Reach For A Dream

Don’t you just wish you could wear your slippers everywhere you went? Well, Reach For A Dream certainly does, and they are encouraging you to pull on those fluffy slippers and join them for an evening of great company, music, snacks, drinks, beauty, charity and rubbing shoulders with stunning models in designer wear and South African stars, all for a good cause!

Don’t you just wish you could wear your slippers everywhere you went? Well, Reach For A Dream certainly does, and they are encouraging you to pull on those fluffy slippers and join them for an evening of great company, music, snacks, drinks, beauty, charity and rubbing shoulders with stunning models in designer wear and South African stars, all for a good cause!

The Reach for a Dream Foundation hosted their annual Slipper Day on the 2nd of August, and are now hosting a fashion show fundraiser on Saturday the 24th of August, as part of their National Slipper campaign.

All proceeds of the event will go toward making dreams come true for children suffering from life-threatening illnesses.

DATE
–  Saturday, 24th of August 2013

TIME
– 18:30

VENUE
–  Protea Hotel Manor, Hatfield, Pretoria

–  The hotel is on the corner of Festival & Burnett Streets. The entrance to the hotel’s undercover parking area is in Festival Street and additional parking is provided at Interpark with the entrance in Hilda Street.

GPS co-ordinates:
 S 25.75013
E 28.23303

DRESS CODE

–  Semi-formal, with your favourite pair of slippers!

PRICE
–  Tickets are sold at only R50 per person. All ticket proceeds will go to Reach For A Dream Foundation and tickets can be bought at the door.

RSVP
–  Please RSVP by sending the names and surnames of guests in your party to either 082 878 9385, or via e-mail on mine@activationmedia.co.za so as to confirm your seats and avoid missing out on this exciting event.

WHAT TO EXPECT

All guests attending the fashion show are encouraged to wear their slippers in support of Reach for a Dream’s National Slipper Campaign. There will be a prize for the person wearing the most creative slippers, so show us what you’ve got!

Doors will open at 18:30. Each guest will receive a goodie bag filled with surprises, after which they can mingle, enjoy a welcome drink, snacks and a cash bar.

This will be followed by a short word of welcome from Reach for a Dream, as well as the announcement of the winner of the most creative slippers, and of course, the fashion show.

No More Parties

A little while ago I did photos for a birthday party. A 1 year old’s birthday party… and while it wasn’t a very difficult event to shoot, it just didn’t satisfy me photographically.
“I’ve been doing event photos since the early ’00s”
I’ve been doing event photos since the early ’00s and while it was fun back then, and perhaps a means to an end (party money), it doesn’t hold true any longer. These kind of things seem to be an effort for me, and perhaps it has something to do with me easing back on the social scene, but one thing is for sure: If it continues down this path, then I won’t be doing photos at birthday parties (and club events either) for much longer.
The downside to this of course is the loss of social interaction. For years it was how I got to meet new people, and thanks to doing event photos I learned how to interact with people. I became a whore for social interaction. I craved it… It was a great way to network, It still is a great way to network, and not doing events gives you a bit of a knock in that sense. All that means though, is that I need to be more active with marketing and network better (without my camera as a starting point for conversation)
One other downside is that it’s fairly easy money that I’m turning down. Events are a dime a dozen and most want an event photographer. But getting them to pay your your rate is another story… and of course you have to convince them that Thunda and the likes are not enough.
I guess at the end of the day I want the association with me and ‘party photos’ to be tossed. It’s a hard image to lose. I want to be known as ‘THAT’ photographer not for being at all the parties and taking photos of the patrons, but for my photographic skill and vision.
 

Aquariums & Kids

For a lot of families, aquariums provide a good day of fun for the kids as well as a great learning trip for everyone! Just ask my cousin and her kids!

Anyway something I noticed, is the way that people use their on-camera flashes while trying to take photos of the fish in the tank…

1. People use hard, on-camera flash which reflects off the glass (It’s extremely stressful to the fish to take photos with the flash on, hence the no flash photography sign).

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