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Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards is one of the most celebrated and diverse photography competitions in the world. Now in its 12th year, their goal is to showcase the best contemporary photography worldwide.

The Sony Photography Awards has four competitions:

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Self-Portraits: Photographs by Jen Davis

Jen Davis is a Brooklyn based photographer. For the past 9 years, she has been producing a series of Self-Portraits dealing with issues of beauty, identity, and body image. She has also been exploring men as a subject and is interested in investigating the idea of relationships, both physical and psychological, with her camera. 

 

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Everything about this ad is 100% recycled

Everything about this ad, from the film to the audio, is 100% recycled, and so is the product: the "Trash Tee".

 

A charming (if mildly disjointed) new commercial from a Los Angeles-based ethical clothing company takes an old adage—”the medium is the message”—to a new level.

 

The brand, Everybody.World,...

5 Drone Photography Tips and Techniques!

 

With this weeks feature week theme being all about aerial photography and drone footage we've decided to share a short YouTube video by Sheldon Evans (a local YouTuber and photographer) with you. 

In this video, Sheldon explains some drone tips and techniques that will help you create amazing drone content!

 

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5 Tips for Water Droplet Photography

Water droplet photography is a combination of the technical and the creative. Use these 5 tips from Skylum to help you create a magical masterpiece.

 

Water droplet photography calls for a balance of technique and creativity. You can get wild with colors and liquid textures — or you can go for a simple ...

40 Splendid Examples of Candid Photography

In light of our feature week being candid photography, here are some tips on how to photograph amazing candid photos.

 

Candid photography shows life as it really is. Unlike posed portraits, which are carefully planned and crafted to look perfect, candid shots are spontaneous and genuine. For candid photos, authenticity is more important th...

6 Beginner Tips for Long Exposure Ocean Photography

We have all seen those epic shots of the ocean that show the movement of the water. Turns out capturing that scene is easier than you think! Here are 6 tips to help you get the shot.

 

1. Find a Rocky Beach.

 

The coolest part of taking a long exposure shot of the ocean is seeing the patterns of the current. These patterns are ex...

What is Perspective in Photography?

 

One of the key components to photography is learning about how perspective affects your photos. Every photograph has perspective and it is up to the photographer to use his or her understanding of it to make images more appealing to the viewer.

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Peter McKinnon Explains How To Photograph Architecture | Video

In light of our Instagram feature week being 'Cityscapes', this short video will give you some tips and tricks on how to take great architectual photographs - share your opinion with us in the comments below to let us know what you think!

Share your cityscape photographs with us by posting them on instagram an...

Featured Wildlife Photographer: Bruce Arnott

Bruce Arnott is a 22 year old wildlife photographer and field guide at the Londolozi Game Reserve. Bruce is extremely passionate about photography and has the ability to capture the raw emotions of wild animals. His photographs are captivating and powerful. Make sure to check him out on Instagram!


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#RethinkRecycleRevive

Photographer Turns 4,100 Pounds of E-Waste into Surreal Portraits

 

Electronic waste, or e-waste, is the endless low of discarded electronic devices that are thrown out on a daily basis around the world. To raise ...

Cameraland Cape Town Festive Season Hours

This Holiday Season we're celebrating with massive savings on all the top photographic brands! Make sure you get yours in time for Christmas by checking out our Festive Hours & Online Order Cut-Off Dates below. And remember, when you shop with Cameraland Cape Town this summer, you ...

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...

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