Aerial Drone Update

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Following much deliberation and delay, drone flying in South Africa is soon to become “legal and licenced”, at least for commercial drone operators, via new drone regulations that “are anticipated to be promulgated towards the end of March 2015″ as per an informative article by John Gore, published at www.filmcontact.com. The proposed legislation is impressive, […]

by Dave 3 March 2015 Camera Equipment Read the full article →

Capturing Bush Breakaways

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Some scenes simply beg to be photographed, such as magnificent vistas across the African bushveld, particularly when these form the backdrop to a sensual bath. The above photo was taken at the World’s View suite at stunning Ant’s Hill lodge in the Waterberg, South Africa. Surely this must count among the most spectacular bath settings […]

by Naomi 2 March 2015 Insight & Tips Read the full article →

Memorable Market Open

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Music can truly stir the soul, sometimes at unexpected times and places. We were treated to this recently when we filmed a memorable opening of the market at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. The guest of honour was acclaimed SA flautist and music composer, Wouter Kellerman, fresh from winning a Grammy Award for Best New Age […]

by Dave 2 March 2015 Event Coverage Read the full article →

How To Shoot Night Events

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Capturing the delight and drama of after dark events is a skill all its own, made that much more pleasurable by a characterful venue. Katy’s Palace Bar in Kramerville, Johannesburg, falls perfectly into this category. The ambience and decor are rich in quirky character and eclectic colour, providing a vibrant backdrop for photos of guests, […]

by Naomi 1 March 2015 Event Coverage Read the full article →

Natural Light Techniques

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When I first started doing professional photography about twenty years ago, one of my rather strict mentors banned me from using my flashlight in all but exceptional circumstances such as using fill-in flash with a backlit subject. I struggled with this concept until I realised how powerful using available light can be, enhancing your creativity […]

by Dave 3 February 2015 Insight & Tips Read the full article →

2014 SA Best Photographic Blog

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BIG NEWS . . . we’re so happy to share that our site has been chosen as the 2014 SA Best Photographic Blog! This is particularly special in light of our esteemed company in this category of the SA Blog Awards, with runner-up Ranger Diaries having won both this category and the SA Best Environmental […]

by Naomi 3 February 2015 Insight & Tips Read the full article →