31 January 2017

Cape Town / Western Cape Photography Facebook Group

Join the Cape Town / Western Cape Photography Share Facebook Group

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Invitation to Cape Town Photographers
Invitation to photographers who wants to post and view quality architecture / nature / landscape photographs of Cape Town and the Western Cape with Film, DSLR, Compact Camera and / or Camera Phone. Please read the Cape Town / Western Cape Group Guidelines in the Facebook Group.

Inviting anybody to view and share quality architecture / nature photos of our beautiful city and the Western Cape. Image quality is a very important quality in viewing any photograph and therefore the objective should be to try and post your best architecture / nature / landscape photos possible.

Cape Town / Western Cape Photography is a photography enthusiast community dedicated for sharing and discussing quality images of Cape Town and the Western Cape's indigenous / natural environments. Also a platform for new photographers keen to learn more / ask questions.

Goal and Objectives
A non-commercial group supporting Cape Town and Western Cape photo enthusiasts and photographers with the following:

  • Providing a quality photo sharing and learning platform 
  • Sharing of supported photography genres / related images 
  • Discussing photographic knowledge / skills and related camera settings 
  • Assisting new photographers with related camera / shooting knowledge and skills 

Supported Photography Genres
The listed genres for image publication / album uploads should be applied to the main Group theme (Cape Town / Western Cape photos) and should be of viewing value to the wider group audience in terms of mutual interest and quality standards ( regardless of the camera you are using - Film SLR / DSLR / Compact / Smartphone):

  • Architecture
  • Fauna / flora
  • Landscape (nature / land / seascapes)
  • Macro (nature)
  • Night (architecture / nature)
  • Street portraits / scenes
  • Wildlife
* Admin reserves the right to remove any image without prior notification.

Minimum EXIF Data
Please add at least ISO / Aperture and / or Shutter Speed with descriptions. You don't need to repeat it on every image. Only in your main description if uploading more than one. Posts without EXIF data will be deleted, but I will provide enough time for the poster to republish +- 3 hours (only for new members).

Image Quality
Image quality is an important criteria when uploading any photos to this group and therefore the objective should be to try and post your best captures possible (to ensure good viewing value for everybody).

NB!! External Sharing into the group
Please use discretion when sharing your external photos - it is recommended that all relevant EXIF data is provided (as with most of the images in the Group). Photos not meeting minimum sharing / publishing criteria will be deleted without notification.

Content other than personal images will be deleted
Only publish / share your own images. Please do not make new posts with external Facebook Page links other than reference to your own images. You're welcome to make reference to other content / online learning material in discussions with other members, but not as a new post.

Image duplication
Take care not to post the same image twice (except when used in a comment illustrating / asking a question). We look at all images and if any duplicates will delete them. Duplicates will be deleted asap after spotting them.

Straight Out Of Camera (SOOC)
Try and keep images as close as possible to 'Straight Out Of Camera'. Your eye, encouraged subject, and the natural colours of Cape Town / Western Cape will be more than good enough. Use discretion in post-processing to retain the natural colours of your subject(s).

Editing and Post-Processing

Post-processing of images (in editing software) should be used with the photographer's discretion to retain the natural colour qualities of the subject / subjects in composition(s). We welcome ie. HDR and panoramic stitching, but try and maintain the natural beauty of our beautiful city and provincial surrounds.

For Beginners: Uploading photos for learning
If you're new to photography do not hesitate to post your photos. Just let us know you're a beginner (in your post) and if need assistance with setting / general photography. Many of the members will assist you asap. In this way everybody knows.

To Upload or Not To Upload...
It is not mandatory to post / upload any photos. Do it in your own time when you're ready.

Publishing Camera / Photo InformationPlease share minimum camera / lens / phone / location information such as brand and other settings if available (Aperture / ISO / Shutter). If you don't know please ask before / when you post.

Examples of required / recommended information:

Location ie. Hout Bay

DSLR example camera / lens Info:

  • Canon EOS 700D / 18-135mm IS STM lens
  • Av mode f/11 ISO 100 Shutter Speed 2 seconds
  • Tripod

Compact camera example:

  • Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
  • Av mode f/2.7 ISO 200
  • Handheld

Asking Questions
Anybody is also welcome to post questions to the group or Admins to answer. You don't have to post it with an image, just ask a question re general camera / lens / photography settings.

Brand / Product / Service Marketing or Promotion

Please refrain from deliberate brand, product, service promotion for any other purpose than naming your camera / lens and related accessories.

Requesting assistance
Please only create new posts when requiring photographic skill / camera assistance. Posts will be deleted without any prior communication (Admin discretion). This does not affect photo uploads / Creating Albums.

Please use discretion when adding / sharing any other content other than your own photos, comments and questions.


Administrator / Moderator: Vernon Chalmers

Blacksmith Plover / Kiewiet in the Fog Woodbridge Island - Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens
Blacksmith Plover / Kiewiet in the Fog Woodbridge Island - Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens

20 January 2017

Social Media Photo, Image Management / SEO Workshops Cape Town

Social Media Photo, Image Management / SEO Workshops Cape Town
Example Facebook Page / Admin Settings
Social Media Photo, Image Management / SEO Training Cape Town

Overview
This onsite corporate workshop / consulting addresses photography / image management / Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) for websites, blogs and various Social Media platforms.

Many [Photography] websites / blogs are poorly optimised and / or owners don't know the SEO opportunities that are presented by adding images / photos.

Purpose of the Workshop
Proving website, blog or Facebook Page managers with insight and guidance on how to manage and apply images / photos / videos on selected websites, blog and Social Media channels / online advertising.

This workshop is an opportunity for leveraging the search engine and sharing potential of selected photos, images [and video] across various online / Social Media platforms.

Internet Marketing / SEO / Social Media for Photographers

Also an opportunity for Cape Town / Western Cape photographers to learn best practices for publishing and marketing personal brands / images online via various Internet Marketing / SEO / Social Media website and / or channel deployments.

Onsite pre-workshop no-cost visit [Cape Town / Cape Peninsula]
Workshops are generally facilitated over one, two or three days (in the Cape Town / Cape Peninsula area).

Free 3 months online / email support after workshop

Current City: Cape Town / Western Cape (other areas negotiable)

Who should attend

  • Photographers
  • Photography entrepreneurs
  • Facebook Page managers
  • Marketing practitioners
  • PR practitioners
  • Webmasters

Tailored Approach
Workshops to be structured around specific corporate requirements in terms of individual learning levels, corporate strategy and specific target markets.

Specific Strategy / Learning Areas

  • Photo / image / [video] strategy, selection and placement 
  • Social Media channels / channel selection 
  • Photography for websites / blogs / Social Media 
  • Using photos / images for social Media advertising 
  • SEO for photos / keywords selection
  • Photo / image sharing and copyright protection 
  • Mobile / App opportunities (Photo Sharing)  
  • Image / photo Analytics
  • SEO / Search Marketing adjustments

Contact Vernon Chalmers for more workshop information.


Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshops Cape Town 2017
  • Canon Camera / Photography Basic Training Cape Town More
  • Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Canon Speedlite / Ring Lite Flash Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Landscape / Long Exposure Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Digital Workflow / Lightroom Post-Processing Workshop Cape Town More

    14 January 2017

    FOCUSED : Conceptual Photography Exhibition in Bellville, Cape Town

    Focused : Conceptual Photography Exhibition in Bellville, Cape Town

    Invitation to Attend

    An Exhibition of the G9 group Conceptual Photography

    25 January to 10 February 2017

    Nicole Palmer will open the exhibition at 7:30 pm on Wednesday 25 January 2017

    ArtB Gallery: The Library Centre, Carel van Aswegen Street, Belleville, Western Cape

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    My friend and photographer / designer Joseph Inns is one of the G9 Group members displaying their work through FOCUSED, an exciting and thought-provoking Conceptual Photography Exhibition, at the Library Centre, Bellville.

    I'm looking forward seeing their work and will be attending the Opening Evening and spend some time with him and his fellow members throughout the exhibition. 

    Joseph Inns will also be my co-facilitator at our upcoming Digital Workflow / Lightroom Workshop at Intaka Island on Saturday 25 February 2017.
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    Focused : Conceptual Photography Exhibition in Bellville, Cape Town
    Image Credit : Joseph Inns / Photographic Society of South Africa PSSA

    Source: Joseph Inns Focused Conceptual Photography Exhibition Invitation (Design Credit: Joseph Inns)

    08 January 2017

    1st 2017 Birds in Flight Photography Shoots Woodbridge Island / Cape Town

    Due to the strong and unpleasant South-Easter the last couple of weeks my own Birds in Flight photography took an unfortunate back seat. Since the start of the New Year I've managed two reasonable wind free mornings with a few Cape Town Birds in Flight photographers. 

    We had a very special display of a few fast and vocal Africa Black Oystercatchers birds roaming around all morning - up and down the Diep River adjacent the Milnerton Golf Course / Table Bay Nature Reserve. More of them here: African Black Oystercatcher Landing

    Images with Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens. Manual Mode: f6.3 / ISO 640 - 3200 / 1/5000s / 10 fps / Handheld.

    Objective: 1st 2017 shooting with my regular Woodbridge Island / Cape Town Birds in Flight photographer friends. Preparation for the February 2017 Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town

    Location: Woodbridge Island / Cape Town

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    Birds in Flight Photography Shoots Woodbridge Island / Cape Town
    Little Egret : Canon EOS 7D Mark II Woodbridge Island / Cape Town

    Birds in Flight Photography Shoots Woodbridge Island / Cape Town
    Yellow-Billed Duck : Canon EOS 7D Mark II Woodbridge Island / Cape Town

    Birds in Flight Photography Shoots Woodbridge Island / Cape Town
    African Black Oystercatcher : Woodbridge Island / Cape Town 

    Birds in Flight Photography Shoots Woodbridge Island / Cape Town
    African Black Oystercather : Woodbridge Island / Cape Town More>>

    Birds in Flight Photography Shoots Woodbridge Island / Cape Town
    Darter : Woodbridge Island / Cape Town

    Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshops Cape Town February - March 2017
    • Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town More
    • Landscape / Long Exposure Photography Workshop Cape Town More
    • Digital Workflow / Lightroom Post-Processing Workshop Cape Town More
    • Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town More

    01 January 2017

    Swift Tern After-Dive Shake-Off - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

    A swift tern shaking off some excess water after an unsuccessful food dive in the Milnerton Lagoon, Woodbridge Island. Its very challenging to capture this routine, but the Canon EOS 7D Mark II's responsive Autofocus system and fast frame capture rate nails focus. The images here are three consecutive frame captures.

    All swift tern photos by Vernon Chalmers with Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens ISO 640 f/5.6 1/4000's, AI Servo (Handheld). 10 fps High-Speed continuous shooting mode.

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    Swift Tern Dive Shake-Off - Woodbridge Island Canon EOS 7D Mark II
    Swift Tern Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark II


    Swift Tern Dive Shake-Off - Woodbridge Island Canon EOS 7D Mark II
    Swift Tern Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark II


    Swift Tern Dive Shake-Off - Woodbridge Island Canon EOS 7D Mark II
    Swift Tern Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark II 

    Canon EOS 7D Mark II - Birds in Flight Photo Gallery

    Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town

    Private Canon EOS Training Cape Town: Canon EOS 70D

    Private Canon EOS Training Cape Town: Canon EOS 70D
    Image with Canon EOS 6D / EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens
    I've facilitated two private training sessions with a client keen to master her relatively new Canon EOS 70D and for getting a better understanding of the Exposure Triangle in terms of the Creative Shooting Zone available in all Canon EOS DSLR's (Program / Aperture Priority / Shutter Priority / Manual Modes).

    One of the client's major objectives is the mastering of her Canon EOS 70D's exposure settings (for people / landscapes / low light photography) before embarking on a dream holiday to New Zealand later this month. She recently purchased the Canon EOS 70D (as a 1st DSLR) with various Canon EF / EF-S lenses and was not entirely sure which of her lenses to use on her site-seeing trip.

    Current Canon Gear

    • Canon EOS 70D Body 
    • Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens 
    • Canon EF-S 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens 
    • Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens 

    Agenda / Learning Areas

    • Current camera gear / challenges 
    • Exposure Triangle (fundamentals) 
    • Canon EOS Menu Orientation 
    • Exposure Settings / Shooting Modes 
    • Viewfinder vs Live View Shooting 
    • Autofocus vs. Manual Focus Settings 
    • Drive Modes (One Shot vs AI Servo)
    • Low Light Photography 
    • Canon Flash modes (E-TTL vs Manual) 

    Setup Decisions (specific to holiday photography project)

    • Genre(s) of Choice? 
    • Lens selection (for above) 
    • RAW vs JPG (for post-processing) 
    • White Balance 
    • Metering Modes 
    • AF / Drive Shooting Modes 
    • On-board flash modes 

    Future Accessories (recommendations)
    • Lens Filters
    • Remote Release
    • Tripod Decision
    • Canon Speedlite / Ring Lite Flash

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    Vernon Chalmers Photography Training / Workshops Cape Town

    • Canon EOS Autofocus / AI Servo Master Class Cape Town More
    • Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town More
    • Canon Speedlite / Ring Lite Flash Photography Workshop Cape Town More
    • Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town More
    • Landscape / Long Exposure Photography Workshop Cape Town More
    • Digital Workflow / Lightroom Post-Processing Workshop Cape Town More


    Private Canon EOS Training Cape Town: Canon EOS 70D
    Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II (For Macro & Close-Up Photography) with Canon Macro Lens

    The Roll of the Sandwich Tern - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

    A gorgeous early morning at Woodbridge Island (and above the Milnerton Golf Course) this morning provided for lots of birds in flight activity in the Diep River. Herewith four consecutive images of the Sandwich tern before. during and after shacking the excess water from his features.

    Sandwich tern images by Vernon Chalmers with Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens ISO 400 - 500 f/5.6 1/4000's, AI Servo Mode (Handheld). 10 fps High-Speed continuous shooting mode.

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    The Roll of the Sandwich Tern - Woodbridge Island
    Sandwich Tern - Woodbridge Island Cape Town

    The Roll of the Sandwich Tern - Woodbridge Island
    Sandwich Tern - Woodbridge Island Cape Town

    The Roll of the Sandwich Tern - Woodbridge Island
    Sandwich Tern - Woodbridge Island Cape Town

    The Roll of the Sandwich Tern - Woodbridge Island
    Sandwich Tern - Woodbridge Island Cape Town



    Another Sandwich Tern over Woodbridge Island

    The Roll of the Sandwich Tern - Woodbridge Island
     Sandwich Tern - Woodbridge Island Cape Town


    The Roll of the Sandwich Tern - Woodbridge Island

    Sandwich Tern - Woodbridge Island Cape Town

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

    Early Morning African Spoonbill - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

    Lazy African Spoonbill getting airborne in the Diep River, Woodbridge Island. All photos by Vernon Chalmers with Canon EOS 70D / Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens (M Mode / Handheld).

    The African Spoonbill is not common around Woodbridge Island and I'm always delighted to see and photograph them. I've watch a few of them for a few hours before they eventually flew off to sleep somewhere else.

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    Spoonbill Woodbridge Island (Canon EOS 70D / 400mm lens) 01
    African Spoonbill Woodbridge Island, Cape Town  (Canon EOS 70D / 400mm lens)


    Spoonbill Woodbridge Island (Canon EOS 70D / 400mm lens) 02
    African Spoonbill Woodbridge Island, Cape Town (Canon EOS 70D / 400mm lens)


    Spoonbill Woodbridge Island (Canon EOS 70D / 400mm lens) 03
    African Spoonbill Woodbridge Island, Cape Town (Canon EOS 70D / 400mm lens) 

    Canon EOS 7D Mark II - Birds in Flight Photography Gallery

    Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town

    2016 Highlights as Cape Town Photographer / Workshop Facilitator

     V&A Waterfront New Years Fireworks - Vernon Chalmers Canon EOS 6D
    Canon EOS 6D / 70-300mm Lens
    During 2016 I spent more time with different photographic genres (compared to 2015) and also assisted many new and experienced photographers in their skills development via my Photography Workshops Cape Town / Private Canon EOS training. Some of the my personal highlights of the past year:
    • General Photography
    • Birds in Flight Photography
    • Macro & Close-Up Photography
    • Landscape & Long Exposure Photography
    • Fashion / Speedlite Flash Photography
    • Motor Racing / Action Photography

    Framing 2016: Highlights as Photographer / Workshop Facilitator
    For reflecting on 2016  I've identified various photo shoots / events that generated meaning and added value to me as photographer, rather than just identifying my best photographs from the past year. These photographic events had a profound impact on my own development as photographer / photography workshop facilitator. Not necessarily for image creation, but also for greater understanding of the skills development process of the new and / or more experienced photographer.


    Canon EOS Camera / EF Lens pairings used
    • Canon EOS 6D / EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens
    • Canon EOS 6D / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens
    • Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens
    • Canon EOS 70D / EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens

    General Photography - Vernon Chalmers Canon EOS 7D Mark II
    Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Super Telephoto Lens
    General Photography Cape Town
    Although any V&A Waterfront New Years Fireworks photographs should be considered as long exposure photography its included here as a general photography capture.

    The perched Pied Kingfisher was captured in the Table Bay Nature Reserve while walking with many of Birds in Flight workshop delegates - the reserve is opposite the Milnerton Golf Course, very close to Woodbridge Island.

    The Pied Kingfisher image is currently used for the promotion of our Cape Town Photography Workshops Jan - March 2017.

    Birds in Flight Photography - Vernon Chalmers Canon EOS 7D Mark II
    Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Super Telephoto Lens
    Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town
    This is without any doubt one of my most enjoyable genres of photography. Once the challenging skills of capturing birds in flight are mastered capturing becomes easier and the attention is focused on the species, behaviour and compositional opportunities.

    Apart from the Birds in Flight workshops facilitated during 2016 I've presented various talks at Cape Town photographic clubs.

    Woodbridge Island offers more than 30+ bird species and most of them are documented on my Woodbridge Island Photography website.

    Close-Up & Macro Photography - Vernon Chalmers Canon EOS 70D
    Canon EOS 70D / 100mm Macro Lens
    Macro & Close-Up Photography Cape Town
    I find (smaller) static subjects far more challenging than Birds in Flight - with manual focus, being steady on a tripod, using a different camera body / lens, very shallow depth of field different and different compositional guidelines.

    High magnification photography is challenging at times, but I am always fascinated by the close-up detail.

    I don't always rush to my 100mm macro lens first - close-up photography with other lenses (i.e. 70-300mm with close-up lens accessories) are sometimes easier and the results are as pleasing.

    Landscape & Long Exposure Photography - Vernon Chalmers Canon EOS 6D
    Canon EOS 6D / 16-35mm Ultra-Wide Lens 
    Landscape & Long Exposure Photography Cape Town
    The magic of long exposure photography are very special and I should spend more time with these special moments before sunrise and after sunset.

    Here I've included two recent photographs showing Milnerton beach after sunset and then the main bridge at Woodbridge Island (over the Milnerton Lagoon).

    I find the best light just before and / or just after the so-called golden hours of photography. The early mornings / late evenings are sometimes challenging, but always worth the effort.

    Landscape & Long Exposure Photography - Vernon Chalmers Canon EOS 6D
    Canon EOS 6D / 16-35mm Ulltra-Wde Lens
    Woodbridge Island is outdoor studio to my own photography and the majority of my photography workshop shoots and practicals are done on and around the island's bridges, Table Bay and at times Milnerton beach (towards Table Mountain and north towards Table View / Blaauwberg Strand).

    More Milnerton beach / low light sunset photography


    More Table Mountain photography

    More Woodbridge bridges / Table Mountain / Cape Town low light sunrise photography

    Fashion / Canon Speedlite Flash Photography - Vernon Chalmers Canon EOS 6D
    Canon EOS 6D / 70-300mm Lens / Speedlite Flash
    Fashion / Speedlite Flash Photography Cape Town
    I'm honored to be the Partners Hair Design photographer for their end of the year Graduation / Fashions shows for the Partners Hair Design Training Academy (2014 - 2016).

    Fashion / event photography creates different challenges and I use these opportunities to work with my various Speedlite flashes.

    Over the last couple of years I have placed huge trust in my 85mm lens, but during the 2016 Partners Hair Design Graduation / Fashion Show Cape Town I tested my Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM lens low light capabilities (with Canon Speedlite flash).


    Motor Racing Killarney Cape Town - Vernon Chalmers Canon EOS 6D
    Canon EOS 6D / 70-300mm Zoom Lens
    Motor Racing / Action Photography Cape Town
    I spent a noisy, but exhilarating Saturday morning with Joseph Inns and the Tygerberg Photographic Society honing our panning skills.

    I've been to the Killarney race track (Western Province Motor Club) for a couple of years now, but this was the first year I used the Canon EOS 6D / EF 70-300mm combination. 

    The different speeds of the cars and motorcycles allows for some fine-tuning of different (slower) shutter speeds.

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    Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshops Cape Town 2017

    • Canon Camera / Photography Basic Training Cape Town More
    • Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town More
    • Canon Speedlite / Ring Lite Flash Photography Workshop Cape Town More
    • Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town More
    • Landscape / Long Exposure Photography Workshop Cape Town More
    • Digital Workflow / Lightroom Post-Processing Workshop Cape Town More


    Canon EOS 6D / 16-35mm Lens - Image with Canon EOS 70D / 85mm Lens / Speedlite
    Canon EOS 6D / 16-35mm Lens - Image with Canon EOS 70D / 85mm Lens / Speedlite 

    Public Holidays in South Africa

    South Africa has 12 public holidays as determined by the Public Holidays Act (Act No 36 of 1994) [PDF]. The Act determines whenever any public holiday falls on a Sunday, the Monday following on it shall be a public holiday.

    1 January: New Year’s Day

    2 January: Public holiday

    21 March: Human Rights Day

    14 April: Good Friday*

    17 April: Family Day*

    27 April: Freedom Day

    1 May: Workers Day

    16 June: Youth Day

    9 August: National Women’s Day

    24 September: Heritage Day

    25 September: Public holiday

    16 December: Day of Reconciliation

    25 December: Christmas Day

    26 December: Day of Goodwill


    Source: South African Government

    New Years Eve Celebrations V&A Waterfront Cape Town   Image: Vernon Chalmers
    New Years Eve Fireworks Celebrations V&A Waterfront Cape Town   Image: Vernon Chalmers

    Birds in Flight Photography Presentation @ Tafelberg Photography Club

    Birds in Flight Photography Presentation @ Tafelberg Photography Club
    Swift Tern : Woodbridge Island (Canon EOS 7D Mark II)

    Birds in Flight Photography Presentation - Tafelberg Photography Club 2 August 2016
    Vernon Chalmers presented a Birds in Flight Photography information session at the Tafelberg Photography Club in Bellville, Cape Town on Tuesday 2 August 2016.

    Goal of the Birds in Flight Photography Presentation
    To introduce Birds in Flight Photography to new / intermediate DSLR photographers keen to learn more about the requirements, settings and techniques for taking their birds in flight / action photography to the next level.


    There will be a Q&A session at the end of the presentation for discussing individual questions / challenges.

    Time / Duration: 19:00 Start for +- 1 hour

    Outline / Interest Areas

    • Introduction to BIF / Image Slide-Show 
    • BIF / Action Photography Considerations / Challenges 
    • Body / Lens (Teleconverter) Requirements 
    • Autofocus / Tracking Selection(s)
    • Exposure Settings
    • Technique
    • Q&A Session 

    Birds in Flight Photo-Walk Woodbridge Island
    After the presentation date / time will be made available for a practical Birds in Flight photography photo-walk around Woodbridge Island. Members and visitors attending the presentation on 2 August 2016 are welcome to join me.

    Cost: Free

    Contact me for more Birds in Flight Presentation information.

    Venue

    Tafelberg Photography Club
    Chrismar Villas (Main Hall)
    Jessie Street
    Chrismar
    Bellville

    Directions
    Google Map>>

    Contact: Tafelberg Photography Club
    Website: Tafelberg Photography Club


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    Birds in Flight Photography Presentation @ Tafelberg Photography Club
    Yellow-billed duck in the fog (Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens)

    Swift Tern : Woodbridge Island (Canon EOS 6D / 300mm Lens)

    Birds in Flight Photography Presentation @ Tafelberg Photography Club
    Low-Flying Cormorant : Woodbridge Island (Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens)


    Birds in Flight Photography Presentation @ Tafelberg Photography Club
    Confused Gull : Woodbridge Island (Canon EOS 70D / 400mm Lens)

    Birds in Flight Photo Gallery
    Birds in Flight Photo Gallery>>


    Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshops Cape Town
    • Canon EOS Autofocus / AI Servo Master Class Cape Town More
    • Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town More
    • Canon Speedlite / Ring Lite Flash Photography Workshop Cape Town More
    • Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town More
    • Landscape / Long Exposure Photography Workshop Cape Town More
    • Digital Workflow / Lightroom Post-Processing Workshop Cape Town More