ImageLink and Clubs


Welcome to ImageLink ... where photographers meet.


I can imagine that you are asking yourself ... "I am a club member, why ImageLink ?"


Allow me to answer that ...


Many clubs have their own web sites and that is good. However, many of these web sites are rarely updated. Outdated web sites do more damage than good when it comes to attracting people.


There are many reasons why web sites are not properly maintain and skills as well as finances are the most important ones.


ImageLink is not associated to one specific club. ImageLink is designed to be a central HUB ... or a GATEWAY. A place where many clubs can take advantage of the ImageLink Technology to provide a dynamic place where club members can gather and exchange ideas. At the same time ImageLink can provide links to the indivisual club web sites. 


ImageLink does not want to replace existing club sites but offers opportunities to expand the web presence for clubs.


We are approaching the time when club members will demand more active web presence from their clubs and to provide these services will be a challenge for many clubs.


The ImageLink Web consists out of a Static HTML area and a DYNAMIC Forum area. If a club is interested to utilise ImageLink facilities for their web presence, we have two options available;


1. Full Participation


2. Static Participation


3. Dynamic Participation


Full Participation:


This option gives the Club a Static Poster where Club details can be posted and can be used for promoting your club. You will get a direct link to this poster like this ... Laeveld Fotografiese Klub 


The club will also get two sections in the Forum that will have access control to achieve the following;


In the first section only club management will have access and clubs use this for committee purposes. Here the committee can discus things and it allows management members the freedom to share ideas when it suits them on a 24/7 basis. No more emails that get fragmented and is difficult to control. Just open a topic and discuss it amongst the management. The main advantage is that you leave behind a record that will be visible for future generations. Now your management discussions is on record and has a trail.


In the second section only the club members (including the management) have access and this is where you discuss issues that are specific to your club.


The rest of the ImageLink forum is open to all members and to all clubs. This is where the life of the forum is. Here we ll share technical issues, compete in the Forum Competitions and share our love for photography.


This facility is available for a small Monthly Fee.


Static Participation:


This option gives the Club a Static Poster where Club details can be posted and can be used for promoting your club. You will get a direct link to this poster like this ... Laeveld Fotografiese Klub 

This facility is available for a small Annual Fee.

This a good option for clubs with their own web facilities that want to broaden their web presence.

Dynamic Participation:

The club will get two sections in the Forum that will have access control to achieve the following;


In the first section only club management will have access and clubs use this for committee purposes. Here the committee can discuss things and it allows management members the freedom to share ideas when it suits them on a 24/7 basis. No more emails that get fragmented and is difficult to control. Just open a topic and discuss it amongst the management. The main advantage is that you leave behind a record that will be visible for future generations. Now your management discussions is on record and has a trail.


In the second section only the club members (including the management) have access and this is where you discuss issues that are specific to your club.


The rest of the ImageLink forum is open to all members and to all clubs. This is where the life of the forum is. Here we ll share technical issues, compete in the Forum Competitions and share our love for photography.


This facility is available for a small Monthly Fee.

Why should a club consider formal participation on ImageLink ?

The most important reason is that ImageLink allows you to have easy access on a 24/7 basis to your members. Members can participate and contact the club at any time that suits their schedules. Information shared on ImageLink is immediately available to all your club members.

Another important aspect is that as a Formal Participant your club members qualify to be included on the ImageLink Judging Panel. This an important aspect of ImageLink and it provides training ground for members that want to become Judges.

More information on the ImageLink Judging Panel is here ...

Here is an example of the type of articles that appear in our open sections ...

When your Brain and Camera goes into conflict.

You can contact ImageLink here ... eMail ...

Thank you for reading.