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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.

Monday, November 29, 2010

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Monday, November 22, 2010


It was with something of a heavy heart that I ran the last of the St Lucia Photography workshops for African Impact last week. This was the last time (theoretically) that the photography project will take place in St Lucia and the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. As of January next year the Photography workshop and project will find a new home in Thanda Private Game Reserve. I’ll still be there though, but that doesn’t mean that I won’t miss St Lucia and the friends that I have made there over the past two and a half years. 

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Basic Flash Workshop

I will be holding a workshop in Hillcrest covering on and off camera flash using dedicated hot-shoe flashguns on the 27th November. The workshop starts at 16:00 in the afternoon and will finish around 19:00 in the evening. This is a hands-on seminar and workshop to help flash users get to grips with their equipment. For more information and to book a place - the workshop group is limited to 10 people - please get hold of me.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Check that Histo! (November Drakensberg workshop)

A rousing chorus that emerged almost every time somebody raised the camera to their eye. "Check that histo!" would be yelled with enthusiasm by all. Chimping aside, there was plenty to photograph over this last weekend's photography workshop where I was joined by what became affectionately known as the 'poo crew'. 

Monday, November 1, 2010

October St Lucia Workshop

 Last week's blog post is somewhat delayed due to a rather frenetic week of writing and teaching. It's incredible to think November has already rolled round. Yikes, where did the year go to.

the week before last I had a fantastic and large group of students in St Lucia. Ten of them in fact. The largest group I'm prepared to take on this kind of workshop. 4 days of living, breathing and eating photography can be absolutely exhausting for a workshop goer, but the results always speak for themselves.

On the first evening we had fun chasing storm light down at the mouth of the St Lucia Estuary (can you call it a mouth when it hasn't been open to the sea in years?). The trick was catching the bursts of lightening when the ambient light was still too high for sufficiently long shutter speeds. Sean (http://seantilden.wordpress.com/), a fellow photog working at African Impact was just squeezing off image after image and managed to get some decent lighting as a result. I was attempting some sort of pattern (really?!?!? madness) and managed a couple of bursts.

Considering the rain that has finally fallen int he area we were actually incredibly lucky to have some decent weather to shoot in. Good stormy clouds without the actual camera drenching floods that follow. I'm looking forward to a weekend workshop in the Berg now with most of the same group of students. Hopefully we'll be lucky enough to have a repeat of the weather performance of the St Lucia Workshop.

Of course as the end of the year rolls ever nearer, so too does the final Landscape Workshop of the Year. If anyone is interested in attending be sure to contact me or Kate Nelson at Wild Mountain Adventures to secure a booking (wildmountain@polka.co.za).