Top Images – November 2015

These are the top images after the latest round of judging…

Top Junior – Carcassonne Castle – Nielda Sanford
OP-1STAR-001-0726201-Carcassonne Castle-Nielda Sanford

Top Senior – Arniston Morning – Conrad Kelsey
OP-5STARH-001-0726399-Arniston Morning-Conrad Kelsey

Top Set Subject – Melbourne – Agustin Ritacco
SS-5STAR-001-0726456-Melbourne-Agustin Ritacco

Check out the full Gallery HERE, and the latest Log Standings
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How to Process a Landscape image in 5 Minutes

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WCC-MCC Interclub Challenge 2015 – H2O

The tube-Agustin Ritacco-WCC-Senior

Congratulations to Maritzburgh Camera Club for winning this year’s Interclub competition (H20).

Check out the full gallery and results HERE.


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Whilson’s Wharf Outing

We had a fantastic outing to Whilson’s Wharf last Wednesday. It was well supported with at least 30 members attending. It was a perfect outing to practice for the upcoming set subject: “Urban Night Shots”. Here’s a few scenes from the outing:




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Lens Diffraction in Photography


Lens Diffraction In Photography

We all know that decreasing the aperture (bigger f nunber) increases the depth of field in our pictures. But do we all really understand that at some stage the smaller we make the aperture in our lens the softer the image becomes? This is due to an optical phenomenon know as difraction. The above video does a great job of explaining this in a way that is very easy to understand. Knowing your camera is more about knowing all the buttons. Its also about knowing where that sweet spot is!


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Cancellation / Postponement of Equestrian Outing 25 July

This rain we have at the moment is so welcome and needed that it is with mixed emotions that I send this mail.
Sadly due to the weather conditions and the forecasting for this weekend this outing to  Blue Horizons Estate will have to be postponed.
We will advise as soon as new arrangements have been made and suitable date have been identified.
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PSSA KZN & National Congress

Herewith details of the two congresses taking place in the not too distant future.

1. The PSSA KZN Regional Congress

This congress takes place at the German Country Club in Westville on the 27th June 2015

The basic agenda is as follows:

  • 2.00 – 2.30 Registration
  • 2.30 – 3.15 Talk Anne d’Oliveira
  • 3.15 – 3.30 Tea Break
  • 3.30 – 4.30 Talk Evelyn Gibson
  • 4.30 – 4.45 Tea Break
  • 4.45 – 5.30 Talk Anne d’Oliveira
  • 5.30 – 6.00 AGM
  • 6.00 – 7.30 Dinner
  • 7.30 – 8.30 Interclub results and images
  • 8.30 Onwards social

This event is already 50% booked, so please do not delay, else you may lose out...

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Photoshop Workshops

Westville Camera Club would like to form a Photoshop Workshop Group that meet once a month to learn and share skills progressing from beginners through to advanced.

These workshops will be coordinated by Karen Fischer and Lucia Phillips, and skilled members within the Club will host the various sessions. In keeping with the spirit of fellowship there will be no charge for joining the group as the idea is to share and learn from each other in a relaxed informal setting...

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Snapseed 2.0

I’ve been using Snapseed for a while now and have always thought that it’s the best mobile photo editor out there. Google have recently released V2.0 of this app and its a huge step forward. Everything that was there before is still there but there is a lot of really good new features.

Scott Kelby recently interviewed one of the people responsible for Snapseed and created a very good 30 minute show where they discuss all these new features. Check it out here.

If you want to download it follow the links below to the respective app stores…

Google Play (Android)
Itunes (Apple IOS)

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Bird Photography

Came across a great set of video tutorials on bird photography. Not the easiest type of photography but there’s some really excellent tips on these videos that will help you with just about any type of photography. Well worth a watch, specially if you want to get started with bird photography…

Location – Scouting the perfect shot

Camera settings:

Getting the right exposure

One shot and AI servo

1.4x and 2x tele extenders

Arthur’s gear bag. Don’t watch if you suffer from G.A.S…

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