Would you believe us if we said there's a place where a goat a giraffe and a sheep are best mates, a place where Percy the pig roams freely among impala and a herd of Nguni Cattle. A place with sweeping views across the magnificent lowveld mountains. A place where outdoor and animal lovers can go to, kick their feet up, catch fish, go on hikes, have picnic at a waterfall and enjoy the crackling sounds of a campfire. A place with genuine warm hospitality, not just for you, but your K9 friend aswell! A place with beautiful rooms surrounded by untouched bush. A place called Caracal Lodge. Tucked away in the beautiful Houtboshoek valley, this laid back country lodge offers guests the unique opportunity to truly unwind in the most natural setting, whilst at the same time enjoying the luxury of rustic accommodation and bush cabins. We were tasked to showcase the beauty of Caracal lodge and it's surroundings, and needless to say we had a great time photographing this unique lodge. Below is a few of our favourite shots capturing the essence of the lodge.[FinalTilesGallery id='19']
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Well well well, has gin ever looked this good!? Throw some @lowveldgin creativity , mixed with @hallandbramley and a good dose of studio photography skills together, and you get one heck of a good looking photograph This is the first of a series of mouthwatering images that we are going to share with you of a recent shoot we did in our #photographystudio.
When this product shoot got approved we could hardly contain our excitement as there is nothing like a good lighting challenge, The Hall & Bramley Lowveld Gin Fest is going to be an event not to be missed.
Remember not for sale to persons under the age of 18, The Gin part that is, The Hall & Bramley Mixers South Africa mixer can be consumed at any age.
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Creativity ? A phenomenon whereby something new and somehow valuable is formed. Basically this is the ultimate goal when you call yourself a photographer - a creative, someone that creates something new and adds value to it. Someone who nails the equation of creativity ( Creativity = New + Valuable ). This past weekend I got the opportunity to shoot stills for Phonix Capture cc - Professional Photography and Videography at the annual Three cranes challenge, hosted by Wildlands WildSeriesTrail and KZN Trail Running The main goal was to be creative and showcase the spectacular Karkloof valley,it’s Fauna , flora and how this three day stage race traverses this rich biodiverse area.
Three Cranes Challenge is hosted to raise funds for the Karkloof Conservancywho actively conserves the rich biodiversity of the Karkloof for the benefit of future generations. For a large part conserving this spectacular area takes plenty of creativity. Farmers and stakeholders has to work together to find new farming methods that adds value back into the soil and habitat of unique species found in the conservancy.
Taking place of three days the race gives runners the unique opportunity to traverse a host of different environments, ranging from indigenous forests to mountain grassland. This made for quite a lot of fun shooting as each environment has its own unique look and feel.
Below is a collection of images that I’ve captured over the. Past weekend, it includes a few images of each day, and hopefully gives an insight into the beauty of the magnificent Karkloof and inspires you to enter the Three Cranes Challenge in 2021 . To be honest I’ve personally struggled a bit to nail the creativity equation over the last few months, but I guess working in these environments challenges one to constantly improve and look for more creative and dynamic angles as your previous event. As one runner at our first Wildseries event back in 2017 said, “ You live and you learn” and learning in environments as beautiful as this is one heck of a privilege![FinalTilesGallery id='16']
Wildside enduro! Its quite a unique story, before 2019 we used to drive past Badplaas often en-route to many event destinations or ocean holidays, on the right hand side towards Lochiel are 2 large granite monoliths that have been asking to be explored every time we've passed them, who knew that eventually we would be racing around and over them with our camera gear capturing the beauty of the place together with the craziness of Enduro riding. Watch the weekends racing unfold:https://youtu.be/ydQwo8REo3Y