Notice for Club Meeting - Tuesday 22 May 2012

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Sunday, May 20, 2012 Under: Meetings

We have our photo sharing session coming up and we can't wait to see your photos so start submitting! We also want the members that attended the Beginner's Outing to submit their photos from the outing to see what you have learned.

Read on for more info.

1. Photo Sharing

Please ensure that you change the filenames of your photos as specified below. It will prevent them from being placed in the wrong categories.

Here is what you need to submit:
1. Open
Outing (Haunted House and Sunrise at La Mercy)
3. Troubleshooting
4. Beginner's Outing (Makaranga Garden Lodge)
5. Set Subject (Reflections)

Please submit your photos by email to:, or bring prints no smaller than 8"x10".
Email submission closes 8pm on Monday, 21 May 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 one extra photo in the Troubleshooting section. There is no limit to the number of Beginner's outing photos.
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. Monique Smith- Open - Look at me.
Please make the subject line of the email "May 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 May: Reflections

This is a fun Set Subject that can make you see the world in a whole new way. From faces reflected in mirrors or glass windows, to reflections in a dam or a puddle
of water. Play around and see what comes out. Turn the image upside down or on its side to create an alternative view. Be creative...

Here is a reminder of the Set Subjects for the rest of the year. Start working on them now and push the limits of your photography.

June: Texture
July: Action
August: Photo assignment: Pick an object and photograph the different parts that make a whole
September: Street Photography
October: Long Exposure
November: Black and White
December: Your Best or Favourite photo of the year
January 2013: Beauty

3. Beginner's Outing Feedback: Makaranga Garden Lodge

The first HCC Beginner's Outing was well supported and enjoyed by all. Members were taught about aperture, and were given pratical instruction on shooting in aperture, and what to expect. The next beginner's outing will cover shutter speed, and will be held in June.

4. Outing for May: Sunset shoot at Umhlanga Pier and Lighthouse

Our outing will be on Saturday, the 26th of May to the Umhlanga Pier and Lighthouse where you will be able to capture great sunset photos and once it becomes dark, you can photograph the surreal blue lights on the pier. This is not an outing to be missed.

More details to follow...

5. Photo Competition

This is a reminder that we are holding 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 4th 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 or speak to one of the committee members at the meeting. The more prizes we can get, the more we will have to give away. Good luck and have fun!!

6. Sunny 16 Rule

Allen Schultz has found some more information regarding the Sunny 16 Rule and wanted to share it with the rest of the club. Just have a look at the
Wikipedia page. Hope this helps.

If you find any interesting information on the internet that may be interest to the rest of the club, then drop us an
email and we will add it to the notice or on the website.

See you at 7PM, Tuesday 22 May 2012!

In : Meetings 

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