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Edrich & Shinhye’s Wedding

By Eksteen | Nov 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Wedding, Blue gum trees, Flash

A fortnight ago I was privileged to do a wedding shoot for a dear friend of mine. It was an intimate reception at the unique Brasserie de Paris situated in Waterkloof Ridge. Architecturally the venue is a relic of the 70’s; stark and cold but the cuisine is divine. The couple’s photos were taken at […]

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“Take 5” – Week 44

By Eksteen | Oct 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
Vetplant, Macro, Droplets

2015/10/28 Today I’m starting a weekly Blog called “Take 5”. It’s basically a bit of indulgence on my side, posting the Top 5 pictures I took in the past week. Feel free to comment or suggest. Here we go…                

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Mpumalanga School Trials Gala – 2015/10/03

By Eksteen | Oct 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
Swim, Gala, B&W

2015/10/07 Last weekend I attended the Mpumalanga School Trials Gala that was held at Van Riebeeck Park, Nelspruit. Swimming is quite an interesting and difficult subject to photograph. The water and subject constantly changes shape and position thus creating interesting reflections, splashes and light bends. Focusing is a challenge due to the swimmer’s continuous movement […]

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Heritage Day / Make a braai of it (Proudly South African)

By Eksteen | Sep 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
Cradle Of Life, Badplaas, Star Trail, Eksteen Jacobsz

24 September marks Heritage Day in South Africa. South Africans across the spectrum are encouraged to celebrate their culture and the diversity of their beliefs and traditions, in the wider context of a nation that belongs to its entire people. That’s according to Wikipedia. Most people though prefer to just come together with a couple […]

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How to capture a flower in high key lighting

By Eksteen | Sep 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
Macro, lily, close up, detail

A fun indoor photo exercise is capturing a flower of your choice in high key lighting. High-key lighting simply refers to images that are mostly bright, with a range of light tones and whites and not many blacks or mid-tones. What you’ll need: 1. Flower with its stem 2. Clamp 3. White background 4. Tripod […]

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Picture perfect sky

By Eksteen | Sep 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
Fig tree, cirrus clouds, amazing sky

There are few things as depressing as a blue sky for a photographer . Where I live in the Lowveld the scenery is above average, but unfortunately the climate lends itself to maybe 100 cloudy days per year. So when I woke up this morning and saw cirrus clouds streaking across a deep blue sky […]

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Tayla & Rudi Wedding / waytogophotography

By Eksteen | Jun 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
Wedding Kiss

Three weeks ago I was very fortunate to do my second wedding as designated photographer for Tayla and Rudi de Witt at the stunning Whispering Thorns Guest Farm close to White River. It was a perfect wind still, blue sky autumn day in the Lowveld and Tayla and Rudi made a beautiful couple. The ceremony […]

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Air Aventures

By admin | Apr 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
Reunion Island

I step into Air-Aventures’ big hangar at Aerodrome de Pierrefonds in Reunion Island. A man in Aviator Ray-Bans walks briskly up to me and introduces himself as my pilot. “The weather doesn’t look great, but hopefully the clouds will give us space,” he says. “Let me make a quick call to the Meteorology experts.” He […]

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