Landscape

Art Images & Prints For Sale

This Cape Town Guy (And Ambitious Photographer) recently had the privilege of joining in on the wonderful journey with the Put Foot Foundation’s 2017 Rally. With little expectancy for the journey I was about about to embark on, after a kiss from my beautiful wife Jaimi, I headed out into the cold wintery early hours of a Sunday morning in the middle of June from my home town Melkbosstrand, and jumped onboard with an rowdy yet wonderfully friendly Aussie crew who I was assigned to for certain legs of our adventure. Jason, the leader of the Aussie pack “Reboot Yourself - Happy Day” was a legend to spend time with, himself having done the 2016 Rally, so his knowledge of what was on route, what to see and where to go was just golden. Jason you legend.

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Wolfburg Cracks & Arch Hike

Saturday morning, just a week ago, Jaimi and I woke up at 05:00, packed my “Old Girl” with our dusty camping gear and hit the road en route to the beautiful Cederburg wilderness area to hike the infamous Wolfburg Cracks. We had heard a lot about the Cracks from our fellow hiking buddies and always wanted to give it a try. The weather forecast was good, and this looked like the perfect weekend to attempt this.

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Franskraal & Gansbaai

Last weekend, Jaimi and I headed for a little get away up the east coast to a stunning little town called Franskraal, just 50 km passed Hermanus. Famous for it shark cage diving, Franskraal is really a place well worth visiting for her seascapes, landscapes, second hand stores and a friendly small town vibe. If it’s a chilled and relaxed time out that you need then this is a must on your map of “town’s to visit”.

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1693” Food & Wine Pairing at Bellingham Homestead - Franschhoek

Set up in The Old Maturation Cellar (built in 1693) on the lawns of the Bellingham Homestead (which is now a museum of beautiful artwork and decor), the twelve seater lunch table was beautifully set, candles lit, heaters were on and I really felt like I was being treated as royalty would have been back in the early part of last century, but with the warmth and sincerity of a close family affair.

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Pack Your Camera - Photography Tuition & Travel

Being a Cape town based photographer definitely has it’s advantages in the fact that this City, or this part of South Africa has some of the most beautiful settings, locations and landscapes that the world has to offer. So being surrounded by this beauty and with the fact that I always always love sharing my photographic knowledge and experience with others, the idea of Pack Your Camera was born.

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Wavescapes - Kommetjie’s Sunset Reef

So every now and then this Cape Town Photographer needs to let his hair down, get out onto the ocean and head out to where Monster Waves rumble. Yesterday was an exceptional day, with the 10 seater rubber duck powering through the rough surf we headed out to Kommetjie’s Sunset Reef, well know for her massive waves and big wave surf riding. The images you see are just a fraction of what I witnessed on this awe inspiring day. Often I just had to lower my camera and watch, even missing capturing some epic moments, but taking it all into my soul. I love the ocean and she loves to impress!

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Thailand Moments

This Cape Town Photographer had a chance to head out to Thailand just a few weeks back to photograph a wonderful couple’s wedding on the beautiful Island of Koh Phangan. I will be blogging the wedding images a little later in this month but just as a starter I though I would post up a few images of the island that I captured, only a few, so as not to bore all of you wonderful people with the typical “Look at my holiday photos”.

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Cape Point Photo Trip

Each year the South African National Parks opens most of their wonderful landscapes for locals to visit free of charge. This offer included the stunning Cape Peninsula and the Table Mountain National Park. We took advantage of this by spending two days in the Cape Point Nature Reserve, hiking to secluded beaches and taking some wonderful images. Here are just a few of the captures from those two days.

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A Little Trip To Yzerfontein

A couple of weeks back, after a busy week of sitting in front of our Apple Macs editing for hours, Jaimi got a bee in bonnet for us to head on out on a road trip to the little town of Yzerfontein, about a 45 minute drive from our home in Big Bay, Blouberg. We have never been there so it was an idea I welcomed with open arms.

We headed out and had a little stop off at Melkbos and Grotto Bay on the way. Both of these towns are well worth a stop over and visit.

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Visiting Cape Town

Two good friends or ours recently visited Cape Town and it was a lovely opportunity for me to capture them in the beautiful settings surrounding Big Bay and Melkbos here on the West Coast of Cape Town. Being a Cape Town photographed one is always spoilt for locations and shooting this couple in amongst the Fynbos near Haakgat Beach, just 2 km from the little town of Melkbos was an absolute pleasure.

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Bushman’s Kloof with Jonty & Melanie Rhodes

Bushmans Kloof Reserve is an amazing location for photographers and tourists alike. There is so much natural beauty on offer and we literally just touched the surface of it’s magnificence on the two days we visited there.

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A Little Visit To Gansbaai

AND YES THERE WERE WHALES! Four of them, two mom’s and two calves. Monday morning was a true blessing for all of us, sitting on the rocks at the waters edge, just 30 meters away from these magnificent gentle awe inspiring giants.

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A Beautiful Place - The Taal Monument

Now as a Cape Town Fashion Photographer, I cannot wait to head back here to complete a fashion shoot in amongst the beautiful structure using the light, shadows, arches, concrete and general design of the Taal Monument.

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The Woodstock Tour - Instagram Walk About

We will spend the evening walking through the vibrant Woodstock area taking in graffiti, buildings, train lines and the amazing backdrop of Table Mountain and Lions Head.

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Shift your Perspective - Lenses and a bit of Photoshop

This effect is know as Tilt Shifting and is also known as Miniature Faking. This effect creates the illusion that a normal sized object that are blurred in a particular way give the perspective that the object is a lot smaller. Another attraction to this skill in photography is very much about changing the optical perspective of the image.The effect makes it impossible not to trail your eye to the centre of the image to the focused areas. If your image contains smaller details, you can trail focus to these details which otherwise may have been overlooked. It is really such a clever tool. This twist on your standard photography can bring about all kinds of artistic fun.

ARTICLE ALSO AVAILABLE: FLAT WHITE MAGAZINE on ISSUU.

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The Versatile 24-70mm Lens - All You Need to Know

I hope this is not too unprofessional but I would just like to say how unbelievably excited both Adrian and I are to be involved in this first edition of Flat White. Our journey with Christine and Warren started back in 2009 when I used to write for her earlier coffee magazine all those years ago. Our love of coffee and our symbiotic creative relationship has led us to cross paths again and I could not be happier about it. So enjoy our column as often as we are able to be honored with your eyeballs reading the section!

Another love we share with this fabulous couple is a love for Cape Town. This love affair for Adrian and I began in December of last year. We saved up, booked and drove down to Cape Town from Durban for a little annual holiday. Adrian is a Photographer and I am both his wife and his kind of untitled creative sidekick if you will. We dive into adventures of travel and photo making as often as work allows us and this time it led us to fall in love with Cape Town.

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Free State & Clarens Hipstamatic Photos

Our road to Clarens Hipstamatics are being posted here and we are are willing to part with mounted prints of of these images as limited editions.
Please email me for pricing. I am very excited about this project as well as our Hipstamatic 366 being posted on my facebook page.

Our trip to Umtinzini Forest Lodge 2011

So my Jaimi and I went on a little weekend get away back in October before our mad rush holiday season and I am super glad I took my fifty with. We had such a ball.

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Landscape and Still Life Photography Prints for Sale

Last week Jaimi and I did a portrait shoot nearby to where we live with the awesome Debbie Ivins. On that same shoot I could not help but Photograph the stunning landscape and how the sunbursts through the overcast weather was so picturesque - almost foreign.

I would now like to make these available as prints or image files at different prices. If you would like to contact me regarding this please email me.

The rest of this shoot is on Facebook.

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