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Brendon Wainright on the New Nikon D7200

We recently gave Cape Town photographer and adventure junkie Brendon Wainright the ‪‎Nikon ‪D7200 to explore with, here are some of his thoughts on the new D7200. I’m a bit of an adrenaline junky, with Table Mountain and Lion’s Head being my playground. My main focus in photography is landscape and wildlife. I generally shoot before sunrise or after last light. It was initially my mother with her film and video camera that got me interested in photography. Thankfully, technology has progressed tremendously since then.   I go on many ‘night explorations’, With the Nikon D7200’s extra two steps of low-light performance, I was capable of four times as much light with a native ISO of 25600, this camera operates exceptionally well with high ISO and eliminating noise when light is low or poor. This advantage took away any risk of compromising the quality of my photos. I also found the weather seal to be a very useful feature, as it prevents any dust from entering the camera. My favourite function of the D7200 definitely has to be the built in Wi-Fi. I love sharing my adventures with family, friends and viewers on the fly. There’s no need to wait […]
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I am behind the lens – Heinrich Knoetze on the Nikon D750

As a beginner in the photography industry, having only worked with the Nikon D3200 and D5500 prior to the D750, you can imagine my excitement when I got to review the new D750. Firstly the Nikon D750 is a 24mp Full-frame DSLR. It comes with a CMOS sensor coupled with an AA filter – in Nikon language, this is FX. It features a fast 6.5 fps continuous shutter with a better 51 points AF system. This allows the camera to focus quicker. Also allowing a quicker frame burst to capture fast moving subjects. The vari- angle  3.2 inch LCD (1229k dot) screen is very useful when you have to shoot high or low angles. This was especially useful on my recent trip to the Piketberg region to go shoot the stars as I used a small low tripod. The D750 has built-in Wi-Fi that allows you to instantly share photos online. This feature is a pleasure for me as I am an avid Instagrammer @Instaguyct  and is extremely useful as I can access my images and download them straight to my phone. I can edit and post on my various social media spaces. Also on that note, when you are […]
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Raw Photographic Expo Johannesburg 2015

This year we hosted the first RAW Photographic Expo at Helderfontein Estate, Midrand from 12 – 14 June. The expo focused on the passion for the art of photography in South Africa. The RAW Expo was an opportunity for the South African photographic community to come together to meet, learn, test the latest products on offer purchase by South Africa’s leading photographic brands with amazing product specials. Brands ranged from Nikon, Tamron, Manfrotto, Lowepro, Profoto, Lexar, Western Digital among leading others. The expo was open from 09h00 to 18h00 daily with free entry. 4 hour Masterclasses were hosted by leading South African photographers such as Brett Florens, Christine Meintjes, Johan Pretorius, Craig Kolesky, Seagram Pearce and Stephen Segal. On topics that ranged from photography essentials,  weddings, portraiture and lighting. 1.5 hour interactive Studio Sessions were intimate discussions and demonstrations with Wildlife photographer Shannon Benson, filmmaker Adrian Steirn, beauty and fashion by Neil Kirby and people and pets with Emma O’ Brian and Capturing Action with Ben Bergh. Free seminars were given through out the day on our stage that ranged from Soweto trio, I See A Different you on ‘’The importance of telling a story’’ to new born photography and […]
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On screen in full HD

Exploring NIKKOR Lenses: Bali  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcaVUIesM       Take a journey to the island of Bali together with Nikon professional photographer Scott A. Woodward, and his student Cazmir Leenheer. Take in the  wonderful sights and sounds as they travel and photograph the culture and breathtaking landscape of the island with a range of NIKKOR lenses.   Heartography, Photography Straight From the Heart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5a6fd-wvIdw    Watch how Grizzler became a canine photographer with Nikon’s help. With a device developed to turn emotions into photographs, see how they  managed to capture how one dog perceives the world by using his heart rate as a trigger for the camera.     Nikon D7200: The Road Less Travelled  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4K_8QQaprI Take the road less travelled and bring your photographic journey to new heights with the reliable D7200. Let the DX-format 24.2 megapixel CMOS  sensor and EXPEED 4 image-processing engine unveil its full ability to capture sharp and detailed imagery. Shoot focused and clear images even in low-  lit situations, thanks to the Advanced Multi-Cam 3500 II 51-point autofocus sensor module with a detection range down to -3 EV. Capture all the action  with up to 100 jpegs of continuous shooting or experiment with superior Full HD […]
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New Parlotones music video shot on Nikon.

We recently teamed up with The Parlotones to shoot their latest music video  ‘’Electricity’’ in Lesotho. The video was directed by Andy Ellis and filmed by Damon Hyland with the Nikon D810. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouJPzcbmupU&feature=share
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Joe McNally interview

  Nikon in South Africa caught up with internationally acclaimed photographer, Joe McNally, whose career has spanned more than 30 years and included assignments in over 60 countries. Joe is best known for his ability to produce technically and logistically complex assignments with expert use of colour and light. Brett Florens: What advice would you give the young Joe McNally twenty years ago? JM – I don’t know if I would have listened back then, but the best advice that I would have given myself would have been to diversify. I think that is really important advice for any young photographer. Reach out to a wide variety of clients. If you’re a general assignment photographer, try and establish clients who are not just in the editorial realm, but also commercial and corporate players. Stay on top of trends. I’ve been lucky because I kind of bounce along with my blog and my social media presence. I was always interested in writing and it seemed like a good idea, but it was never planned. When you choose the path of photography nowadays, you have to have a broad-based marketing plan with an idea on how to include social media: Having a voice in […]
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Victor Matom

Victor Matom is a proud resident of Soweto with a passion for photography and sharing knowledge, combining this with his desire to provide skills to his community, Victor has spent twenty five years teaching photography. “South Africa is filled with remarkable and inspiring stories. Stories of ordinary people accomplishing extraordinary things through their love of photography and the art of storytelling,” says Grant Askham, Chief Executive Officer for Nikon in South Africa. “We are inspired by his work at the Sifikile School of Photography and with this partnership aim to afford many future aspiring photographers the opportunity to share their voices.”                
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