The Light Shaper: Andrea Belluso (Profoto Workshop)

The Light Shaper: Andrea Belluso (Profoto Workshop)

Yesterday and today I had the amazing opportunity to listen to, and more amazingly, chat to Photographer Andrea Belluso at the Profoto Lighting workshop at the Open Window School of Visual Communication.

Profoto brought Andrea to South Africa to share some of his 30+ years of photographic skill and knowledge about light with the local photographic community and listening to the people talking amongst themselves, I think more than a few learnt a great deal.

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Choosing your next lens...

Choosing your next lens...

I think one of the number one questions we get asked, no matter what the original presentation, or theme or topic of workshop is:

“Which lens should I buy?”

As soon as I hear the question, I start getting nervous, because this is a very personal choice with many variables, and invariably, no matter how many times I stress that my suggestion is just a suggestion, I get hit with a “...but you said...” Or worse “my husband says you say we NEED this lens”!

So I thought I should just break down how I select my lenses....

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Photo&Film Expo 2013 - Quick Feedback

Photo&Film Expo 2013 - Quick Feedback

We have been presenting workshops or talks at every event since the Expo's inception and it's always nice to meet up with industry professionals we haven’t seen in a while.

This year was no exception and above and beyond the old hands that were present again, it was great to meet up with a few new faces and a few old faces that started some new businesses (like Zavi traders and PhotoWalkers) - it's good to see the local photographic and related industries grow!

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