Camera club awards best ‘shots’

2015-06-25 06:00
;Top photographers from the Uitenhage Camera Club (from left) Madeleine Higgs (runner-up: photographer of the year), Rodney Rudman (photographer of the year), Elmari van de Merwe (most improved photographer of the year). Absent: Hendrik Frier (third:

;Top photographers from the Uitenhage Camera Club (from left) Madeleine Higgs (runner-up: photographer of the year), Rodney Rudman (photographer of the year), Elmari van de Merwe (most improved photographer of the year). Absent: Hendrik Frier (third:

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The exact place where you should be to develop your technique and ability in photography is with fellow “togs” or photographers.

This is according to Albertyn Potgieter from the Uitenhage Camera Club, where members meet every first Monday night of the month to practise the art of capturing the moment and appreciating the beauty of life.

The club recently held its annual prize giving during which its top achievers of the year were rewarded for their efforts.

The photographer of the year is Rodney Rudman with Madeleine Higgs as runner-up and Hendrik Frier in third position. The prize for the most improved photographer of the year went to Elmari van de Merwe whilst life honorary membership of the Uitenhage Camera Club was awarded to Trevor Butler.

At the same meeting, Joan Hoyle achieved the near impossible by recording two full scores (15/15) for entries. “This equals the recording of two hole in ones in a single round of golf,” said Albertyn Potgieter from the Uitenhage Camera Club.

The club is alive and well with 27 active members entering the monthly competitions. Every month there is a set subject and an open category in which photographers compete.

Monthly meetings are held on the first Monday night of the month at 19:00 where experienced photographers judge and comment on the entries in the different categories. Mid-month meetings are held where training in Photoshop is provided.

“The club strives to keep a balance between operating on a professional basis and keeping the social feel amongst members.

“This month the club bids goodbye to Lions Heart Restaurant, our meeting venue for the last couple of years. The club would like to thank Ogies and Linda Coleske sincerely for their support to the club,” said Potgieter.

The new venue from July this year, will be VJ’s Restaurant in Graaff Reinet Road.

The club invites anyone that is interested in improving his/her photography skills to join them on meeting nights. “We constantly welcome new, inexperienced photographers to the club. Anybody interested in joining should not feel that his/her skills are below par to become a member of the club.”

For more information contact Albertyn on 082 8907 594 or Reinette 079 4972 142 or send us an e-mail at The next Club meeting is on Monday, the 6th of July

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