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About Me

I started photography as a hobby some 20 years ago, then worked as a professional photographer from 1991 – 1995. I traded under the name of Replica Photography and eventually went off to study Electrical Engineering. The photography had to settle for becoming a hobby at that time.

A few years down the line, I couldn’t resist the call of the lens any longer, and once gain flicked the switch of my professional photographic career.
Since I started out in photography everything has changed, my darkroom has been replaced by a PC. We still reminisce about the good ol’ days of film, how exposure and darkroom techniques were so hard-core and unforgiving. The truth is…they were…but I much prefer the digital age. I will never regret those days in the darkroom as it taught me more about photography and light than digital ever will.
So after selling my film cameras, lenses, flashes (which I still regret in some way…although I have kept my Canon AE-1 just as a collector’s item) I bought my first Proconsumer Sony FSC 828. It was fun in the beginning, but I soon missed the days of SLR and there was no ways I could shoot professionally with that range of camera. That was soon in the papers for sale and I bought myself the CANON EOS 400D and
I’ve never looked back. The all professional Canon EOS 1D Mk4 Canon EOS 5D Mark 2 are the latest additions to my camera bag and my equipment is now state-of-the-art photographic gear, with a full range of professional lenses and flashes and studio equipment to cater for any occasion.

I’m available to do weddings, birthdays, corporate events, functions, and just about any occasion that requires a memory.
I studied as well at the time to become a pilot, I now have the pleasure as an aviation photographer to be able to fly and take photographs at the same time…truly the best of both worlds. My aviation work can be viewed at www.aviationphotographer.co.za.
It’s not often that one can mix two worlds that you are really passionate about into one!

I believe that an artist’s work is testimony to his talent, and instead of telling you all about technical details, I preferred to display some of my photography on this virtual portfolio. I believe the images speak for themselves.
I’m the kind of photographer who is passionate about his photography, always looking for that unique image and I aim to turn every shoot into a work of art.
In the immortal words of photographic legend, Ansel Adams:
“Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.”

What’s in my Bag:

Camera Bodies:
Canon EOS 5D Mk111
Canon EOS 1D Mk 1V

Lenses:
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
Canon EF 85mm f/1.4 USM
Canon EF 35mm f/2.0

Canon 1.4x converter iii

Lighting:
Elinchrom Ranger Quadra
2x Canon 580 EX ii Speedlites
2 x Pocket Wizard TT5 Flex
1 x Pocket Wizard TT1 Mini

Other Peripherals:
Manfrotto tripod with a geared 3 way head and ball head
Manfrotto monopod
Light stands & modifiers
Reflectors
Umbrellas

  • January 19, 2012 - 10:42

    Margaret-Ann - Hi Justin
    I am interested in doing a photography course whereby somebody can teach me how to use my own camera. My friend Lee Ann Ralph recommended the company Shutterbugs and your name came up.
    Do you offers such courses and please send more info.
    Ta
    Margaret-AnnReplyCancel

  • November 1, 2013 - 21:35

    Koos Traut - Dear Justin,
    I spent some time looking through your portfolios and I am amazed at the quality of your work. I am very pleased to see that you have found your nitch in life and enjoying your efforts. Most people go through life without ever fulfilling themselves and will never experience the satisfaction that you obtain from work. It has been an honour to have known you from birth. Keep up the good work.
    Regards,
    KoosReplyCancel

  • August 12, 2016 - 10:45

    Sunshine - Shiver me timbers, them’s some great inroamftion.ReplyCancel

  • February 14, 2017 - 13:15

    http://www./ - 1edciao a tutti o visto per caso questo blog modestamente sono d’accordo con vari signori qui del blog che mentono per fare profitto su gente disperata credo che fanno bene a pensare che alcuni signori cercano di vendere online prodotti che se si farebbero giri nel web troverebbero una miriade di video corsi abbastanza soddisfacenti per cui se tanta gente a bisogno di creare business online di sicuro non sareste voi a impararlosalutiReplyCancel

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