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The Fish Eagle story – part 3

The last two years have been hectic, difficult and extremely busy, but  fortunately two opportunities came up in August to spend time with, and photograph fish eagles. I decided to share some of the shots as well as insights gained from this in this blog. The first opportunity came on the 9th of August while on a business trip to Hectorspruit in Mpumalanga. I made a quick visit to a farm dam to check on a fish eagle that my son in law and I have watched previously. I saw the bird…


Added by Pietman Muller on September 11, 2017 at 17:44 — 2 Comments

Elinchrom BX500 Ri light for sale

Hi all! I have a Elinchrom BX500 Ri studio light for sale. No Umbrella or carrier bag but the light and tripod stand are in excellent condition. Used rarely and now looking for a good home for this equipment. 

Give me a ring or send me a text: Pieter Jacobs - 083 498 6741 …


Added by Pieter Jacobs on February 2, 2017 at 8:37 — No Comments

Sumi-e Paintings.

I would like to share some information regarding Sumi-ink art.

Sumi is strongly influenced by ZEN BUDDHISM.

It was done by Chinese and Japanese monks.Ink wash painting focus on essentials.

Everyday useless detail is dismissed in order to catch the essence of the subject.

There is no room for hesitation in Sumi-e that way it usually takes several attempts to catch the essence of the subjects

It can be achieved by being relaxed at the same time very…


Added by Susan Pretorius on April 9, 2016 at 22:42 — 3 Comments

Kgalagadi Accommodation (Urgent) - 23 January to 30 January 2016

I have 7 nights accommodation in the southern part of Kgalagardi Transfrontier Park booked and paid for and I am not able to use it.

The dates are:  arriving 23rd January 2016 departing 30th January 2016.

I paid R8938.00 for the seven nights.

All accommodation is in chalets or permanent tents for two people (i.e. no camping)

Night 1       Twee Rivieren Rest Camp

Night 2 + 3 Mata Mata Rest Camp

Night 4 +…


Added by Chris Jones on January 20, 2016 at 15:30 — No Comments

Studio or space required for studio equipment


Myself and my wife (Vanessa) have a small photographic studio, we only operate on Saturday afternoons. We have been given notice to vacate the premises but we have bookings up to the end of April which we have to honour.

We require either the use of an existing studio or us of some space to set up our equipment, we are prepared to compensate for the use of a studio or the space that can be offered us. we normally shoot between noon and 17:00 on Saturday…


Added by Harold Price on January 6, 2016 at 7:56 — 4 Comments

one on one with Danie

On Sunday 2 August 2015, i finally claimed my price as photographer of the year 2014. After some theoretical coaching in Museum Africa by Danie, we went on a photo shoot adventure...doing some birdeye shots from the highway (take note: against the law for pedestrians to be on the highway!!!). I share with you some images  of my 'price shoot' in New Town...and best of luck to all the photographers in line for 'Photographer of the year 2015".…


Added by LEON PELSER on August 9, 2015 at 11:06 — 9 Comments

The First Couple Shoot

It has been 16 or so months of firsts since picking up a camera with any intent at all back in 2013. In fact, being so new to photography means that just about all the work I do is pretty much a first. This was made imminently clear, in the…


Added by Kevin Richards on March 21, 2015 at 13:00 — No Comments

A different view of Kruger – Abundance and beauty

As a wildlife and nature photographer one sometimes has to make do with what you are presented with as wild animals cannot be manipulated like studio items. This can very easily lead to despondence and a feeling of hopelessness if things do not go your way. (I am referring to real wildlife not the canned type). This fact does however not mean that a shot cannot be planned or that a photographer cannot go out with a certain idea or project in mind. As is the case…


Added by Pietman Muller on February 9, 2015 at 7:31 — 4 Comments

Portrait Bootcamp Jan 2015

Portrait Bootcamp 30 January 2015…


Added by Marius van Aardt on February 1, 2015 at 21:50 — 1 Comment

Lesotho Fire

We were in Lesotho over the Christmas holidays. Everyone who hears that says "but why Lesotho?" and now you know. The sunset surprised us one evening after a storm. It was my one year old son who alerted me to it. So having noted the time and position I set up in preparation the next day. So luckily…


Added by John Fox on January 21, 2015 at 11:26 — 3 Comments

The power of Luminosity Masks | Before and After

I've always been a fan of Minimalist Black and White Photography. In the past I've been using a combination of HDR Techniques, Nik Silver Effex Pro 2, and obviously Dodging and Burning. Recently, my friend Nolan Lister introduced me to Luminosity Masks, which John Onderstall a.k.a the Fox has been telling me about for some time. The concept behind LM's is that you break up the complete dynamic range in your image across numerous channels. Most people use a total of 18 - 21 different…


Added by Danie Bester on January 6, 2015 at 20:00 — 2 Comments

Culling the Portfolio

In 2011 I took the big step, ditched my little point-and-shoot for a camera with manual controls.  It was not DSLR, it was instead a little second hand Canon G11, but for me this was a big step towards the major leagues!  Around this time, trying to get my head around the difference between a snapshot and a good photograph, I read everything I could find on the subject matter.

Somewhere, someone wise wrote, "If you want to improve your photography overnight, instead of showing…


Added by Cara Wilton on January 4, 2015 at 12:35 — 3 Comments

Touching miss World

By now, everybody knows that Rolene Strauss from SA is the new miss World! So much more reason for me to share this pic with PC members (windgat ne! Done with Sony on self- timer, f 5 @ 1/25 sec, iso 200...And i call it : "Touching miss World!"…


Added by LEON PELSER on December 30, 2014 at 9:05 — 5 Comments

Why-oh-Why DPC!?

I actually wanted to call this blog entry "Why I now hate DPC", which is completely tongue-in-cheek, but I feared it may create the wrong impression.


Anyway, now that I have your attention;


Since attending the basic DPC course last year, it has almost been an obsession for me to post my two weekly shots for critique. I needed to get my fix.


In the beginning, it was all about experimenting and fiddling and ..... well ..... fun. And besides, all…


Added by Kevin Richards on November 20, 2014 at 10:48 — 6 Comments

maternity shoot

A friend asked me to do her maternity shoot. I need some pointers please. Booked it for Sunday morning. Providing the weather is sunny. We will start in the privacy of her garden to get the belly shots with her, her and dad, then with the two daughters as well. There is also secured parks where they live. Will use it for extra shots. From what time to what time would you suggest, 7 - 12ish? Going for soft warm light. I need to get a reflector. Lens would probably be the 18 - 55 and also 55mm.… Continue

Added by Chantal Roets on November 13, 2014 at 16:47 — 1 Comment

Postcards from Arts on Main

After almost 5 hours of shooting in Arts on Main in JHB, one has quite a few images to , when Danie asks you to post some pics, it's difficult to choose a few that will give credit to the magnificent outing that "SIX GUNS SHOOTING" is all about! Therefore, I have decided to post 3 'POSTCARDS'...compiling 6 images on each...not to bore anybody!!…


Added by LEON PELSER on October 31, 2014 at 8:00 — 8 Comments

Lessons from the Photobooth

I recently had the privilege of being asked to do a photo-booth type shoot for a combined 18th and 21st birthday party.

Naturally, I had grand ideas about what to do on on the shoot, and being and ex boy-scout I have a tendency to over prepare, so I started planning and getting advice early on on how to handle this particular shoot. It was a little nerve wracking as it would be my fist shoot with my new lights outside of my lounge...... anyway.

The best advice I…


Added by Kevin Richards on September 19, 2014 at 11:30 — 8 Comments

Photographing the Moon through a telescope

People often neglect the Moon since they take it for granted.

However the Moon is full of amazing features to photograph.

Although the Moon is fairly big and bright in the night sky, you will either need a very big and expensive telephoto lens for your camera, or a telescope to capture a lot of surface detail.

The method I use is eyepiece projection, i.e. I point a telescope at the Moon and take a photo with my camera through the eyepiece of the…


Added by Jaco Brink on August 5, 2014 at 19:35 — 5 Comments

The Shades of Grey

No, this is not some sort of nod to THAT book, nor the upcoming movie actually, but rather a bit of self-reflection on my photography.

When I have a look at my work, well when I say “work”, I mean the progression of my photography since the time I attended DPC in September 2013, I have noticed something quite interesting in that although I have a pretty balanced distribution of colour versus mono shots, I by far prefer the black and whites. By a substantial margin no…


Added by Kevin Richards on July 28, 2014 at 8:30 — 1 Comment

The Astrophotographer Noob

Last night was the May new moon and I took the opportunity to do a dry run of a milky way shot. I will be in a much better suited location (i.e. much darker) for the June new moon, but I decided I needed a practice run.

The images below were shot from my garden at 2am, 29 May 2014.

I live quite far South of Johannesburg, but the light pollution was still so bad I could not shoot anywhere near the horizon as I had planned and ended up literally shooting vertical…


Added by Kevin Richards on May 29, 2014 at 19:00 — No Comments

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