Things to do in Cape Town: Bloubergstrand

I have been to Bloubergstrand countless time, with and without my camera. If you need some fresh air, this is the place to go. There are days when it’s hard just to stand up because of the strong winds, which is why it’s a favourite spot for kite surfing. The water is cold due to […]

Camera bag review – Think Tank Streetwalker harddrive v2.0 backpack

Once you have a camera and a few lenses, the question that will arise sooner or later is: where am I going to put it while I’m around? The easy answer is of course in a camera bag. A camera bag protects your camera and lenses adequately against bumps, etc. and you will be able […]

A photo safari in Hluhluwe Imfolozi game reserve

The first nature reserve in Africa, and the second in the world, was created in 1895. The world’s first was Yellowstone in the United States of America. This reserve is now called Hluhluwe-Imfolozi and are named of the two rivers that flow through the reserve. The park is situated in KwaZulu-Natal at a few hours […]

Wildflowers and wildlife in the West Coast National Park

wildflowers at the postberg nature reserve with white daisies and mountains

Now that it’s winter in the northern hemisphere I thought of some winter days I spent in Paternoster, South Africa, some years ago. Winter in August still sounds a bit strange to me, but only because I grew up in Europe. Now winter in South Africa is very different winter in The Netherlands, and on […]

Autumn photography

vineyard in autumn with forest in the background

Autumn is a beautiful season to take photographs. The leaves of the trees turn to so many amazing colours. Weather will probably not as warm as we might want it to be (or at least as I want it to be), but for photography the moody skies can provide a beautiful background. In this post […]

Landscape photography in the Klein Karoo

On our way to Oudtshoorn from Cape Town, we stayed one night in Wildehondekloof Private Game Reserve. We had never been to the Klein Karoo (only the Greater Karoo), and the drive is already an adventure. Roads are in good conditions and as we meandered past Worcester, crossed the Langeberg at Montegu, the traffic got […]

Taking photos at the beach

Most of us love going to the beach. To take a walk, to enjoy the sun, to swim or just to watch the scenery. To me beaches have a strong attraction. I can’t really explain why. It must be the air and the sense of space. Or the sound of the waves that’s often louder […]

3 More photography composition rules to improve your photos

Some weeks ago, I have shared 3 tips that are very useful to help to compose your photographs and make them more compelling. These guidelines were: Rule of thirds Rule of odds Leading lines You can read that post here in case you missed it. Since composition is probably one of the more difficult parts […]