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…Continue
Added by Kevin Richards on March 21, 2015 at 13:00 — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
The other night I was watching something on TV ,and then this idea came to me. Sometimes it feels as if we are like the little train that went up the hill. It is very steep and the load is heavy .Sometimes it even feels as if we are not moving on at all.Just like the little train,but the little train kept on saying I think I can,I think I can.....Eventually he made it to the top of the hill, BECAUSE he had a passion for what he was doing.I believe that if you set you mind to something and…Continue
It has been a hectic few months between work and life in general and I realised it has been a while since I posted a blog entry. I was away and unplugged for a short while and a few photography things have been stewing in my mind whilst my head was no longer filled with mundane things like work and making money.
Chief among the topics under furious debate, with myself, was at what point does one call themselves a photographer?
A simple question you may think, but in…Continue
The Owl story continued – 2013
As a wildlife photographer that is absolutely fascinated by owls, I am fortunate to live in an area where these nocturnal birds are plentiful. I keep a detailed map in my office of all owl pairs in the area and at present I am aware of at least 10 Wood owl-, 7 Spotted eagle owl- and 3 Barn owl pairs in an 8 km radius from my home. Finding owl nests are not that easy, especially Wood owl nests as Wood owls are very secretive, but I am very pleased…Continue
Well, all has been said and done. I have completed the DPC beginners course (some weeks ago actually, but life seems to have gotten in the way of late) and I assume I can officially call myself an amateur photographer. This, however, posed a perplexing question. What exactly is an "Amateur Photographer"? I mean besides the obvious fact that there are preciously few souls willing to part with hard earned cash in exchange for any of my photographs. Well, make that none actually. Mom does…Continue
Here's a few minimalistic shots I've shot at Duvha Park, Witbank (GPS... 25°56'36" S 29°14'35" E) when conducting a Photography Course there. These are all HDR Images, bracketing 5 Images at 1 stop apart. I used Photomatix to create the HDR Images and then Nik Silver Effex to convert to Black and White...…Continue
Here are a few photographs that I've taken in Jo'burg - each photograph with it's own unique message.
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I thought it would be nice to share with you how I created the forest motion blur.
Lensbaby Composer with an aperture of f/16
I found a spot in the forest where it was not to dense and with a bit of depth. I used an aperture of f/16 to gain a slower shutter speed of around 1/6sec with the Lensbaby and then by just panning…Continue