Hillcrest Camera Club - Photo Sharing - Tuesday 16 July 2013

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Friday, September 6, 2013 Under: Photo Sharing

Hi everyone

1. Photo Sharing

Please note - if possible, please submit 'Before' and 'After' photos of your creative submission. This will help illustrate what editing or processing you have done.

Here is what you need to submit:
1. Open
2. Outing (Tala Game Reserve)
3. Set Subject (Complimentary Colours)
4. Creativity
5. Troubleshooting

How to submit your photos:

  • Please submit your photos by email to: mailto:hillcrestcameraclub@gmail.com?subject=Aug%20photo%20submissions, or bring 8x10 prints.
  • Email submission closes 12pm (midday) Tues 20 Aug 2013.
  • You can submit four photos for either/or Set Subject, Outing, Open or Creativity categories. You may submit only ONE for Set Subject. You may submit one extra in Troubleshooting if you need some help from the club.
  • Size - Minimum of 1024 x 768 pixels, and not more than 600KB per photo. Please do not exceed this size limit!!!!
  • Format - Jpeg or Tiff
  • File names - the file name of each photo must follow this format: Category - Your Name & Surname - Title of Photo. In addition, please state your camera settings - Aperture, Shutter Speed, Exposure Compensation, ISO, in the title. For the Creative Category, please state what edits you did, eg. Photoshop Elements 10, Vignetting, added Overlay, saturated colour.
  • e.g. Outing - Blaine Ellis - Where Light Dwells - f11, 15sec, -1EV, ISO100.
  •  You can write all of this in the file title, it allows for a long title!!
  • Please make the subject line of email submissions "Aug photo submissions".

Please note: If your photo is incorrectly labelled, or named, and 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 on a virus free memory stick. However, please be considerate and come early, by 6.30pm. Out of consideration to those who have submitted timely, we will no longer be accepting submissions after 7PM, once the meeting begins.

2. Outing: Rocky Bay  Sun 25 Aug 2013

We are going to Rocky Bay on Sunday and it promises to be a spectacular day.

What Rocky Bay has to offer:

  • The low tide will expose all of the rocks and rock pools in front and to the right of the parking area. They can be used as foreground interest and also to reflect the sunrise.
  • To the left is a pier that overlooks the sea where fishermen stand and fish. You can create beautiful silhouettes with the rising sun as backlight.
  • The boats also launch next to the pier. You can capture movement and the interactions between people.
  • Further left is the river mouth that creates a beautiful lagoon. You can get great reflections in the still water.
  • The train bridge has beautiful arches and is built over the lagoon. You can even go onto the bridge to photograph the trains going over. Just exercise caution when you are next to the tracks.

What to bring:

  • Tripod, fully charged batteries and empty memory cards.
  • It will be dark so remember to bring a torch.
  • A cloth to clean the sea spray from your lens. Clean it regularly!!
  • A plastic bag to cover your camera if it starts to rain.
  • It looks like it will be a cold morning so warm clothes are a must.
  • Coffee and rusks will keep the morning chill at bay!


We will have a breakfast picnic in Scottburgh after the shoot. Bring a picnic breakfast, or a skottle, for the breakfast. We will picnic on the grass banks

Date: Sunday, 25 Aug 2013
Time: 5:30am
Place: Meet on the right hand side of the parking. Will make it easier to find each other in the dark.
Directions: Get onto the N2 South towards Port Shepstone. Take Exit 104 - R612 Umzinto North/Park Rynie. At the Stop sign turn left onto the R612 and drive towards the sea. At the robots turn right on to the R102 Pennington and drive for 1.8km. Follow the signs to the Rocky Bay Beach Front. The distance from Hillcrest is about 88km and it will take about 1 hour to get there.


3. UCI Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships - 26 Aug - 1 Sept

This is the first time that the World Championships will be held in Pmb. The action should be incredible to capture, as mountain biking is one of the most extreme sports requiring agility and speed. Well worth going to support, and to take action photos.



4. National Geographic Wildlife Exhibition at Ushaka

This internationally renowned exhibition will take place at Durban’s uShaka Marine World from the 25th of July to the 30th of September this year. The Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition features one hundred of the world’s most amazing wildlife photographs taken by seventy-seven top international photographers.

You can go in as an “After Dark” special PROVIDING there is no evening function. Please check first by phoning 031 328 8000. Cost -R50.00 person, times 16.30 – 20.00 daily.




5. Scott Kelby World Wide Walk - Sat 5 Oct

For the first time, the World Wide Walk is being held in the city centre. Photograph the vibey street scenes, the street and flea market sellers. Capture the contrast between old Victorian architecture, and current glass and steel Durban architecture. Share this international photographic experience with 50 other Durban photogs!


Register here :

See you on Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 at 7pm!




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