Beauty with a Brain..

My next photo shoot was with the very lovely Tali. Tali is a neuropsychologist by trade with a massive love for dance. We met in an elevator one day when she asked me if the only unidentified button on the button pad was “where the fairies came out of”. I knew then and there that we would become friends and I was right. Turns out she was also my neighbour and had an affinity for stress baking so whenever there was a big exam looming, I could always expect a couple of baked goodies sticky taped to my front door. Needless to say, Best Neighbour EVER!

Tali is a really talented dancer and when we scheduled a photoshoot I explained to her that it would be so lovely to have some action pics done as well. We didn’t venture far from our apartment building, but managed to take the majority of our shots in the building car park or just outside.

Apart from a couple of douche bags who thought it would be fun to shout obscenities to us as they walked past, it was a lovely fun experience where we could experiment with different angles and jumps to see what looked most effective.

Overall, we had a a wonderful time together and I learnt some valuable lessons about how to capture jumps better through my camera settings. In retrospect, a flash or more dramatic lighting would have really taken this shoot to the next level but that is why we do these shoots, so that we can learn and grow.

Here’s a couple of pictures from the shoot we did. Let me know what you think!


My very first shoot…

My first shoot I did was with one of my best friends, Emile.

Emile is no stranger to a camera and I’m so glad because he was able to help me and guide me when I should have been guiding him! To be honest, it was a saving grace to have him as my first subject. I was nervous and unsure about what exactly to do and how to compose the right kind of picture but Emile was great, he basically did all the work and I just pushed the button! 🙂

What I love about photography is when I get to edit and bring out the specific colours in the photos; the red of a sweater, the green of the grass and even the brown tree behind the subject. Photography allows you to find tiny details within a photo that wouldn’t be the focus if you just looked at it normally.

We walked around his area in Cape Town, found a colourful playground and some great angles along the road. Take a peak and tell me what you think, I’d like this blog to be as interactive as possible!

Peace out lovers!