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Die afgelope naweek was die jaarlikse NEP (North Eastern Provinces) kongres wat hierdie jaar deur die Kosmos Fotoklub aangebied is te Dullstroom.

Dit was voorwaar ‘n mistige, nat en koue naweek met baie warm persoonlikhede en lieflike kuier tye.  Elke jaar by die kongres geniet ons die kuier met ou en nuwe vriende.  ‘n Baie belangrike aspek van hierdie kongres elke jaar is die sprekers wat hierdie jaar nie teleurgestel het nie!

Sarel van Staden bowled us over with his automotive fine art photography, and included lots of practical advice on this ground-breaking methods.  Maryna Cotton talked to us about “dark and moody food photography” … and both of these allowed us to do some practical shooting as well! And with the food photography we could eat the models afterwards too 😉

Martin Barber was the last speaker and his talk was thought provoking, making us think of a modern Ansell Adams and he was as practical showing how to go about creating your photographic visions.  Some of his work can be seen here.  He also helped with some practical studio photography.

Te midde van die slegte weer het Kosmos 2 studios met pragtige modelle gehad vir praktiese foto-geleenthede en vele senior fotograwe wat kon help met kamera-verstellings, ligte, rookmasjiene en model interaksie.

Die kos was baie lekker en met tye het die mense buite rongeloop en perde, skape en sommer die Dullstroomdam in die mis ook afgeneem … dis nou as hulle nie om die teekan gestaan en kuier nie.

Natuurlik is die inter-klub kompetisie die groot ding waarvoor almal voorberei en na uitgesien het.  Saterdagaand het almal bankvas gesit en kyk na 8 AV’s (audio-visual presentations) en met luide toejuiging is ons AV ook ontvang.  Hierdie jaar het ons foto’s van Dewald en Nellie gebruik wat hulle geneem het op hul Antartika ekspedisie en Chris het meeste van die tegniese aanmekaarsitwerk gedoen (sommer direk vanuit Mosambiek).

Met die prysuitdeling op Sondag het Midlens weggestap met 2 trofee (Natuur asook Ope afdelings).   Baie geluk aan Dewald wat aangewys is as algehele wenner in die natuurafdeling, saam met ‘n 2de plek in natuur en ook 2de plek in die monochroom afdelings.  Johan du Buson het ‘n 3de plek in die ope-afdeling gekry en verder het verskeie fotograwe aanvaardings ontvang vir uitstekende foto’s.  Ons wag op hierdie stadium nog vir finale detail en sal dit met julle deel sodra dit beskikbaar is.

From my viewpoint I would like to take the opportunity to provide comment on the standard of Midlens club photography.  Firstly I can say that our club is leading the nature division clearly and that we can be super proud of all our members and their achievements!  Well done people, you are competing against traditionally very strong clubs and we are clearly producing consistently stunning photography at a very high standard.

The club won the open category but the competition was truly very tough and there was 1 point difference in race to the trophy.  We did very well to win but I do believe that we have room for improvement in the area of human / portraiture / creative photography.  This equally extends to the monochrome division where Midlens ended 3rd

In the end we really enjoyed working on the AV and we will show you the “Visions of Antartica” at the next club evening.  The judges however was not overly excited and we did learn a lot about AVs asking the judges to explain what they were looking for … next year we will be back and improve the effort to produce what is expected.  We ended up being 4th in the AV section and 3rd overall when everything was tallied up.

Ek het voorwaar dit geniet om saam met ‘n wonderlike groep vriende hierdie kongres by te woon.   Ek sien al klaar uit om volgende jaar weer deel te neem en saam te kuier, leer, speel en geniet!  Laeveld Fotoklub sal volgende jaar se kongres aanbied en ek is seker dit sal net so lekker wees!  Ook is daar ‘n groot verassing oppad … ons streek gaan verantwoodelik wees om vir 2019 die nasionale kongres (ja die GROOT een) aan te bied hier in ons eie streek!  Nou-ja mense, julle sal nie ‘n makliker en beter geleentheid kry om so ‘n geleentheid by te woon nie.

Ek groet julle almal van harte en ek hoop die opgewondenheid wat hierdie naweek my kom aansppor het kan oorspoel en dat ons almal op nuut weer opgewonde kan raak oor ons lieflike stokperdjie!

Groete,
Johan du Buson

BCC National Digital Salon 2018 (2018/04/21)

 

Category Award Photo Title Photographer(+)
Macro Colour Acceptance Red Bug Feast Johan Frost
Macro Colour Acceptance Mantis Portrait Johan Frost
Scapes Colour Acceptance Footpath Into The Woods Johan Frost
Scapes Colour Acceptance Witsand Morning Johan Frost
Wildlife Excluding Birds – Colour Acceptance Silwervos Johan Frost
Wildlife Excluding Birds – Colour Acceptance Ground Squirrels At The Water Johan Frost
Wildlife Wild Birds Only – Colour Acceptance Little Grebe With Fish Johan Frost
Wildlife Wild Birds Only – Colour Acceptance White-throated Swallow Take Off Johan Frost
Open Monochrome Acceptance Power Grip Hannes Kruger
Open Colour Acceptance Smoke on Johan Steyn

2nd Kathu Photographic Club National Digital Salon (2018/03/24)

 

Category Award Photo Title Photographer(+)
Architecture – Monochrome Acceptance At the Vatican Marcelle Franklin
Sport – Colour Acceptance Low Flying Harvard Johan Frost
Wild fauna – Colour – no flora only animals Acceptance Cape Fox At Den Johan Frost
Wild fauna – Colour – no flora only animals Acceptance Lion In The Aub Johan Frost
Wild fauna – Colour – no flora only animals Certificate of Marit Burchells take off Dewald Tromp
Landscape – Colour Acceptance Kokerboomwoud Dewald Tromp
Landscape – Colour Acceptance Kubu starscape Dewald Tromp
Sport – Colour Acceptance Low tackle Dewald Tromp
Wild fauna – Colour – no flora only animals Acceptance Jumping with joy Dewald Tromp
Wild fauna – Colour – no flora only animals Acceptance Painted pups Dewald Tromp
Wild fauna – Colour – no flora only animals Acceptance Lappedfaced vulture Dewald Tromp
Landscape – Colour Acceptance Kokerboom melkweg Nellie Tromp
Landscape – Colour Acceptance Misty Namib Nellie Tromp
Sport – Colour Acceptance Cheetah tackle Nellie Tromp
Wild fauna – Colour – no flora only animals Acceptance Under Antarctic skies Nellie Tromp

KRUGERSDORP CAMERA CLUB 12th NATIONAL DIGITAL SALON (2018/03/10)

Category Award Photo Title Photographer(+)
Open – Monochrome Certificate of Merit – Krugersdorp Salon Early Morning At Witsand Johan Frost
Open – Monochrome Acceptance – Krugersdorp Salon Lonely Home Johan Frost
Open – Monochrome Certificate of Merit – Krugersdorp Salon Krulstert Dewald Tromp
Scapes – Colour Certificate of Merit – Krugersdorp Salon Paradise bay Dewald Tromp
Wildlife – Colour Certificate of Merit – Krugersdorp Salon Southern carmine bee eaters Dewald Tromp
Open – Monochrome Acceptance – Krugersdorp Salon Backlit grooming Dewald Tromp
Open – Monochrome Acceptance – Krugersdorp Salon Wait for me Dewald Tromp
Photojournalism and Sport – Colour Acceptance – Krugersdorp Salon Jessie at full speed Dewald Tromp
Scapes – Colour Acceptance – Krugersdorp Salon Quiver milky way Dewald Tromp
Scapes – Colour Acceptance – Krugersdorp Salon Kubu Starscape Dewald Tromp
Wildlife – Colour Acceptance – Krugersdorp Salon Eternal enemies Dewald Tromp
Open – Colour Acceptance – Krugersdorp Salon Light in my life Nellie Tromp
Photojournalism and Sport – Colour Acceptance – Krugersdorp Salon Monk Nellie Tromp
Scapes – Colour Acceptance – Krugersdorp Salon The Jonathan Nellie Tromp
Scapes – Colour Acceptance – Krugersdorp Salon Misty Namib Nellie Tromp
Wildlife – Colour Acceptance – Krugersdorp Salon Little man Nellie Tromp

4th Edenvale National Digital Salon (2018/02/24)

 

Category Award Photo Title Photographer(+)
Animal Portrait – Colour Acceptance Wild Dog Portrait 1 Johan Frost
Open – Colour Acceptance Sunset At The Mine C Johan Frost
Open – Colour Acceptance Absolute. Johan Steyn
Open – Colour Acceptance Near Miss Johan Steyn
Open – Colour Acceptance Pitts specials 5 Johan Steyn
Nature – Colour including birds Acceptance Catching a ride Dewald Tromp
Nature – Colour including birds Acceptance Playfighting Dewald Tromp
Open – Monochrome Acceptance Backlit grooming Dewald Tromp
Open – Monochrome Acceptance Wait for me Dewald Tromp
Photojournalism and Sport – Colour Acceptance The pick up Dewald Tromp
Animal Portrait – Colour Acceptance Ellie smell Nellie Tromp
Nature – Colour including birds Acceptance Little man Nellie Tromp
Nature – Colour including birds Acceptance Early morning drink Nellie Tromp
Nature – Colour including birds Acceptance Under Antarctic skies Nellie Tromp
Open – Colour Acceptance The Jonathan Nellie Tromp
Photojournalism and Sport – Colour Acceptance Cheetah tackle Nellie Tromp

4th Randburg National Digital Salon (2018/02/10)

 

Category Award Photo Title Photographer(+)
Colour Open Accepted Catch it Johan Frost
Colour Open Accepted Sunset At The Mine C Johan Frost
Colour Open Accepted Pitts specials 5 Johan Steyn
Monochrome Open Accepted Drop water on a fire. Johan Steyn
Nature – Colour or Mono Accepted Eagret scuffle Dewald Tromp
Photo Journalism – Colour or Mono Accepted Low tackle Dewald Tromp
Photo Journalism – Colour or Mono Certificate of Merit Tackle Dewald Tromp
Nature – Colour or Mono Accepted White tailed eagle Nellie Tromp
Nature – Colour or Mono Accepted Early morning drink Nellie Tromp
Nature – Colour or Mono Accepted Swans in the blizzard Nellie Tromp
Photo Travel – Theme Places – Colour or Mono Accepted Monk Nellie Tromp
Photo Travel – Theme Places – Colour or Mono Accepted The Jonathan Nellie Tromp

4th PSSA INTERNATIONAL SALON OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 (2018/01/27)

 

Category Award Photo Title Photographer(+)
Open Colour PSSA Certificate of Merit Patterns of Light Johan Frost
Open – Monochrome Salon Acceptance Scottish Railway Station Johan Frost
Nature – Colour Salon Acceptance Got Breakfast Wally Tollemache
Nature – Monochrome PSSA Certificate of Merit Backlit grooming Dewald Tromp
Nature – Colour Salon Acceptance Burchells take off Dewald Tromp
Nature – Monochrome Salon Acceptance African Bullfrog Dewald Tromp
Nature – Monochrome Salon Acceptance Enemies Dewald Tromp
Open – Colour Prints Salon Acceptance Three Gentoos Dewald Tromp

1st KFK National Salon of Photography (2018/01/13)

 

Category Award Photo Title Photographer(+)
NATURE including Macro – Colour ACCEPTANCE Just Landed Johan Frost
NATURE including Macro – Colour ACCEPTANCE Red Bug Feast Johan Frost
SCAPES – Urban and or Rural – Colour ACCEPTANCE Patterns of Light Johan Frost
NATURE including Macro – Colour CERTIFICATE OF MERIT Early morning drink Nellie Tromp
NATURE including Macro – Colour ACCEPTANCE Under Antarctic skies Nellie Tromp
Open – Colour ACCEPTANCE Bulls advance Nellie Tromp
Open – Colour ACCEPTANCE Cheetah tackle Nellie Tromp

Salon Results: 5th Centurion Camera Club Digital Salon (2017/11/18)

(Kyk gerus na die wen-foto’s op die PSSA se webblad.)

Category Name

Award Description

Photo Title

Lastname

Firstname

 Nature – Colour Acceptance White fronted bee eaters Tromp Dewald
 Open – Colour Acceptance Pitts specials 5 Steyn Johan
 Open – Colour Acceptance Het vir Jessie Tromp Dewald
 Open – Colour Acceptance The pick up Tromp Dewald
 Open – Monochrome Certificate of Merit African Bullfrog Tromp Dewald
 Open – Monochrome Acceptance Going for goal Tromp Dewald
 Open – Monochrome Acceptance Eye level Tromp Dewald
 Landscapes – Colour Certificate of Merit Quiver milky way Tromp Dewald
 Landscapes – Colour Acceptance Namibrand Tromp Dewald
 Landscapes – Colour Acceptance Kokerboomwoud Tromp Dewald