Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Boudoir Shoot & Portraiture Update.

Did a lingerie/boudoir style shoot last week. My creativity was really stretched to get good lighting and effects and will be offering this as one of my options in the future.

My flyer is now ready to post up on a few notice boards in schools and creches etc, compliments of Natalie, my niece.




Sunday, September 27, 2009

Canon 50mm 1.8 lens "Nifty Fifty".

I bought this lens fer portraiture work a while ago and took it for a walk down on the beachfront tp put it through it's paces.

Very pleased with results for a really inexpensive lens.



Fishing boat at Blaauwbergstrand.


Saturday, July 25, 2009

Portraiture shoot

Have done a few paid portraiture shoots now.

Hope the ball keeps rolling.

Nazeemah Nazeemah

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Beach Shoot

Did a nice shoot down at the beach at Big Bay, Blaauwbergstrand. I have an arrangement with a surf shop there "Surf Zone" siuated in the new Eden on the Bay shopping mall situated right on the beach, to use their changing facilites. When we get a nice day here in the winter months, it is
really lovely down there


Sunday, July 5, 2009

No More Freebies

Up till now I have done photo shoots free in order to get established BUT in the last month I have been let down by 3 models who have booked shoots and then sent an sms about an hour before the shoot cancelling, causing me major inconvenience and I have decided I am going to start charging a nominal fee on order to get real committment from the model of R300.00 per portfolio if shot during weekdays and R400.00 over weekends. Professional studio's charge up to R4500.00 for this. The fee is payable up front when the booking is made and is non refundable if the model cancels. For this you would get the photoshoot done with up to 4 outfit changes and a CD of the shoot with a minimum of 80 high quality shots(sometimes up to 300), delivered to you by me within a week of the shoot (sometimes I get this to you within 2 days). However, if I feel that you can lend something new to my portfolio that is not already there, I might be prepared to refund you the full fee after the shoot. Click on the link at the top right of this blog to see my Profile and Portfolio on

Friday, July 3, 2009

More Model Shoots

Been keeping pretty busy of late with a few more model portfolio shoots. Think it is now time to start trying to make some money out of this. Jacki SH2 044_pp-2 Leani 020 Leani 324

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Model Shoots

I have ben doing lots of model shoots of late and now have a fairly decent studio setup with studio flash/lighting with softboxes etc. IMG_1776 IMG_1606

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Family Portraiture

I have now gone out and bought a new Studio lighting setup. I knew that the lighting workshop was going to lead me to spending money!! Anyway,I have decided to try my hand at family portraiture to help pay for the lights and all the other equipment. Roxanne, Simon & Taylor Roxanne & Taylor

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Lighting Workshop

Attended a lighting workshop and have now gone out and bought a new lighting setup. Hopefully will make my model shoots a little easier. IMG_1258

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Canon 450D

Got a new Canon 450D Camera and tried it out on a model shoot with Samantha and Jacki. Samanth and Jacki Jacki Samantha

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

"Rain Shoot"

Weather was grim last week. I had another beach shoot scheduled with Lisa, but canceled it. I was contacted by another model, Samantha, who wanted to do a "Rain Shoot". Samantha Samantha

Monday, April 20, 2009

Dani Model shoot

Pic of Dani would not load.So lets try again.IMG_9144_pp

Two more model shoots.

I have done another couple of shoots this last week. One was a beach shoot for Lisa, a 37 year old model who is proud of her body and not ashamed to show it off and the other for Dani, a pretty 22 year old. Dani's shoot was also supposed to be on the beach but as it was very windy we changed to my "Home Studio". I can convert my lounge in 5 minutes by moving a bit of furniture and hanging a black backdrop from the curtain rail. Works pretty well! Did have a pic of Lisa posted here on a link from my Webshots album, but it was removed by Webshots as inappropriate. Absolute Nonsense!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Model Shoot

I managed at last to get an aspiring young model to do a shoot for her portfolio. It went off well. She was really easy to work with, took direction well and was very innovative with her poses.IMG_8427_pp IMG_8640

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Portraiture Workshop

I belong to The Cape Town Flickr Meetup Group and a few weeks ago we had a "Lets shoot Each Other" Meet. It was held in a local warehouse owned by group member, Deon Maritz and turned out well but with a pretty poor attendance. We are going to have to do it again sometime when the weather is a bit cooler. We have been experiencing a heatwave over the last few weeks and I think that this was the reason that it was so poorly attended.IMG_8058

Monday, March 2, 2009

Orange Breasted Sunbird.

I have just been contacted by Cape Town Tourism asking me if they can use one of my Sunbird Shots on their website and to write a bit about my photography. Herewith follows the write up - "I am a keen bird, flower and landscape photographer which stems from my passion with the mountains around Cape Town and the many hours I spend hiking and climbing in them. I often take one of my cameras on hikes in case a suitable photo opportunity presents itself. Another place to capture some rare flower and bird photos is in Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens without having to carry a lot of heavy camera equipment all the way up Table mountain. Last Saturday, my wife, Colleen, also a keen photographer asked if we could go to Kirstenbosch as we only had an hour or two available. I have only ever seen Sunbirds of the Double Collared variety there and never an Oranged Breasted Sunbird. Anyway last Saturday was the exception and there were dozens of them around and I was really lucky to capture a few on camera." Orange Breasted Sunbird

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

"Doodles, Long Ocean" Kitesurfing Competition

We went for a walk on the local beachfront on Sunday and this was going on there. Perfect conditions. Fairly strong wind and nice swell. Fortunately I had the right lens with me. I have donated a few of my shots to the official event photographer, Barbs, whose site is here. .Doodles Long Ocean Kiteboarding Comp

Black Shouldered Kite

Black Shouldered Kite
Taken with Sigma 150-500 OS lens


Addo Elephant Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa


AKA "Rooikat". Addo Elephant Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Winter Surfer

Winter Surfer
Table View, Cape Town, South Africa

Eric Harley leading off.

Eric Harley leading off.
Barrier Buttress, Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa