Hillcrest Camera Club - SPECIAL WORKSHOP - Tuesday 1 Oct 2013

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, October 21, 2013 Under: Workshops

Hillcrest Camera Club - SPECIAL WORKSHOP - Tuesday 1 October 2013

  Hi everyone

We have a jammed packed October, full of workshops, walks and exhibitions!


1. Sparks and Flames Workshop

There is a special workshop this month, instead of the usual speaker meeting. Chas Venter and Ben Myburgh from Westville Camera Club are going to be showing us how to spin 'spark orbs', hence the 'Sparks'. We will also be having a fire dancer performing for us, hence the 'Flames'.

Not many of us have access to spinning spark orbs, or fire dancers, so we thought this would be an opportunity to shoot, and be creative! Chas and Ben are masters at spinning orbs, as witnessed a few months ago at the Orb and Painting with Light workshop.

The safest place to shoot the spark orbs is on the beach. We will be shooting at the Ushaka/Moyo beach, on Tuesday 1st October. Meet at 6.30pm to get set up and ready to start shooting at 7pm.

The fire dancer will perform for us first, then we will move onto the spark orbs!

Safety Instructions:
The steel wool used causes sparks to fly, and depending on the wind, they may travel far.
1. Stand well away from the spark area. The steel wool used tends to shoot out, and will burn through skin or your camera. Do not get too close.
2. Wear appropriate clothing - preferable jeans, takkies, jackets and caps.
3. Be prepared to use the sand or sea water to put out any burning embers of steel wool.


Date: Tuesday 1st October 2013
Time: 6.30pm for 7.00pm - approx. 9pm.
Where: Meet on the beach, at Moyo Pier.
Parking: Either in the Ushaka parking (+- R15 or R20), or north of the Water Park, in the public beach parking (free).

Bring cameras, shutter remotes, tripods.

2. World Wide Photo Walk

When: Saturday 5th October 2013
Time: 3pm - 5pm
Where: Durban City Centre

The 2013 Walk has been well supported - we have 49 photographers participating! There will be an email sent out with more information - be on the look out for that!


3. Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition - Ushaka - ENDING SOON!

This exhibition is almost over. You have today (Saturday 28th), Sunday 29th, and Monday 30th September to see the photos!! It is well worth the effort - the photos are excellent! You will also get access into the Aquarium, at a reduced rate. You can view and take photographs up to 8pm. Cost - R50.


 The exhibition as viewed from the security mirror - lots of photos to view! 
 Look at these gorgeous fishies!!!

4. HCC Exhibition
The club exhibition is being held on Saturday 26th October 2013, at the Kloof Village Mall.
Please submit your photos that you wish to have exhibited either in printed format, or digitally. Please contact Gordon for more information -

5. Outing to Amazulu Boutique Hotel - NEW DATE!!
We have moved the outing forward a week, to accommodate the exhibition. The outing will be held on Saturday morning, 19th October 2013.
More details to follow.

6. Set subject - Macro photography - "What is it?"
Explore and extend your macro photography abilities. Shoot up close, and then get closer! We are wanting you to shoot 'extreme macro' - "What is it?!" Look up Macro photography for more info.

See you on Tuesday, 1st October 2013 at 6.30 for 7pm! 

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