CERPS 2022 AWARDS & RESULTS

CERPS 2022 AWARDS & RESULTS

Jacques Lourens "Best Junior Image" CERPS 2022

Congratulations to Jacques Lourens

from Benoni Camera Club for winning the

Best Junior Image

at CERPS 2022, called

Winter Eyes

CERPS 2022 RESULTS

JuniorSum of Score
Edenvale Photographic Club541
Springs Photographic Club502
Benoni Camera Club502
F-Stop Fotografiese Vereniging498
Boksburg Camera Club495
SeniorSum of Score
Boksburg Camera Club548
Edenvale Photographic Club546
F-Stop Fotografiese Vereniging540
Benoni Camera Club534
Springs Photographic Club524
Grand Total5230
ClubsSum of Score
Edenvale Photographic Club1087
Boksburg Camera Club1043
F-Stop Fotografiese Vereniging1038
Benoni Camera Club1036
Springs Photographic Club1026

October 2022 Newsletter

October 2022 Newsletter

OCTOBER 2022

Chairman's Chat

Maintaining Motivation for Taking Photos

Staying motivated with photography is more likely when you love what you are doing. This can mean having great camera gear to work with. It becomes more of a reality when you love what you are photographing.

Many beginner photographers are not consistent with what they photograph. Some move on and discover favourite topics they photograph for years. Others point their cameras at whatever random shiny thing attracts them. They may begin to wonder why they lose interest after a short time.

Having purpose and a plan is what motivates photographers. For professional photographers the purpose is clear. Paying the bills is a driving motivation until they become stars, then they can photograph what and how they like. For hobby photographers, discovering what they want to photograph is not so driven by need.
Once you do find what drives you, picking up your camera becomes a whole new experience. Your thought process will change. Hopefully, you’ll be so consumed by your passion you will of-ten think about it even when your camera is not with you.

Finding out what you like to take photos of is a process. Some people will discover this quickly, even before they buy their first camera. For others, it takes a while. One thing is for sure. The more you are aware of discovering your passion, the more opportunity you will have to find it.

Keeping an open mind about what and why you photograph will help you maintain motivation. Your photography will not grow stale when you are seeking to photograph the same things in a better way.

Learning to identify what you enjoy helps keep a freshness in your photography too. Life is nev-er idle. It changes by choices we make or sometimes because of circumstances beyond our control. Keeping an open mind and looking for new subjects to photograph is a great way of staying motivated.

Regards,
Shane

September 2022 Newsletter

September 2022 Newsletter

SEPTEMBER 2022

Chairman's Chat

Maintaining Motivation for Taking Photos

Staying motivated with photography is more likely when you love what you are doing. This can mean having great camera gear to work with. It becomes more of a reality when you love what you are photographing.

Many beginner photographers are not consistent with what they photograph. Some move on and discover favourite topics they photograph for years. Others point their cameras at whatever random shiny thing attracts them. They may begin to wonder why they lose interest after a short time.

Having purpose and a plan is what motivates photographers. For professional photographers the purpose is clear. Paying the bills is a driving motivation until they become stars, then they can photograph what and how they like. For hobby photographers, discovering what they want to photograph is not so driven by need.
Once you do find what drives you, picking up your camera becomes a whole new experience. Your thought process will change. Hopefully, you’ll be so consumed by your passion you will of-ten think about it even when your camera is not with you.

Finding out what you like to take photos of is a process. Some people will discover this quickly, even before they buy their first camera. For others, it takes a while. One thing is for sure. The more you are aware of discovering your passion, the more opportunity you will have to find it.

Keeping an open mind about what and why you photograph will help you maintain motivation. Your photography will not grow stale when you are seeking to photograph the same things in a better way.

Learning to identify what you enjoy helps keep a freshness in your photography too. Life is nev-er idle. It changes by choices we make or sometimes because of circumstances beyond our control. Keeping an open mind and looking for new subjects to photograph is a great way of staying motivated.

Regards,
Shane

August 2022 Newsletter

August 2022 Newsletter

AUGUST 2022

Chairman's Chat

Auto vs Manual

M2c
Many ‘Pro’ photographers say you need to shoot in manual … and as a result, I feel that too many photographers try to fit into that box, get disappointed with the results and feel that they can’t do photography.

I am not sure why this thought process is still touted so much in this modern day of photography …

Sure, way back when there was no other option, one had to shoot in manual, as it was the only available option. But I recall that when I bought my first DSLR in the 80’s, that they already had auto options then. If I remember correctly there were two trains of thought back then … some manufacturers went for auto Shut-ter speed, and others, Auto aperture.

Be that as it may, things have progressed way beyond that today, with computer technology. Cameras are very ‘smart’ these days, as they should be for what we pay for them …

So I feel we should make use of the technology that the manufacturers have put so much time, effort and money into … use the Automatic options that are availa-ble to you. It will definitely make your life as a photographer easier.

Saying that, you do need to know and understand when to use whatever Automatic option you choose.
You need to know how to shoot in manual as there are times that there is no other option than to use manual. The three main options are:

  • Auto shutter speed—you choose the Aperture you want, depending on the de-sired results and the camera will select the necessary shutter speed to give you the correct exposure depending on the ISO that is set.
  • Auto aperture—you choose the shutter speed and the camera will select the Aperture for the correct exposure.
  • Auto ISO—depending on the Shutter speed and Aperture you select, the cam-era will use the required ISO to correctly expose your image.

Practice and play with your auto and manual options, you may be pleasantly sur-prised by the results!

Regards,
Shane

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