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Skye

Photo shoot Skye

Photo shoot Skye

After two years I had the opportunity to re shoot this little amazing girl! Besides that Skye is turning in such a beautiful young “lady” I love to see how much she is growing I cannot wait for the next one!

Camera used: Olympus OM-D EM-1 and Pen F

Lens: Olympus 45mm f1.8 Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 PRO Olympus 300mm f4 PRO

Surfing at Muizenberg

Surfing at Muizenberg

Surfing at Muizenberg is a beach-side suburb of Cape TownSouth Africa. It is situated where the shore of the Cape Peninsula curves round to the east on the False Bay coast. It is considered to be the birthplace of surfing in South Africa and is currently home to a surfing community, centered on the popular ‘Surfer’s Corner’. Muizenberg has a fine, long beach that in effect stretches all the way round the top of False Bay to the Strand, a distance of over 20 km. False Bay, known for its population of White Sharks, also has a shark watch service that operates from Muizenberg, signalling alerts when sharks come in proximity of bathers and surfers. Above Muizenberg there is a line of steep cliffs that is very popular as a venue for rock climbing. However, certain parts of the cliff are off-limits to climbers when birds nest on the ledges.

Camera: Olympus OM-D EM-1

Lens: Olympus 300mm f4 PRO

 

 

Scott

Scott

Scott

Some photographs of Scott and his friends taken at Val de Vie Estate

Olympus EM-1 Olympus Pen F with Olympus 45mm f1.8 Pana Leica 15mm f1.7 and Nokton 50mm f1.5

 

Literature Festival Franschhoek 2016

Literature Festival Franschhoek 2016

Literature Festival Franschhoek 2016
a celebration of books and writers
in association with Porcupine Ridge and Sunday Times

Camera: Olympus OM-D EM-1

Lens: Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 PRO | Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 PRO

Photoshoot Rhodesian Ridgeback

Photoshoot Rhodesian Ridgeback

Photoshoot Rhodesian Ridgeback

I had the opportunity to take this pictures to this beautiful specimen of Rhodesian Ridgeback male in Franschhoek. It was quite difficult to follow and keep  him in focus in the bush but at the end of the day I am quite happy with the results.
The Rhodesian ridgeback is a dog breed developed in Southern Africa, Zimbabwe.
The Rhodesian ridgeback’s distinguishing feature is the ridge of hair running along its back in the opposite direction from the rest of its coat. It consists of a fan-like area formed by two whorls of hair (called “crowns”) and tapers from immediately behind the shoulders down to the level of the hips.
Rhodesian ridgebacks are loyal, intelligent, and somewhat aloof to strangers.

Camera: Olympus OM-D EM-1 | Lens: Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 PRO

 

 

Polo match

Polo match Val de Vie Estate

Polo match at Val de Vie wine and polo estate in Paarl.

Stunning day this sunday during the market at Val de Vie estate  with live polo match!

Camera: Olympus OM-D EM-1

Lens: Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 Pro + Mc-14

 

Blue Haired Betty

Blue Haired Betty Olympus Studio Lighting Workshop
Location: Cameraland Cape Town
Model: Blue Haired Betty
Photographer: Sandro Tasso Olympus Ambassador South Africa
Camera: Olympus OM-D EM-1
Lens: Olympus 25mm f1.8 and Olympus 45mm f1.8
Flash: Elinchrom

Great fun during the Olympus Lighting Workshop a big thank you to all our sponsors t would not have been spossible without the help of Sandro Tasso PhotographyThe Blue Haired BettyQuirky PartiesAngels Lace and Peninsula Beverage Company.

 

Studio Lighting Workshop

Studio Lighting Workshop

Studio Lighting Workshop Vintage Pin-Up sponsored by Olympus at Cameraland Cape Town

Come on saturday 6 february a basic studio lighting workshop.

time 08:30 – 12:30

cost: R100

Venue: Cameraland Cape Town

Studio Lighting Workshop
Future Champs

Future Champs

Co-founders  Bradley and Jeremy explain what the project Future Champs is all about:

 

Future Champs – Youth Boxing Gym – Social Enterprise Model – scalable solution – great for both the urban and rural context 
Future Champs builds youth boxing gyms constructed from repurposed shipping containers in the most under resourced and vulnerable communities of South Africa and sets them up as social enterprises. Our process begins with the identification of coaches, who are trained in collaboration with the Good Sport Trust (internationally certified physical education training and youth mentorship qualifications) and supported to run these gyms as sustainable social enterprises and community assets.
We use boxing as our medium to engage and attract youth, but the gyms go beyond a simple boxing club they become hubs and a space for youth activity. Boxing training and amateur competition framed within a personal development and mentorship program lays a perfect foundation to engage youth facing the challenges of poverty, crime and lack of opportunities. The gyms become a beacon of positive youth activity, a public amenity and community asset changing space in urban poor communities. We target youth from between 6 – 21 years old and have many girls taking up boxing, which immediately develops confidence, self esteem and is great for self defense.
The sport of boxing has deep roots and a rich history in the South African context, along with soccer boxing remains a mass popularity sport. Despite the fact that there is very little investment in the sport our boxers continue to perform on the world stage and are positive role models for underprivileged youth. It is now time that we build on this heritage and invest in the future and develop this legacy to create new opportunities for the youth of South Africa.
All our gyms are fitted with a classroom where members of the gym participate in homework sessions and remedial classes, we are developing this into a major component which includes formalized monitoring and evaluation – so that we can track kids school performance and improvement as a result of being part of the gym.
Because the gyms are constructed from repurposed shipping containers it makes them a fantastic branding opportunity and CSI Investment for corporates. The financial model is set up where corporates can invest in a gym as a social enterprise and wrap the entire gym in branding essentially creating an outdoor  3D billboard. In this way they can invest in a high visibility, high impact social project and still enjoy fantastic tax breaks, up BEE and CSI points. Thus they would contribute to the gyms construction and then enter into a contract to contribute a monthly amount towards the running costs in exchange for the branding.
Every gym is fitted with a boxing ring at the centre which allows the gym to double as a venue, meaning on a monthly basis amateur tournaments can take place creating another revenue stream and a way that the gym directly links with its host community. We are also planning that where possible the gym develops private clients during times that the youth are not training where revenue can be generated from personal training and fitness classes.
Marise and Ryno

Marise and Ryno

Marise and Ryno wedding at Nooitgedacht Estate

Great fun! I love to take pictures of wedding and be able to catch that special moment of joy!

Thank you Marise and Ryno to be part of your wedding!