GUEST POST: BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY 101

” Birth Photography is such an incredibly beautiful genre that it is most certainly an attractive direction to take your photography portfolio. 

If you are someone who has been interested to learn more about birth photography in South Africa then I hope I can answer some of your questions in this blog post as you continue to read along with me.” 

Kristen van Staden, South African Birth Photographers Association

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GUEST POST : TAXES FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS 2018

Tax season often fills many creatives – especially photographers – with much trepidation and panic. What is a tax writeoff? When do I have to register my business? AAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH………

SA Women Photographers chatted to Wilma Agenbag, a SAIT-registered tax practitioner from Trust Accounting Services in Paarl for some answers to those burning questions!

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GUEST POST: What happens when it hurts?

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.

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Get to know the Admins : Gita Claassen

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! 🙂

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Panning for Creative Effect

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.

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7 Things Photography Taught Me About Life

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.

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