Tuesday, April 2, 2013

I have moved

It's finally happened. I  have moved house.

You can go check out my website at bernardbrand.com

I'll leave the old blog up as an archive of things passed.

Thanks for all the support

Friday, March 8, 2013


Over the last year I've acquired a few film cameras. I'm not quite sure how this little infatuation with film started.

I remember buying a little Olympus Trip in 2011 (I think), just for some random film snaps and it quickly escalated in me looking around for 2nd hand Nikon's. I now have 3 Nikon's. The FM2, F3 and F4s. They're awesome!

I guess another reason I wanted to get into film is to slow myself down a bit and think a little more carefully when shooting. Is my focus correct, exposure, framing. All the factors that make a good photo, coz I only have 24 or 36 exposures, so if I f**k this up it's one less shot I have in the bag.

I'm still a long ways away from being any good at film photography, but I do believe it's helped with my digital photography.

Anyway, here are some shots from sometime last year.

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Olympus Trip; Shot on Fujifilm Superia

Olympus Trip; Shot on Fujifilm Superia

Olympus Trip; Shot on Fujifilm Superia

Nikon F3; Shot on Fujifilm Superia

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Andre & Melanie Wedding: Evergreen Bushbuck Ridge Game Lodge

I had the privilege of capturing my cousins wedding this past weekend.

I was really nervous going into it, but at the end of the day I'm super happy I got to photograph it and I am happy with the results. It was nuts doing it alone, but luckily I had my other cousin (thanks so much Ivan) to play "VALS" or "voice activated light stand" for those of you that don't know.

Here's a quick sneak peek for everyone that's interested. I'll post the rest soon as I'm done :)

Thanks Andre and Melanie for letting me capture your wedding.

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Lady Gaga

Whilst most people were cooing over "Lady Gaga" a few weekends ago a small group of people were gathered in the dirty streets in the center of Joburg to watch 3 live electronic acts (The Watermark High, Vampire9000 and A Skyline On Fire) do their thing in a small independant cinema called Bioscope.

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

More 3rd Place faces

Some more photos from my little project to document all the faces of our little community church.

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