Take Your Flash Off-Camera with Cactus

Once you start dabbling in flash photography, you realise that the single most important accessory to your camera has to be your flash. It has the ability to transform dull, flat images into warm, flattering images that complement the subject. But, your creativity [...]

INTERMEDIATEREADING TIME: 6 MIN

Wouda Interviews Local Photographer Andre Badenhorst

To the person looking from the outside, it might seem as though all Andre Badenhorst, a man with a KILLER beard, does is unpack and pack gear! But, behind the scenes there is a lot of brainstorming, light tests, shooting, editing, meeting new people, [...]

BEGINNERREADING TIME: 3 MIN

Oh, for the love of cars

We asked Maryna Cotton to interview her partner and fellow commercial photographer, Sarel van Staden, about his love for cars, their automotive photography work - which they like to refer to as “car porn” - as well as his innovative lighting techniques that give [...]

BEGINNERREADING TIME: 4 MIN

Wouda Interviews International Food Photographer Dina Belenko

After joining 500px, scrolling through the most beautiful photographs my eyes immediately spotted something yummy… a photograph by Fine Art Photographer Dina Belenko. Going through her profile I was amazed at the extreme lengths at which she obviously goes through to create those mouth-watering works [...]

BEGINNERREADING TIME: 7 MIN

Black and White Photography for Beginners

Let me just first put it out there, I am not at ALL a technical person. Whether we’re talking televisions, computers, cellular devices or photography equipment for that matter. I know the basics of handling my own camera and that’s about it. I feel [...]

BEGINNERREADING TIME: 5 MIN

Low Key Photography with Marcell

Marcell takes us through his process of creating beautifully lit Low Key photos The Definition of Low Key Photography The concept of low-key lighting is very often misinterpreted by some as underexposure. I would define low-key as a way of lighting your [...]

INTERMEDIATEREADING TIME: 3 MIN

Low Key Wildlife Photography with Brendon Cremer

We are officially entering the Dark Side with Brendon Cremer... Low-key photography is an exciting genre of wildlife photography, although challenging for both the beginner and experienced photographer, the results are extremely rewarding when you nail the image. Low [...]

BEGINNERREADING TIME: 2 MIN

Wouda Interviews International Photographer Andrea Belluso

The story behind the Profoto Ambassador and man we know as 'The Light Shaper' Despite his busy schedule and constant travelling, Andrea Belluso had a few minutes to spare, albeit in his car, travelling... Interviewing someone of his caliber is intimidating to [...]

BEGINNERREADING TIME: 9 MIN

Flash Photography – Let there be Light

Freeze Movement Achilles' heel? Flash seems to be the Achilles’ heal of many beginner photographers, and why wouldn’t it be? A quick Internet search confronted me with jargon such as “TTL”, “Inverse Square Law”, “Fall off”, “Sync Speed”, “Guide numbers” to name [...]

BEGINNERREADING TIME: 5 MIN