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WIN YOUR MONEY BACK up to R50 000! | Lucky Draw

How about letting us foot the bill this holiday season? *All Cameraland purchases made online or in-store on or before 31 January 2018 are valid for entry into the WIN YOUR MONEY BACK lucky draw! With up to R50 000 cash back on offer, this summer definitely looks like it will be one to remember. So, ...

Here’s What You Missed: Cameraland – Canon Red Bus Photo Tour 2017

On Saturday 21 October 2017 we were joined by a wonderful group of Canon shooters for a photo tour around the beautiful City of Cape Town! This complimentary event was specifically organised to thank photographers for shooting with Canon and shopping with Cameraland. Stops along this Red Bus photo tour included Groot Constant...

Featured Pro Photographer: Ruth Smith

Ruth Smith is a talented up and coming photographer based in Cape Town. This ex-dancer turned dance and theatre photographer caught our attention with her striking and beautifully shot "City Strolling" photo series. In this series, she teams up with passionate ballet dancers and shoots t...

The Olympus E-M10 Mark III Touch & Try Event

Cameraland hosted the Cape Town Olympus E-M10 Mk III touch and try event on the evening of 27 September with a group of some of the city's wonderful bloggers and influencers. Guests were invited to wander the city streets with the Olympus SA and Cameraland teams while shooting with the brand's latest mirrorless offering. Afte...

Kevin Sawyer Reviews The Sigma 150-600mm Sport Lens

I have photographed A LOT of football matches, yet every time I pack my gear I don't know which lens to use. I love the trusty 70-200mm but it's not a long enough focal length when you are restricted to the pitch-side and the action is happening in the far corner. I also love the 400mm prime f/2.8 - it offers a picture like n...

WE CANNOT BE SILENT | Exhibition for Hope & Healing

Cameraland is one of the proud sponsors of the We Cannot Be Silent exhibition scheduled to launch at The Castle on Women's Day (9 August) next week. We hope that our community will join us by lending their support to this worthy project as we, as a nation, unite against the violent crimes against women and children in South A...

Featured Pro Photographer: Dave Fisher

Dave Fisher is a Cape Town based photographer and educator. With a passion for photography and social issues as well as a belief in the power of visual images to tell stories, Dave is committed to empowering people to explore the world around them through photography and to communicate i...

Vintage Photo Tutorial With Fairy Lights | Video

Fashion and portrait photographer Jessica Kobeissi shares a few tips for shooting vintage-inspired photos using fairy lights as a prop. She was inspired by the work of Brandon Woelfel and a full editing tutorial can also be found on her YouTube channel. We think it's the ideal experiment for the cold weather - perfect inspira...

Featured Pro Photographer: Tyrone Turner

From backlands of Brazil to the streets of Baghdad to the bayous of his native Lousiana, photographer Tyrone Turner has traveled the world exploring the human condition, the natural world, and the relationship between the two. He is a contributing photographer with National Geographic an...

How To Pose Your Friends (Who Aren't Models)

Check out this short Mango Street Lab video that explains how best to pose your friends who aren't models for portrait photography. They share a few quick tips that will help you get the most out of any session. In summary, their three key tips would be to use straight lines and s-curves, to direct your friends instead of pos...

Penda Trust Making A Difference Through Photography

We are proud to share an initiative started by one of our partners, Penda Photo Tours, called the Ibali Photo Collective. While our country has come a far way, it is projects such as these that ensure that we continue on our path of progress by addressing the immense need still present in many under-privileged communities tod...

Cape Town Photographers Come Out & Play In The Snow

Cape Town photographers flocked to the Overberg in a flurry as the first snowfall hit the peaks. With Matroosberg being a firm favourite and due to receive some new snow again soon, we thought we’d share some of the amazing shots taken by those brave enough to face the cold these past few days. Some of these are so inspiring,...

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