Monthly archives: February, 2012

UK tourists harassed by lions at Rooiputs in the Kgalagadi

I’m in the Kgalagadi at the moment for a short stay of six nights. Except for lot of great sightings there is also lots of other action going on at the moment! Yesterday we had a thunderstorm that swept through Twee Revieren leaving the camp site looking like a river in flow and with my…


Varsity Cup is more than just a clash between 2 rugby sides!

What are the ingredients to the success story of Varsity Cup rugby? It is now three rounds into this competition and already nobody is in doubt that this will be a success once more! What makes this competition so much better attended than many other rugby competitions? Is it only the quality of student rugby…


Looking to capture the perfect shot, but maybe the lighting isn’t great?

The light!!! And by that I don’t mean Golden Light, but floodlights. At the Bloemfontein Celtic v Golden Arrows game in Botshabelo on 15 February all the photographers agreed the light was, well…. challenging!! Sports photography presents you with many opportunities to capture dramatic  imagery that will last a lifetime. No other medium presents you…


Capturing the action and vibe of Monday night Varsity Cup rugby

For the rugby fan the week is off to a great start with Monday evening Varsity Cup rugby. This brilliant tournament titled “FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International” has brought life to rugby at our tertiary institutions and will provide a showcase of the best young talent available. In the professional era the focus…


Decisive moments in wedding photography

A while ago I wrote a post about decisive moments in sports photography. What is a decisive moment? “The decisive moment, it is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as the precise organization of forms which gives that event its proper expression.” – Henri…


Taking the lineout to new heights through the camera of the Sport Photographer

If there is a moment in rugby that captures the imagination of both fans and photographers, it must be the lineout! Admittedly it is the try that gets all the accolades and most of the exposure on the cover of the Sunday newspaper – but it is the lineout that will capture the attention from…


Conversations with Lindsay Mould, President of Free State Rugby Union

Mr Lindsay Mould the President of the Free State Rugby Union is at present the Principal of Grey College Primary where his footprint stretches back for more than 20 years. It was our privilege at Phototalk to visit Mr Mould at his office for a conversation on his love for the game and vision for…


How to catch that spark – Photographing Lightning

How exactly does one catch that ultra fast lightning bolt on camera? I have been struggling with this for a couple of months now and last night I finally figured out how to do it. I have read tons of articles on this subject and there are a mentions of quite a few ways to…


Dancing Carmine bee-eaters, as seen through the lens of Peter McKellar

Southern Carmine Bee-eaters are fascinating birds. It is our pleasure to share some amazing images captured by wildlife and nature photographer Peter McKellar with our readers. They are breeding migrants to the northern regions of southern Africa and their arrival in August each year brings a kaleidoscope of colour to the African landscape.   The…