Monthly archives: October, 2011

Balinese Cockfight through the lens of Anton Joubert

On a recent trip to Bali my varsity roommate, surf and travel photographer Anton Joubert had the privilege to witness and photograph a Balinese Cockfight. Not something that we see everyday, or might ever wish to see in South Africa. The photos as captured through the lens of Anton Joubert however opens a door to…


Photo Highlights of the ABSA Currie Cup Final 2011

Only a select few photographers managed to capture the Currie Cup Final at Coca-Cola Park on Saturday. Tickets for the Currie Cup Final was a sold out early during the week – and many who wished to capture the game on camera also found very strict criteria for media accreditation to the event. We are…


How To Take Content Images for Your Website

Capturing and using your own pictures of your business are far better than using generic stock photography. Actual pictures of your product and your business will sell your product much better than generic photographs that could also be found on other web pages. Keep in mind that taking pictures for use on the Internet may…


Photo tribute to our Springbok Leaders Smit and Matfield

Earlier today SARU issued a media release paying tribute to our departing Springbok leaders. We believe it is appropriate that Phototalk and Rugby15 also pay tribute to the amazing rugby memories and the joy they have given us by sharing some of the stunning images of both these great leaders. Herewith the official SARU media…


Capturing the magic and drama of each and every stroke in the swimming pool!

As exciting as it is to witness moments in sport history from a front-row seat, the real thrill in photography is imagining the shot and executing it. It’s this force that inspires me to dive headfirst into each new adventure, as happened this past weekend at the 30th Otters Prestige Gala in Bloemfontein. I joined…


Mark Lawrence – The Optometrist Referee with both eyes focused on the Currie Cup Final 2011

Seldom have the eyes of the rugby public been more focused on referees than in 2011. There has been much controversy about refereeing decisions during the Rugby World Cup 2011. Perhaps this is why the final of our premier rugby competition – the Currie Cup – will be officiated by an optometrist with lots of…


Special Family moments in Sport captured through the lens of the Camera

Many times in Sports brothers or sisters are competing against each other or are even playing for the same team. Sometimes even children and their parents are sharing some special moments in sport. These moments always present the opportunity for some breathtakingly beautiful photos, and for the sports photographer, it is a challenge to capture…


The Beauty of the Mokala National Park captured on Camera

Mokala National Park is one of the newest national assets of the National Parks in South Africa and the uncut diamond of the rich diamond fields of the Northern Cape. Where is the Mokala National Park? It is situated in the Plooysburg area south-west of Kimberley in the Northern Cape and offers visitors unspoilt views…


A Glossary of Photographic Terms

Do you know the most commonly used terms and terminology in the photo industry? We asked the experts from Kodak to share some of these descriptions. A Glossary of Photographic Terms: A Active Light Lock Door A lock on the Advanced Photo System film cassette that allows unexposed or partially exposed film to be advanced…


The decisive moment in Sports Photography

In sports photography there is a moment that captures the atmosphere and time in a split second that no human eye can see. That moment is often called the key moment or the decisive moment as famous sport photographer Walter Iooss calls it. It is normally a split second before the actual action of a…