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Benedene and Aldrich Wedding Sneak Peek

Benedene and Aldrich Wedding Sneak Peek

Benedene and Aldrich Wedding Sneak Peek

A wonderful “rustic wedding” at Rondekuil Farm in Durbanville positioned amongst rolling hills with breath-taking views of the Boland Mountain Ranges and Table Mountain.

This was a very special wedding for me, I met Benedene and Aldrich during a Corporate photo shoot at Clarity Diamonds in Cape Town and they fell “in love” with my style and so I am very proud of the opportunity they gave me to shoot their special day!

Thank you and all the best for the future!

 

Lauren and Nick engagement shoot

Lauren and Nick engagement shoot

Lauren and Nick engagement shoot in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley it was such a joy photographing this family.

 

 

Wedding at Mont Rochelle Franschhoek

Wedding at Mont Rochelle Franschhoek

Wedding at Mont Rochelle Franschhoek  picturesque location at the foot of the Klein Dassenberg Mountain Range in Franschhoek.

Nice and cosy wedding in Franschhoek at Mont Rochelle unfortunately the weather was not nice very wind so the ceremony was indoor.

Photographer Sandro Tasso Olympus Ambassador in South Africa member of SA professional photographer

Camera: Olympus OM-D EM-1 and Olympus OM-D EM-5 mark II

Lenses: Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 Pana Leica 25mm f1.5 Pana Leica 42.5mm f1.2

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

 

 

Olympus 300mm f4 PRO

Olympus 300mm f4 PRO

Olympus 300mm f4 PRO

Olympus 300mm f4 PRO what a wonderful lens from Olympus. (35mm equivalent: 600mm) is a precision instrument that delivers pristine optical rendering across the entire image ‑ all packed in a metal body that is one of the most compact in its class. The fast aperture of 1:4.0 gives you full control of your creativity and outstanding image quality. It features the world’s first* 5‑Axis Sync IS mechanism, which works with your OM‑D E‑M1 or E‑M5 Mark II to realise an enhanced compensation by 6 EV steps. Tipping the scales at 1270g, this M.ZUIKO lens is up to 75 percent lighter than competitor’s SLR lenses ‑ while continuing to provide equivalent focal lengths for your nature, sports, telemacro or stage photography. In all weather conditions, extreme mobility is yours for any photo assignment! This must‑have lens with the high‑speed focusing ability of less than 300ms using the E‑M5 Mark II is beyond comparison.

Some sample images taken with Olympus OM-D EM-1 and Olympus 300mm f4 PRO

Melissa and Ruan sneak peek

Melissa and Ruan sneak peek

 

Melissa and Ruan sneak peek.

What a wonderful and gorgeous couple! I had the opportunity to capture their emotions during one of the most important days of their lives………..at Cafe’ BonBon Franschhoek.

Unfortunately for me I dropped my main camera right at the beginning of the wedding while I was busy taking pictures of the decor, flowers and table settings with the result of a completely broken lens… anyway shooting at Cafe’ BonBon on this beautiful location and Melissa and Ruan being such a special couple made my job easier even if I lost one camera and the best lens I had.

Location: Cafe’ BonBon Franschhoek http://www.lapetite.co.za for more info on the location please contact Marie-Louise @

Photographer: Sandro Tasso Wide Angle photo studio

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

Lenses: Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 PRO | Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 PRO | Olympus 17mm f1.8 | Pana Leica 25mm f1.4 | Pana Leica 42.5mm f1.2

Lens broken: Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 PRO + one Olympus EM-1 body that I could not use at the wedding

 

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
Porcupine Ridge Chardonnay

Porcupine Ridge Chardonnay

Porcupine Ridge Chardonnay

For this maiden vintage, grapes from Elgin, Wellington and Robertson were used. The wine was partially fermented in barrel and then racked from its gross lees into older French oak barriques to accentuate the fresh citrus fruit aromas Chardonnay offers. Battonage was done once a week for 3 months to add a creamy mouthfeel to the wine.
TASTING NOTES: The wine has a zesty, limey nose showing ripe lemons, grapefruit and even a hint of lemongrass. Vibrant citrus fruit flavours dominate the mid-palate with integrated acidity, a medium body and a fresh mouthfeel, all supported by understated French oak flavours. The finish is exceptionally smooth with hints of clementine and orange peel.

 

Neil & Jenna

Neil & Jenna

Neil & Jenna

Neil has hired me to catch “the moment of the proposal” a genuine photo of the moment … of course Jenna did know anything just look at her face (last photo) when I am approaching them…

Photos taken in Franshhoek