Travel Photography with some Bacon, Beer & Whiskey

Iam amateur photographer based in the windy city of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Would say part-time or freelance photographer but have a feeling that it will take a lifetime to master this art form called photography. Well that’s what I tell myself when I don’t take that perfect photo. But I think that’s part of the fun and excitement that has drawn me to photography.

The photos I take is mostly travel, landscape & street photography. But I am starting to play around with other photography genres. I do have a nice sized home studio and one day hope to make full use of it. Just need that extra bit of time which for some strange reason is getting less and less the older I get.

One thing I do not do is Wedding Photography. Don’t even bother to ask! I don’t need all that extra stress in my life. I take my hat off to all you wedding photographers. There is no way in hell I would want the responsibility of taking all those memories and trying not to screw it up. I prefer my present day job as the Founder and Marketing Director of Axxess, the best ISP in South Africa. Here is a link to our awesome company website: Axxess

I started out with a borrowed Canon 400D and kit lens. It was love at first sight, the photography side of things. Not the camera. Brand love and GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) kicked in a bit later and that pretty much spiralled out of control at a rapid pace. My wife & bank manager is still reeling from the financial shockwave that hit them.

Found myself upgrading from the borrowed Canon 400D to 500D… then7D and finally going full frame with the 5Diii in record time. And with that comes all the glass (Lenses). Lots and lots of sexy shinny bits of very expensive polished glass. Best I stop chatting about it now or some of you will think I need some psychological help.

PS: I recently purchased a mirrorless Fuji XT-1 camera. And got my wife Sandy the XT-10. More info regarding our evolution to this incredible mirrorless system to following in the coming months.


My Home Studio

Some pictures taken when I first started my home studio.

Behind the scenes

A large selection of the photos was taken on our yearly Barbalich Expeditions. Some people call them “holidays” but we tend to turn them into full blown expeditions exploring and taking in the local cultures and landscapes.

I will be adding some more behind the scenes photos over the coming months. Most of them are taken by my wife and daughter.

Some of my favorite quotes

If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff.

Jim Richardson

Twelve significant photographs in one year is a good crop.

Ansel Adams

Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.

Imogen Cunningham

I am forever chasing light. Light turns the ordinary into the magical.

Trent Parke