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SHOOTING THE GUESTHOUSE!

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A selection of interesting accommodation establishments I have shot over the past few years.
BOULDERS BEACH LODGE - ANNUAL SHOOTS!


The brief: To do an "Atmospheric" shoot Rooms


 Wish you were there ? Food !


BRYNBROOK, NOORDHOEK - Clive and Iris Gibson






GLENCAIRN The brief was to show how relaxing and accommodating the Whale View was to visitors and in particular to whale watchers.




COOL IN CAPE TOWN. COLDER IN SUTHERLAND.

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Interesting pre-dawn shoot at the Southern Africa Large Telescope a the SA Astronomical Observatory near Sutherland.


Photo  taken over a 10 minute exposure at 5 mins 20 secs. Shutter button was pressed at approximately 6 a.m. This was about 1 hour 45 minutes prior to sunrise, but the reflected glow from the eastern horizon bounces off the side of the SALT scope.  Later, during the exposure, a vehicle occupied by off-duty astronomers pulled up alongside and spoiled the lower half of the picture with red and orange light from their brake lights and flashers. Fortunately this did not affect the upper area of the image, where the main action is. The lens flare near dead centre however comes from that vehicle.
Astronomers posted at SALT and the other SAAO scopes are not only permanent staff but also come from all over the world to do observations and research. SALT is one of only two such facilities in the world. The other unit is at Austin, Texas.
Yes - and it was cold. Especially the chi…

PICTURE YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD !

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Food photography along with various other types of photography can be very demanding and require a good understanding of the way that light and camera lenses work.
Although best done with a digital SLR (single lens reflex) camera, it is possible to take reasonable pics using a compact digicam.
The trick is to find your focal point on the plate of food. First, decide what story you about the food you are wanting to portray. The stronger your lighting and the more steady your camera the larger the area on the plate that will be in focus. Remember to choose your ISO setting carefully. The higher the ISO setting, the lower the image quality will be. However the lower the ISO, the slower the exposure will be meaning that any shaky hand movement will spoil the pic. It is also about coming close up to the subject. Clever cameras won't let you press the shutter if the image is out of focus – so check very carefully. Often digicams have “closeup” or macro settings, so by all means use these…

INFORMAL WEDDING SHOOT AT CAFE ROUX FOR DEO AND MARGARET

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Lovely wedding between 2 favourites in the Noordhoek Valley. At Cafe Roux, a great place to be ! Lots of pics on my Picassa Page for those who would like to visit.

Deo and Margaret tie the knot at Cafe Roux Saturday 6th August

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