier Road, cross the N3, and pass the t/o to Shongweni Dam. Take the Summerveld t/o and go up the road a bit. You’ll go through a set of gates and, soon after that, you’ll see a not-very-obvious turn off to...

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