Author: Riaan Roux

Review of the QZSD-ER

As a photographer you sometimes need odd equipment to get to angles which are difficult. Then you get to making video and some angles like static overhead shots become almost impossible.
I came across this simple piece of equipment which made my life so much easier when you need static overhead shots.

The QZSD-ER is a piece of equipment which you can add to your tripod to achieve static overhead photos or video. In this video I do a review of this extention rod and also demonstrate how it is used.

Wedding of Quintin and Angelique

Wedding venue: Bergvallei Estates

Engagement Photo Shoot

On Saturday 23 September I had the privilege to do an engagement photo shoot for Quintin and Angelique.  The session was arranged by Quintin sister, Claudine whose wedding photos I did earlier this year.  It was an amazing day and I am very happy with the photos we got.  They make such a lovely couple and their wedding day will be magical.

Photo shoot done in Klerksdorp

Drone Video and Photography

As a photographer living in Klerksdorp, it is natural to also do photography of places in around my town.  A few years ago I started exploring the possibility of bringing Drone Photography into my business for some aerial views one cannot readily obtain using another craft such as a helicopter or aeroplane.  Here is such an example where I photographed the Klerksdorp City Hall a while back.  Though this shot would be possible if one set up some high scaffolding it is not something one would readily, or cheaply, be able to do.  Drones have opened up a whole new world of photography.

 

I also have a YouTube Channel on which you can see, amongst many others, some of the things I do with my drones: https://www.youtube.com/riaanroux

 

Over-Exposure and Midday Sun

Midday sun is the type of light every photographer fears. It is avoided most often as it creates very harsh and contrasty images. But there are times when a photographer simply cannot avoid shooting in harsh midday sunlight. The photographer must make a decision which parts of the image to sacrifice to over-exposure and which elements need to expose correctly to reveal a pleasing image.
The most important thing for a photographer to remember is to keep an eye on the important elements and try their best to ignore the rest. Here is an example where I had to capture some pre-ceremony photos of the bride in harsh sunlight in the Kalahari and I decided the her face was first priority and dress second. There are parts of this images which are completely over-exposed, but in the end the important parts are what matter.
Over-Exposed
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