I had the weirdest day today. Via the comments on another amazing photographer friend’s shared post, I had the most brief of interactions with Kirsty Mitchell. Yes, the Kirsty Mitchell. Wonderland Kirsty Mitchell…
Let me start with a confession: I am a bird-nut from a birding family who spends a lot of time in birding circles. Birds are my life. Literally – being a bird-nut often puts food on my table.
Being a photographer gives you the privilege to hold some of the most modern and expensive equipment around in your own hands often! Unfortunately the only problem with this is holding and handling these camera’s and their accompanying lenses for hours on end with little breaks in between.
This results in many different issues such as acute and chronic injuries, and could not only leave you with tremendous pain but also not being able to continue your work at hand.
Ask anyone, branding is a crucial part of any photography business – more so when you’re starting out. From logos to business cards, to websites and photobooks. How do you put together a brand when you start out and what happens when you don’t feel connected to your current/old branding anymore?
Hello, Grethe here! 🙂 Continuing with our Get to Know the Admins series, I want to cast the spotlight today on my partner in crime, the magnificent Gita Claassen! 🙂
When I founded SA Women Photographers, nobody really understoon and valued my vision as much as Gita did – she just got it! This made her the perfect and logical choice to be my co-pilot and I haven’t regretted it for a day! 🙂 She does a lot of work for our community and I cannot manage without her!
Gita is an extremely talented and passionate travel, lifestyle and journalistic photographer and person and I think I love her most for her take no prisoners -attitude. I managed to corner her for some twenty questions! 🙂
Panning is a technique used to freeze a moving subject while still conveying a sense of speed. However, panning doesn’t have to be just about capturing movement; it can be used to bring new life to stationary objects, creating works of art. I’ve come to love exploring with slow shutter speeds as the results are really unpredictable. In this article I tell you how I go about capturing images like the one above.
Warning: this article contains opinionated and philosophical content.
OK, so a little while ago I read this article about how a different set of lifestyle circumstances changed the way the photographer experienced her photography. That got me thinking about my journey, and how, for me, it was the other way around. Yes, sure, life taught me a lot in photography, but photography gave me a whole different perspective on life, too.
We all know Grethe as the driven, mouthy badass with pink hair and an incredible talent for fashion photography. She’s been wildly successful in her career, and an inspiration for women photographers everywhere. She’s also the founder of SAWP, and the only person I know who rivals my capacity for whisky and tea. I asked her a couple of burning questions.
The trickiest light to get right. And light I’m forced to work with very often as a travel photographer. This article was inspired by the obvious fact that so many photographers, especially beginners, so obviously struggle with this type of light. And, since midday happens everyday, you will, at some stage, be faced with this challenge. Here are some tips for working the light in your favour.
“Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching