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February 6, 2014

As far as I'm concerned, "Artography" is a Photographic technique and form of rastering where no filters have been used and only light frequencies ( spectrum)  visible to the  human eye altered. This range allows interior decorators to use a wider variety of styles to frame the photographs/art to fit in with the taste fluctuations of clients. Subtle colours allow for larger colour variety when selecting boards and frame types. Colour ranges (within the photos) can also be altered for different clients. It allows for a modern tweak to old style architecture and old /classic /colonial style framing. The wildlife range thus now also allows nature to be included into a more colourful decoration. (Not the natural even earthy colours of the natural spectrum.) The style also allows old monuments or other architecture to truly reflect or express the inner emotions...something always difficult to express to others in words.

The same style is preferred by some on all pets including horses for a different retro look beyond the norm.



One venue many places

December 1, 2013

A piece of all the corners of South Africa on display at Joe Lategan gallery in Kleinmond.

Although based in the Western Cape the gallery in Kleinmond, sitting down and having a bite to eat or sip on a tea, Joe Lategan’s images on display will allow you to travel to all the beautiful corners of South Africa almost as if visiting all the National Parks in one setting. 

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Gallery and organic eatery at Harbour road gallery

December 1, 2013

Gallery and organic eatery at Harbour road Kleinmond

The gallery provides an ultimate setting for an eatery and we have a menu that consists of healthier options including various organic foods. Our cleaning is done with eco friendly chemicals and we support various conservation efforts.

A variety of health breads, organic butter, organic teas and coffees, cheese platter, a healthy salad, free range chicken sandwich, prawn and avo sandwich, beef sandwich, mozzarella and pesto sandwich and o...

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Multi media and document design at Gallery

December 1, 2013

Multi media and document management solutions also available at Joe Lategan photographic gallery at Harbour road Kleinmond .

The other services offered at the gallery are professional printing, web design and hosting, document design, audio video presentations, binding, laminating, business cards, brochures amongst others.

I will also do photographic, workshops and tutoring at this beautiful setting throughout the year.

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Gallery opening

December 1, 2013

Gallery in Harbour road Kleinmond Western Cape now open.

A more rustic place to open my gallery I wouldn't have easily found. Harbour road in Kleinmond is a small picturesque tourist development located in the heart of what is regarded as the world’s greatest biodiversity the Kogelberg biosphere. A wide variety of my images are on display covering wildlife of South Africa’s more scenic areas as well as a few surprises such as; The Kalahari , Overberg and strand, Seascapes, Macro images o...

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Photographing elephants in Kruger Park

October 6, 2013

On my first day of my photographic workshop / safari in The Kruger National park I took a casual drive to get my mind in one with the bush. I spotted a heard of elephant on the opposite side of the Sable dam and locked or embedded that in  my mind’s eye  as it was breathtaking to  view the elephants from such a low vantage  point right in front of me across a dam but also in full view of the camera or the telephoto lenses.  A few days later at my   photographic seminars in the Kruger  Natio...
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The Guinea fowl groom- Kruger Photographic workshop

September 18, 2013

Right next to the road and close to a herd of elephant I saw a group of guinea fowl grooming in front of me and their relaxed manner was due to the cool temperatures  and overcast conditions that were fast disappearing as the sun was starting to break  through the clouds after light rain the morning. I sat and observed them for a while and noticed a certain behaviour that I could never capture before. Not that I'm a specialist on fowl but it intrigued me. Every  now and then one individual wo...

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Mopani's In the Kruger Park

September 10, 2013

Photographing Mopani trees in the Kruger Park.

The coloured Mopani’s are without a doubt one of the most beautiful backgrounds one get  during winter with the wildlife as main subject matter in The Kruger National Park. Or if you are lucky and work hard enough on their own as they are definitely beautiful enough to compare with the mega predators on photos or landscapes elsewhere.

To me the most beautiful sight throughout my July 2013  trip was the wonderful fall colours the Mopani tre...

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July 29, 2013

Shutter Speed

Shutter speed is a measurement of the time the shutter is open, shown in seconds or fractions of a second: 1 s, 1/2 s, 1/4 s … 1/250 s, 1/ 500 s, etc. The faster the shutter speed, the shorter the time the image sensor is exposed to light; the slower the shutter speed, the longer the time the image sensor is exposed to light.

If you are photographing a subject that is in motion, you will get different effects at different shutter speeds. Fast ...

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Kruger National Park Photo session - March 2013

May 13, 2013
I spend some time at a low water bridge north of Letaba camp watching and photographing birds catch fish and the interaction between them. What was interesting and pretty to watch was that each bird has his own little fishing spot just like fishermen around a dam or river would do. They each have selected habitat or fishing spots.

The small black lily-trotter, the smallest bird of the lot was going for the smallest fish in the shallowest piece of the flow or he was last in the food chain of sm...

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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