About this Blog

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.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Ouch - Right in the Face!

Work has been a touch frenetic over the last few weeks so there has been a relative paucity of posts recently. Here's a quick image from shooting a soccer day sponsored by one of my clients near Kwambonambi in Zululand. This was the men's final. Lot's of fun to photograph as well as a good game to watch. Both teams played really well, but very aggressively. A relatively high number of fouls, but no cards given. This is rural soccer at it's hardest I suppose.

Technical details for those who are interested - Nikon D3x with a 80-200mm f2.8 ED lens. ISO 200, 1/2500 sec @ f3.5.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Factory Cafe - Modifying Flash Workshop

 We held our first flash workshop in the Factory Cafe last week, which was to my mind at least, a resounding success. Claire and I arrived early last Monday to cart the paraphernalia that is associated with a studio shoot up the narrow flight of stairs to the Factory Cafe's premises above Colombo Coffe on Durban's Gale Street. I have to admit that at the time while I was lugging the Epson R3880 up the stairs I was starting to regret the malarkey idea of running a studio lighting workshop away from my studio. It worked a treat though.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Can the ipad replace a laptop on location?

On my recce trip to the Tuli Block I decided to give it a go and cut the umbilical cord to my MacBook Pro which religiously follows me whenever I have to travel to shoot or teach. The trip was purely to shoot, rather that to teach, so I felt that this would be a better opportunity to experiment. The experiment was to see whether an iPad could replace the computer on certain trips. To put this into perspective. I am a rather late convert to the tablet scene. It was only recently that I decided to buy one, and am still trying to get to grips with the new - to me at least - technology. A number of photographers have written about how the iPad has transformed the way that they work. Could the iPad do the same for me?

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

What do I call myself? A photographer?

Below is a response by Paul Greenway to my original article 'Why I call myself a landscape photographer". His blog with more images attached to the article can be seen on this link.

For as long as we know, we have tried to classify things. Linnaeus is the name we associate, scientifically at least, with classification but when modernity got bored of its own dogmatic organization, post modernism was born. The trouble with post modernism is that it fragments and falls apart into individualism, reification and self-defeating senselessness (the proverbial snake eating its own tail). And what on earth has all this got to do with photography?