First trials in new studio

No expensive fancy lightning equipment but quite a few mobile spots with 4.5W LED GU10 lamps of Voltex + in-camera settings. Images (RAW) processed with Macphun Luminar Neptune.

Still need to make some adjustments (learning curve) but I succeeded quite well (not perfect) with picturing shiny silver on transparent glass with white background (regarded as one of the most difficult to picture according to studio-photographers I spoke).

Private Gallery is getting shape

Towards the end of next month, a year after we moved in, we will open our Private Gallery in Napier, South Africa. At this very moment a new insulated ceiling is installed in the new studio of Yvonne and this weekend we hang storage shelves and place furniture and equipment. After that we start transforming the present studio into a ‘State-of-the-Art’ Gallery where I can present some of my Landscape/Street/etc., Haiku and Photo-Graphic pictures. On displays are Yvonne’s Retro/Steampunk and Down to Earth pieces; all own design and handmade.

We focus ourselves primary on those tourists (passing along to or from the Southernmost Tip of the African Continent) who have an eye for originally South African made gifts that are exclusive and suitcase sized landscape photo’s (on high quality paper) next to high end market art collectors for special customized jewellery orders and fine art photography.

Although no decision is made yet what exactly we will exhibit this photo-gallery will provide you with an idea:

Waiting for the gutters

Who waits in South Africa can sometimes wait for a long time. People call it ‘Africa Time’. Patience, patience. Anyway the building contractor is doing a fine job within time schedule. Carport and verandahs are ready except for the gutters … Sooner or later they will come. The same applies for the glass in the windows of the new studio.

 

Post Scriptum: Social media seems to work. Just now (4 hrs after posting) the gutters were made on the spot and installed.!!!

carport waitng-for-the-gutter stoep-plants