Friday, December 31, 2010

Goodbye 2010; Hello 2011

Thank you for the year that was, 2010.

Great memories, great moments, great pictures.
To all who supported in 2010 - Thank you*

Happy New Year to All and all the best for the coming year!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

My New Gadget :) The iPod Touch 4G

My new toy :)

The new iPod Touch is thinner and lighter featuring 2 built-in cameras with built-in HD video recording and editing



iPod touch now has two built-in cameras—one on the front for FaceTime calls and one on the back for recording HD video. Rear camera can take quick stills (960 x 720) and front camera can take VGA-quality stills —both great for uploading to social networking sites.


Make video calls over Wi-Fi networks to any other FaceTime-enabled iPod touch or iPhone 4

Retina display:

Everything looks amazing on the Retina display because its pixel density is so high the human eye is unable to distinguish individual pixels. Graphics and text look smooth and continuous at any size

HD Video recording:

Record memorable moments with iPod touch, which has built-in HD video recording and editing.

A4 processor:

The Apple-designed A4 processor is powerful yet power efficient. It can easily perform jobs like multitasking, editing video, and FaceTime.


iPod touch now includes a built-in, three-axis gyroscope. When paired with the accelerometer, the gyro allows iPod touch to sense advanced motion—like acceleration, full 3D attitude, and rotation rate—for an even better gaming experience.

iOS 4.1 Software:

Includes iOS 4 features like multitasking, folders, enhanced mail, and iBooks, plus Game Center, iTunes TV show rentals (US only), iTunes Ping, and HD video uploads to YouTube and MobileMe.

Game Centre:

The new Game Center app on iPod touch lets customers expand their social gaming network by inviting others to join and by sharing leader boards and achievements.

Built-in mic:

iPod touch has a built-in mic to use with HD video recording, Voice Memos, Voice Control, and other applications that use a mic.


Music: Up to 40 hours

Video: Up to 7 hours

Retails in South Africa; 8 gig - R2200.00 | 32 gig - R2999.00 | 64 gig - R3999.00

If you haven't found the perfect xmas gift, i would highly recommend this nifty gadget.

Upcoming blog: On applications for photographers and other cool apps for normal people as well ;)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Moments of Clarity

"A few times in my life thus far I've had moments of absolute clarity, when for a few brief seconds the silence drowns out the noise and I can feel rather than think, and things seem so sharp and the world seems so fresh.

I can never make these moments last.

I cling to them, but like everything, they fade.

I have lived my life on these moments.

They pull me back to the present, and I realize that everything is exactly the way it was meant to be."

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Project i - Dualism

On the success of Project i another was bound to follow.
Project i - Dualism used the same concept as its predecessor. The difference - Couples.

41 chosen couples took part in a Vote-Fest that lasted - 8 days!

Edwina & Davey Jansen won the Project with 170 votes gathered.
They take the prize valued at -> R2260.00

Their shoot will be booked either late December or early January. Stay posted to see their pictures.
And thanks again to those that took part!

Project i Winner: Lorin Redman

A few pictures from the shoot with Lorin.

Themes for shoot:
1. Nautical Mania
2. Rocking the Rocks

Stylist: Brett Robson (See blog: Fashion by Brett Robson)
Make-Up: Vee (See facebook: Miss V Makeup)

Thank you to all involved in this shoot and the whole Project i concept.

Hope you enjoy the pictures, Lorin!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Project i - Dualism (Tips)

Ok - I know I haven't really spoken much about Project i - Dualism as yet but it has begun - and is now running. I will get back to a prologue at a later stage. Time is of the essence.

So the Tips you have come to see:

1. Awareness
Get ALL your friends to know that you are in a competition.
This can be done via status updates. Links to the Lee Folkard Photography Fan Page. Links to the Project i - Dualism Album. Create an Event on Facebook. It's free and can be used to create a domino-type effect, which is essentially what you want to amass the required votes.

2. Share
Facebooks platform enables you to share just about anything. All the links that you used to create awareness should be shared. You can share links via, wall posts, status updates, profile pages, event walls, even in individual messages to target friends one at a time. I would go as far as to share links via Facebook Chat if you do use it.

3. Step Process
Once you have their attention - people need to be aware that they need to LIKE the Lee Folkard Photography Fan Page first. Then locate your picture. For those who have difficulty in locating the album on the page - this will not be a problem with the many Direct Links you have posted all over the place.
Once they find you picture they need only type the word - VOTE as a comment under the picture.

4. Networking
The most important factor of the whole voting process is that of networking. You may have 300 facebook friends and another entrant may have 1000 facebook friends - The important thing is that you get the friends of your friends to vote and then their friends. The Domino Effect. What you want is the people that do take the time to vote for you to let their friends know about this competition. So once people vote for you - ASK them to share the link with their friends. ASK them to make status updates etc. And so the process should fall - and YOU will start accumulating VOTES.

I hope that some of these tips have been of use to you. Direct your friends to this blog post so that they can have a better understanding of how this whole thing works.

Good Luck to all involved and thank you for participating in a Lee Folkard Photography Project.
See website at ->

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Website Update*

I hadn't updated my website in quite some time - to be specific - end of July 2010.

A really cool change up is the inclusion of my facebook fan page - which has live stream and a direct link to the page. --- Actually I have even included this in my Blog! see side panel :)

The fan page has been a great success and I am glad that I finally decided to get one up - to date- I have 3000+ fans :)

It provides an  easy means of communication with people that either wish to use my services in the future or just appreciate photography.

A projects section has been added to the website which aims to notify people of projects that Lee Folkard Photography will be involved in. Past, Present and Future.

The Gallery section has also been updated - if you have been involved in a Lee Folkard Photography photoshoot - there is a high chance at least one of your pictures will be up.

There is even a link to the latest newsletter - for those that haven't signed up to the mailing list!

Let me know what you think!

THE WEBSITE --------

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


"Loving someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone gives you courage."

Last weekend I covered the 10th Wedding Anniversary of Melissa and Yaseen.
An intimate gathering of family and close friends.
To the future. (",)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Life | Moment | Time

[Life] changes its beauty all the time,

Sometimes it’s a shade, sometimes life is sunlight

Live every [moment] here to your heart’s content

The [time] that is here may not be tomorrow.


"You are wrong if you think that the joy of life comes principally from human relationships.

God’s placed it all around us,

it’s in everything, in anything we can experience.

People just need to change the way they look at those things."

Thursday, October 28, 2010

As i was saying...

What next?

I will be working on the 3rd issue of the eNewsletter.
It should be sent out within the next few days. What will be in it?

A lil bit about Project i - of course... due to its success I have to give it some space.
Jade Ogle's concept shoot - She was one of the chosen ones from the mass photoshoot event.

oh - and the What Next Q will be answered. (",)

How do you get the newsletter [ send mme your email address ]
1. email me -
2. sms me - +27824958613
3. on the home page of the website enter email address in space provided -

What Next?

[ Project i ] now a distant memory: The winner being Lorin Redman who attained 226 VOTES in the 7 day period. Congrats again to her and all others that participated in some way to this spontaneous "Project"

The Top 5:
1. Lorin Redman
2. Tarryn Peters
3. Courtney Kok
4. Nicci Bedderson
5. Quintessa Ali

Lorin's shoot will be taking place on the 20th November 2010.

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Story Behind Project i


This is the story of Project i (",)

Last week Friday morning I logged into my Facebook Fan Page and made a status that called upon people to post the name of a friend that they thought could be a model.
An innocent post to create some interactivity.
5 hours later a response of more than 60 names put forward promted me to do something more.

Fast thinking, I decided that we'd do a little Project.

Project i was born!
Of the 60 + nominees I had recieved - 35 came forward and submitted their pictures.

What followed in the week ahead was a frenzy to accumulate votes.
Working within the confines of facebook is not the simplist of tasks but I believe that the overall success of the Project i has been amazing!

With a few hours left there seem to be 2 entrants leading the pack. Only 1 will be a winner. Just a little update in case anyone wanted to know.

Whilst a large part of accumulating votes via this system is down to popularity and who has friends that will go the extra mile or in this case click - many entrants have amassed votes from people who came on to vote for someone else then saw other pictures that they also liked. Which highlights the beauty of facebook and how it is able to link people together. I guess we all appreciate beauty in life.

I must thank all those that entered and submitted their pictures. It takes a lot to put yourself forward for others to judge and rate you as an individual (especially since this is based purely on appearance) - I applaud and admire you all for doing so.

An even bigger thank you must go to the people who initially responded to the status. Without you - this would never have even began! So thanks a lot.

For all the newcomers that have joined my Fan Page during this voting process - I hope you stick around and see what else may come in the future. Lee Folkard Photography needs you. With you I can create memories and moments, that we can both share.

Packages may be obtained for the following:
  • Wedding
  • Portfolios
  • Events
  • Family Portraits
Website | Twitter | Facebook

Contact Number: +27824958613  | Email:

The End

Oops! For those that wanted to know what the i in Project i stands for:

Impromptu (",)  THANKS.

Monday, October 11, 2010

It's been a while...

Yes yes - I have not posted in ages! I apologize -
Been busy busy - so expect an influx of posts...

I will be uploading a few pix of Jade Ogle's Concept Shoot - She was one of the winners of the Mass PhotoShoot. Theme: Amazonian Bondage... more to come soon.

Enjoy :)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Diversity in Photography

this past weekend i covered three different "genres" of photography

a 21st party on friday
a model concept shoot on saturday
a family portrait shoot on sunday

a busy but very rewarding weekend of work

this diversity within my photography is both rewarding, stimulating and challenging

[ pictures to come soon ]

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Markets of Warwick

In my mind the "warwick triangle" area in Durban was a very dangerous area to be walking - even nearby.
So the opportunity to go into the area with a guided tour which would allow opportunity to shoot pictures immediately grabbed my attention.

Starting early morning and starting promtly we moved in a group through each of the markets in the area. 9 were covered in total. The whole experience was memorable and I would highly suggest that everyone makes a booking. It would be a great family trip or couple trip as well.

At a cost of R50 per person and a FOUR hour guided tour through NINE of the markets this is an awesome opportunity to experience an amazing South African beauty.

It was a great cultural experience and I am very glad that I attended.

Details of the Markets of Warwick
Telephone: 031 309 3880

Friday, September 3, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


décor n 1: decoration consisting of the layout and furnishings of a livable interior [syn: interior decoration, decor]

One of my favourite parts of capturing events and birthday parties is the pictures of the décor.
I try to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the function to get some good shots of the setup and décor.
Somebody took a lot of time and put in a lot of effort to make the venue presentable and I think that it is a good starting point to the photographic aspect of the event.

I also enjoy taking pictures of the décor as it allows me to get a bit creative and try new things. Up close, far away, some blur... in-focus and distorted images.

I did a 27th Birthday Party a few weeks back.
These are some of the shots I took prior to the arrival of the guests.

Facebook Fan Page Promotion

Woohoo! 1000 Fans - As promised promotion time.

What you get?
10 FREE 5x7 Prints and a DVD SlideShow
Valued at R350.00

How do you get it?
Book and pay your deposit for ANY Build-a-Package Portfolio or Portrait Shoot in September and you get the FREE Prints and SlideShow.
You may make booking between now and the end of October 2010.

What is Build-a-Package?

A unique pricing structure launched today! 01-09-2010
To request the pricing structure just message me via an inbox message.
Thank you.

Please suggest that all your friends/family join this fan page.
The more fans = The more promotions! (",)
Facebook Fan Page

Friday, August 20, 2010

Danielle Le Brasse

I did a shoot last weekend of a Danielle.
Below are my favourite two shots of the session.
One for its artistic quality and one that shows the subject, Miss Le Brasse at her most comfortable.

More pictures can be found at:
My Fan Page

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Where are we now...

Been a busy past week.
Moved to a new place so my life has consisted of packing and shopping...

I did a shoot this past weekend - those pics will come soon.
I will be launching my newly structured price system in the Month of September.
Also have the September Newsletter to look forward to.

Things will be getting back to normal soon, as things are getting into order.

My fan page link -> CLICK HERE <-

Friday, August 13, 2010

Art: A Reflection of Self?

"Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.

The sitter is merely the accident, the occasion.

It is not he who is revealed by the painter; it is rather the painter who, on the coloured canvas, reveals himself."

Is this true for photography?

Friday, August 6, 2010

August - My Birthday Month

Seems like ages since I last blogged.
With the Mass Photoshoot event a distant memory - almost as distant as the Fifa World Cup  - I am moving on to the regular stuff. Portfolios and Events.

Tomorrow I will be shooting for most of the morning/afternon: A new venture* More on that to come
It is a long weekend here in South Africa - Womens Day is on Monday 9th August.

My facebook fan page has been launched: Already 500+ followers. Are you one of them? Not? Here's the link-> The Fan Page

My new user friendly packaging structure should be available shortly.
Also the second edition of the newsletter will be out towards the end of this month.

That was a lil fill-in for those wondering what is happening.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

31st Durban International Film Festival

Daring, innovative and controversial films and filmmakers from around the world  take the spotlight at the 31st Durban International Film Festival which takes place from 22 July 2010 to 1 August 2010.

So, if you did not know about it as yet - you have time to support and enjoy*
The festival programmers have scoured the globe for films that excite, thrill, raise awareness and provoke. These films will be presented in over 200 screenings at venues across Durban and in surrounding communities. Alongside the screenings of films, the festival offers an extensive workshop and seminar programme, as well as training and industry events.
The movies I have seen thus far are; Pepperminta, The Killer Inside Me, Dogtooth, The White Ribbon & Slovenian Girl. All but one have been excellent viewing material.
I am glad that we in Durban have access to such a film festival and would encourage all those who enjoy movies and the arts to go and see at least one movie.

Friday, July 23, 2010

The Mass PhotoShoot: Edits

As I continue to slowly release pictures.
This marks the 3rd segment of the pictures from the Mass PhotoShoot.

Other pictures can be seen:

One picture per applicant can be seen at each of these public domains.

Congratulations go to Bianca Paul, Carishma Basday & Jade Ogle who have been selected to get a full photoshoot with Lee Folkard Photography.




Carishma & Gael

Lauren & Nabeelah
Chanelle & Lyle

Aloysia & Mark
Teniel & Selwyn