FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When do you meet?
1st Wednesday of every month, 18h30 for 19h00 until ±21h30
Where do you meet?
Northfield Methodist Church, Aerodrome Dr, Airfield, Benoni, 1501
How do I join?
Please download the Application Form
An annual payment (which includes the monthly light dinner) is required before you can start submitting photographs.
What is the cost and where can I pay?
New Members once off : R100.00 admin fee,
Annual fee of : R400.00,
Students under 21 : R300.00,
Non-member regular visitor : R200.00
What are the BANKING DETAILS?
Benoni Camera Club Bank
ACC NO: 29525870
Branch Code 632005
USE NAME & SURNAME AS A REFERENCE
What happens at your club?
Between 40 and 60 members come along to view their own and other members displayed photographs. We have a different judge each month that will critique and give advice on your photograph and then award each photograph a bronze, silver, gold, or Certificate of Merit (COM) (the highest award).
Can I join and come to meetings without entering photographs, until I feel ready to enter?
Certainly. You may even enter a “comment ONLY” image to get some indication of what the judge thinks of your image.
I want to come and see what happens at you club. Who do I speak to when I arrive?
Committee Members wear YELLOW name tags. They will ask you if you would like to sit next to another member who will chat to you during the evening to explain the goings on. Alternatively e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Are refreshments served at meetings?
Yes, tea and coffee along with a light dinner.
Do I have to enter every month?
Do I have to be present at the club on the night that I entered photographs?
No, you do not have to be at the club. It is better to be at the club though, as you will hear what the judge says about your images and you will learn how to improve.
How many photos may I submit each month?
Each member is allowed to submit a total of 2 photos from any category each month.
Set Subjects is 1 entry per category
What is ʻEʼ Photographs?
ʻEʼ (electronic) photographs are your images captured digitally and displayed through an overhead projector.
Do you have a newsletter?
Yes, it is added to WhatsApp, available on the facebook page and on the website under newsletters https://www.benonicameraclub.co.za/newsletters/.
What kind of photographs can I take and what sizes?
We have 7 different categories into which you have the option to enter:
- NA – Nature
- SC – Land /Sea / City Scapes
- PI – Pictorial / Open
- AR – Contemporary / Experimental / Altered Reality
- PO – Portraiture / Figure Study
- PJ – Photojournalism / Photo travel / Sport
- SL – Floral / Stil life
At the end of each year (December) we hold a “Most Versatile Photographerʼ competition where ONE image of each category entered over the past year is submitted; a total of SEVEN images;
1 Star workers may enter EIGHT (one additional entry for the Beginnersʼ Open Trophy).
Sizes are explained here and in the Monthly Newsletter.
You will receive a newsletter from the previous month once you have signed up for membership. Please ask a member to explain the criteria.
NORTHFIELD METHODIST CHURCH, BENONI
Cathy Dooley 082 858 4832
E-mail the Club:
When and Where
Meetings held every 1ST WEDNESDAY
of the month
18h30 for 19h00 PROMPT
Photo vault deadline:
Sunday 12 midnight before meeting
Images must be 1920 x 1080 pixels, SRGB Colour Space & less than 2MB file size.
Northfield Methodist Church,
Cnr Aerodrome Road & Webb Street, Benoni