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Showing posts from June, 2011

30 Second Portrait: Neil Stemmet

Chase Jarvis has a 60 second portrait, but for me that is too long. Some other film-makers have variations on the theme. It’s been used countless times in ads etc. As a portraitist, I really do like the 30 second “exposure” one has. It’s a portrait, but a bit more.This is Neil Stemmet.30 Second Portrait: Neil Stemmet from Danie Nel on Vimeo.Watch this space.

Wedding: T&J

So, another couple from Europe decided to utilise my services for their wedding earlier this year. As always, it was a short, 2 hour affair, involving a guest-house for legal proceedings, and then a world-class venue for the ceremony, which is always small. In this case, 6 of us in total. The guest-house was somewhere in Tamboerskloof, where I signed as witness, as usual, and then we proceeded to Oude Kraal Beach, which strangely enough, I’ve never been to. As a Cape Town resident, it shames me to admit that I’ve been missing out on this beautiful little beach, right here in Cape Town.Without saying too much about the wedding or the photography, all I can say is that is was good fun, bright sunlight, cool water and a great family. If we can bring people like these to our shores every year to have their weddings, we’d be doing ourselves a huge favour, as they bring passion and excitement about our country that we ourselves so often lack. The groom has worked as a physician in one of ou…