Notice for Club Meeting - Tuesday 21 August 2012

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, August 20, 2012 Under: Meetings

Hi everyone

It is the second Tuesday of the month and we are eagerly awaiting your photo submissions. Please remember to email them early so that we do not delay the start of the meeting with submissions on memory sticks.

One of our club members has lost their manual for a Canon EOS 550D. If anyone has a spare manual or one that they don't use anymore, then please bring it to the meeting. It will be much appreciated.

On with the notice...


1. Photo Sharing

Here is what you need to submit:
1. Open
2. Outing (Rocky Bay and Scottburgh Classic Car Show)
3. Set Subject (Action)
4. Troubleshooting

Please submit your photos by email to:, or bring prints no smaller than 8"x10".
Email submission closes 8pm on Monday, 20 August 2012.
You can submit photos for either/or Open, Set Subject and Outing categories. Please only submit 3 photos in total. You may submit only 1 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 filename of each photo must follow this format: Your Name & Surname - Category - Title of Photo e.g. Dmitry Ageev - Set Subject - Liza.
Please make the subject line of the email "August 2012 photo submissions". This will make it easier 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 virus free 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. Set Subject for August: Action

Action photography can be described as capturing the process of something that is happening. It is a challenging set subject, because you have to convince the viewer that your photograph has frozen movement, or you have to show the actual movement by panning.

Freezing a ball flying through the air doesn't look like anything is happening. You can't see if it is going up or down or even sideways. If you see a dog leaping into the air trying to catch the ball, then the viewer will be able to conclude that the ball is moving towards the dog and that the dog is in the process of catching it.

You can blur the image if you want to show movement, i.e. panning with a runner to blur the background as well as their arms and legs. Or you can freeze the action in a way that will make the viewer conclude that something is happening, i.e. a rugby player flying through the air as he tackles his opponent.

We recently had a very successful panning workshop. We hope that members will apply what they have learnt and enjoy shooting their 'action' photos for this month's set subject!

Think about what you want to achieve and go out and try it!!

3. Club Outing: Baynesfield Weekend Away

24, 25, 26 August 2012


The weather is looking great - cold, but crisp and clear. Perfect for a weekend of photography!

We will get a chance to try painting with light, and shooting star trails. We will also be shooting beautiful scenery. The main plus of the weekend is that we all be together and able to share our experiences. 

Cost: R200 per person, a night, R400 per person for the weekend. Pay by EFT.
All meals included. Bring own duvet, and pillows.
Dates: 24, 25, 26 August 2012 (Friday afternoon to Sunday morning)

You can also stay one night only, or just come for the day.

Use your name and HCC Aug Outing as the reference.
Banking Details: FNB, Musgrave Road, Branch code: 221126,
Account Number: 62339691273, Account name: V Cracknell 

Don't miss out on this opportunity to be creative and to share with your camera club friends! 


 See you at 7PM, Saturday 21 August 2012!

In : Meetings 

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