From the PRO – February 2018


GREAT NEWS is that our President Anne and our 1st Vice President Francois are well on the road to recovery and are already coming back fighting fit. Keep on getting stronger and look after yourselves.

thumbs upAs always CONGRATULATIONS to our monthly winners from our Clubs and from our members on our web site competitiion. Once again lovely work being done around the country.   Click on these links for the junior, senior and web site winners and view all the images and the stories attached to the winning images as it is inspirational to read how and where the authors took the images. 

newspaperPlease also visit our web site and read the newsletters that come in from many of the clubs around the Country, this also is very inspiring and shows us what our clubs are doing for this wonderful hobby of ours – photography – and I am sure we as club members will get some great ideas from them.  All the newsletters are also easily accessable from the home page under RECENTLY PUBLISHED in the left hand margin.

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MEMBERSHIP – It is that time of the year coming up soon when your membership fees will be due but unfortunately some members still have not paid last year’s membership fees. This could be due to you not having received the notices which means that perhaps your details have changed and you did not inform our Membership Secretary.   PLEASE can you check with our membership secretary, Ria Katzke that your details are correct on our system if you feel you did not receive reminders etc., for this.   THANK YOU, we appreciate you doing this as we hate to lose you as members of our Society.


fiap logoINVITATION TO PARTICIPATE in the 2018 FIAP BIENNIALS – These are team competitions between the member countries of FIAP and this year there is a Nature Biennial as well as a Black and White Biennial.  The Nature Biennial is being hosted by the Photographic Society of Oman and we are hosting the Black and White Biennial. Please click here for all the relevant information. The closing date is the 25th March and you enter via Photovault. PLEASE SUPPORT THIS EVENT.


Category 1 up to the age of 16 – Category II up to the age of 21

CLOSING DATE 31/3/2018Click here for the brochure or find it under the YOUTH tab on the web site.


PSSA COE Closing date 20/03/2018 
FIAP Youth Biennial31/03/2018
PSA Youth Show case13/04/2018
PSSA Up and Coming Competition28/04/2018
2nd PSSA Youth Salon22/06/2018
PSSA COE Closing date01/08/2018
PSSA Up and Coming Competition27/10/2018

Please contact Francois Venter – The Director responsible for the Youth Division for any further information with regard the Youth Competitions.   

Well 2018 has certainly started with a bang for PSSA as it is all systems go with new ideas coming to the fore for the Board to look at, so please continue to send us your feedback and ideas where we still can encourage and improve our services to you as our members.

Good luck to all the applicants who have applied for their Honours, we wish all of you everything of the best.

  • “If the photographer is interested in the people in front of the lens, and if he or she is compassionate, it’s already a lot. The instrument is not the camera but the photographer.”
    — Eve Arnold