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Midlens Fotoklub / Photo Club is an amateur photography club in Middelburg Mpumalanga. We are a non-profit organisation primarily affiliated to the Photographic Society of Southern Africa (PSSA).
We welcome visitors to our general meetings, please let us know in advance of your visit via email: info@midlens.co.za. You are also welcome to join the conversation on facebook.

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Salon Results for 1st Western Cape Photographic Forum Digital Salon 2018

Category Award Photo Title Photographer(+) Macro and Close-up – Colour Only Acceptance Mantis Portrait Johan Frost Nature – Colour Only Acceptance Silwervos Johan Frost Nature – Colour Only Acceptance Immature Bateleur Takeoff 031117 Johan Frost Open – Monochrome Acceptance Lonely Home Johan Frost Scapes – Colour Only Acceptance Footpath Into The Woods Johan Frost Scapes …

Salon Results for 2nd RPS National Digital Salon

Category Award Photo Title Photographer(+) Scapes – Colour Acceptance Moonrise At Double Mouth Johan Frost Wildlife Birds Only – Colour Acceptance White-throated Swallow Take Off Johan Frost Wildlife Birds Only – Colour Acceptance Ralreier Johan Frost Wildlife Excluding birds – Colour Acceptance Lion In The Aub Johan Frost Wildlife Excluding birds – Colour Acceptance Ground …

Salon Results for Vanderbijlpark Fotografiese Vereniging 4th National PDI and 2nd Print Salon 2018

Salon Results for Vanderbijlpark Fotografiese Vereniging 4th National PDI and 2nd Print Salon 2018 Category Award Photo Title Photographer(+) Open – Colour Certificate of Merit Hungry Bee-eater Roelf Ackerman Open – Colour Acceptance Lioness on the lookout Roelf Ackerman Sport – Colour Acceptance Riding fast Roelf Ackerman Open – Monochrome Certificate of Merit Giraffe At …

Points

The Midlens Fotoklub / Photo Club uses a star rating and promotion system as proposed by PSSA.  Over time this system has changed and adapted to allow for advances in photography as well as the better administrative efforts of the club.

In January 2018 we as club are moving to use PhotovaultOnline.com to manage all club competitions as well as member levels and promotions.  This system is the most widely used product for PSSA affiliated clubs (and it is free, which helps).  During this transition we as club have also decided to adjust our member and promotion system to align with PSSA and the PhotovaultOnline system.  The new system will work like this:

  • Each author/photographer will from now on only have one star level in which he/she competes.  This star level will apply to all categories he/she takes part in.  As an example:  Assume that I am a 3 Star worker then I will compete in Nature, Open and Monochrome categories in 3 Star level.  All my entries and awards will count to my promotion to 4 Star.
  • All salon entries will accumulate towards this single rating and thus Monochrome, Scapes, Nature, Pictorial … all salon points adds up to your single salon points rating for promotion.
  • The monthly club competitions will work as follows:
    – Max 4 images in any of the following categories:
    — Nature (max 2 entries)
    — Open (max 2 entries)
    — Monochrome (max 2 entries)
    — Set-Subject (max 2 entries)
    All 4 images (including set-subject) will be judged in normal fashion with com/gold/silver/bronze awards and all count towards your single star and promotion point.

Please feel free to contact the committee by email (info@midlens.co.za) with any questions and comments.

Meetings

The meeting dates for the rest of the year (but can change on short notice):

DateSet Subject

17 April 2020

April 2020 – Virtual Club Meeting (Panorama)

PhotoVault Monthly Competition Entry

Due to the current COVID19 pandemic and the national state of “Lockdown” we will not have a physical meeting. We will however continue to enter for the competition and have it judged remotely. Please continue to enter for the competition.

8 May 2020

May 2020 – Club Meeting (Children of the World)

PhotoVault Monthly Competition Entry

5 Jun 2020

June 2020 – Club Meeting (Colour Ecstacy)

PhotoVault Monthly Competition Entry

10 Jul 2020

July 2020 – Club Meeting (Hands)

PhotoVault Monthly Competition Entry

14 Aug 2020

August 2020 – Club Meeting (Tabletop)

PhotoVault Monthly Competition Entry

11 Sep 2020

September 2020 – Club Meeting (Sport Dynamics)

PhotoVault Monthly Competition Entry

9 Oct 2020

October 2020 – Club Meeting (Body Scapes)

PhotoVault Monthly Competition Entry

13 Nov 2020

November 2020 – Club Meeting (Human Portraiture)

PhotoVault Monthly Competition Entry

15 Jan 2021

January 2021 – Club Meeting (Animals in the Environment)

PhotoVault Monthly Competition Entry

We have moved back to the Chamber of Commerce auditorium (next to the Dros). 

The meetings officially start at 19:00.

Contact

Peter Cavenagh (President)
Wouter Labuschagne (Vice-President)
Glynnis Labuschagne (Treasurer and Secretary)
Marcelle Franklin (Catering and Venue)
Dewald Tromp
Nellie Tromp
Chris Pienaar

The best way to contact us or request more information about the club is to send an email to info@midlens.co.za, alternatively feel free to complete the form below and ensure you provide us with a contact number/email: