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Photo Writing is the web version of the Photo Writing mini-magazine produced by Limephoto and Emil von Maltitz since 2010. As of 2015 it is now completely online. Feel free to browse through the articles and please leave comments in the comments section if you would like to engage with us.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Composing the Dunes - Part 1: Spitzkoppe (delayed workshop report)

In what seems like the blink of an eye the Composing the Dunes workshop has suddenly arrived. I'm writing this overlooking the vast expanse of the grassy plains to the east of the Namib Desert on a rest morning that is sorely needed by our weary group of photographers. Although we have only taken in one of the selected landscape venues of the photography workshop, one of our photographers admitted that it seems unlikely that what we have already seen could possibly be improved upon. Yet, every inch of Namibia is like that. The country is a landscape photographer's dream.

Read more at Composing The Dunes - Part 1: Spitzkoppe...


  1. I'm so jealous.;-) can't wait to read and see more. Enjoy this trip.

  2. Just a few of the outstanding memories from a trip of a lifetime for an extremely novice photographer...not only did this trip introduce me to the field of landscape photography that i had admired greatly for many years, but it gave me, through Emil and Nicks patient tuition, the merest glimpse of an idea that I may actually be able to create beautiful shots such as shown in this blog. My problem is that you may have woken something that cant be satisfied. I suspect however, as with all photography, the photographer is never 100% satisfied with a shot. There is always the nagging feeling, "if only i had taken one step to the left the shot would be better". An outstanding trip. Thanks

  3. Thanks for the comments Thomas and Mark. Thomas, it was an absolutely amazing trip with some wonderful people taking part. Hopefully you will be able to join on one in future....amongst your many other travels ;)

    Mark, you hit the nail on the head. I find it extremely difficult to be satisfied with any of my images after I have processed them. But there's always the next shot...