Notice for Club Meeting - Tuesday 16 August 2011

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, August 15, 2011 Under: Meetings

Notice for Club Meeting - Tuesday 16 August 2011

Hi All

We have a bumper notice for you with lots of interesting things happening so read on to find out more.

1. Photo Sharing

We have been receiving a fantastic number of entries, so please keep up the good work and keep on submitting your photos.

These are the categories to submit photos for:
1. Open
2. July Outing (Creighton Aloe Train Trip and Rocky Bay)
3. Set Subject (Against the Light - Backlighting)

Please submit your photos by email to:, or bring 8x10 prints.
Email submission closes 8pm on Monday, 15 August, 2011.
You can submit photos for either/or the Set Subject, Outing and Open categories. Please only submit 3 photos in total.
Size - Maximum of 1024 x 768 pixels, and not more than 600KB per photo. Please do not exceed this limit!!!!
Format - Jpeg or Tiff
Labelling - the file name of each photo must follow this format: Category - Your Name & Surname - Title of Photo
    e.g. Set Subject - Peter Magubane - A Baptism, Zion Church Sect.
Please make the subject line of the email "August photo submissions for 2nd meeting". This will make it easier for Andre to identify the emails and ensure that your photos will be added.
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. However, please be considerate and come early. Out of consideration to those who have submitted timeously, we will no longer be accepting submissions after 7PM, once the meeting begins.

2. Set Subject: Against the Light - Backlighting

This is a photographic technique whereby you light your subject from behind. Therefore the photographer faces the light and the subject is in the middle. This can create a glow or halo effect around the edges of the subject while the other areas remain darker.

Try different angles of backlighting, because you can create lens flare if the light shines past your subject. Please avoid only shooting silhouettes to challenge you and to learn this technique through experimentation.

This technique must not be confused with background lighting which illuminates objects in the background.

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3. Photo opportunity - Polo at Shongweni        

Sunday 14th Aug, starts at 12pm. (THIS weekend!)
SA vs. Australia. (Game played @ 2.30pm)

* Tickets are R80 or R50 depending on which grass bank you sit on.  Can be bought at the venue.
* Bring a picnic, and definitely bring a blanket, and dress warmly as it can get very chilly!
* See website for more info.

give you access to the West Bank at Shongweni. This is the same side as the BMW Marquee and there are grandstands to sit on as well as space for your own picnics. You are welcome to bring your own food and drinks but there is a public catering stand, bar as well as a coffee stand available. R80 per person 
EAST BANK DAY TICKETS give you access to the East Bank at Shongweni. There are no grandstands on this side and again public are welcome to bring their own drinks and picnics to enjoy the day. These tickets also give you easy access to the children's entertainment area. There is a public catering stand, bar and coffee stand available. R50 per person 

Sunday 14th August - Shongweni
11.30am – 12.30pm BMW Development Trophy Curtain Raiser
12.30pm – 1.20pm BMW Motorcycle & Car Parade
1.20pm – 1.40pm BMW Static Car Display
2.10pm – 2.20pm Stick & Ball Demonstration
2.20pm – 2.25pm National Anthems
2.30pm BMW International: South Africa vs Australia
4.15pm Prize-Giving Ceremony
 -  Photo opportunity!!!

4. Club Outing - Tala Game Reserve  - SUNDAY 28 Aug 2011

Photos of Tala, by John Thacks

You are welcome to shoot where ever you wish through out the reserve. The early morning shots are usually taken around the dam, from the hides. Feel free to drive around and look for some interesting shots.

Breakfast - Barrie has agreed to organise breafast for us, but as he will also want to be out shooting, we cannot expect him to 'slave' away for us. Breakfast preparations will start at about 11am - you will be expected to help.There will be a cost of R25, which will include an egg and bacon roll, and a cup of coffee or tea. Please pay at the meeting, or by EFT, or at the outing.

We need to know numbers for the breakfast, for catering purposes, so please
clicking here.

"Fancy a quick nibble, Doris?"     by John Thacks

Date: Sunday, 28th Aug 2011
Time: 6.00am

Directions: Please click here to open a road map and directions to Tala Game Reserve. Click here to open a road map within the reserve.

5. 4TH Annual Worldwide Photo Walk

WorldWide Photo Walk

Scott Kelby announced that his 4th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk, would be held on October 1 and 2 this year. Please join this amazing event. It is free to participate in the walk, and there will be some really great prizes for one grand prize winner and 10 finalists. Plus, Scott Kelby will be awarding one of his latest books - Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It - to each leader and winner from each walk location.
To stay on top of Photo Walk happenings, you can visit the website or go to the official Scott Kelby Worldwide PhotoWalk page on Facebook.
So far there are no Walks arranged for the Durban area, so if you wish to organise one, please go to the website for details on how to run a Photowalk.  The Photowalks are always fun - lets support this year's efforts!

Scott Kelby's 4th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk You're invited to walk again on October 1 and 2


See you at 7PM, Tuesday 16 August!
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