20 April 2016

The wooden bridge before Restoration - Woodbridge Island

Some of my latest captures of the wooden bridge at Woodbridge Island before the indented Restoration Of The Historic Wooden Bridge At Woodbridge Island, Milnerton restoration project that will not start anytime soon. Go here for the latest on the City of Cape Town's intention on the Restoration of the wooden bridge, Woodbridge Island.

All wooden bridge Woodbridge Island photos by Vernon Chalmers with Canon EOS 6D / Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS USM Ultra-Wide lens (with the Milnerton Canoe Club, Milnerton Lighthouse, and Table Mountain in the background).

Copyright Notice
Like all other Woodbridge Island Photography images on this website, all wooden bridge, Woodbridge Island, Milnerton Cape Town images are subject to the Vernon Chalmers Photography Copyright Policy and may not be copied and / or used in any way or form. Vernon Chalmers Photography Policy

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The Wooden Bridge / Woodbridge Island Cape Town : Canon EOS 6D
The Wooden Bridge / Woodbridge Island Cape Town : Canon EOS 6D

The Wooden Bridge / Woodbridge Island Cape Town : Canon EOS 6D
The Wooden Bridge / Woodbridge Island Cape Town : Canon EOS 6D

The Wooden Bridge / Woodbridge Island Cape Town : Canon EOS 6D
The Wooden Bridge / Woodbridge Island Cape Town : Canon EOS 6D

The Wooden Bridge / Woodbridge Island Cape Town : Canon EOS 6D
The Wooden Bridge / Woodbridge Island Cape Town : Canon EOS 6D

History of Milnerton / Woodbridge Island
From 1897 - 1980 
History of Milnerton

02 April 2016

Landscape / Long Exposure Workshop Cape Town

Landscape / Long Exposure Workshop Cape Town


Next Landscape / Long Exposure Photography Workshop Cape Town

Landscape / Long Exposure Photography Workshop Cape Town
Vernon Chalmers facilitated an intermediate level Landscape / Seascape / Long Exposure Workshop on Friday 8 April and Saturday 9 April at Milnerton Beach / Woodbridge Island with guided sunrise and sunset shooting sessions. Canon and Nikon photographers are welcome.

Session 1
: 8 April 17:30 - 21:30
Session 2 : 9 April Before Sunrise (Milnerton Beach / Woodbridge Island)
Session 3 : 9 April Before Sunset (Milnerton Beach / Woodbridge Island)


Refreshments: To be provided during the Friday evening session.

Delegates are welcome to attend the Sunrise and / or Sunset Session.


Photo Competition: Two vouchers to the value of R3000-00 off you next camera gear purchase will be up for grabs! Submit your best picture taken and you could be a winner! 1st prize R2000-00 and 2nd prize R1000-00. The closing date is 8 May 2016.

Two Snaphots to Great Shots photography books (R350 value each) from Pearson / Peachpit Press will also be up for grabs during the workshop:
  • Exposure 'From Snapshots to Great Shots' (2nd Edition)
  • Landscape Photography  'From Snapshots to Great Shots'

Workshop Cost
: R485-00 per delegate for all three sessions (25 max)

Workshop Objective / Training Level
For assisting the developing photographer with the understanding and application of intermediate to advanced landscape / long exposure settings / techniques.

For APS-C (Crop) and Full Frames DSLR bodies / lenses
The workshop will include an evening theory session (exposure / focus settings with reference to APS-C and Full Frame bodies) on the Friday evening and then two practical sessions: a sunrise session and again at sunset on the Saturday. Delegates are welcome to attend both practical sessions.


Workshop Contents / Learning Areas
  • Introduction 
  • Camera Bodies / Lenses 
  • Camera / Lens Settings 
  • Exposure / Focus Settings 
  • Long Exposure Technique 
  • Filters Overview / Application 
  • Composition Guidelines
  • Practical Sessions (Milnerton Beach / Woodbridge Island)

Filters / Composition Modules
Joseph Inns (Nikon) will present the filters and composition modules. He is an experienced PSSA club judge from the Tygerberg Photographic Society (Durbanville club) and will also be offering the Nikon support during the practical shoots. We have a shared interested in various photography genres and often shoot landscapes / long exposures around the peninsula.

DSLR Camera Body / Lens Requirements
Any DSLR camera body with an ultra-wide / wide angle lens in ie. 10-18 / 18-55 / 18-135mm focal length APS-C format or Full Frame ie.16-35 / 24-70 / 24-105mm focal length will be suitable. Feel free to contact me if you're not sure.

Canon and Nikon Support

There will be DSLR body / lens guidance and support available for Canon and Nikon shooters on Saturday morning / evening.

A sturdy tripod will be mandatory for the low light / long exposure sessions.


Contact Vernon Chalmers for more information

Costing
: R485-00 per delegate for all three sessions (25 max)


Booking: Please complete the Workshop Booking Form should you be interested in attending.
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Long Exposure Photography - Milnerton Lagoon (Canon EOS 6D)
Table Mountain Before Sunrise - Milnerton Beach (Canon EOS 6D)

Long Exposure Photography - Milnerton Lagoon (Canon EOS 6D)

Long Exposure Photography - Milnerton Beach (Canon EOS 700D)
Long Exposure Photography - Milnerton Beach (Canon EOS 700D)

The Wooden Bridge  Woodbridge Island After Sunset (Canon EOS 6D)
The Wooden Bridge  Woodbridge Island After Sunset (Canon EOS 6D)

For other Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshops / Private Tutoring visit Photography Workshops

01 April 2016

Early morning Pied Kingfisher - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Early morning lonesome Pied Kingfisher on a breakfast run in the Milnerton Lagoon / Woodbridge Island - with eventual success. All kingfisher photos by Vernon Chalmers with Canon EOS 70D and Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens. (fast shutter speeds 3200). Handheld.

Testing of higher shutter speed of 1/3200s. The trade-off is slightly higher ISO speeds (for maintaining crisp detail). Aperture was fixed at f/6.3 (in Manual Mode).

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Pied Kingfisher Woodbridge Island, Cape Town (Canon EOS 70D / 400mm lens)


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Pied Kingfisher Woodbridge Island, Cape Town (Canon EOS 70D / 400mm kens)


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Pied Kingfisher Woodbridge Island, Cape Town (Canon EOS 70D / 400mm lens)


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Pied Kingfisher Woodbridge Island, Cape Town (Canon EOS 70D / 400mm lens)


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Pied Kingfisher Woodbridge Island, Cape Town (Canon EOS 70D / 400mm lens)

Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town
Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town