Photography News 9 November 2021
New in this month’s newsletter:
*Winners of the 2021 photography competition
*Photography challenge #cats gallery and winner
*New photo challenge #landscape
SA Hunters Amateur Photography Competition
- Photography Competition 2021
The 2021 photography competition officially ends with the announcement of the winners in the various categories and the Top 20 winners. Congratulations to all these members!
Sasha Mulder is the PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR after winning in all three categories.
Pierre van der Berg’s photograph of the Fish Eagle was chosen as the PHOTOGRAPH OF THE YEAR
Here is the link to the 2021 winners and the Top 20 gallery on the SA Hunters website.
|2021 SA Hunters – Photography Competition Category Winners and the Top 20|
|1||Photographer of the year||Sasha Mulder||085537|
|1||Photograph of the year||Pierre van der Berg||023848||Fish Eagle Chobe River Kasane|
|1||Category winner||Fauna and Flora||Pierre van der Berg||023848||Fish Eagle Chobe River Kasane|
|2||Category 2nd place||Fauna and Fora||Edmund Hatting||035112||White-throated swallow Zebulo|
|3||Category 3rd place||Fauna and Flora||Pieter Johan du Plessis||098277||Lesser flamingo Postmasberg|
|1||Category winner||Our Cultural Heritage||Sasha Mulder||085537||Put on the coffee Phalaborwa|
|2||Category 2nd place||Our Cultural Heritage||Phillip Campher||052497||Morning coffee Ellisras|
|1||Category winner||Conservation in Action||Sasha Mulder||085537||Firefighting Phalaborwa|
|2||Category 2nd place||Conservation in Action||Sasha Mulder||085537||Batsha the Elephant Phalaborwa|
|1||Top 20||Fauna and Flora||Pierre van der Berg||023848||Fish Eagle Chobe River Kasane|
|2||Top 20||Fauna and Flora||Edmund Hatting||035112||White-throated swallow Zebulo|
|3||Top 20||Fauna and Flora||Pieter Johan du Plessis||098277||Lesser Flamingo Postmasberg|
|4||Top 20||Conservation in Action||Sasha Mulder||085537||Firefighting Phalaborwa|
|5||Top 20||Fauna and Flora||Sarel van der Westhuizen||086949||Misty sunrise Zululand|
|6||Top 20||Fauna and Flora||Pierre van der Berg||023848||Hippo Chobe River Kasane|
|7||Top 20||Fauna and Flora||Mienkie Liversage||050735||Lesser racket tailed drongo Kgalagadi|
|8||Top 20||Fauna and Flora||Leon du Plessis||027981||Sea gull Bloubergstrand|
|9||Top 20||Fauna and Flora||Tommy Liversage||02413||Lioness Kgalagadi|
|10||Top 20||Fauna and Flora||Pierre van der Berg||023848||Black-backed jackal Zimanga GR|
|11||Top 20||Fauna and Flora||Pierre van der Berg||023848||Cheetah Samara Private GR|
|12||Top 20||Fauna and Flora||Sasha Mulder||085537||Dragonfly Phalaborwa|
|13||Top 20||Fauna and Flora||Mienkie Liversage||050735||Springbok lamb Kgalagadi|
|14||Top 20||Fauna and Flora||Edmund Hatting||035112||Shelduck Secunda|
|15||Top 20||Conservation in Action||Sasha Mulder||085537||Batsha the Elephant Phalaborwa|
|16||Top 20||Fauna and Flora||Herman Fouché||024124||Cape Gannet Lambertsbaai|
|17||Top 20||Fauna and Flora||Pierre van der Berg||023848||Leopard Sabi Sand|
|18||Top 20||Fauna and Flora||Edmund Hatting||035112||Lilac-breasted roller Marloth Park|
|19||Top 20||Our Cultural Heritage||Sasha Mulder||085537||Put on the coffee Phalaborwa|
|20||Top 20||Fauna and Flora||Joe Bester||112512||Impala lily Bolougne|
- Photography Competition 2022
The 2022 Photography Competition started on 1 October 2021 and will close on 30 September 2022. Entries for December and January are combined for adjudication purposes.
The new categories in the 2022 Amateur Photography Competition are:
1) Fauna en Flora DSLR/mirrorless
2) Fauna en Flora Smart Phone
3) Branch activities DSLR/mirrorless/smart phone
4) On the Shooting Range DSLR/mirrorless/smart phone
5) The Hunt DSLR/mirrorless/smart phone (people and animals during the hunt, but not photographs of hunted animals. Send your photographs of trophy and hunted animals to email@example.com for Bokspog in SA Jagter/SA Hunter. REMEMBER to adhere to firearm and hunting safety measures when taking photographs under these circumstances.)
REMEMBER to adhere to firearm and hunting safety measures when taking photographs under these circumstances.
Click here for explanation of the themes, updated rules and entry requirements.
SA Hunters Photography Club
News and events of the Photography Club are available on Facebook. Click here to join and invite your friends.
The Facebook highlights of the Photography Club is available on SA Hunters website under the Photo Blog here.
- Photography Club Photo Challenge
*October’s photograph challenge #cats
We received more than 180 photographs. The winner is Marius Taljard with his exceptional photograph of a caracal in golden light. Click here for the link on Facebook to see Marius’ photograph.
*November’s photograph challenge is #landscape
November’s photograph challenge is landscapes. This includes farming and agriculture, sunrises and sunsets, rivers, dams, mountains, etc.
Photograph entries must include all the information according to the Club rules, i.e., what, where, camera model and settings (ISO, F-stop, shutter speed) or smart phone model. Photographs without this information, will not be placed.
Participants may only submit photographs that they have taken themselves.
Members may only post one photograph at a time to ensure that all photographs are clearly visible. There is no limit on the number of entries.
The best photographs will be announced on the first day of December after which members can vote for their favourites. The best photograph will be included in the gallery on SA Hunters’ website.
Members of SA Hunters that do not have a Facebook page can also participate. Send queries to firstname.lastname@example.org or send your cat photographs with the relevant information to the same e-mail address with #landscapes in the subject line.
- Photography Club Cover
We select a new photograph for the cover every fortnight. Stephanie Schutte’s photograph of a misty sunrise and sheep on the farm is our cover for the next two weeks. Click here to view on Facebook.
The gallery for the cover page entries is available on SA Hunters’ website here.
- Photo stories
Sasha Mulder’s entry of Batsha the elephant in the category of Conservation in Action, earned her a silver award in the photography competition, gave us an idea for a new challenge for our Photograph Club members, namely Photo Stories. Read Sasha’s photography story about BATSHA the elephant hier.
We invite all SA Hunters members to send their photo story email@example.com with PHOTO STORIES in the subject line.
A photo story entry must include the following:
- A series of four or more photographs
- Photographs must be at least 2mb
- Photographs must not include watermarks or frames
- Describe the story in one paragraph of text
- Information must include what, when, why, and other interesting facts and observations.
- Information on the camera and lens used
The Photography manager will assess all entries according to quality and adherence to the rules.
POPI Act on communication
SA Hunters’ members can manage their options here for receiving the monthly photography newsletter. The newsletter will appear under general for a while, but will be sent soon under its own category, Photography.
Direct all photography queries to Marette Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone during business ours on 082 553 4719.