Club News

2015 Year End Function

Friday, 04 December 2015 02:00
During the course of the year the Beachcombers Club members entered a combined total of 788 images for judging. This resulted is some stiff competition between the members.4 of our members entered the maximum amount of 44 images for the year, with Nobby Clarke taking the top spot based on points and was awarded “Most entries For the Year”Tracey Sadie has produced some great images this year and was awarded “Novice Photographer of the Year”.Brad Gray is one of the members that consistently enters High Quality images and as a result of his efforts was awarded “The Most Improved Photographer…

Tower Bridge Photo Edit Competition

Wednesday, 07 October 2015 02:00
We recently held a club competition. Provided were 5 images of the same subject, just shot with different exposures. What we wanted was a maximum of 2 images per photographer. Photographers decided on how many of the images they wanted to use to blend, paste, HDR or which exposure to process. Images judged by Hendrik Louw.

NSRI Boat Shoot Images

Saturday, 01 August 2015 02:00
Collection of images taken by members who attended the NSRI Boat Shoot on the 23rd May

Water Tower Comp

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 02:00

Ngoya Landscape Outing

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 02:00
Date: 20th June 2015Leaving From North Coast 1stop South Engen Service Station on the N2 at 2pm SHARP. Bakkie or 4x4 will be able to handle the track.We will head South on the N2 and take the Mtunzini off ramp, Top of the off ramp turn RIGHT (Image 06) and head to the Garage. At Garage T Junction TURN LEFT (Image 07) onto the R102 heading SOUTH.Drive 5KM and take road to RIGHT (Image 08). Stay on this tar road all the way until you reach the track turnoff on your RIGHT. The Track TURN OFF will be just after you…

Club Outing: 23 May- NSRI Boat Shoot

Thursday, 21 May 2015 02:00
All looking good for the 23rd May and the NSRI Boat Shoot.Would like members who will be joining the shoot to please be at Navel Island at 3pm, want to go through what the boats will be doing and talk about some camera settings etc. We will be having an incoming tide so plenty of water for the boats to get in close. You can use various lens, boats will be presenting at various angles and distances throughout the shoot. Remember to dress warmly, expecting the wind to blow.

Photographer of the year 2014

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 02:00
Hein Beukes

2014 Year End Function

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 02:00
The Beachcomber's Year End function was held at the NSRI on Tuesday, 2 December 2014 where the Club's performance and was growth was highlighted, special thanks were made and, most importantly, trophies were awarded...Highlights For 2013 one of our main goals was to get more members and for 2014 it was to increase the photo quality. Currently our membership stable (about 85 after it doubled in 2013). Salon participation: total number of acceptances went from 129 in 2013 to 307 for 2014 - without the last salon... We had 18 medals and 52 COMs so far! Judging changed in order…
Gavin Fordham and his men with their flying machines entertained the Beachcombers on Billy's Hill for aerial photography practiceOn the 23rd August, 12 Beachcombers camera club members headed out to Billy's hill just outside Empangeni to take part in an aviation photo shoot.The weather was great, pity we had no clouds in the sky. We had a total of 6 aircraft that took part, a big THANK YOU to Stephen Lombard for arranging the flying side!!!Once we were all on top of the hill at around 3pm had a debrief of the afternoon events, and then it was off to find…

Beachcombers May Outing 2014

Monday, 02 June 2014 02:00
Daryl Visser & Hein Beukes Hosted a Monochrome Outing at Pelican Island.It was a gorgeous, warm and sunny winter's day, Pelican Island abundant with beachgoers. Fishermen, paddle boats, kiteboards and kids all having fun and at 2.30pm, along trundled a group armed with Camera Backpacks, cameras, lenses and tripods..... Definitely not the "Average Joe's" beach gear, but least Daryl's cooler-box made us look like we fitted in with the crowd!This month's outing was a 2 part event. The aim was that we all take similar photographs of the same subject and then following a talk and demonstration on post processing,…

Hein and the Harbour Boys - 23 January 2014

Friday, 24 January 2014 02:00
20+ people joined Hein Beukes at the Small Craft Horbour for a Twilight & Night photography session.The evening began with a beautiful sunset, for a moment we forgot that we were there to learn about night photography and everyone just clicked away, capturing the beautiful display of colours unfolding in front of our eyes.There was a quick sharing of information and general settings to be used as a baseline. All found their preferred angle and clicked away. The "Silver Sea" passenger ship provided some needed focus and formed the lead subject between the reflected lights.With some groans and pains, Graeme…

Year End Function 2013

Friday, 13 December 2013 02:00
The 2013 photo year was truly a highlight for me. It is so rewarding to look back at where we were, and where we are now a year later. I will never be able to mention everything but here goes. Hendrik Louw - Chairman.2013 HighlightsOur Membership Doubled the past year!We had very good talks, two training sessions, many practical's, various competitions... more than enough learning opportunities!PSSA National Congress was at St Lucia this year and what an opportunity to meet and learn from some of the best photographers in SA. 7 Beachcombers attended.KZN interclub photo circuit and AGM was attended by three of…
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