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In the wake of the pandemic and the need to ensure the safety of our members, we will be meeting virtually – via ZOOM – until further notice. All standard competition submission processes are to be followed as usual, with the exception of prints which will be excluded from competitions for now.

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.

Our mission for 2021 is to honour COMMUNITY BEFORE COMPETITION, with the emphasis on member support, education and encouragement while still maintaining the very high standard of work we have become known for!

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 – “Ice Queen” by Mariana Visser

Best Beginner

  • Sharon Nowacki-Olsen

Star Advancement

  • Sharon Nowacki-Olsen (1 Star to 2 Stars)

From the desk of the chairperson

Dear TygerTogs,

I am sure that many of us are waving goodbye to 2020 with a massive sigh of relief. The challenges, struggles, joys and tears have made this last year one of the most difficult in a very long time. The clock rolling over to a minute past midnight on New Year’s Eve, while hugely symbolic, doesn’t change a thing at all – and we would do well to remember the lessons (many of them painfully) we learned these last few months.

Each of us has our own story to tell, and tell it we must! Use your photography to tell these stories – the old and the new. Use your camera as a means of documenting these challenges, as well as the joys, and preserve those memories.

For many of us 2020 has reshaped our lives and our thinking. Here at TPS, the committee has embraced that challenge and are raring to go, as we aim to make this new year jampacked with excitement, learning and fellowship. We have already brought about several innovations toward the end of 2020 (the Image Review Evening and the #LEVEL.UP programme) and intend to build upon that success.

As I welcome you into the new TPS year, I want to introduce our intention for 2021:
COMMUNITY BEFORE COMPETITION – Traditionally, competition is what has driven TPS and has helped place our club firmly at the top, and as your leadership team for 2021, we want to introduce the spirit of greater community ahead of the drive to just win for winnings sake. We want TPS – collectively – to win!

This has led to a huge focus on education, the sharing of knowledge and the call for
commitment from each of us. We have streamlined our processes, realigned strategy and done some out-of-the-box thinking, and all we ask is that for 2021 you commit. Commit to attending our events, whether virtual or physical as context dictates. Commit to working
on your craft and submitting your very best work. Commit to supporting each other,
supporting our initiatives and to help make this amazing club even greater!

All of these initiatives will be shared in due course so stay tuned, get excited and dust off your gear – TPS is about to LEVEL UP!!!

I wish you and your families a blessed and joyous festive season, and a fabulous new year!

2020 Year end function gallery