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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

Interskole 2019 1st XV

Interskole 2019 1st XV

Interskole 2019 1st XV

Once a year, since 1915, the sleepy town of Paarl in the Western Cape comes alive for the annual interschools between Paarl Gimnasium and Paarl Boys’ High. This interschools is the biggest derby in the world and the Faure Street Stadium is always jam-packed with 25 000 supportes!

Paarl Gimnasium erased four years of heartache when they beat rivals Paarl Boys’ High 18-17 in another thrilling Premier Interschools match in Paarl on Saturday.

The Paarl derby, viewed as the biggest schoolboys rugby match in the world, came down to the last kick of the encounter after Boys’ High almost managed to wipe out a 18-5 deficit in the last five minutes – plus stoppage time – to win the match.

Final score Gim 18 – Boishaai 17

Photographer: Sandro Tasso

Sony A7III + Sony 100-400mm GM

 

 

 

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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
Bastille Festival 2019

Bastille Festival 2019

Bastille Festival 2019

the popular Franschhoek Bastille Festival Food & Wine Marquee, situated at the Huguenot Monument.

Vinologist stand
www.vinologist.co.za

Berets in hand.Red white and blue outfit planned to perfection. Now you’re ready to celebrate this year’s Franschhoek Bastille Festival, 13th and 14th July, in style!

Photographer: Sandro Tasso

Wide Angle photo studio

Gear: Sony A7III + Sony 70-200mm f2.8 GM + Tamron 28-75mm f2.8

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

 

Architect and Builder Magazine

Architect and Builder Magazine

Very proud to be showcased on Architect and Builder Magazine of South Africa

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

Udec Group

Location: Paarl

Photographer: Sandro Tasso Wide Angle Photo Studio

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

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
Matric Dance 2019

Matric Dance 2019

Matric Dance 2019

Some photos taken at Solms Delta Farm in Franschhoek.

Gear used Sony Alpha A7III Sony Zeiss 50mm f1.4 Sony 85mm f1.4 G Master.

Photographer: Sandro Tasso

Wide Angle photo studio Paarl