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Heritage Day Competition

  Competition: Heritage Day Tag your #fenixsabraaicrew and stand a chance to win a braai & a Fenix headlamp. FOLLOW us @fenixsa Like & Share this Competition post Tag 3 friends who would be in your #fenixsabraaicrew T’s & C’s apply Winners to be announced on 20 September 2018. Competition Period: The competition will commence on Monday, 10 September 2018 and will close on Wednesday, 19 September at 12h00 evening (“the competition period”). The winner will be announced on 20 September 2018 on the Fenixsa Facebook & Fenixsa Instagram T’s & C’s Entrants must follow ALL the steps mentioned above to qualify

By | 2018-09-11T06:44:41+00:00 September 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Festival Checklist: What to pack

 1. Let’s start with the tent. This one’s pretty essential, and it’s also advised that you practice putting it up before the main event, so you don’t look like a fool when the silly thing won’t stand up and resembles a sad splayed jellyfish that’s impossible to get into (obviously, we’re not speaking from experience here). Actually this can work to your advantage: pretend to be utterly clueless, bat your lashes and get some local lads to do all the hard work for you – you’ll have a tent and they’ll feel manly. It’s a win-win (again, not speaking from

By | 2018-09-10T07:32:08+00:00 September 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Flashlights & Headlamps

Flashlights and headlamps for night photography The time between dusk and dawn is truly beautiful but it can be difficult to capture with just a camera. Sometimes a photographer will need a little extra light to help you capture your next shot. We know this from experience. Hours have been spent trying to capture nighttime environmental product photos and it is not easy! It requires more than our Nikon's regular flash. We have found that the best flashlights to use for night photography are compact, offer multiple color outputs, feature high CRI value, and come with a hands-free carrying option.

By | 2018-08-21T07:31:21+00:00 August 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Night Photography: Beginner’s Guide

EQUIPMENT  Any Camera that has manual setting DSLR suggested (anything that has the BULB or M option ) – (Canon, Nikon, Sony) Tripod (TIP: A shoe or rock also makes a good tripod, or even use your wallet) Wide angle lens (TIP: between 10mm – 50mm ) Remote (TIP: these are optional, branded or third party) PREP FOR FIELD  Check weather (TIP: Apps/news reports/ local paper) Follow the moon phase rise and set time (TIP: google this) Star Walk app (TIP: This app helps with understanding the sky) Clean your gear (TIP: lens and LCD glass for best results) Prep/set camera settings

By | 2018-08-15T06:54:59+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Night Photography Explained

Shooting outside at night is no easy task if you don't enjoy the unprofessional and merciless glare of a built-in flash. Today we'll shed some light on the subject and discuss how you should approach venturing into the darkness with your camera loaded and ready to take on the world. We'll focus on four different styles that you can use as a springboard for your creativity! Hunting Light in the Dark In a sense, photography is the art of capturing light. Your camera is not only a digital image creation tool but more importantly an advanced light collection device. If

By | 2018-08-07T07:31:03+00:00 August 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Slack-Pack Planning Guide

For those that aren’t familiar with the term, a slack-pack is a hiker expression that means you hand off either all or most of your pack to another person. You are then able to hike without the burden of your full weight, meaning that you have the potential to hike more miles at a faster rate. Slack-packing can be amazing, but it can go surprisingly disastrous if you don’t consider all of the elements that go into it. Let’s go over all of the key-points of a slack-pack: Make sure your Slack-Pack Host is Legit While that might seem obvious,

By | 2018-07-25T12:31:05+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Intro to Slackpacking

You've seen unwashed, malnourished through-hikers on a few trails. You've encountered backpackers with tons of gear, pots, pans, and a folding stove -- eating some gritty greyish paste and raving about it. And you want no part of it. But you love hiking. In fact, nothing suits you more than a day in the wilderness, except perhaps, a day in the wilderness followed by vitello saltimboco in a four-star restaurant. You'd enjoy weeklong expeditions, if only you could jump in a car at the end of the day and head off to a comfortable bed. Congratulations, you are a confirmed Slackpacker. "Slackpacking"

By | 2018-07-12T07:15:48+00:00 July 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Taking Pictures in Caves

You may wonder; why an article on cave photography, surely photography is photography, no matter where you are? Well, yes and no….   Yes…all the obvious basic rules of photography still apply know your camera and how it operates how light, lenses and apertures work how to compose a good picture With ONE major difference: The conditions in a cave vary notably from the normal average conditions under which a "regular" camera works most of its life. As is the case with underwater photography, operating a camera in a hostile environment such as underwater or in a wet, dusty, dark

By | 2018-06-19T07:36:23+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Life Saving Tips for Caving

Caving, also known as spelunking (or potholing, in the UK), is a great sport for those interested in exploring the hidden world below the Earth's surface, pushing their limits and having the adventure of a lifetime. It also comes with more than its fair share of dangers. Caving involves steep descents, slippery surfaces, cold temperatures and the risk of flooding. If you're hurt in a cave, there is no "nearest hospital;" there are only your team members. If you're new to the sport or are interested in giving it a shot, make sure you've got these five safety tips down pat before

By | 2018-06-18T07:39:15+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Need to know: Caving

World traveler and photographer Lola Akinmade Åkerström tells you what you need to know before planning your next trip spelunking or caving. Nothing unleashes your inner Batman faster than spelunking – a global sport also known as caving. This increasingly popular recreational activity has you explore caves or grottos, as you walk, climb, squeeze and crawl your way through tight passages. Enthusiasts can also zip line or rappel down different cave levels, and even dive underwater! With spelunking you never know what you’ll find around each corner while being guided by nothing more than a headlamp: Crawl spaces reveal interesting rock

By | 2018-06-11T07:38:34+00:00 June 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments