Photography with David Tatnall Print E-mail

West CapeHere at SRC we have been very lucky. For the past few days David Tatnall, a very renowned photographer, has taken time to share a fraction of his extensive knowledge with us all.

David Tatnall has been a professional photographer for over 30 years and has been commissioned to take photographs all over the world for different organizations and companies. In our first photography class he shared his passion for work with us, by showing a number of photos he had taken throughout the years and explaining what makes a good photo. After that class everyone was inspired and raring to get out and take some great shots. We were given the opportunity over the following days. In our expo groups we had classes with David. He firstly he showed us all how to use the settings on a SLR camera such as the aperture, the shutter speed and the zoom. All this was very new to most of us, as we are not used to using film cameras, we are used to our automatic digital cameras.

To get some great shots we travelled a short distance to West Cape. The shores of West Cape were covered with interesting rock formations which made a great location for our newly discovered photography fetish. We were split into groups and given one roll of film and from then on, it was up to us to decide what we wanted to capture. We were spoilt for choice, with the magical blue sky, the sun shining off the rippled ocean, the rock pools and the amazing rock formations. I loved using film cameras as it really makes you think about what you want to take a photo of, instead of just snapping away and deleting anything you don’t like. We were very privileged to have such an experienced and enthusiastic teacher to help us and give us tips. I can’t wait to see our results when they get back from being developed!


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