Daniela’s Portait Shoot

On 14 May I had the pleasure to do a Portrait session with Daniela. Daniela did not realize that an portrait session could be so exhausting. After an hour she was quite tired and I was very happy with what I have seen on the back of the camera. I could not wait to download and get editing on her photo’s. I must say it came out stunning….

Here are a few of her photo’s in Black and White….

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The De Klerk Family shoot

DK_0786On Saturday, 11 May 2013 I had the pleasure to capture Kevin, Lizl, Connor and Matthew for their annual Family shoot, but this time they decided on a studio shoot.

Connor is turning 6 in July and he could still remember their previous family shoot. Now at every age children have different stages they go through. Well Connor is at that stage that he pulls his face funny when he have to smile. But I did manage to catch him when he thought I was finished taking the photo. These came out quite nice.

Little Matthew turned 3 in March and he is at that stage where he don’t want to be in the photo, but big brother may not be alone in the photo with Mom and dad. This way I could capture him with the family. He ‘s also at that stage that being silly is his job and this made the shoot so much more interesting…

Poor Mommy and Daddy really wanted everything to run smoothly but like all our photographers know that never happens. Their Family shoot photo’s came out great and here is just a few of them.

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My Photo’s someone’s Quote: Day 61

“Goals have made a tremendous difference in my life. They have allowed me to achieve success, and to accomplish what I had previously only dreamed of or wished for.”

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My Photo’s someone’s Quote: Day 60

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“Base yourself in loyalty and trust. Don’t be companion with those who are not your moral equal. When you make a mistake, don’t hesitate to correct it.”

Confucius Saying

My Photo’s someone’s Quote: Day 59

“It’s not what you do once in a while; it’s what you do day in and day out that makes the difference.”

Jenny Craig

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My Photo’s someones Quotes: Day 58

“Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.”

Henry Ford 

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Ruby Tuesday: 9/10 Weeks

A week ago I introduced Ruby our German Shepard puppy. Yesterday afternoon I took some photo’s of her while playing outside with Tammy and Tekkies  her older sisters. She is growing up so fast and I must say she is very good. She let’s me know when she wants to go out. The only problem is when I am busy with something and can’t drop it immediately I get a  “present” in the house. But otherwise my floors stay clean and dry if I take her outside approximately every hour.

When I am at my desk in my office she lies on the little carpet. She’s my little shadow for now when she’s older she’ll be my big shadow…

I took these photo’s with my Canon 7D and my Canon EF 18-200mm IS lens. I am still struggling to get my action photo’s right. Most of them blur and I need to get it right before I go to the Kruger National Park in December. Birds in flight is going to be a problem if I do not get my settings right. I never had this problem with my Canon 500D. So if someone is also using an 7D could you please help me in the right direction.  I shot these photo’s in Aperture Priority (AV) ISO 800, F 5.6. Manual select :Single point AF, Center- weighted average.

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My Photo’s someone’s Quote: Day 57

“You cannot always wait for the perfect time. Sometimes you must dare to jump.”

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Kwikstertjie and the Moth/butterfly

I am busy working through my different holiday photo’s and came across these few photo’s of a Kwikstertjie and a moth or butterfly, not quite sure what it is, but I think it’s a moth. Anyway my parents, the boys, their nephew and I went to Sandbaai for the September/October 2012 school holiday. My Father got the flu and my mom was also not feeling well so most of the times the 3 boys and I went for outings.

The boys and I went to Hermanus on the 30th of September 2012 to go and see if we could spot some whale’s. The Whale festival is always a huge thing in Hermanus and thousands of people come to this little coastal village to spot whales and our photographers of course can’t wait to capture that WOW shot of a breaching whale. This particular morning something totally different from a whale caught my eye.  I spotted this Kwikstertjie with a Moth.  First the Kwikstertjie just hopped around it’s pray and then it took it in it’s beak and moved around on the rock with it. I waited to capture it while eating it but did not have that luck.I took quite allot of photo’s of this but only going to share a few.  After nearly half an hour of capturing the little Kwikstertjie and the Moth a young boy came running towards it and scared it and it flew away and I was not very happy. Why can’t the children’s parent’s teach their children not to scare animals and birds…
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My Photo’s someone’s Quote: Day 56

“Success is not permanent & failure is not fatal. So be ready for your next challenge, and give it all you’ve got…”

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