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Travel Blog Awards 2016
I was privileged to be the photographer for the prestigious Travel Blog Awards 2016 event that was held at the Table Bay Hotel on Saturday. Although it was freezing outside (it looks like real winter has arrived this time in Cape Town) this was soon forgotten as the guests and entrants arrived to a warm welcome and tables laden with lots to eat and drink.
The awards ceremony kicked off with some very interesting speakers who shared some of their knowledge and advise for travel bloggers.
The numerous sponsors for this event ensured that the prizes handed out in the various categories were substantial including trips overseas.
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Cape Town Product Photography
Product Photography is a specialist field and as a professional photographer in Cape Town I have faced many challenges in getting lighting right and angles perfect.
After all I understand the importance of the photographs I take.
Ultimately sales depend on them.
The size of products can vary greatly and require different setups from small portable studios to warehouses.
If the product you need shot requires additional lighting equipment it will have to be rented.
Please use the contact form to get in touch or email me outlining your product at email@example.com and I will get back to you soonest.
or call me 082 783 5578
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The Red Bull King of the Air 2016 kite surfing competition was held at Big Bay on Sunday in front of a huge crowd in extreme conditions that tested the riders to the limit. With a pumping South Easter and huge surf the stage was set for an epic battle in the finals. Aaron Hadlow of the UK was the eventual winner of the Red Bull King of the Air and is the first rider to win back to back titles. Sadly the extreme conditions also took their tolls in the semi’s and two riders suffered serious injuries (secondary drowning) after being knocked unconsious. At the moment they are still in hospital but are expected to make full recoveries. Extreme stuff indeed.[Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”1″ gal_title=”Kite surfing”]
This last December saw me doing a lot of travel photography in South Africa as Nikki and I traversed the country from the far Northern Cape down to the Eastern Cape. We went to Queenstown and Grahamstown, two places that neither of us had been to before. Our stopover for two nights was in the Hogsback where we camped for two nights including New Year’s eve. The campsite was wonderful and covered in grass and trees.
We then travelled all the way down into the Eastern Cape as far as Port Elizabeth (what a big place) and then to a very busy Plettenberg Bay where we stayed over for a night and swam in the warm sea early in the morning.
On the way back we stopped at Buffels Bay and the Herolds Bay where we swam in the warm sea with strong side currents again. Ernie Els’s house overlooks the beach and he could clearly be seen walking around and in the street. Cool dude!
Then it was home.
Happy New Year BTW.
As a commercial photographer in South Africa I get to travel around the country quite a lot although I am based in the beautiful city of Cape Town. The sheer diversity of the country and it’s people always presents photographic opportunities. From the heaviness of Hilbrow to the openness of the Karoo plains South Africa is a country full of beauty. The eleven official languages alone tells the story of the different people that inhabit the land.
But it is also a country of extremes. It’s past history is still reflected in society. Poverty is widespread and work opportunities are few. The promise of a new era is still denied to the masses whilst the politically connected reap all the benefits. But it is also a country of hope, of understanding and of learning, and most of all yearning for a better future.
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John Rodger is a professional Milnerton Commercial Photographer.
John has experience in a wide variety of commercial photography fields and can be depended on for the best shots in any situation. From outdoor situations to indoors and studios, John will deliver!
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Nikki and I took a long walk along the Sea Point promenade from the Waterfront to the Sea Point swimming pool. The photo looks like there was no-one around but it was full of people. I loved this photo the minute I saw it.