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SmartStarters

SmartStarters

SmartStarters
are women and men who are implementing the SmartStart programme in communities throughout the country.
Also known as franchisees, these women and men receive the SmartStart training and quality approval before starting their early learning micro enterprises in their communities.
SmartStarters are giving children the power to succeed by providing access to affordable quality early learning.

Recognising the importance of the first six years in a child’s life and the huge gaps in provision, we provide a pragmatic, affordable solution to rapidly expand access to quality early learning. Our franchised programme is delivered through playgroups, day mothers and Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres to improve children’s readiness for learning, school performance and overall life success.

SmartStart was established in May 2015 to create universal access to early learning for three and four-year old’s. Since then, we’ve been providing an effective and affordable solution that enables unemployed women and men to run their own SmartStart programmes, and that empowers parents and communities to seek out and support this quality programme.

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Sony A7III
Sony 24-70mm f2.8 GM
Sony 85mm f1.4 GM
Barre Pilates

Barre Pilates

Barre Pilates

Barre Pilates at Pam Hammond Studios in Franschhoek.
Barre Pilates is a fusion of ballet-inspired moves with elements of Pilates, dance and strength training.
The results are rewarding – strong, flexible and lean bodies.

For more info please send email to Pam @ pamhammondstudios@gmail.com

Photographer: Sandro Tasso

Models: Natalie and Jolandi

Camera: Sony A7III

Lens: Sony 35mm f1.4  and Sony 85mm f1.4 GM

Flash: Godox AD600 PRO + Godox AD200 MagMod MagSphere MagGel

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Interskole 2019

Interskole 2019
Pride & Passion
Boishaai Primary 💪

Boishaai 48 Gimnasium 0

During the first week of August 2019, the picturesque Boland town, Paarl, is transformed by colourfully decorated trees in the main road, banners of either shades of blue and white, green, yellow and maroon, or a light green.

This, together with thousands of supporters, old boys and girls from around the globe, who flock to Paarl, is a sign that it’s time for the annual Inter Schools in Paarl.

The biggest local derby of them all – the Paarl interschools between Gimnasium and Boys’ High – takes place on Saturday.

There have been years when this traditional end-of-season encounter has determined who the top school in the country is.

Photographer: Sandro Tasso
Camera: Sony A7III
Lens: Sony 100-400mm GM
Berg River Canoe Marathon 2019

Berg River Canoe Marathon 2019

Berg River Canoe Marathon 2019

Capensis Team

The 58th edition of the 240 kilometre Berg River Canoe Marathon starts in Paarl in the Boland on Wednesday 3th of July.

The Berg is one of the longest and toughest ultra-canoe marathons in the world.

This year, the race takes place in bitterly cold and rainy weather conditions.

Photographer: Sandro Tasso

Wide Angle photo studio Paarl

Gear: Sony A7III Sony 100-400mm GM Tamron 28-75mm f2.8

 

Udec Group

Udec Group

Udec Group

Client: Andrew Horne and Herman Groenewald of Architects in Association (AiA)

Udec Group Head Office

Location: Paarl

Photographer: Sandro Tasso Wide Angle Photo Studio

Gear used: Sony A7III and Sony 16-35mm f2.8 G Master

 

Le Bourgette Estate

Le Bourgette Estate

Le Bourgette Estate

Le Bourgette – Secure residential estate in Franschhoek, Western Cape.
A brilliantly positioned new gated complex in the heart of Franschhoek, offering a modern, spacious open plan layout and climate control air conditioners for ease of living. Quality, energy efficient appliances have been included and a neutral colour palette allows you to integrate your current furniture pieces or create a whole new look.
Appartment available for rent please contact Kevin at kpwest69@yahoo.co.uk
Photos by Sandro Tasso Wide Angle photo studio in Paarl.
Gear used: Sony A7III with Sony Zeiss 16-35mm f2.8 GM
Franschhoek Literature Festival 2019

Franschhoek Literature Festival 2019

Franschhoek Literature Festival 2019
Porcupine Ridge from Boekenhoutskloof in Franschhoek is proud to sponsor the Franschhoek Literary Festival.

Porcupine Ridge wines were launched in 1996 and have grown to be one of the most recognised wine brands in South Africa. Being located in the Franschhoek valley, Porcupine Ridge has always taken a keen interest in the development of the town, and so it made perfect sense to support the Franschhoek Literary Festival when the opportunity arose.

The Franschhoek Literary Festival (FLF) has gained a worldwide reputation as a respected celebration of books and writers, with a focus on promoting South African writing and reading, while exposing book lovers to some of their favourite international authors.

Photographer: Sandro Tasso

Wide Angle photo studio

Sony A7III Sony 16-35mm f2.8 GM and Sony 70-200mm f2.8 GM and Godox V860II for the opening evening shots.

Location: Franschhoek

June Wedding sneak peek

June Wedding sneak peek

June Wedding sneak peek

Location: The Royal Hotel in Riebeek Kasteel

I was the “hottest” wedding ever I think we have reached over 42ºC… it was a long day but full of joy and love!

Olympus gear used Olympus OM-D EM-1 mark II and different lenses Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 PRO | Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 PRO | Olympus 45mm f1.2 PRO | Olympus 25mm f1.2 PRO | Olympus 17mm f1.2 PRO

Photographer Sandro Tasso Wide Angle photo studio

Kevin and Stephen wedding

Kevin and Stephen wedding

Kevin and Stephen wedding

Some pictures taken during Kevin and Stephen wedding at Grand Provence Wine Estate in the beautiful valley of Franschhoek

Venue: Grand Provence Wine Estate

Grande Provence Wine Estate wears her 325-year history with dignity. Nestled in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley in South Africa’s Western Cape, her lush vines spread across 47 acres. Rolling vistas frame the valley floor and heighten the drama of the rugged mountains beyond. Barely a one-hour drive from Cape Town, this is heartland South African Wine Country at its very finest.

Gear: Olympus OM-D Em-1 mark II and Zuiko 12-40mm f2.8 PRO | Zuiko 40-150mm f2.8 PRO | Zuiko 45mm f1.2 PRO

Photographer: Sandro Tasso Wide Angle photo studio

 

Family shoot

Family shoot

Family shoot

Portraits during a family shoot at Val de Vie Estate in Paarl

Wide Angle photo studio Paarl Franschhoek Stellenbosch

Camera: Sony A7III

Lens: Sony Zeiss 50mm f1.4 and Sigma 105mm f1.4 Art

Location: Val de Vie Estate Paarl