We have a few changes in the month of August as far as meetings are concerned. The monthly workshop is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 9th August which is a public holiday, as some members have already pointed out.
“National Women’s Day is an annual public holiday in South Africa on August 9, which commemorates the national march of women on this day in 1956 to petition against legislation that required African persons to carry the “pass”, special identification documents which curtailed an African’s freedom of movement during the apartheid era.”
So with the idea of marching fresh in your mind, we are holding a photo walk instead of a workshop. To get you in the mood, ‘cos its going to be fun, here is Nancy Sinatra and ladies’ vintage instructional advice on how to march! You should however not wear boots on our photo walk, sensible flats shoes would be a better choice.
On Tuesday 9th August, we will meet at 07H00 at the Moyo pier, uShaka Marine world.
The walk starts at 07H30 and will follow a route through the streets past Addington hospital, down to Mahatma Gandhi Drive, towards the Ski boat club at Vetch’s and finally through the derelict buildings and new developments back to the Moyo pier. For those who couldn’t participate in the Scott Kelby 3rd Annual Worldwide Photo Walk last year, we’ll be following the same route.
On the morning of the photo walk, you will be given a list of subjects which you need to photograph on the walk. So it becomes more than just a photo walk, but a mini circuit too. The committee has been sworn to secrecy about the list of subjects, so don’t try and weasel any information out of us – we will not divulge anything.
The photo walk is expected to take 2.5 hours and we will meet for coffee around 10H00 at Java Cafe located inside the mall walk at uShaka (or breakfast for those famished members in need of sustenance).
Only photos taken on the day will be allowed for submission. The details for submission, judging and presentation will follow shortly. Don’t bother peeking at the special photo walk upload page yet, I am not going to give away the list of subjects that easily
As always, the participation in the walk is only open to paid-up members of the WCC.
As we will be on foot in the streets and amongst the buildings in the Point area, we are to keep together in small groups and be aware of where your colleagues, friends and family are at all times. No wandering off on your own. Keep your gear down to the minimum required for the day – If you want to lug something along, then you need to be prepared to carry it the whole way as I know Ben is not going carry it for you. Don’t bring your entire lens collection with you.
The regulations we have stipulated for all our outings apply.
Should it be raining on the day of the photo walk, then the walk will be postponed until another date.
See you on Tuesday 9th August at 07H00.