Hillcrest Camera Club - Notice for meeting - 2 November 2010

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Sunday, October 31, 2010 Under: 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. He has worked around the world in Africa, the West coast of the U.S.A., the Canadian Rockies, Dubai as well as Slovakia and Malaysia. He has also established himself in a variety of genres such as wildlife, commercial, sports and weddings.

"Shane's travels have followed his heart and his photography merely serves as an outlet for his expression. To visualise is merely an attitude toward photography, hence Shane's work is a total freedom of expression and is no way restricted by others ideas of the art." Please view the rest of his profile at http://www.shanedoyle.com/

2. Outing - 13 November 2010

We are planning a late afternoon/evening shoot at the Umhlanga Pier and Lighthouse, if the weather permits. The aim is to photograph the pier's lights reflecting on the water and a beautiful sky as the sun sets. Once the light fades we will be a able to use longer exposures to get the milky effect on the water. The lighthouse will be a similar shot and with a smaller aperture of about F16 you will be able get the star effect on the lights. We are going to finalise the details and will let everyone know in the next notice.

3. Second Monthly Meeting - Tuesday, 16 November 2010
* Deadline for EMAIL submissions - THIS Sunday 14 NOVEMBER 2010*

The second meeting is our "Show and Tell" evening, where everyone can submit their photos to share, and to be commented on.

There are three categories to submit photos for:

  1. Set Subject - 'How Green Was My Valley?'
  2. Outing (November  outing - Umhlanga Pier and Lighthouse)
  3. Open
You can bring three photos. It's best to bring one photo per subject, but you are allowed to bring more than one per subject. Please don't bring more than three in total.

* New Photo Submission Method - Email *

Due to the high number of digital submissions at the previous meetings, we've decided that all digital submissions have to be emailed before the meeting. This will give Andre the chance to download and sort them into categories before the meeting.

1. Photos can be emailed to
2. Deadline is 8PM on the Sunday before the Tuesday meeting. (ie. 8 PM on 14 November 2010)
3. Size - Maximum of 1024 x 768 pixels, and not more than 600KB per photo.
4. Format - Jpeg or Tiff
5. Labeling - each photo must be labeled correctly.  ie - Category - Your Name & Surname - Title of Photo
    eg. Set Subject - Allan Jackson - Traffic in Durban. 
6. Please make the subject line of the email "October photo submissions for 2nd meeting". This will make it easier for Andre to identify the emails and ensure that your photos will be added. 
Please note: If your photo is incorrectly labeled, or there is no subject line for the email, or it is sent after the deadline it will not be shown.

If you miss the deadline for emailing, you can submit photos at the meeting. However, please be considerate and come early. From October, out of consideration to those who have submitted timeously, we will no longer be accepting submissions after 7PM, once the meeting begins.

You can also submit prints -  size 8"x10" or larger at the meeting. 

4.  Set Subject for November

"How Green Was My Valley?" - Life is hard in a Welsh mining town and no less so for the Morgan family. Seen through the eyes of the family's youngest, Huw, we learn of the family's trials and tribulations. Family patriarch Gwyllim and his older sons work in the mines, dangerous and unhealthy as it is. Gwyllim has greater hopes for younger son how to honor his hard working parents. Huw who has his own ideas on how to honor his father. Daughter Angharad is the most beautiful girl in the valley and is very much in love with Mr. Gruffydd who isn't sure he can provide her the life she deserves. Times are hard and good men find themselves out of work and exploited by unseen mine owners.

Photo inspiration - Think carefully about the subject matter. It's about family, hard work and even a harder life. It can be of people working in a green valley or an impoverished family that finds happiness in the small things in life which we take for granted. Think of the trials and tribulations within your own family and try to depict them in a single photo. A photograph can tell a story. Show us yours.

5. Hillcrest Camera Club Christmas Party


Please make payment as soon as possible, as the payment deadline is Monday, 8PM,  1 November 2010.
Note - EFT or bank deposit payments only - use your name as reference.

We need volunteers to organise the Christmas party. Please speak to the committee members if you would like to volunteer to help.

6. Year End Club Photo Exhibition 
27th and 28th of November
Christian's Shopping Centre 
Please bring mounted prints to the meeting. Hand to Gwynne and Allan Gosher.
The cut-off for submissions is Tuesday 16th November. 

If you need mounts for your photos, please contact Harry Lock on 082 576 0199. He has some 20x30 mounts available for R20 each and will make either black or white mounts for different size photos. Please contact Harry timeously, because if he needs to make more he will need some time to get materials and make the new mounts.

If you have any suggestions for the meetings, speakers or outings then please drop us an email at hillcrestcameraclub@gmail.com.



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