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Hybre at Theewaterskloof Dam

Hybre at Theewaterskloof Dam

Cape Town is in the middle of a severe drought and the proof of that is abundantly clear when you visit Theewaterskloof dam. When we visited the dam, it was about 24% full and a very sad sight to behold.

We brought beauty to this barren landscape in the shape of Hybre Taljaard, a young model from Cape Town. What motivated me to use Hybre was that she is a dancer. A very accomplished dancer actually.

We arrived at Theewaterskloof very early on Saturday morning to prepare for a sunrise shoot, but the sun was nowhere to be found. The whole dam area was covered by a thick mist from very low lying clouds. It was the eeriest feeling to walk out on the desert like beach, completely surrounded the mist.

An hour later the sun was trying it’s best to burn the clouds away, but to no avail. The misty conditions created a wonderful soft light all around us, which was amazing!

The equipment I used for the shoot was my trusty Canon 7D, the brilliant Sigma 50-150 zoom lens as well as the Tamron 17-50 VC.

To make the images “pop” a bit, I used my Photon Portable Flash. It’s very heavy, but the results I get from it makes it worth wile lugging it around. Did I mention that its heavy?

Well enough rambling about the equipment.. Here are a couple of my favorites from the shoot.

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Thank you very much for looking.

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My recent shoot with Nikita! For this shoot we re-visited Johannesburg Botanical Gardens. During my previous shoot, I had no problem shooting there, but this time round I was told that I need to make arrangements to shoot at this location. Duly noted haha!

 

 

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Penthouse Shoot

The usual suspects were rounded up for an amazing photo shoot. This time it was the brainchild of Marius Badenhorst from Twilight Photography. The venue, a penthouse suite in the middle of Johannesburg down-town. It was in fact the venue where the cast of our own South African version of The Apprentice were staying (http://www.wheretostay.co.za/apprentice/). Also present were Garreth Barclay, Nolan Lister, Karel Buitendag and a couple of other photographers and lots of models!

A couple of my favs.. more to follow..