Ugandan Skies.

Yes, Finally, after blogger’s block for over six months, I decided to step out of my conventional photography projects and try something new, NATURE! I’ve always wanted to show how beautiful Ugandan skies are with our perfect weather and this post does that. It’s one of those hate or love it posts. All the shots have high intensity colour, contrast and clarity. Enjoy.

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EFYA: Ghana’s Princess of Afro-Soul

Efya Jane Awindor, formerly known as Miss J and Jane of the musical duo, Irene and Jane is a rising Afro-Soul musical sensation from Ghana. This beautiful Ghanaian princess who hails from the royal family of the Awindsors had been singing since she was 9, though didn’t quite decide to do it professionally until she auditioned and gained national recognition in 2008 as the first runner up of Charter House’s Stars Of The Future. Recently, her ‘Best In Me’ track  featured in the award winning Nigerian movie ‘Flower Girl’. Now that you know a little about her. Go check out her music.

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EFYA: Live in Concert

Dubbed the latest Ghanaian princess of Afro-Soul, Efya Awindor, 27, is quickly becoming a house hold name across the continent of Africa. She graced Kampala with a live concert of some of her hits and covers of popular Soul songs. Here are a few shots from her concert. Enjoy.

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Love Uganda, Watch Ugandan Movies: The “Hang Out” Movie Premiere

I’m sure when I talk about Ugandan movies, “Who Killed Captain Alex” comes to most people’s minds…haha. However I’d like to bring to your attention a new wave of up and coming movies from Uganda that are a class apart. I had the honour of attending the “Hang Out” movie premiere and I surely wasnt disappointed. It was worth my time and the movie was worth every penny…(lol though the premiere was free. You know we Ugandans and how we love asking for our money..lol). The genius behind this movie is Mr. Kennedy Kihire. Hang Out will air on MNET sometime this month, look out for it. Here are a few shots from the red carpet at the movie premiere. Enjoy.

The HANG OUT Movie poster. (All rights reserved, Hang Out Movie)

The HANG OUT Movie poster. (All rights reserved, Hang Out Movie)

The genius behind "Hang Out" Kennedy Kihire.

The genius behind “Hang Out” Kennedy Kihire.

Cast and crew on stage.

Cast and crew on stage.

"Hang Out" cast, director Kihire Kennedy and fans.

“Hang Out” cast, director Kihire Kennedy and fans.

K-Files host and radio/ TV personality Charlie Denzel Mwiyeretsi who also has a cameo in the movie with Miss Tumwine.

K-Files host and radio/ TV personality Charlie Denzel Mwiyeretsi who also has a cameo in the movie with Miss Tumwine.

Former "The Hostel" star and leading lady of the movie.

Former “The Hostel” star and leading lady of the movie.

The dashing actress who plays Pinkie in the movie.

The dashing actress who plays Pinkie in the movie.

Film Club founder Esther Jacum.

Film Club founder Esther Jacum.

Movie production guru Nathan Magoola.

Movie production guru Nathan Magoola.

Fans at the movie premiere.

Fans at the movie premiere.

Mc Luzze Anderson aka Forever Young showing his excitement at the movie premiere. There's something about this shot. One of my best for the night.

Mc Luzze Anderson aka Forever Young showing his excitement at the movie premiere. There’s something about this shot. One of my best for the night.

The catch phrase of the night. Love Uganda, watch Ugandan movies.

The catch phrase of the night. Love Uganda, watch Ugandan movies.

Lilian & The Sundowners: The Low Light Photography Test

So last Thursday I had the honour of watching Lilian and the Sundowners jam at the Yard at Big Mikes. I must say Lilian can siiiiinnnnggggg!!!

Ok on the technical photography side, this was my first low light event to photograph and as many photographers know, low light photography is a major test. I however was able to pull off a few good shots seen below. Some tips for low light photography: Increase your camera ISO, reduce your aperture to its lowest, use a tripod and use a fast lens for better results. Merçi.

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The Flower Shoot.

This past week was quite busy, but I was able to set aside some time to do something outside my comfort zone which is shooting nature. This is what became of the shoot. In this shoot I played around with focus and white balance to produce varied colour variations.

A butterfly busy at work getting nectar from a flower in my mum's flower garden. One of my best shots ever taken.

A butterfly busy at work getting nectar from a flower in my mum’s flower garden. One of my best shots ever taken.

Another example of how one can play with focus to produce amazing backdrops for your foregound subjects

Another example of how one can play with focus to produce amazing backdrops for your foregound subjects

Another amazing feature to play around with is the white balance. It totally transformed this image into an image taken in the early morning yet it was actually taken late in the evening.

Another amazing feature to play around with is the white balance. It totally transformed this image into an image taken in the early morning yet it was actually taken late in the evening.

 

 

 

 

 

Portrait Photography Essentials – The Official Seven Twelve Photography Mobile App

Are you new to  professional photography? Would you like to learn what professional photography is about? Or would you like to refresh your memory on the basics of photography? Then this is the mobile app for you. Filled with various articles on photography techniques, tips, information on the equipment to buy, examples of how you can improve your work and lots and lots of photography articles. You can carry it around and sharpen your skills anytime anywhere. Follow the link and download the app. It’s available on the Google Play and Samsung App stores. Coming to iPhone soon.

Click the link below.

Portrait Photography Essentials – The Official Seven Twelve Photography Photography Mobile App

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Miss P.Y.T.

P.Y.T. these were the three words that kept ringing through my mind as I did this shoot with Miss Patricia. She brought young, cute, edgy, cool, urban hip and a whole lot of other adjectives to the shoot. It’s rare to come across someone who from the word go gets into the shoot full swing, and Patricia is definitely one of those people. I had an amazing time shooting with her on the streets of Nairobi and these are the shots. Enjoy!

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The Man About Town

I’ve been based in Nairobi for the past four months doing mobile application development projects(which explains why my blog has kind of been inactive). While in Nairobi I had the honour of meeting up with Stanley an IT professional for a photoshoot on Nairobi streets. Here are the shots.

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The Accessories Post.

Happy New Year 2013. This year promises to be a smashing year in the level of photography in Uganda and I am quite excited about future work. I was lucky to start my year off with a bang doing an accessories photo shoot. Sorry guys, this post may appeal more to the ladies, ENJOY. Bon Annee tout le monde.

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