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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WCC & MCC Inter club challenge 2014

On Wednesday the 8th October MCC hosted WCC for the results of the Inter club competition. Their hosting was warn and inviting and we all felt like old friends getting together.
But there has to be a winner and as you should know by now Westville brought it home…

The results were as follows:

WCC 200 points
MCC 191 points

WCC 224 points
MCC 206 points

Top image in the Juniors was Charles Venter – Congratulations
Juniors 1st -The Bamboo Water Feature-Charles Venter

Top images jointly in the senior category was Pieter Venter (WCC) and Toni Le Roux (MCC) Congratiolations to both as well
Seniors 1st Simple form of ZEN-Pieter Venter

Seniors 1st Zen Leaf Circle-Toni le Roux-4star-MCC (1)

The following images were also top scori...

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Canon Roadshow 2014

The Canon Roadshow’s dates and times for just in case.
Date: 18 October 2014
Time: 09:30 – 15:30
Moses Mabhida Stadium
44 Isaiah Ntshangase Road

Anesh, Dave and Tim will be joining us in Durban.

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October Meeting Changes…

Please take note of the following changes for October’s camera club meetings…

8th October – Workshop Meeting (at the normal venue).

On this evening we will be screening the WCC Salon acceptances and COM’s. The second part of the evening will be a Photoshop Q and A.

15th October - This evening the Interclub Challenge (Zen) will be judged. This judging will take place at PMB camera club. We encourage as many members as possible to make the trip to support the club.

22nd October - This will be our judging evening (a week later than normal). Please note that entries will still be closed on Monday ...

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KZN Regional Interclub Results 2014

This last weekend 25th – 27th July 2014 was the PSSA congress and results of the Interclub competition. As have been announced Westville Camera Club won and bought the trophy home. Congratulations must go out to all members and especially those who’s photos were selected for this competition. A special congratulations must go to the certificate of merit and top winners – Ben Myburgh, Pieter Venter and Martha van Tonder (Jansen van Rensburg), Ann Sartor, Gary Jones, Howard Gillit. Well Done. We will show the images with results soon.

Overall Results were as follows:

8th Place Amber Camera Club ...

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Codemore Castle Outing and directions

Coedmore Castle Outing

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Wednesday Workshop 9th July 2014

We will have a talk and Q&A session from
Carl Jason Smorenburg on landscape & seascapes. Geoff Feldon on Mono photography. Dave Nisbet on rallies and surfing. They are all available and ready to share their techniques.
Kierran Allen will tell us all about Top Gear Festival.
We are also going to do some Photoshop tips and tricks, which will be an open discussion and help forum. See you there.

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