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Institute of Culinary Arts – Videos

So the ICA (Institute of Culinary Arts) showed their wisdom and decided to update some of their marketing material to videos. Wise decision. Next wise decision? They got me in on it! Jokes aside, I’m really chuffed they did, and herewith are a 5 short videos I shot with them.Things I learned on this job comes straight out of the kitchen. Working with Letitia Prinsloo, founder and principal of the ICA, reinforced the credo “When in doubt, throw it out”, a slogan I happen to have stuck on a piece of paper on my desk. Peter Templehoff also mentions this in his interview. Also, I realised that directing happens in edit as much as on set. Either way, we grafted for about 2 months on getting the final edits to the client’s liking, and I am pleased with the result.We spent a day shooting at the ICA, and another day on the road shooting interviews all over Cape Town. Philip joined me for the first day of shooting, but I was running commando on the second day. Good fun. ICA Short: Our Aim is P…

Stocking Up

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, or you’ve taken note of the links to my stock image portfolios on the left, you’ll know that I have a growing stock image portfolio. Getting time to invest in my stock imagery is really hard, but I try to do about 2 – 3 bona fide stock image shoots in studio per year and then I shoot other stock odds and ends through the year as I get the opportunity. The image above and following are from a shoot I did 15 September 2011. I was able retouch the last image today, 8 months later. I’m glad to say that that image has since been uploaded to Shutterstock and will be making it’s way to all my agencies in the next few weeks. nelimages.com, my own searchable stock portal, also holds the complete collection already.Now, there is a misconception among many people, and photographers, that stock photography is a passive income. Well, that can be true to a degree, I suppose, except, that implies the idea that your images will never date, nor face any comp…

Luxury, Food and the Zambezi, Pt. 6/6

So, it brings us to the last full day at Royal Chundu Lodge, on the banks of the Zambezi, Zambia. And yes, that is me in the pic above, looking somewhat flat. Soon you’ll see why, at the end of the day, I looked like that. Remember last time I told you about the killer dinner the previous night? Well, I woke up at 6am for a spot of tiger fishing on the Zambezi.To “go fishing” does not imply “catching fish”. Well, in my case it certainly doesn’t, and neither did it for JP or Carmen who joined me. I got a lot of bites, but nothing that could put a hook through a tiger-fish’s hard mouth. What would I have done with the thing if I did catch it, anyways? Bianca caught one the day before, but we did not, and all in all, I don’t mind, but it would’ve been nice to boast to my fisherman mates that I actually caught tiger-fish on the Zambezi, I didn’t merely “go fishing”. It was not to be. But, I was to have a much closer relation to the waters of the Zambezi for the rest of the day, as we were…