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The 5 W's of Storytelling

April 02, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Do you remember the television commercials of the 80’s? It may be way before your time, so let me paint the picture for you. Advertisers spent huge amounts of money creating adverts that were over the top in selling consumers a lifestyle. Whether that lifestyle was healthy, or even attainable was entirely beside the point. In fact, the more outland...
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Gareth Cliff interviewed me about cervical cancer.

March 27, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
By now you know a little bit about my story. The one where I didn't think cancer could happen to me, but it did. I was privileged enough to be interviewed by Gareth Cliff on CliffCentral yesterday morning. We discussed some ideas around the prevention of this awful disease, as well as a little bit about my own personal story. You can listen to the...
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Courage Despite Fear

March 23, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I’ve heard it said that courage is forging ahead despite the fear. There will always be fear, but fear is the antidote to growth. For many years my clients would ask me to add additional services to my photography. They were pretty clear about what they needed, but because I was terrified of stepping out of my comfort zone, I shrunk back and allowe...
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Exploring Authenticity

March 02, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
For the longest time I didn’t do any writing for my blog or the newsletter because I got stuck in the mindset that, because I’m a photographer, my ramblings should only be photography related. I think I may have been mistaken though. Last week I shared the video I made to raise awareness for cervical cancer/HPV/pap smears and early detection. You c...
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Cervical Cancer Can Be Prevented. Here's How:

February 21, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
You know that scene in the movies where someone is sitting in the doctor's office, accompanied by a loved one when the doctor breaks the devastating news that they have cancer? Real life is nothing like that. When it happens in real life, it's like being hit by a freight train with nothing bracing against the impact. At least, that's what it was li...
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Black Friday Sale

November 23, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I had to think long and hard about my motivation for running this Black Friday sale. As you may have noticed over the years, I don't really believe in sales. I believe in offering consistently high quality work at market related prices. Why today's sale then? Mostly because I'm thankful, and I'd like to give back. I'm thankful for the clients who h...
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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 defense 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
I lied by omission. It wasn’t my intent to lie, but when I originally published this piece, it was a watered down version of the truth. Scrubbed clean for public consumption. Because no one wants to hear that there’s a dark side to being a creative. Perhaps I wasn’t ready to admit to it at that stage. To admit that it’s often hard. You’ll go throug...
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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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