- Welcome Ferdie van der Mescht
- Goodbye Devon Ferreira
- Computer Club badges for Sunridge uniforms
- Taking register
- Hand out comics
- Hand over to guest speaker (Mrs. Beverly Darlow)
However, we give Ferdie van der Mescht (codenamed “Cyber”) in grade 6 a warm welcome to our club. Ferdie is new to Sunridge Primary. Having only joined our school from the 3rd term, he missed all our computer programming lessons. However, he did the same June assessment as all the other grade 6 learners who had the benefit of attending all the computer programming lessons. Ferdie – with very little guidance – figured out what he had to do by himself and scored 95%.
Digital Photography by Mrs. Beverly Darlow.
Beverly Darlow, a professional photographer, was generous enough to take time out of her schedule as mom and photographer to cover some very interesting points regarding digital photography with us.
Armed with two little helpers and some impressive equipment, Beverly gave us a crash course on how to compose a decent photograph.
We learned about apertures, field of depth, shutter speeds, focus, daylight, shadows, angles, frames, etc. She also showed us some examples of good and not so good photographs and shared some of her experiences. We learned how important it is to consider the background when photographing a subject. It is now clear that a lot of preparation goes into taking a good photograph. Beverly also brought her whole backdrop kit and took some portrait photographs of our club members which I will email to the individuals as soon as I have received them from Beverly.
You can contact Beverly at Darlow Photography on 082 458 6502 for professional photographs. She does media, sports portraits, corporate events, etc.
I announced our own Computer Club Amateur Photography Competition tonight. Entry is free. EACH member must submit ONE recent (snapped between 18 October 2010 and 15 November 2010) photograph using the skills Beverly taught us this evening. The topic for this photographic competition is... wait for it... “fruit and vegetables”. So moms, if you see your potatoes going missing or you’re greeted with a smiling banana when you check the fruit bowl you can blame it on me.
Next Club Meeting
Our next club meeting is on Monday, 1 November 2010. With my birthday around the corner, I’ll have some cooldrink and cake for our members. So again, you can blame any spoiled appetites on me.
A big thank you to Beverly Darlow, our committed club members, and their parents who for dropping them off and collecting them – we really cannot do this without you.
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