Ashleigh Farm Contracting and Field Services in Ixopo

I attended an informative lighting workshop this weekend that had a wedding theme to it. Doing these workshops are of incredible value and there is always something new to learn despite wedding photography not being my subject. Other than a heap of helpful information I got from this workshop, I also got confirmation that the… Read More

NGO Photography; Harry Gwala Agri mentorship program for smallholder farmers

I’ve been doing a number of shoots for Harry Gwala Agri recently.  Harry Gwala Agri is an NGO that coordinates mentorship programs and training for smallholder farmers and agriculture TVET students with the help of local commercial farmers in the area.  This particular shoot was just down the road from me in a spectacular valley… Read More

Harry Gwala Agri Mentorship program for agriculture TVET student at Olivar Dairy with local farmers Paul and Sarah Reynolds

When I drove down the dusty, hoof-trodden road to the dairy, I was surrounded by a herd of  dairy cows on their way to the pastures. It was a happy kind of road block, when you don’t mind being held up for a while! It was a typical ‘dairy farm’ experience, where cows are the… Read More

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Lodge Photography; Autumn Days at Kings Grant Country Retreat

Autumn at Kings Grant Country Retreat in Ixopo is like stepping into a painting! The colours are quite spectacular this time of year. With the aloes in full bloom, the Poplar trees turning from yellow to orange and the beautiful light at sunrise and sunset! When marketing your lodge, quite often it’s the surrounds that… Read More

Harry Gwala Agri mentorship program for agriculture TVET student with Carisbrooke Valley Citrus

Another album for Harry Gwala Agri! This time it was of agriculture TVET student Tumeka Sapo who has been getting work experience at the Carisbrooke Valley Citrus packhouse. If you require photography of your agriculture operations or programs, please use the contact form below to make your enquiry. I have photographed a number of agricultural… Read More

Autumn Farm Photography

There is no day for a sleep-in during Autumn for me! The morning light and colour around this time of year is incredible! Soon after I had captured some of that beautiful morning light, I got caught up in a herd of cattle being moved to another field! So I left the landscape and opted… Read More

Murray Roberts Bladesmithing

Murray Roberts is an old friend of mine. A few years ago, he stepped out of the rat race in pursuit of following his passion of Bladesmithing. As a young boy he’d watched and learned from his father who had spent long hours in the workshop handcrafting knives. 30 years later, he decided to take… Read More

Harry Gwala Agri Dairy Mentorship in Ixopo

This is the first of many agricultural shoots to come for Harry Gwala Agri (Pty) Ltd. Harry Gwala Agri (Pty) Ltd offer the Esayidi TVET College students in Umzimkulu the opportunity to get 18 months of mentorship/work experience at various commercial farms in the district.  Today, I visited Bruce Allwood’s Dairy and Avo Orchard in… Read More

Touch for Health by Tonia Woodburn: It’s a balancing act…

I live in the farming district of Ixopo and most of us head to the bright lights (if you can call Maritzburg that) for any retail therapy, entertainment that is outside of the braai and dinner at friends category, or school events. We are in a farming district that from a distance, might appear a little… Read More