Local Bloggers Photography Competition

Claire van Dyk posted on Facebook:
At the beginning of November we gave 6 of our favorite local bloggers an Olympus Pen E-P3. Their brief?
They had 10 days to take a photograph depicting a list…of 3 set words – “joy” “curious” and “alone”. At the end of the ten days we took the camera back and collected the three images on the memory card supplied.
Now the images will be uploaded to our Pen Competition album and we’re asking you (their fans) to vote on your favourites.
We have also asked a few local, top professional photographers to judge the pictures and the winner will be chosen on a point system with votes from the Facebook fans and judges votes combined.
The selected guest judges are:
Emma Harbour (www.emmajanenation.com)
Travis & Maike McNeill (www.welovepictures.co.za).
The blogger whose image is chosen as the overall winner will get to keep the camera. That’s right, guys – the Olympus Pen E-P3 is theirs to keep forever!
If you want to tweet some support for the bloggers competing, you can follow us @mycamera_co_za and use the hashtag #GiveThatBloggerAPen
See the images on this link.
Mycamera on Facebook has the images up.
Look out for my submissions amongst the others, pop along and take a look at the gallery.

Happy Oupa Day!

I was trying to explain what Mo-vember was about to the kids.  A bought some cheap and cheerful moustaches from China Town and wanted to get some photographs of them.

Georgia latched on to “Happy OUPA Day” and you know when you just give up, and go “yep, happy OUPA Day” …. so everyone Happy Oupa Day this November.

{I thought it was virtually impossible to channel Adolf Hitler in a self-portrait of myself … it would seem not …. I appear to get this one right on the money}

Kids doing Happy OUPA Day …..

{Georgia so liked her ‘tach that she wore it whilst we were cycling/scootering in the road — I think a child with a Magnum PI moustache is an absolute winner, and will definitely have all the boys coming to the yard…}

Photographs taken with my loaned Olympus PEN E-P3 loaned from the folks over at mycamera.

#mycamerablogger competition

Connor … a moment in time

I took this photograph of my son Connor  — our pool sadly was a bit green, but green pools do not seem to deter children from swimming on a hot November’s day.

He popped out from under the water and I took this photograph – really love this image of him.

It captures exactly who he is right now ….. and another moment when I realise my baby is well on his way to becoming a man ….. with pu.b.ic hair!

{photograph taken using the OLYMPUS PEN E-P3 on loan from mycamera}

#mycamerablogger competition

“Hey, can you hold my Olympus Camera for a while,” :said mycamera.


I do love it when people give me things.  I do love it when someone says “pop over to our shop and collect an Olympus Camera….”

Xmas she comes a bit early this year.

I get to be one of the six bloggers chosen for the #mycamerablogger competition.

In short I popped along to mycamera at Shop 14, Roeland Square, Corner Roeland and Drury Street, Gardens – and they hand me an Olympus Camera, granted with a thick contract which included sacrificing my first-born on a mountain with a goat or something.  Something.

They made it VERY CLEAR — abundantly clear — that it was only a loan.  And that I had to bring it back.

The camera is funky white Olympus and I am so siked to (1) Figure out how it works (2) Start taking cool snaps of everything!

This weekend, is a big mate-get-together-weekend for us.

We have a wedding of two dear friends, a baby shower, and basically a divine weekend of relaxing with mates in Stanford, just past Hermanus.

I collected the {loan} Olympus camera I get ten working days (and the weekend) to take my pictures.

The brief is to encapsulate the words “Joy” “Curiosity” and “Alone” –  we submit one, unedited image for each word … and then we take back our very pretty Olympus camera back to the lads (and ladies) at mycamera.

Then some judges get together and pick a winner, and a second princess.

At the end of this, one of us gets to walk away with the Olympus camera – coolio. For keeps! {the remainder of us, give ours back and wonder how it all went so wrong}

How cool is that?  Yep, pretty cool pants.  I really need to get my creative cap on, and try to at least keep up with the other cool kids on the block.