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The focus of our Group is Travel and Landscape Photography... To share information and ideas, discuss locations and then of course photographic trips...

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Essential Guide to Landscape Photography...

Started by Danie Bester. Last reply by Georgina Galvin Apr 18, 2013. 1 Reply

I am proud to announce that the first of a series of articles I am writing on Landscape Photography has been published in PiX Magazine (April-May Ed). This month's edition is about choosing the right location and light. In the next issue, I will discuss Camera Gear, Settings and Creative Techniques you can use for Landscape Photography. If you're in anyway interested in Landscape Photography, make sure that you get the PiX Magazine. You can subscribe to PiX Magazine by hopping straight over to…Continue

Tags: pix-magazine, essential-guide-to-landscape-photography

Old Joe's Kaia...

Started by Danie Bester Jul 17, 2012. 0 Replies

Check out my slow shutter images of fast moving water on my personal website. These were shot during a photography weekend breakaway with some of the Photo Critic members...  Want to take part on such a breakaway. Then check out the link below for our next outing...…Continue

Tags: old-joe's-kaia, water-rapids, slow-shutter

Equipment for Landscape Photographers...

Started by Danie Bester. Last reply by Susan Pretorius Feb 14, 2012. 5 Replies

Iv'e had so many enquiries abou which equipment a Landscape photog should have taht I decided to post a summary of which equipemnt you should have to create Scenics / Landscapes. I will be posting a complete article on DPC at a later stage, so watch this space. In the meantime here's a summary, that will send your thoughts in the right direction. Also check out Trompie's article, "Camera…Continue

Tags: scenic-photography, landscape-photography

Inspirational Landscape Photography

Started by Heinrich van Schalkwyk. Last reply by Hennie Pretorius Jan 13, 2012. 4 Replies

For many of us (if not most), capturing that 'beautiful landscape' is the reason for us buying a camera and probably what got us interested in photography in the first place... But as you begin to understand what you are doing and discovering the true potential of photography, suddenly it appears to not be that simple! You have a small window of oppoprtunity to capture that perfect scene, you cannot always control the light, and sometimes the scene in front of you just doesn't seem to offer…Continue

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Comment by Danie Bester on April 27, 2011 at 9:01
I will see if I can find anything on the Scout 12 mm Bernard...
Comment by Bernard Pieterse on April 25, 2011 at 12:11
And what do think of the Scout 12mm?
Comment by Danie Bester on April 25, 2011 at 11:28

Hi Bernard,


Difficult question... When doing landscapes, I will go for the control freak or the Composer, which means you can set the focus and shoot from a tripod. This is not possible with the Muse, or the Lensbaby 2, which I've got.


I also know that they've bring out the new "Sweet 35 Optic" where you can actually set the aperture on the lens without having to use aperture rings...

Comment by Bernard Pieterse on April 24, 2011 at 23:16
Hi Danie. What lensbaby would you recommend?
Comment by Danie Bester on April 18, 2011 at 23:54


I always attempt to shoot in both formats; Landscape and Portrait modes, which was indeed the case here. Both these shots are HDR ones and I used a polarizer to keep the glare out.


Comment by Glenn Parker on April 18, 2011 at 20:21

Hey Danie, looking forward to reading your article on landscape gear etc.

I'm just reading a book by Michael Freeman and there is a section on S-curves and how this composition tool can be so useful in a lot of circumstances, but for mostly landscape photography.

Comment by Rudolph Viljoen on April 18, 2011 at 8:18
Danie, these shots are very good. Please forward me the details of the compositions. I assume the coloured shot was in portrait or did you crop it? If it was taken in portrait, why? These questions for my own education.
Comment by Danie Bester on April 18, 2011 at 7:30
I am working on a complete article about Landscape Photography Gear, sepcifically lenses and filters...
Comment by Bruna Mentrup-Nortje on April 14, 2011 at 20:07

Hello everyone, yes i am also very glad we have a travel & landscape group!  Danie please can you give us a hint as to what lenses we will need for our Ghost Town  Photography Tour to Namibia next year?  If we start now,  we can save money not just for the trip but also for our lenses!

Comment by Bea Bornman on April 14, 2011 at 17:20

Could somebody please tell me if there is a difference between shooting underwater than in other conditions(such as shooting above water).  How does one settings change?

Thank you


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