GANSBAAI PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB PROGRAMME 2017

Date

Function

Theme

Brief

19th January

Judges Training

   

23rd January

Viewing

Christmas 2016

This category falls under Photo Journalism where Storytelling is very important. Lights, Children Playing, Gifts and a Christmas tree will be main features. No manipulation will be allowed.  

6th February

Training

Water

Robert Johnson

11 February

Outing

Gansbaai/Stanford

Reflections photography

20th February

Viewing

Reflections

Using reflections in photography can lead to some amazing effects and beautiful images. Using water, windows, mirrors or any sort of reflective surface can change an image into a work of art. Creativity is very important – think out of the box. Manipulation is allowed.  

6th March

Training

Silhouettes/Back Lighting

Riaan Jacobs

27th March

Viewing

Water

Any images depicting water in any format is allowed, providing that the water is obviously the subject in the image. Water comes in different forms i.e. liquid, solid (ice) and gas (steam) and all are acceptable for this set subject.

From the crashing of turbulent waves against the rocks on a stormy afternoon to the calm crystal-clear reflections in a country dam, there are many ways to photograph water. The blurred milky effect achieved by slowing down the shutter speed or “freezing” the shot using fast shutter speeds to capture the detail in the water. Manipulation is allowed.

1 April

Outing

Overberg

Early morning outing to photograph silhouettes at sunrise

3rd April

Training

Autumn Landscapes/colours

Riaan Jacobs

24th April

Viewing

Silhouettes/Back Lighting

A silhouette is the image of a person, animal, object or scene represented as a solid shape of a single color, usually black, with its edges matching the outline of the subject. The interior of a silhouette is featureless, and the whole is typically presented on a light background, usually white, or none at all. The silhouette differs from an outline, which depicts the edge of an object in a linear form, while a silhouette appears as a solid shape.

Backlighting or Rim lighting is a controlled technique of lighting, used in photography, in which a light is placed behind or at right angles to an object, person, or scene to produce such effects as depth or separation of subject and background. Manipulation is allowed.  

8th May

Training

Gimp Training / Lightroom

Gerrie van Aswegen and Riaan Jacobs

6th May

Outing

Greyton

Autumn Landscapes/Colours

22nd May

Viewing

Autumn Landscapes/Colours

It is all about landscapes and colour. Use the golden hour to it’s fullest. First light and last light always make good photographs. The rule of thirds, leading lines, balanced space and clear focal points may enhance your image. Manipulation is allowed.  

5th June

Training

Still Life

Jane Bailey

10-11th June

Weekend Outing

To be advised

Fun and practical

19th June

Viewing

Edited – Post production photo’s
Altered reality

This is where your imagination can go wild. Multiple exposures, Photoshop tricks and gimmicks, adding to or taking away from the original image, all will change the original image to something that it never was.  

3rd July

Training

Textures

Veronica du Plessis

17th July

Viewing

Still Life

Still Life, product photography or food photography will all be accepted under this category. Still Life is normally thought of as a few objects placed together to form an acceptable composition. In this scenario you have full control over composition and lighting. However, still life can also be a fallen leaf, a discarded object or even the contents of your bedside drawer. Manipulation is allowed.

7th August

Training

Nature

Riaan Jacobs

12th August

Outing

Harold Porter Gardens, Betty’s Bay

Nature Photography and Canola Fields

21st August

Viewing

Textures

Texture photography is one way of drawing the viewer’s attention into the image. It creates impact.
Kinds of Texture Photography
Contrast, curves and patterns are aspects of texture photographs which can help compose an image. Another method is by breaking the pattern for an interesting effect. Manipulation is allowed.

4th September

Training

People

TBA

9th September

Outing

To be advised

People Photography

18th September

Viewing

Nature

Images used in Nature Photography may be divided in two classes: Nature and Wildlife. Images can have landscapes, wild animals, geologic formations, weather phenomena, and extant organisms as the primary subject matter. This includes images taken with the subjects in controlled conditions, such as zoos, game farms, botanical gardens, aquariums and any enclosure where the subjects are totally dependent on man for food. No manipulation is allowed.

2nd October

Training

Abstract

Nelleke Ferreira (Assisted by J Bailey)

16th October

Viewing

People

Portraits, groups, street and candid photographs will be allowed. Portrait photography or portraiture is photography of a person or group of people that captures the personality of a subject by using effective lighting, backdrops, and poses. Special occasions, such as weddings or school events, even people in action can be entered. No manipulation is allowed.

6th November

Training

High Key / Low Key

Marc du Plessis

20th November

Viewing

Abstract

Abstract photography, is a means of depicting a visual image that does not have an immediate focal point. An abstract photograph may isolate a fragment of a natural scene, it may be purposely staged to create a seemingly unreal appearance from real objects, or it may involve the use of color, light, shadow, texture, shape and/or form to convey a feeling, sensation or impression.

4th December

Viewing

High Key / Low Key

High key photography is a modern lighting technique that is based on using mid-tone greys through to bright whites. The use of bright lights and lighting to eliminate shadow reduced the contrasts in the picture. It is NOT merely an over exposed image. Special emphasis is put on techniques to light the background as bright white. Low key is the opposite.

1st December

 

Prize Giving / Year End Function