From the PRO – October 2017

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Well at last our summer is here, our National Congress is over and new leadership roles of PSSA are now all in place.

First of all congratulations to our new President Anne d’Oliveira, we wish Anne everything of the best in this new role.

Congrats to Francois Roux – our First Vice President and to Leon Jacobs our Second Vice President. All important roles in our Society, please give them all, as members, your full support as they meet and face the new challenges in the way forward for our Society.

Thank you to Francois Rousseau, our Past President, who has led the Society over the past two years.

Our National Congress this year with the theme “The Streets of Jozi” gave our delegates many new challenges which they faced and displayed very well indeed with the amazing images that we have seen to date. The speakers were an inspiration to all and left the delegates with some mind blowing ideas in going forward in this hobby of ours – photography.  Read the Congress Feedback here.

2018 National Congress being held in Port Elizabeth is already well into its planning stages – information will be published on the web site as soon as it becomes available and will be updated on a regular basis.

Congratulations to all our yearly winners in all our competitions July 2016 to June 2017 – all info and details are available under the RESULTS tab on our web site or just click here. Let us see the numbers in these competitions expanding in this current year.

Our Final Magazine for the year which is in its final process of compiling and printing will contain lots of information on all of the above, look out for it in your post boxes around the end of October/beginning of November.

Congratulations as always to this month’s senior and junior club competiton and web site competition winners, as always great images showing us the work being done around the country – the judges continue to be impressed and honoured to judge these images. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

It is so easy for us to look at things, we do it constantly without giving it a thought. It gets us through the day but how often do we stop to really see what we are looking at.

When photographing anything one cannot be a casual observer, we have to look for the relationship within a scene, no matter what scene it is – a studio scene, a street scene, a landscape, an architectural shot etc.

To create good photographs, we have to learn to see the light, the composition of lines, shapes and forms. This is what we could call “relationships within the scene”.

Some of us are drawn to wildlife, to landscapes, to portraits etc., and every photographic opportunity presents us with challenges. Ansel Adams was drawn to the land and more specifically to the mountains and these were his powerful images but all his work was outstanding as he looked for the “relationship within the scene”.

The thought for this month think about “Relationship within the Scene”