Taking photos of people

14 February 2017

Remember when I said I would try taking photos of people and things ( which I already do) as a paying job? description? Well about a month ago, a few ladies from Pietermaritzburg starting their clothing, lipstick and hair businesses contacted me asking me to take pictures of them in their stuff which I must say is pretty dope. Honestly, I'm buying me one of those lippies as soon as I get me some shmoney.

We started off at off on campus and the concept was simple ; campus girls. Mbali kweyama, the owner of Intyatyambo creations specialising in African print women's wear wanted to show off her doeks which could also double up as bandeau tops and well. . .this happened. These are the unedited pictures. That light room subscription looks real good right about now.

I'm not very happy with the quality of the last few pictures by the shack. I chose it because the door frame would bring immediate attention to the subject and the darkness of the background would make the colours of the outfits which were the focus pop a bit more. I would have loved to move around a bit and try different angles to give me a bit more depth of field but do you see how tall that grass is? I was nervous the entire time because snake bites are quite common in KwaZulu-Natal.

 So what did I learn from this experience? Communication and contracts, always have that down before the actual shoot and bring more than one lense, a back up battery and SD card dammit. Be strict and assertive with your stipulated time and take your social anxiety into consideration when working wit a large number of people.

Otherwise should I put my camera away and stick to blogging and you-tube videos or should I do more of this until I get comfortable charging money for it?
Thanks for stopping by love.


  1. Wow this is gorgeous babe, you have really put their concept to life. What camera are you using? You can make a good living through photography

    1. Thanks babe. But to be honest I don't think I'm cut out for this kinda stuff but I'll see how the rest of the semester goes before i make a final decision. I used my Nikon D3100 with the 18 -55mm kit lense.

  2. These are great! I really like the ones by the shack. The garments being showcased are also lovely.

    1. Aw thank you. I really loved them hey. I just wish i had a wider lense to take away that ovaling at the edges. And also that I wasn't scared of snakes. The garmets are lovely. The lady who sells them is based here in Pmb. She also does bags and accessories. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Well done on your first photo shoot as the girl behind the camera. You did a great job. Love the clothes and the styling. Cool concept too. Keep rocking babe!!!


    1. Thanks for the lovely comment. I do enjoy taking pictures of people but I'm finding the business aspect and copyright a bit of drag hey but thanks gor stopping by. Don't be a stranger.


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