A little bit of Retro

While looking for images for another edit, I came across these shots that I did years ago. It would only be right to see them again as this was shot in the beginning of the digital era and software was no where near to what it can do now. So here is a quick edit of old images in new software. Currently using Capture…

Nikon D800 Vs Canon MKIII

It has been a long road to get to this comparison between these two cameras. Once again, a big thank you to ORMS for all the camera equipment used to make this post possible. You can go to the previous post on the D800 Vs 5DMKII here, but on this epic journey, I have shot in studio and on location, with and without clients….

Necklace

After giving a photography lecture to the jewelry students at Ruth Prowse this afternoon, I was inspired to do some shots of my own. Using only daylight (the last bit left before sun set), the cross was a shot inside the house on a French style coffee table. The hessian and gray drawer were shot outside on the patio. Images were colour corrected to…

Kalk Bay

The past few days I’ve had the urge to go to Kalk Bay. This picturesque place is not too far from where we live. About a 40 minute drive, provided there’s no traffic. I decided to park at the harbour, but the parking was full. Only as I walked closer did I see that it was not full due to parking, but rather due…

Nikon D800 Vs Canon 5D MKII

I, like a lot of other photographers or photographic enthusiast, have been asking the same question. Is the Nikon D800 the camera to buy. If you are like me and own a whole Canon system, the question is whether to replace an entire kit for a new breed of camera. Within my photographic journey of ± 20 years, I’ve worked with various cameras from…

Blouberg Beach

I decided to go to Blouberg beach this morning and see what I could find to photograph. It was peaceful and quite, with a cold breeze. Walking along with tripod in hand, I found “my spot” and started to set up. I reset my ISO to what I thought was 50 ISO, to get longer shutter speeds to show movement on the water. Not…

Sea Food Shoot

Treats from the sea, whether by bake, braai (BBQ) or microwave, the You (http://www.you.co.za/) and Huisgenoot (http://www.huisgenoot.com/) magazines will show you how is this weeks issue. Food editor was Carmen Niehaus of You and Huisgenoot Magazines. Styling was done by Lisa Clark (http://www.lisaclark.co.za/) The set was at my home using one mono-head bouncing into a white curtain and three reflectors. We shot the same…

Light Painting

We have just had the most creative session in a long time. Light Painting, So much fun. The session was part of a lecture for beginner photographers for Fast Forward. We used torches, flashes, gels, iPhone’s to get the shots. Keeping it simple, Camera was set to 30sec exposure time, Self timer of ten sec to get to the set, aperture of f8 and…