My little documentarian

Taken with my iPhone X using the DJI Osmo Mobile 2. Video made auto-magically with the DJI Go app auto-edit feature.

I ūüėć that he shares my passion for photography.
I ūüė® that he is holding my @leica_camera.
I’m ūü§Į that this is an auto-edit film, created by the @djiglobal app!

Taken by my talented six year old ‚Üď


Last week we celebrated the life of my grandpa on the farm where he was born and died 93 years later. Seeing the farm from high above highlights the changing landscape of Nelspruit. It’s amazing to see how the farm has shaped the city’s growth.

Being on the farm brought back wonderful childhood memories of adventurous, outdoor holidays. As one mighty tree fell, we planted another in remembrance.

I went droning in Mauritius

In the spirit of trying to adventure more, coupled with¬†a personal challenge¬†to capture, create, and actually publish more content, I’ve made a short edit of our family holiday (family not included in the video…) to Mauritius.

I’m completely amazed what can be achieved with an iPhone, a GoPro, and a very smart drone. I almost edited this video on my phone¬†to try and prove a point to myself, but got a little frustrated and retreated back to¬†Final Cut Pro.

That said, it’s entirely possible and wildly¬†addictive creating¬†stories from a trifecta of pocket sized devices. 2017 is rad.

Atlantis mission

Today Yolandi went on her first dune bashing adventure to the Atlantis sand dunes. With a partner in crime –¬†Green African‘s Discovery Sport.

We made a few rookie errors. Namely tyre pressure, and a pretty late start to the mission. When they say¬†midday sun removes¬†most dune shadows they’re telling the truth. This means for some sudden stops at the top of some hairy drops.

We both got stuck a couple times, and lost. Not knowing what was around the next corner. It was great, sometimes nervy fun though, and I look forward to more practice soon.

Chapman’s Peak

Last week I went on a very windy photo mission with Andy Schar. We drove around¬†Chapman’s Peak, which is one of my favourite drives¬†in Cape Town (previous photos).

Side note: I’m using VSCO presets for Lightroom. Love the film color grades and flexibility you have to modify them. I’m also test driving the new Lightroom to plugin. If you have Jetpack installed it works perfectly with self-hosted WordPress sites.

Chasing adventure slowly

I don’t know who was more keen to get a “safari car”. Max, my nearly 5 year old, or me.

Max developed¬†a very rare¬†talent, at a very early age. He has the remarkable ability to identify¬†a “safari car”, otherwise known as a Land Rover Defender, if it even enters his distant¬†periphery.

For Max a safari car represents adventure. Something he and I want to chase more intentionally this year.