Portraits for Matthias

Matthias contacted me for a corporate headshot session. He was looking for something different to a picture in front of a white background. We started in studio with natural light, which gave us some unidirectional soft light and allowed me to photograph literally focusing on his eyes. We played around with some flash options and…

My Current Favorite Camera and Lens Combo

My favorite camera and lens combo used to be the Fuji X100s with the built in 23mm/2.0 lens. It is a stunning combo and is probably one of the most versatile setups. During our trip to Paris earlier this year, I made an interesting discovery: I really love shooting with the 35mm/1.4. Though I can’t…

Portraits for Asentiv South Africa

Bridget and Claudia form Asentiv asked me to photograph corporate portraits for them to use on their website and social medial profiles. Zelda o’Brien from Pretty in the City  performed once again her Make-up magic. We shot on location in Century City. The light was beautiful and flashes and light modifiers stayed in the bag. I…

Morning Walk in Muizenberg

One of the things, my wife and myself enjoy doing, especially in summer are morning walks along the beach in Muizenberg. When we make it early enough, the walk along the water is empty and the light might be dramatic. On this morning, I decided to take the Fuji X-Pro2 and the Fuji XF 35mm/1.4…

Strike a Pose Portrait Workflow Review

Sleeklens asked me to write a review on their Strike A Pose Portrait Workflow and sent me the presets and brushes for Lightroom. There are few things that I really like about the workflow tool and some that I don’t. For most of my current portrait work, I aim for a natural look without too…

July

It is July, already. Wow. Time is flying. The first half of the year, I have been travelling a bit and I thought that not travelling means that I would have more time for writing. How wrong, I was. Anyway, here I am. There is lots of catch up to do. I owe Leandre a…

Mall of Dubai

  After travelling through Dubai many times, I spent the first time some days in the city this month. It was mostly as I expected a Disney world for adults. There were a number of amazing feasts to look at, such as the Burj Khalifa in the background right. It is currently the tallest building in…

Inspiration – Bill Cunningham

Bill Cunningham is an inspiration for me. Yesterday was his 87th birthday. He is still very active and photographs for the New York Times. Once a week he compiles a short video as this above about fashion, mostly in New York. There are a number of things that are worth mentioning At age 87 he…

Still my Favourite Personal Travelling Kit

I received a phone call this afternoon by a gentleman, who found my blog post about the Fuji X100s and the TCL (Tele Converter Lens). He was keen buying the lens from me, should I be not interested any more. Well, I still love this setup for travelling. The X100s is still my favourite camera…