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8 Tips to Taking Great Wildlife Photography

As we venture towards winter, our school holidays and weekend getaways tend to take a u-turn at the beach, and head back inland to the bush. Here’s how to make sure you’re taking the best wildlife pics when you’re there.

There’s nothing quite like driving through the mist on a chilly morning game drive, and filling your nights with fireplaces and bush braais. And, of course, it gives you the chance to flex your wildlife photography skills. Snapping pics of our incredible animals isn’t always the easiest thing to do (shout out to Nat Geo photographers), but there are ways to improve your skills. Follow these wildlife photography tips:

1: Be ready Unfortunately, you can’t ask a zebra to “go back and do it again”, so you can get the shot. Make sure your camera is out, and on, and you’ve checked your lenses and other equipment so you’re ready to strike.

2: Know your Camera Wildlife moments will likely only last a few seconds. You should know how to use your camera so well, you’ll never ha…
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How to Take a Personal and Unique Family Portrait

If you’re looking to take a few special shots of your family, make sure you follow these tips to keep it authentic and unique.

These days, it seems like everyone is taking part in professional family photo-shoots. The result? Every house you go into has the same white-t-shirt-and-jeans family portrait on the wall. But no two families are alike! Celebrate your unique family with a portrait that speaks to who you are, with these tips.

Find your Unique Selling Point Every family has that one thing that makes them stand out. Maybe you all love hiking together, or perhaps you’re all board game fanatics. Find it – and then flaunt it. It’s the thing that’s going to make your photo one of a kind.

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Find a New Angle Flip the traditional family portrait on its head by changing the angle of the shot. Instead of front on, try taking images from the side, or even behind. See yourselves from a different angle – literally.

How to Get Gallery-Quality Prints in your Home

High-quality photo prints aren’t just for museums and galleries. Here’s how your photograph prints can look like an exhibition – at home.

You probably spend a lot of time taking photos – and then forget about them as they sit on your laptop, only to be seen again when you’re freeing up space for an update. What a waste! Wouldn’t it be great to print out your photos, and turn your home into a beautiful gallery? Here’s how you can make sure your prints look like art when they’re on your wall.

Think about mounting What kind of story is your photo telling? Consider the message and feeling of you photo, and then pick a mount that helps tell that story. An unframed, skinny canvas is good for elegance, for example, while a framed floating canvas is good for bold colours, and photos that are more light-hearted. An opulent frame can do wonders for big photographs in large spaces.

Size matters Before you start printing, have an idea of what photo you want to put where. Consider the size of the s…

10 Fun Couple Selfies to Take this Valentines Day

The month of love is upon us, which means our news feeds are going to be flooded with images of couples. Make sure yours stands out with these super-cute couple selfies.

Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating love. And, while that can mean showering each other with gifts and planning romantic dinners, it can also mean declaring your love for your S.O online. Gear up with one of these fun, unique couple selfies, and prepare to turn up the love – and the likes.

The Penguin Kiss Selfie Show off your affection with the adorable penguin kiss. Simply rub your noses together for maximum cuteness and throw in a perfectly-timed sunset background for an extra special touch.

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The ‘Shoe’ Selfie If you’re not the types to flaunt your love outright, the top-down selfie is a subtle way to show your intimate moments. Take a pic of your feet, lovingly intertwined while relaxing in your favourite spot.

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Non-cheesy Valentines Photobook Ideas

When it comes to creating a Valentines photobook about your relationship, steer clear of being too corny with these tips.

A Valentines photobook for your partner is a great idea – until you get lost in a pile of hearts, flowers and super-cheesy love quotes. It’s a short jump from simple romance to a so-sweet-it-gives-you-toothache love avalanche. Don’t shy away from making a memorable book of your journey with your partner, just follow these tips to make sure it’s modern and on-trend. Hold the cheese.

Keep it Authentic The first place to start, when you’re creating a photobook about your relationship, is to make sure you stay true to who you are. If you’re not overly affectionate, for example, don’t pretend to be in the book. If you spend time poking fun at each other, bring that humour into the book. This is your story; be authentic. There’s no right or wrong way to do this.

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6 Calendars to Make in 2018

Keep 2018 organised, at home and at the office, with these must-have calendars.

Every year in January, we tend to make the same promise; this year, we’re going to be more organised. Then, by March, we’ve already lost track of our appointments, and deadlines are swiftly flying past us. Sure, we like a digital calendar, if we remember to check it. But we think the only way to keep on top of life’s events is to have a visible calendar on the wall – where you can’t help but see it! Don’t make just one; these calendars will help you organise each area of your life. 
The Office Calendar Make a wall calendar for above your desk at the office. Keep it modern, professional and slick, with lots of room to make notes. If your office is a little more relaxed, fill it with photos of your colleagues to keep it light and fun. 
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The School Calendar These days, it seems like kids have more school events than adults have social outings. A dedi…

Creative Ideas for a Post-Holiday Photobook

Here’s how to turn your holiday photos into a creative, must-keep photobook.

Returning home after a holiday can leave you with the post-travel blues. As you wash your bikini, shake the sand out of your sneakers, and try to revive the house plants you haven’t watered for two weeks, you begin to long for the lazy days of a vacation.

But, just because you’re home, doesn’t mean the holiday fun is over. Gather your memories up and create a photobook of your trip. Putting it together is a fun way to keep the holiday feeling alive, plus you can look back on it, to get yourself ready for next December (or April. We’re coming for you, public holidays).

Create a #Hashtag If you went on holiday with a few friends or family members, make sure that everyone uploads their pics to Instagram using a unique hashtag you create, like #SmithFamilyHoliday2017. Check it doesn’t exist already! That way, when you create the photobook, you can search for the hashtag, and find every photo that was taken. An ea…