How to camp at Music Festivals

The Right Way One of the big draws of festivals, aside from the music (obviously), is going camping with your nearest and dearest, whether it’s family or a group of friends from school or work. In fact, for many it’s the socializing and camping that is the most fun – chilling out around a campfire, having a few drinks, singing a few songs, etc. If you’re new to the whole festival camping thing, we’ve devised a beginner’s guide full of tips and tricks to help put you on the right path… Festival Camping Equipment Here’s some advice for choosing the

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Top 25 Pro Festival Tips

Now that you’ve gone shopping and started packing your bags, here are The Top 25 Tips you need to know about festivals. These are not in any order of importance but they are crucial to being able to escape the outside world for the weekend while still paying enough attention to enjoy yourself and still be comfortable. Before you head out for the weekend 1) Check the weather! Even if the weather app says it won’t rain, it’s lying to you. Just to be safe, pack that poncho and place a bandana in the bottom of your cooler to wrap around your

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Essentials: Music Festivals

Everyone loves a good music festival! South Africans are particularly spoiled for choice (your guide to the 10 best festivals in South Africa) but if you’re not prepared, you can end up stranded on a dusty island of hangover with nothing but your stink as company. Here’s how to avoid that. (Also, cross-reference with these 11 tips for surviving a music festival.) THE FUNDAMENTALS So it’s clear you’re going to need to hook yourself up with a tent and sleeping gear. But don’t kid yourself – most festivals are bitterly cold at night and smoulderingly hot during the day. Make sure

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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

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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

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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.

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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|Comments Off on Night Photography: Beginner’s Guide

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

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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,

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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"

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