Saturday, October 22, 2011

New studio backdrop and stand.

In order to create a bit more space in my studio at home, I have obtained a new backdrop stand and 3 meter wide grey paper backdrop.

This also helps with the editing as I now do not have to spend hours photoshopping creases out of my white nylon backdrop that I used in the past.

I did a test shoot yesterday and below are some images of the new setup and the shoot.




Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Mini Outdoor Shoots

I get 5 or 6 emails per week on average, originating  from my website, enquiring about having only a few photo's taken and not a full shoot.
In an earlier post I displayed an image of my studio at home, which is going to be upgraded with a new backdrop stand and backdrops within the next day or two. This setup takes me about an hour and a half to setup and pack away again after the shoot. It is therefore not worth all this to do just a few photos.

I have decided to offer outdoor mini shoots, at a very reasonable cost with 20+ images on a CD. These will be done down at Blaauwbergstrand. Clients will also still get a Black + White/Sepia version of each image and a reduced size file of all images as well on their CD. You will get a few images with the beach and sea in the background as well as a few portraits with nicely textured walls as a backdrop. 

Here are a few examples of what to expect.





Monday, October 10, 2011

"Ink and Iron" Day

Last Saturday Colleen, Me and 2 other friends went through to an "Ink and Iron" day. All about tattoo's, old cars and bikes.

I took Colleens camera with an "all purpose" walkaround lens, a Sigma 18-200 OS. Not the greatest quality lens but a fantasic range for this sort of event.


Some images from the day -

The nicest tattoo I saw



Colleen asked this young lady if I could take her photo
 Candid shot of a pretty girl
 Impressive Ink

Friday, October 7, 2011

1st Week in October Shoots

I have had a busy but varied week this week. 2 shoots down on the beach and 1 studio shoot.

The beach shoots consisted of one family shoot for a young couple and their 1 year old daughter,whose birthday it was. The other was for a UCT student and her younger brother to get photo's for a Xmas present for their parents.

The studio shoot was in a friends studio in Sunset Beach for an alternative/goth model that I have done a shoot with before. Very different but good fun.

Below are 2 images from each shoot.






Saturday, October 1, 2011

Black Shouldered Kite

Black Shouldered Kite
Taken with Sigma 150-500 OS lens

Lioness

Lioness
Addo Elephant Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Caracal

Caracal
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