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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…


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…


A photo safari in the Kgalagadi – January 2012

Striking the Kgalagadi Trans Frontier Park in January while a heat wave is sweeping through the country is no joke. Forty Five degrees Celsius was the norm with animals hiding under every inch of shade during midday. Luckily for me I got some amazing sightings during my two week stay with lots of photographic opportunities….


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…


On Safari in the Kruger – Day 1

After a hectic weekend in Bloemfontein(a Wedding on Friday, Kovsie Aquatic Swimming Gala on Saturday and Celtic vs Kaiser  Chiefs at Seisa Ramabodu Saturday evening) and 900 km further we arrived at Pretorius Kop in the Kruger National park this afternoon. After we quickly unpacked we went for our first game drive. Not much except…


Shooting Rugby under Floodlights

Shooting rugby under floodlights requires totally different settings from those used in shooting rugby at day time. On Saturday I covered the Cheetahs vs Bulls match in Bloemfontein with a kickoff at 17:15 which meant the stadium was already filled with shadow and with ambient light coming from above, and as the game progresses the…


Be at the right place at the right time

In the mid 90′s I had the privilege  to have met Hoffie Hofmeister, head photographer for the Rapport (Sunday newspaper in SA) at the time. What always amazes me about Hoffie was that how he always manage to be at the right place at the right moment while taking sport pictures. If one opens the Rapport…


Discover the Magic of Rear Curtain Flash

These days almost all the modern SLR digital cameras got a setting where one can choose between front curtain flash and rear curtain flash. It is just a pity that such a few people know what this stands for. Okay in short this is what it is suppose to be. Say your shutter on your…


Basic Photography Course – 18 October – 6 December 2011

Come and join Gerhard on this Basic Photography Course and learn all the fundementals of Photography to give you a kick start. For more info follow the link or contact Gerhard Steenkamp at info@superimage.co.za


Camera settings for shooting Rugby

How to take rugby photos

Covering a Rugby match during the day in direct sunlight require some specific settings on your camera. Yesterday I covered the Griquas vs Western Province match in Kimberley on a lovely sunny day and want to share my setup that I used. Firstly I used two cameras namely a Nikon D3 and a Nikon D700. On…