Photography is like sport. The more you practise the better you get. Sometimes the process of getting to know how the camera works can be tedious. When trying to decipher all the workings and settings of a camera like the state of the art Sony A99, you’ve got your work cut out. It is hard enough if you’ve had a formal education in photography but when like Femoree, you are a self-taught professional, the difficulty factor can be extremely discouraging. We like a challenge so we put on our coat of patience, we sit and we learn, even if at snail’s speed.
One of the arenas of learning is one that is close to home. Femoree is part of Africa Night Productions which is the umbrella organisation for entities like Afrikalinks.nl, Africa Web TV and Africa Night etc. During various assignments for Africa Web TV, Femoree has always taken the liberty to test the camera and take many iconic pictures. These images are ones that capture great moments. However, we always strive to be better in whatever we do.
During the last 3 editions of Africa Night (an event that brings together African music lovers) Femoree has really achieve the beginnings of a breakthrough. A giant leap had been taken in unravelling some of the secrets of the expensive toy that Sony A99 is! For a dime a picture, people who want pictures for their own private use can pose for Femoree. We set up a makeshift studio at the venue and we are good to go. The guests get high resolution pictures for a dime, while we get to learn more about the workings of the camera. Looking back now, it has been a good move to use this method. We won’t bore you about the ISO, flash, manual, aperture and all the technical mumbo jumbo. Suffice it to say; everybody is a winner.