Site Rebuild 2017 – Progress #1

The update is taking much longer than anticipated as I reworked the project/portfolio layout page a couple of times. The bonus is I've mastered quite a few customisation techniques for Divi. Responsive layout delivering a full page header with custom layout on the...

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Project layouts for the Divi Theme

When the geek inside takes over.... things happen. My web development is not always as fast as others, but there's a reason for that. The use of cookie cutter websites, working from and sticking to predefined templates, sure makes development and design fast and easy,...

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Site Rebuild 2017 – Roadmap and Changelog

This blogpost serves as a simple tool that I'm using to plan and track changes for the rebuild To-Do (Descending) Create custom post types (links & resources, tutorials, recipes, product reviews) Style blog masonry page Style single page layout for blog Add...

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How to enqueue scripts and styles for WordPress child themes

Often when customising a WordPress theme we need to import custom stylesheets or javascripts. This is done through enqueuing these files in your theme's functions (/yoursite/wp-content/themes/yourtheme/functions.php) through adding an action that calls these files....

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Fitness Shoot

Done a fitness shoot with the incredible Yanga Lusasa. It took a while to finish the editing but I'm extremely proud of what we managed to achieve. For those interested in what it...

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Alien Ocean – Blue glowing bioluminescent phytoplankton

There is but no words to describe this truly magnificent magic that nature produces. During red tide, this bioluminescent phytoplankton showed up along our coastline, more spectacular and visible in some bays than other, so you had to be at the right spot. I first...

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Maternity shoot with a bit of artistic flair

I try to refrain from shoot genres that I deem "boring", one of them being maternity, however after being requested by a friend to do such a shoot for a family member I realised I need to change my perception. Despite the shooting conditions being utterly challenging,...

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Beauty shoot with Mould Modelling Academy

This was a long Saturday, we started early the morning and only finished up late afternoon. The fun factor by far exceeded the challenge of having to shoot 13 different models.

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Pink Tribute show with singer Anja Swart

A year ago I met this peculiar ginger, Anja Swart, on another photographer's photoshoot, just another local Port Elizabeth girl I thought. Man was my assumption shattered into a million glittering glass pieces the moment this little dynamite package began to sing....

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Strobist style dance shoot with Sian

I met Sian during the rehearsal shoot for Anja's Pink Tribute show and couldn't help but notice the level of perfection and dedication this lady puts into her dance routines. Opportunistic as I am I approached her during break time for a play session. The initial...

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Rehearsal shoot with Anja Swart for Pink Tribute show

In preparation for Friday night's Pink Tribute show with Anja Swart I popped in at the rehearsal to gather a couple of behind the scenes shots. Even at first glance I noticed the spectacular intensity of the dance routines. Anja and Sian, the lead dancer and...

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Natural Beauty

It was a cold winters day but soooo worth it. This beauty shoot with model Charmoney Hector on the beach managed to showcase what natural beauty is all about.

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New edits from old shoots

So I went through shoots from earlier this year and decided to edit an extra photo  or two from previous shoots and updated previous portfolio galleries with the new images.

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Ginger Delight

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Early Wednesday morning I get a text from Port Elizabeth singer, Anja Swart, saying she wants to do a creative sexy shoot. The first idea I run past her is doing a milky bath shoot which somehow didn't appeal to her,  (I wonder if...

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Mother and Child Photography – Port Elizabeth

I cannot begin to explain how much I love having the bubbly joy and laughter of a child surround me. Each opportunity to capture the growing phases of a child is an honour. Today I got to spend the morning with Nikki and her bundle of joy, Horatio. He was such a...

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Beauty shoot – Tania Jonker – Port Elizabeth

Here’s just a sneak from Saturday’s shoot. The theme for the shoot was to portray beauty in a simple and elegant form.

We started off doing the shoot using natural light falling through the window and then progressed to using two studio lights with umbrella’s for general lighting and using a Nikon SB-800 with a full CTO gel as a sidelight for colouring to set the mood.

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