You know the old saying about not being able to organise a booze-up in a brewery? Well, it in no way whatsoever applied to this shindig...Read More
N.B. This post will verge on being a little geeky: if you have trouble telling the difference between reciprocity failure and D-max it may be a little... obscure.
Colour landscape photography has always been my thing, particularly shooting transparancy film on a large format camera. The much lamented dearth of large format E6 processing service around Cape Town has, however, put the brakes on that particular pursuit. Shooting colour neg is also and option, of course, but not one I have taken on just yet. So for now I have decided that having a serious go at shooting my large format landscapes on black and white film is something to put some effort into. The image accompanying this post is one of the first successes (i hope) on this new adventure.Read More
One of the universal truths about being a professional photographer is that not all jobs are created equal. An equally universal truth, is that the less-equal ones come along somewhat more regularly than the more-equal ones. Now don't get me wrong, every photographic job gives me a little bit of a thrill, and I'd much rather spend my day photographing breadrolls, or business men in expensive suits talking about capital expenditure and market share, than work behind a desk. But these jobs are small thrills, like sliding down a sanddune on a cardboard box, the job I'm sharing here is more of a full on loop-the-loop rollercoaster...Read More
Fair warning: If you are a devout and faithful follower of Order of Digital Photography this may shock and offend. Also Language in this post may stray out of the web friendly sRGB space and into the more colourful and saturated ProPhoto RGB realm...Read More