Some Portraiture 3 (studio and candid)

In the meantime in the studio

In the meantime in the studio

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 …

New Windows and New Door. Studio and Guest Room almost finished

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 …

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 …

In the meantime at home …

Some work in progress: Refurbishing the double garage into a studio, building a carport and a few verandahs; the biggest one covering our courtyard. All should be ready in a few weeks. After that, if budget sufficient, the old ‘servants barn’ next to the studio will be converted in a guest room with shower and …

Napier; first impressions

Since a few days we live in Napier, Western Cape, South Africa; 50 kilometers from our previous residence in Stanford. Still a lot of unpacking to do plus some minor and major (new kitchen) building work to perform. In the meantime work continues. Herewith a few first impressions. A few are shot through the window …

The Big, Big Move

Per 1 April we will reside in an heritage house (Anno 1928) in Napier; 50 kilometers drive from Stanford and also in the Overberg region of the Western Cape in South Africa. Besides plenty of administrative ‘issues’ inherent at selling and buying properties there are many other things to think of. Take for example the …