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Photography News 19 April 2022

Photography News 19 April 2022

New in this newsletter:
*Awards for February and March
*Winners of the photo challenge of #old and #movement

SA Hunters Amateur Photography Competition

Congratulations to the following members whose competition entries were selected for the large mural at the SA Hunters’ stand at HuntEx: Pierre van der Berg, Karin van Zyl en Monique Potgieter. Click here to view on the website, or visit SA Hunters at HuntEx!

The quality of the entries we received during that past two months has been exceptional and earned a record number of awards.

We received 37 photographs in February of which 37 received awards.  Congratulations to members that won gold certificates in several categories: Steven Kloppers, Lloyd Munday, Karin van Zyl, Pierre van der Berg, Tommy Liversage, and Sasha Bornman.

View the winning photo album on the website for February

In March we received 41 entries of which 39 won certificates. Congratulations to the following members that received gold certificates in various categories:  Pierre van der Berg, Lloyd Munday, Rachelle van Niekerk, Edmund Hattingh, Sasha Bornman, and Tommy Liversage.

View the winning photographs on the website for March

Members whose photographs earned gold, silver or bronze awards can download their certificates from the member profile on the website. They will also receive a separate digital certificate for each award. Members can order gold, silver, or bronze badges through their branch offices. It is similar to the shooting badges.

The categories in the 2022 Amateur Photography Competition are:
1) Fauna en Flora DSLR/mirrorless
2) Fauna en Flora Smart Phone
3) Branch activities
DSLR/mirrorless/smart phone
4) On the Shooting Range
DSLR/mirrorless/smart phone
5) The Hunt
DSLR/mirrorless/smart phone (people and animals during the hunt, but not photographs of hunted animals. Send your photographs of trophy and hunted animals to bokspog@sahunter.org for Bokspog in SA Jagter/SA Hunter. REMEMBER to adhere to firearm and hunting safety measures when taking photographs under these circumstances.)

The descriptions of the themes and the updated rues are available here.

NB: Only send one photograph at a time that must include the following information:

  • Send entries with the information below to sahuntphoto@gmail.com:
    1. Name and surname
    2. SA Hunters member number
    3. SA Hunters Branch
    4. Mobile number
    5. E-mail address
    6. Entrance category
    7. Location where photograph was taken
    8. Title of photograph
    9. Camera and lens model (lens not applicable for mobile phones)

      (Tip: Cut and paste the 9 requirements above in your e-mail text box of every entry)
  • Photographs must be 300dpi and bigger than 2MB but smaller than 10MB.
  • All meta data must be visible.
  • Smart phone photographs must by aspect ratio 3:4 wees. Full frame photographs are not accepted.
  • Smart phone photographs must be taken without filters and special effects.

SA Hunters Photography Club

The SA Hunters Photography Club boasts 2116 members. The club’s official communication is on Facebook for now. Click here to join the Facebook-group. You are welcome to invite others to join.

The Photography Club’s Facebook highlights can be viewed on SA Hunters website under Photo blog here.

Click here to view etiquette and Facebook-rules.

1. Photo challenge

#old – February

The theme of the February photo challenge was #old. We received approximately 200 entries.
The top 50 gallery is here on Facebook and here on SA Hunters’ website.
Simonette Simi Munro won this challenge with her photograph of a miniature antique camera which is family heirloom. Click here to view the announcement of the winner and the photograph on Facebook.

#movement – March

The theme of the March photo challenge was #movement and members shared more than 150 of their best photographs.

The top 50 gallery is here op Facebook and here on the SA Hunters’ website.

Nathan van Zyl won this challenge with his photograph of an airplane in flight that he took during ‘n photography course. Click here to view the announcement of the winner and the photograph on Facebook.

#myhometown – April/May

The theme for the photo challenge for April/May is #myhometown. Capture anything that makes your hometown unique, aspects of the town where you grew up, or any of the towns and cities where you have lived over the years. This can include nature, people, place of work, culture, landmarks, monuments, etc.

Click here for the Facebook link. Click here for SA Hunters’ website.

  • The rules for the photo challenge are simple:
    1) it must be a photograph of anything that is unique to your hometown: nature, people, your place of work, culture, landmarks, monuments, etc.
    2) one photograph per entry or upload
    3) there is no restriction on the number of entries or uploads per member
    4) participants must be members of SA Hunters and/or of the SA Hunters Photography Club
    5) it must be your own photograph
    6) label the photo #mytuisdorp (it makes it easier for admin to find all the entries at the end of the month)
    7) entries must include the following information:
    Title of photo
  • Place where it was taken
  • Date of when it was taken
  • Camera or smart phone model
  • Camera settings (F-stop, ISO, shutter speed), not for smart phones.

For this challenge members have two months to participate. At the end of May, admin will select the best photographs that have been uploaded on the Facebook group page and publish them in the gallery on the website. Members choose the winner. A book prize, sponsored by SA Hunters, will go to the winner of this challenge, which will be announced in June.

SA Hunters members that do not have a Facebook profile but who wants to enter the challenge, can enquire at sahuntphoto@gmail.com  or send your photographs with the relevant information required and your personal details to the same e-mail address with #myhometown in the subject line.

 2. Photography Club Cover Page

Every second week, admin selects a new photo for the cover page of the Photography Club’s Facebook page. Members are understandably delighted when their photographs are chosen for this prime spot. It also helps to keep the posts lively and interesting.

Admin looks for horizontal photographs that are simple yet striking with sufficient space for wording to be added. Members are welcome to share their photographs. Remember to label then with #coverpic.

The current cover page photograph was taken by Erika Meyer. Click here to view the photograph on Facebook.

Selected photographs that were not mentioned before, are as follows:

Click here for Rachelle van Niekerk‘s photograph on Facebook.

Click here for CJ Fouché ‘s photograph on Facebook.

Click here for Erika Meyer’s previous photograph on Facebook.

Click here to view the 2022 Cover page album and here for the 2021 Cover page album on the website.

 3. Mini photo challenge

Members that live in areas where the cosmos flowers bloom profusely, are invited to share their photographs of this year’s colour kaleidoscope on the Photography Club’s Facebook page with the heading #cosmos and where the photograph was taken. There is no prize for the winning photograph. It is just for fun! Click here to read the Facebook article.

POPI Act on Communication

Members of SA Hunters can select their options here to manage receipt of their monthly photography newsletters. The newsletter will still appear under general for a while but will soon be distributed from the news category for Photography.

Direct all photography related queries to Marette Bennett at sahuntphoto@gmail.com or phone 082 553 4719 during business hours.

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