Notice for Club Meeting - Tuesday 17 January 2012

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, January 16, 2012 Under: Meetings

Notice for Club Meeting - Tuesday 17 January 2012

Hi everyone

The holiday season is over and everyone is back at work. We hope you had a fantastic time and that you are ready for a great year of photography. Our meeting on Tuesday will be a Photo Sharing evening and we want you to bring us the best photo that you have taken during the holidays. Check the Photo Sharing section for more details.

We had our Planning Meeting last week where the Set Subjects and Outings were decided upon. Thanks again to those that attended and those that submitted their ideas. We will be sending the schedule out seperately, so that you can print it out.

Also find out below about a competition, our exhibition, membership fees and the sad passing of a great photographer...

1. Photo Sharing

It is time to show everyone what you have been up to this holiday season. Did you take some stunning photos along your travels or have you created beautiful photos at home using new techniques. Whatever you have been up to, we want to see the results.

So here is what you need to submit:
1. Open
2. Your Best Holiday Photo
3. Troubleshooting

Please submit your photos by email to: , or bring 8x10 prints.
Email submission closes 8pm on Monday, 16 January, 2012.
You can submit photos for either/or Open and Holiday Photos categories. Please only submit 3 photos in total. You may submit only one extra photo in the Troubleshooting section.
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. Open - Eve Arnold - Bar Girl.

Please make the subject line of the email "January 2012 photo submissions". 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 on a memory stick. 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. January Outing: Durban City Photo Tour

We had many of our members asking that we arrange a repeat of last year's sucessful City Photo Tour, using the People Mover Buses.

On Saturday  21st of January we will do a Photo Circuit around town and photograph eight pre-selected subjects. These photos must be printed in Jumbo size, mounted on a board with titles and submitted at the meeting on the 21st of February. This will give you enough time to edit and print your photos.

There will be a morning and an afternoon group to give everyone a chance to attend. More details will follow.

This has been a fun outing in the past so don't miss out!!

3.  Membership Renewals

Please renew your membership by paying the fees for 2012.

Individual membership: R250
Family membership: R350

Please note there is a new bank account to pay into:
FNB, Musgrave Road
Acc No: 62 339 691 273
Branch Code: 221126
Acc Name: V Cracknell (Treasurer)

Please do not pay into the old account, as your payment will not be acknowledged.

If you pay in cash - as a cash deposit, or at the club, please add on R20 for bank charges. Every cash deposit attracts fees of R20, which the club paid in the past. However, we cannot continue to bear that cost. Please rather make EFT payments as these do not attract high bank charges.

Please send proof of payment to Vanessa -

4. Photo Competition

We have decided to hold a photographic competition that is open to all of our club members. You have until the end of the year to photograph ten subjects. You will then need to print them as Jumbo sized prints, mount them on a board and submit your entries at our last meeting on the 04th of December 2012.


The prize for the overall winner will be announced later, but if anyone wants to donate a prize to the club, then please drop us a mail at
hillcrestcameraclub@gmail.comor speak to one of the committee members at the meeting. The more prizes we can get, the more we will have. Good luck and have fun!!

6. Outings for 2012 - see forthcoming notice

7. Set subjects for 2012 - see forthcoming notice

7. 8. Photographer Eve Arnold dies aged 99


"Eve Arnold, one of the most distinctive and admired photographers of the 20th century, equally renowned for portraits, fashion and photojournalism, and her long working relationship with Marilyn Monroe, has died aged 99, just short of her 100th birthday in April." - the guardian. Click herefor the full article.


She had a long and fantastic career as a photographer and even though she was too weak to hold a camera in her later years, she still worked on books of her photographs and exhibitions. She is truly an inspiration and we can all learn from her hard work and dedication.


See you at 7PM, Tuesday 17 January 2012!

In : Meetings 

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