Education and Development

The Education and Development evenings take place once a month, on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, starting at 19h00 in St Stephen's Church hall, Pinelands.

Main Objective:

It is important to acknowledge that improving one’s own level of photography can only be achieved by getting absorbed in photography from all perspectives. Hence the objective of the E&D programme, working in conjunction with Outings, is to expose our members to a cross section of recognized photographers working with varying genres, so giving them the opportunity to experiment with their own photography in guided situations with like-minded people.

It is not about “telling” you how to get that “perfect” shot (is there such a thing?), but rather the intent is to motivate you all to read about, and astutely view, top quality photography. A prime aim is to get you to move away from being controlled by “rules and marks”, and to rather encourage you to establish your own style of capturing that magic moment which caught your eye in the first place. No internationally renowned photographers stick to the “rules”, but by fully understanding the basic principles of photography they create their own style to present outstanding images; and most of them stress the need for a creative approach supported by a passionate commitment.

These evenings are worth attending and will take your photography to new levels!


18th October 2017  Talk by Johan Kloppers

We will be hosting well known photographer, Johan Kloppers, for a presentation on his travels through the Namibian Skeleton Coast and Kaokoland. Johan has won numerous photographic awards and is known as an outstanding wildlife photographer. He has done many trips through the northern parts of Namibia and can be regarded as an expert of that area. He has served as a director of the Photographic Society of South Africa for many years.

We are releasing this information early, because we will open it to other clubs in the Western Cape. You are advised to take your seat early.

15th November 2017  Talk by Roger Trythall

Roger Trythall, an intrepid traveller and one of our own and relatively new members, will give a presentation about Iceland, including the science behind the northern lights – a lecture he had recently given to the U3A group in Cape Town, which was extremely well received. Two of his passions are sailing, which he has done all over the world, and hiking that has taken him to some of the highest peaks in Europa, Africa (including Kilimanjaro and Mt Kenya), Patagonia, Iran, Asia and Nepal (including the Annapurna and Everest Regions). He has also travelled to the Antarctic, Central America, India, Pakistan, Namibia and many other sub-Saharan countries, as well as the Middle East, Burma and recently Cuba and Iceland.

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