Front Page

In the wake of the National Disaster that is the Corona Virus, we have decided that it would be prudent to cancel our meetings for the foreseeable future. Judging will still take place remotely and club members should submit their entries as usual.

Please refer to the communication sent to members. Please contact the committee for further information.

Welcome to the Tygerberg Photographic Society Website

The Tygerberg Photographic Society (TPS) is based in Durbanville, Western Cape, South Africa.


The aim of the club is promote photography, by bringing together photographers who wish to express their love for photography by taking photographs and by showing, sharing, evaluating and discussing with friends who share the same interests – those willing to learn more about photography from experts willing to share their knowledge – and those willing to share their expertise with others willing to learn more about photography.

Monthly competition meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of every month, January to November at All Saints Anglican Church, Durbanville. (Off Durban Road, into Baxter Avenue.)


Winning Image – “Bonded” by Carolyn Kewley

Best Beginner

  • Johan Viljoen

From the desk of the chairman

Dear TygerTogs!


It is official, the results are in! TPS has taken 5th place NATIONALLY on the Impala
ranking for the salon calendar year 2019/2020!!! It is only as a result of every entry
submitted by you. I cannot stress enough how filled with gratitude I am for every
single acceptance, every Certificate of Merit, and every medal you have earned. I
would like to pay tribute, right here and right now, to Christo la Grange who has
made Salons in our club his driving passion. It is with sadness that he is not able
to celebrate this incredible achievement with us, especially following all his
encouragement, his cajoling and his scolding. This honour is well-deserved.

Thank you Christo.

I also want to congratulate Marleen la Grange, for taking the top honours in the Western Cape on the Impala log with acceptances for PDI’s. In the print section, Marleen also came 5th in the Western Cape and Christo le Grange 6th! What an amazing achievement!

The following TPS members also made the Top 20 list for the Western Cape Impala Log:

  • Marleen la Grange (42 nationally)
  • Andre Stipp (63 nationally)
  • Leney Stipp (73 nationally)
  • Christo la Grange (90 nationally)
  • Johan van Wyk (126 nationally)
  • Stephen Burgstahler (130 nationally)
  • Lynne Kruger-Haye (143 nationally)
  • Desmond Labuschagne (160 nationally)

The position in brackets is out of 1206 people with acceptances!! Go TPS go!!!

But, that’s not all folks! Our very own Stephen Burgstahler had his own write-up on the blog of Nicol du Toit, and you can read the article on pages 33 and 34.

As we move firmly into the second half of the year, we start setting our sights on the Western Cape Inter-Club Competition which is traditionally hosted at the end of October. Of course COVID-19 has created major disruptions and has forced many innovations into our reality, also affecting the hosting of this event. It is most likely that we will not be able to produce the “normal” type of event this year and our hosts for 2020, Durbanville Photographic Club, are working on setting up a virtual evening.

Due to these constraints, it was agreed at the Western Cape Photographic Forum (WCPF) meeting last week that all entries will be Projected Digital Images (PDI’s) for the first time in history! Of course we honour prints in our processes, but it was felt that the logistics to bring this about during this time will prove too cumbersome and too costly to be effective. So, with this in mind, our TPS selection panel has jumped into action! We have tasked some experienced members to assist the committee in putting together a superlative lineup for us this year. Our thanks to Bennie Vivier, Frans du Bois, Robert Johnson, Clifford Wyeth, and Stephen Burgstahler for giving their time and expertise to assist in this process.

For those who not have experienced an “Inter-Club” before, this competition is essentially the Oscars of club photography in the Western Cape. TPS was the runner-up to the worthy Cape Town Photographic Society last year, and we are itching to lift that trophy once again! The are some constraints to club entries such as a maximum of only 2 entries per photographer, the club may only use images of those members who have declared TPS their main club, and only images entered into competition from 1 October 2019 are eligible.

At TPS, our panel will have well over a thousand images to sift through, bearing in mind the criteria. It is the job of the selection panel to narrow down the choices so that we are left with the best possible images for submission! Again, my heartfelt thanks to the team for agreeing to undertake this mammoth task!

We hosted our second successful Zoom competition evening last week, with quite a few members present online. Our thanks again to Merwe and Andre for their feedback on the images. Please do remember that the theme for August has changed to WATER – please refer to the guidelines for this in our set subject list. Our judge for next month is Juan Venter from Tafelberg.

Ok, that wraps up all the news from my side for now. Stay warm and stay safe!

Happy shooting!


Please see Erwin’s YouTube channel for April and May :

Erwin Kruger-Haye