Jul 19, 2021
2 mins read
I have invited all the mirrorless Brands represented in South Africa to take part by chatting to one of their ambassadors and showcasing the gear and why their Brand and their mirrorless cameras are right for you.
Canon South Africa was quick to respond as usual and I am happy to say that Nikon South Africa will also be showcasing their mirrorless offering and talking about new gear in the Nikon Mirrorless product lineup. I am hoping the others join in as we have had a lot of questions from members about which mirrorless camera to buy.
If you have been living under a rock and don’t know what this new fangled mirrorless thing is, this is the month we explore the mirrorless camera offerings out there. There is such a wide variety of mirrorless cameras available these days that the choice can be exhausting. As i mentioned, I have invited all the mirrorless brands represented in South Africa to take part, i’d love to have them showcase their brand and camera offerings so you can make a decision on which brand to support.
Ok, it’s time to have some fun!
This is a theme that anyone can enter regardless of your photography skills and equipment, we are looking for creativity and thinking outside the box. You don’t need a “great white” lens or a sooper dooper macro lens, this is just creativity and experimentation. Your images do not need to be taken with a mirrorless camera, remember we are celebrating mirrorless with these images, so you can either go for a reflection (I know, it’s mirrorless… Irony.) by using a water puddle, mirrors, shop windows, even your phone’s screen as a reflective element to capture a reflection or you can go pure mirrorless – shoot a portrait of someone who got ready for work without using a mirror 🙂
Remember, we are looking for creativity and thinking outside the box!
Mirrorless Portraits. A portrait of someone who got ready for work without using a mirror. Yes, the unkempt hair, smudged lipstick and lipstick on the teeth are supposed to be there… ©Quintin Mills
We can all do with a bit of fun, so get out there and show us your amazing mirrorless images and you could win a Canon RF 50mm 1.8 STM lens sponsored by Canon South Africa. The RF 50mm F1.8 STM is a small, light and affordable lens with a fast f/1.8 aperture, ideal in low light and great for creative depth-of-field. With new optics and a very quiet STM motor, this modern ‘nifty fifty’ will advance your photography.
Enter your images on the monthly theme competition page.
You can have so many amazing layers in a shop window, just think of the possibilities!
© Gueorgui Pinkhassov
Any body of water can create great reflections.
© Ian Plant
You can even take a bottle of water with you and pour it on the pavement for an urban landscape reflection.