“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
With thanks to the incredibly helpful resource, Lightroom Keyword List Project, (go check them out, they’re awesome!) in this blog post we’ll be going through the steps to import your newly downloaded, super helpful keyword list.
Wow, it’s been a while – guys! How are you all? 🙂
I have a couple of great things in the works for the blog, but thanks to work, I don’t get to all of it as quickly as I would like, unfortunately. However, I’ve been meaning to interview my incredibly dear, incredibly talented friend Moira for a while now and yay! here it is! 🙂 ♥
One of the things I’ve been wanting to do with the blog from the start was to do interviews with some of the most talented women photogaphers in South Africa, as I do believe that it’s important to hear from the ladies at the top of their game to inspire, motivate and uplift others.
So for our first interview post, I have a lady whom I greatly admire as her work is truly in a class of its own. I present to you all, the incredible Ilse Moore!
Some of you have known me (Grethe) for much longer than others and may know that photography hasn’t always been an easy journey for me. Some of you, on the other hand, may feel like you cannot relate to my work because you all you ever see is me posting images that are the result of ten years of continuous hard work.
But, this post is not about me. This post about the things I’ve learned that’s helped me along the way – things I want to share with all of you, as well as some things that some of the ladies in our group have found useful and inspiring. So go get some coffee, this is going to be a long-ass post! ♥♥♥
This is based on something similar I wrote on my DeviantArt page a few years ago and it resonated with a lot of people. Needless to say, my experiences since then have caused the list to change, but the gist is well and truly the same.
Hello everyone! Today we kick off our first blog post with something business-related as there have been a few questions about how taxation for photographers work. One of our members, Sandy Stewart, is a chartered accountant and wrote out first guest post!
Hello everyone – if you’re reading this, you’re probably part of the SA Women Photographers group on Facebook! 🙂 If so, I want to thank you so much for your contribution and part in making the group what it is – I never could’ve imagined it taking off the way it did, but here we are – almost 400 members and counting! 😀
For a while now, I’ve been wondering how to make the experience more valuable and enriching for everyone and then one day (thanks to a suggestion by a lady in the group) I realised that a blog would be a great platform to keep much of the information imparted on the group in one place. Many things are said and lots of advice are given, but it sometimes gets lost as the timeline progresses and valuable bits of wisdom are no longer accessible. Ergo, this blog!
Some of you may have been added to the group by a friend and do not even know who you’re talking to, well… hi, I’m Grethe! 🙂
I admin the Facebook group alongside Lezzet Abbott and Abby-Ann Tochterman, my two wingwomen in Johannesburg. I’m a fashion and conceptual/fine-art/weirdness photographer from Cape Town (well, Somerset West, to be precise) and I started the group in order to give a voice and an empowering platform for women in the South African photography industry to share their images, ask advice, gain feedback and connect with each other. So far, I’ve been rather pleased with the turnout! 😀
What I aim to do with this blog is to have general photography-related talk going on here: from technique discussions to financial and business how-to and everything in-between. Guest posts are welcome and 100% encouraged, as I believe one can learn something from anyone so please do email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have an idea and/or something to talk about!
I know that there’s a wealth of information about photography on the internet and it’s constantly on the increase but if you don’t know where to start looking it can be very daunting, which is why I really want to tailor the posts and information on here for our very specific demographic.
At the moment I don’t have a set update schedule in mind, but we will have to see how this goes – for now, that’s all from me! 🙂
BIG THANK YOU to my homeboy Gita Claassen for all her help to make the blog look so super snazzy! ❤