Shoting photos of live bands always proves to be quite a challenge for me! I can never decide which lens I wanna use and/or if I wanna use flash or not. At a recent Zebra & Giraffe show I decided to try something totally different. My 70-200mm lens! I realy wasn’t sure how it would work out but I’m glad I tried it as the images came out pretty clear and it was really cool to shoot the band from a distance and not have to battle with the people up front for a spot! I really had to up my ISO setting quite a bit so I decided to shoot mostly in Black & White.
I heard on the radio a couple nights ago that there was a Blue Moon and that it wouldn’t be seen again for quite a long time! Something like 15 years or something like that, I can’t quite remember now. I grabbed my camera and ran outside to get a shot of this elusive ‘Blue Moon’. The Moon itself wasn’t quite blue but, the sky all around was definitely reflecting a blueness. This is my shot of the not so Blue Moon.
I actually hadn’t planned on goin to this event on Saturday as I was scheduled to shoot photos with Maanda Mulaudzi for some article. We had made plans to meet at Stoneridge Skatepark where this was goin on when I arrived. It was difficult to get some shots amongst the chaos but I did manage to capture Adam Woolf doing a monster kickflip and Tian Van Rensburg doing a huge blunt to fakie on the over-vert wall.
Shacks are a very common site in Johannesburg but unfortunately, stories of them burning to the ground are also very common, especially in winter. On a recent trip back from the downtown area of Johannesburg, my friend and I spotted some dark smoke rising in the not too far distance. We decided to get a closer look and see if there were any photo oppertunities to be had. These are some of the photos I shot and which have been used on our facebook page to help get donations out to the families which have lost their homes and all their belongings.
I’m always trying to get good shots of my cat’s eyes, needless to say that it’s one of the most difficult things ever! Cat’s get weird when a lens get’s close to their face! I recently got myself a Canon Macro lens which means I’m gonna be getting in even close to the cats! Lucky for them. I shot these 2 shots yesterday by pure luck! They were both feeling pretty lazy so they were still enough for me to snap these 2 shots of their eyes. I love my cats!
I shot this photo as part of a little article on Johannesburg for the guys over at COLOR Magazine in Canada. It’s really an awesome magazine and covers not only skateboarding but music and art as well. I know we don’t get the magazine down here in South Africa but if you’re abroad you should go ahead and pick up a copy, you’ll be happy with your purchase!
I’ve always struggled with shooting panning shots of moving subjects! I decided that a great place to practice this technique is at Nollie Faith in downtown Johannesburg. The kids are constatnly skating up and down the street, all you need to do is find a good spot and wait for them to come zooming by! These are 2 of my favourite shots taken at Nollie Faith while practising my technique. There will definitely be more to come!
I noticed this kid while shooting photos of the kids skating at Nollie Faith, he just had the cutest expressions on his face as he watched everything goin on around him. I had to shoot a couple photos of him!