Dead trees with purpose…

There are just something about a tree dead or alive in the middle of a river or pond.

It looks beautiful even if dead and it serves a purpose too. For some it’s a resting place and for others it is a good place to dry off after nice bath….

Personally I love trees in water. The reflections they make is awesome and I love capturing it. Walking around the pond one can capture it from different angles and it never looks the same….

Thank you for taking the time to look at my work.

“If you can dream it you can do it.” Walt Disney

Sonskynfees 2015: Nicholis Louw in Black and White

Nicholis Louw (born 30 December 1979) is a well-known South African pop and opera singer and signed to Select Music, the major South African record label. His repertoire mainly in Afrikaans includes rock, pop, country and music ballads, often incorporating strong classical elements. Louw has had a number of successful albums through releases through Select Music starting with his debut album in 2003, selling over 650,000 albums. His major hits include “Ek wil my baby hê vanaand”, “Rock daai lyfie” and “Generaal”. He tours extensively averaging above 100 gigs a year. On 12 July 2014, he married Denise Shrewsbury.

Information of Nicholis Louw as quoted from Wikipedia

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Sonskynfees 2015: Snotkop in Black and White

Francois Henning better known by his stage name Snotkop previously known as Lekgoa is a well-known Afrikaans and Sotho language singer and rapper.

He started his music career at age 15 preparing demo CDs  and in the late 1990s adopted the stage name Lekgoa singing in the South African kwaito genre of music. In this period, he was signed to Gallo record label, releasing two Basetsana in 1999 and Ngamla Yoba in 2002.

In 2005 he adopted the name Snotkop initially a 4-piece boy band, and shortly later a solo act signing with Next Music record label with the launching of his debut self-titled 2005 album Snotkop followed by So Damn Sexyin 2008 and Francois Henning Was Hier in 2009. With the release of Ek Laaik Van Jol in 2012, he became one of the top selling South African artists in Africa in Afrikaans language. Well known single and music video releases include “Song Vir My Dad”, “Dis ‘n Land”, “Hou My Stywer Vas”, “Oppas”, “Katrien”, “Parapapa” a remake of Cidinho & Doca hit “Rap das Armas” and “Ek Laaik Van Jola”. He is also featured in Kurt Darren’s hit “Stoomtrein” and in MoniQue’s hit “Ek Val Vir Jou”. Snotkop is also known of popularizing international hits in his Afrikaans language adaptations.

Snotkop is also a television personality. He presented the programme Petrolkop on MK, the mostly Afrikaans music channel in South Africa where Snotkop featured various celebrities driving racing cars in time trials against each other.

Information of Snotkop as quoted from Wikipedia

Here are some of the photo’s I’ve taken at the 2015 Sonskynfees. These are all Black and White due to the lighting. I found that the red lights does not compliment  any person. I love the photo’s and did not want to delete it so I turned them black and white…

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Signs

It has been a while since I have entered any challenges. Happy to be back again. Cee always have such fun challenges. Will definitely enter more often in the future. B&W Cee's B&W Cee's2 B&W Cee's3 B&W Cee's4

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Badenhorst Family Shoot Featuring on Website

A while back I got an email from Armand’s shooting coach and teacher. She wanted to book a family shoot for her and the three men in her life.

We went to Joostenberg Bistro on the R304 for their photo shoot. Of course I took Armand with to assist me with the shoot. We had a blast and laughed alot.  It took the oldest a while to warm up to the camera an in the end the boys were literally swinging in the trees….BFam133BFam66 BFam19 BFam120BFam126 BFam129

 

For some more photo’s of their family shoot please click here.

Wilken Family’s Vintage Shoot Featuring on Website

 

Danette contacted me one day and asked if I do vintage shoots… Well I never did one before but as you all know by now I never say no to learn something new…. First I panicked because what do I use for props? Then one afternoon I was dusting my show cabinet and there it was…. Old camera’s, my toy car my grandfather bought me when I was small, my Mother’s sewing machine from her childhood a old telephone my Father brought home one day and the list goes on….. In the end I had lot’s to choose from.

I hardly ever do set up’s for my shoots but after doing this Vintage shoot I think I’ll do it more often. I just have no idea where I am going to put all the props…. When it came to the editing of the shoot I did not do much I just played with the different effects.

I am very happy with the end results of this shoot

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Strydom Family Shoot Featuring on Website

I met Natasha and her kids about three years back. I was very honored when she asked me to do their family portraits for them.

Normally children take a while to warm up to the camera, but not these two. They had their own ideas of how they would like to pose. The shoot was a breeze. Before we could blink the shoot was done.

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For some more photo’s of their family shoot please click here.

Lizette and her two prince’s featuring on website.

I launched a Mothers day competition in May month. My student Lizette was the lucky one who won a photo shoot with me. We had a ball and she got first hand experience on how it feels to be a client at my studio. AJ her oldest child loved posing for the camera, Janco on the other hand had to be bribed. In the end we got lovely photo’s of them and even Janco could not stop laughing….

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For more photo’s on their shoot please click here

JP & Michelle’s One year shoot featuring on website

The first time I laid eyes on Michelle  she was only a few days old. WOW that was a very long time ago….

A while back I had the privilege to capture her and her special friend JP’s one year anniversary. I just loved the way he talked to her so sweet.

I wish them all the best for their journey as a couple and who know’s what the future holds…
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For more photo’s on JP & Michelle’s shoot just click here

Thank you for stopping by.

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