Hillcrest Camera Club - Workshop - Painting with Light - 3rd Oct 2017

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Sunday, October 15, 2017 Under: Workshops

Hi everyone

October is turning to be a jam packed month of photography opportunities, workshops and exhibitions! Please note the change of the outing to Sat 28th October. 

1. Practical Workshop - Painting with Light

Date: Tues 3rd October 2017
Time: 7pm
Practical Workshop
Cost: R25 

Bring your cameras, tripods and shutter releases, as this will be an opportunity to learn how to shoot light orbs. Pierre Retief will "spinning" orbs for us, and showing us how to shoot. 


  • Shutter speed: Shutter 30sec - don't change!!
  • Iso:  lowest 100 or 200.
  • Aperture: f8 - can change on the go to get exposure correct.
  • Shutter on 2sec delay if not using a cable or cordless remote. (Pierre will count down from 3, on 2 - 2sec delay must trigger.)                  
  • Lens: 18 - 55, 24 -105 or equivalent lens.

Pierre is hoping to beat his record of seven orbs spun in one session. He has been practising, and hopes that he can improve on his record!
After the indoors LED light session,we will move outdoors for a "spark orb"session. 

2. Worldwide Photowalk - Sat 7th Oct 2017 at 6am

There are only a few spots left, so register soon. This means that there should be a big crowd of photogs shooting together! 

Some of us are going early to shoot the sunrise. We will shoot at the paddling pools, to get the sun rising over the pools. If you wish to join us, meet at about 445am, at the pools. We will move to North Beach when done, to join the Photowalk at 6am. Sunrise is at 5.29am. 

3. World Press Photo Exhibition

The World Press Photo Exhibition is being held at the Durban Art Gallery from the 9th to the 20th October 2017. We have organised a special viewing, with a walk about by David Larsen for Saturday 14th October  at 2pm. He will be explaining what the exhibition is about and discussing some of the photos on exhibit. David is from Africa Media Online, which is the company that organised to have the exhibition brought to South Africa. 

Date: Sat 14th Oct
Time: 2pm
Where: Durban Art Gallery

3.  Outing – “Bug Exploration” – POSTPONED again 

The outing this month has been POSTPONED to 28 October 2017

Due to the Canon Roadshow being held on the 21st October, we will hold the outing on the 28th October. 

As an added benefit to waiting a month, according to Marlies, there will be a better chance of seeing insects if we wait a few weeks. 


Join us for an exploration for insects and plants of Springside Nature Reserve. Try your hand at macro photography, or if you don’t have a macro lens, you can do close up photography.

We will have Marlies Craig as our “Bug Explorer” guide. She will be showing us what to look for, and where to find the insects. She will also provide tips on how to shoot the bugs.  

New Details
When: Sat 28th Oct 2017
Time: 10am – 1230 / 1pm
Where: Springside Nature Reserve
Meet: At the main entrance, park in the main parking area. 
Cost: R25 

Bring: Camera, tripods, macro lenses if you have.  Spray bottles.
Water, hats, suntan lotion. Be prepared for sunny weather, or rainy. 


See you at the Practical Workshop on Tuesday 3rd October 2017 at 7pm!

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