Tag Archives: 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

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

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

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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 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

Taking detail photos during weddings


In modern wedding photography photos of all the detail during a couples big day play a major role in a wedding package. Sadly this is still neglected  by many wedding photographers. In South Africa in certain areas photographers tend to concentrate more on the detail than in other areas by other photographers. Especially in the

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

Why has wildlife photography become so popular and are photographers chasing “golden light”?

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If you have, like me, ever wondered about these questions, then I suggest you read Shem Compion‘s book. This is a brilliant book with lots of information for the beginner as well as professional Photographer. Insider’s Guide: Top Photography spots in South Africa. I quote from this book: “Digital cameras have made photography so much

Seeing the light – From Satara to Lower Sabie


The last two weeks I have been traveling with my big friend Jaap Wildeboer through the Kruger National Park. First we were in Satara and now in Lower Sabie. Jaap just took up Photography a month ago and while helping him to sort out his stuff I once again realized what it is that “newcomers”

Conversation with South African Wildlife Photographer Hilton Kotze

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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

Satara – Home of the Lions

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We arrived at Satara on Monday. Arriving at 12h00 in 31 degrees  celsius, we unpacked and set up our campsite. At 15h00 we went for the afternoon drive on the well- known S100 road and found four lion cubs without their mother (probably were busy hunting). Satara: Best place to capture Lions on Camera in