Project 365 Photo a day: 365/329- Algae on tree

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Project 365 Photo a day: 365/328 – Trampoline fun

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Project 365 Photo a day: 365/327 – Peek a boo Pigeon

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Playing with Flash Exposure

The other night I decided I need to find out what my flash and camera can offer me so I went on you tube and watch some tutorial videos . I practiced on a tree in the shade this morning. Playing with the different exposures.  Still need to do the same exercise in the sun and then indoors….  My aim with this exercise is to improve my photography and getting to know my flash and Camera  even better.

I to know what I can and can not do.

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Playing with Depth of field




A few weeks back I started playing with Depth of Field in my home studio. I had no problem with this outdoors, but in the studio I struggled to get the desired effect. So one evening I decided I’ll go practice a bit on my always willing prop Lenie and my frogs that never made it to their destination in my garden but rather stayed in my bathroom and studio as props. I moved her around on the studio floor further and further from the background till I ran out of laminated flooring. Ooops that’s going to be a bit of a problem. I am not a great fan of editing to much and to clone floor the whole time will not do it for me…  I moved the floor towards me to see what the effect will be in the background.

I then asked my eldest if he would mind being my live subject so that I can practice some more. I told him to move forward and backwards to the side and so on. My first photo of Armand came out all wrong. Armand was all out of focus and the background was in focus. Not what I had in mind. I practiced some more and after moving around allot I got it right. Armand in focus and background was out of focus….

Oeps wrong way around….
That’s better…

Then my husband came to the studio and decided that he had to change the setting a bit. My frogs got moved next to Armand. I took some photo’s and then I told him what I am trying to achieve…. Oooooh okay was his reply and he moved the frogs back to their original positions. I still had the problem of the gap at the back. You can see the tiles and this I wanted to prevent.  When I am the same level as the subject it’s fine, but as soon as I sit up then I see the tiles. Luckily I still had 2 extra pieces of laminated flooring so I put that in at the back in the mean while.


Armand just being silly….
Ogies, Armand’s cat joined the shoot, and so did frog1



I made little crosses on the flooring so that I can show my clients were to stand  so that I can get  desired effect I want. I just love experimenting but my boys on the other hand are not so keen on mommy using them as her subjects.  So for the next experiment Lenie and the frogs will have to do…

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/326 – Pigeon

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Project 365 Photo a day: 365/325 – Testing testing…

Wrong way round_3196 Wrong way round_3196bwA while back I was playing with my camera trying to figure out how to blur out the background in my home studio.  Well something went wrong…. Armand was a blur and the frogs eyes in focus.  I was frustrated but after a while I got  a liking in this photo…. In the mean while I practiced some more and realized that I need more space if I want to achieve what I had in mind. Someday I’ll buy a house and convert it into a photographic studio. Till then I thank our Heavenly Father for what I have…


Project 365 Photo a day: 365/324 – Pomegranate growing

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Project 365 Photo a day: 365/323 – OOPS he Missed

GD_2774pj323 GD_2775pj323 GD_2775pj323bwWhile I was busy editing some golf day photo’s on Sunday I came across this shot. I could not help myself had to start laughing. Hubby still tried to come up with an excuse for the poor man. Maybe he is left handed…. Then I showed him the sequence. After a while I told hubby that I better stop laughing I am only learning the game of golf now and in a few months from now it could be me….


My photo’s everyone’s words… Week 44/52




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Project 365 Photo a day: 365/322 – Ace Models – Juniors

ACE_3366pj322 ACE_3366pj322bwThis morning I had a shoot at Ace Models Brackenfell. Sunette wanted some photo’s of the young models. This particular little girl is a natural and she had no problem with the camera.


Project 365 Photo a day: 365/321 – SAPS Golfday2



Project 365 Photo a day: 365/320 – Happy Valentines day

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Project 365 Photo a day: 365/319 – Day visit to De Hollandsche Molen2

HM_1703pj319 HM_1703pj319bw HM_1704We went De Hollandsche Molen for the day a few weeks back. After breakfast my parents and I went for a walk to look at the new houses and like always I had to carry my camera with just in case…  I took the photo of the sign on the one gate and when I got to the other gate of the home this not so scary little dog greeted us.


Project 365 Photo a day: 365/318 – Day visit to De Hollandsche Molen

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Project 365 Photo a day: 365/317 – Diane’s Model Shoot 3

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Project 365 Photo a day: 365/316 – Diane’s Model Shoot 2

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Project 365 Photo a day: 365/315 – Diane’s Model Shoot

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