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New daily feature

May 04, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
It dawned on me (mostly due to my assistant's incessant reminders) that, even though I've photographed many successful projects over the years, I haven't been diligent in sharing my work online. For instance, did you know that I photograph food? No? I don't blame you, I haven't been sharing *does walk of shame*. That stops now. I've set myself a ch...
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Why tweet cell phone photos when you can tweet professional photos?

March 02, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Why tweet this photo? When you can tweet this photo? Awful, right? That's precisely what happens when companies have no other option - Twitter and Facebook have to be updated! Social media is hugely important, especially when you're hosting an event. What's easier than pulling out your cell phone, taking a couple of photos, and posting it onl...
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We've added new services to simplify your life

September 08, 2016  •  2 Comments
Spring has sprung, and with it, Heatwave has launched additional services to simplify the marketing and promotion of your business. Over the years we've had many clients who needed more than just photography, perhaps a logo, perhaps a website, sometimes a video. You've asked, and we've listened. Now you don't have to go elsewhere to have these serv...
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The Do's and Don'ts of Social Media Profile Photos.

August 10, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Have you noticed that profile photos are a dime a dozen, until you come across one that stands out for all the wrong reasons? I've heard of many a pet peeve when it comes to social media behaviour, so I polled Facebook and Twitter to get an idea of people's likes and dislikes. Some responses were mild, and some were passionate, but I think we can a...
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In defence of capturing memories.

June 23, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Change is inevitable. Sometimes it comes quickly, but sometimes small changes happen over a long period, it creeps up on you, and when you look back, you're in a completely different space. I wish I'd known this when I was younger. It's awful to regret what you should have done. When I was growing up, we visited my grandparents quite often. I love...
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Why I stopped doing wedding photography

June 13, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Chatting to a friend recently, it dawned on me that she'd assumed I stopped doing wedding photography for reasons that hadn't even crossed my mind, and I realised that there are a lot of misconceptions about why I've moved on from shooting weddings, and why photographers in general may choose to quit photographing weddings. I know a lot of great we...
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Why 300 dpi isn't always high resolution

May 19, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Wait…what?! But everyone always tells you that 300 dpi is high resolution. Have you been lied to? Well, not exactly. Let me explain: If your image is 300 dpi, but only 2x2cm in size, you will only be able to print a non-pixelated image at a maximum measurement of 2x2cm. If you print it any larger, say 5x5cm, you will see pixilation, which is loss...
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What it's really like being a professional photographer

April 18, 2016  •  3 Comments
There are so many misconceptions about what it's like doing photography as a career, I thought it might be a good idea to shed some light on the subject. A professional photographer is someone who earns 100% of his income from photography. Amateur photographers have the luxury of playing around while learning their craft, but professionals have to...
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Heatwave Photography's New Premises

April 04, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
I'm so excited to show you Heatwave Photography's new premises! We're situated in Northlands Business Park (between the Northgate and Fourways areas). There's this wonderful little bakery close by that makes the best chocolate chip cookies, so let me know if you'd like to pop in to come say hello and have a look at our new offices, and I will make...
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Architectural Photography: House Gregory

March 18, 2016  •  2 Comments
What can be more wonderful than receiving this e-mail from a client: " WOW WOMAN!!!!! It looks AMAZING, you are amazing!!! Love them!" Everybody who knows me knows how much I love photographing architecture and interiors, and this home was no exception. Designed by principal architect at Meik, Nadine Naidoo, the client's brief was to design a light...
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Redemption Church Turns 2

October 19, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Redemption Church just turned 2, and we had a block party to celebrate. I loved this little one's reaction to the face paint: As if to say "stay away from me with that paintbrush!" And then.... "Wow! Look at me!" Here are some more of my favourites:
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Heatwave Turns 10; Launches New Brand Identity

October 15, 2015  •  2 Comments
Why The New Brand Identity? When I started Heatwave, I had no business vision and no idea where I was going. I just the deep desire to do photography full time. You can read more about how I started here: http://www.heatwavephotography.co.za/blog/2014/4/how-i-chose-to-become-a-photographer. Over the years I've had the opportunity to hone my b...
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Malawi 2015

October 12, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
I have just returned from my third trip to Malawi. Today I will only share a few photos that stole my heart. Due to confidentiality agreements, I won't post any photos that shows recognisable faces, but I wanted to share some of my favourites nonetheless. You can read about my two previous trips here and here. I am so thankful for the opportunity I...
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Recent JC Le Roux Winter Solstice Event

June 30, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
A few of my favourites taken at the JC Le Roux Winter Solstice event:
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People Matter Photo Series: Who is the foreigner?

April 29, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
I wonder if you will see what I see when you look at these photos? Will you see people who have genuine friendships and who love spending time together? Or will you see one person who stands out, who is unwelcome, who doesn't belong? In the light of the recent spate of xenophobic attacks, I wondered if I could find South Africans who have close fr...
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