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Photo Critic Shot of the Month: July 2015

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!  


The story behind Koos’ image…

“We were travelling in KNP between Skukuza and Lower Sabi and I have decided to select certain settings (for higher speed action) on my camera before starting the trip. We saw the three warthogs running in the road ahead of us. I decided to stop to take a picture of them. I parked my vehicle a little skew in the road opened the window and focused on the biggest warthog. When I pushed the shutter of my camera I heard a noise and thought it was the little ones fighting with one other.

Soon I realised there was a different colour in my viewfinder. My camera was fortunately set on high-speed continuous shooting. There was a lot of action and when the leopard jumped on one of the little warthogs the other two warthogs ran past my car. I thought I was going to see a kill. The next moment the mother came running for behind my vehicle at full speed dropping her head and hit the leopard in the rib-cage. She turned around and hit the leopard again – so hard that the leopard dropped the Warthog she had caught. The mother chased the leopard from the road into a culvert next to the road. The warthogs ran away the leopard snarled at me run past the front of my vehicle and disappearing  in the bush


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About the Author:

Danie Bester
I am the founder of DPC and Photo Critic. I am married to Jenna, my high-school sweetheart for over two decades now and have two adult children, Mia-Daniel and Minnette. We live in Centurion, Pretoria. I am proud, yet humbled by how far we have come and what we have achieved in such a short time. Today DPC ranks under the foremost photography schools in South Africa and we've build a healthy community of photographers. The road has not always been easy but through a leap of faith and the grace of God, we have grown a small photography business to a successful training institute. Working as a commercial photographer and teaching a wide range of photography subjects, including; Portraiture, Studio lighting, Fine-art, Architecture and Food Photography has kept me fairly versatile. On a personal level, I pursue fine-art, travel, and landscape photography. I have recently been honoured, with my work being included in the Collectors Guide to Art and Artists in South Africa.

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