Photo marathon

I previously participated in a photomarathon in Johannesburg, where I received three words and had to take a photograph that demonstrated the meaning of each word. This process repeated itself four hours later with the next set of three words, and again four hours after that with the final set of words.

Below are the unedited photos I took, with the corresponding words displayed above each image. All photos had to be submitted as taken.

Lost in translation


Snake Eyes



Mine is bigger than yours


Diamonds and Rust

Shabeen Queen

Mother City

Running with scissors


My contestant number

Paul McGavin's image submission in the photo marathon


When it comes to creating a high-quality video, there are a few key elements that are crucial to getting it just right. One of the most important of these elements is sound. As George Lucas famously said, “Sound is fifty percent of the movie-going experience”.

Good sound quality can make all the difference in how a video is received by its audience. Poor sound can make even the most visually stunning video feel lackluster and unengaging.

There are a few key things to keep in mind when recording sound for a video. The first is to make sure that the sound is clear and crisp. This means that there should be minimal background noise and that the sound should be well-balanced, with no one element overpowering the others.
In addition, the microphone should be positioned as close to the source of the sound as possible. Lavalier microphones can be clipped to people’s clothes for moving shots and boomed shotgun microphones can be used for more static shots like interviews.

Another important aspect of sound is to make sure that it is properly synced with the video. This means that the sound should match the action on screen and that there should be no noticeable lag or delay.

In addition, it’s worth noting that the sound should be appropriate to the tone of the video. For example, a somber and serious video will require a very different soundtrack than a comedic video. The sound should be tailored to the overall mood and atmosphere of the video.

Overall, good quality sound is an essential aspect of creating a high-quality video. It can make all the difference in how a video is received by its audience, so it’s important to give it the attention it deserves. As a videography company, we take pride in providing our clients with high-quality sound that will elevate their videos and help them stand out.

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