01 November 2020

Update on Gift Vouchers: Photography Training / Accommodation

Photography Training Gift Vouchers Cape Town
Photography Training Gift Vouchers Cape Town

Photography Training Gift Voucher CostsTraining sessions are generally between three and four sessions (of up to 5 hours per session) and range from R950 to R1 250. These rates / sessions are only applicable for Gift Vouchers and will be valid for one year.

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Milnerton Self Catering Accommodation Gift Vouchers
Milnerton Self Catering Accommodation Gift Vouchers

Self Catering Accommodation Gift Vouchers Cost
Min of two nights at Blu-C Self Catering Apartment for one or two people. Price per person per night is R280-00 per person. Can be combined with photography training. Contact me for discussing requirements. Accommodation Gift Vouchers are valid for one year and will be subject to accommodation availability.

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The Milnerton Flea Market on a Sunny Saturday

Milnerton Flea Market  - Cameras and AccessoriesSaturday at the market...
A hotchpotch of colours, textures, goods and just about everything at the Milnerton Flea Market.

This Flea Market is not just about 'one man's junk is another man's treasure', there are various traders selling handmade African craft works, secondhand books, textile and various stalls of fresh produce and refreshments.

I have found the table with all the old film cameras and accessories particularly interesting and will definitely go back for another look.

The Milnerton Flea Market seems to be well organised with clear trading policies and communication between the traders and the Flea Market site management. I've spent some time discussing various bits of trading and other information and received very positive feedback on well organised trading environment and conditions.

Image Gallery
14 images with Canon EOS 6D / EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM lens.

Av Mode: Auto-ISO / various apertures (f/4-f/11).

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Majestic Table Mountain keeping watch over market trading and proceedings
Majestic Table Mountain keeping watch over market trading and proceedings

A truck load full of everything.- from a first old first aid kit to shark teeth
A truck load full of everything.- from a first old first aid kit to shark teeth 

Vibrant and comfy hand painted pillows with boats, cars and flowers
Vibrant and comfy hand painted pillows with boats, cars and flowers

Hand-made leather bags and goods. All produced from factory off-cuts
Hand-made leather bags and goods. All produced from factory off-cuts

Books for everybody - from mastering the digital world to freshwater fish species
Books for everybody - from mastering the digital world to freshwater fish species

Something old, something new - busy traders preparing and presenting their goods
Something old, something new - busy traders preparing and presenting their goods

Caps for everyone - even supporting the Rugby World Cup 2019
Caps for everyone - even supporting the Rugby World Cup 2019


Beautiful textiles from all around the word at sale right here in Milnerton
Beautiful textiles from all around the word at sale right here in Milnerton 

Belts and buckles - handmade by a very proud local leather craftsman
Belts and buckles - handmade by a very proud local leather craftsman


Plastic flowers to decorate and over-loaded table.
Plastic flowers to decorate and over-loaded table.

More textiles with many colourful patterns
More textiles with many colourful patterns

Visitors strolling around the neat rows of traders and their goods
Visitors strolling around the neat rows of traders and their goods

Historic value - film cameras, lenses, flash and accessories
Historic value - film cameras, lenses, flash and accessories

Masterfully crafted authentic African art - dramatic face masks to end the morning
Masterfully crafted authentic African art - dramatic face masks to end the morning

Milnerton Flea Market Website

Address: Marine Drive (R27) opposite Metro Industrial Park, Paarden Eiland Cape Town

Milnerton Flea Market - Map / Directions


African Art & Craft Market - Boulders Beach, Simon's Town View

Birds around Woodbridge Island / Table Bay Nature Reserve

Grey heron spreading wings - Table Bay Nature Reserve
Grey heron in flight - Table Bay Nature Reserve
The week after my field testing of the Canon EOS R6
I went out a couple of times with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II for some reference testing. I went for a view short hikes along the Diep river, Woodbridge Island and the adjacent Table Bay Nature Reserve
(opposite the Milnerton Golf Course)

Also captured my first sighting of an African black
duck in fight 

Woodbridge Island Bird Index

Conditions and Location
Late morning winter sun with no wind at Woodbridge Island, Cape Town. Woodbridge Island Map

Canon Camera / Lens Settings 
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens
  • Manual Mode
  • Auto-ISO: 400 - 1000
  • Aperture:  f/5.6 / f/6.3
  • Shutter Speed: 1/3200s
  • AI Servo: Case 1: Wide Zone
  • 10 fps High Speed Continuous Mode
  • Handheld

Post-Processing
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC 9.0: Colour correction / noise reduction / lens profile correction.

Speckled pigeon - Woodbridge Island @ f/5.6
Speckled pigeon - Woodbridge Island @ f/5.6


Speckled pigeon Woodbridge Island Vernon Chalmers Photography
Speckled pigeon in flight - Woodbridge Island @ f/6.3

Blacksmith lapwing Woodbridge Island
Blacksmith lapwing  - Woodbridge Island @ f/6.3

African darter in flight - Table Bay Nature Reserve
African darter in flight - Table Bay Nature Reserve

African black duck in flight - Table Bay Nature Reserve
African black duck in flight - Table Bay Nature Reserve

Egyptian goose in flight - Table Bay Nature Reserve
Egyptian goose in flight - Diep River, Woodbridge Island

Low flying grey heron - Table Bay Nature Reserve
Low flying grey heron - Table Bay Nature Reserve

Pied kingfisher in flight - Table Bay Nature Reserve
Pied kingfisher in flight - Table Bay Nature Reserve

Perched Levaillant's cisticola - Table Bay Nature Reserve
Perched Levaillant's cisticola - Table Bay Nature Reserve