Joe Lategan is a speaker at the 2016 PSSA National Congress

January 27, 2016
The 2016 PSSA National Congress is almost here. Anybody, whether you are a PSSA member or not and who is interested in photography is most welcome. Experience a select variety of local, highly qualified professional guest speakers, which includes Joe Lategan, lined up for a feast of outstanding lectures, covering the most exciting genres of photography. This Congress promises to be full of excitement and lots of fun and should not be missed! will be one of the speakers at the Congress. Read more...

 

Swartberg pass

June 29, 2014

Photographing Swartberg pass

The spectacular  Swartberg Pass on the R328 run through the Swartberg mountain range (black mountain in English) which runs roughly east-west along the northern edge of the semi-arid area called the Little Karoo in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

The Swartberg is amongst the best exposed fold mountain chains in the world, and the pass slices through magnificently scenic geological formations. To the north of the range lies the other large semi-arid ar...


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Hexriver valley De Doorns Landscape

June 29, 2014

Photographing Hexriver Valley De Doorns


The Hexriver Valley in De Doorns is one of those photographic hotspots that like the Namaqualand flower season must be planned well in advance to be able to capture just at the right time. It was also one o f my photographic target locations for this year. I say planned because one can also only plan to a certain degree depending on one’s work commitments and the weather. Being a professional photographer however makes this easier as one can at the d...


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Why should limited edition improve the value or quality of Photos

March 9, 2014
The ethics of limited editions.

Guy Tal exactly describes my feelings without exception so why try to re write my feelings. Please read.

"Some time ago, I referred to photography as a field “fraught with cognitive dissonance.” One such example, in my mind, is the strange practice of limiting print editions. Try as I might, I cannot reconcile the notion of edition limits with what to me are some of the most compelling and advantageous reasons to pursue photography as art, or art via photogra...

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Making money from your outdoor photography

February 21, 2014

How to make money from photography is most probably the least explored photographic subject in the world as every one with a camera thinks you cant make money with your hobby.On the other hand serious photographers commonly wrestle with the question whether they should pack up their day job? This coaching session helps photographers with a strategy to pay back some of the equipment bills. It is not teaching you to use your camera or how to edit  but an overview of photography as a business.

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Printing on Premium Canvas

February 11, 2014

Canvas – Premium

Whether the application is photographic portraiture or fine art reproduction, Water-resistant Matte Canvas for Epson will satisfy even the most demanding professional by providing both the finest image quality as well as a vehicle for enhanced artistic creativity.

Made from a durable blend of 65% Polyester and 35% Cotton, this unique, heavyweight, quality canvas utilises a tight weave that is ideal for photographic and fine art reproductions.

  • Standard sizes: A4 ...

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Print on Perspex - Acrylic glass

February 11, 2014

Acrylic Glass – Perspex.

Reverse printing onto Perspex gives images a high gloss finish and an almost 3 dimensional look. Four layers of ink are printed on the reverse of 2mm thick Perspex and when the white ink option is turned off with Perspex printing, it allows the white areas in the design/image to be transparent. It is a more affordable way to display images than the diasec method.

Hanging mechanisms are attached to our Perspex prints for easy hanging.

  • Standard sizes: A4 –...

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Diasec

February 11, 2014

Probably the most impressive way and most popular to  display colourful images is as diasec in my Kleinmond photographic gallery.  There various options to frame a diasec. All my images are available in diasec.

DIASEC® is a patented frameless archival photographic mounting procedure that originated in Europe four decades ago. The Dutch company that owns the patent has only awarded 9 licences to perform the procedure in the last two decades, with the most recent being awarded to our framers he...


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Printing on metal

February 6, 2014


Print on Metal -aluminium

This print of a wild fig tree species on the oldest and first main route out of Cape Town by early settlers in the Caledon area onto aluminium is a relatively new way of displaying fine art and other images. It works particularly well when the images are carefully selected to compliment the photo. It particularly enhances the artistic feel of images captured specifically with this method in mind as an end product.

 When printing onto Aluminium the white ink option ...


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Curries and open sandwiches

February 6, 2014
Our specials for this season in the Gallery in Harbour road Kleinmond include amongst others, Beef and  chicken curries prepared by myself for lunch time. My prawn, avo and pesto, mozzarella, and pesto, chicken and wholegrain mustard  open sandwiches are still a very popular alternative options. Both meals can be nicely complimented with Waverley Hills organic white wines. 
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About Me


Joe Lategan I am a extreme lover of the "creation", and hater of destruction thereof. Photography allows me to share in a deeper dimension than words with fellow men/women, my feelings in this regard. I am a inspirational speaker on the sustainability of the environment and and creation. On the other hand I present, consult and drive Cost leadership programs (including Disaster/ emergency preparedness and systems analysis,risk and ethics) for corporations