Category: Conversations

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…


Who are the best at capturing extreme sports on camera?

Photographer Craig Kolesky will most certainly be one of the top candidates! For the past several years he has captured extreme and adrenaline sports on camera for Red Bull, a brand well respected in the extreme sports environment! We at Phototalk were fortunate enough to have had a converstation with Craig and to try and…


Conversation with wildlife and travel photographer Heinrich van den Berg

Do you sometimes stop to browse through a publication on the coffee table  – not wishing to be interrupted and in awe at the brilliant images of nature captured by the photographer? We stopped at the Photo and Film Expo and took the time to introduce ourselves to one such kind photographer Heinrich van den…


In Conversation with photographer, Peter McKellar

Some are fortunate to have been there, to have done the hard yards and then to pursue their passion for photography! One such talented photographer is Peter McKellar whom I have been fortunate to meet during a recent photo safari! I took the opportunity to ask him a few questions about himself and photography. Tell me something…


ABSA Currie Cup Player of Month of September Johan Goosen through the lens

Toyota Free State Cheetahs flyhalf Johan Goosen received the Absa Currie Cup Player of the Month award for September. Johan Goosen, the South African Under-20 flyhalf at the IRB’s Junior World Championships in Italy earlier this year, received the majority of the votes for his stand-out performances during the third month of the Absa Currie…


Conversation with South African Wildlife Photographer Hilton Kotze

I have known Hilton Kotze, 2007 Fuji /Getaway wildlife photographer of the year, for many years. He recently hosted two safari’s for Outdoorphoto which I attended – One being to the Masai Mara. Here I took the opportunity to ask him a few questions about his experiences , joys and highlights as a photographer. Hilton is…


A Photo Safari to Elephant Plains, Sabi

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”- St Augustine I had the opportunity to join a few friends from Bloemfontein on an Outdoorphoto Safari at Elephant Plains, Sabi. The Lowveld of South Africa has always been a haven for wildlife. Sabi Sand offers some of the best…


Real Or fake?

These days the internet has become a haven for “real” and “unbelievable” photos. The photos usually end up being emailed to thousands of people and they tend to believe that it is real. In this post we will discuss how to tell the real photos from the fake ones. Here is an excellent example of…


Guest Photographer – Anton Joubert

I recently caught up with my old varsity room mate and Life long bud Jubs [as I know him] or better known as photographer Anton Joubert. I asked him a few questions regarding his photography and what he has been up to lately. First a bit more about Anton; Anton is well known on the…


The best online web builders for photographers

Online web builders

All photographers need a portfolio. These days you don’t print your work but rather publish it online. Sure it usually is not the safest way for photographers seeing that there are many ways to “steal” photographs from the net, but it sure is the best way to get yourself known and at no cost to…