My passion for photography started long before the first affordable digital camera was on the market, the days when film was still king, and Minolta was one of the sought after brands. I was fortunate enough to own two Minolta cameras during various stages of my film days – the Minolta X-700 and the Minolta 5xi. These were mainly used to shoot three family weddings, travels and various family events.
Once the first affordable digital cameras were launched, I acquired the Canon EOS Rebel 300 with its “massive” 6.3 Megapixel sensor, and 18-55mm kit lens – I still have that camera. My camera bodies and lenses have changed significantly since that first digital camera – and yes, I’ve stuck with the Canon brand – but the first digital camera gave me the opportunity to explore my photography. One could now take as many photos as the memory card allowed, with instant feedback. No more spending money on rolls of film and waiting to develop them to see what you’ve shot.
At the start of my digital photography journey, my genres were mainly landscapes and family functions. As I acquired additional gear, I could then explore other genres such as wildlife, live music and portrait/family photography. Over the past two years, I’ve been privileged to shoot many live music events in Cape Town, including international acts such as Wishbone Ash, Of Monsters and Men, Jungle and PIXIES. My photography journey has been an ongoing learning exercise, trying to capture the perfect shot. This portfolio shares the journey thus far, with you, the viewer. Enjoy!!