AIDAN'S - First Beach Shoot

AIDAN'S - First Beach Shoot

This was one of my first beach shoots and the day started rather challenging as the ambient light was uncontrollable due to harsh reflections. I opted to rather wait until the light got softer and then got worried as clouds started to form! We then decided to to take a walk down to the water and I saw this beautiful soft light breaking through the clouds. My Father taught me to identify visually and expose for ambient, so shooting in HSS with the Godox AD200 single strobe, I first dialed in 1/3200 and found that the sky was burning out a little and then went to 1/4000 ISO 200 f2 using my favourite Portrait lens - Fujinon 90mm f2...

JOHANN VAN DER WALT - Shenzhen Street photography using the XF 56mm

JOHANN VAN DER WALT - Shenzhen Street photography using the XF 56mm

This is the second article in a series about my lens usage on a specific trip to Shenzhen in China.  In the first article I gave an overview of the distribution and end the article showing the photos taken with the Fujinon 27mm pancake lens.

JOE FLEMING - Seeing Bonafide Barbers Through the X-T2

JOE FLEMING - Seeing Bonafide Barbers Through the X-T2

In late 2015, my wife and I explored the possibilities of opening up our first retail store for our beard grooming products, Bonafide Beards. The initial idea was to have a location that offered retail, production and office space. The location we chose was on the premises of Urban Grind Coffee Roasters in Parkhurst. Their shop had the wood clad look and feel that we enjoyed, and it was something that we could match up quite closely....

JACKI BRUNIQUEL: SpiritFest – A Yoga, Dance and Music festival held in Citrusdal South Africa

JACKI BRUNIQUEL: SpiritFest – A Yoga, Dance and Music festival held in Citrusdal South Africa

Festivals can sometimes have the reputation as being debaucherous affairs frequented by folk who love to party. It would also be fair to say that most of them entail camping, music and dirty feet! SpiritFest involved all of the latter, but none of the former....

JOHANN VAN DER WALT - A Technical look at my photography

JOHANN VAN DER WALT - A Technical look at my photography

Last year (2016), in preparation for my trip in May to China, I decided to analyse the photos I took on previous trips so that I can consolidate and optimise my lenses for this trip. This was quite an eye opener for me and it helped me to lighting my camera bag tremendously....