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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.

A few of my favourite photos in my first season as rugby photographer

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“Try it, you might like it. You never know” With the rugby season at an end, I can honestly say, I had the time of my life! Starting out with a Cheetahs vs Bulls game, South Africa vs All Blacks and ending with the highlight of South African Rugby, the Curie Cup final. I would

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

Springboks vs Australia,Loftus Versveld,Pretoria, South Africa,28 August 2010

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

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

Shooting Rugby under Floodlights

Rugby - 2011 Currie Cup - Cheetahs vs Bulls 10 September 2011

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

Graham Henry during the Tri Nations Test match between South Africa and New Zealand in Port Elizabeth on 20 Aug 2011.

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

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

Photos reveal in Bloemfontein lots of justice is to be found on the rugby pitch!!

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Justice is blind we hear…or is it? This was the question as the referee Dr Brand Claasen was assisted onto the rugby pitch in Bloemfontein. The event was a rugby match between lawyers – advocates on the one side and attorneys on the other. In a match played hard, physical but also with lots of