From the PRO – March 2018

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Into March already and we hope that you are all still enjoying your photography and being inspired and continuing to inspire us all.   We all enjoy seeing and sharing in this hobby of ours – please continue to do so.

Photography sets apart from every other activity, it saves one single moment from a stream of real-life action and fixes it forever, or at least until you decide to throw it away.

We all use cameras now (even though many of them accept incoming calls as well), so photography these days is less about quietly appreciating other people’s images and more about shooting our own.

diaryUP AND COMING EVENTS FOR YOUR DIARY

Please keep checking our web site for all the latest events which are updated on a regular basis.

 

fiapFIAP BIENNIALS – Nature and Black and White. Closing 25 March – Click on the banner on the home page for more information.  We need your entries for this as it would be great to see South Africa winning these sections. Entries already open on Photovault.

 

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CONGRESSES

Many Congresses coming up, please support them if you can as we know Congresses are great opportunities for the cammeraderie as well as the huge learning opportunities.

 

PRINCE ALBERT CONGRESS:  18 – 22 March

NEP CONGRESS:  18 – 20 May

KZN CONGRESS:  2 June

AV MAKERS LADYBRAND AV CONVENTION:  31 Aug – 2 Sep

PORT ELIZABETH – OUR VERY OWN PSSA NATIONAL CONGRESS:  30 Sep – 5 Oct

and more!

ALL INFORMATION ON OUR WEB SITE

expoPHOTO AND FILM EXPO:  26 – 29 JULY:  PSSA will be participating – please support this event when possible.

OUR MONTHLY CLUB WINNING IMAGES AND WEB SITE COMPETITIONS – As always great to see the work being done around the country. CONGRATS as always to our monthly winners. It would be great to see more of our clubs entering these competitions every month.   Also just remember the web site competition is for PSSA members only. Check out all the entries on our web site and appreciate and enjoy them.

board copyINTERIM BOARD MEETING – We held an interim board meeting recently and as always challenges, strategies, membership and the way forward for PSSA in all ways possible were discussed. We enjoy getting members’ feedback as you are our Society. Please continue to do so.

CLOTHING – remember PSSA has a stock of clothing always and we can get more if necessary if your size is not in our present stock, please contact me as PRO for more info on our clothing.

Looking at, to end our Newsletter this month, there are so much photography unique abilities out there.   The ability to freeze a moment in time has long been heralded for its aesthetic and philosophical implications.   But there are also captured moments that are even more powerful than a frozen frame of tense action, which also speak to photography’s artistic strengths. A very interesting extract from a Book “Capturing the Moment” by Michael Freeman.

Thank you and keep feeding us with these artistic strengths, they are inspiring for all of us.

EVELYN – PRO