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February 7th, 2014 | News,Other,Personal,Shoots | Subcribe to RSS




When i was studying, I loved shooting film. The anticipation and being part of the development process was magical. I would spend HOURS on end in the darkroom. Sometimes even days. On average, it took me 3.5hours until I was happy with a single print. It was so rewarding that it was worth every hour and every cent.  I’ve been missing shooting film so a while ago I asked Henk Venter if I could borrow one of his old film cameras. (If you are in the Stellenbosch area and wanting to do a short coarse in photography, he is the one to talk to!) I ended up choosing an old school K1000 Pentax with a 50mm f2 lens: manual exposure, manual focus…and since it’s little battery was dead, i had to guess the exposure for the first halve of the film –> talk about shooting excitement.


Here are some of the photos. It feels like “first fruits”, like there is still many to come. Thank you Jesus for giving me this photography talent. I love using it!


PS: My favourite shot for this film is getting it’s own post soooon…


400 iso slide film, C41 processed. ENJOY!


 A girl taking a break, somewhere in Cape Town.


Left: Gamat Zink, 81.







 My brother, cleaning his pool on the farm, after al long and hard day:

Chess, the Stellenbosch farm cat that made our home hers:

 Inside De Oude Bank Bakkerij, Stellenbosch





let me know what you think

  • Monica Dart Photography
    February 7th, 20144:41 pm

    What fun Zelle! this is brilliant! So nostalgic…x

  • jou heel grootste fan
    February 7th, 20144:48 pm

    ooooo, Zellie, hier is darm cool shots! – met so ‘n tikkie ‘outyd’ in…! so kosbaar! (mar kyk, mens moet goed wees om als op manuel te doen…!) nog, nog!

  • jou heel grootste fan
    February 7th, 20144:50 pm

    o ja, die heel belangrikste, ek dink, is “first fruits…!!!” God bless!

  • Liezel
    February 7th, 20144:52 pm

    en wat ‘n talent het jy nie!? pragtig Lizelle!

  • Jonel Oosthuizen
    February 10th, 20142:12 pm

    Absolutely love it!!!

  • Mia Smit
    February 13th, 20142:17 pm

    Ek vat ‘n oomblik uit my propvol kantoordag en kliek op die link – en toe sluk dit my heeltemal in. Op die beste van maniere. Meer hiervan asseblief! Dis asof die tyd wat in die projek ingegaan het tasbaar is in die kwaliteit van die eindproduk. Great, great werk. Nog asb. Nog baie!

  • cindy
    February 13th, 20142:22 pm


  • terina
    February 14th, 20148:56 am

    Stunning!! :)

  • Natascha
    February 19th, 20144:35 pm

    Zellie, dis so nice shots! Ek het op Technikon geleer om so te shoot met my Pentax K1000. (Voor digitale kameras.)

    Het nou nog my kamera. Maar hy lê bietjie diep in ‘n kas iewers. Maar nogsteeds baie respek en liefde vir hom.