Macphun Creative Kit plus educational bundle *huge discount*

Macphun’s creative kit is by far the best photo editing plugin package for photographers using Mac computers. For a limited time, you can buy it at a discounted rate and receive a bundle of photography educational materials as well, including my Africa with Athena video. If you don’t have the creative kit already, this is […]

let go

“Let go and go beyond living the dream, by dreaming the reality, into a reality beyond the dream.” ~ Tom Althouse Are you interested in virtually visiting the Western Cape of Africa through our video photo tutorials?  Or in visiting and shooting it with us for real?  Head over to to sign up for […]

Africa with Athena

+Armand Dijcks and I are very excited to announce a special project that we have been working on that involves sharing photography techniques and insights as well as a place that is special to us both – the Western Cape of South Africa.  It will be a virtual way for you to stand with me as […]

which one?

“Humankind cannot bear very much reality.”  ~T.S. Eliot Which one do you prefer? I have found that my recent trips to both the Western Cape of South Africa and to Namibia have infused my artistic soul with wide, rich, swaths of color.  Normally, I’d have gone straight to a monochrome conversion after the regular processing […]

Western Cape, I love you.

Here is an example of a WONDERFUL part of SA. I can’t wait for the opportunity to return. 🙂 #dekelders #southafrica #africa #coast #africawithathena  

sneak peek

Here’s a quick, first look at what +Armand Dijcks and I were up to last month in the Western Cape of South Africa. Subscribe to the channel to see the others as they come! #africawithathena #africa #southafrica #dangerpoint #BTS

there to be taken…

This photo is especially for the ones who gave me flack for shooting a landscape image from my B&B balcony.  Seriously, when the world offers you this, without pain, who would refuse?  😉  The BTS photo is here if you want a chuckle: I left the blue cast from the filters in because somehow […]

turn away

In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion. ~Albert Camus I’m headed down to Cape Town for a week of relaxation, sea air, wine tasting, surf, sand and freedom from the day to day grind in Johannesburg.  It’ll just be wee WYWH iPhone updates from me for the […]