Watch out I’m coming through © Judes Armstrong
Watch out I’m coming through © Judes Armstrong
Beach boogie © Carina de Klerk
Beach boogie © Carina de Klerk
Desert time © Victor Korsten
Desert time © Victor Korsten

Junior image of the month

Buffalo at Sunset © Marié Botes
Buffalo at Sunset © Marié Botes
Iconic Chobe elephants © Carina de Klerk
Iconic Chobe elephants © Carina de Klerk

SS, SIOM, IOM

Co piloting © Charles Naudé
Co piloting © Charles Naudé

Hallo

Welcome to the Hermanus Photographic Society (HPS). We love Hermanus and we love photography.

Club Notices


2024 Programme


January  No official club meeting
27 Jan: Photographing Polo event 
February7 AGM and club evening at 19:00
Judges: Lynne and Erwin Kruger-Haye (Ignite PC)
Set subject: Reflections
March6Club evening at 18:00
Judges: 
Phil Sturgess
David Wilson
Charles Naudé
Set subject: Shadows as art
April3Club evening at 18:00
Judge: Lesley Parolis (Cape Town PS)
Set subject: Using perspective
April 27 – May 1Cape Photographers’ Congress Calitzdorp
May8Club evening at 18:00
Judge: Francois Roux (Vanderbijlpark)
Set subject: A mono street scene
Note: The meeting will not be on 1 May as this is a public holiday, but on 8 May
June5Club evening at 18:00
Judge: David Benn (CCJ, Johannesburg)
Set subject: A sliver of light
June 7-17FynArts exhibition
https://hermanusfynarts.co.za
July3Club evening at 18:00
Judges: To be confirmed
Set subject: Flames and/or smoke
August7Club evening at 18:00
Judges: To be confirmed
Set subject: Picception (an image inside an image)
September4Club evening at 18:00
Judge: Sue Jewel (Savas – Welkom)
Set subject: A foggy or misty landscape
September 30 – October 4PSSA National Congress Parys 2024
October2Club evening at 19:00
Judge: Charmaine Joubert (Port Elizabeth CC)
Set subject: An action shot
November6Club evening at 19:00
Judges: Chris and Muriel Joubert (Randburg)
Set subject: Symmetry
December4Club evening at 19:00
Judges: To be confirmed
Set subject: Guilty pleasures

Club news

What's happening

Plenty of new things happening at Hermanus

A number of interesting changes are to be rolled out at the Hermanus Photographic Society (HPS) from March 2024. Read more "Plenty of new things happening at Hermanus"

President’s report presented at the 2024 annual general meeting

Reflecting on 2023 it has certainly been a good year. The Hermanus Photographic Society (HPS) has bounced back from a period of decline brought on by the impact of Covid and dwindling membership. The strong growth in members and images submitted monthly was underscored by many positive interactions at the club. Read more "President’s report presented at the 2024 annual general meeting"

Gallery of 2023’s monthly winners

Each month a winning image is selected from amongst the junior and senior photographers. The set subject changes monthly and is designed to test and challenge the technical and creative abilities of our members. The overall winner of the month is selected from any of these winning images. Read more "Gallery of 2023’s monthly winners"

Junior image wins the monthly competition

Judes Armstrong's action shot of an impala at the waterhole was selected by judge Robbie Aspeling as his favourite image of the evening. Judes is a three star worker and has performed consistently with her images this year. But Impulsive Impala was a notch above the rest. Read more "Junior image wins the monthly competition"

Welcome

Welcome to the Hermanus Photographic Society (HPS). We love Hermanus and we love photography. If you want to enhance your photography skills, meet new challenges, or meet people with similar interests, please come and join us.

The club meets on the first Wednesday of the month (not January) at the Dutch Reformed Church (NG Kerk) in Church Street, Hermanus at 19:00. Please check our meeting roster for the event details. As a prospective new member you are welcome to attend one of our meetings before making a final decision to join the club.

Our club aims to develop an interest in photography and to master the technical and artistic challenges presented. We do this by holding club competitions, organising outings, and developing interest groups. You do not have to enter images for judging; a lot of technical information can be learnt from the judging section of the evening. This information will assist and inspire you to try different techniques and develop your photographic skills.

Our monthly meetings strive to cater for everybody… from the beginner to the advanced photographer. Everyone is welcome.

HPS is affiliated to the Photographic Society of South Africa (PSSA).

If you have any queries please contact us at info@hermanusphoto.co.za

Club Committee

President/ChairCarina de Klerk
Vice Chair, art exhibitions and mediaDavid Wilson
Treasurer, membership and judge coordinatorPhil Sturgess
Secretary
PhotoVault administrator and advancementJudes Armstrong
Social and outingsNatasha Olivier
Venue management and club outingsDaniel Reddie
Ex officio
Editor SnapShot NewsletterCharles Naudé

Contact any of our committee members

E:Mail hermanusphoto@gmail.com

President’s report presented at the 2024 annual general meeting

Reflecting on 2023 it has certainly been a good year. The Hermanus Photographic Society (HPS) has bounced back from a period of decline brought on by the impact of Covid and dwindling membership. The strong growth in members and images submitted monthly was underscored by many positive interactions at the club.

September winning images

Application for Membership

If you are interested in joining the club, please contact one of our committee members, send us an email or complete the membership application form.

Annual membership fees are renewable in January. New members joining after January will pay a pro-rata fee.
Prospective members can attend two meetings before formally joining. Membership is subject to approval by the HPS Committee.

Membership fees for 2024 are

CoupleR475
SingleR350
Social member onlyR200
ScholarR200

2024 Membership Application in Word format