Hi, my name is Kevin van Blerk and I have had a passion for photography since a child when I was given a Kodak instamatic camera by my mom.
I have officially been doing photography as a business since 1990 when I did my first wedding. This was when I realised I could make a living out of photography, but having said that just being able to take photos and capturing those special moments and seeing the appreciation in the faces of my customers is far more rewarding than any money!
I mostly enjoy taking photos of children, they are just so innocent and natural in front of a camera that the results are magnificent. I truely capture the essence of these children. Take a look at my gallery for a few examples where you can judge for yourself.
If you have a specific requirement for photographs I would love to be able to help you, I can provide you with a free quote, contact me.
Another interest I have is IT. I have been working in the Internet and IT industry since 1985. I started working for Telkom, back then it was the Post Office, and specialised in Data Communications. I progressed over the years to specialising in Internet Networking and related Services. I enjoy giving people advice and providing solutions to specific requirements.
I am married, have two wonderful sons, Christopher and Steven and a house full of pets.So as you can see, my interests are Photography and IT, hence the name Pixels and Bits.
What is a pixel?
A pixel is the basic building block of a digital photo. Each pixel is a small square of a single colour. Like a patchwork, hundreds or thousands of these small squares are combined to create the image you see on screen. The more pixels there are in a photo the larger and more detailed the photo appears, and the better it will print on your card.
What is a bit?
A bit is a binary digit, the smallest increment of data on a computer or in a data transmission packet. A bit can hold only one of two values: 0 or 1, corresponding to the electrical values of off or on, respectively.
So you see, pixels and bits may be the smallest parts of digital photography, computers and the internet but they are the most important, without them we would not have computers or the internet.