Articles by Michael De Nysschen

4 assignment files...

I feel so fortunate today...A total of 4 files have been accepted into the assignment.So stoked.Thanks to the editors for the approvals :-) continue reading

Meeting the Mafia in a workshop

Well I recently did a shoot for people with the theme of The Mafia.They were Italian and wanted to do a Mafia themed photo shoot.I had just taken possession of my new Pocketwizard Plus X units and a 580ex speedlite as a second strobist which I was happy about.Little did I know the amount of moving, repositioning and manipulating I would have to do in this shoot.The shoot took place in a workshop with all the wood and scaffolding you could imagine lying around.The Pocketwizards performed... continue reading

Harbour marina and the Sigma 24-70 f2.8

Well my Sigma 24-70 f2.8 came and I was super excited to put it through it's paces.I bought it second hand as the Canon 24-70 f2.8 is still a little above my fireplace.So...early early on a Sunday morning I got up and headed out to the marina after having to get written permission from the yacht club and also the governing body of the harbour.That took me a full hour on the Friday.Make a note that when you do go to the harbour to make sure that you have permission to do so.... continue reading

Becoming an athletic photographer...

Well this could very well be the first training blog for all you photographers out there who would like to become "photo fit".We have all felt that tiredness in the shoulders, cramps in the hands from holding that camera body and 800g lens hanging around your neck.The sore shoulders from walking all day with your gear in your backpack.Well I have some suggestions for getting those vital parts that we as photographers need to work for long periods of time up to scratch.Shoulders... continue reading

The wonder of new life

Just a little over nine months ago we go the news that our little familywill be member richer.The nausea came and went and the excitement of those first flutters and kicks came along with the growing tummy, clothes getting smaller and preparing the baby room.Fast forward to three weeks ago and we are heading to the hospital for the imminent arrival of my little girl.Arriving at the hospital we are ushered into the labour ward and the usual checks and tests take place.The time left... continue reading

Springtime and the flowers are out...

Springtime has arrived in the southern hemisphere...especially in the Western Cape, South Africa.The gardens are exploding in colour and after some recent rain the fields are dressed in colours bright and pastel.What simply amazes me is the amount of different colours, shapes and sizes that can grow right beside each other.White, orange, purple and you name it...they are there.Insects have a buffet and a constant buzzing is audible when walking in the garden.New figs on the fig... continue reading

The beauty of farming

There is a certain calm and peacefulness when visiting farmlands at the golden hour.The last of the birds are leaving the fields, the evening breeze has come up and gently move the wheat as it blows.The canola in full bloom attract a mass of insect activity.The fantastic colours bring happiness to any photo.What I have found most inspiring about these farmland shoots is that no matter how many canola fields you visit, no matter how many times you visit the same area you will always... continue reading

Let's go to the beach....

Living at the coast has its advantages.Lovely coastal sunrises and sunsets.The summer months with lots of activity and holiday makers in the area.Winter of course has less advantages unless you are fortunate to have the mild winters that a town like Mossel Bay, South Africa enjoys.We have the coast with White shark diving and then 10km's away from the beach you have a private game reserve with rhino, lion and antelope.I have noted that most of my sold images have been coastal scenes... continue reading

The peaceful and almost religious part of photography

Most people that enjoy their landscape photography will be able to relate to what I am blogging.I enjoy doing seascape photography and find the smell of the ocean, the rushing water and sealife to be an almost religious experience.Heading down to the beach and the rocky coast at sunset or sunrise is always an exciting time and brings about a peace and relaxation that one often needs to break away from after a busy week.One cannot help but wonder about the wonderful act of... continue reading

This is how I keyword...

Key wording can be very intimidating...you sit, you think and wonder what to type and when you have typed all the words you can possible think about you still have only scratched the surface of what the image is all about.You try and think what a possible buyer might type when looking for an image...but then...you don't know what they are looking for so how could you know what to use as a title or description.When I keyword I tend to use a few simple questions.Where...where... continue reading

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