One of the usual debates has reared it head again on a few forums Cape of Storms photography and meet ups South African Amateur Photographersabout whether or not it is “better” to have a photo “as taken” (and processed) i.e. “in camera”, by the camera, OR if one should shoot in RAW uncompressed format (where the camera does NOT decide what to do with the info gathered; you the artist do – and you do just as you please using all of your God-given talents ). I suspect it’s obvious from the above that I am a RAW fanatic for passion driven photography (get me to shoot a wedding, oh no!! I’m bound to shoot “in camera”). The photo I like most below (the colourful one) was shot in RAW and then processed by yours truly in LR & PS. The other with slightly bent horizon is the unprocessed RAW, and the last bland photo is my camera’s “in camera” attempt to get me excited – it never worked.. I think I need a Tshirt “I Love Shooting RAW”. Photo taken at Winklespriut Beach, South Africa

RAW Power JPG vs RAW

Adapt & Never Give Up this new year

The Rise at The Gap - Copy

Canon South Africa 6D with Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens set at F7.1, ISO 50, 1/40 second

This photo was taken across from Amapondo Backpackers at Port St Johns second beach Transkei; home of Old Transkeians…… and near Juliet Leslie‘s Delicious Monster Restaurant.

This is a photo about adapting and never giving up. It was taken after my alarm clock didn’t go off and I thought it was too late to make it to the beach to take photos. It was a work trip that involved difficulty; but in that it was an obstacle that became a golden opportunity.

“Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live” ~ Marcus Aurelius

Amapondo backpackers Port St Johns South Africa