Photography Techniques

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 […]

Things to do in Cape Town – Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Bird on pincushion protea

Nature lovers who come to Cape Town must pay a visit to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Kirstenbosch is beautifully located at the foot of the eastern slopes of Table Mountain creating an amazing backdrop. You can come here for the flora that grows here, for a picnic as many locals do, or in summer for the […]

Histogram in photography – how to use it for better photos

Before to discuss histograms, we need to talk a little about exposure. So what is exposure? Exposure is to how much or little light your camera’s sensor is exposed. When a photo is too light we call the photo over-exposed, when it’s too dark we say it’s under-exposed. When a photo is underexposed the dark […]

3 Photography composition rules to improve your photos

Photography composition rules tulips at sunset

Photography comes down to mainly two things: light and composition. This is of course a simplification, but I think these are the most important topics. In landscape photography, and even less in wildlife photography, we do not have complete control over the light. We can increase our chances of having ‘better’ light when going out […]

Macro photography on a budget

While not so easy, macro photography can be a lot of fun. So what is macro photography? Macro photography is the photography of small subjects at a one to one scale or larger. Now I don’t want to get into all the technical details of macro photography, as I would like to keep it practical. […]

5 Tips to take photographs of lavender fields

Who doesn’t feel the urge to take a photo when driving past a purple field of lavender? Most people do, and since Instagram took its rise, Valensole, in the south of France, is flooded with tourists. Many come from China and you can even find signs warning car drivers to watch out for Chinese people […]

Colours of Cape Town

Rule of odds three houses in three colours in cape town south africa

The most beautiful city in the world I am fortunate to be able to spend time in Cape Town, South Africa regularly. Cape Town to me is the most beautiful city in the world. It’s not so much the city itself, but the setting in which it is placed. If you like travel photography, or […]