Monthly archives: November, 2011

The Ultimate Kgalagadi – Botswana trip

In April this year we went for a two week trip to Botswana. It is a pleasure to share our experiences with other nature and wildlife enthusiasts. The big difference from the normal Botswana trip was that we routed our trip through the Kgalagadi National Park. On 20 April 2011 we left Bloemfontein for Twee…


The Magic of Chobe through the lens

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain     To dream and discover a place like…


Sometimes those behind the camera get caught on camera!!

Those guys and girls behind the lens are a rather interesting bunch! They are most often not the loudest in a crowd of people… I have gotten to know a few of them who quietly go about capturing the stunning images we see on television and in the newspapers. There is a recognizable respect amongst…


Should we use photos of horror crashes in Road Safety Campaigns?

To use or not to use horror photos is a much debated topic amongst road safety practitioners. In the development of the Arrive Alive road safety portal many online visitors have also shared their thoughts on this topic. Today is World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims and the right time to discuss the…


How to shoot Interior Photos with the Nikon 14 – 24 mm F2.8 lens

I did a product shoot for Toast Kitchens last week using a Nikon D3 and a 14 – 24 mm F2.8 Nikon lens. Once again I was amazed what this lens can do as the the optical quality of this lens is just out of this world! I used the camera totally on manual regarding…


Stuck On Earth – The amazing new IPAD App for Photographers, Day Dreamers & Explorers by Trey Ratcliff

I recently became aware of this crazy App made by well known expert travel photographer Trey Ratcliff. It’s an app to help you find the most amazing places on earth to take photos, plan your trip there etc. The features on this crazy app seems endless. Check out the video here:Stuck on Earth Here are some…


Table Mountain celebrated as New 7 Wonder of Nature

Table Mountain was provisionally named a New 7 Wonder of Nature following a three-year global race to choose the world’s seven most wonderful natural sites. The Swiss-based New7Wonders Foundation announced the initial results of the competition, in which hundreds of millions of votes were cast worldwide via mobile and internet platforms, in Zurich, Switzerland shortly…


Caramello’s and the Brotherly Love for Coffee and Pastry

The Ioannides brothers Rodos and Chris are the inspirational characters behind the highly successful Caramello’s in Bloemfontein. What are the secrets to building a trusted brand and much loved coffee shop? We have decided to take the camera along when sharing a conversation with the brothers to try and find some of these secrets!! Gerhard…


The Trigger in High Speed Flash Photography explained

Always wanted to take that photo of the arrow piercing the apple or the champagne glass shattering?  I asked friend, Peter McKellar. His answer was………Come on lets do it!   Here is how!   Before we delve into the exciting world of high-speed flash photography there are a few technical things that we have to…


Is my best photo worthy of photo insurance cover?

We have all seen them, the photographers lining up next to one another in search of that “once in a lifetime photo.” Many of them simply take photos on assignment whilst others do so more for enjoyment than to earn a luxury lifestyle… But what if you manage to take that once in a lifetime…