Hillcrest Camera Club - Photo Sharing - 17 April 2018

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Under: Speaker

Hi everyone

Please join us for photo sharing for April.  The Set Subject theme is "Diptych", which we hope you have had  fun trying out!

With the two images combined, you might end up with larger file sizes.  The maximum size is 15MB.
If you were unsuccessful in combining the two images, come early to the meeting on Tuesday, and we will do it for you. 

1. Photo Sharing - Tues 17th April 2018

Please submit your photos by email to: hillcrestcameraclub@gmail.com.

Email submission closes MIDNIGHT Monday 16th April 2018.

  • You can submit four photos. Categories: Set Subject, Open, Creative and Troubleshooting, outing pics (Monteseel).
  • Size - Minimum of 1920 x1080 pixels, or bigger. Try make the image be larger than 1MB.
  • Format - Jpeg
  • File names - the file name of each photo must follow this format: 
  • Your Name & Surname - Category -Title of Photo.
  • In addition, please state your camera settings - Aperture, Shutter Speed, Exposure Compensation, ISO, focal length in the title.
  • e.g.  Bob Smith - Outing - Mushroom - f2.8, 160th of a sec, ISO100, focal length 50mm.
  • You can write all of this in the file title, it allows for a long title!!!
  •  Please make the subject line of email submissions "April 2018 photo submissions".
  • Please EMAIL your photos.  Only submit your photos on memory stick as a last resort. Please honour the deadline time. 

2. Programs to Use for Combining Two Images

Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6WSM-126js

Tutorials on how to combine images: 

If you were unsuccessful in combining the two images, come early to the meeting on Tuesday, and we will do it for you. 


3. Outing - Fire Dancer 


When: Sat 21st April 2018
Time: 430pm - 730pm
Where: Moyo Pier Beach, right of the pier, facing the sea.
Cost: R30
Tripods essential, plus remote shutter release cables. 

Dylan, our "model" is both a dancer, as well as a fire dancer. He will be performing for us in the twilight hour, where we will get to shoot him dancing, twirling and leaping on the sand. Once the sun has gone down, and it is dark enough, he will be fire dancing. You will thus be able to shoot two types of scenes, with different settings. 


4. Safety and Security

Last weekend there was an incident at Marianhill Monastery where a group of photographers on a workshop were held up and robbed of their equipment. There was some trauma endured by the photographers, with some loosing family heirloom jewellery. This incident was shocking, made more so as it happened while people were attending church. 

Having said this, we have to be realistic about living in South Africa. We are always at risk of having our  equipment stolen. Although feeling fear and being scared is a valid emotion to feel, it shouldn't be enough to prevent us from shooting and going on outings. 

Take precautions: 

1. Keep  your equipment and property insured, and covered for loss. This will mean that you will not "fight" to protect your property, but will be OK with handing it over. 
2. Do not wear family heirloom jewellery or clothing that would put you at risk.
3. Keep your cellphone on your body (tucked in a bra, or shirt). Perhaps install a panic button or speed dial, that will allow to call for help quickly. 
4. Don't stray from the group. Safety in numbers. 


See at the photo sharing meeting, Tues 17th April 2018.

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