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AV Makers SA Club

We are delighted to announce that Charles Hulse FRPS AV-EFIAP AV-AAPS from Australia will be our guest speaker at the Ladybrand AV Convention, which takes place between 22nd and 25th September 2017.

Enquiries: Jeff Morris 082 840 5459 All bookings to: Liezel @ 082 847 2103

Our theme competition for 2017 "Life 2017’ was launched in January. The rules and details are on our website at Closing date is 4th November. Please start thinking about your entry now.

Cape Town Photographic Society AV Section

CTPS AV section meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month, at St Stephens Church Hall, Union Ave., off St Stephens Rd., Pinelands. Meetings start at 19h00. Please accept their warmest invitation and surprise them with your presence, should you be in the vicinity. Please contact Nellian Bekker at for more information.

Cosmos Camera Club

Judge training in Middelburg (Transvaal) area.

Cosmos Camera Club of Witbank are organising an AV training day on 18th March. Details will be announced later - anyone interested can obtain details from Anne d’Oliviera.

Garden Route

Over the weekend of 6th to 8th of January the club arranged an AV workshop conducted by Willem Oets at one of the members' houses. The course attendees all brought along previous and recent AVs which were discussed on the Friday. A model and landscape shoot was arranged on the Saturday from which the course participants had to produce an AV for discussion on Sunday morning. All the course attendees managed to create an AV for the Sunday morning and we all learnt a great deal about AV construction and presentation from Willem. Thanks must be extended to Schalk and Daleen Engelbrecht for organising and hosting this workshop.

Kleinmond, Western Cape

Kleinmond Kiekieklub's first AV evening on 17 November 2016, was a great success! One hundred and twenty available tickets were all snapped up in advance. People came from the surrounding villages. The audience responded with great appreciation for each presentation. For some, the presentations literally and figuratively gave them a new look on life. The program was a good mix of presentations by our own members, photographers of Hermanus and international photographers. The variety of styles and techniques have allowed for a very informative evening for those of us entering this new aspect of photography. We expect to have even more local contributions next time. The enthusiasm was remarkable. Thanks to the management, and especially Gerhard van Helsdingen, for the excellent organization. May it be the first of many such meetings.

Port Elizabeth Camera Club

The PECC Christmas Cheer was well-received, with approximately thirty people attending. Members had great joy producing and showcasing their AVs.

PECC is one of the judging stations for the 3-2-1, more information can be found at Other host countries are Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Netherlands. Thus far 9 entries were received, unfortunately none from South Africa.

The planning for the next AV convention in 2018 is the next big event, in conjunction with Garden Route. We are planning on inviting an International speaker. A suitable venue will be decided on soon.

The PECC International AV Salon will take place early in 2018, we hope to have another bumper entry.

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