Sunset Franschhoek

Sunset Franschhoeok

another stunning sunset in the Franschhoek valley

10 Amazing Photographers Who Use the Olympus OM-D E-M1

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“10 Amazing Photographers Who Use the Olympus OM-D E-M1 on the Job” and I am one of them

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Cristina black & white portrait. Shot in Castelvetro di Modena Italy with my friend Simone Odorici during one of my workshop on how to use strobe lights on location during the Exhibition Foto Art organized by Francesco De Marco.



Sunset in Franschhoek are something special isn’t?

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Why use a professional photographer



There are traditional moments in life that you want a professional to capture—a wedding, child portrait, or senior portrait. Other important times people use professional photographers are to document family reunions, friendships, pets, or anniversaries. You only have one chance to capture your occasions. Why trust it to anyone but a professional photographer?

Professional quality equipment and images
Pros work with professional imaging equipment and specially constructed studios. They use professional cameras, lenses, lighting, and accessories. They know which lens to use for a romantic close-up, which will capture an entire group shot, and what will make a product look its best. Whatever the subject or the light, the images will look great.

They’re doing a job, and doing it well
You want your guests to have the time of their lives at your event, not to spend their time hidden behind a camera. A professional photographer is there to do a job. He knows how to capture you at your best. The bottom line? A professional photographer will get the best shots possible without spoiling your fun or taking up too much of your time.

You strive to be professional and knowledgeable in the workplace. Shouldn’t your workplace use a photographer who is just as knowledgeable and professional about his own line of work?

Professional results for your professional workplace
Whether you’re capturing employee portraits, documenting a special work event, shooting your company’s product for an ad, or taking photos of a new building, a professional photographer will deliver the best results possible. Professional photographers specialize in areas such as portrait photography or architectural photography, so you’ll know that your employees, your products, or your workplace will reflect the image that your business wants to present.

The right person for the job
You wouldn’t hire an engineer to head up your marketing efforts. So why expect your employees to capture the kinds of photos that a professional is trained to capture? If your business’s image is important, it’s important enough to require a professional photographer.

Maria Ida

Maria Ida portrait black & white portrait



Portrait of model Federica on location using only available light and a golden reflector.

Franschhoek Sunset

Franschhoek sunset

Franschhoek sunset. Photo taken with Olympus OMD EM-1 and Olympus 45mm f1.8

Winter in Franschhoek

Winter in Franschhoek

Winter in Franschhoek

New Software by Nikon and it will be free release date 15 july 2014

TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that it will release the official version (ver.1.0) of Capture NX-D, its new processing and adjustment software application for RAW images captured with a Nikon digital camera, for free download beginning July 15 (Tuesday), 2014.

Capture NX-D is a software application developed to allow users to enjoy full-scale development of RAW images with simple operations. It enables high-quality photofinishing of images captured in RAW format by Nikon digital SLR cameras, Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses, and COOLPIX compact cameras that support this capability. The application will be available for download, free of charge, to allow those who own a Nikon camera to more thoroughly enjoy developing RAW images.

The official version of this application will reflect ideas and requests of users of the beta version with improvements to the user interface, and the ways in which adjustments are applied, for example, to white balance. Support for RAW images captured with the Nikon D810 digital SLR camera, which was announced today, has also been added. The improved Picture Control system, when working with Capture NX-D, allows for direct adjustments to images captured with the D810 and earlier Nikon cameras.

We also plan to effectively update software functions for better image processing and operation in response to many requests, including the addition of an automatic retouch brush.