I’ve been working hard on a new layout and site which will contain a lot more updates and much more insight into all things photographic… I know I’ve been bad in terms updating and posting cool content, but keep an eye out. Watch this space.
I’m not a writer, and to be honest my journalistic skills kinda suck.
So why start a blog? Continue reading “I’m Not A Writer”
1. Just because someone has an expensive camera doesn’t mean that they’re a good photographer.
2. Always shoot in RAW. Always.
3. Prime lenses help you learn to be a better photographer. Continue reading “100 Things About Photography”
Sometimes you just need to accept that something isn’t working or is past its sell by date and that you need to move on…
Great post by my friend Michelle who is a top make up artist in Cape Town
When it comes to make up and making up one’s face, one of the most important things, if not the most important thing is having perfect skin. Especially when it comes to photo shoots, having flawless skin is a must.
It’s understandable that most women not in the industry might struggle with this, so I have decided to write blog posts on all things make up to help out.
One of the most vital things when it comes to getting a perfect canvas is having a well moisturised face to start. If you have dry skin, moisturise plenty before applying your foundation. I like using MAC’s Strobe cream. It gives the skin great moisture, but if you don’t have it, any moisturiser will do. Let it sink into the skin for a few minutes before applying concealer and foundation.
When it comes to choosing the right foundation colour, a lot…
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It’s been 2 years since I went overseas on an eye-opening, 2 month vacation. I was very fortunate to spend some time with my family staying in Hong Kong and in Canada.
The bulk of the trip was spent in Vancouver as I’d never been before and at the time I was considering making a move there to try to make a new start of things. I got to experience a new culture, a new way of life and for a while I really thought I’d be there permanently…
Whether you’re shooting in studio or on location there are a few items that a photographer should have with them when conducting a shoot.
Aside from the obvious and standard gear (camera, batteries, lenses, memory cards, flashes, tripod, cables), the following are some items that I think a photographer should have with them:
” Very handy when on location!” Continue reading “Essentials For a Shoot”
This isn’t going to be the toilet humour piece that the title of this article suggests, rather it’s about how a lot of photography has silly or lame effects and post-production photoshopping in order to make images look ‘cool’. These images are obviously not cool and definitely make the photos and the subjects in the photo look ridiculous. More so the photographer just comes off as having no skill and it could hurt their reputation.
I seem to be coming across a lot of photos lately from photographers who seem to think that a good photo is made up of badly composed subjects and poor editing. You know what I’m talking about… those effects that are lame, and look like they came out of kiddies colouring books. Actually that would be giving too much credit to those effects.
Part of the problem in my opinion is that nobody tells these photographers/photoshoppers that what they’re doing is actually shit. This can be likened to Idols rejects: The guys who are on the first few episodes auditioning. The contestants that everyone at home laughs their arses’ off at because they can’t sing to save their lives and make complete idiots of themselves.
See the thing is, they don’t know that they’re bad because the people they ask for opinions either don’t have the balls to tell them that they suck or don’t know any better themselves.
Here’s a tip: Ask someone who is in the same field that you’re trying to get into or that you feel is qualified or experienced enough to give you a proper opinion and possibly even advice on how you can better yourself.
The opportunity arose recently to do some work with good friends of mine Roxy & Nicole of Alexandra Knoxx Bridal Couture Wear. They had a new catalogue to shoot and I needed some wedding-esque photos for my portfolio!
So the first challenge with this shoot was the weather. It was meant to be an outdoor, sunny weather-look shoot, but the weather was really, really crap…