Last week we held our 'One Flash Wonder' workshop near Shongweni Dam outside Durban. The venue was an incredible set of dilapidated farm houses and an old abandoned chapel sourced courtesy of my wonderful assistant Claire. Our model for the morning was Chloe Stone, a beautiful and very patient young woman from Durban.
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Saturday, November 17, 2012
Composition is never an easy thing to achieve. Readers of the site know that I often talk about the 'Element Approach' to composition. It's still something that I regularly work on, and will ultimately (I hope) come out in published form. One thing I have been lacking though is critical discussion around composition, particularly from a fellow landscape photographer. I had it in bucket-loads over the last recently!
For eight days I have been in the Drakensberg with Joe Cornish, Denis Hocking (of Hocking Photographic) and Nick van der Wiel (Tailor Made Safaris) locating venues for future potential photographic workshops. Weather, as is per the norm for the Drakensberg, was variable. Hot sun, soaking rain and gear penetrating drizzle. Not that dissimilar to British weather I suppose. The photographic opportunities were fantastic though.
Posted by Emil von Maltitz at 10:33 AM
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Sometimes it's worthwhile to take a look at the smaller things around us. I love the phrase that David Ward uses, "the inner landscape". I often have to remind myself that I should peel my eyes away from the broader horizon and take a peek at the smaller world around us. So it was that the photography students I was with last weekend in the Drakensberg were amused when they found me sprawled in the dirt photographing tiny mushrooms.
Posted by Emil von Maltitz at 7:50 AM