Revisiting South Africa 2014
It was the August of 2014 and I just got my very first camera, a Sony NEX-7 with a Ziess 55mm f1.8, which you could probably buy together for under $1000 now. Most all my photos were shot at crazy settings like 1/4000 sec and 1.8, and I don't think I had any clue what I was doing. I wanted to go back and see what it would look like if I took some time and revisited these photos to compare to what I've been shooting lately, and I must say, I'm really impressed with how these photos hold up 4 years later.
I was in Cape Town with a team from my IT work, and we hiked Lion's Head Mountain, and toured Robben Island. I decided to stay a week after and toured the city a bit, and took a ride down to the Cape of Good Hope. I also spent a few days in Johannesburg connecting with our office there, and went on a quick safari.
I feel like this is something that is said that I had a hard time believing until I did this, but the camera doesn't make the difference. Just get out there, create and learn more! Spend a lot of time working on your post-processing and refining your style and getting the colors you want to make. Whether it's your iPhone, film, or the best of the best, keep working toward refining your style of photography. These photos mean so much to me, and I'm really excited that I revisited them to share with you. Enjoy!