Notice for Club Meeting - Tuesday, 04 September 2012

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 Under: Meetings

Hi everyone

1. Speakers: Harry Lock, and Club Members

Our intended guest speaker is unable to make this month’s meeting, so a few Club members will be sharing their DIY equipment tips in a ‘Show and Tell’ themed evening.
If you have a piece of re-purposed equipment or have adapted something non-photographic for photography we would love to hear about it. For instance: Learn how club member Filip Kormuth adapted and inverted lenses to create macro lenses.  Marlies Craig has fascinated us with her Marmite lid maginifying macro lens - find out how she made her lens. Also, find out what tinfoil and crocodile clips will do for your flower photographs in the field.
We will also have a short discussion on how to choose a tripod and the use of mono-pods. Several of our club members have been enquiring about this, because they want to buy new equipment and we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to help everyone.
After the break Harry will be doing a Photoshop Demo on the many ways he uses layers in his work.
He will also be showing us how to improve, fix or rescue problem photographs. So if you have a picture you would like some advice on fixing, please bring it along on a memory stick in full resolution. Original size, no cropped or resized images. 

2. Set Subject: Street Photography

Wikipedia describes Street Photography as follows: "Street photography is a type of documentary photography that features subjects in candid situations within public places such as streets, parks, beaches, malls, political conventions and other settings.
Street photography uses the techniques of straight photography in that it shows a pure vision of something, like holding up a mirror to society."

For the full description click

Look for interesting people, events, emotions, interactions, something ironic or quirky. Find a place where you can see a lot of people and wait for something to happen. Use a small camera such as a point and shoot to avoid attracting attention, or use a long lens on your SLR to shoot people at a distance. Use a shallow depth of field where possible to isolate your subject and learn how to shoot without looking through the viewfinder - shoot from the hip.

Be patient and look at the world around you. Enjoy!!!

3. Outing: People Mover Busses

Our Outing for September will be a city shoot, using the People Mover Busses running in Durban. You pay a small fee for a day pass, can jump on the bus, and jump off where you want to shoot, jump on the next bus and head off to the next place you want to shoot. It is a brilliant way to get around town and everybody that attended the previous trips all loved it.

There will be loads to photograph, so we are giving you a challenge to shoot five subjects:
1. Me in the City
2. Architecture
3. Minimalist
4. Life's Pleasures
5. Story Telling

You must print one photograph for each subject and mount it on a board to be judged at the second meeting in October. Get your creative juices flowing and start thinking about how and what you want to shoot for each subject.

Date: Saturday, 22 September 2012
Time: 2pm sharp
Price: R10 for day pass (prices may have changed)
Place: Meet at the bus stop at the Pirate's Life Saving building (parking lot next to Suncoast). We can decide where to grab some coffee afterwards.


 See you at 7PM, Tuesday 04 September 2012!



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