Senior Club Competition Winners Aug 2018

Congratulations to Jacques Sellschop from Hibiscus Coast Photographic Society, again!

He is our August winner with his image “Spooked at twentieth”

I think the element of luck in this one far outweighed any notions of knowledge or design. But I thought it would make a rather nice material design in cotton print.

Here is my confession:
It was in the near darkness of 5pm on a mid-winter’s evening at the Djuma property in the Sabi Sands reserve. The challenge set by our host, Villiers Steyn of the ‘At Close Quarters, Big Cat Safari’ adventure was to “…. try a slow shutter speed like a 60th, or even a 50th, and pan when you take the next shot.” Of course, I had to be extra smart and chose a 20th of a second. That was on a Nikon D4 with 70-200mm lens at 200mm. An ISO of 1000 with an EV of +.3 offered an aperture of f13. Something spooked a herd of Impala just as I was gathering my wits to handhold a 200mm lens at a 20th on a vehicle in the bush. I panned and prayed. A textile company has offered to buy the result as a material design for curtains and cushion covers.

Warm regards, and best wishes for the excellent work you guys continue to do by inspiring photographers across the country.



Our 1st runner-up is Jannes Drotsky from Bethal Fotografieklub with “Reier vangs”

2018.08 02 Jannes Drotsky Bethal Fotografie Klub Reier vangs


Our 2nd runner-up is Michiel Duvenhage from Bloemfontein Kameraklub with “Berghaan”

2018.08 03 Michiel Duvenhage Bloemfontein Kameraklub Berghaan 6 ktp 18


Thank you to the judges.  They were:

Johann van der Walt from Sandton Photographic Society
Koot Marais from Bloemfontein Camera Club
Anne d’Oliveira from Camera Club of Johannesburg


Click here for the Aug 2018 scoresheet for Seniors

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This is a PSSA monthly competition where clubs enter their monthly Senior winner onto Photovault. Appointed judges select the winning image.  The monthly winner gets displayed on the home page of our Web site for the duration of the month.  

For the Senior Club Competion Winner of the Month a club representative (ideally the Chairperson) submits the Senior club winner via Photovault at

Instructions on how to upload your entry onto Photovault, can be dowloaded here  doc

At the end of the PSSA calendar year (30 June of each year) the Senior Club Competition Winning Image of the Year is selected.