About Me

I am a mother of three boys (three boys, being punished for my sins!) and have been a fan of photography for years. I started shooting weddings seriously about five years ago. With the arrival of my twins, I decided to reduce my working hours in order to spend more time at home with my boys. Using photography to make up for the loss of income was a natural progression.

This is where you will be able to catch regular excerpts of what I am up to...

 

If you would like to contact me please email: andrea@andreacarlylephotography.co.za

My website is over here: www.andreacarlylephotography.co.za 

February 28, 2010 // Personal / Travel / Wedding

I am out of the country till Thursday with no access to my emails. If you want to receive a copy of my packages please send an email to prices@andreacarlylephotography.co.za.

 

I come back to warm weather on Thursday.

 

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I'm not really blogging, because I have a wedding today. I'm just posting one random shot, of Jay and Sarah, which hardly counts as 'blogging'.


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In general, I'm not so good with change (I have a tendency to find a comfort zone and to cling to it for dear life).


It was with this in mind I first agreed to present RE.INVENT with Dror, since public speaking is very much outside my comfort zone.


So, you will understand why I was equally nervous (as I was excited) for RE.INVENT, which was convened at The Forum Homini Hotel, yesterday.


Previewing the participants' websites and blogs beforehand did not help the jitters, as I knew we had some serious talent and amazing photographers lined up for the workshop.

 
We had such an amazing group in attendance, along with gorgeous models, which were a picture of perfection, Gen worked her little butt off to achieve the images the attendees were striving for.

 
I can't wait to check out the blogs to see what images were captured yesterday. ...and, if anything, I hope that the participants have picked up, that Dror and I attempt to get picture-perfect photos straight out of camera and use PS/Lightroom purely as a an enhancer.


For the first time ever, I  can say I took the least amount of shots on the day, as I was more occupied with questions from the photographers themselves.
Naturally, no post without a pic, so here you are - Just one photograph, which I took demonstrating a point to one of the participants.


 

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The first one developed ......in Lightroom. Yes, I discovered a few tips and also tried my hand at Lightroom.

 

For all those that attended:

Canon 5D | 24-70 2.8
Settings: Aperture Priority, f 4.5, Iso 400, WB Manual.

Processing: Those gradient things taught by Dror and conservative tweaking of sliders in Lightroom (So conservative that I can not, for the life of me remember). No presets used. 

 

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In the second, I used the same image and played around with the "darker side"

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Jeanette:

Love the darker treatment on the second one.
Thanks for a wonderful day, I learnt a huge amount, and it was fabulous to finally meet you IRL!

(02.24.10 @ 03:49 PM)
Andrea:

I would have to say "Ditto" on that, it was really nice to meet everyone!

(02.24.10 @ 06:20 PM)
zee:

I will definitely be there for the next workshop. "I hope there is going to be one"

(02.25.10 @ 09:57 AM)
Kat Forsyth:

Thank you so much, Andrea! I could have stayed there all day asking questions. And it was great to meet you after all these years of blog stalking! :-)

(02.25.10 @ 11:48 AM)
Mandy:

Thanks so much for sharing so much with us on Tuesday, you really did answer all the questions we wanted to know. I had a Great time. Thanks again

(02.25.10 @ 04:40 PM)
Kim:

Thnaks for an awesome workshop. As a new photographer, I really felt so intimidated to be amongst such talented phtographers. I am still mulling over sending my images, thanks again I really learnt so much from everyone.

(03.01.10 @ 08:55 PM)
Kim:

Ah I love this one .

(03.01.10 @ 09:08 PM)
Gavin Blok:

Thank you Andrea for an awesome workshop – It was fantastic!

(03.01.10 @ 09:59 PM)
Joretha:

I enjoy'd the workshop so much. You realy must consider doing it again, you've realy got no worries about speaking in public. I believe you and Dror impressed us all with skill as well as giving info. I in turn, I was anxious showing my work to such wonderful photographers!

(03.16.10 @ 10:19 AM)
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This entire week I have been steaming ahead with my workshop presentation and, I'm pleased to announce, it's finally done and dusted.   I have been up all hours, morning and night, trying to get it together for this coming Tuesday, so I'm chuffed to have finalised it in good time. 

 

 
As a result of these self-imposed extracurriculars, my obligations to the blog have gone somewhat astray and, although I promised Nancy and Paul their wedding would be posted this week, I quite simply just didn't manage any blog-time, at all.

 


In the meantime, however, I did eke out this sneak and I assure you I'll go through your pics over the weekend, so I can post something on Monday. Promise.

 

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February 14, 2010 // Children / Personal


Easily the most unoriginal time of year. Flooded with pricey red roses, cheesy, clichéd cards with big cursive letters and a husband who pukes at the very thought of commercialised romance.

 

But. Somehow . . .the midgets, each with their very own handmade card. Created just for me. Managed to make my heart sing!

 

Cute and kitsch in equal measures, I give you an image of Liam.

 

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Marisa:

cute pic of Liam :-)

(02.15.10 @ 11:59 AM)
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