Frequently asked questions
The Hunters of Light is brand, spanking new (still has plastic on the seats), so there are bound to be some great questions as the Community develops and we will use these to improve where we can. If you do not see your question here, please complete the form provided and we will get back to you and of course, add it to the list below.
The Community was born out of the Facebook Group created under Lockdown. I felt there was a need for a Community where we could come together and improve our photography in an environment without the bullies pushing their agenda or viewpoint. The objective is to educate, motivate and inspire and do it in a supportive way.
We were all in that position when we started. The best way to improve is to take part. Join a discussion forum, submit your images for critique and soak up the knowledge that the community has to offer. Upload your images, listen to the feedback and repeat.
You can also join the Beginners group and find members in a similar situation.
There are a number of ways you can contribute – the main one being to help other members by sharing your knowledge. That is huge and it will make you feel all warm and fuzzy too 🙂
It may sound naive, but it would be amazing to have a community whose members just want to help people succeed. It can be as simple as a camera setting or a technique you have developed – share it with the community and answer the questions you can when you can.
If you would like become a contributor please send us an email using firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s see how we can make it happen.
Joining the Hunters of Light is really easy, at this stage we have 2 membership options. If you would just like to watch from the sidelines, you can join at no cost and get a feel for it. The downside is that you do not have access to all the content.
If you would like to access all the content and participate fully (Forums, competitions, tutorials), you will need to join the paid option (Monthly or annual subscription)
The Hunters of Light is a global Community – if you love photography, you are welcome.
If however you are not based in South Africa, physical prizes or giveaways cannot be shipped to you. I would love a shipping partner to come on board, but until then you will need to pay for the shipping if it cannot be collected.
If you signed up initially as an f32 member to get a feel for the site and would like to upgrade, all you need to do is go to Community > My Account. Just below your current membership level, click the CHANGE link. When the next page loads, scroll to the bottom and select the membership level you would like to subscribe to.
You can choose a monthly subscription or make an annual payment (1 month free) and there are a few options available to you.
- Visa and MasterCard credit/debit cards
- Instant EFT
You can cancel your membership at any time by visiting Community > My Account. Just below your current membership level, click the CANCEL link. When the next page loads, select “Yes, cancel this membership”. Please note that your account is immediately cancelled when you click “Yes, cancel my account”.
Fundamentally, groups allow you to create communities based on common interest such as Landscapes of Food Photography.
The most prominent feature of a group is the activity wall. This is a chronological list of community-generated content, made up of text, pictures, videos and comments. Groups allow members to talk, share, plan and collaborate together. They are administered by one or more people, either Admin of the whole community or community members themselves.
Groups allow communities to address a diverse range of member interests in a manageable form.
Joining a group is really easy, load the group you would like to join and at the top right you will see a button to JOIN GROUP.
If you have a question about Food photography, lighting or a location in your area, you can load the forum and click NEW DISCUSSION to start a discussion. Or just click SUBSCRIBE to follow the discussion.
POTW: Entries are open to all members.
Winner, winner, chicken dinner! If there is a physical prize for the winner of the competition, please note that if the Brand/Company donating the prize does not provide shipping, you will need to collect it or pay for the shipping.
I would love a shipping partner to come on board but until then you will need to pay for the shipping if it cannot be collected.