DPC at Photo Plus Africa

DPC participated in the first Photo Plus Africa Expo and would like to extend our gratitude and appreciation for everyone who came to support us at our stand.  What a weekend it has been! It was great to see, old and current students, coming out in their numbers to support DPC and the photography industry.  We also would like to thank the organisers of Photo Plus Africa for a successful show and the opportunity to network with other industry leaders.


Our team of educators were well presented and hosted several talks and live demos of which we received amazing feedback from:

  • Danie Bester – Fine Art Photography 
  • Andre Badenhorst – Conceptual Photography
  • Warren James – Workflow
  • Bruna Nortje – Wildlife Photography
  • Robyn Prevost – Newborn Photography
  • John Onderstall – Macro Photography
  • Trompie Van Der Berg – Profoto Lighting
Photo Plus Africa

Admired in Africa Awards

admired in africa awards 2018

The highlight of the Expo was the Admired in Africa Awards ceremony which was held on the final afternoon. The Admired in Africa Awards was created to showcase the best Photographers and Cinematographers on the African continent in a wide variety of categories.

Danie Receives the Grand Master Award

The highlight of the ceremony was when DPC’s Founder and Chief, Danie Besterreceived the Admired in Africa Grand Master Award!

The Grand Master award is to acknowledge a photographer who is regarded by by their fellow photographers as a Master of Photography.  The recipient’s foremost distinction should be producing photography of the highest standard, and secondly, for their unselfish contribution to the photography community. 


Danie also received a Judges Award for his effort in judging the Fine Art Category. Well deserved Danie, we are proud to have you at the helm of DPC!

Grand Master Award Danie Bester

Admired in Africa | Category Winners


Our Students and Instructors shined brightly during the awards ceremony. We are extremely proud of their accomplishments. Here is a list of winners from each category:


Top 10 Overall

  • 1st Place: Junita Stroh (Student)
  • 2nd Place: Warren James (Instructor)
  • 7th Place: Antoinette Reinecke (Instructor)
  • 8th Place: Junita Stroh (Student)
  • 9th Place: Robyn Prevost (Instructor)


  • 2nd and 9th Place: Junita Stroh (Student)


  • 1st, 5th and 10th Place: Warren James (Instructor)


  • 4th Place: Warren James (Instructor)


  • 5th Place: Warren James (Instructor)
  • 7th and 9th Place: Alet Kotze (Student)

Toddlers and Kids

  • 2nd Place: Antoinette Reinecke (Instructor)


Bridal Portraits

  • 2nd Place: Alet Kotze (Student)

Groom Portraits

  • 4th Place: Alet Kotze (Student)


  • 2nd Place: Antoinette Reinecke (Instructor)
  • 6th and 7th Place: Alet Kotze (Student)


Top 10 Overall

  • 4th and 8th Place: Lerissa Kemp (Student)


  • 1st 3rd and 6th Place: Lerissa Kemp (Student)

Fresh 48

  • 2nd Place: Samantha Schroder (Student)
  • 5th and 6th Place: Lerissa Kemp (Student)


  • 9th Place: Robyn Prevost (Instructor)

Black & White

  • 2nd Place: Samantha Schroder