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Photographer and Shot of the Year 2015

By | 9 March, 2016|Featured Photographers, Hotshots, Nature and Wildlife Photography, Photography Competitions|

This is the big day we all waited for! The Photo Critic Shot of the Year and the Photographer of the Year Competitions for 2015 has finally been decided by our judges. Here they are:

Photo Critic Shot of the Month: July 2015

By | 10 August, 2015|Hotshots, Nature and Wildlife Photography|

The Photo Critic Shot of the Month is awarded to two winners, Luke Brouwers with his quirky street photo "Dreams", and Koos Fourie with his fantastic action wildlife photograph "Fight for Life". Congratulations to both Luke and Koos, who each receive a R600 discount on any DPC Course, or Workshop. Well deserved gentlemen!

Photo Critic Shot of the Month: June 2015

By | 7 July, 2015|Hotshots, Nature and Wildlife Photography, Photography Competitions, Portrait Photography, Travel & Landscape Photography|

The Photo Critic Shot of the Month competition winner for June 2015 is shared by two photographers, Luke Brouwers with his photo "Trees in the Mist" (Nature) and Marethe Grobler with her portrait "Old Soul Young Girl" (People). Both Luke and Marethe receives a discount of R600 for any photography courses with DPC. They were not the only winners though! Ken Jennings impressionist landscape, "Gansbaai" will also be included for the Shot of the Year competition as a wildcard entry.

Photo Critic Shot of the Month: March 2015

By | 8 April, 2015|Hotshots, Nature and Wildlife Photography, Photography Competitions|

Photo Critic Shot of the Month competition winner for February 2015 is: Kobus Eksteen with "Starry Sky". Kobus' image was taken in the Richtersveld with a Canon 5D Mark III and Samyang 24 mm f1.4 lens. He used a small torch to provide the side-lighting on the quiver tree. Exposure time was 20 seconds at ISO-1600. He used a the "DSLR Controller" app on his android tablet to focus.

Photographer and Shot of the Year 2014

By | 27 February, 2015|Action and Adventure Photography, Featured Photographers, Hotshots, Nature and Wildlife Photography, Photography Competitions, Portrait Photography|

This is the big day, we all waited for! The Photo Critic Shot of the Year and the Photographer of the Year Competitions for 2014 has finally been decided by our panel of 6 judges. Here they are

Phenomenal Bird Photography by Brutus Östling

By | 27 January, 2015|A Photographer's Attitude, Featured Photographers, Nature and Wildlife Photography|

This week's featured Photographer is Brutus Östling. Brutus is a Canon Ambassador and a remarkable bird and nature photographer that boasts with a number of great photo collections and several best selling books on birds and their nature. View some of his work below; This is bird photography at it's best!

Shot of the Year 2013

By | 14 January, 2014|Action and Adventure Photography, Featured Photographers, Hotshots, Nature and Wildlife Photography, Photography Competitions, Portrait Photography|

Photo Critic's 2013 Shot of the Year Coveted Photo Competition Winner is Matthew Copham with his image "Struggle for Life"

Nick Brandt, Black & White Purist Photographer

By | 2 January, 2014|Featured Photographers, Nature and Wildlife Photography|

Introducing Nick Brandt! Nick is a phenomenal Wildlife Photographer that has an unquenchable thirst for photographic purity and capturing the spirit of his wildlife subjects. Nick Brandt has been capturing the life of nature since the year 2000, where he embarked on a journey, committing himself to photograph wildlife in it's most natural state of being... This is his passion.

Photo Critic Shot of the Month: September 2013

By | 6 October, 2013|Hotshots, Nature and Wildlife Photography, Photography Competitions|

September Month's Photo Critic Shot of the Month is shared by two photographers, Matthew Copham for his fantastic wildlife photo "Struggle for Life" and Leon Pelser (again!) for his image of the Okavango Delta "Trees in Delta".

Simply Beautiful Photographs

By | 13 September, 2013|Featured Photographers, Nature and Wildlife Photography, Photography Books, Seascapes, Travel & Landscape Photography|

Today, I am featuring a video by National Geographic about the book "Simply Beautiful Photographs". I've personally bought the book a few years ago and it is available for reading and viewing at the DPC Campus and Studio. It contains high impact photographs by National Geographic photographers. The book is a "must-have" for anyone who are interested in travel photography, or simply beautiful photographs (pun intended).

Photo Critic Shot of the Month: June 2013

By | 5 July, 2013|Hotshots, Nature and Wildlife Photography, Photography Competitions, Travel & Landscape Photography|

Photo Critic's Shot of the Month Competition for June has been won by Sandra Van Heerden for her fantastic landscape "Morning Mist".

Bruna’s advice to new Wildlife Photographers

By | 25 February, 2013|Nature and Wildlife Photography, Photographic Equipment|

You, Me and Wildlife Photography With the hope of inspiring and assisting more photographers to pursue their passion as Wildlife and Nature photographers, I would like to share some tips and ideas as well as expensive lessons learnt during my journey as a Wildlife Photographer in this blog.

Shot of the Year 2012

By | 12 December, 2012|Action and Adventure Photography, Featured Photographers, Hotshots, Nature and Wildlife Photography, Photo Journalism and Documentary Photography, Photography Competitions, Portrait Photography|

Photo Critic's 2012 Shot of the Year Photo Competition Winner is... Matthew Copham !!! Congratulations on capturing this outstanding photograph! This one-in-a-million moment you've photographed surely deserves the honor of being named Shot of the Year...

Featuring Award-Winning Wildlife Photographer, Greg du Toit

By | 22 October, 2012|Featured Photographers, Nature and Wildlife Photography|

Introducing the famous Greg du Toit - He specializes in Wildlife and Nature Photography and has been awarded with a number of accolades... Here's a collection of some of his work with a bio on him as Photographer.

Shot of the Month: August 2012

By | 6 September, 2012|Hotshots, Macro Photography, Nature and Wildlife Photography, Photography Competitions|

August month’s, Photo Critic, shot of the month competition, goes to Leon Pelser for his photograph titled “Lanterns“. This image wins him a free (1) one-day workshop with DPC!

Shot of the Month: July 2012

By | 7 August, 2012|Hotshots, Nature and Wildlife Photography, Photography Competitions|

July month’s, Photo Critic, shot of the month competition, goes to Matthew Copham for his wonderful capture of two young male lions playing in the floodplains of the Okavango Delta; “Lions at Play“. This image wins him a free (1) one-day workshop with DPC!

Featured Photographer: Bernard Pieterse

By | 6 December, 2011|Featured Photographers, Hotshots, Nature and Wildlife Photography, Photography Competitions, Reader and Student Articles, Travel & Landscape Photography|

Bernard Pieterse and his friend Herly Greeff did a photography course with me just about a year back. He was barely 15 years old at the time. Over the past year we got used to amazing images by this talented young photographer. Bernard recently won the Visual School's award for "Upcoming Photographer of the Year". Five of his eight images came on tops in various categories...

Shot of the Year 2011

By | 20 October, 2011|Action and Adventure Photography, Featured Photographers, Hotshots, Macro Photography, Nature and Wildlife Photography|

We got to Photo Critic's first Shot of the Year Competition. The winning shot went to Pietman Muller with his image "Klikbek". This was really an outstanding shot; a once in a lifetime moment captured by him. Elsje Wiid, one of the five judges, wrote, "Incomparable moment! There is a great amount of different textures with different focuses in the picture and this creates and interesting effect on the eye with a lot of focused detail, especially on the squirrel. The picture silently whispers an atmosphere of ‘awe.’ Perfect timing of capturing both animals in the right place - the space between the two contributes to the composition. The bug is amazingly frozen in the most perfect spot in the picture plane, with a fast shutter speed – the effect on the wings adds a bit of blur to the picture. Words can’t describe it. People have to view it to believe it" ~ Elsje Wiid.