Western Cape Photographic News

Newsletter from the PSSA Western Cape Regional Director

Update for clubs

Useful contact details

Download: Calendar of club meetings

Club emails & chairs/presidents  
Creative CC ChrisKinross
CTPSRichardGoldschmidt
DurbanvilleCoertVenter
Fish HoekKeithLyle
HelderbergSteveTrimby
HermanusElizmaFourie
KleinmondJannieHougaard
PaarlJanMarais
SwartlandAdriaanVlok
TafelbergMarianaVisser
TygerbergLynneKruger-Haye
West CoastAdrianVenter
WorcesterLinAdshade
WCPF email

Functionaries

  
WCPF chairNicoldu Toit
WCPF secretaryTrudidu Toit
WCPF treasurerFransdu Bois
PSSA DirectorJohanBester
Youth, Salon AcceptancesPhillipDe Lange
InterclubAliciaGreyling
Honours/ WCJFAntenieCarstens
WCJFCeliaFouche
Judges & speakers listMarleenla Grange
WCPF FacebookMarleenla Grange
Achievements/Communication AwardTrudiDu Toit

Western Cape Photographic Forum

All Western Cape clubs are invited to send up to two representatives to the quarterly meetings of the Western Cape Photographic Forum (WCPF), where issues of importance to clubs in the region are discussed. Meetings are held every three months on the last Saturday of the month. Contact the secretary  for more information.

I would like to request club chairs/presidents to please share the minutes and other forum information with their committee members and make them aware of relevant issues:

  • Interclub: due to Covid-19 there will not be a print category in the 2020 Interclub competition, but clubs will be allowed to double up on PDI entries. The awards evening will probably be a virtual event.
  • Honours advice group: Antenie Carstens is leading an advice group for Western Cape members who want to prepare a panel to apply for PSSA Honours this year. Contact Nicol du Toit or Antenie Carstens for further information.
  • Western Cape Judging Forum (WCJF), elsewhere known as JAP, is a two-year educational course with a gap year to educate prospective judges about different photographic genres and how to adjudicate them. Antenie Carstens has developed a comprehensive curriculum and finds speakers from across the country, while Celia Fouche, Alicia Greyling and Nicol du Toit assists with the admin. The next course starts early in 2021.
  • Joint club membership: During the 2018 Interclub competition problems occurred because images from two club members were entered by more than one club, who were not aware of the photographers’ dual membership. This is against the rules. Please make sure that all club members indicate their primary club, which is the only club that may enter their images for any competition (PSSA, Interclub etc.). Members must also be made aware that they must inform all clubs they belong to if they join another club, or if they change their designated primary club.
  • Changes to club details: Remember to update any changes to your club venue, meeting times and contact person on the PSSA website and address details on the membership database –  please email webmaster@pssa.co.za or the membership secretary Ria Katzke at membership@pssa.co.za. Remember to also update your club’s website/Facebook page.
  • Judges available: Marleen la Grange is maintaining a list of Western Cape judges who have completed the Judging Forum (Jap) course, or have Honours, or who have a lot of experience of judging, to make it easier for clubs to find judges for club competitions.
  • Facebook postings: the Western Cape Photographic Forum is an organisation for all photographic clubs in the region and the WCPF Facebook page is open to all club members in the Western Cape. We’d like to encourage you to join the page, where you can share your own images and club information. Contact Marleen la Grange to join the group. Please remember, you may only share your own images, but may encourage all club members to share theirs.

Club meetings calendar

Find information on the monthly meeting dates of the clubs by downloading the calendar here.

PSSA reminders

  • Monthly competitions: Please remember to enter your club’s winning senior and/or junior (1-3 star) photos in the monthly PSSA competition – a club representative (ideally the chairperson) submits the senior or junior club winner via Photo Vault at http://www.photovaultonline.com. Also, remember that you may enter two images in January as the competition will not be judged at the end of December.
    So far, images from clubs like CTPS, Hermanus, Paarl, Swartland and Creative Camera Club have been doing very well. Alert your club members that individual PSSA members can also submit one image per month in the PSSA website competition on photovaultonline.com.
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